Friday, 25 February 2011

Cavalier Wargames Show on Sunday, upcoming Zombie Game and 28mm Ford Transit

This Sunday I'm going to my first wargames show (I try to get to Salute and SELWG aswell, anything else is a bonus) of the year http://www.twws.org.uk/cavalier2011.htm , smallish show but it's not that far away from where I live, several of the rejects going and afterwards I've been convinced to put on a zombie game for the rejects and Lee from http://bigleesminipaintingblog.blogspot.com/ who we're meeting at the show. If you've never been to this show in it's newest location it's now infamous for it's terrible hall lighting but that won't stop me from taking pictures with my one good eye. If you're there and spot me speak up I'm quite pleasant but don't appear so especially with the ongoing trials of Bell's Palsy (massive strawberry blonde gentleman with short hair and glasses).

I know this probably only helps people who live near the monstrosity that is Bluewater in Kent but they have an expensive little shop called MODELZONE that I picked up a 1:43 scale white Ford Transit van for £6.99 now I don't know if it's a good deal or not but I went all mad and bought it, now my modern zombie gaming is set in the US and so I asked a fellow blogger Das Auto! Among other things... http://archatypical.blogspot.com/ for information on the make in Amerca and he said it's called the Ford Transit Connect and was named North American Truck of the year last year, there were a lot of these beauties left in the shop last week when I bought mine. Will post pictures from the zombie game next week aswell as the show. Have yourselves a good weekend people.

A few comparison and size pictures.



28mm Copplestone, Hasslefree and Foundry miniature for scale.

 

34 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the show (and the game). I have a long shopping list of items I want to buy and will of course be snapping pictures like a demented paparazzi. Gonna be fun.

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  2. So does this windowless pedophile van come with a tiny, stained mattress in the back?

    I kid. I would totally rock one of those vans. Model or not.

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  3. It could also pass for a roving spy equipment van for eavesdropping and the X-ray machine able to see through walls.

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  4. Enjoy the show Sir. I'm just about to set up some dates for show attendance this year myself. Modelzone does have quite a nice selections of 1:43 cars from time to time, must resist, the Transit looks great. Can't wait to see the pics.

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  5. Yeah very nice bro, scale is spot on, cannot fault it at all, Im very envious...

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  6. I'm lacking vehicles for my zombie games and I really should get some. Nice van btw.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  7. Enjoy the show!

    Bell's palsy can linger, unfortunately. It's an illness with an unpredictable course.

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  8. The van looks the part and the weekend sounds like a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to that zombie game. Have a good one!

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  9. The vehicles and buildings make it happen, as much as the little metal people...don't they?

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  10. The first thing that came to my mind was "serial killer van"... you know John Lajoie?

    Have fun at the show.
    I had to laugh as I read that women have free entry...

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  11. Hah! I thought 'rape van', but whatever!

    Cool van - great for a zombie game. Or rape.

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  12. @Freakazoid: Nice one, thanks for that!
    @WarRaptor: Stop it now.

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  13. OH OH!!! The white van driving zombie !!! Looks damned perfect scale wise.
    Have fun at the wargames show...they can get addictive..first one is a bit like standing waiting to be asked to dance, then the next one you´ve met a couple of people..before you know it you are staggering home with your pants on your head after a night of heavy drinking after telling the missus "it´s just another wargames meet...nothing odd ever happens at them" :-D
    Cheers
    paul

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  14. @Paul's Bods: Tthat was supposed to be a secret :(

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  15. The show sounds like it's going to be an awesome experience. Have fun! The van looks sweet scales well with the miniatures

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  16. That totally looks like a rape van! Nice.

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  17. thast a cool looking van! i fixed the image on my blog, now you should be able to see it!

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  18. The scale look perfick for the van my dear fellow, see you in the batmobile on Sunday!!

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  19. can't wait to hear how the zombie game went down.

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  20. I had no idea you get cars sometimes too! :) Great buy :)

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  21. Nice model, nice post:
    +followed:)

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  22. haha a white, unmarked van. Just make a sign on the side that says "FREE CANDY!"

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  23. pretty cool, glad I'm following you.

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  24. Perfect little getaway van

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  25. you just need a few dents...and the cool line 'not as dirty as my wife' written in dirt on the back

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  26. To all the people who say the Transit Connect looks like a pedo-van, have you ever seen a 1998 Ford Econoline Ext van painted black with no windows? That thing just screams "free candy!"
    thx for the recognition btw

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  27. Those Wargames can get rather serious, make sure you bring a camera

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  28. man im sorry fot this being unrealated. but um drunk and me and my dog are jamming out to some wicked beats, his head is bogging and im rocking it so great post bro

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  29. nice blog bro! Following my blog

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  30. !!Hello man !!!

    Cool post!!


    nice weekend BRO!!

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  31. Looking forward to the pics from the game and the show.
    Have fun!

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  32. I didn't know zombies new how to drive? Pretty cool van. Great price.

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