This was 2019!

So the year 2019 has past nearly. It went so quickly indeed. But I think the older you get the more time flies by. When I had a look at all the pictures I took this year I thought it might be a good idea to do something like a photo revue of the year 2019 .

The year started with lots of games of cruel seas and the scratch building of a lot of ships for that game:

I build the steamer Rheinland:

In February I went to a local convention , the Kiepencon in Münster. I hosted a cruel seas participation game there:

Until this years Salute I build a lot more ships for cruel Seas. Like the S.S. Bellota and the S.S. Green Island:

Then I started on the Hunt II escort destroyer:

Then came one of the main hobby events for me this year Salute 2019 at Excel London. Here are a few of the over 200 pictures I took. If you want to see more have a look here

After coming back home with a bag full of goodies I resumed building ships for cruel seas. Next were the coastal colliers. Three little ships with different loads:

The last ship I build for Cruel Seas so far was a VII C submarine , Das Boot

Then I stoped building ships for now as two companies started to release miniatures for a conflict I was always keen on building and gaming. The Vietnam war . Empress miniatures and Gringo 40 both released wonderful miniatures.  Here are a few of the Gringo 40 Miniatures I painted this year:

And a few of the Empress ones:

After my summer holiday i got myself a 3d printer and started on doing terrain for my Vietnam war project:

Then I thought about doing the jungle terrain I would need . I figured out that I would need a lot off scatter material to do the jungle pieces . so I went to a friend who has a upholstery shop and got some old foam upholstery pieces to make my own scatter flock . If you want to know how I did it go here

In November I went to Antwerp like every year for Crisis run by the tin soldiers of Antwerp. For all the pictures go here.

After returning from Crisis I build some jungle terrain pieces with plastic plant pieces , plastic palm trees and the scatter I did myself:

After Crisis i decided that I would drop one line of Vietnam miniatures as the size of both Empress and Gringo 40 don’t fit properly. I decided to go with the Empress miniatures.

The last thing I did this year was to start on some elefant grass for my set up. I used some offcuts from artificial grass to build these:

So that’s it for this year. There are a lot of projects in the pipeline for next year . Especially concerning my 3d printer. Expect to see a lot of vehicles for mt Vietnam project, trucks, gun trucks and even a huey! So have a wonderful new year 2020 and keep up the hobby. Hope to see a few of you at Salute 20 or Crisis 20!

Second Part of the Crisis 2017 pictures

Here is the second part of the pictures of the Crisis 2017 convention in Antwerp:

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These are the pictures I took at Crisis . It was a very nice show with a lot of traders and really many games . I enjoyed it immensely ! Role on Crisis 2018 .

There is only one other thing to add . Many thanks to the Tinsoldiers of Antwerp for doing the show, you did a great job!

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Oh and for everybody who wants to come to Crisis 2018 , the show is on the 3. Nov 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00! See you there I will definitely come back!

Crisis 2017

Another Crisis in Antwerp has passed by. It was a great event with lots to see and buy. Here is a rather big picture report of the convention. I will ad more pictures over the day , so make sure to come back later for the rest of the pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crisis 2016 convention report

Now that I am back from a very nice weekend in Antwerp I would like to show you some pictures of Crisis 2016. I took about 330 pictures therefore it took me a wile to sort them all out therefore the report is only up now. Feel free to leave comments .

So here are the pictures. To start with a few pictures of the venue:

And here the layout of the convention center:

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And now the games that could be seen at Crisis:

First is an absolutely stunning game showing Romans against Barbarians . What I think is really outstanding is the boats on the river!

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Next up is The battle of Saticula 343 BC . This was the second of three Battlestaking place in the first year of the first Samnite War (343-341 BC). This game was presented by  the war games club Militia Brabantia.

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This sharp practice game used a rather splendid ship model in 28mm scale:

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The great northern war:

To Saga games :

Two games of Congo:

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A very nice game of Dragon Rampant in 15mm by the Team for historical simulations:

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A pegasus bridge game in 28mm:

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Next is a Iwo Jima game by the Murphy’s heroes:

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An absolutely stunning pice of terrain for Puppeteers:

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The Alde Garde brought a Early 16th Century Game with them: