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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.
I’ve been collecting "diecast" models since year 2000, beginning with 1/72 items, but 45 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 !!!
My planes models collection, involving scales from 1/400 to ~1/30, represents 268 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 (601 items) with scales from 1/144 to 1/16.
Here is the complete updated inventory of my models collections that you can download:
In a parallel way, I got a large library of historical and/or technical books, as well as documentary DVDs regarding airplanes and vehicles of WW2 (see Album 27 : http://www.modelairplanecollectors.com/photo/albums/album-27-airplanes-afvs-documentation).
For instance, I own the old “Warplanes of the 3rd Reich” by the late W Green (Mc Donald’s 1970), and all his booklets on WW2 planes published by the same editor in the 60ies. I've got too some old English "Profile Publications", planes monographies leaflets edited in the 60ies too, which were for the time the only technical docs with colour profiles I could find by my models shop.
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 Ahmed Misbah from Egypt. All of You are invited to do so !!
(On the other hand, I've got some other collections regarding for instance the "Lord of the Rings" universe, Napoleonian soldiers, StarTrek series, Ferrari F1 1/43 cars and so on!!! That means: I'm an addicted collector !!!)
Herunder in the "My Photos" rubric are some photos albums of my Airplanes and Armored Fighting Vehicles collections. Choose the "View all" option for more.
My 2nd hobby is playing Irish tunes in a small amateur band called “The Grabateers” (origins of the name: french "grabataire", meaning: bedridden, word kidding regarding the 60 years old 4 members, and also "grab at ear"). You can find us by linking to:
And here is a link to a suite we plaid during PA balance on June 1st 2013 at Margny-lès-Compiègne (with some bugs !!!)
St Patrick's Day 2013: The Grabateers. What old vegetable peelings collectors and grumblers !!
From left to right: Christian LEQUEUX (Half set Uileann Pipes, Melodeon), Dominique QUILLIEN (Tin whistles, mandolin, guitar, lyrics), Jean-Francois QUILLIEN (guitar, lyrics) & Roger BOULANT (bass).
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 ) so I put a link to this page (and therefore to this site!) on my musical pages !
Kind regards from France and take care all !!!
JF QUILLIEN (A.K.A. Jeff or Papi Jeff 60)
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THAT WORKS !!! THANK YOU AHMED MISBAH! THE WIZARD OF MAC HEADERS !!! The multipics GIF image is OK for the duty, with a slight loss of definition and reduction to 256 colours, but that goes well. Limited cos' of the maxi size of the header to 1Mb to 8-9 pics. But it's a great show improvement !! Other possibilities exist, as various effects and images transitions, but these minorize the number of pics. I'll try more !!
Could you imagine the possibility of a slideshow ON THE PERSONAL PAGE HEADER BANNER, pointing to any adapted album (like my Album 38 for instance), with adaptable frequency (up to any reasonable delay)?
Many thanks for your brainstorming !
I received this morning 13/11/09 one of my future XMas gifts: the 1/48 HM P47D HA8402 "No Guts - No Glory" from Antics Ltd UK (http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/) !!! :D !!
The parcel was immediately hidden away by my wife !!
XMas is XMas, she said. There is no control reason or anything else to open it. You'll be authorized to do so only ON TIME.
Sometimes, life is…Continue