The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers meet every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. We currently meet at the NSi, 21513 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland.

Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you bring a project, finished or not, theme or non-theme to share during our Show-N-Tell discussion. Okay, you don't really have to bring a project...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

French National Maritime Museum - Paris

While on a visit to Paris I convinced my wife we needed to make a side trip to the French National Maritime Museum.  It's one of the world's oldest and contains ship models from Luis XVI time.  I understand he was an avid ship model collector...really not much different that most of us modelers except his "stash" was built by others.



I'll apologize for the poor photography; no flash was allowed so I had to use some unconventional (for me) settings.










Laundry day...


























All models of the same battleship, Jean Bart, at different times in her life.


CV Bearn, circa 1940.  The Wildcats and Buffaloes were to serve on her, had they been delivered in time.








A couple of shots into the conservation shop.
























Thanks for looking...

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