*The reason for the latter can be summarised as "stupidly forgetting my re-charger and lumping a dead lap-top around with me".
|First the Freebies!|
The show was sponsored by Gripping Beast, who donated copies of their fine Hereward the Wake figure for the first 300 tickets sold. For reasons that I'll explain in another post, I've now got four!
Ainsty Castings had an offer on the Crooked Dice stock they had, so I picked up as couple of their Not-Dr Who packs, together with Ainsty's Not-TARDIS console.
I'm kicking myself for not buying some more of their excellent terrain pieces. I'd did get a pair of characterful Aggro Bobbies though - can't have to many coppers, can you?
From a rummage box on Lancer Miniatures stall I bought £3.00's worth of dry-stone walls. Perhaps not 28mm scale, but near enough for me,,,
Colonel Bill provided a couple of likely lads...
From Black Pyramid Games came 'Er Majesty tooled up to belch lead, a couple of Iron Men bombers and a Prof Stanton Brook, who is a criminal mastermind if I've ever seen one.
Lastly, from Monarch Miniatures came a cheap West Wind Nosferatu set.
The Wife has a hankering for a Tong league and told me to look out for something suitable. She doesn't think that either the West Wind or North Star tongs will do, and there was nothing else.* I'm hoping that she'll be happy with these - Nosferatu is a favorite film, both the great 1922 version and the 1979 remake, but above all the 2000 Shadow of the Vampire.
*We'll probably go for one of Foundry's sets.