Monday 2 February 2009


Made a rare spur of the moment decision to attend Vapnartak in York yesterday. A pleasant little (but growing) show held in the racecourse buildings. I'd not been for 3 years so it was a nice surprise to find parking easier than I remembered. A decent range of traders were present together with a good range of games. Some good stuff on the bring & buy too. I finally bought a load (150+) of 20mm Italian Paras and a few (40) US Paras for a knock down price late in the day. The Italians will be plundered and the remnants sold on when I get round to it (let me know if you need any) but the US Paras are sufficiently nice that I'll probably keep them. The fact that there are enough of them to man a full Megablitz division helps too...

Over the weekend I managed to finish off the current batch of 6mm stuff. The Soviet SAM-2 and SAM-3 look as if they escaped from the 'Thunderbirds' props cupboard, while I look forward to the 'Thin Skin' and 'Fan Song' radars being jeered at when they finally appear in public. All of these are CinC models, by the way. The Arctic Front MR Rgt looks well too. All of the toys are either GHQ or CinC and the bases are flocked to match my 'winter' Hexon. I'll post some pics in the fullness of time. I'm thinking Norwegians next - infantry in Volvo Bv202s with a few frosty Leopards. I'll not plan too far ahead in case readers expect me to finish stuff in this lifetime.

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