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  1. 1. Poll 1 - Non-aircraft - post one vote in this section

    • Citroën 2CV – Jean
      2
    • Char B and Renault Light Tank – Stevej60
      1
    • Peugeot 205EV – Redstaff
      3
    • Renault FT17 – Jb65rams
      1
    • AMX-13 – PlaStix
      3
    • Renault taxi de la Marne – Bertie Psmith
      10
    • Citroën 2CV – Scargsy
      3
    • French Line Infantryman 1815 – Natter
      2
    • Peugeot 206WRC – TimJ
      0
    • Hotchkiss H35 – Ned
      5
    • Renault FT-17 – HobbyPaul
      0
    • Renault 12TL – Cliff B
      1
    • ALAT Jeeps – Tim R-T-C
      0

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Here's my GB entry, another swish French tank that showed the rest how to build tanks with stylish curves!

Heller 1/35 Hotchkiss H35 with Modelkasten tracks. Brush painted AK green over sprayed AK yellow, and (wobbly) lining done with a black Sharpie.

Painted as a 1940 example that faced the German advance towards Dunkirk.

It's a tiny thing with a 2 man crew, A decent 37mm gun, but the combined commander/gunner/loader and no radio didn't give it much chance against Panzers during Operation Yellow.

Fun to build until I got to the decals 😱

In these pictures, the rusted exhaust has come out looking totally different to the rest of the tank, it's not as pronounced in real life, honest!

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My petite contribution.

 

A Cessna L-19E in the colours of French Army Light Aviation, based in Djibouti in 1981.

 

The kit is the lovely Miniwing clear-moulded example, with minor alterations based on reference photos - a heat shield around the exhausts being the main one.

 

The jeeps are Arrowhead whitemetal pieces, based on reference photos online of piles of abandoned French paratroopers Hotchkiss manufacturered jeeps in Djibouti.

 

Figures and accessories from the excellent Heroes Models collection.

 

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Feel free to drop some insults on the build thread

 

 

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Here's my Sabre Kit re-box of the Eduard Fokker Dr.1 unarmed and in French livery.  It was captured and used for evaluation and training.

Thanks to the fine Mods for the GB!  This was fun and I shall now bow gracefully out...😃

 

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--John

 

 

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French FT-17 tank by Meng 1/35 'Le TIGRE' with additional figures, motorcycle and my first diorama.  Hand brushed using Vallejo paints, with 'Le Tigre' decals kindly donated by fellow modeller Jb65rams. Really enjoyed taking part, and thanks for the encouragement.

 

 

 

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Heller's 1/72  MD.450 Ouragan.  
France's first operational production jet fighter, and its first export success.  Markings for the Indian Air Force 29 Sqn. 'Scorpions' .

 

 

 

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Supermarine Seafire MkIII of Aeronavale's 1st Flottile. Based on the carrier Arromanches during the Indochina conflict in 1948. Octopus 1:72 kit built OOB apart from seat belts. It was a bit of a challenge but got there in the end. Brush painted with Xtracrylix Extra Dark Sea Grey and Dark Slate Grey over Sky. Finished off with Liquitex matt varnish. Kit transfers. 

 

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Bréguet 763 Provence

F-BASQ, Air France, 1960

 

Kit:  F-rsin  FRP4007  1/144

 

Build thread:   https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235097172-monsieur-deux-ponts

 

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1/72 Nieuport 16, kit from Eastern Express, almost built out of the box
 

Painted in the colours of N1130 flown by the Sentinel of Verdun, Jean Navarre, Verdun, in May 1916.

 

 

I do believe this is the smallest plane I’ve built... Thread here:

 

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FRENCH AMERICAN - F-100D (E.C. 2/11 French Air Force - Toul Air Base 1972)

 

Kit: 1/72 Revell #04604

Paints: Tamiya, MRP, Testors Metallizers

Decals: kit

AM: resin pilot

 

Build Thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235098530-the-french-american-172-f-100-super-sabre-finished/

 

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1974 Renault 12TL

This model is based on a 1/32 3D-printed bodyshell (which I purchased off eBay), finished to represent the first car that I owned.

The interior and chassis etc., are modified Airfix parts - mainly Escort, but with a couple of bits of Lotus Cortina thrown in too :coolio:.

It's been glazed using flexible PVC sheet.  The (surprisingly accurate!), blue paint is from an old tin of Airfix G10.

The build thread is here, if you would like to see more.

 

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My second submission for the GB...

Heller 1/72 Mirage IVA. 

Rescribed the raised panel lines, also tried to rivet the details which was missing during the build process. Everything else was OOB, even the out registered decals.

The short time I had between my job schedule and my off time didn't help either...

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Cheers,

Mario

 

 

 

 

 

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                                 Special Hobby Mirage F1C Armée de l'Air EC 1/12 "Cambresis" Cambrai Air Base

 

  Humbrol Brushpainted

 Eduard detailling set

 

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Build thread is here

 https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235101004-special-hobby-mirage-f1c-french-air-force-armée-de-lair-ec-112-cambrésis-cambrai-air-base/

Patrice

 

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just in time, 

 

and even some lockdown :(  autumn sunlight :) 

 

Revell Rafale C 1/48

Normandie Niemen 2012

  • Authentic Decals  :)
  • Wolfpack-D cockpit
  • BAM models intakes  :thumbsup:
  • L'Arsenal Damocles targeting pod
  • Hasegawa GBU-24

 

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merci beaucoup!

Werner

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enjoyed this build, which seems to be the second version of this a/c in the Gallery.

 

Kit: Heller 1/48 Rafale A

Markings: Dassault Demonstrator scheme

Extras: PE cockpit additions

Paint: Vallejo acrylics, Tamiya lacquers, Alclad metals and Klear varnish.

Weathering:  Minimal dilute Windsor and Newton Oils, artists' pastels on undercarriage and in cockpit

 

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Build thread here:

 

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Icarus

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