Peter Cole

"Pongo Smythe"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (170 of 195)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 162,268 - Total Helpful Votes: 170 of 195
Pilot Namiki Iroshizuku Wild Chestnut Ink Bottle by Pilot
This is my ink of choice (in Wild Chestnut - Yama Guri) for my Namiki Capless with bladder fill. Some have said that the Iroshizuku inks are a bit on the wet side and that is probably an accurate statement but as I use an F nib on the capless it's never been an issue - no leaks, runs, skips or clogs ever. I also used a M nib with it for a while with no problems, but I think it's better suited to the F. I particularly love the Yama Guri because of the way the deep chestnut brown appears as the ink dries on the paper (after looking black for the first few seconds). Yes it is expensive compared to some other bottled inks, but if you've already invested in a quality pen then it seems churlish… Read more
CH Combat Stick (PC) by First Class Simulations
CH Combat Stick (PC) by First Class Simulations
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I did a lot of research and testing before deciding on the CH Combat Stick, and after using it for some time now I'm still confident I made the right decision. The only other contenders in the same league are the other 2 CH options (the Flight Stick Pro and the Fighter Stick), Saitek's X52 (or X52 Pro) HOTAS setup, and the Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS. Looking at the last two first, both the Cougar and the X52 have their good and bad points, but in the end they both fall down on build quality, quality control and reliability. The Cougar is an amazing stick (though not for those without arms like Popeye) but has a very poor reputation and frankly seems to contain some fairly shoddy components… Read more
Star Wars Trilogy 6 discs Limited Edition Tin Box &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Mark Hamill
131 of 148 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last!!, 23 Jan 2007
Well it's taken long enough but for all of those waiting to see the version of the Star Wars trilogy that they remember from the cinema, before Mr. Lucas decided to make an extra buck or two by 'improving' them, the wait is over. Contrary to the statement made by another reviewer these are the original theatrical releases (two of the three scenes he says are now 'missing' were cut before Star Wars was ever released and although stills do exist of those scenes they were never part of the film as seen at cinemas. The third he mentions is still there, though he is remembering it incorrectly.) Don't expect 5.1 Dolby, cleaned negatives or anything other than the films as they were thirty years… Read more

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