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Anyone have any experiance with this company?  Ran across a solid hull model of the Schooner Bluenose by this company and wondered if it is a good kit or something I should pass up?

My advice and comments are always worth what you paid for them.

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I looked them up. https://bateauxminiatureslucleclerc.wordpress.com/historique/  Apparently three generations of Canadian model makers. Models in several Canadian museums and the Queen of England is noted as having one.


Have no personal familiarity with the company and thus cannot comment on their model accuracy and the like, but can say that Les Bateaux Leclerc is legit. I would be comfortable purchasing their products.



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I don't think those are the same outfits. "Bateaux miniatures" is a company that makes model ships. Bateaux Leclerc may be connected to the family somehow, but Bateaux Leclerc was a kit line. They are not high profile within the ship modeling community, and I think they may even have been out of the business for a considerable time. I have seen Leclerc kits for sale on eBay and elsewhere from time to time. I suspect their kits are on par with what was being produced back in the 70s/80s - something like the AL of Canada.

Chris Coyle
Greer, South Carolina

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Bateaux Leclerc is not primarily a kit manufacturer (only the 70s) but a craft workshop founded by Eugene Leclerc in the 1929 and still in business with his grandson Luc. There are some old specimens at the Franklin Roosevelt Museum in NY, which frequently visited the Canadian workshop in the summer. 

Leclerc  Roosevelt museum.png

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