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Occupation: Biologist
Interests: Photography, reading, snorkeling, hiking...
Username: spongya

  



About spongya
I am a biologist by trade, and as a hobby I've been building scale models for the last twenty years. Recently I started to write reviews of the models I bought. These reviews are written from the point of view of an average model builder; hence the focus is on quality of the model, how easy it is to build it, how enjoyable the build is, rather than the absolute historical accuracy. (Although that too is important.) I write these reviews because it's a good way to share an interesting, lesser known model with the larger community, and it's a good practice in writing.

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My Gallery Photos (83)

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My Feature Articles

1.Hobby Boss EBR10AFVS ENGLISH
2.RAF HendonMUSEUMS & COLLECTIONS ENGLISH
3.Pegasus Models: Nautilus_SCIFI ENGLISH
4.TankFest 2018ARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
5.Macro photography of scale modelsPHOTOGRAPHY & WEB ENGLISH
6.Muckleburgh Military CollectionARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
7.Transporting and Storing Your ModelsARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
8.Landkreuzer P1000 RatteTANKS ENGLISH
9.The Bolyai Model Competition and ExhibitionARMOR/AFV ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Panther Ausf A BY TAKOM ENGLISH
2.Panther Ausf G interiorBY RYE FIELD MODEL ENGLISH
3.LeichttraktorBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
4.Panther Zimmerit DecalsBY MENG MODEL ENGLISH
5.AML-90BY TIGER MODEL ENGLISH
6.Benz MotorwagenBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
7.Vallejo Dust WashesBY VALLEJO ACRYLICS ENGLISH
8.AKinteractive True Metal PaintBY AK INTERACTIVE ENGLISH
9.Das Werk FuSE 62D “Würzburg”BY DAS WERK ENGLISH
10.Sho't MeteorBY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
11.ICM: 1/350 SMS MarkgrafBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
12.AMX-13/75BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
13.WaffentragerBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
14.Bulldog M41A1/A2BY ARMORY ENGLISH
15.Konig setBY TOM'S MODELWORKS ENGLISH
16.WEM: König class PE detailBY WHITE ENSIGN MODELS ENGLISH
17.Hungarian Armoured Troops BY KAGERO PUBLISHING ENGLISH
18.Artel W Miniatures: WitcherBY ENGLISH
19.V-4 Straussler BY DNEPROMODEL ENGLISH
20.Artel W Miniatures: AssassinBY ENGLISH
21.Chaos Hive BringerBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
22.Grim Skull MortarionBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
23.FV4005 Stage 2BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
24.1913 Ford SpeedsterBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
25.Tracked PantsirBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
26.M1A2 SEP BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
27.T-80UE MTBBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
28.E-75 with interioBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
29.T-55 mod 1963 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
30.Bundeswehr crewBY MINIART ENGLISH
31.Panzerfaust setBY MINIART ENGLISH
32.T-60 w T-30 turretBY MINIART ENGLISH
33.VK 72.01[K]BY ARMORY ENGLISH
34.T-60 light tankBY MINIART ENGLISH
35.E100 missile tankBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
36.Artel W Miniatures: InquisitorBY ENGLISH
37.1S91 SURN radarBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
38.AMX-40BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
39.Russian crew at rest BY MINIART ENGLISH
40.German Machine-gunsBY MINIART ENGLISH
41.Hanomag RL-20BY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
42.T-54-3 (mod 1951)BY MINIART ENGLISH
43.Pnz IV ausf. H.BY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
44.Railway trackBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
45.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
46.German SaloonBY MINIART ENGLISH
47.BergepantherBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
48.Pz.Kpfw. II LuchsBY ARMORY ENGLISH
49.AMX CDCBY SHARKIT ENGLISH
50.Railroad Poles and LampsBY MINIART ENGLISH
51.CafeBY MINIART ENGLISH
52.Jagdpanzer SU-85 (r) BY MINIART ENGLISH
53.T-54-2 no interior BY MINIART ENGLISH
54.T-54-1 Mod. 1947BY MINIART ENGLISH
55.T-54-1 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
56.Railway tractBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
57.Wine BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
58.Household Crockery & Glass SetBY MINIART ENGLISH
59.Rotten Plague RhinoBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
60.Glaeser Steyr CabrioBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
61.Object 279BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
62.Bat-Chat 25tBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
63.Luchs with addon armorBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
64.German Vehicle FittingsBY DAN TAYLOR MODELWORKS ENGLISH
65.LuchsBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
66.Champagne and Cognac BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
67.German Sitting CiviliansBY MINIART ENGLISH
68.US Soldiers at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
69.T54E1 tracksBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
70.T-34 Wafer-Type TracksBY MINIART ENGLISH
71.Telegraph PolesBY MINIART ENGLISH
72.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
73.SU-122 buildBY MINIART ENGLISH
74.Luchs with addon armorBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
75.C4-32 muleBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
76.SU-85 mid productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
77.SU-122 early productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
78.German Tank Crew refuellingBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
79.M56 Scorpion BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
80.T-44MBY MINIART ENGLISH
81.Armata T-14 tracks and wheelsBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
82.SU-122BY MINIART ENGLISH
83.Wheels for M113BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
84.T29 Heavy Tank model BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
85.T-44 Build ReviewBY MINIART ENGLISH
86.ARL-44BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
87.Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L LuchsBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
88.T-44 TankBY MINIART ENGLISH
89.US Armoured BulldozerBY MINIART ENGLISH
90.1K17 Szhatie BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
91.MS-1/T-18BY ARMORY ENGLISH
92.Pz.Kpfw. I. Ausf. F.BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
93.VK.18.01BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
94.Churchill Gun CarrierBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
95.T-72BBY ARMORY ENGLISH
96.VK 16.01 – Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf J BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
97.44m Tas Heavy TankBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
98.Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm BY CMK ENGLISH
99.Pz.Kpfw.VII BY ARMORY ENGLISH
100.Sd.Kfz.251/17 BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
101.SU100YBY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
102.Sd.Kfz.251/20 UHU ConversionBY CMK ENGLISH
103.MAZ 537G Late VersionBY ARMADA HOBBY ENGLISH
104.Pz.Kpfw.I TracksBY ARMORY ENGLISH
105.Sd.Kfz.251/21 “Drilling”BY CMK ENGLISH
106.Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf A/B BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
107.35M Light Tank CV-33BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
108.40M and 41M Turan BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
109.KV-5BY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
110.39.M CsabaBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
111.10.5cm ls FH auf GeschutzwagenBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
112.M26 Super PershingBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
113.Sd.Kfz.251/23 conversionBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
114.Toldi I & II BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
115.2cm “Schwebelafette”BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
116.Sd.Kfz 251D/R-35 conversion BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
117.Grab Handles and PE HingesBY GRIFFON MODEL ENGLISH

