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: Salute 2012
: libertee April 14, 2012, 01:33:33 PM
Salute 2012: Checklist

Van booked? Yup
Show promotions organised?
T-shirts ordered and on their way? Yup
Hotel booked? Yup
Stock blistered? Yup
Bags pre-packed? Yup
Pre-orders up to date? Yup
Flyers printed? Yup
Flyers sent to Warlords? Yup
Staff organised? Yup
All restocks done? Yup
Sweets and staff refreshments bought? Yup
New Studio Minis Zombies in?...on their way.
New Pk-Pro brass in stock? Yup
Childcare sorted including school pick-ups? Yup.
Staff badges sent out? Yup
Can i find the rest of the badges?...Nope. ...time to go a hunting i think!

Details about promotions and location is a little while...got to go do some 'mummy' stuff!
: Re: Salute 2012
: dwartist April 14, 2012, 05:07:40 PM
Hope you have a very enjoyable and successful day! I'll come and say 'hello'.
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: Cultist of Sooty April 14, 2012, 10:53:00 PM
I'll come and say hi, too, and I will beseech Sooty to guide and watch over you and help you find those badges.
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: alchemist April 15, 2012, 02:47:01 PM
Details about promotions and location is a little while...got to go do some 'mummy' stuff!
You're going to shamble around wrapped in bandages??
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: libertee April 15, 2012, 03:23:30 PM
noo, Easter hols...demanding kids!

will be on later tonight when they are snoring with promtoion details.  i want to try and get the new Studio Minis pack up tonight
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: gi6ers April 16, 2012, 08:10:29 AM
Wii games for Sally and co. - check
Painted stuff packed - check

That's me done then! See you all on Friday/sat  :D
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: Inso April 16, 2012, 09:22:17 AM
I've got my train ticket and have booked my beloved for an early lift to the station.
I've booked Friday/Monday off...because I can.
All I need to do is withdraw some cash and I'll be good to go.

See you all at the HF stand :).
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: alrith72 April 16, 2012, 10:21:44 AM
Looking forward to it. I'll come and say hi  :smile:
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: gi6ers April 16, 2012, 11:33:50 AM

I've booked Friday/Monday off...because I can.


Are you coming down on the friday night for pre-match drinkies?
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: Inso April 16, 2012, 11:57:16 AM
No, sorry... I have 'stuff' to do on Friday :(
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: libertee April 16, 2012, 12:05:17 PM
No, sorry... I have 'stuff' to do on Friday :(

translated means Kathy wants him to do something more important than toy soldiers and beer...............
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: Gangrel April 16, 2012, 12:18:59 PM
IS there something more important than toy soldiers and beer?   :whaaa:
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: Inso April 16, 2012, 02:08:54 PM
Yes...lots of things :)

I have just received my badge :).  Thank you Sally :mrgreen:.
: Re: Salute 2012
: libertee April 16, 2012, 04:46:58 PM
At the show:

1:We have a mystery (no purchase neccessary) promotion that i am not putting up details of as someone else will nick my idea.

2: All purchases of resin figures will get a choice from a selection (25 variants) of single Fenris resin bases from their 40mm display series, 40mm toppers, cavalry bases or square bases. We have a big box and you get to choose...one base per figure

3: A multi-pack of Villagers gets you a half-price resin ogre (whilst stocks last)

4: Buy two dwarf multi-packs and get a free single character dwarf

5: Buy two grymn squad packs and get a free specialist
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: DRAGON April 16, 2012, 06:37:24 PM
Me - check
Money - check
Time off work - check

Sooo looking forward to saturday !  :boing:
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: Brandlin April 16, 2012, 07:34:41 PM
4: Buy two dwarf multi-packs and get a free single character dwarf
5: Buy two grymn squad packs and get a free specialist

I make that 6 free figures Sally owes me!

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: Tasker April 16, 2012, 07:58:02 PM
Someday i'll get the chance to get to one of these.

Someday when it won't cost me more to get there, stay the night and get back. Than i'd spend on stuff whilst there.
: Re: Salute 2012
: libertee April 16, 2012, 08:31:56 PM
Someday i'll get the chance to get to one of these.

Someday when it won't cost me more to get there, stay the night and get back. Than i'd spend on stuff whilst there.

:(

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: Tasker April 17, 2012, 08:26:14 PM
:(

The way I see it...

The cost of the trains and buses and hotel can be put to better use buying more minis.   :silly
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: Gangrel April 17, 2012, 09:02:25 PM
:(

The way I see it...

The cost of the trains and buses and hotel can be put to better use buying more minis.   :silly
:(

The way I see it...

