torstai 21. huhtikuuta 2016

Salute loot!

Back from our holiday in the UK. 6 days went past extremely fast with plenty of museums and sights seen and quite a bit of shopping done on the way as well! As we were travelling quite light with only a small suitcase and backpacks I was to keep away from plastic and limit myself to smaller items and stuff that couldn't easily be ordered to Finland.

To be honest not all is from Salute as I did visit Warhammer World on Friday and popped in at Orc's Nest. And while walking to the Imperial War Museum from the London Eye we happened to pass Dark Sphere which was having a Flames of War clearout with a 50% discount... Knowing me things went a bit south from there and now I have quite a bit of 15mm to paint... Still having sold some of the last old unloved projects off my miniatures amount has actually gone down this month even after these items have been acquired :)


Some miniatures from Crooked Dice. Mostly Danger 5 related with the starter box, some Nazi soldiers in both their human and reptile form and some dogs. And a freebie cameraman that they were giving out at Salute. The show is absolutely brilliant, and completely bizarre at the same time. Now I just need to start creating some suitable scenarios to play!


My trip to Warhammer World resulted in some Alpha Legion items being bought as well as the Bugman miniature sold only at the bar. At Salute I picked up an oldish Marco Colombo mini from one fellow to use in Frostgrave and bought the 30 years of Space Marines special miniature.


My main items on the shopping list were some extra heroes and monsters for Frostgrave. I ended up buying the spell deck and Lich Lord campaign books as well as the official treasure tokens. There's wildlife and some funky skeletons from Wargames Foundry, Demons and other monsters from Heresy Miniatures, Some Landsknecht style characters from Lead Adventure and a couple of Reaper Bones figures that I bought at Orc's Nest. Packing them proved rather annoying with most minis being packed singly or in pairs with the blisters half empty. Still we managed ;)


And then the Flames of War stuff is where things got out of hand. I'd preordered some Soviets to be picked up at Salute that I'd tried to get into Finland for months now. I got most of them, but still missing decals and 160mm mortars, but at least now I have the infantry so I can start slowly building the force. 

On the last day in London we walked past Dark Sphere and I had to take a look inside. And the first thing I notice is they are having a Flames of War clearout with 50% off... And what was supposed to be a quick look around ended up with my carrying away a lot of German troops. It's all clear savings in the long run! Or at least that's what I'm trying to convince myself.


And naturally the better half had her own hobby shopping as well with a reaper unicorn and Hamster Rambo from Magpie miniatures. And of course some more nail polish.


8 kommenttia:

  1. Happy man, well done, waiting for some painted things!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thanks Phil! This should keep be busy for quite a few months :)

      Poista
  2. Now that's an impressive haul, looks like you have a fabulous six days on tour.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thanks Michael! Really was nice to get in a quick holiday trip as work has been super busy lately

      Poista
  3. Great to meet you at the Blogger meet up, same again next year??

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Great to meet you too! Too bad the missus came to Salute early so I had to leave the meet up to see her. Let's see which shows I'll visit next year :) Tactica at least, but Salute is definitely worth another visit :)

      Poista
  4. Hasslefreen liskonatsit ovat kiinnostaneet jonkun aikaa, mutten ole raaskinut ostaa, kun en tiedä mitä niillä tekisi... :)

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Jooh siistejä sculpteja ovat. Tuskin noille mitään käyttöä ikinä löytyy, mutta kerta sai ilman posteja niin jotenkin oli aivan pakko ne ostaa :)

      Poista