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Greetings from Brum

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Chris Coxon, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Chris Coxon New Member

    Hi I worked for Poste Militaire with Ray Lamb in the 1970's then in the 8o's ran my own model figure company Syntown Miniatures, all 90mm white metal figures. I know Poste Militaire closed down a few years back now but I was wondering if Ray Lamb was still around? Im now a works manager for a small engineering firm up in Birmingham UK
    Cheers
    Chris Coxon
    On Facebook under same name.
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  2. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Brummie eh ? We day loike your kind arand 'ere :smug:
    Greetings from the Black Country
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Chris

    Welcome to PF must have been great working with Ray ( he is on FB as well )

    Do you still paint figures ? ...... do share your work and details

    Enjoy your visits

    Nap
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  4. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Welcome Chris, good to have someone around from the old days (y). Enjoy yourself, we're all quite friendly :).

    Best wishes, Gary
  5. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Welcome Chris.
    Private Message sent.
    welcome to the Forum.
    there are two model shows coming up in the summer in your area.
    Halesowen IPMS show and Sutton Coldfield.

    If you get there please look me up and say hello.

    Paul.
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  6. Chris Coxon New Member

    Sutton Coldfield is just up the road from me Im in Erdington so Ill deffo try to make that one.
  7. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Good lad It makes sense.:D

    Paul
  8. swralph A Fixture

    Hello Chris and welcome to PF.
    Ralph.
  9. Chris Coxon New Member

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, As a result of the help and assistance from members here I am back in touch with Ray Lamb, trading anecdotes as if 30 years was a mere blink of an eye, thank you all so much it means a lot to me.
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  10. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
  11. Chris Coxon New Member

    The miniature MP44 and MG34 were the favourite items I sculpted, the MG34 being made from no less than 27 seperate pieces of brass, copper, pewter & steel metals soldered together, the MP44 was not far behind it in complexity I will dig out some of my old photos if I can find them. Im amazed these ads survived - :)
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  12. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Chris,
    Welcome to pF.(y)

    You'll be alright on here as we now have a proper Brummie translator, the Google one kept going into melt down;)
    cheers
    Richie
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  13. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Welcome aboard Chris
  14. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Just picked up on this , welcome from Tamworth, not quite Brum but I did live in Smethwick/Bearwood and Edgebaston before Tamworth .
  15. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium

    FB ?!
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  16. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Well done Mirosoft if you want the history of the hobby he's your man(y)

    Keith

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