Metro B: deposit

metro B

Today I was at the 7° floor of the building where I work. The windows are in the front of the deposit of Metro B. You can see even 2 different kinds of wagons used in the past times, the wagons of Metro A converted to Roma_Lido, and those who rails today on Metro B. If you like trains you can enjoy this view like me.

metro B

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Pabogel

pabogel

I have got a magic card that open the doors of exclusive fairs. This one (3 hangars big) is about bread, ice-cream, pizza, fried foods and all these sort of things. http://www.pabogel-expo.com/

pabogel Entry at 30euros, but me, erPetra and erMandola swarm inside for free. And free were a lot of food. We start with ice-cream, than coffee, pizza at industrial rates, mozzarella di bufala, fried and coffee again. Without shame.
This fair is for people into the restaurant business and it is a good opportunity to know what is on the market.
An international competition about pizza makers was on and pizzas were cooked continually. I wished I had 4 stomachs. All good food.
Some fun things: at a Neapolitan cafeteria 2 girls were showing their outriggers in an outrageous way to make taste a type of coffee; another Neapolitans showed ovens with a microphone like if they were on a market; one label of prepared food for restaurants have a delicate and beautiful girl at the bench and a gigantic photo of a bikini girl on the advertising after her; some fried food was ugly; rotating ovens for pizza cooked with wood; electric boilers for pasta to cook in bars; a competition on acrobatic pizza was on but I hope that I never eat something so handed!

pabogel

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I wish I were there: Selwg 2010

If you know it you can understand what I’m talking about in the title of this post. Here some links with photos:
http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2997
http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2998
http://bigleesminipaintingblog.blogspot.com/

selwg 2010

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Circus Maximus

Chariot races were more popular than Gladiator games in ancient Roman world. There is a ancient TSR boardgame that seems to be fun.

circus maximus

Here some useful links:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244/circus-maximus
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/843/circus-minimus
http://ravenscraftcybernetics.com/circusmaximus/

circus maximus

Here another game with similar intentions:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2224/circus-imperium

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Jesus Crust!

Today is the release date of the last exit for ThreeA Production. A 1/6 of a Fighting JC! Holy shit!

jc

I’m a fan of these things but I have no more space and money for them.

This is the presentation of this guy in plastic: High above where mortal thoughts do not venture, the Big Guy sat and contemplated his creation. Clouded in spittle, blood and smoke he figured things have not gone so well. The Big Guy slightly shifted in his chair and called forth his son, “Son, it’s a bit shit down there, so bugger it… I’m sending you back !”

The single JC are 80usd each, and that includes worldwide delivery, the two pack is 150usd and includes worldwide delivery.

These are the flavours: Fighting JC; Exegesis JC 3AA Exclusive;Tracky Boss JC; Mauro JC two pack featuring guest Zomb The Blind Oracle.

jc

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Just arrived: Nino Arena 1/6

From China, thru USA, my new 1/6 action figure. He is Nino Arena, a Folgore paratrooper of RSI army, with his grey-green uniform. I have got another two Folgore action figures of the WWII era: the fist with desert uniform (El Alamein), the latter with air force uniform (Linea Gotica epoch). The newest is a limited edition from a 2006 convention. I met the real Nino Arena in Latina (former called “Littoria”, and former again “Quadrato”) at a conference about Folgore’s battle involvements at Anzio and defence of Rome from the Allies. He was a soldier at that time, and dressed like this.

nino arena

nino arena

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(almost) Centurion

A old friend of mine is a “centurion” that operates outside the Colosseum. For tourists, 5 euros are the price for a small photo session, so their friends at home can see them doing the fools with a previous offender dressed something like a ancient legionary from a Cinecittà flick. Today we spoke about actual life, old times and old friends, and took this photo.

centurion

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DBA Arezzo 2010

Another appointment for DBA Italian Championship! And today is 10-10-10…

dba arezzo 2010

This is the last tournament for this year to me. There will be another in Milano, but I am too tired to trip around Italy for DBA. In the past I play in almost all the events, I was one of the most frequent players in the championship.

dba arezzo 2010

A beautiful day, a lot of friends come to a comic shop in Arezzo. Not only an occasion to play but the periodic moment to speak of miniatures and rules (and common life) with the chaps of DBA, a community together since 2003. And the usual dinner. The restaurant was the same of the last time (some months ago we play in Arezzo a SDS tournament) but there wasn’t the Sardinian cooking (with his bombastic black waiter), instead we found a Tuscan cooking at his start. Huge helpings!

The games are done. The 2010 Italian champion is Gasbarri with a tournament in advance.

Usually I take all the pictures of the tournaments. This time I lend my camera to a friend but something didn’t work. Only a few pics were taken. You can see them on DBA Italia website.

dba arezzo 2010

This time I have bad luck and I show lack of skill. No preparation bring to no success. I have never top results, but I could always say something to my opponents: at the European Championship in Rome last year I achieved the 5° position.

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