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About alpha_tango
I was born in 1974 and started modelling in the 80ies. The first models I remember are a MiG 21 F-13, Saab Draken (both 1/100) and the Tu-2 (72) all from the east German producer Plastikart. during my first years I built all kind of models mainly 1/72 and 1/100. Beside the mentioned Plasticart kits they were also from kopro and a few from Soviet and Polish manufacturers. All were painted with brushes and no special modelling paints After I got access to other models in the 90ies I also build Hasegawa, Matchbox, Revell, Airfix and Heller kits and others .... i also started to use the first basic airbrush (Revell with Perri Air ) About 1995 I decided to go a number larger and started to build 1/48 and some 1/35 military stuff too. Time went by and I got a little better in what I did, so it was time for some investments .. a new, better air brush and a compressor. i mainly built German Luftwaffe aircraft in those days ... aces. For a diversion I started allied aces, then axis, then WW1. I always liked to visit modelling shows and spend some time in shops talking and opening boxes. So in 2000 I got in contact with some modellers from IPMS Deutschland who lived in my home town ... so after a short time I filled the form and became a member. My private modelling homepage, which I started during my curse of studies, got a little make up and became IPMS D website. It evolved into a larger site with a lot of visitors each day ... it could be more, but I kept it German only so the audience is more limited than for Aeroscale, HS, ARC, Cybermodeller, MM and other English modelsites ... OTOH pix tell more than a 1000 words ;) Back to modelling. In 2005 I made another change ... I focussed on one scale (1/48) and expanded my area of interest: a/c of all times and purpose and military vehicles too (at the moment mosly WW2 German).

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My Feature Articles

1.Polikarpov I-153AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
2.MiG-15bisAIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
3.Udet's V-14AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
4.Zero Hour!AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
5.Romanian Bf 109E-3AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
6.Der Erste EmilAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
7.Focke-Wulf Ta 152V-7AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
8.Fabric-Wing Hurricane Mk.1AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
9.Spitfire Mk.XIIAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
10.Me 262A-1a/U4AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
11.Spitfire Mk. Vb TropAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
12.Desert Island WildcatsAIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
13.MQ-1 PredatorAIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
14.Northrop F-5EAIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
15.Komatsu G40AIRFIELD EQUIPMENT ENGLISH
16.Focke Wulf Fw 190 F-8AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
17.Heinkel He112AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
18.P-40 N-1 AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
19.Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
20.Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIcAIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
21.Me 163A V4AIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
22.Messerschmitt Bf 110 CAIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
23.Focke Wulf Fw 190 F-1AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.LaGG 3 Cockpit SetBY VECTOR ENGLISH
2.Wildcat updatesBY VECTOR ENGLISH
3.General Motors FM-2 WildcatBY VECTOR ENGLISH
4.P-51D Wheel WellBY VECTOR ENGLISH
5.Yak 7/9 UpgradesBY VECTOR ENGLISH
6.Bell P-39 Wheel Well SetBY VECTOR ENGLISH
7.Heinkel He 177A-5BY MPM PRODUCTION 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.
75 Years Mighty Mustang ribbon:
Aces High 2: The awards signifies that this person completed the Aces High 2 Campaign.
Aces High Campaign Ribbon.: This award sigifies this person completed the Aces High Campaign on Aeroscale 2008.
Aluminium Campaign Award: This ribbon signifies that this person has completed a bright and shiny bird for the Aluminium Campaign.
Battle of Britain 75 ribbon: This award signifies sucessful completion of the Battle of Britain 75 Campaign.
Bf 109 Campaign:
Butcher Bird:
Camm-paign. The Sir Sydney Camm Campaign Award: This award signifies this person completed the Aeroscale
Cave Tonitrum: This award signifies this person completed the 2009 P-47 group build Cave Tonitrum
Duel in the Sky Award: The ribbon will be awarded to every couple of participants who will manage to complete the models of two opponent planes. No ribbon will be given to single entries... so take off and go searching for an opponent!
Fighters Under The Midnight Sun:
Fighters! Award: This award signifies this person completed the Aeroscale
Hangar Queen Award: This award signifies this person completed the  Aeroscale
Hangar Quuen IV Award: This award signifies this person completed the Aeroscale
Hot out of the Molds I ribbon:
Hot Out Of The Molds II Campaign award:
Humming Along: This Award signifies this person met all requirements to complete the Humming Along campaign
Kights of the Sky II: The holder of this award is known to have stayed the course to sweep all competition from the field. That the project that had laid unfinished is done. The inprogress build was completed and the new project was daringly accomplished.
KotS III award: The holder of this award is known to have stayed the course to sweep all competition from the field. That the project that had laid unfinished is done. The inprogress build was completed and the new project was daringly accomplished.
La Marseillaise Ribbon: This ribbon was awarded for completion of the
Mischievous Migs: This is to signify the completion of the Mischievous Migs campaign. Awarded for excellence in depiction of Mig aviation accomplishment or something to that effect! Well done!
Night Stalkers:
Schwalbe - Me 262 Campaign 2015: This ribbon is presented in recognition of a completed build in the 2015 Schwalbe Me 262 Campaign
Stripes in the sky: For completion of the stripes campaign
Tank Killers award: This award signifies successful completion of the Tank Killers campaign.
The great checker board : This ribbon shows that the individual has completed the campaign
twin Spinner Award:
Wheels Participant Award: This award signifies participation in the Wheels and Tires Campaign
Wheels: Move It Again! Ribbon: This award signifies that this member has completed and entered at least one entry for the Wheels campaign.
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