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LMFAO!
ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

So many reasons that make this even funnier.

http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/ad168/Gadget_Meister/IMG_3136_zpszhpdf0oe.jpg

Especially for you MicroJif

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BenSV650 wrote:

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

Yes, ASP's review was the clincher for me as £25 is a lot for a magazine - termed as an essential book and reference guide, makes the price a bit more palatable!

While I was there also picked up a few of the magazines that I missed over the last few years!

I went for the Craig cover as the image looked sharper than the Connery one, but it would be interesting to know which one is selling more...

Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".

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Wow, that's quite the review and all the more so coming from someone who knows what he's talking about! I ordered this when it was first announced back in the summer and I am now more glad than ever that I did. Now I just can't wait for it to arrive!

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This popped through the door yesterday.

Less a 'magazine', and far more a book at 120 pages, it arrived with fanfare and ceremony due to the very high gloss gold foil padded envelope.  On receiving such an item, one immediately knows one is in Graham Rye territory.

I have only read the first three chapters thus covering, on a chapter per film basis, information and goodness up to and including Goldfinger.

It is already safe to say the author's research, knowledge and affinity for this topic is complete.  One is presented with a veritable landslide of important sounding model numbers and vital differences between the 'a' version and the 'b' version.  A chap who, by his own admission, is called upon by auctions to 'take a look at this and tell us what we're looking at.'  So, so far, so assuring.

That said, it is already becoming quite a chore to read.  While the presentation and printing is as per ones expectations for all things coming from the Rye stable, getting to the information has had me reading, re-reading, re-thinking and almost trying to edit in my mind where the story is.  The benefits of an editor have unfortunately not been considered.

Hemingway always believed shorter sentences were better.  He was famous for them.  Very.  It allows one to get to the kernel of his point.  On the other hand, Leslie Charteris, of Simon Templar Saint fame, loved playing with words and to create whole paragraphs that were in essence just one, well constructed, lucid and free-flowing sentence to cover a multitude of musings.  Unfortunately the author, Mark Hazard, an alias(?), is nether.

To paraphrase an example without breaching copyright; 'After I left the club, crossing the road, the road famous for black BX76 weevils, black being the opposite of white and not very interesting at that, for perhaps an errant burger van on rainy weekend nights, I went home.'

Or, the repeating interest in the word 'which'.  'I saw the film Weevils, which won a Oscar, which is an award for films, which is handed out once a year, which is a unit of time seen on calendars, which people hand out at Christmas every year in coded BX76a standard variation boxed packages...'

When faced with this sort of construction, and together with the also not-very-welcoming-with-open-arms attributes of 'BX76a weevil' type information, it is only the strong willed and perhaps those who already have an inkling for the subject matter, that will persevere.  For my part, I am taking a rest.

Another shifting of stance which throws ones concentration, is how the author refers to himself.  So far, it has run the gamut of all the first and third person references to include, me, myself and I, 'the author' and 'this author'.

I fear all this will be appearing harsh and I am likely to receive the usual messages of, 'Could you do better?' and 'Until you have something to show, you shouldn't critique' but to pre-empt and quell, I do believe one can critique without necessarily having demonstrated one can do the same - otherwise, how would we ever get away with critiquing our actors.

Anyway, as I have said, I have only read to chapter three.  This is most certainly Not the definitive review.  My only fear is, it may never be.

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simes you are fooling no one...we all know why you have decided to 'attack' this...it's the people behind it and that like it rather than the tome itself...I'd like to say "I expected better from you" - a fair critique at least...but I really didn't  ajb007/crap

YNWA: Justice For The 96

Sometimes no news is just bad news taking it's fvcking time

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Sorry old boy, a bit harsh I feel?  Do we know each other as I fear you may be adding 1 and 1 to make 11.  What is that we All Know?  As a some time contributor these fora, I might be missing the obvious.

As for the review, such as it was, I said some positive things and I said some negative things; one might say, that being the very epitome of ‘fair’.

And while I appreciate the Web is World Wide, and that English may not be everyone's first language, and without wishing to be rude, I didn’t understand this line...

Sir Miles wrote:

...it's the people behind it and that like it rather than the tome itself...I'd

Best.

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007Downunder wrote:

it would be interesting to know the break up between Connery and Craig

Connery sales are double that of the Craig version ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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ACACIA_AVENUE wrote:
007Downunder wrote:

it would be interesting to know the break up between Connery and Craig

Connery sales are double that of the Craig version ajb007/martini

That's surprises me.  The Craig covers are much sharper.  I guess Connery is still #1 with most fans then.

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Here's a larger image of Craig's weaponry and holsters from page 104....

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/FullSizeRender%201_zpsbqyyzntl.jpg

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All SKYFALL again.  The Mr Hazard didn't have anymore room for them though...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/IMG_3155_zpsdvwqvp5m.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/IMG_3154_zpsrzkikhsm.jpg

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Asp9mm wrote:

I guess Connery is still #1 with most fans then.

Mainly with the over 60's like me and Higgins  ajb007/wink

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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I've ordered the connery cover,  and I'm just over 40,  I have a few of Craigs bond books, so adding a connery piece just expands the collection and connery is a legend.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Simes wrote:

Sorry old boy, a bit harsh I feel?  Do we know each other as I fear you may be adding 1 and 1 to make 11.  What is that we All Know?  As a some time contributor these fora, I might be missing the obvious.

As for the review, such as it was, I said some positive things and I said some negative things; one might say, that being the very epitome of ‘fair’.

And while I appreciate the Web is World Wide, and that English may not be everyone's first language, and without wishing to be rude, I didn’t understand this line...

Sir Miles wrote:

...it's the people behind it and that like it rather than the tome itself...I'd

Best.

I'd like to know more about this. What's the story behind? You two sound intriguing... but I don't know what you're talking about...

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And more... PAK P99 & suppressor from the Venice plaza shootout...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/P1040082_zpswmuo0opc.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/P1040076_zpsarax0giv.jpg

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Simes wrote:

Sorry old boy, a bit harsh I feel?  Do we know each other as I fear you may be adding 1 and 1 to make 11.  What is that we All Know?  As a some time contributor these fora, I might be missing the obvious.

As for the review, such as it was, I said some positive things and I said some negative things; one might say, that being the very epitome of ‘fair’.

And while I appreciate the Web is World Wide, and that English may not be everyone's first language, and without wishing to be rude, I didn’t understand this line...

Sir Miles wrote:

...it's the people behind it and that like it rather than the tome itself...I'd

Best.

ajb007/lol nice try  ajb007/martini

We both know 1+1=2

I still have the snarky PM's you sent  ajb007/shifty

Apologies to yourself - I thought English was your native tongue...? The sentence makes perfect sense as is...I'm not sure what you are missing there ?  ajb007/insane

YNWA: Justice For The 96

Sometimes no news is just bad news taking it's fvcking time

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ggl007 wrote:

I'd like to know more about this. What's the story behind? You two sound intriguing... but I don't know what you're talking about...

Trust me...you really wouldn't  ajb007/rolleyes

YNWA: Justice For The 96

Sometimes no news is just bad news taking it's fvcking time

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Practical Walther PPK fitted with the oversized grips.  DC reportedly didn't like these and so the 3D printed version was made.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/IMG_0319_zpslgm7tkwk.jpg

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Polyurethane cocked PPK and 3D printed PPK/S...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/IMG_0617_zpsyknnngtv.jpg

Last edited by Asp9mm (15th Dec 2016 22:38)

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Asp9mm wrote:

London PPK and 3D printed PPK/S...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/IMG_0617_zpsyknnngtv.jpg

Isn't the London PPK an original from the 60s?

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Yes.  1962.  Great nod to the 50th anniversary.

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EDIT:  Ooops sorry.  That picture is actually the cocked polyurethane stunt PPK you see throughout most of the film.

The London PPK is centre in this pic...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/IMG_3155_zpsdvwqvp5m.jpg

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Sir Miles wrote:
ggl007 wrote:

I'd like to know more about this. What's the story behind? You two sound intriguing... but I don't know what you're talking about...

Trust me...you really wouldn't  ajb007/rolleyes

I am really still none the wiser.  But as Miles persists in talking in riddles and conjecture, I am left wondering if I can peruse the rest of these threads without being confronted with his input...?

As for the review, as it stands, it is not complete as I admitted from the start not to having completed the reading.  Quite who or what I have offended in this way, I do not know.  Other than Miles, who, for his own especial reasons, is beginning to come across as a less than fun-tastic fan-boy.

Having re-read the review, I still stand by its fairness.  There is nothing vitriolic, nothing that appears to be breaking any house rules, nothing that hasn't already been said in countless reviews of anything past.

Come on fella, if you can unhook your lips from the cola long enough, perhaps you can unbosom your concerns in complete sentences.  'I am listening' as Frasier might say.

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Simes wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:
ggl007 wrote:

I'd like to know more about this. What's the story behind? You two sound intriguing... but I don't know what you're talking about...

Trust me...you really wouldn't  ajb007/rolleyes

I am really still none the wiser.  But as Miles persists in talking in riddles and conjecture, I am left wondering if I can peruse the rest of these threads without being confronted with his input...?

As for the review, as it stands, it is not complete as I admitted from the start not to having completed the reading.  Quite who or what I have offended in this way, I do not know.  Other than Miles, who, for his own especial reasons, is beginning to come across as a less than fun-tastic fan-boy.

Having re-read the review, I still stand by its fairness.  There is nothing vitriolic, nothing that appears to be breaking any house rules, nothing that hasn't already been said in countless reviews of anything past.

Come on fella, if you can unhook your lips from the cola long enough, perhaps you can unbosom your concerns in complete sentences.  'I am listening' as Frasier might say.

Nope...didn't understand a word - and feigning ignorance will not wash !

Now please stop derailing the thread and go to PM's - again - if you must  ajb007/rolleyes

YNWA: Justice For The 96

Sometimes no news is just bad news taking it's fvcking time

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Please respect the Forum Rules *Sir Miles

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Simes wrote:

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Please respect the Forum Rules *Sir Miles

I am more and more intrigued...  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/insane  ajb007/lol