In the second instalment of my trip to the Birmingham NEC I thought we'd take a look at some of the Armies that were on Parade. This was a crowded section of the halls and inbetween being jostled and a background of gamer-funk I managed to take a few blurry shots of my favourites...
A cool feature are the tanks and techmarine hidden in the garage underneath.
There's even a landing platform with a looted space marine flier perched on top!
The checkerboard flooring inside the building was amazing and the way the bases tie in with where they're standing is great.
The only downside was that the gun on top of the tower was just sprayed black. I'd have just left it off as it detracted from an otherwise great display.
Note the cool little lift on the side of it.
One thing I didn't quite get was the use of imperial architecture when the rest of the terrain was home made.
The Forge World pieces looked amazing in the (metallic) flesh however it would've been great to have seen more work put into the display board, at the very least to add some height to it.
Some great scratch built scenery here and the rich red really contrasts well with the off-white of the structures.
The concept, the miniatures and the walls all look fab. The upper surround isn't quite up to the same standard but a great idea.
The paint scheme was cool and definitely has camoflagued the army with the terrain.
So there they are, I didn't get a shot of the winning army on parade, and to add insult to injury it came from my very own Cardiff store! Well I say very own, I make my impulse purchases there but haven't played yet!
See you in part three soon for my personal write up of the whole day.