Monday, 16 April 2012

Salute 2012, For Sale and Polo Shirts!

Ray has done a post about the Rejects on tour at Salute and out willingness to meet fellow bloggers and wargamers primarily because we can, we should, we want to and especially to put faces to names (maybe a group shot), the one thing that this blogging shenanigans has done has brought a lot of people together across the globe which can't be a bad thing and has kept me functioning as a human being for a lot longer than I was intending to!

For the love of Michael Flately take the picture as I can't hold my breath for much longer!


I'm going to Salute obviously like everybody else primarily for figures and stock or what my funds allow me to buy but I'm looking forward to meeting people (with a little trepidation because I am a little shy) that I've spoken to countless times on their blogs.



Now Ray has sorted out a time for a brief meet up at the venue (it was meant to be a pub but he's driving and can't drink, I'm not though but he is my lift!) but if you see me before that stop me and introduce yourself and while I can be politely described as a large lump (rhymes with cat) and looking like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle I am not too bad a human being as some fellow bloggers I've met in person can hopefully say!



I have organised some polo shirts for the Rejects game at Broadside 2012 (information on the side bar) and while they didn't come out exactly as I wanted they're still very acceptable, we did the shirts after speaking to and seeing other demo game clubs and groups do this for uniformity and stopping some ass crack moments! We'll probably wear them at the show....under a jacket!

After this I shaved my head!


I also have a new page at the top of the blog with a link to some stuff for sale on Ebay which funds my Shinybloodyitis disease and Salute this weekend.

We've also got an ACW game on the Sunday with a few Canadian bloggers and I'm cooking my heart attack on a plate as well.

84 comments:

  1. Looking very dapper chaps!

    I have to admit I'm getting quite excited about the show – hopefully see you there.

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  2. I thought you were holding it in for the photo... I do that as well. When you get to our advanced ages and portly stature its inevitable.

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  3. Thanks for the BRAODSIDE mention. Shirts look good. Can't Afford Salute this year. But have a great time. Don't spend too much, save it for Broadside and make our traders happy. All the best.

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    1. Thought you were going to Salute and had your VW with me, see you soon for some Ambush Alley shenanigans!

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    2. I was going, but alas the dreaded brown envelope with a window arrived. What can you do? Right back to the paint table or I'll have nothing to show tomorrow.

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  4. "Breathe in, breathe in, breathe in. Did I tell you to breathe out? No? Then breathe in!"

    T-shirts look good and I'm looking forward to meeting you guys on Saturday :)

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  5. Last pic of you: "Go over that hill Ray and flank them!"

    "What? You want me to move? I am artillery! I do not flank!"

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  6. haha very awesome matching team shirts. will the game vs the canucks be broadcasted? u should look into this.

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  7. Spiffy!
    If you want to confuse people you could trade shirts!

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  8. Fantastically awesome shirts - wish I could meet you but 'tis a little far to travel, even to meet such fine upstanding gents such as you!

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  9. Have a great time guys. Shirts look good.

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  10. Make us guys at the blogosphere proud, men!

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  11. I'll be there! Hopefully see you all Saturday. :-)

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  12. on the catwalk, yeah on the catwalk... that song comes to mind...

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  13. Looking forward to catching up if the 'shinybloodyitis' doesn't put me into a flat spin! Looking good Gentlemen.

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  14. Enjoy it, and looking forward to all the photos from this convention.. very sad I cannot attend it.. but hopefully next year.. :)

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  15. Have a great day. I may not be there in person but I will be with you in spirit.

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  16. Great looking shirts, although the choice of models used to display them is a bit questionable. I wish thinking about making the dash across the pond for Salute this year but never got it organized - perhaps next year.

    Have a great show and I'll be looking for those shirts on the runways of the Paris and New York as I'm sure they'll be the new "in" thing this year.

    Miles

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  17. Lovely! At first I thought your shirt should have said "Angry Lurker", but then I saw the picture of the back and everything was fine! ;-)
    Have a safe trip and a good time!

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  18. Shaved your head? Sounds like lot of fun, enjoy and have great time. Love the shirt

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  19. Great idea with the polo shirts. Wish I was going. Have Fun!

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  20. That will be cool to meet other bloggers in person!

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  21. That's pretty brilliant, meeting fellow bloggers. Sweet teeshirt too. Have an epic night Lurker.

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  22. Future cover of Vogue?

