France
Main Battle Tanks
APCs & IFVs
Reconnaissance Vehicles
Engineering Vehicles
Artillery and Air Defense
Miscellaneous
Aircraft and Helicopters
Infantry


Main Battle Tanks


GHQ LeClerc MBT
GHQ Model







GHQ AMX-30 MBT

This shading on this set of vehicles is what I am shooting for on every one I paint.  This model actually represents the later AMX-30B2.


Here's a version of the same tank with a browner paint scheme


CinC AMX30
A good model of the original AMX-30, armed with the coaxial 20mm gun and without the turret stowage racks.




Another version...


GHQ AMX-13 Light Tank


AMX-13/SS-11

I believe these are Skytrex, but I'm not sure




I believe this is theScotai version






AMX-13/75
I believe this is a Navwar/H&R model


AMX-13/90

I believe this is a Navwar/H&R model




AMX-32

Export-only vehicle that was ultimately not adopted by anyone.  The model is from Skytrex.




AMX-50
A model of the early Cold War AFV from Masters of Military on Shapeways, very well done










ARL-44
A World-War-II-Designed Heavy Tank produced in limited numbers following the war.  The fine model is from Masters of Military.  I probably should have painted the tracks on the turret in a rust color, but most photos/diagrams of the tank show them in a dark color.








APCs & IFVs

GHQ AMX-10P APC


CinC AMX-10PC APC
Command version of the AMX-10P (actually, one of the pictures is of the 10P and the other the 10PC)


More examples


H&R AMX-10P


CinC VAB 4X4 and 6X6


Another VAB 4X4



Panhard M3 VBL
I believe this is Scotia, but I'm not certain.  Used by the French Gendarmerie, many foreign customers.  




AMX-VCI
New model from GHQ -- it is absolutely fantastic, and far better than that of their rivals.






AMX-VCI
I believe this is an H&R/Navwar model.  It is a good model, but a GHQ version would be better.


Same vehicle, different paint job -- no wash




Renault Sherpa
3D printed model from Kokoda Trail Models





Reconnaissance Vehicles

CinC AMX-10RC 105mm armed recon vehicle 


Another example with a browner paint scheme


GHQ's Excellent AMX-10RC






This is the same model, painted uses Vallejo's NATO 3-Tone Paint Set








This is the Scotia "updated" AMX-10RC (or perhaps "improved").  Not a good model at all.


CinC ERC-90 Sagaie
90mm-armed recon vehicle


GHQ ERC-90S Sagaie
A 2016 model, and quite a good one






More of the same, different camo schemes




CinC VBC-90 90mm armored car used by Gendarmerie


GHQ AML-60
Light armored car armed with 60mm breach-loading mortar, used world wide



GHQ AML-90
Light armored car with low-pressure 90mm gun, also used world wide


Another version, this one inked with an umber wash


EBR
Post-war heavy armored car with a 75mm gun.  Several models by UK manufacturers, don't know which.  




This is the very good GHQ version, with far more detail.




Engineering Vehicles

AMX-30 EBG
An interesting model from Scotia that would be much better with more detailed running gear.


AMX-30 ARV
Another unique model from Scotia, this one with better detail on the running gear.


AMX-30 AVLB
Bridging vehicle from Scotia, but casting was poor.




VAB du Genie
Scotia VAB engineering vehicle.  This guy required a great deal of trimming to make presentable, but is overall a decent model.


Leguan Bridging Truck
Well, much of one.  The casting was bad, and I believe parts were missing, so I just built and painted the truck.  Note that there appear to be several versions of the Leguan, and this model from Scotia represents a less-common one.


Artillery and Air Defense

CinC AMX30 GCT 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer


H&R Version of the GCT
A far less impressive model, but for the price quite good


AMX-105
Mid-Cold-War Self Propelled Gun on AMX-13 chassis, used by a number of nations.  Model is from Masters of Military. I did not do a great job painting them up.
  






AMX F3
155mm Cold War Self-Propelled Gun.  Model is by Masters of Military.  Note that this was the prototype of the final version posted on Shapeways -- the current version has a far superior mount for the gun.








Scotia FH-70
This is a far better model than the skytrex version.  As it turns out, this gun was not actually used by France, who used a very similar piece called the TR-155 (IIRC).


CinC AMX30 DCA
twin 30mm AA vehicle.  Not ultimately adopted by the French Army, it became an export item.


AMX-13/DCA
From one of the UK manufacturers, don't know which one


Crotale Radar Vehicle
At least, I think so... from Scotia.


Crotale Missile Vehicle
This is an actual French camo patter.


AMX-30 Roland
The SP version of the Roland SAM mounted on the AMX-30 chassis.  This model is by Scotia, and was cast by New England Hobby Supply in Manchester, Connecticut, USA.



Miscellaneous Vehicles

VBL HOT and VBL MG
Two versions of the VBL from Scotia.  I painted the windows black on these models, but I'm not sure I like it as much as I like them a dull shiny grey.  Despite the dullcoat, the windows are still rather shiny.


VAB HOT
I believe this to be an H&R model.  The casting quality is poor and the HOT launcher screams out for a custom built replacement.


AMX-10P HOT
This is the Scotia casting of the speculative vehicle.  This actual model was cast by New England Hobby Supply in Manchester, Connecticut, USA, who I believe got the molds from SimTac when they went under.


Marmon S.U.M.B.
Common Cold War truck from GHQ






Another version, in NATO 3-Tone Camo




GBU-15 Heavy Trucks
From Scotia in both open and closed top versions.  Scotia has an extensive line of French vehicles, and many are of decent quality.


VLR Light Trucks
From Scotia -- a fine little model.


Saviem AM8 4 Ton Truck

From Skytrex; not their best model.


Another paint scheme...


Aircraft and Helicopters

SA330 Puma
Model is from Heroics & Ros, and is superior to Skytrex version (see UK listing for example).  Includes rotors rather than disks, which is much appreciated.


This is the either the Skytrex or the Scotia version.  It is not a great model.  The decals are from I-94 Enterprises.  I need to get some rotors for these guys.


SA341 Gazelle
H&R Model with rotors from a 1/350th naval kit and custom-built HOT launchers




Another version, from another manufacturer


Alouette II
A newer model from GHQ.  I really need some better pictures.



Mirage IIIE

H&R model, I-94 Enterprises decals




Mirage F-1
Model by Skywarrior, accessories out of the parts box




Another version of the same...


SEPECAT Jaguar
A fine model from CinC, though difficult to keep assembled at times.








F-8E Navale
Skytrex F-8 Crusader model, painted up as an aircraft of French naval aviation.




Super Entendard
French carrier-based multi-purpose aircraft from H&R. Decals are French roundels with anchors from  I-94's Argentine decal set overlaid.




Infantry

Working On It...  I have a number of H&R troops painted up as legionnaires (although not very convincingly)




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