It was just as well that I got up and left home early to get to Colours today, thanks to engineering works and unhelpful announcements on the Underground which delayed me getting to Paddington. Although given the long wait I had at Reading for the train to Newbury Racecourse, I could probably have left about half an hour later.
I finally got to the show at about 10.45 and immediately met Simon as he was coming down the stairs. After a quick chat with him I headed up to the games on the top floor to take photos. It was only after I'd got about halfway around them that I realised that their locations bore no resemblance whatsoever to the floorplan. Grrrrrr! Not very helpful as I hadn't been taking pics of the signage and there were several games that had no signage to say who and what they were. As a result it will probably take me a little while to sort through my pics (I did go round twice, taking pics of what signs there were on the second circuit).
Once pics were taken, I headed downstairs to the two trading floors for a browse (no purchases at that point) then after a quick smoke and trip to the loo, headed back up to the top floor for another look at the games, then down to the middle floor for a spot of lunch (overpriced for the amount you got, but quite tasty). And then the shopping began....
I actually did a few circuits of the traders as there were a couple that I wanted to chat with. I also chatted to a number of people that I know from tournaments, shows and blogging. That included at least two more chaps called Simon.
So, the loot:
Assorted MDF bases, Lion/Dragon Rampant tokens, a couple of SciFi buildings
Before anyone asks, yes I do have the starter box set - the reason you haven't seen it on my blog is that it is still in my office at work.
Bad Squiddo Games:
Possibly for Dragon Rampant? Otherwise just for fun.
I might be trying out some two colour blending at some point, so this will be useful.
Plastic Soldier Company:
"What a Tanker!" (in 15mm) seems to be taking off at the club, so these could be a good starter for me to get into it.
SHQ/Figures in Comfort:
I saw this while I was doing the rounds and thought it would be ideal for storing and transporting my Aussies. Each tray has 33 figure slots, for a total of 132. It was also on "show special price" of £25 and was the last one they had with them, so it would have been rude not to buy it!
Deep Cut Studios:
I'd somehow missed that they were going to be there, so this wasn't on my "planned purchases" list. But they were there and I wanted a suitable mat for Gaslands and Strontium Dog so I picked up a 3'x3' desert mat.
"I detect sings of a couple of new projects in there. Are you sure about that, with all the other unfinished projects you have going on?"