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philbrad2
13-06-2005, 10:34
Full thread HERE (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/Default.aspx?tabid=27&g=posts&t=7707)

Posted by JONNY JETBIKER on DAKKADAKKA (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/)

Hey all, just got back from popping into the Warhammer World Cry Havoc event going on today. Unlike previous events, it was free entrance, but that also meant the activities on offer were vastly reduced:

Events stall/FW stall/Gaming Club Network stall: all basically selling points. The FW stall had very little on display, and nothing new. I did get to see the Tallarn Rough Riders in the flesh, and they're OK...nothing special.

Gaming: the hall was very quiet compared to previous Cry Havoc events - hardly anyone gaming and not much excitement.

Tank World Record: yup, there were a lot of tanks here - but only around 300 I was told which doesn't seem an awful lot for a record attempt. The turns seemed to be taking a while...

Warhammer World Museum: this has been completely re-done and kitted out purely with minis in cases round the walls of the room, plus a few stand-alone cases along the centre. Generally the displays were of 'eavy metal armies which was actually quite disappointing as there are very few conversions or much interesting going on. A few dioramas and that was about it - very amusing diorama apparently the brainchild of Rick Priestly of the museum itself. I was hoping for something showing the history of GW - old models and games etc, but not much there.

Warhammer World Shop: same as ever, except there was a stand with pre-released stuff comprising nid 'fex and raveners, and ultramarine nid veterans.

Converting competitions: standard tables with huge numbers of sprues. The comp was to build a duel.

Hobby Table: two warhammer world painting specialists and Tim Adcock. Nothing new or exciting in the cabinets other than a few conversions, most of which have been in WD. Tim Adcock is a very nice guy and happy to chat at length about mini design. He was talking about new technology GW are experimenting with to sculpt virtual minis which are then grown in polymer tanks by laser. I don't get the full technicalities, but essentially it means less time messing about turning models into 3-ups. He said the carnifex was partly done by this method which cut several months off the sculpting time, and also the Wood elves were initially built as blanks using the technology to have detail sculpted over.

Seminars: I didn't bother hanging around for these as they were both on terrain building which didn't seem to hold too much interest.

Verdict I live locally, so it was fine to pop in for an hour and check it out. As an event, there wasn't much to excite, but it was only marginally less than previous Cry Havoc events except this time it was free.


Any other UKers get to this one with additional info???

:chrome:

Randallw
13-06-2005, 13:23
I don't know about other WD but a few months back when RatOgres came out they included an article detailing how they use the Computer molding to make them. The laser light sets the bath solid in areas and then you pull out the model. They only did stuff like chains, the Skaven emblem and guns.

Edit: To elaborate, this was in Oz WD.

t-tauri
13-06-2005, 18:16
There's a little more in that Dakka thread,

I went as well and it was very poor in my opinion. Black Templars will be around about GD as thay had a mock up of the programme, some nice new models, but i didn't get any pictures. From the look of it they will have retinues (a la Inquisition) rather than command squad. The picture i saw had four models, only 1 of which was a Marine.

So anyone see the GD programme who can shed a little more light on the BTs?

NetGuru
13-06-2005, 18:47
I went to Cry Havoc on Sunday and i must say i wasn't too impressed, seeing as i went to the Cry Havoc event in Feb '04 and this is what i thought..

The main hall was very poor, the forge world had a few nice models on display, but for the tables they didn't have any intresting scenarios going on, and if you didn't have a tank on the mega tank battle table it was hard to see what was going on.

The museum was stunning, and absolute delight to see. If anyone is in the area it is well worth coming, and because it's free you can come and go as you please. (I went three times during the day) The highlight of my day.

The seminar was really enjoyable. I wasn't to bothered about terrain making but i decided to go along and i was glad i did, the subject was very informative and the guy who was presenting was very funny and you could tell he really liked terrain and was very professional in presenting, and he gave some really good advice (such as how to make slush for snow bases, and what dopping is)

Overall it was free for a reason, but the museum and the seminar really did save the day and made it worth going to.

Jedi152
14-06-2005, 10:12
Doh. Didn't know it was free of charge, or i'd have gone.

I wouldn't mind seeing the revamped museum. I haven't been round for years!.

Insane Psychopath
14-06-2005, 17:51
Thank for th report. Also the one on the Templar cool no to tell other.

I'll be going to heat 1 of the 40k GT so I'll try get a look around & try to talk to people about new 40k stuff.

geoffkemp
15-06-2005, 09:52
I don't know about other WD but a few months back when RatOgres came out they included an article detailing how they use the Computer molding to make them. The laser light sets the bath solid in areas and then you pull out the model. They only did stuff like chains, the Skaven emblem and guns.

Edit: To elaborate, this was in Oz WD.

Yeah it was ion the UK one two, around the frst Lustria articles.

Oliver
15-06-2005, 14:20
Warhammer World Museum: this has been completely re-done and kitted out purely with minis in cases round the walls of the room, plus a few stand-alone cases along the centre. Generally the displays were of 'eavy metal armies which was actually quite disappointing as there are very few conversions or much interesting going on. A few dioramas and that was about it - very amusing diorama apparently the brainchild of Rick Priestly of the museum itself. I was hoping for something showing the history of GW - old models and games etc, but not much there.


The museum is pretty boring now it is good for seeing nicly painted models but after a while does get boring. The diorama is funny though.