Saturday saw myself and then 'Provost Marshal' head off to a wet and wind swept Folkestone, rekindling what had been an annual pilgrimage to 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 when we last attended (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; with more and more fantasy entires than ever the techniques on show were just mind blowing. 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.
Truly awe inspiring stuff and although not a collector of these larger scale models the brush work on some of the examples was exquisite with the free hand detailing on the shields and garments boarding on the impossible. Upstairs in the main hall were the various trade stands, which seemed fewer than in previous years, but this of course meant that the crowds were not too oppressive. My thanks, once again, to the 'Provost Marshal' who got us safely there and back, it was a wonderful day and a timely distraction from the day job.