Cancon is Australia's largest wargaming convention held each year around this time in Canberra. Many game systems have their National tournaments at Cancon and it attracts a pretty decent sized crowd and a fair amount of traders.
Ive been attending Cancon for many years now - firstly as a tournament player and now more of a relaxed shopper. Its a great place to run into old friends quite randomly - which much to my delight happened again this year - and to catch some real bargains if you're lucky.
Sadly to me - my favourite trader could not make it this year - but my second favourite - Eureka Miniatures was there with the brilliant World War Two AB Figures range - so I was able to "finish" (Ha!) my miniatures purchases for my later WW2 Fallshirmjager and US Army forces.
No traders were really dealing in Cold War minis this year - so I was totally reliant on the randomness of the "Bring and Buy" 2nd hand stalls.
So here's what I managed to snag:
That's 2 Cromwell Model's Warrior MCVs and a Spartan APC and:
A Cromwell Model's PT-76 and ZSU-23-4! Not exactly sure what I'm going to do with a 5th PT-76 but at the price I got it for I'm more than willing to spend some time thinking about it!
S-MARS is not a brand I'd heard of - but for $5 I thought why not. I had a bit of a look inside once I got home and it looks like a very decent, fast build T-80U. Right up my alley.
So - well chuffed with my little adventure and its outcomes. KPI's met for Cancon 2016!