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Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

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Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Tom » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:55 pm

Sgt Silk has arrived somewhere near Kalach. He needs to sort out some controls issues and will be working to transition from normal settings to Tangmere settings, but I've no doubt that very soon he'll start OTU and will sail through the OTU phase.

Mind you he's destined to be yet another chap taking pot shots at me during ops but we'll see! At least he can land "Jacko style".

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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Silk » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:21 am

Working on the camera angle / pilot head angle issues. I hope to have that sorted soon. Once that's in place I'm hoping that the other stuff will follow.

As for the name, it wouldn't let me register on the forums as Sylkh as it said that was not a word, but for some reason it accepted Sylkhy. Also happy to take on a Russian moniker if that fits (may have similar issues with forum). Spent some time in the mid to late 80s 'studying' the Soviet military (mainly ground forces) and managed a grade A in Russian GCSE.

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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Tom » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:52 am

Probably best to change it to just "Silk" or "Silky" as we try not to stray from what would have been used in the '40s. Mind you, just the mention of silk in a sentence sets some chaps' hearts racing.
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Reggie » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:57 am

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As for the name, it wouldn't let me register on the forums as Sylkh as it said that was not a word, but for some reason it accepted Sylkhy.
Yeah, that is one of the anti-spam type filters that I have in place, it helps prevent bots registering under ridiculous names - however, the fact that it accepted Sylkhy is a bit odd, I would have expected it to deny both.

I am with Tom, maybe change it to Silk? That fits to 40's theme better, and will make Bunny's heart go all gooey at the thought of being wrapped up in a silk parachute with someone - anyone ;)
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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Silk » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:03 am

Just tried to amend forum profile name but it doesn't seem to want to let me - I'm happy to either re-register, try again later or have it changed for me. Whatever works to ensure compliance. I've been Sylkh as an online persona for so many years now that it will seem odd seeing it written differently, but strangely enough that was how I originally wanted it, but the spelling was unavailable. :)

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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Tom » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:37 am

I'll amend it so that the next time you log on just put Silk.

I always used Silk for rogue characters after the Belgariad books (read when i was a nipper but I now realise they were awful tosh).
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Silk » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:39 am

Exactly the same origin of the name, although I rather like re-reading those books. Maybe I'm entering a second childhood?

EDIT: Job done, it appears that I have changed forum name. Have tried to change in-game name to match, but won't know how successful that has been until I try logging in this evening.

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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Moggy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:20 pm

Silky Knickers it is then or was that bunny's alter ego?
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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Silk » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:22 pm

Well - you know how badly cotton can chaffe on a long flight........ :P

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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Tom » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:35 pm

Very weirdly I was thinking of Silkies the other day - they're a breed of chicken or something (mmmhmmm KFC) and I was thinking "Silkies to shite hawk..."
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

"They fly Hurricanes, isn't it?, them's shit planes for remtards on free dinners..."
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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Dutch » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:59 pm

Welcome to TP, Silk - best of luck with OTU.

I'm pretty sure it's now been made compulsory for new chaps to shoot Tom down during training or as soon as possible thereafter.

It's fine though - he loves the attention.
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Post by Blackjack » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:59 pm

Welcome to TP Silk, hopefully see you in the air next Tuesday
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Post by Silk » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:56 pm

Thanks for the greetings all :)

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Re: Sgt Sylkhy arrives at a train station near to Kalach

Post by Nummy » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:13 am

Welcome Silk from across the Big Pond.
Isn't there also a 'silkie' from Irish mythology or something--a seal-like mermaid I think?
Anyway, welcome to the chaotic skies over Russia. Nothing to it. Like using a band saw--close your eyes and go as fast as possible.
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