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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

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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 5 grandchildren (3 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 320 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 airplanes models, it seems this is their ultimate inventory… But I continue with some vehicles and books...

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 (764 items ) with scales from 1/1100 to 1/16. In fact it's the most important part of my collections.

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

WW1 Tin Soldiers

Napoleonian Wars Tin soldiers



In a parallel way, I got a large library of historical and/or technical books - 278 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.

19/10/2020 - My XMas gift delivered and preciously kept apart by wife :

This book has taken more than five years of research and development, combining documentary and archival sources with photographic evidence from units in the field, to provide new insights into the painting and marking of Nazi Germany’s panzer divisions in the years 1923 – 1945. A modern reference on the subject has long been requested by historians and model-builders alike, and now the wait is over.

15/10/2020 -I just received the badge of the 75 th anniversary of the RC 2/30 Normandy-Niemen, whose motif adorned the left drift of the Rafale specifically decorated on this occasion.

It is the portrait of the aspirant Georges Henry, 2 victories approved, 3 victories in collaboration, and 1 airplane damaged in collaboration. At 25 years old the last dead of the N-N , he lost his life from his wounds after an enemy strafing attack of his base in East Prussia on 12/04/45.

On the same day, he had obtained his last victory on a Fw 190 piloted by the Gruppenkommandeur of the I./JG 51, Hauptmann Günther Schack, holder of 174 victories and of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves,  who survived the destruction of his aircraft.

Thanks to the Trad cell of the RC 2/30 NN!! 

13/10/2020 - Received this morning from Military Badges UK this of the RAAF (Royal Auxiliary Air Force) Squ 602 "City of Glasgow". This was in this Squadron that Pierre Clostermann flex his LO-Ds Spitfires...

07/10/2020 - The twin "bibles" regarding German WW2 airplanes I'm so proud to own:

- Warplanes of the IIIrd Reich, W. Green, McDonald’s, 1970 (estimed at 320€ second hand)
- Aircraft of the IIIrd Reich, completed and corrected edition of the above opus by W. Green, initially to be published in 3 tomes , Aerospace Publ., 2010. (Tome 1 of 3, lthe definitely only one to be published, following the death of the author in 2010 and the editor gone on administration in 2012. Estimed 99€ brand new).
Should the following 2 tomes have been published, this opus could have been the ULTIMATE REFERENCE  on the subject.

28/09/2020 - Well received this morning the blazer badges of WW2 RAF "Free French" Squ 329 (GC 1/2 Cigognes SPA3) and 345 (GC 2/2 Berry SPA 103), thanks to the "Tradition" cell of the GC 1/2 Cigognes, Base Aérienne 116, Luxeuil.

It is to be remembered that Luxeuil-lès-Bains was the base of the WW1 N125 "American Squadron", aka the Lafayette Squadron, equipped with the"Bébé" Nieuport 11...

17/09/2020 - Received my badges from GC 1/2 "Cigognes", this Groupe de Chasse being heir of SPA3, SPA26 and SPA103 traditions. SPA stands for "SPAD" and is the way the WW1 French Squadrons using SPAD airplanes were named.

For instance, F stood for Farman, MF stood for Maurice Farman, HF for Henry Farman, Bl for Blériot, D for Deperdussin, N for Nieuport, Sal for Salmson, C for Caudron, MS for Morane Saulnier, V for Voisin, Sop for Sopwith, aso...

There were too some exceptions (a French speciality), fi:  Ar or Do for Dorand equipped squadrons, R for Caudron type R, REP for Esnault Pelterie !!!

GC 1_2 Cigognes-r

04/09/2020 - Received the WW2 RAF "Free French" Squ 342 "Lorraine" blazer badge, thanks to Thierry "Rafale 59" via Amazon.

RAF Squ 342 KC-2

30/08/2020 - Beginning my WW2 French / RAF - FAFL Squadrons blazer badges. collection..

Blazer Badges

25/08/2020 - Received this morning from the Traditions Cells of EC 2/4 Lafayette and EC 2/5 Ile de France the velcro patches I ordered.

Escadrille de Chasse 2/4 Lafayette

Escadrille de Chasse 2/5 Ile de France

22/08/2020 - Added the RC 2/30 Normandie-Niemen "Challenge Coin Rayak 1942" medal.

