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Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:06 pm
by Germy Bugger
Same here, looks like it will have to be bike on saturday which means no beer after the show :(

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:12 pm
by Ajsalium
geronimo wrote:Weighing up the pros/cons of driving and and avoiding train hassles vs.trusting public transport and having beers....


Always go for beers. :drunk:

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:10 pm
by Annie
Definitely beer options.

That queue looks terrifying.

I will be zooming off after the show, but may be around on Friday. I'll play it by ear, if I'm at a lose end though I'll probably stroll to The Fox, have never been there. If you see me wandering around aimlessly, come say hello, I stand out easier than you guys...apart from Ian. I don't have dreadlocks anymore, likely red plaits, and massive eye bags. Talking of which, better get back to prep.

If I don't see you in the pub, see you on the day, remember to come visit (and maybe even buy things!) I'm right to the left of the door,

Annie

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:36 am
by Levied Troop
Annie wrote:?.......likely red plaits, and massive eye bags.


Quite a few of us rock that look, maybe a badge would be useful?

Terrain now finished, just handouts to spell check and print off. Will make the Fox, if only for a Lucozade top.

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:26 am
by Lovejoy
21 hours until I need to start driving to Salute, and I haven't started putting stock in blisters yet. :(

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:29 am
by Germy Bugger
Levied Troop wrote:Quite a few of us rock that look, maybe a badge would be useful?

Annie's not the problem, recognizing the rest of us in the middle aged, bald, slightly overweight crowd is more problematic :wry:

Dave's still got hair I think, must ask him where he buys it.

I'll be at the Fox tomorrow around 5pm for a couple of shandies.
PM me if you want my number (mates rates available), or alternatively look for the middle aged, bald, slightly overweight bloke wandering around talking to strangers until he recognizes someone 8)

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:33 am
by ---
Lovejoy wrote:21 hours until I need to start driving to Salute, and I haven't started putting stock in blisters yet. :(

Blistering is among the World's Worst Jobs.... anyone who thinks minis are too expensive should spend a day doing it.

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:39 am
by Germy Bugger
Dags wrote:Blistering is among the World's Worst Jobs.... anyone who thinks minis are too expensive should spend a day doing it.

and then the punters get home, nearly kill themselves trying to open them with a knife, without realising they can pop the back off before adding the mini's to the lead pile and chucking the blister pack on the landfill :D

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:13 am
by An Absent Humphrey
Dags wrote:Blistering is among the World's Worst Jobs.... anyone who thinks minis are too expensive should spend a day doing it.


This may be a bit of a thread hijack, but it's worth saying something about blisters.
As a buyer, I find them annoying.
I can see why traders like them - they make the product look professional, and it also makes putting them on racks a bit easier.
The reason I find them annoying is not because I have trouble opening them (I don't. Well, not normally). I find them annoying because they often bulk-out the purchase, meaning they take up room in bag, they are also just fill for my bin when I get home.
I can see why some sort of professional 'finish' to the final product is desirable, but I have no problem with a plastic grip-seal bag (with hole punched on top for putting on racks) and label.
I do acknowledge that some bulky and fragile products benefit from being in a blister, but if traders are looking to save time and money, then I am perfectly OK with items NOT being in blisters. I prefer it.

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:46 am
by overrevdsquat
Following Humphs hijack - yes - figs displayed both painted and bare metal in a cabinet, I'll tell you what I want, and you can get them for me in a nice little baggy.