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Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:56 am
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Zoo volunteers? Now I'm intrigued .... does this mean the animals or a company of Johnny Morris lookalikes armed with brooms and buckets?

Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:09 pm
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I thought you'd like to see a little vignette I made for fun recently, using 1/72 plastic soldiers by 'Esci' and 'A Call to Arms'. You can't see it on the photos, but the guy holding out his helmet ha ...

Thu May 01, 2014 6:03 pm
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He wasn't always cast in great films (some were) but he was never less than superb. A much underused actor I think.

I love the way he battered them pesky Zulus in pub-fight style.

Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:15 pm
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Cheers Alan. Following a trail of links I found a Wiki page detailing British Army rifles through the ages and it reinforced what I had read about some of the MH ranges. It said 400yds was the maximum ...

Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:15 pm
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Now, this one isn't so much a flat question as a discussion point.

Wiki tells me that the 'effective range' of the MH was 400yds. However, I've also heard the 200yds described as the 'killing range ...

Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:37 pm
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We've got the players, we just need better coaches and more money.

Sadly these don't seem likely to appear anytime soon and the one seems to impinge 'pon the other.

Who'd be an All-Blacks fan e ...

Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:14 pm
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You may kiss the hem of my ermine robe. Wait a minute, that's still at Sketchley's ... here, it's a Disney fleece blanket instead.

I've been busy getting famous in the time since I was last here. I ...

Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:35 pm
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And like a successful Welsh rugby team, I appear briefly every couple of seasons before once more fading into the valleys.

If all goes to plan, over the next year I will also be able to share some ...

Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:31 pm
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Hello all. This isn't strictly speaking my first post, but rather my first for a long, long, time. I did post for a while as Paul Cubbin, way back when (10yrs ago maybe?) but drifted off, disgruntled ...

Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:48 pm
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I think Damian Lewis is a much underrated actor (in the UK at least, America seems to be lapping him up) and I remember seeing him in an old Poirot episode and 'A Touch of Frost' years back and thinki ...

Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:41 pm
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Coll, all the laser-cut MDF accessories (by 4Ground) in the set are now available separately, so it's a lot more affordable. Previously the only commercially available Rorke's Drift model I know of is ...

Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:46 am
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Welcome back. How was it in the naughty corner?

Strangely musty. I suspect rising damp, but whether it's in me or the plaster I lack the courage to find out for sure.

Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:55 pm
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Hello to all, just a quick courtesy greeting to the members of the mess, hoping I won't be forced to down a large bucket of wine.

I was a member many moons ago as a callow youth and return as a sal ...
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