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Nevertheless these sad events, I eventually managed to finalize my order by Antics UK , it is the HM 1/48 diecast airplane model P47D Razorback with pilot dedication (special commercial act by…Continue

jeff23-Oldies but Goldies (3) To Bruno Auger.

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Hello, all!This time, I'd like to introduce to you one more of my personal "heroes" (a living one ...), I mean: my brother in law Bruno Auger.... (I never asked him any permission to write this…Continue

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I’m living in France at Beauvais, middle town of 60,000 inhabitants, 70km NW of Paris; I was born in February 1948 and retired since November 2009. Proud father of 3 sons and grand father of 4 grandchildren (2 boys and 2 girls, thanks God !)

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. September 2019: Since there's no more room left at home for my models, it seems this is the ultimate inventory...

Though this site is more dedicated to airplanes models, let me share with you that I'm collecting too armored vehicles, battleships and militaries regarding WW1, WW2 and modern conflicts (746 items ) with scales from 1/1100 to 1/16. In fact it's the more important part of my collections.

I'm collecting too tin soldiers from Napoleonic wars, WW1 and WW2.


   ...More? I play the guitar and sing with my bro in a little Irish Pub Music band called "The Grabateers" !!!!!!


In a parallel way, I got a large library of historical and/or technical books - 258 so far - (series begun in the 60ies), as well as documentary DVDs regarding military airplanes and vehicles of WW1, WW2 and modern conflicts (see hereunder links to my docs Albums):

Vol 1:

Vol 2:

Vol 3:

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 !!


Hereunder 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:



This file can be opened either by Excel, Open Office or LibreOffice suites.

15/10/2019 - Added N°1 of the new Altaya-IXO series "1/43 WWII Military Cars": Citroën Traction avant 11-BL FFI (Beutewagen re-used by the Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur", France, 1944.

   Citroën Traction avant 11 BL FFI

15/10/2019 - Added N°2 of the new Altaya-IXO series "1/43 WWII Military Cars": Mercedes-Benz MB W-31 Typ G4-540, 1. Luftwaffe Fliegerkorps Kommandierender General official vehicle, France, May 1940.

   Mercedes-Benz MB W-31 Typ G4-540

09/10/2019 - just subscribed to this new Altaya series dedicated to WWII military cars:

14/09/2019 - Added book "Tous les Berliet Militaires 1914-1940 Volume 1: Les Camions", by Francois Vauvillier, H&C Publ., Sept. 2019.

  Berliet militaires 1914-1940 T1-Les camions, by Francois Vauvillier

12/09/2019 - Added bookazine:

-LUFTWAFFE - Secret Projects of the IIIrd Reich, by Dan Sharp, Mortons Media Group Publ., 2019. Special edition (item N°092) signed by the author.

Completes the 2 opus I still own by the same author: Secret Bombers of the IIIrd Reich (2016), and Secret Wings of the IIIrd Reich (2017).

    -LUFTWAFFE - Secret Projects of the IIIrd Reich, by Dan Sharp

21/08/2019 - Added books:

Torpedo LOS ! Tome 1 – Les U-Boote dans la Bataille de l’Atlantique – 1939-1941 , by Xavier Tracol, Caraktère Presse & Editions, 2019.

    "Torpedo LOS !", Tome 1 - 1939-1941, by Xavier Tracol

U-Boot Typ VII – Toutes les versions du U-Boot le plus redouté de l’Atlantique, by Xavier Tracol, Caraktère Presse & Editions, 2019.

   U-Boot Typ VII, by Xavier Tracol

25/05/2019 - Added book: Le GC (Groupe de Chasse) IIII/3 en 1939/1940: Condors et Pirates au combat, LELA Presse, by Bernard PHILIPPE and Bertrand HUGOT.

Location of  GC III/3 at Beauvais-Tillé airfield (my hometown):
GC III / 3 (28 Morane-Saulnier MS 406 fighters) from 10/04 until 10/05/1940 then from 17 until 21/05/1940.

  Le GC (Groupe de Chasse) IIII/3 en 1939/1940: Condors et Pirates au combat

See other photographs on hereunder Album 48.


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 )


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1200 !!!

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 2:21am 0 Comments

1200, mates !!! 1200 !!!

Got it !! We reached the 1200 MAC members !!

Thanks for all of you helping to get this site still alive !!

Thanks to Matt !!


Posted on January 11, 2019 at 6:15am 0 Comments

Yes, congrats to:


top leader of Leaderboard members,

and really with planes !

… at the opposite of me, widely dispatched on AFVs !!


Posted on October 31, 2018 at 4:06am 0 Comments

Hello, all !!!

We're heading to the 1200 members !!!

Hi, my friend !!!

Posted on September 15, 2018 at 2:25pm 1 Comment

Welcome again, my dear Ahmed !!! Long time since I heard from you !!! Superb photographs !!!

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Berliet militaires 1914-1940 T1-Les camions, by Francois Vauvillier

Tous les Berliet militaires 1914-1940 Vol1-Les camions, by Francois Vauvillier. 3rd opus in the series "Vauvillier's collection", H&C Publ., Sept 2019.
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At 10:28am on July 19, 2015, AM said…

Hello Jeff,

Long time no see my friend. Hope everything is well.



At 3:43am on March 23, 2015, John Slevin said…

Merci, Jean-Francois!

Yes, indeed, a good weekend for Ireland, both men and women's rugby teams.

We need days like this from time to time :-)


At 10:35am on February 20, 2015, John Slevin said…

Thank you, Jean-Francois! Sounds like a nice friendly place here :-)


At 1:19pm on January 28, 2015, AM said…

Hey Jeff,

Check these guys out:

They make custom models from off-the-shelf kits. Those are certainly much better than the wooden ones.

Hope you like it!

At 1:55pm on January 13, 2015, Muhammad Ariffani Shaari said…

Merci monsieur Jean-Francois Quillien

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Airplanes and AFVs WWI, WWII & modern conflicts, some Airliners & space conquest models. 1/400 to 1/16 in scale.

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