Overall, my mind was well and truly boggled. To find half of your browser history in the flesh (or plastic, resin and MDF) is breathtaking, even when you're expecting it. I also got to see some people again (Mr Lee, The Responsible One, Col Corbane) although managed to miss a few others. I did see Andy Foster (Heresy Miniatures) up close, but he was going to into the gents as I was coming out, so I didn't think it appropriate to strike up a conversation.
One company's huge stand up banner. For some reason I didn't get their name in the photo.
I ended up in conversation with Eric (in the red t-shirt with the water bottle) and Howard in the FW queue. Howard had driven from the West coast of Wales that morning and was going to drive home again after the show. He enters the painting comp each year, historicals I gather. Dedicated and nice bloke. Eric didn't come so far on the day, but originates from France and has seen quite a bit of the world to end up working in Nottingham (for Warlord Games). They made queing a social event, rather than a chore.
Mrs Responsible One entered this Chaos Reaver into the painting competition. The guy infront of me in the FW Queue bought one 'over the counter'. He spent well over £800. They had run out of the event only figures by the time I got there, but, being FW, they let queuers order them anyway (postage free) - FW customer service strikes again.
A Vickers Medium Tank. I had a corgi one of these as a small person.
This four armed dude and the Chimera below are Darklands models, I think. There were loads of models on display from all the manufacturers and all we well worth looking at. Big things (like Dragons) look great but what would I do with one ?