G'day M8's, sit down and grab a pint and I will tell you a tale of high adventure! This trip has been three years in the making. We consulted the astral alignments, and knew it was the right time to go. After traveling about 36 hours with hardly any sleep me and my man BulldogLopez arrived at the Foundry Estates.
|M8's for life|
Here are some photos of the vast Ansell collection, many of these you will have surely seen before, but I think you can always find something new.
|This one got a bit blurry, but that barbarian paint job is a thing of beauty.|
|This Spartan army is amazing in person. We always see the fantasy minis, but the historicals are just as nice.|
|Everyone get's a bit shaky when photographing Slambo...you never know when he will frenzy|
|That's gonna hurt|
While chatting with Marcus Ansell about the Foundry paint system, he asked if I had seen the tutorial minis. I hadn't so he took me over to take a look. He said these were done before photo shop. So Kevin Dallimore had to paint all 20+ minis step by step. Mind boggling, but gorgeous none the less. Truly inspiring to look at.
|The man himself chatting with Golgfag1|
After having a pint....or two with the lads we headed...stumbled, over to the museum. Where many treasures awaited our eyes.
|So much more amazing in person.|
|Some chaos champions who have seen some heavy gaming.|
|Even though these are modern armies, the terrain and back drops are very inspiring!|
|The Studio Salamander army from one of my favorite battle reports. Fight for the Tank Factory WD 248-249|
|Whiskey Priest and Axiom|
|Cheetor and Andy Hoare|
|Curis and Erasmus|
|Antipixi and Asslessman|
|Here we are in front of an M113....I mean a Rhino|
|Fresh fish for the Emperor|
Then off to the pub...
|Erny, Weazil, Me, and Bulldog|
|Oh ya it's Lit fam!|
Then probably the highlight of my trip....getting to meet the Stillmaniac himself...
Nigel Stillman. ;)
|We got to chat about a variety of topics.|
|Busting out the White Dwarf Bretonnian army|
|You might recognize these from earlier Stillmania posts.|
|Look at the yacht varnish!|
|When you varnish your minis with boat lacquer you can store them like this.|
Whiskey Priest's Giant Slayer game was quite a delight. I'm not sure how long the overall winner survived, but me and Lopez lasted less then 5 minutes. Even though it played fast, it was so action packed. Slayers leaping to their deaths, Giants putting slayers in food bags for snacks. It had it all.
|Ultimate Slayer, and Banzai Slayer prepare to go down fighting. And they did...without causing a single wound. LOL|
Next up was meeting Kev Adams and getting my face sculpted onto a Heroquest barbarian. Kev is such a great guy to chat with, and he does this all for charity at Boyl.
|I think he got my likeness perfectly. ;)|
|Erasmus Papafakis awesome vehicles|
|Watch out ladies...they let these sexy bastards out on the town!!!|
Rick Priestley was in attendance, so I got my copy of 3 ed. and Bulldog got Rogue Trader autographed.
|Watch out it's Kissy Snake!!!|
|Got some awesome Windsor Newton Brushes, and some milliput.|
|Erasmus showing us how they cure baldness with magic Down Under. LOL|
|I HAVE THE POWER!|
|I am Egtved Man|
|Me an Bulldog doing other Bronze age task's...like eating wood.|
If I left anyone out or got your handle wrong just let me know in the comments and I will get it sorted. ;)