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@raikisan Boris Rakic

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43 years of age, 36 of which I spent glueing plastic parts together. Living near Vienna, Austria. Military history buff, mainly US since the 20th century.
Built tanks and vehicles exclusively for all but 20 years, got into planes and then ships. And sooner or later will attempt to paint figures without sucking at it. Yeah…
Have been working in advertising and web design my whole career, I recently switched from producing stuff to teaching stuff, training people in the fields of project management and teamwork.

Takom 1/72 V-2 Rocket, Hanomag SS100, Meilerwagen

I always enjoy the videos on PLASMOS's Youtube channel, and they provide lots of ideas on how to finish your models. His latest video is a very nice review and video build of Takom's V-2 and its tractor.

8,000 Articles on iModeler!

On November 4th, 2012, the first article was posted by a member of our community - and quite fittingly for the iModeler logo, it was an article about the Spitfire. Fast forward to today, we just reached our 8,000th article. There is so much on[...]

iModeler Review: AFV Club 1/35 M54A2 5-ton Truck (35300) – Part 1

AFV Club seems to have a knack for the “unsung heroes” of military hardware. The very first full kit they released back in the 90s was the M730 Chaparral, an anti-air missile system based on the M548 tracked cargo carrier. Talk about esoteric.[...]

iModeler Review – Foldable Photo Booth 40x40cm / 16×16″

Let’s be honest – we all love to look at beautiful pictures of scale models. No matter if online or in a print magazine, the overall looks, the colors and the detail we see in well-made photographs leave us inspired and full of ideas for our ow[...]

Hobby Boss 1/35 M911 C-HET, Part 3 – The Trailer

The M747 trailer is, by its very nature, a rather simple looking piece of equipment. As the name “flat-bed” already suggests, we have to deal with something, well flat. And therefore possibly boring. Having found the Technical Manual online and[...]

iModeler July Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during July. First and foremost, July was an incredibly hot month for most of our members. Spending the days in an ice-filled [...]

Hobby Boss 1/35 M911 C-HET, Part 2 – The Tractor

When building such a massive kit, I usually start with some preparation. Labeling the sprue bags and sprues with large letters to make it easier to find them, and going over the instructions to identify parts and subassemblies which need filler[...]

iModeler Review – Meng 1/35 Jagdpanther Ausf. G1

After its announcement last year, Meng finally released their new Jagdpanther in 35th scale. The subject choice does not come as a huge surprise, seeing as the last new tooling of this vehicle is Dragon’s 2007 kit – and Meng has already release[...]

iModeler Review – Hobby Boss 1/35 M911 C-HET

At the end of 2017, both Meng and Hobby Boss announced upcoming releases of the same mammoth vehicle – the M911 Commercial Heavy Equipment Transporter, or C-HET. Granted, we have seen more and more of the big trucks come out lately, but this on[...]

iModeler May Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted on this site during May. It was an very good month, with 158 new entries adorning the headlines of iModeler during the period, prompting an[...]