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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.

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My Feature Articles

1.Hobby Boss EBR10AFVS ENGLISH
2.RAF HendonMUSEUMS & COLLECTIONS ENGLISH
3.Pegasus Models: NautilusSCIENCE FICTION ENGLISH
4.TankFest 2018ARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
5.Macro photography of scale modelsPHOTOGRAPHY/GRAPHICS ENGLISH
6.Muckleburgh Military CollectionARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
7.Transporting and Storing Your ModelsARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
8.Landkreuzer P1000 RatteTANKS ENGLISH
9.The Bolyai Model Competition and ExhibitionARMOR/AFV ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Benz MotorwagenBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
2.Vallejo Dust WashesBY VALLEJO ACRYLICS ENGLISH
3.AKinteractive True Metal PaintBY AK INTERACTIVE ENGLISH
4.Das Werk FuSE 62D “Würzburg”BY DAS WERK ENGLISH
5.Sho't MeteorBY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
6.ICM: 1/350 SMS MarkgrafBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
7.AMX-13/75BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
8.WaffentragerBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
9.Bulldog M41A1/A2BY ARMORY ENGLISH
10.Konig setBY TOM'S MODELWORKS ENGLISH
11.WEM: König class PE detailBY WHITE ENSIGN MODELS ENGLISH
12.Hungarian Armoured Troops BY KAGERO PUBLISHING ENGLISH
13.Artel W Miniatures: WitcherBY ENGLISH
14.V-4 Straussler BY DNEPROMODEL ENGLISH
15.Artel W Miniatures: AssassinBY ENGLISH
16.Chaos Hive BringerBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
17.Grim Skull MortarionBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
18.FV4005 Stage 2BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
19.1913 Ford SpeedsterBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
20.Tracked PantsirBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
21.M1A2 SEP BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
22.T-80UE MTBBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
23.E-75 with interioBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
24.T-55 mod 1963 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
25.Bundeswehr crewBY MINIART ENGLISH
26.Panzerfaust setBY MINIART ENGLISH
27.T-60 w T-30 turretBY MINIART ENGLISH
28.VK 72.01[K]BY ARMORY ENGLISH
29.T-60 light tankBY MINIART ENGLISH
30.E100 missile tankBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
31.Artel W Miniatures: InquisitorBY ENGLISH
32.1S91 SURN radarBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
33.AMX-40BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
34.Russian crew at rest BY MINIART ENGLISH
35.German Machine-gunsBY MINIART ENGLISH
36.Hanomag RL-20BY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
37.T-54-3 (mod 1951)BY MINIART ENGLISH
38.Pnz IV ausf. H.BY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
39.Railway trackBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
40.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
41.German SaloonBY MINIART ENGLISH
42.BergepantherBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
43.Pz.Kpfw. II LuchsBY ARMORY ENGLISH
44.AMX CDCBY SHARKIT ENGLISH
45.Railroad Poles and LampsBY MINIART ENGLISH
46.CafeBY MINIART ENGLISH
47.Jagdpanzer SU-85 (r) BY MINIART ENGLISH
48.T-54-2 no interior BY MINIART ENGLISH
49.T-54-1 Mod. 1947BY MINIART ENGLISH
50.T-54-1 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
51.Railway tractBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
52.Wine BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
53.Household Crockery & Glass SetBY MINIART ENGLISH
54.Rotten Plague RhinoBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
55.Glaeser Steyr CabrioBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
56.Object 279BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
57.Bat-Chat 25tBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
58.Luchs with addon armorBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
59.German Vehicle FittingsBY DAN TAYLOR MODELWORKS ENGLISH
60.LuchsBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
61.Champagne and Cognac BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
62.German Sitting CiviliansBY MINIART ENGLISH
63.US Soldiers at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
64.T54E1 tracksBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
65.T-34 Wafer-Type TracksBY MINIART ENGLISH
66.Telegraph PolesBY MINIART ENGLISH
67.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
68.SU-122 buildBY MINIART ENGLISH
69.Luchs with addon armorBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
70.C4-32 muleBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
71.SU-85 mid productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
72.SU-122 early productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
73.German Tank Crew refuellingBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
74.M56 Scorpion BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
75.T-44MBY MINIART ENGLISH
76.Armata T-14 tracks and wheelsBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
77.SU-122BY MINIART ENGLISH
78.Wheels for M113BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
79.T29 Heavy Tank model BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
80.T-44 Build ReviewBY MINIART ENGLISH
81.ARL-44BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
82.Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L LuchsBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
83.T-44 TankBY MINIART ENGLISH
84.US Armoured BulldozerBY MINIART ENGLISH
85.1K17 Szhatie BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
86.MS-1/T-18BY ARMORY ENGLISH
87.Pz.Kpfw. I. Ausf. F.BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
88.VK.18.01BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
89.Churchill Gun CarrierBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
90.T-72BBY ARMORY ENGLISH
91.VK 16.01 – Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf J BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
92.44m Tas Heavy TankBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
93.Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm BY CMK ENGLISH
94.Pz.Kpfw.VII BY ARMORY ENGLISH
95.Sd.Kfz.251/17 BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
96.SU100YBY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
97.Sd.Kfz.251/20 UHU ConversionBY CMK ENGLISH
98.MAZ 537G Late VersionBY ARMADA HOBBY ENGLISH
99.Pz.Kpfw.I TracksBY ARMORY ENGLISH
100.Sd.Kfz.251/21 “Drilling”BY CMK ENGLISH
101.Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf A/B BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
102.35M Light Tank CV-33BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
103.40M and 41M Turan BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
104.KV-5BY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
105.39.M CsabaBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
106.10.5cm ls FH auf GeschutzwagenBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
107.M26 Super PershingBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
108.Sd.Kfz.251/23 conversionBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
109.Toldi I & II BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
110.2cm “Schwebelafette”BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
111.Sd.Kfz 251D/R-35 conversion BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
112.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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