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Friday, 18 April 2014

Some Salute 2014 Pictures and My View on the Show

Yes I know it has taken me a few days to get these posted and I really cannot say the wait was worth it but here they are. But firstly I have to say a few things about the show. Now this is the first time I have been to Salute at the Excel centre and God it is huge. It took me and Mrs PK really the whole day to walk around looking at stuff, which in its own right is a good thing.

It is good to see so many traders and games there but it is mainly the mainstream ones, hardly any little companies there, I better it is cost. Saying that it was good to see Warbases and Reivers there and it looked like trade was good on both stores.The one thing I did notice was a lack on Very British Civil War on sale, only two places had the books that I saw, Gripping Beast and Reiver, but it was go to see that the boys at Gripping Beast have the full Musketeer Range was them.

But there was a couple of things that I was disappointed by the show, firstly the lighting, it was bad, leaving me to thing that my eye sight had got worst and everything was a bit foggy and the second thing was actually one of the members from South London Warlord's at the clubs LotR display who was getting so upset with people wanting to take photos and asking questions and just wanted to play the game. Well to him from one who puts on display games at large shows, the first thing is the public, you are playing in a public area and actually the point of display games is to well to display the hobby. If you want to play the actual game may I suggest that I show is not the place to play it. Yes this a minor thing but actually it made me a bit annoyed with the whole show and the chap had the wrong attitude in my opinion.

It was great to meet up with so many blogger especially Tamsin from Wargaming Girl, Clint from Anything But a One, thanks for the fudge as both Mrs PK and myself enjoyed that greatly, Michael from 28mm Victorian Warfare and his good friend Provost Marshal, and also to Loki, Fran, Ray, Postie and all the other bloggers that I failed to talk to. Also it was good to meet up with some many VBCBers and it was good to see people actually buying the dice.

So to sum up the show was very good, I think I still prefer Partizan as it has more atmosphere but it was good. Now enough of me rabbiting and on too the pictures.

The Long, Long, Longest Day Queue
 VBCW Game

 Painting Competition

 Some Colonial Marines, Lost I think

Some Sci-Fi game

Dropzone Commander

The United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798

Great War Game

Dead's Army Game put on by Mike at Trouble at T'Mill blog

A Dune Game

Ben Hur

Mutant Chronciles and I have a real soft spot for this.

Sword Beach and it is amazing

South London Warlords LotR Game with added grumpy gamer

The VBCWers

The Bloggers

A VSF Game on Mars

Empire of the Dead Game

4Ground Stuff

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Cricketers by Sloppy Jalopy and some VBCW dice by em4miniatures

Yes at long last I have finished the cricketers off and i am very pleased with the results. I have been using a new painting style, new to me that is, and I have to say I think it has improved my painting style no end. On are using washes and inks to shade and enter dark to light, thin layers to build up the colours. That part that has amazed my the most is that it has not really taken me any longer than normal. But what I have t say is the fact that the sculpts and castes by Sloppy Jalopy and Bill Thornhill as truly amazing and its them that painted themselves. So here are some pictures of the finished chaps and soon there will be a better picture of them.

The next thing I want to bring to your attention is em4miniature will have some VBCW dice for Sale at Salute, based on artwork supplied by me. Price will be £1.25 each and we are on stand TE10. There's a limited number of each and initially they'll only be available on the day at the stand. Personally I hope they do way and may find themselves into many gamers dice completion.

Anyway everyone have a wonderful day and to those who are going to Salute I hope to have a chat.I will be the greying, overweight, middle aged man, so should be easy to spot, lol.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

On the Painting Table Number 22

Well it is Saturday morning and its "On the Paint Table Day" and I have got it done early for once, lol, and on a Saturday to. Well as you can see the Cricket Team is still on the table though I have to admit it is nearly finish. Also there are a couple of new things that have made its way to the table and also they show a departure from my norm.

I have enjoyed painting the cricketers and I am hoping to have them finished by the end of the weekend so I can one, get them off the table to start of some Anglo Danes and two, to get cricket pitch done. But I have really enjoyed these figures and they might be a second team of cricketers are on the cards once I have rodered them.

So beside the Anglo Danes I also have Steve Fry's character for the Hobbit film to paint up too. Now I might actually paint him as a Town Mayor so he can fit into my VBCW games might be on the cards, once I get around to finishing him off.

Well have a great weekend and a happy week coming to you all.

For more Paint Tables please look here atthe creator of this, Sofie's Paint Blog

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