Friday, April 2, 2010

Trip to Sentry Box... errr... Calgary

Back from a few days in Calgary visiting family and generally trying to forget about work. We had a lovely time. A desperate search for a public washroom led us to the Military Museums there and we had a nice hour touring about. Things are much expanded since my last time, with the addition of the Naval and Air Museums.

The dioramas were realistic enough to freak my six-year-old out a bit. And it was cool to be able to climb up beside a Seafire and a Banshee (great plane name, btw).

I'd like to go back another time when I could wander at length and engage the staff in conversation. Neither my daughter nor wife was interested in much beyond a basic identification (torpedo, carrier-based Spitfire, flintlock, vending machine).

I did manage a trip to the Sentry Box and picked up a few items some fellow's requested. I also bought a couple of books and even a box of HaT figures that might work for US troops in the War of 1812. This box got a poor review for pose quantity in PSR, but I think it is a perfect gamer box--every pose is useful and the multiples allow good formed units to be represented.

In Kananaskis we also took a quick tour of the remains of an officer POW camp. A pretty cool trip!

Up next: 15mm Carthaginians if I get the lead out this weekend (so to speak) and club night is Tuesday.

3 comments:

  1. Is this the Museum of the Regiments? (Or whatever they're called now?)

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  2. Chen,

    Yes, that is the place. Expanded since was there two or three years ago. Same vehicle park out front but the interior is much larger.

    Bob

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