INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF MODEL SHIPBUILDING - Rochefort, France - 18.th-21.st October 2018

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1.st INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF MODEL SHIPBUILDING in Rochefort, France - 18.th to 21.st October 2018
1.er Congres International de Modelisme Naval - Rochefort - du 18 au 21 Octobre 2018

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What is the idea ?
The idea is to select and gather around one hundred quality model shipbuilders coming from all over the world. Invited by the City of Rochefort, this convention will be held in the Convention Hall, facing the Gate of the Sun the main entrance to the Naval Dockyard.
It will be the opportunity to introduce model shipbuilding, a hobby shared among many people around the world who will share their knowledge and show their work to visitors.

It seems to be, if my Admiral will accept it, that I will travel with three handfull german modelers to Rochefort, some with their models, to participate at this convention. (Remark: I am not counted in the "100 quality model shipbuilders")

At this convention it is planned, that modelers from Japan, USA, Russia, Italy, Spain and Germany are joining together at this historic interesting location.
The Exhibition of the models will be in one part of the National Maritime Museum in Rochefort, open for public from 11 to 18 PM.

Program:
Next to cocktail and dinner parties there will be organized from the french friends from Arsenal also a
- workshop "Ship modeling for all" by Gerard Piouffre
- visit of National Maritime Museum
- visit of Navy History Documentation Archives
- visit of the frigate L´Hermione, which will be at this time moored in the double "Napoleon" drydock
- visit of old school of naval Medicine
- visit of the Sea and Air Command Museum
- visit of the Royal Rope Factory with trials
- several lectures like "The battle of Chesapeake Cape: behind the scene, the Bourbon Family Compact, by Admiral JY Nerzic, "Origin and sources for documentation", "Restoration of ancient models" and "Is there a market for top quality models"

It is organized by the City of Rochefort, Assiciation des Amis du Musee national de la Marine, Musee national de la Marine, Corderie Royale, Service Historique de la Defense and Musee de lÁeronautique Navale

The naval Museum
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The rope factory
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The double dry dock
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At this film you see the L´Hermione entering the dry docks of Rochefort, at that time of the Convention the ship will be moored in one of the drydocks......


Look here:
https://www.cimnfrance.com/
 

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sounds like you will need a camera and a video camera so you can share this great event with everyone.

seems over on your side of the big pond model building is taken far more serious than here in the U.S. We have no organization capable or even willing to put on such an event.
 

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There are still 5 months to go.......but I realy try to make this trip. From Vienna it is 1.700 km driving, with picking up some other modelers on the way, so it will not be boring.....
And I promise, that I will be equipped with enough gigabyte to share with my friends here on SOS.
And one month earlier, in September , I plan to go to Hamburg, for the modelers meeting in the maritim museum. So very busy autumn.
Are there no clubs or associations in the US making some meetings, convents etc? It should be!
 

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1.st INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF MODEL SHIPBUILDING in Rochefort, France - 18.th to 21.st October 2018
1.er Congres International de Modelisme Naval - Rochefort - du 18 au 21 Octobre 2018

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What is the idea ?
The idea is to select and gather around one hundred quality model shipbuilders coming from all over the world. Invited by the City of Rochefort, this convention will be held in the Convention Hall, facing the Gate of the Sun the main entrance to the Naval Dockyard.
It will be the opportunity to introduce model shipbuilding, a hobby shared among many people around the world who will share their knowledge and show their work to visitors.

It seems to be, if my Admiral will accept it, that I will travel with three handfull german modelers to Rochefort, some with their models, to participate at this convention. (Remark: I am not counted in the "100 quality model shipbuilders")

At this convention it is planned, that modelers from Japan, USA, Russia, Italy, Spain and Germany are joining together at this historic interesting location.
The Exhibition of the models will be in one part of the National Maritime Museum in Rochefort, open for public from 11 to 18 PM.

Program:
Next to cocktail and dinner parties there will be organized from the french friends from Arsenal also a
- workshop "Ship modeling for all" by Gerard Piouffre
- visit of National Maritime Museum
- visit of Navy History Documentation Archives
- visit of the frigate L´Hermione, which will be at this time moored in the double "Napoleon" drydock
- visit of old school of naval Medicine
- visit of the Sea and Air Command Museum
- visit of the Royal Rope Factory with trials
- several lectures like "The battle of Chesapeake Cape: behind the scene, the Bourbon Family Compact, by Admiral JY Nerzic, "Origin and sources for documentation", "Restoration of ancient models" and "Is there a market for top quality models"

It is organized by the City of Rochefort, Assiciation des Amis du Musee national de la Marine, Musee national de la Marine, Corderie Royale, Service Historique de la Defense and Musee de lÁeronautique Navale

The naval Museum
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The rope factory
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The double dry dock
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At this film you see the L´Hermione entering the dry docks of Rochefort, at that time of the Convention the ship will be moored in one of the drydocks......


Look here:
https://www.cimnfrance.com/
waw Uwe, I wish you a lot of viewing pleasure there in Rochefort.
I know some of the Spanish modellers who go there with their work, one of them is Ramon Olivenza, what that man makes is incredible (here are some of his works) the last one I think he will take to Rochefort.


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G'day Uwe
You are very modest when you said you were not one of the 100. With your skills you are (as it is said in Australia)
'a shoe in' to be one of them.
Sure we will speak before your trip, please take oogles of photos etc.
Are you going to take you La Salamandre model with you? That will definitely be your key to the 100 club.
Havagreatime
Your jealous friend
Greg
 

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Maybe Uwe is taking his laptop there and make all those guys to register on the spot on Sos,Lol ;)I guess we need to get some Sos T - shirts too.
 

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Now we have some more news about the event

Here you can find the actual listing of the complete program in Rochefort

The program:
https://guytournier.wixsite.com/cimnanglais

The lectures:
https://www.cimnfrance.com/programme-des-conferences

On sunday will be a lecture about "The Saint Philippe and the role of the first class ships of the line, during the reign of Louis XIV", by Patrick Villiers, the author of the new monographie from ancre

Before the beginning of congress the list of the participants should be not published, but I can tell you, that I will be able to show you photos of really beautiful models built by master-modelers from France, Belgium, Germany, Suiz, Russia, Italy, Spain, Japan and also USA.
And not only the complete fleet from ancre will be shown - a lot of other interesting models

Tomorrow morning I will start my journey - 1.800 km - but every km worth
 

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Bon voyage memattie!​
Have a bonza of a time in France and take oodles of Kodak of those incredible models.
Transportation from Australian English to normal English:

Bon voyage my feiend!​
Have a great of a time in France and take lots of photos of those incredible models.
Happymodeling
Greg
 

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We arrived finaly in Rochefort - everything went well
The exhibition and the official program will start tomorrow, today afternoon and evening was the possibility to bring the models into the premises of the arsenal in which the convention and congress will be .

So today only some first fast impressions of the room and some of the models - appr. 150 models by appr. 80 modelers.
Some real beauties - stay tuned....I will show much more details in the next days.

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FRom the window you have a direct view on the Hermione......I will visit here also as part of the congress

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