The cost of the trains and buses and hotel can be put to better use buying more minis.   :silly

A view I've always shared. But... this year I'm hopeful I might make it down.
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: DRAGON April 17, 2012, 09:19:42 PM
Cost and hassle of trains etc put me off but a mate is driving so we are sharing costs and it's only about 3 hours away -and I have a cd full of TV & film clips and themes to keep us amused !
: Re: Salute 2012
: voltan April 17, 2012, 10:25:23 PM
At the show:

1:We have a mystery (no purchase neccessary) promotion that i am not putting up details of as someone else will nick my idea.


If it involves Kev rubbing peoples bellies I'll be miffed  :angel:
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: Gangrel April 17, 2012, 10:40:02 PM
At the show:

1:We have a mystery (no purchase neccessary) promotion that i am not putting up details of as someone else will nick my idea.


If it involves Kev rubbing peoples bellies I'll be miffed  :angel:

Why? Because you'd rather rub Kev's belly?
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: beefcake April 17, 2012, 11:03:43 PM
 :terrified:
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: Wanderer April 19, 2012, 11:51:00 PM
Looks like I get to come for the first time in a few years! We've got a last minute carload coming down from Nottingham :boing:
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: leadhead April 20, 2012, 03:30:21 PM
A request of people going to Salute:

Think of me and the other FoD members who would like to go but are on the other side of the globe, while you are enjoying the shiney toys and games.  Don't do anything we wouldn't do :lalala:
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: beefcake April 20, 2012, 09:04:11 PM
 :metoo:
and tell us about all the cool stuff!
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: reekon April 21, 2012, 09:24:55 AM
Just found out that I'm going...at 9:00 on the sat. See you there.
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: Brandlin April 21, 2012, 09:44:34 PM
Just home

What ever inso says I bought from him, isn't true!

;)
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: beefcake April 21, 2012, 09:48:57 PM
You mean you bought a walker!!?!?  :lol:
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: gi6ers April 21, 2012, 10:07:42 PM
What ever inso says I bought from him, isn't true!

 :lmao
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: Inso April 21, 2012, 10:34:10 PM
No he didn't buy two walkers...definitely not :D
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: DRAGON April 22, 2012, 10:23:31 AM
He had been looking when I bought mine - in fact I'm sure Inso said he had been past twice.........  :whistle:
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: Brandlin April 22, 2012, 11:33:21 AM
It's not true I tells ya...
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: beefcake April 22, 2012, 11:35:39 AM
So when are you chopping the legs off and adding some grav drives?  :wink:
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: Inso April 22, 2012, 01:14:13 PM
I heard it was going to be a pair of rhinoceros centaurs... :D
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: dwartist April 22, 2012, 01:47:37 PM
There was walkers?
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: Inso April 22, 2012, 02:15:24 PM
There was walkers?

I'm afraid so. Only the sealed cockpit version but two leg positions and about 10 of each.

There was one left at the end so there may be a chance of ordering one once they go into the shop over the next couple of weeks.
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: dwartist April 22, 2012, 04:31:57 PM
Bollocks!
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: libertee April 22, 2012, 07:36:22 PM
There was walkers?

I'm afraid so. Only the sealed cockpit version but two leg positions and about 10 of each

17 of one kind and 15 of the other actually............

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: DRAGON April 22, 2012, 08:10:07 PM
There were 2 different leg versions..... ?  :hmmm
Why didnt the Grymn master mention this ?  :scratchhead:
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: Brandlin April 22, 2012, 08:36:30 PM
There were 2 different leg versions..... ?  :hmmm
Why didnt the Grymn master mention this ?  :scratchhead:

Well, if somebody had say, bought one of each leg variant then maybe they would be able to describe the difference... But as we don't know anyone like that ...
: Re: Salute 2012
: libertee April 23, 2012, 10:21:26 AM
We survived Salute 2012...woohooo!

We had a brilliant day, almost no hitches, ran out of stock on some items,  did a load of gossipping, met old friends and made some new ones.

The HF crew were brilliant.  Thanks so much to Neil, Donna, Tim, Steve, Matt, Imogen and Sarah.  Kieran did well making sure everyone got their pre-orders and my gorgeous hubby was his amazing self as usual.  He even did all of the interviews i didnt want to do (ha!ha!...love you KJ!)

Thanks lots to everyone who stopped by and said "hello" and spent their hard-earned cash with us, we appreciate it very very much.

Thanks lots

Sally :) XX
: Re: Salute 2012
: Brandlin April 23, 2012, 06:43:49 PM
Glad it was a much better experience for you this year Sally.

Hope my pennies helped...
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: Hasslefriesian April 23, 2012, 06:52:58 PM
Yes! :D

I haz beer!
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: Inso April 23, 2012, 06:59:33 PM
Sorry about the different walker thing...I asked Kev about the difference late in the day (I thought it was open cockpit/closed cockpit...) and was enlightened but a bit too late for some people :(.

