From a Foundry mail shot
I’m off to Salute in the morning: so it’ll be a few days before I get back to this missive!
We’ve dug out all sorts of barely released and never released items to take this year’s Salute. This includes a Victorian Egyptian Adventure range, unseen Trojans (including 11 chariots (!) apparently there are actually 15: but I couldn’t find the others) , Napoleonic Mamelukes, unseen Hittites, Carthaginians, Ancient Spaniards and barely released Persians We have also discovered stocks of loads of Kevin Adams Orcs and suchlike many of which have barely been seen by the public. In fact Kevin himself will be coming along to keep them company.
These are the ten books I would recommend for a bookshelf. Bear in mind that this is my choice and that it isn’t to everybody’s taste. I would welcome any suggestions as there is always something new to learn regarding our magnificent obsession.
So here they are in no particular order.
Editing is an arse on WordPress. I want my text aligned left and the bugger centers it!
Foundry’s Dwarf being tortured
Here is the next project I’m working on.
You can see in the background a squad of Tox Troopers from Anvil Industries. I often undercoat several projects in one go.
Just picked up a GW brush to block in some colour. Absolute shite. I’d picked a few up at the Artisan’s workshop a while back. At the time they had to give me a non GW detail brush because I complained so much about the quality. Still it’ll do for glue or something.
First off, a confession. I have bought two copies of White Dwarf. Admittedly they have been in German, so I have just been looking at the pictures. I do wish I had looked before I bought the last copy as it was just full of Space Marines tm and bugger all else. The new edition is devoted to the new Dark Elf releases so I will carefully examine it before purchasing. I still do not think it is worth the money, especially as the first forty odd pages are a glorified catalogue and twelve pages are store directory.
Well due to our house sale being delayed, I’ve got the opportunity to go to Salute. This will be my ninth visit.
Embracing my autism I’ve been looking at every trader who is exhibiting and making my plan of attack.
I got there just after nine and the queue was already sizeable. When I got in there was a half hour queue at Forgeworld.
The whole day passed in a blur and before I knew it it was five o’clock.
It was good to see collection tins for GoblinAid all over the show.
Lunch was the usual “Campaign” style lunch with wine, table-cloth, candles, fresh bread, cheeses, cold meats etc. etc.
I have to admit that Kev Adams’s goblin sculpts for Games Workshop in the eighties were what got me into modelling. So when I came across these recently, I just had to have them. Picked them up at SELWG this year and I was not disappointed. Well cast, characterful and the seafaring feel is a welcome change from the usual fantasy fare.
(sorry, no balloons)
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