Friday, 20 November 2015

AVP - Aliens event at Leicester Space centre,

A while back we were asked if myself and Lee could nip over to the Leicester space centre and run the marine board for an Aliens event.

Well it'd be rude not to eh!

So the calm before the storm, We weren't too sure how busy it would be, and boy we were busy! 

I've not been to the space centre for a while and its still as cool as I remember! 

The fabulous Mr Upton

Actually working for once! 

Myself and Rob went a grabbed a brew and spotted this! 

Lee still "working" in all honestly the night was really busy as we were positioned outside the planetarium where they were showing the film, and we got hit by waves of people, it was strange chatting to people that weren't gamers but had an interest in the Aliens universe, 

I managed to to have a quick mooch around and snapped some of the movie props and some replica's  that were on show,

So queenie..

the trike from the film

pics of the dropship model

 Sentry gun

Flight suit, 

Smart Gun

USMC smart gunner

Officer uniform 

can't remember! 

can you guess what it is... 

I was reading the bumf on this and they made these to throw around in certain scenes! 

The android costume

USMC Marine

close up of the body armour


more body armour

not too sure but looks like a commando helmet?

and you had these guys from the UK Colonial Marines, really nice guys to chat to and very interesting information. their kit was superb so go check out the website...

This is an example of the type of detail that these guys go to with the kit that they make and show off! 

Friday, 13 November 2015

Crisis 2015 - Phat Cats on tour.... Part two The Show!

So after a fairly early night for the Leicester boys the day of the show was upon us...

So in the usual record set up time the Temple board was good to go! 

 The amount of people who commented and played on the board was great and was a good final showcase of the temple board.

I did manage to have a wander around and took loads of snaps of various boards, apologises to all the guys and girls involved with all the cracking tables, 

Some real nice terrain I spotted for sale

A really nice jungle table with some mighty Japanese!

A great looking dust table, 

No idea... 

Foundry, Congo? looks like a new and up and coming system! 

WW2, think it might have been either chain of command or Bolt action 

Crush the Kasier, 

15mm flames?

not very often I see naval games, 


I really liked this table as snow always appeals to me, 

another sea game and this one was done buy simply painting ceiling tiles which I though was superb! 

More snow tables! 

I liked the way that these guys did the mountain, making the firing steps for the models, 

I remember spotting this last year and had a good chat with the guys that had bought it along again, massive amount of work on this one. 

now these I spotted and really really liked them, once I've got my stuff sorted out and caught up model wise these will be hitting my painting table!

Nick taking a well earned rest, lazy fucker ;)

these looked interesting, 2 foot square double sided tiles for tables, nice and simple  but I've a feeling these will be pricey

So we managed to get outside before the sunset, and as a venue its a brilliant spot,

the old men monging it, 

lots of hob nobing going on in the evening, 

the food was once again cracking, great buffet and was well fed.

Huge thanks to all the guys at T.S.A. brilliant day really well ran and very enjoyable experience, We hit the town later in the evening and the phone decided to die which probably wasn't a bad thing....