Author Topic: Hello from Paris  (Read 159 times)

Offline papapoule3818

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Hello from Paris
« on: July 30, 2022, 17:36:43 »
Hi everyone,

I m really happy to join the forum. I have read a lot of interesting threads already and I'm looking forward to share ideas, tips and projects !

My son Augustin is playing with Playmobil more and more as he just turned 4 years old :-)
We went together to our first Playmobil event a few month back and are planning to attend one next week :-)

I had lots fun with my pirates ships, my cowboys and indians figurines when I was a little boy.
I if course took my ships on fresh water aventures.
We also made some custom landscapes with my dad for our Marklin train sets.

As I m turning 40 years old next year, playing Playmobil with Augustin is a great way for us to spend time together, developing his creativity and learning about history.

I would say I have been a fan of Playmobil for 30 - 35 years...and I am rediscovering my old sets with Augustin.

I would like to progressively do customs :

1/ disassemble Playmobil and switch body parts etc... (for now it's too hard for Augustin but he is choosing which elements to assemble together)
2/ mix and match themes to create mini dioramas
3/ frame custom figurines for décoration (IKEA frames with depth)
4/ cleaning old playmobil (white helicopter Turner yellowish)
5/ custom painting or figurines
6/ customs on ships
project 1 - long row boat from drakkar hull (inspiration from Emma J)
project 2 - reassemble a complete Shooner set 3740 from 2nd hand parts
project 3 - custom painting of small ships, custom rigging, custom sails
project 4 - custom assembly of 2 small ships into one (inspiration Macgayver - Interceptor)

That's a lot of projects for years to come :-)


I would like to become a member of PlaymoFriends to exchange tips, share progress and get new ideas :-)

Thanks a lot,
Greg aka papapoule3818

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Re: Hello from Paris
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2022, 21:05:04 »
Welcome from the Netherlands!!
I’m looking forward to seeing your mini dioramas and custom figures.
There are certainly enough projects for the coming years   :D

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Re: Hello from Paris
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2022, 01:17:44 »
Bonjour cher Greg  :wave:

Que voici une jolie presentation !

Je te souhaite la bienvenue depuis Marlow on Thames pres de Londres !

Je te souhaite beaucoup de plaisir a decouvrir notre joyeux petit forum  :)

Karim :gent:
La, tout n'est qu'ordre et beaute, luxe, calme et volupte. L'Invitation au Voyage. Charles Baudelaire.1857.

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Re: Hello from Paris
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2022, 07:46:44 »
Bonjour, Greg and welcome to Playmofriends from Stroud, UK!
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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Re: Hello from Paris
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2022, 09:36:14 »
Hello & welcome from the UK! 

I hope you & Augustin continue to have fun with your Playmobil!. Sounds like you have some great projects lined up!

It's lovely that you're rediscovering your love with him & using it for both fun & learning.

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Re: Hello from Paris
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2022, 11:12:02 »
Welcome from Portugal!

Looking forward to pics from your collection, and all those projects - seems you will be busy ;)

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Re: Hello from Paris
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2022, 16:53:50 »
Welcome from Oregon USA  :wave:

Offline papapoule3818

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Re: Hello from Paris
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2022, 22:01:50 »
Thanks a lot guys for such a warm welcome !
We went to a nice playmo exhibit at the Chateau de Jallanges near Tours yesterday.
12 diorama by Philippe Bethune
https://www.facebook.com/expositionplaymobil
A really nice way to start our vacations !

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Re: Hello from Paris
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2022, 21:05:50 »
Hello, and a warm welcome from the UK!  :wave:
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Re: Hello from Paris
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2022, 16:35:11 »
Welcome! :) It looks like you have a great plan for making some customs.
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