It seemed to be much better this year. Slightly fewer racks to police, more people working the stand, more space to move about, better opportunity for a leg stretch and from the weight of my money pouch, a good day's trading to boot!

Kev and Sally seemed to be more relaxed as well...more time to enjoy the day.

It was my best Salute yet and I was almost disappointed when I had to go for a bit of shopping away from the stand.

I've said it once and I'll say it again...I had a blast so roll on next year! :mrgreen:
: Re: Salute 2012
: DRAGON April 23, 2012, 07:54:16 PM
Dont worry about it Inso - it will probably take me 6 months to assemble and paint the one I bought !  :lol:
Oh by the way Kev, hope I didnt offend you with my opening "height" comment - felt an idiot as soon as I said it.............  :oops:
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: Hasslefriesian April 23, 2012, 08:37:22 PM
That's O.K. I thought you'd be more scaley :P
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: Iacton April 23, 2012, 09:10:47 PM
Not the greatest day, on a personal note, after exploding minis and wrong categories, but was really good to catch up with Sally and Kev and some of the helpers too.
Thanks also for the prezzie, Sally. I'll be getting to the painting table as soons as possible  :wink:
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: gi6ers April 23, 2012, 09:27:43 PM
Not the greatest day, on a personal note, after exploding minis and wrong categories.

No that was majorly sucky on both counts!
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: Brandlin April 23, 2012, 09:38:52 PM
Not the greatest day, on a personal note, after exploding minis and wrong categories.

No that was majorly sucky on both counts!


Huh? Details?
: Re: Salute 2012
: gi6ers April 24, 2012, 05:40:49 AM
It was horrible, the guys painting case looked like it exploded, lots of hours and ltd ed paintjobs went smash and the painting contest judges told him he would've done better in a different category after telling him to enter the category in the first place.
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: Inso April 24, 2012, 07:23:57 AM
It was heartbreaking to see so many beautifully painted, resin miniatures that had snapped off at the ankles...and chunks of scenic items rattling about in the carry case.

I was gutted for him...I cannot even begin to understand how gutted he must have felt :(
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: Ben Brownlie April 24, 2012, 11:57:15 AM
Not the greatest day, on a personal note, after exploding minis and wrong categories

I heard about the self detonating figs, that is a real bummer (I get annoyed enough at a small chip pin the paintwork!)

The poor advice on categories is just plain stupid... the guy should be hung drawn and quartered
: Re: Salute 2012
: Iacton April 25, 2012, 02:03:47 PM
I heard about the self detonating figs, that is a real bummer (I get annoyed enough at a small chip pin the paintwork!)

The poor advice on categories is just plain stupid... the guy should be hung drawn and quartered

Well, the box explosion was my own fault. I kept my ticket in the box, opened it in the queue, closed the clasp (it's a converted, flight cased, aluminium record box), but evidently not correctly. Lifted the box, which promptly turned upside down, landing minis first onto the floor. The resin ones exploded, the metal ones bent/chipped/broke/ended up with big flat areas, and some helpful overseas visitors trampled some parts out of existence...  :roll:

As for the competition entry, yes, I asked 3 judges' opinion and was told to put into unit, although my instincts were to go for miscellaneous. Lawrence then told me after the judging that it was fine for diorama - NEXT YEAR!! - but it wasn't a wargaming unit, so was passed over... :shrug:

In the end, it was the enjoyment of creating the piece rather than the winning that was important, and Conrad's winning models were very good, so it's all gravy.
It'll go to Euro in September instead now  :silly

I've not put final pics together yet for the piece, because I'm between houses currently, but I'll put some pics from the WIP together, as it has a couple of HF minis, some Fenris resin and a few other minis in it.  :wink:
: Re: Salute 2012
: freakinacage April 25, 2012, 06:39:36 PM
Yay - euro ftw!! Sorry to hear about the minis, I thought it was Fet, but he tripped pissed the night before!
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: Hasslefriesian April 25, 2012, 06:42:17 PM
Yay - euro ftw!! Sorry to hear about the minis, I thought it was Fet, but he tripped pissed the night before!

Would you like to repeat that in english? :scratchhead:
: Re: Salute 2012
: Iacton April 25, 2012, 07:53:47 PM
Lol. That other nice, friendly and popular event that is Euro Militaire in Folkestone every September.
As for Fet, he's one of the PB mods, a New Zealander and does a very passable Withnail when full of beer, wine and gin :)
: Re: Salute 2012
: Penfold April 30, 2012, 06:24:33 PM
At the show:

1:We have a mystery (no purchase neccessary) promotion that i am not putting up details of as someone else will nick my idea.

what was the mystery item ?
: Re: Salute 2012
: beefcake May 04, 2012, 12:28:36 PM
 :metoo: