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Occupation: Biologist
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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 (71)

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My Feature Articles

1.Muckleburgh Military CollectionARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
2.Transporting and Storing Your ModelsARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
3.Landkreuzer P1000 RatteTANKS ENGLISH
4.The Bolyai Model Competition and ExhibitionARMOR/AFV ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.E100 missile tankBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
2.Artel W Miniatures: InquisitorBY ENGLISH
3.1S91 SURN radarBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
4.AMX-40BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
5.Russian crew at rest BY MINIART ENGLISH
6.German Machine-gunsBY MINIART ENGLISH
7.Hanomag RL-20BY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
8.T-54-3 (mod 1951)BY MINIART ENGLISH
9.Pnz IV ausf. H.BY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
10.Railway trackBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
11.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
12.German SaloonBY MINIART ENGLISH
13.BergepantherBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
14.Pz.Kpfw. II LuchsBY ARMORY ENGLISH
15.AMX CDCBY SHARKIT ENGLISH
16.Railroad Poles and LampsBY MINIART ENGLISH
17.CafeBY MINIART ENGLISH
18.Jagdpanzer SU-85 (r) BY MINIART ENGLISH
19.T-54-2 no interior BY MINIART ENGLISH
20.T-54-1 Mod. 1947BY MINIART ENGLISH
21.T-54-1 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
22.Railway tractBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
23.Wine BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
24.Household Crockery & Glass SetBY MINIART ENGLISH
25.Rotten Plague RhinoBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
26.Glaeser Steyr CabrioBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
27.Object 279BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
28.Bat-Chat 25tBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
29.Luchs with addon armorBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
30.German Vehicle FittingsBY DAN TAYLOR MODELWORKS ENGLISH
31.LuchsBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
32.Champagne and Cognac BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
33.German Sitting CiviliansBY MINIART ENGLISH
34.US Soldiers at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
35.T54E1 tracksBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
36.T-34 Wafer-Type TracksBY MINIART ENGLISH
37.Telegraph PolesBY MINIART ENGLISH
38.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
39.SU-122 buildBY MINIART ENGLISH
40.Luchs with addon armorBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
41.C4-32 muleBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
42.SU-85 mid productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
43.SU-122 early productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
44.German Tank Crew refuellingBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
45.M56 Scorpion BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
46.T-44MBY MINIART ENGLISH
47.Armata T-14 tracks and wheelsBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
48.SU-122BY MINIART ENGLISH
49.Wheels for M113BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
50.T29 Heavy Tank model BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
51.T-44 Build ReviewBY MINIART ENGLISH
52.ARL-44BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
53.Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L LuchsBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
54.T-44 TankBY MINIART ENGLISH
55.US Armoured BulldozerBY MINIART ENGLISH
56.1K17 Szhatie BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
57.MS-1/T-18BY ARMORY ENGLISH
58.Pz.Kpfw. I. Ausf. F.BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
59.VK.18.01BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
60.Churchill Gun CarrierBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
61.T-72BBY ARMORY ENGLISH
62.VK 16.01 – Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf J BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
63.44m Tas Heavy TankBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
64.Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm BY CMK ENGLISH
65.Pz.Kpfw.VII BY ARMORY ENGLISH
66.Sd.Kfz.251/17 BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
67.SU100YBY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
68.Sd.Kfz.251/20 UHU ConversionBY CMK ENGLISH
69.MAZ 537G Late VersionBY ARMADA HOBBY ENGLISH
70.Pz.Kpfw.I TracksBY ARMORY ENGLISH
71.Sd.Kfz.251/21 “Drilling”BY CMK ENGLISH
72.Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf A/B BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
73.35M Light Tank CV-33BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
74.40M and 41M Turan BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
75.KV-5BY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
76.39.M CsabaBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
77.10.5cm ls FH auf GeschutzwagenBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
78.M26 Super PershingBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
79.Sd.Kfz.251/23 conversionBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
80.Toldi I & II BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
81.2cm “Schwebelafette”BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
82.Sd.Kfz 251D/R-35 conversion BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
83.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.
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).
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 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:
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.
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
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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