Hamburg Tactica 2018

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There are a lot of collectors of miniatures and wargamers of many systems in the north of Germany, but no specialized events to promote our models, exchange experiences or bring up new ideas, except the Hamburg Tactica , which takes place on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of February 2018, again.

Hosted by the Wargaming Club Hamburg, the convention in the Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg is  a gathering point for local, national and international collectors and wargamers.

It is the goal of the Wargaming Club Hamburg to support popular gaming systems by playing tournaments and demonstration games and promote new systems.

Fantasy and SciFi as well as historical gaming systems in all scales are welcome.

The concept of their demonstrations is „Come & Play“. Their exhibitors are happy to explain rules and tactics and visitors are welcome to join the gaming – they can even bring their own miniatures to take part in a game.Hamburg

How to get there:

The Hamburger Tactica 2018 takes place at:
February 24th and 25th, 2018.
Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg,
Mengestr. 20, 21107 Hamburg
Saturday 24th from 10.00 AM – 07.00 PM
Sunday 25th from 09.00 AM – 04.00 PM
Entrance Fee:
€ 7.- on Saturday,
€ 5.- on Sunday / € 10.- for both days
(Children under 10 years of age don’t have to pay fee)

Special miniature of the Hamburger Tactica 2018: Heinrich Barth

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This year, the TACTICA figure follows the theme room into the desert. We present Heinrich Barth, the famous Hamburg Sahara explorer.

In 1849, Barth set out with a British expedition that would take him across the Sahara. The journey took him over Ghat, the foothills of the Tassili n’Ajjer and the Hoggar Mountains to Tintellust in the Aïr Mountains. From there we went to Agadez in Niger and finally to Timbuktu. After many adventures, including battles with predatory Tuareg, he returned home in 1855. Unfortunately, his travels are still shadowed unfairly by other big names, because Barth did not know how to market his discoveries. Nevertheless, Heinrich Barth is one of the great explorers of Africa in the 19th century.

As always, our 28mm figure was modeled by Frank Germershaus.

I will be at the Tactica on the 24th (Saturday) and I will take a lot of pictures so expect a photo report after the event.

Here  are pictures of last years Tactica as a teaser!

My new Camera

I got myself a new camera, the Sony Alpha 7.

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I know that you can get a newer model but this one was quite cheap for the value you get. I took the first pictures with it yesterday, using a spacer ring for macro pictures. Here are the pictures of “Squigloover” my gretchin herder:

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The pictures were taken without a flash and only with the normal lighting of my hobby room no lightbox or additional lighting was necessary. The lens I used was a 50mm fixed focal lens by Sony and a macro spacer ring. I think the pictures are quite nice, at least much better the the ones taken with my iPhone ( all the other pictures on this blog). What do you think?

Basecoat is on

The build is finished and the basecoat is on:

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As you can see, after base coating the contraption , you can’t tell that it is made from polystyrene. The only telltale is the wight when you lift it. So from now on no more pictures as long as I am not dropped out of the build something contest. I will take pictures of the painting process but will post them after the contest ended.

Building of the stage complete

I finished building the stage yesterday. Here are pictures of the changes and additions I did:

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I added a sign on top of the speakers. This will display the name of the band in ork glyphs   then I added cabling for the speakers , the guitars and the microphone of the singer.

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Here you see the cabling on the singer figure.

Then I added bolts, rivets and nuts to the stage:

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And thats what the stage with band looks like at the moment:

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I will post pictures of the base coated model in a few days. Then there will be a hiatus as we are not supposed to show pictures of the painted models before the contest is finished.