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Doncaster Model Show - Group Piccy
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 01:48 AM UTC
Full report with pics of the show coming, but thought I'd post this group pic of some of the Armorama Atendees! I'll leave it to others to try an name everybody pictured!

Vinnie

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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 03:01 AM UTC
Ha, now that's a very suspicious looking bunch - :-) :-) :-) :-)

Hope you all hard a great day.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 03:04 AM UTC

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I'll leave it to others to try an name everybody pictured!



I often use this line when i cant remember them myself. :-)

Looking forward to the report!
Removed by original poster on 08/14/06 - 05:23:46 (GMT).
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 05:25 AM UTC

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Ha, now that's a very suspicious looking bunch -

Hope you all hard a great day.



I certainly had a great day. So good in fact, that the fact that my car decided halfway back home to develop a 'problem' with either the wheel bearing or drive shaft at the front wheel can not dampen my good mood. It was a trip, but very much worth it. It's not a big show as it is, but the attendance of so many of the Clan ( hmmm, tartan? Kilts?? ) makes it very much worth the effort of getting there, even if it meant that I did not get any sleep. ( I went there straight after finishing a nightshift.)

Oh, about the wheel... when I pull away it feels as if the front is trying to detatch itself from the car, but as long as you roll along at 55MPH, it seems to be ok... when it first occured I pulled over on the hard shoulder of the Motorway, called the breakdown service (as you do), but because I'm not already a member, they won't tow me home... I can join, at an increased rate (which I find fair enough), but then they won't tow you home.. They give you a tow service number... 55 call out fee, plus 2 per mile for towing you home... 2 per mile??? that would have cost me three hundred F***** notes.. . So I wiggeled the wheel, decided that it was still attached, and just drove home very gently. It took me 3 hours to get to Doncaster in the morning, it took me seven to get back...although that includes an hour on the hard shoulder faffing about.

But hey, I'm smiling, I'm happy, I really enjoyed myself today..

Thanks guys

Henk
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 11:48 PM UTC
Hi all.
It was indeed a great day,and the stand looked great!
Almost a half decent picture of me as well,,what a shock.
Henk,,glad you made it home ok after your marathon effort,I thought we'd had our little motoring dilema with Vinnie loosing his car keys but you easily surpassed that!
Heres to the next time
Nige
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 12:19 AM UTC
I have to agree it was a great day. Finally able to put name to faces. I am the one in the middle standing up BTW. The branch stand was easily the best there both in terms of numbers of members, quality and variety. We were also backed up by 2 RC Tanks which made plenty of noise bringing people over to us. Cheers to Nigel again for a lift up there and to Mal for setting the stand up. Here is to a bigger attendance at the IPMS Nationals.

Ross
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 12:48 AM UTC
Yes a great day, glad you got back home, eventually Henk, and it was great to meet 2 new faces. Not in the picture but also showing their faces were Craig (Bydand) and Harri (Jetprovost) which makes ten. Then there was Ian with his 1/8th scale R/C tanks and Chris with his 2 metre long R/C ship. If we can start having this sort of turnout at the bigger shows we will become "in demand"
A great day, thanks guys.
Mal
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 02:40 AM UTC
So who is going to write a feature for on the IPMS Armorama site? I saw Vinnie take plenty of pics

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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 02:43 AM UTC
Yeah, yeah.................... I'm doing the pics as we speak! (Type. Er....whatever!)

Vinnie
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 02:48 AM UTC
Vinnie,

Not to name drop........but I see you are pictured alond with Jim [Boss] in the latest issue of Tamiya Magazine.

John
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 02:58 AM UTC
I believe I see Mal, but who are the rest?

Looks like an audition for a Jean Luc Picquar look alike contest! :-) :-)

Who are the outcasts with the full head of hair? :-) :-)
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 03:04 AM UTC
Hi guys,

Richard Howden here (callsign magach_eight). I certainly had a good day out meeting up with you guys. Didn't spend much, didn't see too much but did a lot of talking and listening and picked up a lot of tips from you guys. Many thanks for putting up with me and I hope to meet you all again very soon.
By the way, I'm the big ugly fella on the left.

Cheers,

Rick.
aka magach_eight.
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 03:08 AM UTC

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I believe I see Mal, but who are the rest?

Looks like an audition for a Jean Luc Picquar look alike contest! :-) :-)

Who are the outcasts with the full head of hair? :-) :-)



:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) that is too funny
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 04:07 AM UTC
Im second on the right in the black jacket
Some days I look in the mirror and worry about my receeding hairline,,,and then on other days,,,,well,,,,I'll say no more :-)
Nige
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 04:26 AM UTC
Fantastic day out, with some excellent pieces of work on our stand. We had 4 tables of completed work, and could probably have added another table as Mal didn't get all his Spitfires out.
Nice to be able to put names to faces and chat.
Thanks Mal for making this possible, see you in Telford.
From left to right from the back-
Richard Howden (magach_eight), Mal Mayfield (Holdfast), Ross Mahoney (Mahross), Andy Brazier (betheyn), Nigel Julian (lampie), Keith Forsyth (docdios)- front row- Vinnie Branigan (Teacher), Henk Meerdink (Henk).
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 01:22 PM UTC
Hi Guys

thanks for the great day, it was an intresting place (if a little small), but has already been stated there was major interest regarding the stand this i think was due in main to the varied intrest contained on it, from armour, figures, planes, dioramas and R/c items.

looking forward to telford now,

cheers

keith forsyth
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 01:36 PM UTC
Andy - You are great with names. The kit stash at the show was great, especially if you like aircraft. Most of us picked up some great bargains. I even managed to get some painting done and considering the poor lighting the face I did has actually come out very well.

Ross
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 12:20 AM UTC
Mal has posted a quick show report over on IPMS Armorama.

Doncaster Show Report

Ross
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 05:03 PM UTC
hi all! i'm just catching up with the forums after a week of dodging showers in sunny ingoldmells (and getting my mug on telly!) and it seems like this show was a great day out for the bulldogs. i tried to get my other half to go to ingoldmells via doncaster but she was having none of it! i will definitely keep mid august 2007 totally clear (i'm convincing someone they should get married a week later!)
bring on telford!
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 05:23 PM UTC
vinnie

any news on the report or pictures yet

cheers

keith forsyth