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  1. French Civilians 30-40s (38037) 1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models Ltd The French lived for years under the jackboot of Nazi domination, with their harsh treatment of the French civilians costing many lives, even those uninvolved with the brave Resistance fighters. Life had to go on though, and people did the best they could under the circumstances. Fashion didn’t change much during the 30s and 40s, partly because of the lack of materials, designers etc., so people made do with what they had and much clothing from the two decades was almost interchangeable.
  2. French WWII Paint Set (A.MIG-7228) AMMO of Mig Jiménez At the beginning of WWII the French armed forces fought the advancing Germans tooth and nail to protect their homeland, hampered at every turn by their top brass that were still fighting yesterday’s war from way behind the frontline. It also didn’t help that Blitzkrieg was still a new concept, and within a short period they were overrun by the Nazis and an armistice was signed. During this time many French aircraft wore a three-tone camouflage of grey/brown/green over a light grey underside. This
  3. Marcel Bloch MB.152 (Late) (48019) 1:48 Dora Wings The MB.152 stemmed from the MB.150 deign which lost out to the MS/406 in a 1934 competition to find a new fighter for the French Air Force. The MB.150 showed promise and that is why development was taken further. A new wing was designed and a more powerful engine was fitted. By the time WWII broke out about 120 were delivered, however they were not considered combat ready at the time. Problems with the tails had lead to them being stored pending modification. Despite these problems some aircraft were
  4. Hi, all! Looking carefully at Mirage 4000 1/72 Modelsvit, I suddenly discovered that I had absolutely no information about him cockpit electronic bay. My interesting detail colour equipment inside cockpit electronic bay. Why I doubt the colors offered Modelsvit in assembling? Because, Modelsvit in assembling offers paint detail canopy frame as Humbrol 127: Really? Serious? It's Humbrol 127 inside canopy??? Next "funny" moments with Mirage 4000 1/72 Modelsvit. Look on this photo very-very carefully: It only seems to me,
  5. French Infantry On The March 1914 ICM 1:35 (35705) The first thing to note about this set is the figures are not all French Infantry, and the second is that they are not on the March? There are three French Soldiers; one standing, one sitting, and one lying down. The forth figure is a French Taxi Driver. It would seem from ICM's site that these are designed to go with a French Taxi kit which we reviewed here. The figures though are well sculpted like all of ICM's recent offerings. The dress for the military figures looks correct and equipment does as well.
  6. Panhard 178 with French Armoured Vehicle Crew ICM 1:35 The Panhard 178 was at the time of its manufacture (1935) an advanced reconnaissance armoured car used by the French armed forces. The 178 being Panhard's internal project number. The vehicle features 4 wheel drive a 25mm main gun supplemented by a 7.5mm machine gun. It was the first 4 wheel drive type of vehicle mass produced for a major power. A feature of the vehicle was a driving position in the front for the drive, and a separate one at the rear for the second driver. The second driver also doubled as a r
  7. Now, I'm presenting you a model for this week. It's a Bloch MB152 aircraft model, Smer, or Heller. I note that the cabin glass is not finely glued, but is only fixed with a white glue. The complete glass in the box was full of flashes, and the middle part of the cabin lid and the windshield were quite twisted. After cleaning the flush with the same, I tried to fix the lid by heating, but poorly. Overall, I am happy that the model looks in the shelf. Here's the picture.
  8. Gentlemen, Contrary to the British, US and Austro-Hungarian WW1 aircraft manufacturing data, the numbers of French (and German, Russian, Italian, a.s.o.) aircraft manufactured in this period are unknown even in approximate form. Various sources give the total number of the French WW1 aircraft as some 60.000 (varying from 52.000 of the indigenously designed up to 68.000 including licences purchased and sold). Very few of them are confirmed - or maybe at least I haven't been able to find exact numbers of the vast majority of them. Would anybody be able to direct me to the appropriate s
  9. Completed build of ICM's Panhard armoured car, as used by France during WWII. (build review can be seen here - Armorama build )
  10. So to go with my Asas de Portugal Alpha Jet I'm doing a Patrouille de France one too! The kit is the standard Revell one - I've got a lot of these floating around and they make a decent Alpha. The decals come from Caracal which I believe gives enough for 2 complete aircraft. But I have 3 Alpha Jets and some other decals in a Heller anniversary box I got when I was a kid in France on holiday, so I may well do 3 in the end! Most of you are probably fully aware of the Patrouille de France. They're one of the best display teams (and my joint favourite) in the world. They'v
  11. Hello all. Well, as they say, a picture paints a thousand words, and since I can't think of any words, I'll start with pictures..... Base plan with makeshift road... Probably use some sort of putty to smooth out cardboard. Thinking of putting PVA glue with fine sand for bitumen. I dunno how accurate that would be, but eh... With panther and figures for a test fit. Ground work will be painted a different colour, it was just left over from a desert base, so I used it More info on the panther will be posted when it is finished 100%, will be up in AFV RFI. The plan is to have a dead hedge
  12. Hello, i finished this model 2 weeks ago. I used the Salt technic (first time !) also i made a HUD. The model is painted with Gunze paints (H307,H306,SM04,MC214 and few others) I hope you'll enjoy !
  13. I have a Heller Magister taking up shelf space, however I have a big reluctance to build it OOB because it's hardly inspirational as such... Option 1: Patrouille De France 1978, could there be a more colourful scheme? Or a more common combination...(tied perhaps with a Red Arrow Hawk) Option 2: All silver West Germany WS50 19966. Could this be the most boring Heller scheme? So without buying an AM decal sheet what could I come up with? 1. Put it back on the shelf 2. Build but don't paint/decal 3. Spend more money on decals, and blowing apart the idea of cheap + cheerful. 4. Wiff... Whi
  14. Hi all, I am new on this forum and this diorama is my biggest work, so far. The basic kits were the Hasegawa's old bf 109E and the Tamiya reissued Opel Blitz. During the building I used a lot of PE and detail sets, such as Eduard, Part, Hauler, SBS Model! Hope you like it! Thanks or watching! Cheers, Matyi from Hungary
  15. Hey everyone. So my latest project was this small vignette I made completly from scratch. The vignette is 1/72 scale with diameter of 6cm. The solider and a dog are from the old pack of Revell figures. The base was made on the old cover of mustard dishes. I love to work with natural elements to achieve the wanted realism, that's why I used real wood,rocks and soil. The house was made from the balsa wood and then covered with a putty. I used AK paints and washes. For the reference photos I used photos from ruined city of Saint Lo in 1944. I am very happy with the result because this was the fir
  16. Dewoitine D.520C1 n° 277, GC III/6 5ème escadrille l'armée de l'Air, Rayack (Syria), June 1941, flown by Sous-lieutenant Pierre Le Gloan Kit: 1/72 Hasegawa Dewoitine D.520 "French Air Force" Afermarket parts : Eduard #72-254 photo-etched detail set (selected parts only) Falcon vac formed canopy (from the set #26 “France WWII”) Corrections & additions made on the kit: The nose air intakes were originally the wrong shape being too narrow at their forward end. This was corrected with plastic inserts and re-shaping. The louvers were added to the intakes as it can be see
  17. This was a quickie done in an hour or two, built around two weeks ago. Not the best I've done but can't say I enjoyed building this kit either. Here we go: Regards
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