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general melchett

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general melchett last won the day on January 10

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About general melchett

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    Are you looking forward to the Big Push ?
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  1. general melchett

    Well blow me it’s a Ka-27 Helix in 1/48.

    Just come across this, (well, I was notified that my name had been taken in vain by a certain tentacled fiend...again!) and jolly glad I did. Lovely work on the innards and plumbing there Johnny and a nice spot of weather might I add...look forward to progress on this old egg-beater. Now, now...don't get all technical on us! not to worry, I'm sure Crisp will help us out... There you go, beautifully phrased! Would a delicious plump- breasted pigeon do instead?
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    By St Hernias underpants this is indeed a worrying development, she'll really have to go some after last years effort... the final part of your statement is quite true. I 'accidentally' tipped a good deal of her last brew into an unsuspecting nearby water closet...to my horror it stripped most of the enamel, fumed away furiously, resulting in an eye-wateringly hideous stench that set off the hall alarm system and activated the national HazChem investigation team...don't worry though, after several lengthy enquiries I've pointed them in the right direction!
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    Listening to the Solstice

    More good progress Tony, seats looking good... Regarding sounds...have you considered how you lugs might be feeling about things?...possibly something like this, On a side note, I saw them perform this live back in '74 at Hammersmith...mind-blowing, (mind you, the questionable substances helped somewhat)..and thanks to the concerted efforts of Blackmore, Lemmy, Schenker, Gilmour, Tony McPhee, Gary Moore, et al, I now require the assistance of the aforementioned listening devices...and don't regret a second of it!
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    I can see it now, a consultation with Gag Halfront.....'Ah, now zen Martian, I can see zat you have no idea wezer you are comink or goink, tell me, are you truly happy in your verk?' And horror above horrors... I see Mrs Martian has been a bit lax with the mop and duster while you've been away....feet up relaxing/convalescing no doubt....or did she venture forth with you under cover of darkness?...in which case I'd fire the cleaning lady.
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    It's OK, I've sent a few morse-code messages to friends stationed across the county, to be on high alert and report back any sightings, no matter how vague... A photo ID has been circulated to the relevant authorities...don't think they'll have too much trouble finding him... All ports of entry have now been notified...a state of emergency may well result from the information I've received back...stay tuned.
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    Listening to the Solstice

    Oh, that's my old one Martian, I've since upgraded to a slightly improved model seen here being tested by my batman in the Victory Garden at Melchett Towers. Just come across this Tony, lovely work on the metalwork, look forward to progress. Soldering is not something I've ever attempted, although with a few lighting projects coming up it looks like I'll have to learn... probably end up in a trip to my local A&E!
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    I'm afraid that tactic won't cut any ice around here young Martian...Gag and my financial benefactor were both at Cambridge together and broke wind for their college...and besides, he'll be contacting you regarding the impropriety of dredging up painful memories of my beloved Georgina being disassembled into component parts by a cluster of landmines over a hundred years ago, even if some say I recovered from the trauma with what may be cruelly described as unseemly haste!
  8. general melchett

    Modelling Nightmare A 1/48 Hampden

    Good to see you back on this Pierre, excellent progress... This all looks very familiar! I really must resume work on mine when I get five minutes...
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    In that case sir, I have only one thing to say to you... Great work on the structure Martian...looks more like a cowshed then ever!
  10. general melchett

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    Strewth, I thought he was back on Mars again!.....then I realised what he was on about. Nope...he's back on Mars!! But all's well that ends well....cracking job Martian, (lovely tubes)...
  11. general melchett

    This years big push

    Thanks again guys, My dear CC, thanks for the offer of an extra Sabrina for the Hunter, but she's quite well endowed as she is! Don't bother with Darling, he'll only get the wrong end of the stick as usual and think you're talking about spent shell casing fairings or something daft like that... Now a 1/48th Scimitar to the standard of the Hunter would go down rather nicely....as would a Swift, Gannet, Sea Venom, (or any Venom for that matter), Bucc, etc, etc...you get the picture! (Agreed the Tiger Moth will be a lot of fun)...
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    Now, now, play nicely Pete....they may have only had five, but they were magnificento bombas that made the biga bada booms!
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    That my dear Martian, is one of the golden rules of this oft-frustrating hobby, (and shares equal billing with 'when you run out of something you really, really need it's usually on a Sunday!') Re the bomb pit, I did wonder if the first attempt was merely a dry-run, now that's more like it. Ah, I see the Valium, lithium or Librium's on standby duty, well whatever sees you through the next few weeks (model and thread!)
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    All makes perfect sense now, CC...I'll let Bletchley know, though you might well receive a bill for the recuperation of the two surviving but morally corrupted Enigma machines!...
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    I was thinking the same thing Pete...imagine if we waffled on about anything other than playing with bits of plastic!