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    My mates' farewell presents :)

    Post  Ray on Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:54 pm

    God Willing I will complete my 25years of service in the Malta Police Corps this coming July 6th cheers

    My last working day, again God Willing, will be April 6th, before starting a 3month termination leave till July 6th, courtesy of you all taxpayers Laughing

    Anyway, I've decided to donate a figure each to my shift colleagues, which is comprised of three other males and a female colleague plus another figure to the WPC who manages our office. The deadline is obviously the 6th of April for all 5 figures so it MUST be a marathon pale

    It will serve a dual purpose.....first & foremost the donation which I COMMITTED myself to do, to give something to a group of people who were an integral part of my life for the last years, something, which as we all know cannot be bought off any ordinary shop shelve Laughing

    Secondly, I will sharpen my painting skills which have gone as blunt as a rusty beam pale

    So from my grey army I managed to pull these three gems for the boys Laughing


    Roman Centurian 90mm Young Miniatures

    Greek Hoplite 54mm Pegasus

    Viking 54mm Pegasus

    The Greek will be featured as a Spartan Laughing while the Viking will be featured as a Saxon, to reach my mates' wishes Twisted Evil

    The girls' figures will arrive on Monday I presume since Matt Grech of El Greco posted two Draconia Shazirah figures last Thursday, which I ordered in December but of which he had only one, so had to wait for the new stock to arrive Evil or Very Mad

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:29 am

    Wow, Ray remember me PC666 I was in your shift but always arrived when you had already left.

    I would like a 90mm Templar Knight mounted please.

    I'll be there on the 6th April..... thanks for a lovely thought

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    Post  Guest on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:20 am

    Good luck Ray, sure you wont need it though. Hardy

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:25 am

    Wow Ray... your one kind of a police man...I wish I had workmates like you at my work...

    I wish you luck for the future...cheers

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    Post  RayCaruana on Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:40 pm

    What a nice gesture! cheers

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:13 pm

    Brilliant thought Ray. I envy the guy (or girl) who is getting that Roman Centurion, it is really lovely and i still have a soft spot for Roman figures. That is awesome, i wish i qualified for one too. Does it apply if you did carry out works at your GHQ!! I am also involved in the new police station at Valletta and also the new Police Academy complex at Ta' Kandia......a 32nd scale pilot figure maybe...!!

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    Post  RayCaruana on Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:46 pm

    bcauchi wrote: Does it apply if you did carry out works at your GHQ!! I am also involved in the new police station at Valletta and also the new Police Academy complex at Ta' Kandia......a 32nd scale pilot figure maybe...!!

    Laughing Laughing Good one Brian Laughing

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    Post  Tancred on Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:23 pm


    Lucky mates, it's usually the other way around, gifts are given to the person leaving. Great choice of figures and good to see you back modelling cheers


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    Post  clioguy on Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:37 pm

    Ray, jien nikkwalifika bhala ex-kollega li hdimt mieghek meta kont shift l-airport??

    Filkas bhal Brian, 1/32 pilot bizzejjed!! Smile

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    Post  Ray on Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:25 pm

    Hardy, cheers mate Laughing

    Brian & Duncan.......we can always talk about it coz it is not impossible Evil or Very Mad

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:51 am

    That is an awesome gesture my friend ... it surely be a great momento from your capable hands!

    Will you miss the police uniform? By the way you should do a policeman one day!

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:43 am

    How about a scratchbuilt self figure instead of a self portrait?!! Anyway you used to look good and menacing in the uniform, xempju ta' awtorita'!

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    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:16 pm

    The criminals and terrorists are going to take a sigh of relief on April 6th. The country's security will never be the same again Sad

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:13 pm

    Just bought a new lock for the main door!! Hurry they are already getting scarce and hard to find.

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    Post  smallia on Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:41 pm

    Ray, that is a very nice gesture from your part. And the choice of figures is great. It would have been nice for me to do something like that too but as you know( and unlike you) my service years were not spent in one place only. Obviously you all know the reason for that SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile. If I had to do a figure to all my mates which I worked with it would have taken me an entire life !!!!! But I should have done a figure to just one person. He still lives very close to the station SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile.

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:41 pm

    Ray wrote:Hardy, cheers mate Laughing

    Brian & Duncan.......we can always talk about it coz it is not impossible Evil or Very Mad

    Bomba.... I was first..... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:16 pm

    Marco, you need to build a plane first to need a pilot to go with it. If you do build a plane i will paint the pilot for your myself, nowhere near Ray's painting but passabbli!! Is that a good incentive for you to start, or continue a build, at least out of the box.

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:49 pm

    smallia wrote:Ray, that is a very nice gesture from your part. And the choice of figures is great. It would have been nice for me to do something like that too but as you know( and unlike you) my service years were not spent in one place only. Obviously you all know the reason for that SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile. If I had to do a figure to all my mates which I worked with it would have taken me an entire life !!!!! But I should have done a figure to just one person. He still lives very close to the station SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile.

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    despite having worked for more than 23 consecutive years at the Airport (well, tourists deserved to have a glimpse of a "real" cop before entering the Island & since you got transferred so early on Laughing ) it would STILL have been impossible to donate a figure each to ALL the personell I worked with along these years pale (I also worked at the mobile squad & Paola Police Station prior to Dec 1987 from July 1986) so yours was/is a FEEBLE excuse for not doing it Evil or Very Mad Laughing

    Have donated two figures before, one to Frida who used to work at the office and one to my current Inspector I love you

    Still, I must donate a couple more (after these are ready but) to an ex shift mate and the best seargent I've ever had & one of the finest of the old breed which unfortunetly is extinct now Sad

    Marco, you are in my thoughts don't worry since I committed myself to paint a figure for you when we spoke quite a while ago , plane or no plane Twisted Evil

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:45 am

    Ray i was just joking but you should use this as an incentive to maybe get him to build something.

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    Post  Ray on Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:11 am

    bcauchi wrote:Ray i was just joking but you should use this as an incentive to maybe get him to build something.

    Brian Laughing good morn mate Laughing

    I know you were joking don't worry Twisted Evil


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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:14 pm

    Thank you in advance Ray , I now that you keep your word ....

    thanks for the .. Brian....don't worry someday ..someday... Exclamation


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    Post  RayCaruana on Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:41 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Thank you in advance Ray , I now that you keep your word ....

    thanks for the engorgement Brian....don't worry someday ..someday... Exclamation

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:08 am

    Marco life is short, it will not wait for you and before we know it, it is over. So if you are going to build something to accompany the figure, GET OFF YOUR ASS AND START! My eyes are already gone, what next!!

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    Post  Ray on Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:09 pm

    Ok so here are the girls' girls Twisted Evil

    Delivered on Monday morning at the door Cool from Matt & Celine of El Greco Miniatures cheers

    Draconia's SHAZIRAH x2 as you can see pale

    Bases are quasi rounded cork bark which was a sort of a branching flower pot during my married days lol!

    Terrains are again a piece of cork, covered with pva glue & sieved multicoloured pencil sharpening specs courtesy of nephew Jeremy I love you












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    Post  smallia on Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:34 pm

    Nice figure. Ok ok don't get me wrong. I mean the metal figure ok SmileSmileSmileSmile

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