Thursday, 26 April 2012

1/72 Pegasus German Army Trucks

I managed to pick up a couple of boxes of these at Salute last week and it was down to Nick who recommend these a while back,

So the box art, 

and one of the two sprues you get in the box, the only point I'd make is be careful when you take out the sprues as I managed to lose a front wheel somewhere!

and about 10 minutes later there done!

these are so simple to make its not funny, I'm gonna leave the canvas cover off and get some infantry to put in the back, to replace the missing front wheel I'll use some of that instant mold stuff and that'll do in the mean time,

Monday, 23 April 2012

Salute 2012 road trip part deux!


I'll carry straight on with the pics!

another view of the cutlass board, 

Romans beating up Celts? 

really nice looking set up. 

The beasts of war stand, where you could try various hobby products, I also bumped into warren from the beasts team and whaffled about that there's more to gaming than GW which lead to an interesting debate in Nando's with Mike about business models compared to hobby/customer loyalty!

Now this lot was a new range by a company called hawk games, and a system called Dropzome commander, 10mm sci-fi and its a good job that the models were behind glass as so many people were jizzing over this lot!

I thought the buildings were quite funky would look nice for epic ;) not that I'll ever get a game in mind you with all the other bits I wanna try!

lighting in the cabinets made it quite hard to take snaps along with some dicks who had no idea when it can to manners, but the 100 yard stare soon put an end to that!

even the underside of the models are super sexy detailed!

and giant mutant cobra snake men for infantry!

mech walkers transported for deployment 

its little touches like that I really like, 

remind a bit of avatar with the suits

and then we met some of the "boys 2 men" in the pub, much discussion was had many about the dropzone range and Lee was on the rob for the salute figure for his American Indian saga gang!

We'd been discussing KGN in the pub quite a bit and he happened to wander by the forgeworld stand and the warhammer historical chaps had a great deals on there books you could get a copy of KGN for £15!!! amazing value! and the WW1 flying circus book was a fiver! so I nabbed one of those!

Dave and his dice "fetish" with one set for each army! 

and the Perry brothers working the floor,

some up and coming brits for the desert war, very nice and knowing what the Perry's pump out will be good value for money, 

and the DAK, again lovely looking models, interesting that there going for the north Africa campaign though? 

so the guys all pooped out and chilling before getting kicked out, 

and the "large" coffee to keep me going at the end of the day!  which was cheaper than a pint

compared to the "medium" coffee!

so the "haul" 

I walked away with quite a bulging bag compared to previous years, empire of the dead was on my "to buy list" but everything else was impulse, so the old damage to the pocket wasn't too bad to be honest, the pegasus trucks will go under the spot light at some point this week as they are really nice simple kits!

The actual show seemed busier than previous years and the traders all seemed to be busy, some more than others but over all not bad personally.

Salute 2012 road trip.... (part one!)

So the yearly wander down to the big smoke for the "shopping" trip has come around again,

I've snapped quite a few pictures this year so go get a brew / bio break and enjoy the show!

whilst uploading the pictures blogger had a fit and told me that I'd reached my limit for pics so I'll split it over 2 posts...

So a few of u went over to Lee's gaff and drank till the early hours of the morning... 

His bloody fault!

So at the first tube station after we dumped the women... but the names above there heads was quite entertaining!

Got to Excel without any fuss and this was part of the queue... 

and the other bit.....

and the pay on the day queue.

and even more people!

hats off to the London Warlords crew they got us in pretty quick and I was soon wandering around the tables taking snaps of the ones that took my eye,

So the bring and buy we was looking for a copy of KGN for Lee but to no avail.

but he was still in good spirits (might be still pissed from the night before?)

Grunts table, 

Always like the look of this system but one that I never get round to trying/buying!

Some random snaps of the hall/hanger!

really busy this year, and quite a bit of choice model wise.

 some lovely looking armies kicking about. 

and funky conversions, 


large scale WW2 game, 

nice and colourful table, 

WW1 trench game

close up of the Germans, again great painting

and the French side, 

another system that I've seen kicking about for a year or two and yet to pick up, 

a great looking sci-fi tank

Same system different table

real funky alien jungle planet

with some robot/walkers in the trees, 

huge Civil war game

Gripping Beast demo boards, 

with the new American Indian warband

Never seen these at salute before but they were really nice and the golden rule of if its not got a price tag don't ask rule came into play!


I Came across the PSC stand and quizzed the chap about 20mm yanks and the like and even though his lips were sealed KGN and PSC have something in the works, which is quite exciting!

The new 20mm 1/72 German weapon teams, very very very nice!!!

and the new yank shermans, again great models, will look great when I do my second KGN army! 

Blitzkrieg commander in 28mm scale!

A game of Flintloque,

With ginger bread men and the house to match!!

nice finding what could be the bargain if the show, some really dodgy German half tracks pre-painted for a £1 a pop! 

hummm bi-planes.... 

great looking models now only if they did a system that would give me the excuse to buy some? 

Lee chatting to the guys from fireforge about there system

and the plastic knights that they do, really nice models and No Lee I will not do Arabs (unless they come out in plastic!)

there cabinet stuff, 

mode random shots of the hall

Lee trying to sell pike & shot to Nick, 

ok so any mode mooning is great, 

But I just like guns!

Troop of shrew stuff at warlord, shame the lighting was naff of picks, 

and the zulu stuff, again looks great!

and the super-cooper arrives!

and now we were 5!

Now I like the fluff of 40K bla bla bla, but to do an Apocalypse game as a demo game isn't the best choice personally it looked far too full and quite frankly crap.

on the flip side this looked simple but fantastic! and the chap was really nice!

MDF pre-cut scenery put to full use

 Malifaux  cardboard terrain

Good old wings of war!

quite a sparse table, 

But then you've ninja's so who cares!! 

a good looking captain scarlet game. 

Now this was the one that really got me frothing.....

28mm Russians, Enough said!

54mm Napoleonic! 

Dysopian wars, again looks good,

And I spotted a axis and allies air combat game that I'd never seen before?

Loads of people!

some more of the 54mm game, it looked that good!

crazy amount of models & detail!

20mm WW2 game, anything with a good looking aircraft will always catch my eye!

cowboys hold off American Indians 

Nick & Coops looking at the stand where you would sell your family for an army!

really novel table, reminds me of the nightmare before Christmas

Fantasy WW1 game

Dwarves on ponies?

And a blast from the past good old ACTA! 

pretty models same that the angle of the display cases made it hard to snap pics.

and the bumf for those interested

a Victorian steam punk type game, 

And the Empire of the dead table, saw alot of the guys from the Derby Toney there and I dropped just shy of £80 on a new system, but more of that another time.. 

Another flying boats game.

Perry samurai look so so sweet!

A good looking troy type table

but the Ipad was more interesting ;)

Cutlass Demo table, 

And thats the end of part one!!

I'll put the second half up shortly!