maandag, mei 30, 2011

SpaItalia in het teken van DeTomaso


Tijdens het weekend van 4 en 5 juni komen de liefhebbers van mooie Italiaanse wagens
voor het tiende opeenvolgende jaar samen temidden van het mooiste circuit ter
wereld. En deze verjaardagseditie mag u echt niet missen !

Meer dan 100 De Tomaso's komen naar onze Ardennen. Het wordt ongetwijfeld de
grootste bijeenkomst van dit merk ooit in Europa. Er zijn een groot aantal Pantera's
bij (80 ongeveer !), die uit alle hoeken van Europa komen. Zij zullen hun V8 laten
ronken om de veertigste verjaardag te vieren van de beroemdste creatie van
Alejandro, in aanwezigheid van Santiago De Tomaso zelf, zoon van de geniale

 Als bewijs van het entousiasme dat dit evenement veroorzaakt, toont SpaItalia ook de
gloednieuwe Deauville, die onlangs in wereldpremière werd voorgesteld op het salon
van Genève. De kers op de gigantische taart. Bovendien zullen ook de voornaamste
verantwoordelijken van dit opnieuw ontluikende merk aanwezig zijn, om ons op de
hoogte te brengen van hun komende projecten. Een enige gelegenheid!

 Zoals de traditie van SpaItalia het wil, worden uiteraard ook alle andere
Transalpijnse merken verwacht, en zij beschouwen het als een eer om op gepaste wijze
de tiende verjaardag te vieren van het grootste Europese evenement gewijd aan
Italiaanse wagens en carrossiers. Een 'must' in de agenda van alle tifosi.

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zaterdag, mei 28, 2011

Sarabande: costumed summer ball

2nd edition of Sarabande: Sat June 25, 2011
Join Belgium's most beautiful costumed summer ball!
This year for the 2nd time on a fantastic location, the Poeke castle near Aalter, Belgium.

Historical dance workshops, heavenly music, special drinks, absinthe bar,
fairy cupcakes and, above all, magnificently dressed visitors from all over Europe.
Be part of this extaordinary evening and pass the doors to a unique and magical world!

Keep in mind that there is a dress code, but don't let this scare you!
For inspiration you can take a look at costumes from movies like Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, Casanova,
Dangerous Liaisons, etc. You can also let our moodboard at guide you.
We try to encourage our guests to wear historically inspired costumes, but you are more than welcome in formal evening wear as well.


* This year doors open at 7 PM!

* Between 7 PM and 10 PM
Historical dance lessons by Lieven Baert, historical court dance specialist,
famous choreographer and guest professor at multiple dance universities worldwide!

* From 10 PM
Official opening of the ball with music by our neo-romantic DJ.

* Exquisite vintage clothing & accessories for sale

* Fairytale cup cakes buffet & tea corner

* Illustrious absinthe bar

More info and tickets available at



Uniformology is very pleased to announce that QUEEN VICTORIA'S SOLDIERS & SAILORS 1848-1885 by Philip Katcher has now been published.
The 96-page, 8" x 10" volume uses nearly 150 previously-unpublished cartes-de-visite to chronicle the uniforms of the British Armed Services in the middle of the reign of Queen Victoria. Staff, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers, Infantry and Volunteers - as well as the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Canadian troops - are covered. In addition, there are some interesting portrayals of some police and fireman's uniforms. The book also includes 21 rare full-color illustrations by P.W. Reynolds, Orlando Norie and others
$39.95 USD


Assassin’s Creed Revelations

Pivotal chapter in the Assassin’s Creed epic franchise launches in November      
Ubisoft announced new product details for Assassin’s Creed®Revelations, the thrilling fourth installment in the critically acclaimed entertainment franchise that weaves real world history and global conspiracies into an ancient war between Assassins and Templars.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations follows master assassin Ezio Auditore as he walks in the footsteps of hislegendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey to recover five ancient seals that hold the keys to the future of the Assassins brotherhood. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations is set to release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC this November.

· Hone the deadly art of assassination – As Ezio Auditore, wield the lethal skills of a wiser, more efficient assassin. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons and abilities including the hookblade, bomb crafting and a heightened Eagle Sense, you can kill with death-dealing proficiency.
· Herald the return of a legend – Assassin’s Creed Revelations features the return of Altaïr as a playable character, the hero of the original Assassin’s Creed.
· Journey to the Constantinople –Explore picturesque settings, from Masyaf, the mountain stronghold of the Assassins during the Third Crusade to the vibrant and exotic Constantinople, the jewel of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th Century. Navigate crowded streets and vistas, through a cauldron of cultures as Constantinople comes to life.
· Meet new players to the Assassins Creed lore –Encounter memorable personalities, including fellow master assassin Yusuf Tazim, Prince Suleiman, destined to become one of the greatest monarchs in history, and Sofia Sorto, a simple woman who vies for Ezio’s heart.
· Test your skills as an assassin against your friends – the acclaimed online multiplayer experience returns, refined and expanded with more modes, more enthralling maps and new characters

Initially launched in 2007, the first three Assassin’s Creed® games have sold more than 28 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series on next generation consoles. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed has transcended video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, visit: 


Martian Fighting Machine

Eureka Miniatures are pleased to welcome a new range from our associates at Ozbattler - who are entering the world of miniature gaming with their first range of models. Victorian Science Fiction is a weird and wonderful mix of 19th century Victorian history and strange science, where steam-powered flying machines and landships battle with evil invaders from another world. Ozbattler's first release is their iconic Martian Fighting Machine. This is a huge resin-and-metal model kit that, when completed, stands around 440mm/16 inches high - towering over the battlefield, dealing death and destruction with its heat ray, or smashing man, beast, and steam-tank with its whip-like tentacles.
 Customers should note that, like many resin-and-white-metal composite models, this kit requires some drilling and pinning, and surface finishing. It is therefore only recommended for experienced modellers. (It is not recommended for children - unless assisted by an experienced adult.) To see what is required in the construction, you can check out and download the Building the Martian Fighting Machine instructions PDF for free from the Ideas section of the Eureka website. The PDF also includes painting ideas and some suggested stats for using the Fighting Machine under the popular G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. miniature game rules.
Ozbattler also offer a model of the Martian creatures who pilot the Fighting Machines: repulsive, multi-tentacle cephalopod creatures, soon to come slithering into your worst Victorian nightmares! So now is the time to man the barricades across the High Street or join the freedom fighters in the sewers. The Martian Fighting Machines are coming, and their unearthly war cries are echoing around your once peaceful towns and villages. "Uuuuullllllaaaaaa!!!!"
Here are the catalog details for the new miniatures in the current release:

NEW Martian Fighting Machine (for 28mm figures) & Martian

Designed and sculpted by Neil Hughes of Ozbattler

100SCI01 - Martian Fighting Machine (stands c.400mm tall)
100SCI02 - Martian Cephalopod (multi-part resin model)