Saturday saw myself and then 'Provost Marshal' head off to sunny Folkestone for our annual pilgrimage that is Euro Miliatire. Whilst this is primarily for your Military Modeller as opposed to your Wargamer there is always something to be inspired by. This year's competition entries seemed to be of an even higher standard than that of the previous year's (if that was possible!) with much more emphasis being placed on the basing. You can but marvel at the skill on display and I often find myself torn between inspiration and despair in equal measures.
Althoug almost impossible to pick a favourite, I did love the dioramas and vignettes; there were even some 28mm miniatures on show! In the end I just photographed anything that caught my eye and have published some below for all to enjoy. Sadly, I didn't jot down the names of the owners, but my goodness they were fabulous.
I had told myself that I wasn't going to buy any models this year, looking instead to just pick up some basing materials and tools, but oh know, the 'Provost Marshal' had other ideas! A couple of days before the show, he sent me a link to the 'Tommy's War' website. Some might remember that last year I had picked up one of their wonderful First World War models, well this year they launched another range, 'Deeds that Thrill the Empire'. The first model being a vignette of the battle of Spion Kop and for reasons that I will be going into more depth later, I just had to have this impressive looking set. A huge thank you to the 'Provost Marshal' for getting us safely there and back in time for some liquid refreshment.