Challenge Coin Rayak

22/08/2020 - Added 2 1/43 Altaya-Ixo "WWII Military cars" series items:

 - N°20: Kfz 21 Horch 901 Cabrio, DAK, Tunisia, May 1941 Grey Livery. Erwin Rommel's own command car at the beginning of the DAK.

Kfz 21 Horch 901 Cabrio

 - N°21: Chevrolet Special DeLuxe, US Navy Staff Car, USA, 1943.

Chevrolet Special DeLuxe

28/07/2020 - Added books 1 and 2 of 5: Egon Pfende photographic collection 1940-1944, Schneider Media Ed.. He was a Luftwaffe troop affected to airfields maintenance.

La Coillection Inédite - Egon Pfende

23/07/2020 - Added book: "Encyclopédie des avions de bombardement français 1939-1942", by Luc Vangansbeke and Loïc Becker, Caraktère Presse & Edition, juillet 2020.

Encyclopédie des avions de bombardement français 1939-1942

22/07/2020 - Received my  velcro patch of the RC (Régiment de Chasse) 2/30 Normandie-Niemen !!! Thanks to the Tradition team !! Long live the NN !!
RC 2/30, Cellule Tradition, Avenue du colonel Rozanoff
40118 - Mont de Marsan - Cedex

Velcro patch of the RC (Régiment de Chasse) 2/30 Normandie-Niemen

21/07/2020 - Added booklet "Matériels de l'Armée Française Mai-Juin 1940 - 150 colour Profiles" by Yves Buffetaut, YSEC Ed.

Matériels de l'Armée Française Mai-Juin 1940

01/07/2020 - Added today 4 items from the 1/43 Altaya/Ixo series "Famous cars of the WW2". These are:
-item N°12-Laffly La Licorne V15T 45, French Corps d'Artillerie, France, May 1940.
-item N°13-Kfz 21 Steyr Typ 1500A Kommandeurwagen, DAK, Tunisia, Febr. 1943.
-item N°18-Peugeot DK 5J truck, French Corps d'Infanterie, France, May 1940.
-item N°19-Ford Fordor Sedan, US Army Staff car, USA, 1943.

ALTAYA-Envoi N°9

June 2020: Received the book "La Lehrgeschwader 1 - l'Escadre au Griffon" tome 2, by Peter Taghon, Lela Press Ed.

LG 1 Tome 2

13/06/2020 - Added book: - U-Boote Walter- Typ XXI-XXIII – Toutes les versions des U-Boote les plus modernes de la WW2, by Xavier Tracol, Caraktère Presse & Editions, 2020.

U-Boote Walter- Typ XXI-XXIII

28/05/2020 - Received both of them! Cute little things !!! Used recovered HM stands !!!

Mitsubishi A5M "Claude"

Mitsubishi A5Ms on stands...

Mitsubishi A5M2 b late prod

28/05/2020 - Just ordered by Pilot's Station 
2 Easy Models items: 1/72 Mitsubishi A5M "Claude"

- EM36453 - Mitsubishi A5M4 12th Kokutai, Hokoku 260 Fujisawa-go, W-101, Soryu IJN carrier, South China Sea, Nov. 1938. Pilot LV Tamotsu Yokoyama.
Alas, Japanese ideograms are missing on left upper wing and fuselage flanks.…

A5M2 "Claude"

EM36454 - A5M2 15th Kokutai 10-113, Summer 1938. Airfield near Anjang, China.

Alas, Easy Models used the same frame than this of the A5M4 for this A5M2, but there are in reality some evident differences: hood, main gear, engine cowling for the apparent ones that Don't appear on this model… Unless it is a late b version…:

A5M2 "Claude"

18/05/2020 - Just received from UK , with help of Pilot's Station, 1/200 HM C47 Skytrain item HL 1309 !!! Betsy's Biscuit Bomber, 9th AF, 302nd ATW, 27th ATG, Operation Market Garden, Arnhem, Nederland, Sept 1944.

C47 Skytrain "Dakota"

17/04/2020- Added 2 more items of the Altaya/Ixo "WWII Cars" series:

-N°14-  Peugeot 402 B Légère (1939), French Corps d'Artillerie, May 1940.

Peugeot 402 B Légère (1939)

and N°15- Opel Admiral Kabriolet (1937), Propagandakompanie 637, Ukraine, USSR, June 1941.

