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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.

My Forum Posts (1990) [ Topics Started ]

My Gallery Photos (75)

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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.German SaloonBY MINIART ENGLISH
2.BergepantherBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
3.Pz.Kpfw. II LuchsBY ARMORY ENGLISH
4.AMX CDCBY SHARKIT ENGLISH
5.Railroad Poles and LampsBY MINIART ENGLISH
6.CafeBY MINIART ENGLISH
7.Jagdpanzer SU-85 (r) BY MINIART ENGLISH
8.T-54-2 no interior BY MINIART ENGLISH
9.T-54-1 Mod. 1947BY MINIART ENGLISH
10.T-54-1 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
11.Railway tractBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
12.Wine BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
13.Household Crockery & Glass SetBY MINIART ENGLISH
14.Rotten Plague RhinoBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
15.Glaeser Steyr CabrioBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
16.Object 279BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
17.Bat-Chat 25tBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
18.Luchs with addon armorBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
19.German Vehicle FittingsBY DAN TAYLOR MODELWORKS ENGLISH
20.LuchsBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
21.Champagne and Cognac BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
22.German Sitting CiviliansBY MINIART ENGLISH
23.US Soldiers at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
24.T54E1 tracksBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
25.T-34 Wafer-Type TracksBY MINIART ENGLISH
26.Telegraph PolesBY MINIART ENGLISH
27.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
28.SU-122 buildBY MINIART ENGLISH
29.Luchs with addon armorBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
30.C4-32 muleBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
31.SU-85 mid productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
32.SU-122 early productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
33.German Tank Crew refuellingBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
34.M56 Scorpion BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
35.T-44MBY MINIART ENGLISH
36.Armata T-14 tracks and wheelsBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
37.SU-122BY MINIART ENGLISH
38.Wheels for M113BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
39.T29 Heavy Tank model BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
40.T-44 Build ReviewBY MINIART ENGLISH
41.ARL-44BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
42.Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L LuchsBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
43.T-44 TankBY MINIART ENGLISH
44.US Armoured BulldozerBY MINIART ENGLISH
45.1K17 Szhatie BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
46.MS-1/T-18BY ARMORY ENGLISH
47.Pz.Kpfw. I. Ausf. F.BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
48.VK.18.01BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
49.Churchill Gun CarrierBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
50.T-72BBY ARMORY ENGLISH
51.VK 16.01 – Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf J BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
52.44m Tas Heavy TankBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
53.Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm BY CMK ENGLISH
54.Pz.Kpfw.VII BY ARMORY ENGLISH
55.Sd.Kfz.251/17 BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
56.SU100YBY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
57.Sd.Kfz.251/20 UHU ConversionBY CMK ENGLISH
58.MAZ 537G Late VersionBY ARMADA HOBBY ENGLISH
59.Pz.Kpfw.I TracksBY ARMORY ENGLISH
60.Sd.Kfz.251/21 “Drilling”BY CMK ENGLISH
61.Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf A/B BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
62.35M Light Tank CV-33BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
63.40M and 41M Turan BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
64.KV-5BY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
65.39.M CsabaBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
66.10.5cm ls FH auf GeschutzwagenBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
67.M26 Super PershingBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
68.Sd.Kfz.251/23 conversionBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
69.Toldi I & II BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
70.2cm “Schwebelafette”BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
71.Sd.Kfz 251D/R-35 conversion BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
72.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
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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