Spectre Miniatures is a british manufacturer, that covers modern combat miniatures in 28mm scale. Had them on my radar for quite some time and used the chance at Salute 2016 to get myself the Tier 1 set along with some show offers.
I'm quite amazed by the recent release of the Genestealer Cult. Games Workshop seems to do a lot of interesting and well meant things currently. Horus Heresy in plastic, first look at Adeptus Custodes in plastic as well, and then these Rogue Trader flashback in form of the genestealer cult.
I was already hooked when they released Deathwatch Overkill, and I managed to acquire the part of the genestealer cult for a small dime.
After the recent review of Warlord's M8 / M20, let us take a look on Rubicon Models take on the scout car.
Rubicon put both variants in a single kit as well, but that is nothing new from them, as most of their kits offer several variants and options to begin with.
I'll take a look at Dead of Winter by Plaid Hat, in this review the german translation by Heidelberger Spieleverlag is used.
It is a cooperative survival boardgame in a colony, in the icy grip of winter. So you have to fight dropping moral, food scarcity and threats from the outside. And that is hadled by 2-5 players for the group and themselves.
The next area - very large and impressive - is a whole airport. And they invested a lot of time for details. As a proper airport, it had a display on landing and departing flights, and even a special visitor from far away.
Making the most out of the long tour into northern Germany, we combined a visit to the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg to Stahl auf der Heide. It is the largest model railway attraction in the world, in the heart of the Speicherstadt.
Where to start? The red brick buildings of the Speicherstadt are unmistakably, and with large golden letters the Miniatur Wunderland (miniature wonderland) can be seen from afar.
After the first presentation, the armoured vehicles were lined up back in starting position.
Being so close to a tank, able to take a look or to touch them, appealed to a lot of people. So the big cats were crowded.
On September 4th it was time for "Stahl auf der Heide" (Steel on the heath) in Munster, Lower Saxony at the German Tank Museum.
On this Open Day the museum raises the interaction with the exhibits. A selection of roadworthy vehicles is presented during a one hour show, and a lot of the shown tanks are available for climbing and getting yourself into the driver's seat.
On the same day as the FeenCon, i visited the Haus der Geschichte (House of History) in Bonn.
It has a main exhibition, covering the german history since the mid / end of World War Two and two smaller guest exhibitions, of which the first was "Inszeniert - Deutsche Geschichte im Spielfilm" (Staged - German History in the movies), covering the coping with german history in moving pictures.
The Guild of Fantay-Role players hostes annually the FeenCon in the civic center of Bad-Godesberg near Bonn. Especially among role players the event enjoys a good reputation, so the crowded parking lot is no wonder.