Opel Admiral Kabriolet (1937)

05/03/2020- Added N°104 of the Altaya/Ixo "1/43 WW2 Battletanks" series: SdKfz 121 Pz Kpfw II Ausf C , 15. Pz Div, DAK, Tobruk, Libya, May 1941.

SdKfz 121 Pz Kpfw II Ausf C

19/02/2020- Added 2 more items of the Altaya/Ixo "WWII Cars" series:

-N°10- Buick Special series 40 (1936), US HQ Staff Car, USA, 1942.

Buick Special series 40 (1936)

-N°11- Horch (Auto Union) 853A Cabriolet (1937), Armee Oberkommando (AOK), 1. Armee, France, June 1944.

Horch (Auto Union) 853A Cabriolet (1937)

30/01/2020- Added 2 more items of the Altaya/Ixo "WWII Cars" series:
- N°8- Mercedes Typ 770K W150 Staff car, DAK, Tunisia 1943.

Mercedes Typ 770K W15

- N°9- Renault Juvaquatre fourgonnette Type 1938, Postes aux Armées, France, May 1940.

Renault Juvaquatre fourgonnette Type 1938

18/01/2020 - Added book  "Le III / Zerstörergeschwader 26 1939-1944" by J-L Roba, LELA Presse Editor, January 2020.

Le III / Zerstörergeschwader 26 1939-1944

25/12/2019 - Here it is: Hobby Master 1/48 HA8652 - Hawker Hurricane IIc JX-E (replica of the original BE681, N°1 Squ., 1942)- refurbished PZ865 The last of the many , BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) Night Fighter.Hawker Hurricane Iic

24/12/2019 - Added 2 more items of the 1/43 Altaya/Ixo 'WW2 Cars" series:

- N°6: Opel Kapitän 1938, Luftwaffe JG3 Staff car, Russia, June 1943.     Opel Kapitän 1938

- N°7: Hotchkiss 686 Cabourg 1936, Marine Nationale Staff car, France, May 1940.     Hotchkiss 686 Cabourg 1936

24/12/2019 - Added book "Furies et Crocodiles - Morane au combat dans la Bataille de France - Historique du GC III/7 de mai 39 à août 40", by Rémi Baudru, LELA Presse 2015.


24/12/2019: Received my XMas gift Nr 02 - KG100, the "Drakkar" squadron, by JL Roba, LELA Press Publ. (06/2015)

The KG 100 remains a still very mysterious unit although having experienced a certain "celebrity" in 1943 when sinking Italian battleship "Roma" by means of Hs 293, the famous "high bombs". But the rest of its career is largely unknown. Having seen the day before the war as a precision guidance unit, the KG 100 would evolve into more classic tasks, first on He 111, then on Do 217 and finally on He 177. It was employed in Scandinavia, England, the USSR and the Mediterranean. Often based in France, the unit would finally take part in the June 1944 fighting in Normandy before its dissolution.

A very complete book, richly illustrated with documents for the most part unpublished and enriched with numerous appendices (such as the list of casualties during the whole war).                            KG100, the "Drakkar" squadron     

29/11/2019 : Received my XMas gift Nr 01 (to be opened only at the right moment !) : Hobby Master 1/48 HA8652 Hawker Hurricane IIc JX-E (remake) PZ865 (refurbished "The last of the many"), BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) Night Fighter.  Hurricane IIc

  F117 Nighthawk and Mercury spaceship at the same 1/72 scale !!! F-117 Nighthawk / Mercury Spaceship

24/10/2019- Added profiles book "Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet", Spotlight On series N°21, Stratus/MMPBooks Publ., by the late Krzysztof Wolowski. 2019.

   "Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet", Spotlight On series N°21

17/10/2019 - Added today the N°3 of the Altaya series "1/43 WWII Military Cars": Patton's own Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood V8 Limousine, XVth Army, Germany, 1945.

This model is exposed (since 1951) at the Fort Knox Patton's Museum. It's after a car crash occured 9th December 1945 onboard this kind of vehicle that General Patton found his death the 21st of the same month in a Heidelbergt hospital.

   Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood V8 Limousine

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. I doubt this vehicle was ever fitted with MG


   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) III/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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- My XMas gift delivered and preciously kept apart by wife :CAMOUFLAGE AND MARKINGS OF THE PANZERWAFFE (1923-1945), by Artur MAJEWSKI, HUSSAR Publ.This book has taken more than five years of research and development, combining documentary and…
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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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