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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.

My Modeling Review 2017

Well, this year has been crazy. I started two new jobs, got to know incredible people, went to Telford for the first time... so when I started compiling the list of builds I got done this year I was convinced it would be a rather short one. Yea[...]

iModeler Awards – November

Once again it's time for the editorial review of the last month's highlights. 202 new entries were posted to the Headlines in November, prompting no less than 2,684 comments and a record-breaking 122,674 individual article views. The jury thi[...]

Thunder Model 1/35 Scammell Pioneer Tank Transporter – Build Review, Part 2

As usual, there are a couple of subassemblies which need to be built up and painted before proceeding any further – in our case this will be the engine, the cab interior, the winch, and the trailer mount. Engine assembly is straight forward w[...]

Thunder Model 1/35 Scammell Pioneer Tank Transporter – Build Review, Part 1

Last weekend I visited Scale Modelworld at Telford for the first time ever. Together with Martin (@editor) we roamed the halls, took in all the wonderful work on display, and in between all the “ohs” and “ahs” I had time to chat with Libor fr[...]

Scale Modelworld 2017 – Club Displays and SIG’s

This year's show featured an incredible number of displays - according to the SMW website, 85 SIG's, 94 IPMS branches and 27 clubs from 15 different countries participated! With such a huge amount of displays it is almost impossible to cover the[...]

Let’s Talk About Weathering.

Last weekend I had the chance to take a closer look at the preparations for a military parade. My hometown is the location of world’s oldest military academy, and every year in September a new batch of officers gets commissioned into the Austri[...]

The iModeler Store has Landed!

Dear all, Some time ago we announced that iModeler would become a startup company, and your incredibly positive reactions included calls for T-Shirts and other garment. Well, a couple of weeks have passed since, weeks we have spent drawing desi[...]

Miniart 1/35 T-54B Early Production – Build Review, Part 3

As with the rest of this kit, this is a very intricate assembly with lots of parts. What you end up with, however, is an articulating suspension, which makes it ideal for dioramas. As mentioned before, you have the choice between two differen[...]

AFV Club 1/35 M1126 Stryker

One of my stranger habits is to bring back a kit from every city trip I undertake. I usually do some looking around on the web to see if there is a proper hobby shop in the city I am about to visit, trying to sneak a visit into the trip’s sched[...]

Miniart 1/35 T-54B Early Production – Build Review, Part 2

After we took a look at what’s in the box it is time to start building. But before you dive into the maze of sprues, I would suggest some preparatory work: - Take your Tamiya Tape and stick some of it to every sprue, labeling it with the accord[...]