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My year in styrene- the 2023 edition

Claude Thibodeau

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On 12/21/2023 at 5:21 PM, Yeah Nah said:

Amazing collection perfectly showing your amazing skills (and taste!) Claude.

Best wishes for the season to your wife and self from Australia and I look forward to this time in 2024 looking at your latest creations.

Hi Gary!

Thanks for the good words. Best wishes to you too. I'm finishing 4 models at once these days. More on that in january!


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Congratulations on a very productive year!  All are very unique and great in their own right.  I don't recall seeing that boat before. Very nice!

But that Riviera Royale is in my list of this years overall favorites!  LOVE IT!


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You may have too much time on your hands but you certainly put it to good use!  The quality of craftsmanship that your work displays is mind boggling.  The level of creativity is inspiring......the SalzWagen....who thinks of such things?  Simply amazing!

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On 12/21/2023 at 1:37 PM, Claude Thibodeau said:


While waiting for Santa, I scrolled my profile on this forum to make a list of the models I completed in 2023 (they are not in chronological order here).

Oh well: my wife is right: I have way too much time on my hands. The joys of being retired, I guess. 

Happy holidays to you all!


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Merry Christmas! The studio did well in 2023! 

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On 12/21/2023 at 8:47 PM, happy grumpy said:

A fitting tribute to your talent and craftsmanship Claude. You build amazing models. I only wish I could be half as good. I will retire in 18 months. I will have more time to build but as my shaky hands won't get  any better ,I plan to spend more time on photographing my models, which I find can be just as rewarding. I wish I had more space to set my backgrounds though. Always a joy to look at your creations.

Thank you for sharing.

Joyeuses fetes !

Salut Mario!

Thanks. All those pics are done with a mini digital cam (Sony), on a coffee table in my solarium. 

Wish you the best in 24!


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Hello Claude, hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season. I always enjoy your amazing creations. Your  imaginative builds have so many “little” details, the more you look, the more you see. A master at work! Great variety of subjects as usual, impossible for me to pick a favourite as I like them all for different reasons. I missed a few of these thru the year, so thank you for sharing again.

Cheers, Steve

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