Sunday 24 April 2016

Work Bench and More

Whilst no pics of the actual workbench I did eventually finish the Westfalia Forge sutlers cart vignette I've been working on for a while.

The figures are mainly Foundry, the dog is Westfalia Miniatures and bottles, barrels etc from the bits box. I sell the cart for those that are interested!!! and this vignette will be in use at my demo game at Partizan on the 22nd May.

 In addition I couldn't help but post pictures of Eleanor and Olivia my first grandchildren. They arrived on the 15th April . I did tell my daughter she could have waited until i returned from Salute :)

Monday 18 April 2016

Salute 2016

I may be a little late to the party on this one. The downside of having a trade stand at this show is that unless you take and pay for a legion of helpers then it is difficult to see anything of the event.

With 5,800 early bird tickets sold and still more people paying on the day it was busy, very busy.
On the quick run around I did I managed to take a few pictures, I did miss some games that were worthy of pictures but that is the norm I'm afraid.

As to be expected there were quite a lot of Sci fi and fantasy type games and what I would also call parlour games ( i.e. those that you can play on a small table) and there has already been some debate about these type of games been worthy enough for such a show. To me the show reflects the hobby and as long as the games are well presented and have good quality terrain and figures then that's fine.

Sadly some of the display games did not live up to this and were poorly presented, displayed and promoted.

Having said that there were also some excellent games and it was great to see that despite the complaints of non.historical games taking over the hobby it was Ian Smith and his friends who won best of show with their 40mm Napoleonic game, strongly challenged I guess by Bill Gaskin's superb Seven Years War game on the next table.
So onto the pics. sorry they're in nor order and not labelled but it doesn't stop you looking :)

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Sneaky take over of the workbench

My son has recently moved in with us pending his relocation to America.
With pre-orders for Salute and getting stock ready the painting has slowed a bit but last night I thought Id do some more work on the dragoons and the sutlers cart.

My main bench area has seen the arrival of some |Heretic forces!

They're all over the place and my guys are hemmed into the corner. Time for some re adjustment me thinks