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Occupation: Biological Research Scientist - Father
Interests: oh, maybe soviet/russian armor...
Username: Jacques

  



About Jacques
The first model I remember building was a glow-in-the-dark P-38, running around my bedroom in the dark flying it, and stubbing my toes. I do a lot less running around with glowing models now. I mainly focus on 1/35 armor and figures, with Modern Russian military vehicles being my favorite. I also build kits professionally for collectors. I served in the Minnesota National Guard from 1991-1999 as a 13F (forward Observer) and as a 63D (Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist) with a final rank of E-5. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology from St. John's University (Mn). I have worked as a Microbiologist for several large Medical Device Companies, a Biological Technician for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), a stay at home Dad, and now as a Junior Scientist for the University of Minnesota Wild Rice Breeding Project. And my wife is a Presbyterian Minister. With 3 kids, time is in very short supply to build models, but I find my ways.

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My Feature Articles

1.BMP-2AFVS ENGLISH
2.JS II MTANKS ENGLISH
3.T-62MTANKS ENGLISH
4.M48A3TANKS ENGLISH
5.BMP-1PGAFVS ENGLISH
6.BTR-70 2S14 ZhaloAFVS ENGLISH
7.Taking Better Model Pics!PHOTOGRAPHY/GRAPHICS ENGLISH
8.Kursk 1943FIGURES ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.PLA Tank CrewBY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
2.Patriot resin wheels - no sagBY DEF MODEL ENGLISH
3.Patriot resin wheels - saggedBY DEF MODEL ENGLISH
4.SS-23 Resin WheelsBY DEF MODEL ENGLISH
5.Type 62 Light TankBY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
6.GAZ-M1 CarBY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
7.T-64 Battle TankBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
8.The Armor Journal Issue 2BY THE ARMOR JOURNAL ENGLISH
9.Soviet AAA gunsBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
10.The Armor Journal - #1BY THE ARMOR JOURNAL ENGLISH
11.2S14 BTR-70 based SPWATGBY SP DESIGNS ENGLISH
12.M110 series Metal TracksBY SPADE ACE MODELS ENGLISH
13.T-80 tracksBY FRIULMODEL ENGLISH
14.Object 279 BY PANDA HOBBY ENGLISH
15.T-80U MBTBY XACT SCALE MODELS ENGLISH
16.BMP-1 IFVBY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
17.ASU-85 m1956BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
18.BTR-80A Replacement WheelsBY MINIARM ENGLISH
19.OT-34/76 No. 112BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
20.Hungarian Defence Forces DVDBY HUNGAERODECALS ENGLISH
21.T-34/76 m1943 w/Com CupolaBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
22.MAZ-537 wheelsBY TANK WORKSHOP ENGLISH
23.MT-LB/ 2S1 resin tracks (late)BY MASTERCLUB ENGLISH
24.T-80 TracksBY MASTERCLUB ENGLISH
25.T-34 Engine BuildBY MAQUETTE ENGLISH
26.Russian Infantryman #2 Chechnya 1994-2005BY TANK ENGLISH
27.2A46M 125mm Smoothbore gun for T-80BY BARREL DEPOT ENGLISH
28.2A46M 125mm barrelBY MODEL POINT ENGLISH
29.The Scud and other Russian Ballistic Missile VehiclesBY CONCORD PUBLICATIONS ENGLISH
30.Scud Ballistic Missile & Launch Systems 1955-2005BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
31.BMP-2 2A42 30mm Barrel and MantletBY MODEL POINT ENGLISH
32.2S1 2A31 122mm barrelBY MODEL POINT ENGLISH
33.BMP-3 2A70 and 2A72 barrelsBY MODEL POINT ENGLISH
34.Modelpoint Barrel BMP-1 2A28BY MODEL POINT ENGLISH
35.2A20 115mm T-62 barrelBY MODEL POINT ENGLISH
36.Model Point 2A72 for BTR-80ABY MODEL POINT ENGLISH
37.3528 2A42 30mm barrel for BMP-2/BMD-2BY MODEL POINT ENGLISH

My Awards


1 of ours is better than 10 of yours: A medal for completing the campaign
AAAO Award: This award signifies that this person completed the Alone, Against All Odds figure campaign.
Air over the Sea-Silver Wings: This award signifies this person completed Air over the Sea
Armorama 500 Award Ribbon: This award ribbon signifies this driver passed the Armorama 500 finish line on time.
Around the World: Award for completion of the 2004 Armorama science fiction group build.
Burn Baby Burn: This award signifies this person completed the Burn Baby Burn Summer 2005 flame thrower group build.
Capital Cruiser Campaign: Issued too those who participated and produced one or more models for this campaign in the time specified.
Cold War Campaign: This user has completed the Cold War Campaign. A group build devoted to the armor vehicles built during this time-period.
Dive!Dive!Dive! Campaign Ribbon: This award signifies that the bearer has successfully completed the Dive!Dive!Dive! Campaign dedicated to the brave men who served beneath the waves.

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Double Take Award: This ribbon signifies the user completed the Double Take Campaign.
Garry's Tank Destroyers Ribbon: This award signifies this person completed Garry Beebe's Tank Destroyer Campaign
Heavy Haulers: Ribbon to be awarded to all participates who complete the project on time.
M1 Abrams Award: This award signifies this member completed the first Abrams group build.
MP Shoulderstrap: This award signifies this member completed MP! The Military Police Campaign with success.
Operation Barbarosa: This award signifies this member completed the Operation Barbarosa armor campaign.
Operation Incoming: This ribbon signifies that bearer has completed the Incoming Campaign with honor and distinction.
Operation Move It! (2004): This award signifies this member completed the Move It! Campaign Mission with full honors.
Operation Overlord: Signifies that this person completed the Operation Overlord (60th Anniversary) campaign (group build).
Panzer!! Campaign Iron Cross: This Iron Cross awards the few stubborn tankcommanders who succesfully completed the Panzer!! Campaign and showing their reliabillity by just fulfilling their mission regardless the absence of both stratigic and operational leadership from the general high command.
Patton - Old Blood andGuts: This decoration will be awarded to all who complete the Patton campaign which comemorates the Patton family of tanks.
Project X Award: This award signifies that the user completed the Project X Campaign to build and experimental vehicle (2005).
Quiet Professionals: This award signifies this person has completed The OPERATION QUIET PROFESSIONALS campaign
Ribbon for the Historical Dioramas: The bearer of this ribbon has succesfully completed the Historical Dioramas campaign.
Rotors-of-Death Award: This award signifies the wearer has completed the Death from Above campaign.
Spahwagen Abteilung campaign award: This award signifies this person completed the Spahwagen Abteilung Campaign.
Swedish steel ribbon: Awarded to a builder that has completed it's task in time and uploaded image(s) to the Swedish Steel campaign gallery.
T2K: 2003 Ribbon: This Ribbon is awarded to participants completing Campaign Entries in the 2003 calendar year.
T2K: 2004 Ribbon: This Ribbon is awarded to Twilight 2000 Campaign participants completing their entries during calendar year 2004.
Tank Terror Award: This award signifies this modeler finished the Tank Terror Campaign of 2005.
The Ardennes Offensive Ribbon: This award signifies that this person participated in commemorating the offensive/counter-offensive strike in the Ardennes Forest, December 16, 1944 to January 28, 1945