    Have a great time there... I was going to go myself but the train fare alone equals 60 or so 28mm figures. Admittedly an autographed group photo would offset some of the cost when it was eventually sold on e-bay though!

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  23. Two men to be reckoned with, obviously.

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  24. My brother has been painting all week for Salute. His boss is taking a heap of stuff over. If you see Nic from 'Eureka' please say Hi!!

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  25. Looking good Fran. REally like you T-shirt.
    See you on Saturday

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  26. Very nice shirts. I like the blog names on the back. I hope you have a great time.

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  27. I like the shirt idea. If it wasn't for this ocean I could attend.. :)

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  28. you two look very dangerous on those pics!

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  29. Splendid stuff. Look forward to seeing you all at the show. Very dashing!

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  30. Have fun at Salute and I hope you get to see some good bloggers. I think I'd rather have a Don't Throw A One shirt because it's a nice witty pun that applies to D&D (nerd here) as well.

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  31. Hmm, looks great. Enjoy yourselves plenty. Here's a tip, sew your names and addresses inside the collar or somewhere, then, when you get lost, someone can help you find your way home. If you want to be found, that is...

    I've given you both the same post so as not to show favoritism.

    Regards

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  32. Angry at the whim of the Dice Gods, the Dynamic Duo lurk about in an almost-dark alley...always at the ready to come to the aid of the hapless gamer who rolls a 1!

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  33. Nice shirt! We actually plan to attend Salute with our Spanish club's shirt too. If nothing unexpected happens, I'll fly early Friday morning to go to the Bovington Tank Museum and on Saturday I should meet all you guys at the rendez-vous point

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  34. The shirts are awesome! You guys are bloggin' celebrities! Have a great time at the Con!

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  35. AND it has your nickname on the back? Those are such cool shirts. We really need ABFTS shirts.

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  36. Awesome job on the shirts, that will be awesome to meet other bloggers in person.

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  37. Have a great day out looking forward to the after salute post!
    Cheers
    Willie

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  38. I could not agree more with your sentiments. I can't make Salute but my soul will be there. WOOOOOO

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  39. I will look out for you, though i'm not sure what time i'll be getting there. I want a shirt now...

    See you all soon, Simon.

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  40. Don't wear a jacket over that shirt you bloody idiot of a man. The shirt shows of those broad shoulders of yours and tapers perfectly to your waist. What am I going to do with you?

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    1. Yes Anne, I don't know Anne.....Ray makes me do it!

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    2. Anne there's no way he'll be able to hold his breath that long? If Ray made you do it, why aren't the shirts red!!

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  41. Hope you and the rejects have a great day. Will expect to see plenty pics on the blogs the following week of the eye candy and of the bloggers you meet up with!

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  42. I'd probably be slightly disconcerted if I happened to go into the toilets at Salute behind you and noted "The Angry Lurker" on your back!

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  43. I shall see you there in the seating area then...look forward to it.

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  44. Hope you have fun! The shirts look cool! Great idea of having your blog name on the back!

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  45. Hope you guys have fun!

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  46. Have a great day and spend all your cash on shiny things! Sadly I can't make it this year as i'm moving that weekend. Will you lads bd going to partisan ?
    Cheers
    Steve

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    1. I don't think so but you never know?

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  47. you guys need to calm down. as a third party I can clearly see you both need to take a break or you will need to get a whole load of my rockets or atleast the method of making them

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  48. You got a new career ahead of you.

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  49. Sorry to say I'm not going to be able to make it. Have a great day and I'm sure I will get an update of what went on.

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  50. Great tops mates and have a great day.

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  51. I really hope to get to Salute next year. I'm sure you will have a fantastic day and I'm looking forward to hearing about your exploits.

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  52. Meet you there:)

    Best regards dalauppror

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  53. Your experience painting shows off. Great choice of colour, they look the works

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  54. Looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. I wish I had time for conventions. :P

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  55. OK - I've stolen your idea! I hope you don't mind.

    Tony
    http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  56. Wish I could be there. With knobs on. Or maybe a t-shirt.

    If the planets align (and the missus lets me) I shall.

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  57. Super idea you two! I wish I could come!

    Christopher

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  58. What a great idea! Anonynimity's often a safe option, but only to a point. This may well take off and become a pretty common practice and a good thing too!

    Have a great day and spend lots.

    Gaz.

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  59. I agree to you Sir Joe, this is a great idea. I find it cool and interesting as well. Big thanks for sharing with us.

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