Sunday, 5 August 2018

Bring Out Your Lead 2018 ..... Oldhammer BOYL at Foundry, day 3...


The sun shined down on us so it was still a good sign.....Mark drove to drop Dom off so I ended up there a little early and chatted to all and sundry whilst the breakfast food and drinks were being readied. Treated myself to a sausage and egg barm....diet carries on once home......

One of the highlights to the day was meeting up with Kev Adams again. Top bloke and sculptor......he was doing head sculpts for charity so I bought a Guggorfincrush Bonegrinder and merrily watched whilst he cut the face off a proceeded to sculpt an orcish variant of me....Bryan looked at it and said it needed some more head so I started laughing as Kev sat back and gave me more head. Totally puerile humor but that's me.....




Maria brought this box over for the charity donations......of course this started me off so she had to amend the wording.....


 Talked a lot with Bryan about sculpting. He showed me how to take the ball out of the tip of a ballpoint pen and then us the end to create easy eyes and chainmail, padded armour nails etc as they used to do in the old days. He then went on to do a thumbnail sculpt which he said he would peel off later and maybe add to a banner / shield....


One of Bryan's pencil sketches.....


Old Chaz Elliott sculpts of Discworld characters (produced in the 80s by Clarecraft, now long gone)....found them in the display cabinets....


This was the head on Jamie Loft's orc. Maria has taken pics off all of them and will hopefully publish them at some point....


Kev at work on Mark's daughter's sculpts. 

  


Mark, Marcus and Bryan deep in conversation whilst I was trying to get a decent pic of Kev in action...



Kev Dallimore painted Foundry orcs etc....all Kev's sculpts.


Another game in progress.....


I got cajoled into playing the Orcling hopper bouncing game....


I ended up being the first out (threw 2 sixes in a row which meant my hopper burst I think...) although I'd picked up the highest point value barrel and was well on my way back home......Garth James stole the victory....... Great little game with a lot of twist and turns. First game I've played in years. I got a participation set of orcling hoppers though!




My mate Tony Yates picked me up John Blanche's signature yesterday.....another excellent little addition to my horde of things.....


This was an ancient conversion from the studio back in the day...scratchbuilt motorbike and sidecar with reworked orcs from the TA Orc War Machine....please ignore the symbology, those were different days in the hobby.


Tony Yates sketched me a Tenoch lizardman. Wonderful. 


A great day out as usual and the perfect end to a near perfect weekend. Once again many thanks to the organisers including Garth James and the Ansell family. There is another little show later in the year.....more once I get the info.

Day 1 here.

Day 2 here.


Bring Out Your Lead 2018 ..... Oldhammer BOYL at Foundry, day 2...


Well, what can you say to a day like today. Almost perfect weather and a chance to talk lead throughout it all.......throw in beer and, well.....purty fine indeed. Mark (Stevenson) went and picked up John Blanche who was here for the first time. Wonderful talking to yet another legend of the hobby. I espied Kev White, Tim Prow and a few others immersed in conversation but didn't get the chance to chat. Alan Merrett was there and had a great chinwag. Hoping Rick Priestley will be there on Sunday.

Early pic of the Oldhammer game based on the Second Citadel Compendium being set up...



Do bear in mind that Steve (Beale) constructed this out of Hirst Art's moulds using a small single mould.....greater love hath no man for his hobby.....Harry Howells helping out here.....



The figures before unpacking.....



Curtis of Ramshackle Games setup ..... always a joy to watch. Top bloke.




Laserburn 15mm makes a return to the tabletop.....


Kev Adams' painted Slann from back in the day.....apparently these got him noticed and drawn into Citadel / GW...the rest is history.....




The BOYL freebie...a 40K miniature based on an illustration from the first edition of the game....


A mystery mini of Bryan's....couldn't id it yesterday and spent a while today looking at it. Chatting to Steve Casey it clicked as a Dragontooth style sculpt then I realised it was a Steve Tofano style sculpt.....I then looked at the base markings (pic below) and could finally make out Tofano......so now I just need to work out which Tofano Studios piece as the Lost Minis WIKI is lacking on this range....




My own Tenoch palanquin in action....



And Tenoch beast riders.....



My mate Tony Yates on the left and Wayne Bollands of Wargames Illustrated magazine. Great long chat to Wayne about, among other things, producing a rule set for the Politicos.......


Drew Williams, Don and Mark in deep conversation....


The upcoming John Pickford (very) large demon....Maria tells me the master molds is done, they're just waiting for the box artwork......my mate Carsten is straining at the leash for this....



Myself, Bryan and Tony.........so many stories, so little time........


I wondered why they had the old Citadel/GW Mighty Fortress on the till area and sprayed metallic as well.....until someone pointed out these were the steel molds forms for the polystyrene model......woah! Diane showed me some pics where a rather large hornet had been attracted to it and had spent quite a while pushing miniatures off the parapets!




The painting competition entries....I'll try and find out who won tomorrow!





Organiser extreme Garth doing his presentation skills a workout....another top bloke without whom this event would have been sorely pressed.....


Maria resting after taking the end of the day pics.........


'Smile!' Side shot of the group pic.




More tomorrow.....left here and had a great curry in Newark...the others were tired so we came back to the hotel, drank a few beers.....then talked extensively about the history of Asgard miniatures.....I have now found a potential source for some pics of old Dragontooth pieces......watch this space...so much lead, so little time..........

Once again a massive thanks to the Ansell family for hosting this event. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Day 2 here.

Day 3 here.