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
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, located 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 (716 items ) with scales from 1/144 to 1/16.
II- THIS MONTH LAST ORDERS / RECEIPTS :
-04/2018: Added n°59 of the Altaya/Ixo series "1/43 Main Battletanks of WW2" - Infantry Tank Mk III "Valentine" Mk II, T17364 "Harry I" or "Harry II"?, 1st Army Tank Brigade, 8th Royal Tank Regt, North Afrika, Nov. 1941. Destroyed by a 88mm during Operation Crusader. The white&red stripes are missing on the right forward side. Job done, with a slight weathering to soften these stripes visibility.
-04/2018: Added book "Chars & Blindés de la Bataille de Normandie" Tome 2, by Yves Buffetaut & Eric Schwartz, Editions YSEC, Sept.2017.
-04/2018: Added book "US ARMY - Les Marquages des Véhicules - 1944", by Jean Bouchery & Eric Charbonnier, H&C publishing, Févr.2018.
-04/2018: Added n°60 of the Altaya/Ixo series "1/43 Main Battletanks of WW2" - Type 97 Shinho To Chi-Ha, 1st Tank Regt, Manchuria 1942.
In a parallel way, I got a large library of historical and/or technical books - 238 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):
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:
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 Whisenant 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