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The website said ships 2nd week November ..so i chased mine today....
Apparently there are some more pics that have emerged the need to go in ..so it has been delayed to
"later this month"

"some men are coming to kill us, we're going to kill them first"

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Don't worry, it'll be worth the extra bit of a wait.

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Asp9mm wrote:

Don't worry, it'll be worth the extra bit of a wait.

you connected with this magazine?   ajb007/smile

"some men are coming to kill us, we're going to kill them first"

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Not Bond but this is so cool
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Super cool!

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jon_1uk wrote:
Asp9mm wrote:

Don't worry, it'll be worth the extra bit of a wait.

you connected with this magazine?   ajb007/smile

Some of us are good friends of the author  ajb007/martini

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danjaq_0ff wrote:
jon_1uk wrote:
Asp9mm wrote:

Don't worry, it'll be worth the extra bit of a wait.

you connected with this magazine?   ajb007/smile

Some of us are good friends of the author  ajb007/martini

Indeedy.  The only other person geekier than me on Bond weaponry.  The detail in this tome will certainly impress.

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"ASP not what you can do for your Bondom, but what Bondom can do for you . . . "

Speaking of which, those prices on ASPs have gone up, it looks like!

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++UPDATE++

The printed copies will be with the publisher on the 7th December and hopefully will be shipped the following week.

As stated by our esteemed member Asp9mm  ..........  'it'll be worth the extra bit of a wait.'

ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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Excellent news. I'm eager to get my copy.  ajb007/martini

Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
Bond: “I must be dreaming.”

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Decided to order one after all!

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I've had the finished tome in my hands for a day or so now, so I thought I'd let folks know what I reckon.  So heed my learnings...

First of all, this is almost a lifetimes worth of passion, knowledge, collecting madness and research with an utter enthusiasm for the subject that will leave you dumb-founded in it's depth of detail and set in granite facts.

It's a thick book ( and I mean measurement thick, not Higgins thick).  And I'm going to call it a book as this isn't a magazine or article inflated to fill the latest 007 magazine release... THIS IS A BOOK, a large solid book that it's an absolute sacrilege that it couldn't be published in hardback, beautiful, leatherbound goodness.  And it's genuinely a book that will be a constant reference too, so you should get another as back up.  This will be the one go to reference on this subject that will be used by auction houses for decades to come.  Value will go up on this.  It's THAT good.

Each film has its own chapter, which is devoted to explaining the role and history of the PPK in the Bond films.  It lists every PPK Bond has used on screen, where possible with the serial numbers and accompanying picture of the gun as it is today and as it was represented in the film.  The author and Mr Rye have used many behind the scenes photographs never seen before too.  It also lists the various stunt PPK's and serial numbers they have.  Yeah, they have them, and so we all know what weapons are screen used, and what those pesky Ebay sellers and auction houses have tried to pass off as screen used.  No more, this book lays all of those myths to rest.

This epic book also goes into great detail about the guns used by villains, sidekicks, M's and Beans.  It shows how some of the finest weapon/props rivaling the Golden Gun have been made and utilised on screen, but never shown in their amazing and full glory.  What a waste.  We all think the Glock/KPOS is cool in SPECTRE, but the Sterling AR180 in the TND's pre-title sequence is soo much cooler in every way.  Yet we don't see it pulled out of Brozzas funky leather jacket and see it unfolded, extended and locked... it just appears in his hands without explanation.  Why not, how could this have happened... Mook film makers!!!

There's more. There's the P99 history and how much of the time it's a PAK, there's detailed listings and pictures of all the suppressors used and how brilliant is it that they all survive to this day.   There's holsters aplenty, plus detailed descriptions of how and why they came about and the history and stories of them on set.  Some of which you'll be surprised about.  Galco in GE and TND?  Yes and then again.. no. 

But still more.  Stories and anecdotes from armourers and prop makers on set.  The PPK that got lost in a Scottish lake.  Of fakes that got passed as real, of presentations and oddities, of Boothroyd and Fleming.  Of a small bit of metal that's become a beloved Bond icon.  Fan-fookin-tastic. 

My only criticism is the fact the author failed to comment on the Falcon picture on page 60.  Cocked PPK in a Null/Falcon design holster.  He tries to draw that and it's BANG... new armpit please  ajb007/shifty

It is incredibly and almost nerdily detailed and some people may struggle when the author goes into detail about weapon specifics, but he's a Bond weapon geek, it's all good, and it's all trouser rubbing, skipping around the coffee table greatness.  I'm not going to be putting this down for years.  It's going to get frayed worn and sticky.  Pages 98 to 100 have already got stuck together somehow  ajb007/crap   Bone the cat!!!! What a book.  THE book!!!!!!!

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So can we conclude that you quite like it then?  ajb007/shifty

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We don't really want to know what he's used that book for during last night  ajb007/rolleyes

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Higgins wrote:

We don't really want to know what he's used that book for during last night  ajb007/rolleyes

Spanking your bottom probably  ajb007/amazed

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Gadget Meister wrote:

So can we conclude that you quite like it then?  ajb007/shifty

Yeah, and I changed my mind.  It's not a book.  It's a Bible  ajb007/heart  ajb007/heart  ajb007/heart

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Sir Miles wrote:
Higgins wrote:

We don't really want to know what he's used that book for during last night  ajb007/rolleyes

Spanking your bottom probably  ajb007/amazed

No, Mrs. Higgins did that job already  ajb007/biggrin
And she doesn't need Donk's bloody book for that  ajb007/crap

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162435

President of the 'Misty Eyes Fan Club'.
------Sir Miles, keep your filthy fingers off my signature,  !! -------

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At least you know who wears the lederhosen in your house  ajb007/lol

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Gadget Meister wrote:

At least you know who wears the lederhosen in your house  ajb007/lol

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I had been swithering back and forth but ASP's review just made up my mind. Ordered a copy and now can't wait to get it.  ajb007/martini

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Thanks to everyone for their posts but for them I wouldn't have been aware of this book. Asp9mm glowing review very helpful. I've ordered mine today I bought the Craig cover it would be interesting to know the break up between Connery and Craig

Anthony

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A wonderful addition to any Bond collection  ajb007/cheers


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Got mine today too , went for the craig spectre cover
brilliantly packaged in GOLD  ajb007/bond can't wait to get stuck in
good price too

007 reporting for duty

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LMFAO!
ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

162435

President of the 'Misty Eyes Fan Club'.
------Sir Miles, keep your filthy fingers off my signature,  !! -------

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Mine arrived today ......... Gold Envelope, Nice Touch  ajb007/martini
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One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.