My Awards


1/48 Scale Campaign Ribbon: This award signifies that the bearer has successfully completed the 1/48 Scale Campaign on Armorama which lasted from September 2010 to February 2011.
150-Award:
500+ Campaign Award: The award is granted to everyone registered to the campaign that successfully finishes it (build is completed in time and an image is uploaded to the campaign gallery).
AA-Award:
Achtung Jabo! Campaign Ribbon: This ribbon signifies that this user completed the Achtung Jabo! Campaing
Armored Car Campaign Award: This award is given to all those who bravely complete the Armored Car Campaign
ARTY UP JOB WELL DON: This award signifies this person completed the Arty Up Campaign
Best of British Campaign Ribbon:
Blitzkrieg 3: Italy: This award signifies this person completed the
Braille Battlefield Award: This award signifies the person that receives it has completed the requirements of the Braille Battlefield Campaign. The symbolism of the award is that the 'BB' is not only an acronym for the campaign name but also a small weapon projectile; thereby small scale. The arrows represent unit movement as might appear on a military map.
Build A Tool: Award for those who completed the Build a tool campaign.
Cold War Campaign Award: This award signifies this person completed the Cold War Campaign
Crouching Armor, Puffing Dragon Award: This award is given to the fiery souls who completed the Trial by Fire by building a flamethrowing vehicle. Made them burn we did!
Figures of 40K: This award signifies a successfu  completion of the Figures of 40K campaign held on Historicus Forma between 1 August and 31 October 2007.
get the job done:
get the job done:
Greatest Ever Modern Tank Award: Upon completion of this campaign, you will be decorated with Armorama's Greatest Ever Award. This award is given to the selected few that has shown dedication and effort in completing a campaign that is dedicated to the greatest ever tanks that are in active duty today.
Guardian Angle: This ribbon signifies the user completed the Guardian Angle helicopter group build.
Heart of Gold:
Hot Out of the Molds 2019 ribbon: This ribbon signifies that the recipient completed the Hot Out of the Molds 2019 campaign.
Hot out of the Molds I ribbon:
Killer KVs: This award signifies this person completed the Killer KVs Campaign
KV campaign pt. 2: All those who finish the campaign within the rules and regs will receive this award. Only one award per person will be given.
Meow Campaign: Iron cross 2nd class ribbon with a black cat on the center red section
Minimize ribbon: The minimize ribbon is awarded to those who successfully completed the minimize campaign.
Of Wheels and Tracks Award:
Over The Top award ribbon: Award blue black white and gold bands
Panzer IV Award:
Purple Heart Award: Upon completion of this campaign, you will be decorated with Armorama's Purple Heart Award. This award is given to the selected few that has shown dedication and effort in completing a campaign that is dedicated to soldiers of past and present who have sustained injuries of all sorts and lived to tell about it.
Red Star Award:
Resin Award:
Resin II 2018:
Rockets and Missiles - 2006: This award is presented the brave 11 individuals who successfully completed the 2006 Rockets and Missiles Campaign.
Russian Big and Beefy Campaign: This award signifies this person completed the 2006 Russian
Self Propelled Indirect Fire Campaign Ribbon: This ribbon denotes the successful completion of model for the Self Propelled Indirect Fire Campaign.
Sniper Campaign Award: This signifies that this person has completed the fourth Sniper Campaign
Stalin's Armor - Any Scale OK:
Targets Shoot Back: This award signifies this person completed the
The Anything that I Wanted For a Change Ribbon: This recipient built just what they wanted to...
Tiger Specialist: This medal will be awarded when you complete the Tiger Tank Campaign
TV & Movie MIssion: This award signifies this person completed the
UB Award:
Under New Management:
What The Flak? Campaign Ribbon:
Wheels Participant Award: This award signifies participation in the Wheels and Tires Campaign
White Eagle Campaign Ribbon: This award will be awarded to those who succesfully complete this  (The White Eagle) Campaign
Winner of the vote for Vietnam ribbon:
Workhorses Campaign:
World Of Tanks Award:
WoT Award:
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