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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.AMX-13/75BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
2.WaffentragerBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
3.Bulldog M41A1/A2BY ARMORY ENGLISH
4.Konig setBY TOM'S MODELWORKS ENGLISH
5.WEM: König class PE detailBY WHITE ENSIGN MODELS ENGLISH
6.Hungarian Armoured Troops BY KAGERO PUBLISHING ENGLISH
7.Artel W Miniatures: WitcherBY ENGLISH
8.V-4 Straussler BY DNEPROMODEL ENGLISH
9.Artel W Miniatures: AssassinBY ENGLISH
10.Chaos Hive BringerBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
11.Grim Skull MortarionBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
12.FV4005 Stage 2BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
13.1913 Ford SpeedsterBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
14.Tracked PantsirBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
15.M1A2 SEP BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
16.T-80UE MTBBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
17.E-75 with interioBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
18.T-55 mod 1963 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
19.Bundeswehr crewBY MINIART ENGLISH
20.Panzerfaust setBY MINIART ENGLISH
21.T-60 w T-30 turretBY MINIART ENGLISH
22.VK 72.01[K]BY ARMORY ENGLISH
23.T-60 light tankBY MINIART ENGLISH
24.E100 missile tankBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
25.Artel W Miniatures: InquisitorBY ENGLISH
26.1S91 SURN radarBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
27.AMX-40BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
28.Russian crew at rest BY MINIART ENGLISH
29.German Machine-gunsBY MINIART ENGLISH
30.Hanomag RL-20BY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
31.T-54-3 (mod 1951)BY MINIART ENGLISH
32.Pnz IV ausf. H.BY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
33.Railway trackBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
34.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
35.German SaloonBY MINIART ENGLISH
36.BergepantherBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
37.Pz.Kpfw. II LuchsBY ARMORY ENGLISH
38.AMX CDCBY SHARKIT ENGLISH
39.Railroad Poles and LampsBY MINIART ENGLISH
40.CafeBY MINIART ENGLISH
41.Jagdpanzer SU-85 (r) BY MINIART ENGLISH
42.T-54-2 no interior BY MINIART ENGLISH
43.T-54-1 Mod. 1947BY MINIART ENGLISH
44.T-54-1 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
45.Railway tractBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
46.Wine BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
47.Household Crockery & Glass SetBY MINIART ENGLISH
48.Rotten Plague RhinoBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
49.Glaeser Steyr CabrioBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
50.Object 279BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
51.Bat-Chat 25tBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
52.Luchs with addon armorBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
53.German Vehicle FittingsBY DAN TAYLOR MODELWORKS ENGLISH
54.LuchsBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
55.Champagne and Cognac BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
56.German Sitting CiviliansBY MINIART ENGLISH
57.US Soldiers at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
58.T54E1 tracksBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
59.T-34 Wafer-Type TracksBY MINIART ENGLISH
60.Telegraph PolesBY MINIART ENGLISH
61.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
62.SU-122 buildBY MINIART ENGLISH
63.Luchs with addon armorBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
64.C4-32 muleBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
65.SU-85 mid productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
66.SU-122 early productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
67.German Tank Crew refuellingBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
68.M56 Scorpion BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
69.T-44MBY MINIART ENGLISH
70.Armata T-14 tracks and wheelsBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
71.SU-122BY MINIART ENGLISH
72.Wheels for M113BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
73.T29 Heavy Tank model BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
74.T-44 Build ReviewBY MINIART ENGLISH
75.ARL-44BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
76.Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L LuchsBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
77.T-44 TankBY MINIART ENGLISH
78.US Armoured BulldozerBY MINIART ENGLISH
79.1K17 Szhatie BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
80.MS-1/T-18BY ARMORY ENGLISH
81.Pz.Kpfw. I. Ausf. F.BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
82.VK.18.01BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
83.Churchill Gun CarrierBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
84.T-72BBY ARMORY ENGLISH
85.VK 16.01 – Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf J BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
86.44m Tas Heavy TankBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
87.Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm BY CMK ENGLISH
88.Pz.Kpfw.VII BY ARMORY ENGLISH
89.Sd.Kfz.251/17 BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
90.SU100YBY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
91.Sd.Kfz.251/20 UHU ConversionBY CMK ENGLISH
92.MAZ 537G Late VersionBY ARMADA HOBBY ENGLISH
93.Pz.Kpfw.I TracksBY ARMORY ENGLISH
94.Sd.Kfz.251/21 “Drilling”BY CMK ENGLISH
95.Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf A/B BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
96.35M Light Tank CV-33BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
97.40M and 41M Turan BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
98.KV-5BY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
99.39.M CsabaBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
100.10.5cm ls FH auf GeschutzwagenBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
101.M26 Super PershingBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
102.Sd.Kfz.251/23 conversionBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
103.Toldi I & II BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
104.2cm “Schwebelafette”BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
105.Sd.Kfz 251D/R-35 conversion BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
106.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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