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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:39 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum winalot :wave: if you use a mobile phone to take and store your pictures you can also use an app called Tapatalk, this will allow you to upload pictures here without any resizing issues, just another option for you to think about :D . If you want to upload any videos of your models you will need to upload them to YouTube first then you can link them here for people to view :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:20 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Now we need Fred the French to pop in and say hi. I don't think he's far from Le Mans.

Well, my friends have a house in 49, and a carp fishing lake in 53. I'm hoping to pop over in the new year.


Hello :D Fred is on the 35 ,near Rennes , not for from Lorient ( Uboot base WW II Keromanm )
For info :thumbup:
https://patrimoine.lorient.bzh/histoire ... e-keroman/
Désolé,traduction in French 8O

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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:33 pm

Winalot :D
You know number 17 is 2 hours on the A10 motorway? Every year, is exhibition of reduced models of tanks with outdoor demonstration of scale 1 tanks,Pentecost weekend,2 days,except 2020 :thumbdown: COVID
https://www.museedesblindes.fr/

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:57 pm

Jofaur86 wrote:
Son of a gun-ner wrote:Now we need Fred the French to pop in and say hi. I don't think he's far from Le Mans.

Well, my friends have a house in 49, and a carp fishing lake in 53. I'm hoping to pop over in the new year.


Hello :D Fred is on the 35 ,near Rennes , not for from Lorient ( Uboot base WW II Keromanm )
For info :thumbup:
https://patrimoine.lorient.bzh/histoire ... e-keroman/
Désolé,traduction in French 8O

Yes, 35 is quite close :thumbup:
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Postby FredtheFrench » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:48 pm

Welcome here. I m sure you will be good here.

You live in Charente Maritime! Few years ago, I was on vacation there. Ronces les Bains, la Tremblade, Royan...

There was a very nice museum on the Royan pocket, but which has closed for many years. Of course, all collections was sold and dispered in the world.

Along beachs between Ronce les Bains and Royan, there is a big forest, crossed by a road and cycle path and along the ocean. In this forest, you have a lot of bunkers to see. But maybe you've already visited them...

Regards.

Fred.


I live in Brittany (35 Ille et vilaine). :thumbup:
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Postby Winalot » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:51 pm

Hi Fred
Bonjour, sorry for my late reply. Desolé pour mon reponse en retard, J‘etais occupé avec Le fabrication de mon char, Le Pershing! Time goes quickly when you are building models, soon it’s late and you don’t realise.
I know La Tremblade and love Royan, there is an Indian restaurant there, which is my lifeline. I can’t live without a curry. Saintes is also a lovely town.
Nice to hear from you.
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Postby Winalot » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:13 pm

I forgot to say on my intro, that I once owned a 43 Willy’s Jeep, all original with a .30cal on a mount and an original radio, and also a 1943 6x6 GMC 2.5 Ton truck. Deuce and a half, short wheel base
. Fabulous both of them and used to go to all the shows with a group of GI‘s in the back. And we toured Normandy, where the welcome from the locals was astounding! Sadly they have moved on but had great fun. Got some great pics of truck on Utah beach I will post some time.
Sorry if I’m banging on, as my wife would say!
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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:48 pm

Winalot wrote:I forgot to say on my intro, that I once owned a 43 Willy’s Jeep, all original with a .30cal on a mount and an original radio, and also a 1943 6x6 GMC 2.5 Ton truck. Deuce and a half, short wheel base
. Fabulous both of them and used to go to all the shows with a group of GI‘s in the back. And we toured Normandy, where the welcome from the locals was astounding! Sadly they have moved on but had great fun. Got some great pics of truck on Utah beach I will post some time.
Sorry if I’m banging on, as my wife would say!
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:O Can’t wait to see the pictures??

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Postby Winalot » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:57 pm

Will do, but got to reduce file size first. Where do you think I should post them?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:06 am

Winalot wrote:Will do, but got to reduce file size first. Where do you think I should post them?
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There are a couple of options. I'd say General Discussion, or Off Topic, if it's wrong, don't worry, one of those nice Global moderator chaps will move it :thumbup:
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Postby EAO » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:36 am

Greetings Mr. Winalot,

Sounds like you and I have a commonality in militaria! I have two Uncles who fought in the European Theater in WW2, and two Great Uncles who fought in WW1. I have lot's of war booty brought back by the four of them. For about the last 20 years I've been a hard core collector of mainly Third Reich and Imperial German items. I rotate between hobbies about every two or three years. Firearms, militaria, sports cars, and for now RC tanks.

Regards,
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Postby BarryC » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:35 pm

Welcome to the "show" sir! :thumbup:

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Postby Winalot » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:05 pm

Thanks for such a warm welcome.
As requested I have posted some pics of my ex vehicles on general forum, I hope that’s ok!
I have many regrets on parting with them, but, you know, things and times change, and you move on. Jeeps cost a fortune now, I just wish I’d kept it. Mind you, you have to be slim( which I’m not anymore) to fit behind the wheel!
John Wayne had to have the Seat altered in order to fit in a Jeep!
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Postby Estnische » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:15 am

midlife306 wrote:My other passion is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,


I’ve always had Chitty as my favourite children’s movie, no doubt implanted by my childhood love of cars. When my own kids and their cousins came along I made sure to let them see it and also sing those songs.

Despite my son loving horror movies, he said that The Child Catcher gave him nightmares!

I was also chuffed that Chitty was built by Alan Mann Racing, Ford’s UK racing contractor.
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