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  Budapest, Hungary

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 (2196) [ Topics Started ]

My Gallery Photos (79)

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My Feature Articles

1.TankFest 2018ARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
2.Macro photography of scale modelsPHOTOGRAPHY/GRAPHICS ENGLISH
3.Muckleburgh Military CollectionARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
4.Transporting and Storing Your ModelsARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
5.Landkreuzer P1000 RatteTANKS ENGLISH
6.The Bolyai Model Competition and ExhibitionARMOR/AFV ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Artel W Miniatures: AssassinBY ENGLISH
2.Chaos Hive BringerBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
3.Grim Skull MortarionBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
4.FV4005 Stage 2BY ACE MODEL ENGLISH
5.1913 Ford SpeedsterBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
6.Tracked PantsirBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
7.M1A2 SEP BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
8.T-80UE MTBBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
9.E-75 with interioBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
10.T-55 mod 1963 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
11.Bundeswehr crewBY MINIART ENGLISH
12.Panzerfaust setBY MINIART ENGLISH
13.T-60 w T-30 turretBY MINIART ENGLISH
14.VK 72.01[K]BY ARMORY ENGLISH
15.T-60 light tankBY MINIART ENGLISH
16.E100 missile tankBY MODELCOLLECT ENGLISH
17.Artel W Miniatures: InquisitorBY ENGLISH
18.1S91 SURN radarBY W-MODEL ENGLISH
19.AMX-40BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
20.Russian crew at rest BY MINIART ENGLISH
21.German Machine-gunsBY MINIART ENGLISH
22.Hanomag RL-20BY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
23.T-54-3 (mod 1951)BY MINIART ENGLISH
24.Pnz IV ausf. H.BY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
25.Railway trackBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
26.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
27.German SaloonBY MINIART ENGLISH
28.BergepantherBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
29.Pz.Kpfw. II LuchsBY ARMORY ENGLISH
30.AMX CDCBY SHARKIT ENGLISH
31.Railroad Poles and LampsBY MINIART ENGLISH
32.CafeBY MINIART ENGLISH
33.Jagdpanzer SU-85 (r) BY MINIART ENGLISH
34.T-54-2 no interior BY MINIART ENGLISH
35.T-54-1 Mod. 1947BY MINIART ENGLISH
36.T-54-1 interiorBY MINIART ENGLISH
37.Railway tractBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
38.Wine BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
39.Household Crockery & Glass SetBY MINIART ENGLISH
40.Rotten Plague RhinoBY GRIM SKULL MINIATURES ENGLISH
41.Glaeser Steyr CabrioBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
42.Object 279BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
43.Bat-Chat 25tBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
44.Luchs with addon armorBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
45.German Vehicle FittingsBY DAN TAYLOR MODELWORKS ENGLISH
46.LuchsBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
47.Champagne and Cognac BottlesBY MINIART ENGLISH
48.German Sitting CiviliansBY MINIART ENGLISH
49.US Soldiers at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
50.T54E1 tracksBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
51.T-34 Wafer-Type TracksBY MINIART ENGLISH
52.Telegraph PolesBY MINIART ENGLISH
53.Railway Track PlusBY MINIART ENGLISH
54.SU-122 buildBY MINIART ENGLISH
55.Luchs with addon armorBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
56.C4-32 muleBY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
57.SU-85 mid productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
58.SU-122 early productionBY MINIART ENGLISH
59.German Tank Crew refuellingBY MILICAST MODELS ENGLISH
60.M56 Scorpion BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
61.T-44MBY MINIART ENGLISH
62.Armata T-14 tracks and wheelsBY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
63.SU-122BY MINIART ENGLISH
64.Wheels for M113BY OKB GRIGOROV ENGLISH
65.T29 Heavy Tank model BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
66.T-44 Build ReviewBY MINIART ENGLISH
67.ARL-44BY CROMWELL MODELS ENGLISH
68.Pz. Kpfw II Ausf L LuchsBY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
69.T-44 TankBY MINIART ENGLISH
70.US Armoured BulldozerBY MINIART ENGLISH
71.1K17 Szhatie BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
72.MS-1/T-18BY ARMORY ENGLISH
73.Pz.Kpfw. I. Ausf. F.BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
74.VK.18.01BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
75.Churchill Gun CarrierBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
76.T-72BBY ARMORY ENGLISH
77.VK 16.01 – Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf J BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
78.44m Tas Heavy TankBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
79.Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm BY CMK ENGLISH
80.Pz.Kpfw.VII BY ARMORY ENGLISH
81.Sd.Kfz.251/17 BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
82.SU100YBY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
83.Sd.Kfz.251/20 UHU ConversionBY CMK ENGLISH
84.MAZ 537G Late VersionBY ARMADA HOBBY ENGLISH
85.Pz.Kpfw.I TracksBY ARMORY ENGLISH
86.Sd.Kfz.251/21 “Drilling”BY CMK ENGLISH
87.Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf A/B BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
88.35M Light Tank CV-33BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
89.40M and 41M Turan BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
90.KV-5BY OSTMODELS ENGLISH
91.39.M CsabaBY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
92.10.5cm ls FH auf GeschutzwagenBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
93.M26 Super PershingBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
94.Sd.Kfz.251/23 conversionBY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
95.Toldi I & II BY HUNOR PRODUCT ENGLISH
96.2cm “Schwebelafette”BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
97.Sd.Kfz 251D/R-35 conversion BY MODELLTRANS MODELLBAU ENGLISH
98.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 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:
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
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
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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