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Old 01-02-2019, 11:22 AM   #1
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Hi there!

Sorry if it's not the right place to post it...

Today I dare taking the step, registering and intoducing myself.

First of all, sorry for any future mistake in English!

I am French, my name is Xavier, I am 53 and I live in Paris.

I am a civil engineer BUT... as maybe some of you I wanted to be a jet fighter pilot... I was qualified to Salon de Provence (jet fighter school in France) but I was stopped because of spine issues... S--t!

Anyway, I have always been fascinating by aircrafts, especially modern jet fighters. For about 15 years I have built lots of plastic models and created several dioramas with meticulous (maniacal?) details, but everything has disappeared after theft and wanton destruction in my apartment... S--t again!

I was so disgusted that I stopped everything until two years ago when I discovered the "diecast world". Therefore I have been trying to rebuild a new collection. The next challenge will be to place all models in showcases (dust in Paris is awful!)... I hope it will be effective within two or three months and I will share some pictures with you.

My prefered birds are F-4 Phantom, F-14 Tomcat and Mirage 2000, but I love plenty of others, including Russian ones.

My favorite manus are AC, CW, CBW and HM. I also get Falcon, Dassault Premium and Altaya models, even quality is sometimes very poor, but the purpose was getting French jets, which are unfortunately rare... I dream of a Super Etendard or a Mirage IV!

I have to say that I am not a specialist as some members of this forum who are very impressive, but I am ready to learn more!
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:07 AM   #2
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Welcome Fox-2.....

By all means share pics of your aircraft when you get around to cabing them. With diecast, it's a guarantee your wallet will deflate at times.....hopefully your mate, if you have one, will be very understanding

Certainly, there's lots to learn, if you find something of interest. There are multiple of world wide personalities encountered here, even your own countrymen. We talk with our keyboards and listen with our eyes. Fair and equal footing for all

Cya on the threads...

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Old 01-17-2019, 02:55 AM   #3
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bienvenue, monsieur fox2!

i've seen how devastating it can be for someone who has dedicated 15 years of his lif to his passion, only for his life's work be destroyed by/lost through wanton acts of destruction/theft... and the slow and painful process of rebuilding one's life. but it's heartening to see that you've pulled through and rediscovering the joy through diecast collection.

you'll be spoilt for choice with the spooks and tomcats, that's for sure... and living in france, the mirage 2000 is easily available (albeit expensive). as for collecting russians... well, i guess you've started at just about the right time. just a couple of years ago, some manufacturers were of the opinion that russian jets don't sell. what a difference a couple of years makes (or perhaps the manufacturers were listening to the wrong people?).

looking forward to you sharing your collection... more so if you have them in dio! speaking of which, what in the world happened to calibre wings standing pilot figures?

cheers!
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:17 AM   #4
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Bonjour Xavier!

Welcome to the military forum and you are very lucky to be living in such a beautiful city as Paris! it is by far my favorite city to travel to but i see you also like the French fighter jets, my favorite is definitely the Mirage 2000 and i admire just like yourself all the Russian ones too.. and please share with us here your collection of aircraft models, military or others that you have accumulated so far..

Anyway have fun here, watch & learn and don't let anyone stop you from collecting what you love period.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:32 AM   #5
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A froggy here... great ! It's not too soon !

bienvenue cher compatriote.


Share your collection... it's always nice
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:51 AM   #6
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Welcome. You are not too old to join.

I am more senior than you. I am going to be 66 in two weeks time.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:04 PM   #7
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Welcome! I think you’ll like it here.

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Old 01-17-2019, 07:57 PM   #8
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Welcome Xavier, we look forward to seeing your collection. Keep us updated with what you get and what interests you.

Like Tomcatter said, now is a good time to be a red star collector
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:46 PM   #9
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Thanks everybody, I feel less alone right now!

@BB: "We talk with our keyboards and listen with our eyes"... Nice, i will remember!

@tomcatter: you cannot imagine how you feel while seing the whole disaster... I really cried... But with your warm welcoming I feel much better!

@Surinam: Paris is very nice... but just awful with the "yellow vest" fellows!

@cheesecake: chouette un copain ! I love your SU-25 avatar dear Froggy Friend...

@kltower: Happy Birthday mate, you're not old at all!

@MSR777: I'm sure about it...

@Ukrainian Falcons: you're the Official Troll, aren't you?... ;-)
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:12 PM   #10
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@Ukrainian Falcons: you're the Official Troll, aren't you?... ;-)
A sense of humour, I like that... your hired
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:15 PM   #11
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A sense of humour, I like that... your hired
Yessssssssssssssss!!!
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:26 PM   #12
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damn! all my effort down the drain

but hey, i guess 'mouthy mouse' ain't so bad
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:16 PM   #13
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Thanks everybody, I feel less alone right now!

@Ukrainian Falcons: you're the Official Troll, aren't you?... ;-)


Welcome Fox2.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:03 AM   #14
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Welcome from Southern California! Sorry for the unfortunate incidents. The diecast thing is an addiction, but a fun and educational one as well. Dennis
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:32 PM   #15
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Thanks guys!

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damn! all my effort down the drain

but hey, i guess 'mouthy mouse' ain't so bad
Don't worry, I'm sure you do your best , but according to what I already read, Ukrainian Falcons has got the lead...
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:42 PM   #16
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Don't worry, I'm sure you do your best , but according to what I already read, Ukrainian Falcons has got the lead...
You hear that TC
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Thanks guys!

Don't worry, I'm sure you do your best , but according to what I already read, Ukrainian Falcons has got the lead...
"Mind is like a parachute, it works better when it is open."

Rather like that!
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:22 PM   #18
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Thanks guys!

Don't worry, I'm sure you do your best , but according to what I already read, Ukrainian Falcons has got the lead...
i do! i do! but apparently my best ain't good enough
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I'm afraid I'm not as good at double posting as you are
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:36 AM   #21
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I'm afraid I'm not as good at double posting as you are
oh no, even i picked that up from the master double poster
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:33 AM   #22
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...and you're slowing down, mate!
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