Sunday, 5 October 2014

Poseur De Pont - AMX-13 bodging Part 3


A quick blast of spray paint and my new bridgelayer is ready for action!
All ready to er, pose it's pont I suppose.
 Here a pair of French officers look it over during acceptance trials.  Let's listen in....
 "Mais le pont est en plastique de merde - et c'est un camion de métal. Entend-il prendre du poids?"*
"Eh bien Christ remercier pour cela. Si elle avait rompu que c'était ma pension de descendre aux chiottes!"**

Don't you just love a happy ending?





*  But the bridge is plastic crap - and that's a truckload of metal. Will it take the weight?

** Well thank Christ for that.  If it had broken that was my pension going down the crapper!

17 comments:

Stephen Thomas said...

LANGUAGE TIMOTHY !!!

Stephen Beat said...

You've reminded me that when holidaying in Belgium with my parents in the late 1960s my Dad bought me four or five 1/32 French 'commandos'. They were wonderfully painted in French Lizard camo and were my pride and joy. They were always my 'elite' troops when playing with my mundane Airfix plastic soldiers! Wish I'd hung in to them, but alas I guess they are buried in the garden of my old home. God there must be a pile of goodies in that garden! :)

Don M said...

The horrible part was I got it without the translation....my high
school French teacher would be so proud ...)

Nice bit of bodging Tim.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Thomas
Er, yes.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Starlux perhaps? The garden of the house I grew up in is the final resting place for many plastic figures. Not helped, it must be said, by the 'lawnmower of mass destruction'....

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Bien fait, Donald. Prenez une étoile d'or et aller vers le haut de la classe.

Archduke Piccolo said...

This all reminds me of General Ducrot's deathless comment about the French Imperial Army's situation at Sedan in 1870: "Nous sommes dans un pot de chambre, et nous y serons emmerdés."

Pete. said...

Looks great Tim, just the sort of kit you'd need for a brave counter attack.

Cheers,

Pete.

Paul Foster said...

Great bodging!

My French does not go very far past asking where the toilet is.

Martin Rapier said...

Very nice Tim, a triumph of French engineering. How often can you say that?

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Well he had a point!

Tim Gow said...

Pete
Especially if the nasty commies have blown up all the bridges.

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
Stick with the essentials I say!

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
More a triumph of Scottish bodging really. But I think that every Solido model is a triumph of Frenchness.

Don M said...

Tim,La seule star je suis dans cette classe était la fille qui était assis trois tables -dessus de moi.....)

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Elle a clairement fait une impression!

I think we'd better stop this now, don't you?

Don M said...

Yeah lets not push it...)