Salute 2015 I

So I got myself to Salute this year, this has been something I have tried to get to for the last 5 years or so, and this year it finally worked out.

I did this whole thing as a single day trip, so I started my "day" at just before 3AM in the morning to arrive just in time for the opening in London, 8 hours later (I had to cross a time zone as well).

This first post I will dedicate to the Hawk Wargames stand, they had a little stand with a gigantic space ship. This is the same ship that has travelled the world, but this time it was done!

The play pieces for the upcoming fleet game

And some closeups

Then there was some new minis on display for Dropzone Commander as well

And for its so awesome here is some more pictures of the big ship

As a little special for Salute they also had a few, I heard 50, play pieces of the Avenger Strike Carrier, and I manage to get hold of one of them.

That's what I have for now. I still have quite a few pictures but this was the main thing for me and my tripp. I'm just a little disappointed that I didn't get one of the show-only double decker buses, they sold out in less than 30 minutes...


Dropzone Commander: Shatari

I started my Shaltari army after I won a starter box on a tournament held in Skövde last autumn, so far it hasn't been anything added to this little force except the starter, but I'm thinking about doing a pure skimmer army out of this, especially now that there is a skimmer commander to add to the force. Even though the walkers they have are astounding models I want to do something a bit different from what I have seen so far.
But who knows, when I get to expand this there might be something else shiny that I just have to have in the army...

The painting on this is a bit more refined than my Scourge, I want this to be a army that does well in appearance and since it's army no 2 I don't feel that it needs to be done in a hurry to get to the gaming table.

I use gloss varnish on the models to give them a little nice new and unspoiled appearance, they are to look good before they blow you away with high tech guns and then drives away to the car wash.

Here I added a little firing effect to one of the tanks, to animate them a bit more

I did my infantry bases as if they are inside a house, since that's the main place for them and it makes them stand out a bit more. Small miniatures like this might just disappear on the battlefield otherwise.

If anyone has any questions how I painted this batch of bad boys or any other for that matter, please drop me a comment here or send me a message some other way and I can provide a list with colours back to you or perhaps make a new post here with my painting recipes.

Until next time, game hard and have a good time.