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Hello from the king's Louis XIV city (France)


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Hello Gentlemen ;


I am a quite (relatively) old chap, mostly interested by XVII vessels and "from scrap" modelling.  In the French language, I am a so-called "boiseux" from the word "bois" which means "wood".  A "boiseux" is a chap which is used to deal with "wood" ... i.e. I do not habit to open kit boxes (some are nevertheless quite nice) with my cutter, but to study a model during some months, maybe a year, and after, try to build it. 


France is (a paradise) but fora, for modelling, are always animated by the same (nice) people ... so, I wished to exchange with you ... and as my skill in the english language is not that bad, I hope I will be accepted within your honorable company !


My experience is mostly concentred @ the 1/75th scale ... as I am a married man, my wife is not that happy that our relatively large house to be filled with many models.  


Maybe I will think (within some years), to transform my skills in such a manner to build only tiny "bottled-ships" ... so that they will fill the toilets without angrying my wife ... and be protected (from her) to broom accidental collisions !


Que le bon vent vous mène tous !



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Greetings from your northern neighbor 

And welcome to MSW

Regards, Patrick


Finished :  Soleil Royal Heller 1/100   Wasa Billing Boats   Bounty Revell 1/110 plastic (semi scratch)   Pelican / Golden Hind  1/45 scratch

Current build :  Mary Rose 1/50 scratch

Gallery Revell Bounty  Pelican/Golden hind 1/45 scratch

To do Prins Willem Corel, Le Tonnant Corel, Yacht d'Oro Corel, Thermopylae Sergal 


Shore leave,  non ship models build logs :  

ADGZ M35 funkwagen 1/72    Einhets Pkw. Kfz.2 and 4 1/72   Autoblinda AB40 1/72   122mm A-19 & 152mm ML-20 & 12.8cm Pak.44 {K8 1/2} 1/72   10.5cm Howitzer 16 on Mark. VI(e)  Centurion Mk.1 conversion   M29 Weasel 1/72     SAM6 1/72    T26 Finland  T26 TN 1/72  Autoprotetto S37 1/72     Opel Blitz buses 1/72  Boxer and MAN trucks 1/72   Hetzer38(t) Starr 1/72    

Modern Russian vehicles 1/72


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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