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AVAMANGO04 Feb 2013 3:35 p.m. PST


Umpapa04 Feb 2013 4:18 p.m. PST

Excellent. Awesome.

BTW maybe some bridges over this highway, at least for pedestrians?

John Treadaway05 Feb 2013 3:39 a.m. PST

BTW maybe some bridges over this highway, at least for pedestrians?

Make 'em run, I say!

Good point actually – I'll mention it to Roger if he hasn't already seen this posting.

A bit of 'verticality' always helps with scenery, I feel.

John T

bullwinklethecat1205 Feb 2013 4:09 a.m. PST

'Verticality'……more to come… you say John, always good to add some varying height to stuff like this. These are really the 'ground level' building….I've done some 'raised plazas' for the posher buildings to stand on……after all the 'corporate types' have to keep clear of the 'riff raff'….maybe build some raised walkway into that so they may never need to meet the 'workers'.

Staring on the Route66 road sections next.

Failure16 Inactive Member05 Feb 2013 11:32 a.m. PST

Well, I have to say, JohnT and crew: you guys certainly lay out simply terrain…you lay out worlds to conquer!

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2013 1:02 a.m. PST

If you want anything laser cutting (at least if it is made from 2-3mm MDF) I can do some.

Can not wait to see the full board at Salute2013.



bullwinklethecat1207 Feb 2013 4:00 a.m. PST

@ Mad Mecha Guy….I've been looking at your site…..some really excellent stuff there…..thanks….will have to think!

John Treadaway08 Feb 2013 11:34 a.m. PST

The Khurasan stuff I've been painting for the game has now made it upon to the Slammers site:

TMP link


John T

John Treadaway19 Apr 2013 10:12 a.m. PST

The Route 66 game is set up, ready for tomorrow!






More shots here!


John T

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2013 10:27 a.m. PST


Now I REALLY hate you.





Adam name not long enough Inactive Member19 Apr 2013 10:31 a.m. PST

John and team, indeed all of you looking forward to Salute. I hope you have an excellent day, very jealous stuck out herein Afghanistan.

John Treadaway19 Apr 2013 10:55 a.m. PST

Thanks Pat :)

Adam: jeeez I can think of a g'zillion places I'd rather be than where you are.

So thanks both of you, and thanks for all the support we've had on this project over the months.

Roger did 90% of the scenery with Jim and I doing the remaining 10% between us.

They did a great job:)

John T

OctaChaz Inactive Member19 Apr 2013 11:11 a.m. PST

Looks amazing, can't wait to see it in person tomorrow!

ArmiesArmy19 Apr 2013 11:45 a.m. PST

Here here

Looking forward to meeting you John

dwartist19 Apr 2013 12:28 p.m. PST

WOW! Going to be one of the highlights for me!

Von Trinkenessen19 Apr 2013 1:31 p.m. PST

To John and the team have a great day!!!!

15mm sci Fi doesn't get tougher than this.

Unfortunately can't be there but with you in spirit.

Guy T
Taylor's Crew.

Joe Dever Inactive Member19 Apr 2013 2:03 p.m. PST

Excellent work John. I look forward to photographing it tomorrow for my annual Salute walkthrough.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2013 2:03 p.m. PST


My compliments to Roger and Jim also.

Have a great time.


Dragon Gunner19 Apr 2013 2:56 p.m. PST

Please take lots of pictures this one AAR I don't want to miss.

AVAMANGO19 Apr 2013 3:50 p.m. PST

Now that is a impressive site, well done John and the crew for pulling off what i'm sure will be yet another show stopper, what i wouldn't do to play a game of N Scale Battletech on that setup…

ARMY Strong19 Apr 2013 3:55 p.m. PST

John T
This has to be your best yet of course every time I see your tables I say that, best of luck Saturday.

wminsing Inactive Member19 Apr 2013 4:37 p.m. PST

Amazing set up! Truly inspirational. Good luck with the game!


TamsinP19 Apr 2013 5:24 p.m. PST

Mightily impressive setup John – look forward to seeing it in a few hours time grin

Crimelord Inactive Member19 Apr 2013 5:35 p.m. PST

Ok this settles it! Salute next year!!!! That will be my vacation! May even drag some models along…..but this I have to see in person! Great job guys!

(Major Disaster) Inactive Member19 Apr 2013 6:31 p.m. PST

Can I tag along with you Jimbo?

Awesome work, I wish that I lived in England so I could attend.

Lfseeney19 Apr 2013 9:07 p.m. PST

Wish I could play on that~!

Looks incredible,

But if it is Route 66, which I drive many times as I line in ABQ. NM

It needs a few Neon signs, and a couple of really weird things, Like the Diner with a thousand Pez dispensers, or the motel with hub caps all over the walls, a lumber jack would not be out of place either.

Great board~!

John Treadaway19 Apr 2013 11:26 p.m. PST

Thaks Guys – setting off (late, sadly*) but bike packed and ready to go.

John T

* Fortunately the table is already set up!

OctaChaz Inactive Member20 Apr 2013 9:05 a.m. PST

It was absolutely fantastic seeing this in person, it truly is an awesome table. Snapped loads of pics, and I'm very jealous of your huge collections of tanks!

