Friday, April 25, 2014

DVD's Workspace

I’ve been doing a lot of painting the past few days, and as I was about to pack up after a lengthy paint session last night, it occurred to me that I’ve never posted anything showing my work area. So here’s the mess that is DVD’s workspace.

I’ve been slowly working my way through my Salute haul, which I am over half way through now. All that’s left to do are a couple of plastic zeds, a small group of rednecks, the Salute freebie and a pair of walking dead characters.

So that’s what I’ll be working on for the next few days, after which I intend to start work on adding some more scatter terrain to my city (still need some inspiration on that front), and then I hope to start getting some games in finally!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DVD's Salue 2014

Quickly before I get on to my day at Salute, I’ll start off with the pic from what seems now as the annual Salute blogger meeting.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Salute 2014 loot

So I’ve just got back from Salute, and as it’s the blogs 2nd birthday, I thought I’d quickly just do a quick post before I get on with playing with my new toys just to show the loot I picked up at the show. Over the next week or so I will probably be doing another couple of posts on both my adventures at Salute, as I did get a couple of games in this time, followed probably by another post full of all the pictures I took at the show.

So other than the free Salute miniature, here’s a run down of what I came away with today. At the Hasslefree miniatures stand I picked up a sprue of four of studios plastic zeds, along with a studio limited edition metal zed. Five Hasslefee minis consisting of the new Clint survivor, Signee and Billie (for use as Ripley and Newt in my aliens games) and an old man and woman. At the Studio Miniatures stand I picked up the new “Boss” survivor (The walking dead Governor) and a pack of four metal police zombies. Then at Westwind Productions, I picked up a gang of four rednecks and another survivor type miniature, and finally at Heresy miniatures I picked up a Halfling Michael Jackson zombie and some 25mm bases.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Salute, Zombies and Milestones

Well as many of you wargamers know, tomorrow is Salute 2014. Being as I live just across the river, a couple of tube stops away, I feel it would be bad form on my part if didn’t attend the show. So as it stands, I should be there tomorrow. Other than all the games and shiny things on sale, I am really looking forward to meeting up with the bloggers again, which as I understand will be at the same time (1pm) and place as last year. Here’s a map I lifted showing the meeting point.

Now other than Salute, tomorrow also brings the second anniversary of my blog. Even though sadly my rate of posting did take a bit of a nosedive this past year for various reasons, to be two years in and still have the enthusiasm to post, largely due to the positive response from you guys, is something I’m extremely proud of. So two years in, and yet another small personal milestone, as this post is also the 50th post I’ve personally written for this blog.

Now that that’s all out the way, in light of the big show tomorrow and the blogs anniversary, I couldn’t leave you without posting at least some miniatures could I? So here’s a little teaser of my 100+ painted zombie horde.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Ultimate Warrior 1959 – 2014

Anyone who follows pro wrestling will by now have heard of the shocking news that James Brian Hellwig (A.K.A The Ultimate Warrior) sadly passed away yesterday, just days after being inducted into the WWE hall of fame. As a childhood hero of mine, I have many fond memories watching The Ultimate Warrior wrestle, and so I thought I’d quickly post just to express how saddened and shocked I am at the news, and that my thoughts are with his family at this time.

The Ultimate Warrior made his last TV appearance this past Monday on Raw, in which he came to the ring and addressed the fans. I’d like to end this post by sharing his words from that broadcast, as in retrospect; they are a very befitting tribute to The Ultimate Warrior.

"No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life what makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honour him and make the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior. In the back I see many potential legends. Some of them with warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. I am The Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans and the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever."
The Ultimate Warrior 1959 - 2014