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A word of caution: You will not find Pamela Anderson or Elle McPherson here. This page is about PLASTIC (and not silicon) scale models...

I recall that I built my first models when I was 14... I was sick and about a month in bed, and building models helped me not to get bored to death. I built about two dozen models and abandoned the hobby at around 17.

I turned back to modeling some years ago, and even if in the later year I haven't done nothing, I think I'll return to it soon. In a way, the work I am doing with my program Armored Trains (and this site) are related to modeling.

Hebrew names of planes in service in the IAF (Israeli Air Force)

And also, take a look at some of these models:

Models Pictures and Data:


Yamaha Virago XV1000

This little diorama consists of two Tamiya models, the motorcycle (approx. 110 pieces) and a driver; both in 1/12 scale. I had to make extensive changes to the figure to put it in the posture depicted.
This diorama was placed 2nd on vehicles' beginner category, at IPMS Israel contest (1999). Modeler: Avi Chami

The Yamaha Virago motorcycle is a beautiful "Chopper style" bike, in production till today.

Depicted model specs:

Wheel Base 1525 mm
Motor Twin "V", 981cc, 70 hp, air-cooled
Year 1985


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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb

This is a 1/72, little and nice model from Revell. The model depicts a plane from the 234 Sqn, flown by P/O Axel A. Svendsen, Tangmere 1942. Modeler: Avi Chami

The Supermarine Spitfire was one of the key fighters during WWII's Battle of Britain (1940 to 1941). Flying alongside (quite literally) the Hawker Hurricane, the Spitfire helped drive back the Bf 109s and 110s of the Luftwaffe and the bombers they were escorting, thus ensuring Great Britain's sovereignty during the war.

Of the Mk V series, 3,923 Mk Vb's were made and 2,447 Mk Vc's.

Spitfire Mk Vb specs
Wing span
11.2 m (36 ft 10 in)
9.1 m (29 ft 11 in)
3.6 m (11 ft 5 in)
Weight (empty/loaded)
2,297 kg (5,065 lb) / 3,016 kg (6,650 lb)
Max. Speed
601 km/h (374 mph)
Service Ceiling
11,277 m (37,000 ft)
Power Plant

Rolls Royce Merlin 45; 1,440 hp, 12 cylinders, liquid-cooled.


Two 20 mm Hispano-Suiza cannons.

Four .303 Browning machine guns.

External bomb load of one 500 lb or two 250 lb.



Dassault Ouragan MD.450

This is a 1/72 model from an early jet fighter (from the '50s). This French designed aircraft served on the Israeli Air Force (IAF), from 1955, during the Six Day War (1967), and was retired from active service a few months before the Yom Kippur War (1973). Modeler: Andres Wulfson

The Dassault Ouragan was an extremely simple but well engineered machine. At the early '50s, Israel was trying to obtain Sabres, but under heavy pressure by the US, the contract with Canada didn't proceed. Since another possible acquisition from Sweden was boycotted by arab countries, France was left as the sole possible supplier of modern combat planes to Israel.

In many respects inferior to its contemporary enemy, the MIG-15, it was a steady gun platform and good in the ground attack role. None of the planes was lost on the Suez war (1956), a conflict where they flew intensively. This plane saw 28 years of active service in the IAF!.

Dassault Ouragan MD.450 specs
Wing span
13.07 m (43 ft 2 in)
10.74 m (35 ft 3 in)
4.14 m (13 ft 7 in)
Weight (empty/max. load)
4,142 kg (9,131 lb) / 8,100 kg (17,855 lb)
Speed (max./cruise)
940 km/h (584 mph) / 740 km/h (460 mph)
Service Ceiling
13 km (46,250 ft)
920 km (572 miles)
Power Plant

Single Hispano-Suiza Nene 104b turbojet (thrust of 2,270 kg).


Four 20 mm Hispano 404 cannons.

External bomb load of four 250 kg, or two 500 kg, or sixteen 105mm rockets.


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