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Title: New Maquettes Kits
Post by: herrmill on December 13, 2007, 11:22:31 pm
Gents,

Does anyone have experience with building any of the New Maquettes kits?

http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/New-Maquettes-model-boats.htm (http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/New-Maquettes-model-boats.htm)  
 
 I am intertested in starting on a plank on frame model & their Le Jocelyne or Le Marsouin caught my eye.  Also any input on their quality of their fittings compared to Aeronaut or others?  Many thanks!

Chuck 
Title: Re: New Maquettes Kits
Post by: tigertiger on December 15, 2007, 01:23:11 am
Good to see you back on line hermill. :D

Have the 5months of decorating finished yet? ::)
I hope so.

If you get this it would be great to see a build thread.
Title: Re: New Maquettes Kits
Post by: herrmill on December 17, 2007, 11:01:26 am
Herr Tiger,

No, the 5+ months of waterboarding, er, I mean decoration is a full month behind schedule & we'll be lucky to not be living in a tent come 30 January.  Even though the hobbies are on hold, I'm still collecting enough kits to open my own LHS one day.  {-) I do do have a few small projects working that I put a couple hours in each week after work.

Will drop you a note off the boards so we can get together for a few beers so I can fill you in. 

Cheers!

Chuck


Title: Re: New Maquettes Kits
Post by: herrmill on December 17, 2007, 11:08:28 am
Isn't it strange that no one appears to have any knowledge of a French kit maker who supposedly has been in business for more than 40 years?   

I can understand the ignorance if I brought up this question on one of the US forums, but here?   I can't even get an answer from several well-known hobby sources that I
sent inquries to asking about these kits they advertise, if they could provide any build reviews, etc...   ???
Title: Re: New Maquettes Kits
Post by: tigertiger on December 17, 2007, 11:20:52 am
www.westbourne-models.com
Used to stock them in UK.

Or
Try a PM to Romainpek

French guy.

Cool dude in Beijing, also visits this site, but has been busy for a while.

He will probably be able to point you at a site. Actually some of the French sites are very good. Just in French. ;)
Title: Re: New Maquettes Kits
Post by: herrmill on December 18, 2007, 02:12:30 am
Oui kapitan!  O0

Westbourne is one of the suppliers I've contacted without any success, & I've already sent out a few PMs to those from the continent but not our fellow expat to the north.  I'll be sure to send him a note today as well.

Chuck
Title: Re: New Maquettes Kits
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 18, 2007, 08:57:31 am
Usually best to ring Westbourne models this time of year..... Tell/Fax 01202 763480