This site promotes a friendly and open forum for users to share their know-how, and also discover ways to build more satisfying models. We are also very interested in helping our hobby continue well into the 21st century. To that end we want to help foster a place where both beginners and experts can feel at home.
We are always looking for feedback and help. If you feel you have something to contribute please do. Please remember that this site is not about the techniques or opinions of any one individual, or even a small group, but the collected experience and opinions of the larger community involved. We want you to be a part of that community!
|Darren Baker, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF|
Darren has been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point he is at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, he has had lots of opportunities to see military hardware from many different nations close up on an almost daily basis, and is lucky enough to live right next to the home of the Empire Test Pilots School.
|Carlos Martin, MANAGING EDITOR, NEWS DESK|
Carlos entered the modelling world in the late seventies and for the next ten years he built everything at hand, from WWII aircraft to wooden ships. Over that time he discovered that it was better to cut the parts than twist them, and that models could be painted after built. He returned on the late nineties, now focused in German WWII armour, and found a whole new world of photo etch, resin, aluminium... and weathering products. Always (vainly) looking for the perfect technique that produces wonderful finishes with little effort, his modelling output would be larger if it was not for the time spent reading modelling and history books, and surfing internet.
|Mario Matijasic, SENIOR EDITOR|
Mario Matijasic (Maki) comes from Zagreb, Croatia. He started modeling at an early age with airplanes being in the focus of his interests. After that came a more serious modeling phase with 1/35 scale vehicles, figures and vignettes. Mario is a member of a local modeling club (MK Grunf) and likes to spend time with his clubmates; sometimes modeling, more often just enjoying a beer.
Mario joined Armorama at the very beginnings of Kitmaker Network. His staff career started on Historicus Forma Modeling, but after couple of years he joined the ranks of Armorama staff as Senior Editor.
|Engin Kayral, SENIOR EDITOR|
As the young son of a modeling Air Force colonel, Engin started modelling aircrafts at 8 years old. After donating more than 60 aircraft models to the TuAF Air Traffic Control Training Labs when he was 25, Engin changed genre to armor and dioramas. As a medical doctor, Engin's close relation to human anatomy, as well as his personal interest in converting figures, saw him focus his hobby on figures.
Engin joined Armorama in December 2001. In addition to being Senior Editor for Historicus Forma Modeling, Engin is also the Editor of Turkorama (Turkish Community Forum). Engin lives in Izmir on Turkey's Aegean coast with his wife and 2 sons.
|Tom Cromwell, ASSOCIATE EDITOR|
Model-builder, father, husband, archaeologist, surveyor, in roughly that order - Tom has been building kits since the 1970s. His interests are varied, but now it is mainly trains (Long Island Rail Road, a Pennsy sub) and of course armour. Shermans are a specialty!
|Adie Roberts, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, ASSOCIATE EDITORS|
Adie Roberts spent a number of years within the emergency services first as a firefighter later taking on a paramedic role before having to quit his job due to a disablement. He has been modelling most of his life including some modelling work for Tv and film. His hobbies include fishing and has a passion for falconry having done many falconry displays around the UK. Building dioramas are one of his favoured modelling passions, especially seascapes, ships, boats and flying boats. He also does make a lot of armour kits especially IDF. He lives in the New Forest in the UK with his partner Jade, their dog Sasha and various other animals.
|Colin Key, ASSOCIATE EDITOR|
Colin started modelling with cars and planes as a young child then moved into armour by rebuilding his older brothers motorized Tamiya Tiger II and winning a model contest with it at age 12. He continued modelling into his teens until university and other distractions got in the way, resuming the hobby late 2013 after an almost 30 year hiatus. He builds mostly WWII armour and the occasional aircraft.
|Tat Baqui, NEWS WRITER, NEWS DESK|
|John Pereira, CAMPAIGNS ADMINISTRATOR, COMMUNITY|
John has discovered modeling by a friend's father who had dozens of WWII fighters and some great WWII Armour Dioramas. When moving to Belgium in the 80's he discovered Verlinden's books and got hooked. During the 90's I got away from modeling for several years. But now there's always something at the bench or gathering dust on a shelve....Armour or Aircraft. John has worked in several different areas, from Web Design to Pharmaceutical Marketing.
|Roman Volchenkov, ASSOCIATE EDITOR|