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@michel-verschuere Michel Verschuere

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I’ve had modelling as a hobby practically continuously since I was 8 years old. My first model was an F16 I got from my father at the age of 6. After a few years, I started to build models myself, developing skills on the go. I have no particular preference for the model type, as long as there is an interesting history to it. The constant interplay between technical skills, history and satisfaction-after-the-build is what I like about this great hobby.

2nd Build Report M107 175mm Mechanized Howitzer

Setting: I reported earlier on the build and post-detailing of this Tamiya-Italeri kit out of the seventies. This build also suffered delays because of my workbench being unavailable for months due to refurbishment works in my home. The prospe[...]

Hobby Boss PzKpfw I Ausf. C in 1:35, with Diorama

Some history: This kit was launched by Hobby Boss in 2010 and is not the most recent version for the light German tank PzKpfw I (Panzer Kampfwagen) available from this kit manufacturer. The kit is well detailed with numerous small plastic piece[...]

Tamiya Miniatures German Machine Gun Crew on Maneuver in 1:35, with Diorama

Some history: This kit dates back from the mid-nineties of the last century. I actually purchased it on e-bay as I like to adopt kits from someone else's stash and then give them a second life. The kit contains five figures comprising a standa[...]

M107 175mm Mechanized Howitzer (Tamiya-Italeri) 1:35

Some history: This kit dates back from the seventies but has been reboxed and retooled by Tamiya recently. There are some kit add-ons and three figures. I was intrigued by the story of these massive L/60 Howitzers during the siege of Khe Sanh in[...]

Dragon Sd. Kfz. 184 Ferdinand in 1:35

Some history: I bought this particular older kit (# 6133 dated 2001) out of the stash from another modeller in Germany. The Ferdinand was a formidable tank hunter embedded into the German Panzer Divisions during WWII. It was featured of the hi[...]

Dragon Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf. E in 1:35

Some history: I bought this particular kit (# 9040 dated 1997) out of the stash from another modeller in Belgium, together with an Early Tiger I Academy kit, which I posted on here too. The Panzer III formed the backbone of the German Panzerwaff[...]

Tiger I (Early version, Academy, 1:35) of the 2nd SS Panzer Corps at Kursk, Russia, 1943

Some history: I bought this particular kit out of the stash from another modeller in Belgium, together with a Pz. III E (Dragon) which I will post on later. It features the early version of the infamous Tiger tank that granted the German panze[...]

Tamiya Typ. 82 Kübelwagen in 1:35

Some history: When strolling the streets of Berlin, I purchased this well-known kit in 1:35 for the Volkswagen Typ. 82 Kübelwagen for about 12 EUR. This was the standard light vehicle for the German army in WWII and its chassis became the basis[...]