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Iceman 29

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  1. Rig & antennas of the Bismarck.. It's gonna take me a few days to install this..
  2. I will try.. I don't know if this model was made by the museum, or a private contributor..
  3. Hello Guy, Good choice, love this type of ship. Built one some years ago. Here some details in this book, it can be useful May be.
  4. Thanks Stuart, unfortunately, I don't have the blueprints for that ship... But a unique public modèle exist in The Le Havre museum. I'll take some pictures when I go to Le Havre... If it’s possible in the museum. But I have the original blueprints of the ship that replaced it, « The Mascaret ». My father take it to the ship yard , built in Le Havre, and finish his career on it. One day, me be..
  5. A fun picture.. It's my computer in the back, a picture of a fjord in Norway (Actually Mongstad), took by me few years ago when i was sailing in this beautiful country. It was in december.. Later I'll try to improve the shooting system, Could be interesting. The bow. Portside crane not glued yet, Just waiting to lift Arado 196 seaplane. I started to made some flag with the classic method of aluminium sheet, i used a decal adhesive. Line are done by this magical product from EZ line from USA, great product. I have 2 size in stock, fine and heavy. In final i used a mat varnish (Revell enamel), because decals are bright.. That protect the decal color also. Portside is finish. Starboard side, also, but not the weathering. The end is not so far.. In the back, on the wall, you can see a nice french pilot's boat "Albert Faroult". My father was chef engineer on this ship. She was the property of the "Pilotage de la Seine", it's was used by the pilots of Rouen in 70's. I used to go sailing with my father on this boat when I was very young at the time. There was an impressive 2 strokes engine fitted (4 cylinders) on this ship. http://www.pilote-seine.fr/medias/galerie-dimages/nggallery/galerie-dimages/images-dantan The ship was based in Le Havre. This pilot's boat had a story during WW2. My uncle was on board and served later all along the conflict on the class Flower corvette K117 "Renoncule" (HMS Ranunculus") and corvette "Commandant Détroyat" https://compagnonshavrais.jimdofree.com/biographies-de-ffl-du-havre/saliou-jean-fnfl/ He's on the right, down. https://actu.fr/bretagne/paimpol_22162/partis-paimpol-langleterre-marins-la-france-libre_16413644.html On 18 and 19 June 1940, in general fever, sailors left Paimpol to join England and the Free French Naval Forces (FNFL). Among them were young officer cadets from the Hydrography School. On 17, 18 and 19 June 1940 the port of Paimpol was in turmoil. The quays were crowded with vehicles and the population was worried. Ships, trawlers, tugs, succeed one another to shelter the maritime administrations and the archives of the large northern ports. Pilot boats on the Seine A couple, the Albert-Faroult and the Georges Leverdier, pilot boats of the Seine. A pilot from Le Havre wants to save these ships before the Germans arrive. He contacts Admiral Pacé, director of the school of hydrography and asks him to encourage the students to leave for England aboard the Albert-Faroult. The pilot's own son, Jean Saliou (20 years old) is a hydro student. Some of the young cadets refused the armistice signed by Pétain. "This old man who speaks of honour when everything he says is a sign of renunciation and abandonment" wrote Georges Ménage, (18 years old at the time) in his memoirs*. On 18 June, those who wanted to embark were desperate for the refusal of the maritime registration. Rejected by some of the crew officers, they tried to take over one ship and then the other, hiding where they could, sometimes with the complicity of the cook. At 5.30 p.m., the Albert-Faroult finally sailed for Falmouth without even hearing General de Gaulle's call. The yacht Manou One day later, a completely different ship will leave Paimpol, the yacht Manou, a thin black hull docked at the Loti wharf. The port is blocked. The engine is out of order, we need a mechanic. The latter, Jean Eouzan, a native of Paimpol, will arrive from Dunkirk, exhausted, on the morning of 19 June. He will have crossed part of France by motorcycle. In the meantime, those in charge of the lock have been convinced to open the lock chamber despite the current ban. Admiral Lecocq, a general teacher at the hydrography school, took 52 pupils on board alongside a crew of volunteers under the leadership of Merchant Navy Captain Jean-François Le Deut and boatswain Jean Batard. "Without fanfare or fanfare On 20 June, it was the arrival at Plymouth after being boarded during the night by English warships. All the passengers of the Manou will join the Free France and will serve on different ships during the conflict. The Manou, under English crew from September 40, will serve as a balloon ship for anti-aircraft defence. On Saturday, the ceremony will pay tribute to this merchant navy of the Free French Forces, whose role "without glitter or fanfare" was nevertheless essential. The figures bear witness to this: 4,000 crew members, all volunteers, on nearly 170 ships. Without forgetting the fishing fleet, 155 boats. The losses were severe: 12% of men, 35% of ships. It is this heroic epic which will be recalled in detail and with many witnesses on Saturday 21st April in Paimpol and Ploubazlanec on the occasion of the tribute organised by the Fondation de la France Libre. * Odyssey of a sailor of Free France Le Havre - 1967
  6. @Ex-FAAWAFU Thanks, found in Amazon.fr . In the basket too.. https://www.amazon.fr/MJ-style-Antistatique-Laboratoire-Électronique/dp/B083J22PKF/ref=sr_1_16?__mk_fr_FR=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&crid=3DYCZETXOTI6B&keywords=pince+brucelle+de+précision&qid=1585382232&sprefix=pince+bru%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-16
  7. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200317-covid-19-how-long-does-the-coronavirus-last-on-surfaces
  8. Very Good job! So it brought back good memories for you and for me! Some picture and videos i took during a legendary GoodWood Revival 2015, A remarkable concentration of spitfire! https://www.flickr.com/photos/135785223@N03/albums/72157659219400971
  9. The story of the IJN Mikasa. 40 pictures of the ship after restauration, it’s now a museum at Yokosuka, Japan: https://www.cnet.com/news/japans-114-year-old-battleship-mikasa-a-relic-of-another-time/
  10. Cheer up, a day off should get you back in the saddle... Anyway, you did a great job!
  11. Accomodation ladders and davits in place. ( The superstructures are not glued yet. No weathering yet on the main deck accomodations)
  12. Rear portside accommodation ladder, a mix PE of Mk1 Design and Eduard.. 3 items on this side of the ship.
  13. Tks to all, tks Stuart. Lot of pieces, may be 3000 or more, with the kit MK1 and the Eduard.. But it's an exciting construction. I recommend. The quality of the model helps a lot. Pass the complete day to the bow , batayoles, forward gangways and portside Davits. Try some north atlantic weathering, after few days at sea in moderate weather. That's should be light.
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