Monday, 22 April 2013

A Knackered Reject at Salute Part 2 of 2.............

.......the burning retinas phase of the day and some small purchases!

I must admit the day became a blur, I picked up most of the stuff on my list quite early, Ironclad Miniatures Steam Tanks, GZG new stuff, Sprays, Paint, Flock, Antenocitis Workshop (not planned or budgeted), Fireforge Plastics, Warbases, a few figures from Hasslefree and Peter Pig....I think.

I had a list and still came away forgetting to get something!!!!!!

I went to one trader for 2 small packs of new figures quite early but they didn't have many cast as they didn't think they'd be popular (wouldn't even offer to post them on), they never heard of the internet?

Ray even found the ACW Fremantle figure I've been looking for...and paid for it!!!!!

A good show still despite what I've heard from some quarters (bad acoustics?????), a hot muggy show, the layout fecked me over once or twice and I could be seen looking in the map guide for a trader but then I was knackered, the games whether participation or demonstration are great but I go to show for figure, stock and scenery buying, I take pictures for my blog and others to see who couldn't make it but primarily for traders.

Who doesn't like to look at a figure in the flesh before buying it?

Started a small list that night of stuff I still need!

Next year we're thinking of going to different shows especially like Triples or Partizan!

Some more pictures from great looking games..........


Some of the bloggers at the meet up, who is that handsome chap at the back?

30 Seconds to Dog Green from the Abingdon Wargames Club.






Oshiro ModelTerrain and Red Planet Miniatures "The Siege of New Victoria"



Some figures for competition in the display cases.......






This figure reminded me of the welcome some gamers may recieve and I called it "Bag Check".

This is the game from the South London Warlords "Hammering Route 66"







"To Berlin" from the Chemins De Feu Club.







"Stalingrad 1942, The Rat War" from Arbuthnot's Terra Firma League of Gentlemen




.....and Vader and his boys!



52 comments:

  1. Nice pics Francois!!! I forgot about that Fremantle figure he was damned expensive!!

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    1. It was a pound you tight bollix!

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    2. A whole pound !! my god he will want blood next!!

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  2. The gaming tables look grand! I too go for the swag and the mini deals, but now I'm back in uniform it will be awhile before I can hit any shows.

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  3. Quite the display indeed, those huge arse monster figures are great.

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    1. Oi! that's no way to talk about the assembled bloggers! *lol*

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  4. I keep remembering things I forgot to look for too!

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  5. Wow... Those setups are beyond words. And the figures are awesome! Wish I could've seen it live.

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  6. Excellent photos Francis! Sounds like a tiring, but good, day out with the lads.

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  7. "Who is that handsome chap at the back?"

    I'm not sure of his name, but I think he owns Ground Zero Games.

    8-O

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  8. man lots of those games looked great. that sci-fi one, the "Hammering Route 66" looked so cool. really awesome stuff!

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  9. You took a list, and still forgot things on it and have things you still need? I think you should take multiple lists next year and give one to each Reject. Turn them all in to your personal shoppers.

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  10. Great pics Fran, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Glad you got to pick up most of your planned buys. I know what you mean about forgetting stuff off the wish list. Oh well, there's always next year. BTW, you do cut a dashing figures in the photo. Best, Dean

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  12. No one else that I read has talked about the painting competition. Nice pieces there and I'd like to see the top three pieces.

    Very nice of Ray to buy you that figure Francis.

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  13. Great pictures Fran. That "Hammerin'" game did look great. Although that Mars game looked fun too. I'm a sucker for airships.

    Can't wait to see you paint up Fremantle.

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  14. You have a good eye for detail in your shots Fran, better than Ray perhaps?

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  15. I like the way you have concentrated on a few games and gotten several pics of each. As opposed to my scatter gun approach. I can learn a lot from you in this regard. Very Nice my friend Very nice.

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    1. Blind luck mate as there's so much going on.

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  16. Oh more salute goodness, me wanna go

    Ian

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  17. Great pictures, especially the Painting competition entries which I totally missed. I passed by it early on, but it was three deep in sweaty gamers jostling for position. I decided to come back later, reasoning it would be easier to take pictures when the crowds thinned out, but then forgot to return!

    Oh, and next time get some bloody sleep before the show. You're a right diva when you haven't had enough sleep.

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    1. Looks who's talking, you're a diva with sleep!

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  18. Great pics Fran, Triples is a nice 2 day show!!

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  19. Dog Green was by GMG Kildare... Abingdon had the table behind with another WW2 demo... So a little confusing!

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  20. Wonderful photos Fran! Thanks.

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  21. The Names of the motley Crew?

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  22. such mindblowing sets, Lurk, especially the one with ships and water...

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  23. Was that a Chaos Dreadnought in one of the cases? Looks like he's aligned with Nurgle.

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  24. Good set of pics Fran and the first I've seen of a shot behind the beaches of the D-day landing game.
    Chap at the back definitely looks like the guy from GZG and ffs give Ray his quid or this will turn out to be yet more ammunition for his wingeing.

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  25. Some cracking shots Francis especially of the competition entries, which I couldn't get near when I went for a look.

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  26. A great feast for the eyes and imagination. Thanks, Generalissimo!

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  27. Thanks for all the pics Fran. Almost like being there, almost.

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  28. Very nice pics, Fran, a fantastic report!

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  29. Wow, some great looking games there, nice photos! I'm regretting not going now, but the nearly six hour round trip is just a bit too much!

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  30. Those figures are amazing! I can't believe how big that place was.

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  31. Great photos, Fran. That looks like it was a really fun show!

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  33. Thank you for the pictures and the report. Nice to be able to hang with the boys at the bloggers meeting.

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  34. those photos are EPIC man. So much cool stuff under one roof. That's one massive war gaming party.

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  35. Oh my goodness, I love these shots. Very cool to see this stuff. Thanks for sharing. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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