The other good thing was meeting fellow bloggers and putting faces to names (pictures and links to their blogs below) and just meeting friends especially from my homeland. Postie (Reject's self appointed leader even provided a picnic of chicken sandwiches, cheese scones, crisps, chocolate bars and drinks which we had outside the venue literally sitting on the dock of the bay).
We left the show about 1530hrs and nearly on the motorway when Ray got a text message saying he had won a raffle prize from the Hougoumont people, so pretending to be Ray I rang back and asked what he had won (2 signed prints and 3 musketballs from the field of Waterloo), so back we go and collect the prize (Ray gave me one of the musket balls under protest) and startes the journey home again. Good Day out.
On a footnote I went to the Bring and Buy stand to collect the vikings I had put on sale that morning (they still hadn't been sold at 1430hrs when I checked) and was asked was I picking up, I said I was and he surprised me by coming back with some money a few minutes later, first time time I have left Salute with money that wasn't shrapnel. Result!
Pictures are the usual quality and vagueness and better will be found elsewhere today but they're personal to me and my lurking disability.
The end of the queue plus us four.
The Reject's, Postie, Surjit and Ray from http://onelover-ray.blogspot.com/
The crowds press forward, the end is in sight.
The Bring and Buy, constant traffic all day and well run by the Salute boys.
Paul from Sho3box http://sho3box.wordpress.com/ good man, good blog and fellow zombie lover and Irishman.
Big game, big scale.
3 poor tigers.
Akula's Battlefield 2011.
The man himself Akula running his Battlefield 2011 game in aid of Combat Stress, more information here on his blog http://akulasblog.blogspot.com/
Stunning figure for several reasons but the main one being the paintjob.
Fellow blogger Pulp Citizen http://pulp-citizen.blogspot.com/ explaining the mechanics of the game he was hosting.
Battles in Miniature game Miniature Militia, actually on an oval playing board which I failed to get in the picture.
Paul from Battles in Miniature http://battlesinminiature.blogspot.com/
Only took this picture after we came back for the second time, obligatory Star Wars picture.