Well what a superb day me and Alec had today at the BOYL Oldhammer day and Foundry miniatures at Stoke hall, as always we were greeted with the friendliness and great company of the Ansells and co, the Oldhammer guys were arriving and it was wonderful to meet up with such a great crowd of individuals who collectively are one of the nicest set of gamers and player i have ever had the pleasure to meet.
I took as many pictures as I could on requests from my friends who could not attend, the huge navel game was inspiring and a set piece of modelling and miniatures to view for quite along time and still miss and have to return to spot something else on the sea battle and port game, it ran all day with many players having a great time
The port was a model makers dream to view with loads of buildings and miniatures
One of the guests of honor the great Tony Ackland I have known him for many years and he set up with a vast collection of his wonderful art and knowledge from the past times.
I took a very old Asgard Dino he made back in 1978 was going was worth it just to have this picture.
Some of the Foundry collection of painted miniatures on display I had to take and show
the new display cases at the Foundry holding a massive collection I recommend anyone to go see this display alone, amidst the huge miniatures range to buy and view.
James Mc death game was just amaxing to see
superb collection and paint work
Me with the man himself very great to talk again to him
More of the other tables around the factory all attended with eager gamers and players, perhaps the biggest collected old hammer miniatures in one place
More tables of frantic battles and dice rolling
A hero quest in action
large Necromunda game that ran all day amazing miniatures on display and gamed with.
more of the sea battle I had to show
this was just awesome to see in the flesh
Garth ran this Oldhammer game on the table were stunning collections
Large 40k game again with miniatures I think are outstanding in any collection
Bryan spent a long time talking and interacting with all
special mention now to Kevin Adams he came along and showed a huge amount of new greens off then offered to put green stuff heads on metal miniatures for a charity, well he was at it all day, picture below.
The days painting competition some outstanding work and miniatures as is the norm of people of the Oldhammer standard fantastic.
Blood bowl was played outside to great joy and fun
Rick Priestly came around c for a chat and great again to see him
more blood bowl Chico in game mode
James playing his game
Back to Kevin he has recovered from his injury s and operation to correct the damage and said he was in good spirits , his dedication to sculpting at his peak I believe
Look at this the best picture perhaps Kevin sculpted James children's head on 2 green skins on hoppers how stunning I think he raised over 150£ for his charity perhaps more on the many heads he worked on today.
More huge battle Dwarfs and Chaos great stuff
the rouge trader I had to take few pictures of detail and workmanship was just amazing
Well sheep and its Oldhammer game how wonderful
Me and Garth who made us so welcome and a great guy to chat with
more of the ships, well the eye candy was on offer for gamers
I filed in a "draw your own" chaos warrior for his collected citadel journals amongst chatting and drawing pictures for the collected who wanted a piece of art also gave away many scans of my work to those who wanted .
Me and Alec have to thank a few people for a splendid day in great company again Diane, Bryan and Marcus Ansell and family, Martin at Foundry and the staff and caterers, who feed and supplied all we needed. James, Paul , Garth, Steve C, Steve and Chico and so many others I forget there names of the Oldhammer collective.
Thank you so much.