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    Both MM magazine and forum have left us forever...
    another part of our childhood rides off into the setting sun.

    Last edited by Von Richter; 26 May 18, 01:12.
    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

  • #2
    It's a wonder it lasted this long after the way it was run after about 2000.

    In the 70's, 80's and 90's, it was a box of delights which included military history, wargames modelling from ancient to modern, Pontoons to Polaris, archers to Austers and Mk1 to Challengers. I brought the magazine from 1971 to 2008, the last 8 years out of loyalty and the hope that it would revert back to its box of delights format instead of the dominance of the Mk IV, Tiger, Panther, Sherman, G.I and SS Panzer Grenadiers.

    A sad end to what was by far, the best Modelling magazine. The magazines of its best days, 1974-98, are still the best ever issued and well worth a place in any library....I keep two years of issues per file in my library which I keep among my cherished Military Illustrated and excellent French Tradition magazines.

    I suppose it's what happens when you have people who know nothing about the hobby chasing the profit at the expense of the articles, colour- plate artwork and research. They also think they know better and can do better. When that happens, you know that a slow, painful death is the final result. Our Military Museums are heading in the same direction, Re: the final insult of the ruination of the National Army Museum in London

    Paul
    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
    All human ills he can subdue,
    Or with a bauble or medal
    Can win mans heart for you;
    And many a blessing know to stew
    To make a megloamaniac bright;
    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
    The Pixie is a little shite.

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    • #3
      Good point, well made Dibs, regarding our museums. The new Bomber Command Memorial Museum is dire, if I'm honest... the Memorial is magnificent, the museum is crap!
      The long toll of the brave
      Is not lost in darkness
      Over the fruitful earth
      And athwart the seas
      Hath passed the light of noble deeds
      Unquenchable forever.

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      • #4
        Overall, specialty magazines are a dying breed, unable to cope with the internet, which has caused the death of many cherished aspects of the past, such as brick-and-mortar hobby shops. I know personally that the death toll among railroad model hobby shops has been fierce.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Yep MM, it's a rare treat these days to find a proper model shop on yer travels. I used to love browsing in them, and gleaning a long hunted for kit, a bit of childlike magic that the internet has taken away for ever.

          The long toll of the brave
          Is not lost in darkness
          Over the fruitful earth
          And athwart the seas
          Hath passed the light of noble deeds
          Unquenchable forever.

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          • #6
            The model shops in Britain died mainly because of Internet ordering but I think they lasted much longer than in the US In my travels there in the 90s finding a decent one proved increasingly difficult

            Shame about MM I still have some bound collections from the 70s including the ones that did a very good for the time series of items on Hobarts Funnies. I used to enjoy the earlier editions and they even once published an article of mine - possibly an early sign of the rot setting in .
            Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
            Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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            • #7
              If anyone would care to offer a date (Month/Year) between Jan 1974 and Dec 98 , I will post the contents that will show just how diverse the magazine was.
              ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
              All human ills he can subdue,
              Or with a bauble or medal
              Can win mans heart for you;
              And many a blessing know to stew
              To make a megloamaniac bright;
              Give honour to the dainty Corse,
              The Pixie is a little shite.

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              • #8
                Yep, and how just one Rick Scollins Illustration could keep you on one for a month!



                The long toll of the brave
                Is not lost in darkness
                Over the fruitful earth
                And athwart the seas
                Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                Unquenchable forever.

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                • #9
                  I posted that picture! It was the front cover. I had to get rid of the title heading and border.



                  Paul
                  ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                  All human ills he can subdue,
                  Or with a bauble or medal
                  Can win mans heart for you;
                  And many a blessing know to stew
                  To make a megloamaniac bright;
                  Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                  The Pixie is a little shite.

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                  • #10
                    Then there was the articles illustrated by Kevin Lyles.





                    I always enjoyed those...


                    The long toll of the brave
                    Is not lost in darkness
                    Over the fruitful earth
                    And athwart the seas
                    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                    Unquenchable forever.

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                    • #11
                      Yup! He was excellent with his figure, equipment and clothing skills, did lots of front cover and Osprey work He wasn't as good with vehicles though.





                      Paul
                      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                      All human ills he can subdue,
                      Or with a bauble or medal
                      Can win mans heart for you;
                      And many a blessing know to stew
                      To make a megloamaniac bright;
                      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                      The Pixie is a little shite.

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                      • #12
                        This is the cover I was thinking of. I've searched for a print to frame of this illustration for since 1983!


                        The long toll of the brave
                        Is not lost in darkness
                        Over the fruitful earth
                        And athwart the seas
                        Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                        Unquenchable forever.

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                        • #13
                          I looked like the bloke with the SLR once!....But then after a break, I decided to become a gunner..... I loved my crap-hat...I still had it (along with other kit and uniforms) in 2006, but then it all went after my divorce and all (As I'm sure most of us are) I'm left with are medals, Beret and racing spoon.
                          ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                          All human ills he can subdue,
                          Or with a bauble or medal
                          Can win mans heart for you;
                          And many a blessing know to stew
                          To make a megloamaniac bright;
                          Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                          The Pixie is a little shite.

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                          • #14
                            I found an old Paratrooper Smock in the loft clear out the other day. Just like a DPM combat jacket only with press studs instead of buttons, and the monkey tail fastens on the outside instead of the inner... always wondered why that was?
                            The long toll of the brave
                            Is not lost in darkness
                            Over the fruitful earth
                            And athwart the seas
                            Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                            Unquenchable forever.

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                            • #15
                              Any chance of a picture? Perhaps it's a Dutch DPM smock.. I knew one or two Brits who used them. Some even had waterproof detachable, inner liners, again attached with press studs.

                              Look at the 13 digit NSN (NATO Stock Number) number on its label. If shows a number like:e.g: 'NSN 1234-99-567-8901' It's British. If it shows 'NSN 1234-17-567-8901'. then it's Dutch. Suffix '99' shows it as British stock. '17' shows it as Dutch stock.
                              Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 07 Jun 18, 21:47.
                              ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                              All human ills he can subdue,
                              Or with a bauble or medal
                              Can win mans heart for you;
                              And many a blessing know to stew
                              To make a megloamaniac bright;
                              Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                              The Pixie is a little shite.

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