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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.

iModeler Review- Tamiya 1/35 Wespe “Italian Front”

As they so often do, Tamiya last month released a new kit without making too much fuzz about it. I must admit I like their low-key approach to new products, without the hype, teasers and dramatic videos with which some companies like to enterta[...]

Trumpeter 1/35 BTR-70 – And Why I Cannot Take The Blame For It

The other day it dawned on me I had not posted anything finished in quite some time. This is in part because - well, life and things, in part it is because I have not really finished anything to an extent I was entirely happy with. Which is we[...]

Thunder Model Scammell Pioneer Heavy Artillery Tractor R100 – Build Review, Part 1

Following their splendid Scammell Tank Transporter (reviewed ), Thunder Model recently released two additional variants of this iconic British truck – the SV/2S recovery tractor and the R100 Heavy artillery tractor. With the upcoming release of[...]

iModeler April Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during April. It was an excellent month, with 156 new entries adorning the headlines of iModeler during the period, prompting [...]

iModeler March Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during March. March was an excellent month, with 169 new entries adorning the headlines of iModeler during the period, prompti[...]

iModeler Review: Trumpeter 1/35 Tiger I late w/Zimmerit (09540) – Part 2

Building the kit is very straight forward – after all, the Tiger is more or less a box with some doodads attached to it. I followed the first steps of the instructions and attached the swing arms and the final drive plates. These plates will [...]

iModeler February Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during February. February was an excellent month, with 150 new entries adorning the headlines of iModeler during the period, p[...]

iModeler Review: Trumpeter 1/35 Tiger I late w/Zimmerit (09540) – Part 1

Let’s face it: The Tiger I has to be one of the most kitted tanks in the history of scale modeling. A quick check on the interwebs shows the impressive number of 96 different kits from at least 14 different manufacturers, and we are only talk[...]

iModeler January Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during January. January was a busy month, with 103 new entries adorning the headlines of iModeler during the period, prompting[...]

Thunder Model Scammell Pioneer Tank Transporter – Build Review, Part 3

As usually, I started by gluing all the multi-part assemblies to speed up the process of seam filling and not have to wait for filler to dry later on. There are quite some seams to deal with, but as fit is very good all filling could be done [...]