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Occupation: Biologist
Interests: Photography, reading, snorkeling, hiking...
CALLSIGN: 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.Sho't MeteorBY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
2.ICM: 1/350 SMS MarkgrafBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
3.AMX-13/75BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
4.WaffentragerBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
5.Bulldog M41A1/A2BY ARMORY ENGLISH
6.Konig setBY TOM'S MODELWORKS ENGLISH
7.WEM: König class PE detailBY WHITE ENSIGN MODELS ENGLISH
8.Hungarian Armoured Troops BY KAGERO PUBLISHING ENGLISH
9.Artel W Miniatures: WitcherBY ENGLISH
10.V-4 Straussler BY DNEPROMODEL ENGLISH
11.Artel W Miniatures: AssassinBY ENGLISH
12.Chaos Hive BringerBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
13.Grim Skull MortarionBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
14.FV4005 Stage 2BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
15.1913 Ford SpeedsterBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
16.Tracked PantsirBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
17.M1A2 SEP BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
18.T-80UE MTBBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
19.E-75 with interioBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
20.T-55 mod 1963 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
21.Bundeswehr crewBY MINIART ENGLISH
22.Panzerfaust setBY MINIART ENGLISH
23.T-60 w T-30 turretBY MINIART ENGLISH
24.VK 72.01[K]BY ARMORY ENGLISH
25.T-60 light tankBY MINIART ENGLISH
26.E100 missile tankBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
27.Artel W Miniatures: InquisitorBY ENGLISH
28.1S91 SURN radarBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
29.AMX-40BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
30.Russian crew at rest BY MINIART ENGLISH
31.German Machine-gunsBY MINIART ENGLISH
32.Hanomag RL-20BY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
33.T-54-3 (mod 1951)BY MINIART ENGLISH
34.Pnz IV ausf. H.BY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
35.Railway trackBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
36.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
37.German SaloonBY MINIART ENGLISH
38.BergepantherBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
39.Pz.Kpfw. II LuchsBY ARMORY ENGLISH
40.AMX CDCBY SHARKIT ENGLISH
41.Railroad Poles and LampsBY MINIART ENGLISH
42.CafeBY MINIART ENGLISH
43.Jagdpanzer SU-85 (r) BY MINIART ENGLISH
44.T-54-2 no interior BY MINIART ENGLISH
45.T-54-1 Mod. 1947BY MINIART ENGLISH
46.T-54-1 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
47.Railway tractBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
48.Wine BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
49.Household Crockery & Glass SetBY MINIART ENGLISH
50.Rotten Plague RhinoBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
51.Glaeser Steyr CabrioBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
52.Object 279BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
53.Bat-Chat 25tBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
54.Luchs with addon armorBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
55.German Vehicle FittingsBY DAN TAYLOR MODELWORKS ENGLISH
56.LuchsBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
57.Champagne and Cognac BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
58.German Sitting CiviliansBY MINIART ENGLISH
59.US Soldiers at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
60.T54E1 tracksBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
61.T-34 Wafer-Type TracksBY MINIART ENGLISH
62.Telegraph PolesBY MINIART ENGLISH
63.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
64.SU-122 buildBY MINIART ENGLISH
65.Luchs with addon armorBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
66.C4-32 muleBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
67.SU-85 mid productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
68.SU-122 early productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
69.German Tank Crew refuellingBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
70.M56 Scorpion BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
71.T-44MBY MINIART ENGLISH
72.Armata T-14 tracks and wheelsBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
73.SU-122BY MINIART ENGLISH
74.Wheels for M113BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
75.T29 Heavy Tank model BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
76.T-44 Build ReviewBY MINIART ENGLISH
77.ARL-44BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
78.Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L LuchsBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
79.T-44 TankBY MINIART ENGLISH
80.US Armoured BulldozerBY MINIART ENGLISH
81.1K17 Szhatie BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
82.MS-1/T-18BY ARMORY ENGLISH
83.Pz.Kpfw. I. Ausf. F.BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
84.VK.18.01BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
85.Churchill Gun CarrierBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
86.T-72BBY ARMORY ENGLISH
87.VK 16.01 – Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf J BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
88.44m Tas Heavy TankBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
89.Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm BY CMK ENGLISH
90.Pz.Kpfw.VII BY ARMORY ENGLISH
91.Sd.Kfz.251/17 BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
92.SU100YBY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
93.Sd.Kfz.251/20 UHU ConversionBY CMK ENGLISH
94.MAZ 537G Late VersionBY ARMADA HOBBY ENGLISH
95.Pz.Kpfw.I TracksBY ARMORY ENGLISH
96.Sd.Kfz.251/21 “Drilling”BY CMK ENGLISH
97.Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf A/B BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
98.35M Light Tank CV-33BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
99.40M and 41M Turan BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
100.KV-5BY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
101.39.M CsabaBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
102.10.5cm ls FH auf GeschutzwagenBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
103.M26 Super PershingBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
104.Sd.Kfz.251/23 conversionBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
105.Toldi I & II BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
106.2cm “Schwebelafette”BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
107.Sd.Kfz 251D/R-35 conversion BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
108.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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