This is it, the last post reporting the amazing Salute 2016. Incredible show this year and it was hard to pick my 3 absolute favorite things regarding this Salute. By no particular order I leave you guys my most memorable moments.
While I was taking pictures of pretty much everything one particularly small stand with some unfamiliar banners got my attention. At a distance I could see some black foam blisters with shiny metal inside and like a moth is attracted to the light I swiftly made my way through the crowd of wargamers and found Oathsworn with Burrows and Badgers.
The display had a little diorama with a spider and some minis for one of their other ranges.
Nice I always love a god ol' bug... but it gets more interesting. I took a closer look into the display and found another quite refreshing range called Burrows and Badgers.
Pretty cool range... but not as cool as the MIGHTY PUG!
We have a winner here, got this mini on the spot! No questions asked, I know I had planned not to get minis this year but screw it! I needed a Pug!
The rest of my pics of this stand are a bit rubbish so here goes some official pictures of their minis.
So new game, new range, a Pug and all in metal... This was definitely something special.
Last year my favorite Salute 2015 company was Northumbrian Tin Soldier with their range of Night Folk miniatures so obviously this year I went to check them out.
Heres a couple of official pictures of the stand so you guys can check by yourselves how this stand got bigger and better.
The stand itself was bigger than last years and the range itself expanded too. On the show we had the new released range called Time Robbers with a full range of minis ready, casted and painted on a dome display... exactly like last year surprise, now we have more gorgeous miniatures to add to our never ending collection.
Official clearer picture.
Going back to their first Range The Night Folk, they still had those irresistible glass domes with the good stuff.
Pretty special moment for me, I'm really a fan of the way this company is doing things and its quite rewarding to see them grow this much in just one year. They avoided the Kickstarter curse and from their own pockets they invested on traditional sculpting and metal casting... now they did it all again and even better.
But thats not all in therms of surprises here, not only they launched Time Robbers but on the back of the stand there was fresh casts of 12 new Night folk miniatures! To that I take my hat and to my wife's grief I gave them my money!
How can anyone resist this is beyond me.
The last memorable Salute 2016 moment is something quite involving for me personally, I got back to sculpting crazy things for commissions, its a been a long pause but I guess I'm back to greenstuffing.
Otherworld miniatures is probably the biggest company dedicated to classic RPG miniatures in the UK and its been always a pleasure to work with them. So it was specially moving to see the launch of 2 of my own minis there. The Rock Giant and the Demonic Handmaiden.
They were selling well by the looks of it.
Pugs, Nightfolk and Rock giants all was just an AMAZING SALUTE! See you there next year!
Last weekend we had Salute in London but after a week I'm still quite intoxicated with it. I think more than anything it boosts your hobby for another year and in my case I got plenty of ideas for my sculpting... I even got more commissions so yay!
Warploque Miniatures was there with Arcworlde and typically most of my pics of the stand were too blurry... Heres a couple from the stand on their FB page.
Now my own blurry mess.
On another stand we could find a new project called Purgatory.
Its a game that has Saints coming into physical forms and influence mortals. The minis look quite nice to be honest and its one project to watch for.
Frostgrave was pretty much in every corner of Salute.
Official miniatures for D&D were there in full glory.
On a little stand I discovered another unknown demo table with some miniatures.
The project itself is called "The Roots of Magic" and looks very interesting even in its early days.
Moving to Renedra they had an absolute winner on their hands in the form of an incredible plastic castle. Its just unbelievable massive and even if I was not looking to buy anything the castle tempted me so much that it was hard not to go mad over it. With absolute Jedi discipline I managed to move away from it.
One of the best moments of Salute for me was when I was going to check Gate of Antares news.
I was looking into the big rock thing and I found the sculptor...
I started talking and we ended up trading sculpting secrets and tips for about 45 minutes or so, at the time I had my copy of the rock giant I sculpted and we were comparing rock texture works etc. I think most people there were eyeballing both of us talking about sculpting rocks and other stuff like 2 kids on a candy store! Awesome. :D
To finish up for today, the theme of Salute was steampunk and one of the best companies exploring this theme is Infamy.
Coolest steampunk mini of the show IMO.
Almost there next update will be the last... Uff what a race.