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PhoenixII

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About PhoenixII

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    Paul Brown, Secretary, IPMS North Riding
  • Birthday 19/06/1957

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    OFF the Cold and Windy Moor......JUST!

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  1. PhoenixII

    GRUMPY MODELLERS

    'Ecky thump! Sorry to tell you Chaps, you ALL live in the WRONG place...... Local butcher (approx 500 Yds walk) has pork pies, both individual and family size, minced beef, minced beef with onion or mushroom, chicken pies, steak pies, veal pies and if there's been any shot, Venison and also Boar. Only thing he no longer does is slaughter. If he ever runs out we got another Butcher a mile and a half away.............sorted!
  2. PhoenixII

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    Cheers for that Dick! You'll be glad to hear................I'm slowly being weened off the peanuts Paul
  3. PhoenixII

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    Problem Bob, posties are a breed apart......(by the sound of it....you may be as well!) you see, I knows these things....as I was a postie.....briefly!
  4. PhoenixII

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    Hmm, I'm thinking your real name, as your BM 'handle' is on each and every post.....SA80A2AR! Paul
  5. PhoenixII

    95th Rifles Paint colours?

    Wanna bet?!! @Grey Beema Throughout the Peninsula campaigning it was a case of resupply being non existent and the PBI living off the land and repairing uniforms with whatever they could get hold of. Fast forward to the period around Waterloo, now, what was the weather like? Remember how green is made, with the worst two colours to fix with modern dyes, with vegetable based........ Standard issue? Sorry, you got what you were giving. Why do you think, if the chance presented, the infantry would take uniform from the enemy, dead or captured. Paul
  6. PhoenixII

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    No, no, no Dick.....it's short arms, deep pockets.....BUT there is hope......I mean, look at the Gorilla..... NO! Please say it isn't so......55 years? I've only been doing the missionary work for 15.........got out quicker if I'd committed murder........and believe me the list grows........by the minute!
  7. PhoenixII

    95th Rifles Paint colours?

    One thing to remember Andy @andmarsh The dyes used in the 19th Century and prior would have been natural, rather than chemical. This means NO two batches would be the same in either colour or consistancy. Dyed cloth was produced in far smaller quantities, as it was all done by hand. Another thing to bear in mind is natural dyes are NOT 'colour fast' meaning the colour WILL run when it gets wet, so speeding up the lightning process. So any prints, photo's or pictures, should be taken as a guide at best. Don't trust single source information, and if you can see the real thing, so much the better. To answer the question directly, undercoat in Grey, it won't affect the final colour. Base coat, my suggestion, something like Vallejo Deep Green 70.970 dark enough to help with shadow and shading but it shouldn't alter the final colour too much. Enjoy. Paul
  8. PhoenixII

    GRUMPY MODELLERS

    Sorry Bob, wasn't thinking, should have said the one with the hole, you know.....the one with the string through......so you can yank it out....
  9. PhoenixII

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    Bob! Stop being so tight....and put a shilling in the meter........ I don't know........Brummies!
  10. PhoenixII

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    Oh blimey, we have a club within a club....you from Brum, me from Ashby......never realised we were both doing missionary work......
  11. PhoenixII

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    Welllllll, I'd be a little bit careful Bob, ' cos you know what they say? Yorkshireman are very much like the Scot's, but with the charity squeezed out.......just sayin......
  12. PhoenixII

    GRUMPY MODELLERS

    I ALWAYS want to be somewhere warm! The Leeward Islands should be about right..... Then again, from what @Tzulscha just said............Nah, wife'd kill us! Tzulscha, don't you go knocking the Scottish brogue, at least, not the Highlands.
  13. PhoenixII

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    Ah, but I have! Secret is when you go and if it's an on-shore wind.
  14. PhoenixII

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    Aye, but @Beardie what to do in summer? The Mosquitos are that big they fly under IMC conditions and use ILS! @spaddad Yer puddled Lad! Too long, too near the 'smoke'! Haven't you heard of the Germanic postal service? Only thing they can't ensure is the Mars bars arriving hot! Everything else is tinned, so NO problem........and they can deliver the oil to cook said Mars bars in! Paul
  15. PhoenixII

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    @Beardie nothing personal, but have you ever thought of relocating? Currently they have meters and meters of the white stuff in Austria, Germany and Bavaria. The fire chief interviewed late yesterday was talking of removal of 3.5 meters of snow off the roof of a school....no 'snow days' there! Germany have turned out the army to help. Paul
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