Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Aftermath of Salute 2012

What a long weekend. I decided to drive up to Salute from Guildford this year. Normally I'd go by train but I thought I would see how it was driving. It was fine apart from the Blackwall tunnel! I parked at 9.40 and paid my £10 for 6 hours parking. Then realised that by doing that I'd miss out on the 4pm painting competition and prize draw! Next year I know not to arrive until at least 10.30 or later...

Anyway a quick list of my purchases:
KR Storage case for £22
A couple more Reaper figures for £10
Unit of 20 goblins from Heresy for £40 (normal price £50! *cough*)

Goblin Archer Unit Deal - Click Image to Close
And a "UNGEFELIC" a MANTICHORA from Banelegions for £40 (normal Price £48!):

So I spent £112 (plus £10 for parking) and got 22 figures, a monster and a cardboard storage box. Ouch. Might have to start playing golf as its cheaper!

Then on Sunday I travelled up to London at 6am to support my girlfriend who ran the London Marathon in 4hrs and 50mins. She raised over £2000 for charity! but it was another long day!

I've got a big D&D session that Im preparing for so looks like no more progress on the Elf Cavalry for a little while yet! :(

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I have found my painting table again.

I've not really felt like doing anything miniatures related. I've had too much to do sorting out the affairs of my mum. But that's beginning to be more under control I've allowed myself some time to do a bit of fixing and painting. Long awaited progress has been made on some elf cavalry.

Sorry for the poor picture quality. It was a rushed photo from the phone this morning. You'll have to trust me that its Elf cavalry. Why they painted green? I like green - but they will hopefully end up white with a greenish tinge like the cavalry in the rear rank.

I'm finding the sheer number of them quite daunting, so Im painting other things to keep me sane at the same time, Reaper Fire Elemental, Citadel Night Horror and one of the new offerings from GW a Plastic Undead Wight Lord have all felt the touch of a good brush (Pictures to follow at another time).

Also I'm looking forward to Salute. A couple of miniatures companies I wanted to see aren't going (Copplestone!) but I'm sure there will be enough there to keep me happy.