Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Unnecessarily excited!


Well the tickets have arrived, the travel arrangements are under negotiation (I fancy an earlier start this year) so all that remains is the wish list!  

There is the small matter of picking up my pre-order of 'In Her Majesty's Name' miniatures, which is going to take some smuggling back into 'Awdry Towers' I can tell you, but what else?

I will of course have to pay a visit to my beloved 'Empress Miniatures' and the wonderful 'Mutineer Miniatures'; both have some great new additions that have caught my eye including the stunning British 32-pounder Naval Gun with crew below.

Empress Miniatures loveliness 


After that, well anything is possible; I need some reinforcements for my zombie battling survivors and Star Wars: X-Wing is proving very hard to resist!   One of the real highlights is of course the opportunity to meet up with fellow hobbyists and bloggers and I do hope that there will be a gathering of sorts over a coffee or two again this year.  Until then, I feel the need to get a few more things cleared from the painting table, if only to make room for all the new shiny toys!


53 comments:

  1. I'll be there, all things going to plan. :)

    Closer to the time we'll have to get our heads together and work out a central meeting place and time, if someone hasn't done so already.

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    1. Looking forward to catching up Andy.

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  2. I reckon same time, same place as last year (1pm in the seating area next to the B&B if I remember right).

    I'll be going and should probably place my pre-orders in the next few days.

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    1. Sounds like a plan Tamsin, I'll certainly need a sit down by then!

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  3. Coffee? What's coffee? If I'm getting up there that early, I'll need something a little more fortifying!!!

    Pip pip

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    1. Now don't start, you know jolly well that there will need to be an extensive debrief before home time!

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    2. I demand fortifying beforehand - and I want marshmallows in my hot chocolate!!!

      Pip pip

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    3. Oh my goodness, it's going to be a long day!

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  4. I am coming later as I only finish work at 06:00 Sat morning catching a train which should see me at the show for lunch, I am more interested in meeting folks and window shopping so not too worried if all the new shiny things are sold out.
    See you there
    Peace James

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    1. Excellent news James, it wold be lovely to catch up this year.

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  5. The excitement is certainly in the air! Looking forward to seeing what you all purchase!

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    1. Really looking forward to browsing aimlessly and picking up lots of shiny things that I hadn't realised that I wanted!

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  6. I wish we were coming across the Pond this year so I could join you all but it's not in the cards. Perhaps 2014 with a bit of luck...

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  7. Not long now, I'm definitely starting to get excited.
    Same arrangements as last year (that I managed to miss) sounds good to me!!

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    1. Ridiculous isn't it! That said can't wait to see what you pick up this year, not your usual fodder I expect!

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  8. Oh your all a bunch of excitable kids!






    Hope you all have a good time and looking forward to seeing what tales you have and of course pictures of the new stash

    Ian

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    1. I've been saving my pocket money all year for this Ian; and yes photographs of stash will be obligatory!

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  9. Great idea to meet at Salute. Maybe I'll make it to Salute 2014 next year.
    A trip to London isn't too trivial unfortunately...

    Anyway have a lot of fun and a great time at Salute!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. I'll put 2014 in the diary as it would be great to meet up one day Stefan.

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    2. Thanks and same to you, Michael!

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  10. Me and Ray are in the same boat as James and finish work that morning at 0600hrs but we'll be dragging our asses there as normal.

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    1. Its gonna be fun finishing work (painting) at 6 home for 2 hours kip, then the drive up to the Excel centre. We're gonna be shattered, but who cares...NOT ME!

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    2. That will be too very tired Rejects then, still it will be lovely to catch up again.

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  11. I plan to go and would be very happy to meet at the place and time suggested. Unfortunately not everything is in my hands or my control so I may not actually make it. Although I shall try! So hope to see you there.

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    1. That would be great Clint, will keep everything crossed for you.

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  12. [SIGH] Missing shows like this is quite possibly the biggest downside of living down under. Have some fun for me!

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  13. Much envy mate - I really enjoyed attending in 01 and 02.
    In Her majesty's Name looks fantastic - I just cant decide which factions to get :-)

    Have an awesome time!

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    1. Now you see that was my problem, so went for them all hence trying to smuggle the loot back home in the evening!

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  14. Very much looking forward to catching up, Michael. Not long now!

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    1. Absolutely Sir and plenty more to be added to the wish list before the event.

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  15. Do enjoy the day. Sadly, having to teach beastly "Saturday Skool" means that I can't get there.... ever.

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  16. Exceedingly jealous of you folks who get to go to Salute!

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    1. I'll promise to stop going on about it - soon.

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  17. He He naughty naughty! Best leave them in the car and bring them in a handful at a time :P

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    1. Genius idea, but sadly we are traveling by train!

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    2. We just have to get the many bags back to Awdry Towers before the Saintly Mrs A returns from her evening of needlepoint with the other Mem Sahibs.

      Pip pip

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  18. Enjoy your shopping trip! You may well see me heavily ladened with my loot!

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  19. Have a great fun there Michael! And please take some photos for the rest of us.
    Panagiotis.

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  23. I've got my ticket and am planning to be at the meet up @ 1pm so hopefully meet you there?

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    1. That is fantastic news Al, hope to catch up in person finally.

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