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Offline matsouloulou

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« on: November 03, 2007, 01:14:01 PM »
hello everybody,

i am very haapy to know this forum and his members. This room is full of mad people, passionate and enthusiast.

I hope can i show you soon my miniatures in photos. I am very enthusist to participate at the lead painting contest.

I don't speak a very good english, so sorry for error of language.

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2007, 01:28:49 PM »
Hallo matsouloulou I sure you come to ther right place .

What dos matsouloulou mean ???

cheers Grimm
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2007, 01:37:24 PM »
Salut, mec? Your english is quite OK.

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2007, 04:13:28 PM »
hello,

mi first name is LOUIS. In private my friends and family calls me LOULOU.

i have player for many years to "legend of the five rings", a collectible card game, and my clan was the "lion" and my family (into the game) was MATSOU  (a  fierce and feroce warriors clan's whith a high sense of honor).

so my alias, in this game, was MATSOULOULOU. Since, i have kept this name for my visit on internet's forum.

Now, you know  my secret - identity  :mrgreen:

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2007, 09:14:23 PM »
Too many froggies here. This place is a little worse every day. :mrgreen:

Now, maybe if we team up we could get someone to produce these minis of 1920s' policemen in kepi and capeline every Pulp gamer needs.

Denis

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007, 10:58:45 PM »
There's no such thing as too many Froggies, as long as they all bring a bottle of Veuve Clicquot with them.  :)
Thálatta! Thálatta!

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2007, 11:10:05 PM »
Quote from: "walktapus"
Too many froggies here. This place is a little worse every day. :mrgreen:

Now, maybe if we team up we could get someone to produce these minis of 1920s' policemen in kepi and capeline every Pulp gamer needs.



"Darling, you can't have too many shoes, hats and frenchmen."

THAT photograph is SUCH an inspiration. Pure adventure and mystery in one still scene. Do you know anything about the back story?

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2007, 11:45:46 PM »
The caption says :
"Les inventaires dans le département de la Manche, une opération à Avranches - séparation de l'Eglise et de l'Etat, décembre 1905"

Translation :
Gendarmes bursting into a church in Normandy where evil hooded cultists had started an ancient ritual, and interrupt them before they can raise the ancient gods. The french gendarmerie have once more saved the world ! Time to open a few bottles of champagne...

There may be some inconsistencies between the original caption and the translation, but they are all due to my poor knowledge of english.

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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2007, 12:04:00 AM »
Your translation would explain the strange stain on the door.

Good photo though.

Captain Gamma has started making 1970s police figures, maybe we should ask him about 1920s next ? At the very least we could hope for Inspector Cluseau...
Gary, Glynis, and Alasdair (there are three of us, but we are too mean to have more than one login)

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2007, 12:34:44 AM »
This picture is from 1905 but the capeline was worn long after. The kepi is still worn. It is hard to find some pictures. A figure like the one below is the emblem of the french police throughout the period until the 1940's at least. They are great with bicycles!



The picture above is from Borsalino, a film about gangsters fighting in Marseilles (with two of the most famous and worst french actors of all times). It is set in the 30s.

Following SgtPerry's advice, I have bought the great Cayenne guards from Brigade Games. I will try to add some green stuff capelines to them.


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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2007, 01:13:24 AM »
Quote from: "walktapus"

The picture above is from Borsalino, a film about gangsters fighting in Marseilles (with two of the most famous and worst french actors of all times). It is set in the 30s.


 :lol: Thanks for the translation! Priceless!

Hell, walktapus, I think you'll find a few non-french people arround here who aren't COMPLETELY igonrant about french gangster films. I, for one, think a lot of them are very good. They did after all precede the Film Noire gengre. Looking for a definition of the "apache" from Marsellie and other places I found this ...

http://www.savateaustralia.com/Savate%20Essays/apache.htm

The illustrations are quite funny. Especially how the French apache makes use of the bowler hat in unarmed combat. This explains a few things about Hercule Poirot ( I  KNOW he is Flemish...). I wonder if they learnt the Way of the Bowler Hat from a pilgrimage to some hermit in a a remote valley in the French Alps.

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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2007, 12:19:20 PM »
Bowler hat warfare ?
Maybe James Bond's opponent Oddjob was secretly French ?

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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2007, 12:31:19 PM »
The illustrations are quite funny. Especially how the French apache makes use of the bowler hat in unarmed combat. This explains a few things about Hercule Poirot ( I  KNOW he is Flemish...). I wonder if they learnt the Way of the Bowler Hat from a pilgrimage to some hermit in a a remote valley in the French Alps.[/quote]

Absolutely Fascinating :o I had no idea

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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2007, 12:50:34 PM »
Funny to see savate made its way to Australia. I thought it was a purely French and Italian thing.  8)

Here the belief is that bowler hats are british. Steed from the avengers has a bullet proof bowler hat after all.

I typed "apaches paris" in google and got all sorts of interesting pictures.



And this link (in english) The Apaches of Paris.

 

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