Hello, all !!!
I’m living in France at Beauvais, middle town of 60,000 inhabitants, NW of Paris; 70 km. I was born in February 1948 and retired since November 2009, most of my business life passing at the Spontex cellulosic artificial sponges factory, situated in the same town. I’m married and got 3 sons, born 1976, 1982 and 1985, and the happy grand'pa of a little Lise, born in June 2012, and of little Thomas, born in September 2015.
I’ve been collecting "diecast" miniatures models since year 2000, beginning with 1/72 items, but many years ago, I used to assemble and paint plastic models (Airfix, Aurora, Heller, Revell, Monogram, aso) fallen in pieces for long... together with my dexterity, my sight and my patience !!! Here is a link to my showroom old and new agencement:
My planes models collection, involving scales from 1/400 to ~1/30,
represents 317 items from WW1 to space conquest. Some of them are still in their boxes.
Though this site is more dedicated to airplanes models, let me share with you that I'm collecting too armored vehicles and militaries regarding WW1, WW2 and modern conflicts (703 items ) with scales from 1/144 to 1/16.
II- LAST 2 MONTHES ORDERS / RECEIPTS :
- 10/2017: added N°47 item of the ALTAYA/IXO "1/43 WW2 Main Battletanks" series - SdKfz 138 Ausf M Marder III Panzerjäger 38(t) mit 7,5 cm Pak40/3, Heer, Belarus front , May 1944.
-10/2017: added N°48 item of the ALTAYA/IXO "1/43 WW2 Main Battletanks" series - M7 HMC 105mm Priest, early prod M3 tracks, "Anna", 1st Armored Division, 68th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, A Battery 7th vehicle, Italy, Febr. 1944.
- 11/2017: added book "Dieppe - La grande bataille aérienne - Opération Jubilee - 19 août 1942", by Norman L.R. Franks, Borneman Ed., 2017. (French translation of his English opus "The Greatest Air Battle - Dieppe - 19 August 1942", 1st publ. 1996)
- 11/2017: added N°49 item of the ALTAYA/IXO "1/43 WW2 Main Battletanks" series - Waffenträger Grille 17h auf Geschützwagen Tiger II für 17cm K72 (Sf) prototype in blueprint ordnance. It never saw achievement and was discovered by the allied forces in half mounted state. Germany 1945. "The Geschützwagen Tiger was a German self-propelled gun of World War II that never saw service.
The decision to build this heavy artillery based on the chassis of the Tiger II came in June 1942. The first prototype was tested at the end of the war. However, due to Germany being on the brink of surrender, the vehicle never saw service, and was captured by the Allies. While several armaments were considered, the most practical guns to be mounted were the 17 cm Kanone 18, or the 21 cm Mörser 18." (Wikipédia)
- Regarding this Altaya//Ixo model: obliged to rework the gun position (advance it to place it in good place over the cradle mounting). Lack of the two recoil absorbing hydraulic jacks. Will try to model them.
The new appearence of this model after gun positionment rework:
In the same time, pierced the soft transparent plastic and the presentation cardboard boxes in order to accept the lengthened appearance of the more correctly mounted K72 17cm gun !!!
In a parallel way, I got a large library of historical and/or technical books - 231 so far - (series begun in the 60ies), as well as documentary DVDs regarding military airplanes and vehicles of WW1, WW2 and modern conflicts (see Albums 27 & 45 ):
I like "linking" my models to the real History and issue little historical posts on the forum. This forum is an open space of vulgarisation, and I'm happy finding new real amateurs able to write some as my good friend Ahmed Misbah from Egypt. All of you are invited to do so !!
IV- PICS ALBUMS:
Herunder in the "My Photos" module are some photos albums of my Airplanes and Armored Fighting Vehicles collections. Choose the "View all" option for more.
...or you can link to my whole pics cavern:
V- DOWNLOADABLE JEFF'S INVENTORY (including books):
This file can be opened either by Excel, Open Office or LibreOffice suites.
I hope that these data will help to complete my profile... and make you happy and inquiring !!!
I was proud to be a MAC member, to be part of Scale Model Collectors (SMC ?) AND NOW I'M PROUD TO BE A MAC MEMBER AGAIN (hopefully, no problems for the links, thanks to Matt !! LOL !! :=D )
Kind regards from France and take care all !!!
JF QUILLIEN (A.K.A. Jeff or Papi Jeff 60)
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Yessss !!! Hobby Master 1/48 diecast WW2 airplanes series is announcing the Pearl Harbour AI-155 A6M2b Akagi 1st wave Zero ref HA8801 for December 2017 !!!!! I'm sure I'll make a little place for this hero !!!…Continue
Hello from France, cheese eaters and frog eaters country !!
WE ARE 1135 OF US HERE !!
A long time since Matt Whisesnant created this site, with a handful of his friends.
Though he is very shy on web at this time, I hope all goes well for him and his family.
A big "Thank you Matt!" for still maintening these pages at his own charge, for our pleasure and for new members.
Long Live M.A.C.…Continue
Hello, all !!
2017 is beginning well for me !
I was searching one precise 1/72 Tiger I model in my shelves and, despite my desperate efforts to see it on one of my cabinets, I was obliged to admit that I lost it !!!
After some moments of total frightening, I try another hard thing: to calm down first, and then another one: to think (not so easy !!!).
I consulted precisely my last inventory and, at that instant, I realised that not only one…Continue