Saturday, 29 January 2011


Its been a little while since my last posting here. I've been out and about in the service of Her Majesty lately, so modelling and wargaming has taken a bit of a back seat. However, today I managed to get along to the Crusade show at Penarth, along with Laura. The show is just over an hour away from Bristol by rail  ande, despite the two of us travelling, the train was still cheaper than fuel for the car plus the "bridge tax", and Cogan Station is only a couple of minutes walk from the venue.

We had a great time. Laura now has a couple of Tigers and some new Pz IIIs for her collection, as well as a second SdKfz 234/4 and a Brummbar on the bring and buy, and she chose a Valentine to add to Philip's 8th Army collection. For my own part I got a WoW Albatros which is going to berepainted as the "Stropp" aircraft in the Smithsonian Museum (some readers may identify which work colleague was the inspiration for this choice), and a good find on the B&B  a set of Battlestar Galactica miniatures - 6 battlestars of various types along with a load of Vipers and raptors (no idea who made these models, but they look pretty good). e also have a "father and daughter" project kicking off to make some wadi terrain pieces for the Sudan, after seeing some nice bits at the show. Oh, and Laura spent ages at the "bucket of dice" stand selecting a beer glass full of wierd and wonderful dice - and all for 3 quid. No idea what she's planning to use them for!

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