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Armorama.com is an interactive community with 72,686 registered users from all over the world. This site was built with the goal of providing a fun place for model builders to relax, share information and generally have a good time.With over 10,000 unique visitors daily and over 2 million page views every month, Armorama.com is one of the most active hobbyist sites on the Internet.

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!

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Armorama Staff

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 aircraft 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 interests from aircraft to armor and dioramas. In addition to being a Senior Editor on Armorama, 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!


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.


Adam Mann, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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Tat Baqui, NEWS WRITER, NEWS DESK
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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
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