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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
    Chris Coxon
    On Facebook under same name.
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  2. Helm A Fixture

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

    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

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  4. garyhiggins A Fixture

    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

    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.

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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

    Good lad It makes sense.:D

  8. swralph A Fixture

    Hello Chris and welcome to PF.
  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

  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

    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;)
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  13. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Welcome aboard Chris
  14. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    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


    FB ?!
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  16. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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

  17. Ian haynes New Member

    Hi chaps. I acquired this collection about 20 years ago. The seller told me to hold onto it even though I have no interest in the subject. Sadly he passed last year so I thought I would try to understand why he valued it. Any comments welcome. Thank you in advance. Ian

    All Syntown
  18. Ian haynes New Member

  19. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Hi Ian, Welcome

    Better to start a new thread than dig up a zombie one.

    Sorry can't help with your question.


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  20. Chris Coxon New Member

    Ian Haynes, The gentleman that bequeathed my property to you had no right to do so it was not his to do so with, It is in effect stolen property, the original master figures and parts were loaned to the Gentleman in Kent and he did a runner with them, and I never got them back. Can we please negotiate their return to me somehow.

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