John Treadaway20 Apr 2013 2:11 p.m. PST

Glad you liked it OctaChaz :)

Just got back after an exhausting day

John T

Crimelord Inactive Member20 Apr 2013 3:44 p.m. PST

Glad it went well

comstarhpg20 Apr 2013 4:36 p.m. PST

Thanks John for a great day :)

John Treadaway20 Apr 2013 11:43 p.m. PST

Comstar: you were brilliant. Thanks loads for the help on the day :)

John T

Poi00021 Apr 2013 2:48 a.m. PST

The new Slammers are HUGE!!!!!! Love them, and the table was epic.

John Treadaway21 Apr 2013 9:52 a.m. PST

I've just posted the first of my pictures of the game of the Slammers site.


There will be more as I garner them from other sources but these are just my own shots and Kevin Dallimores.

If anyone else wants to contribute more shots for the site, please conact me via the site.






John T

McWong7321 Apr 2013 6:55 p.m. PST

What a fantastic display JT, it looks amazing.

Are those the new GZG Legere on page 5 (I think it was page 5…)?

jimklein1966 Inactive Member21 Apr 2013 7:31 p.m. PST

Magnificent! Wish i was going

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Apr 2013 8:06 p.m. PST

Amazing sir, wish I was there!

You might just convince me to figure out a way to fly across the pond to be there next year!!

John Treadaway22 Apr 2013 1:55 a.m. PST

@ Mr Harold (and oters, of course) we'd be very gla to ee you!

@ McWong: yep – tht shot in the distance on page 5 are the new Division Legere from GZG. We had masters supplied to paint and he couldn't get them to sell at the show but had them on display on his stand (ditto the new Slammers infantry) but I'm sure he'll take orders!

John T

John Treadaway22 Apr 2013 2:57 a.m. PST

I've been adding more pages of pictures from other people on the day and wil continue to do so.

John T

ArmiesArmy22 Apr 2013 3:27 a.m. PST

I can add, as well as being a pleasure to meet you John, the table was inspiring! The figures looked fantastic, particularly the new mammoth blowers (what they should be) from Aintsy and the vehicles from Brigade models. Great paint jobs all round. Wish I had a little more time to play it.

The new GZG Division Legere and the hammers slammers infantry looked really really nice. Cant wait to see them all together!

It's got my mojo back for painting and sculpting!
Which is a good thing, as I was feeling a little jaded to say the least!


bullwinklethecat1222 Apr 2013 4:27 a.m. PST

Hi All,

What a exhausting weekend, but well worth the effort. After spending 5 months building and painting all that scenery,(well about 90% of it), we managed to get it all into two car loads, get it down to Excel and set it up up by close of play on Friday.I was really suprised how well it all fitted together, just goes to show what you can do with a bit of faith and some help from friends. I have to point out that this was the first time,(and perhaps the last), that this project has been laid out in its entirely. Even our club hall,which is large, would have proved problematic in doing the whole thing. As the scenery builder it was a little worrying only to be able to lay out small sections at a time and crossing fingers that it all fitted together in its full 36' glory.John and Jim suppled most of the armour for the day,(I've fallen a bit behind painting 15mm stuff with the scenery build), and,I think added greatly to the table. Both guys engaged in some serious speed painting to get all that metal and resin on the table for Saturday. I believe some of Jims miniatures stuck to the foam carrying case as they were still wet when he put them in on Thursday night!
I really pleasing and heart warming to read all your wonderful comments about the game……it makes all the long hours worth while, but I must admit I m having a break from scenery building.
I did do some pictures of my own which. once I sort them out, I'll give John to post for you all. Please,if you need any info as regards the scenery build…please post a question here.
Thanks to everyone that turned up,and all the help we got from the public on the day……….'Keep rolling hot'.

ArmiesArmy22 Apr 2013 4:34 a.m. PST

Credit were its deserved!

Fantastic display!


John Treadaway22 Apr 2013 4:38 a.m. PST

Roger (Bullwinkle): we should do a cut down version at other shows: Route 66 Terminus: the attack on Clyde city from the swamp area*

I'm ready if you are!

John T

* On account of the fact that the Slammers didn't quite make it all the way into the city on the day it seems appropriate. And I love a bit of street fighting!

Marc the plastics fan22 Apr 2013 5:51 a.m. PST

Very nice – cannot believe I missed it on the day – oops…

dwartist22 Apr 2013 8:28 a.m. PST

Stunning layout. A great pleasure to see John's et al work in the flesh after so many years of viewing online and in mags. Got a chance to chat to John, a true enthusiast and thorough gentleman. Thanks for your time John!

John Treadaway22 Apr 2013 8:35 a.m. PST

@dwartist: right back at you. A great pleasure indeed, from my perspective. I've also been looking at your work on this forum and loving it all, I have to say.

It's encouraged me recently buy some Anteociti vehicles to add to the Slammerverse.

John T

PS Talking of which, those new 'not Aliens' ones from Antenociti are great: I have to find a way to shoe horn those in somewhere!

John Treadaway22 Apr 2013 10:48 a.m. PST

More pictures up from Matt Hay (who helped us out big time on the day) and had his iphone with him!


Down to page 13 now: I guess there's probably not many new angles left that people haven't snapped but let's see!

John T

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2013 12:26 p.m. PST

Roger, John and Jim,

It is worth repeating; Outstanding work!

Enjoy a very well earned break.


John Treadaway30 Apr 2013 12:03 a.m. PST

The last, I would guess, of the Salute pics of the Route 66 game are from the scenery builder himself.


Take a bow Roger! (he can wield a paint brush and a camera!)


These of Rogers and all 16 pages of pics are here: link

John T

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