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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 Feature Articles

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

My Reviews

1.Vallejo Dust WashesBY VALLEJO ACRYLICS ENGLISH
2.AKinteractive True Metal PaintBY AK INTERACTIVE ENGLISH
3.Das Werk FuSE 62D “Würzburg”BY DAS WERK ENGLISH
4.Sho't MeteorBY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
5.ICM: 1/350 SMS MarkgrafBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
6.AMX-13/75BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
7.WaffentragerBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
8.Bulldog M41A1/A2BY ARMORY ENGLISH
9.Konig setBY TOM'S MODELWORKS ENGLISH
10.WEM: König class PE detailBY WHITE ENSIGN MODELS ENGLISH
11.Hungarian Armoured Troops BY KAGERO PUBLISHING ENGLISH
12.Artel W Miniatures: WitcherBY ENGLISH
13.V-4 Straussler BY DNEPROMODEL ENGLISH
14.Artel W Miniatures: AssassinBY ENGLISH
15.Chaos Hive BringerBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
16.Grim Skull MortarionBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
17.FV4005 Stage 2BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
18.1913 Ford SpeedsterBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
19.Tracked PantsirBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
20.M1A2 SEP BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
21.T-80UE MTBBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
22.E-75 with interioBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
23.T-55 mod 1963 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
24.Bundeswehr crewBY MINIART ENGLISH
25.Panzerfaust setBY MINIART ENGLISH
26.T-60 w T-30 turretBY MINIART ENGLISH
27.VK 72.01[K]BY ARMORY ENGLISH
28.T-60 light tankBY MINIART ENGLISH
29.E100 missile tankBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
30.Artel W Miniatures: InquisitorBY ENGLISH
31.1S91 SURN radarBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
32.AMX-40BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
33.Russian crew at rest BY MINIART ENGLISH
34.German Machine-gunsBY MINIART ENGLISH
35.Hanomag RL-20BY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
36.T-54-3 (mod 1951)BY MINIART ENGLISH
37.Pnz IV ausf. H.BY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
38.Railway trackBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
39.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
40.German SaloonBY MINIART ENGLISH
41.BergepantherBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
42.Pz.Kpfw. II LuchsBY ARMORY ENGLISH
43.AMX CDCBY SHARKIT ENGLISH
44.Railroad Poles and LampsBY MINIART ENGLISH
45.CafeBY MINIART ENGLISH
46.Jagdpanzer SU-85 (r) BY MINIART ENGLISH
47.T-54-2 no interior BY MINIART ENGLISH
48.T-54-1 Mod. 1947BY MINIART ENGLISH
49.T-54-1 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
50.Railway tractBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
51.Wine BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
52.Household Crockery & Glass SetBY MINIART ENGLISH
53.Rotten Plague RhinoBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
54.Glaeser Steyr CabrioBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
55.Object 279BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
56.Bat-Chat 25tBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
57.Luchs with addon armorBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
58.German Vehicle FittingsBY DAN TAYLOR MODELWORKS ENGLISH
59.LuchsBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
60.Champagne and Cognac BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
61.German Sitting CiviliansBY MINIART ENGLISH
62.US Soldiers at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
63.T54E1 tracksBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
64.T-34 Wafer-Type TracksBY MINIART ENGLISH
65.Telegraph PolesBY MINIART ENGLISH
66.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
67.SU-122 buildBY MINIART ENGLISH
68.Luchs with addon armorBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
69.C4-32 muleBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
70.SU-85 mid productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
71.SU-122 early productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
72.German Tank Crew refuellingBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
73.M56 Scorpion BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
74.T-44MBY MINIART ENGLISH
75.Armata T-14 tracks and wheelsBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
76.SU-122BY MINIART ENGLISH
77.Wheels for M113BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
78.T29 Heavy Tank model BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
79.T-44 Build ReviewBY MINIART ENGLISH
80.ARL-44BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
81.Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L LuchsBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
82.T-44 TankBY MINIART ENGLISH
83.US Armoured BulldozerBY MINIART ENGLISH
84.1K17 Szhatie BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
85.MS-1/T-18BY ARMORY ENGLISH
86.Pz.Kpfw. I. Ausf. F.BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
87.VK.18.01BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
88.Churchill Gun CarrierBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
89.T-72BBY ARMORY ENGLISH
90.VK 16.01 – Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf J BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
91.44m Tas Heavy TankBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
92.Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm BY CMK ENGLISH
93.Pz.Kpfw.VII BY ARMORY ENGLISH
94.Sd.Kfz.251/17 BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
95.SU100YBY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
96.Sd.Kfz.251/20 UHU ConversionBY CMK ENGLISH
97.MAZ 537G Late VersionBY ARMADA HOBBY ENGLISH
98.Pz.Kpfw.I TracksBY ARMORY ENGLISH
99.Sd.Kfz.251/21 “Drilling”BY CMK ENGLISH
100.Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf A/B BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
101.35M Light Tank CV-33BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
102.40M and 41M Turan BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
103.KV-5BY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
104.39.M CsabaBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
105.10.5cm ls FH auf GeschutzwagenBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
106.M26 Super PershingBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
107.Sd.Kfz.251/23 conversionBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
108.Toldi I & II BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
109.2cm “Schwebelafette”BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
110.Sd.Kfz 251D/R-35 conversion BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
111.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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