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Review "Over the Top" from Model Cellar Productions

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It's a poppy Wayne, a symbol of remembrance in many countries. Worn since 1920 and inspired by this poignant poem:

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    Cheers,
    Billy :)
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Wayne ,

    Thanks for the comments appreciate this ..the whistle is tiny I dropped mine before the review ...ended up fighting with the carpet monster !!

    As for the flower as Billy says its a poppy so often seen growing in the battlefields of France and now the symbol of remembrance .

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  3. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the insight on the poppy guys;......never knew that..............Wayne
  4. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Brilliant in depth review as always Kev. Absolutely great looking bust and really well sculpted and painted. Superb
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  5. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It is interesting that our American cousins don't understand the significance of the poppy. It was the Americans who first started up the practice of using poppies to commemorate the dead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_poppy), and of course, 'In Flanders Fields' was written by a Canadian. I don't know when the Yanks stopped using the poppy as a symbol of remembrance - perhaps it's time for them to reconnect with their own history!

    A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all.

    Mike
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  6. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Mike,
    Sorry about not being familiar with the significance of the poppy.We here in the U.S. have our own way of remembering those who gave their lives in the wars and to us it's more than a poppy.Most of us fly flags in our yards ;I fly mine year round.We also have Memorial day with parades and the steets are lined with American flags and it's a day where most work places are closed.Yes we have the American Legion and the VFW, which the poppys are given out.So as far as remembering history I have no problem there;having lost two uncles in WW II....plus my dad served in the Marines at Guadalcanal , unfortunately for me he never wanted to talk about it;I would have loved to hear the stories.
    So please forgive your cousins and me for not knowing the detailed significance of the poppy.............And the same to you and all for a Merry Christmas and Happy Year..........Best Regards................Wayne
  7. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Would love to see your version posted up here.

    regards Zane
  8. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Zane,
    Would love to show my rendition here too.Sorry to say...I am borderline stupid when it comes to posting pics.....Not a talent of mine....Promised myself for the new year to get the right camera and get involved regarding posting pictures.Been taking notes for a year.....Time to shit or get off the pot.................Regards,...Wayne
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