Enjoyed the show today. Thanks to Bob and Gerry for running the LoA table
Some nice games, Kev and Colin worthy winners of the Gaming gongs.
Some thoughts from my side having participated in the show for 20 years now:
1. Painting competition entries should be limited per person and possibly per category. I think there is a multiple entry syndrome going on which increases the odds for some people who do 'serial entries'. This is not, in my personal opinion healthy for competition or the hobby in general.
2. I have had occasions to doubt the origin of some entries over the years. ie entered by but not painted by. I have personally turned away entries when I have recognized work by people which is entered by other people. Some entrants seem totally unfazed by putting up other's work, I find that totally unacceptable under all circumstances. Difficult to police but important.
3. Competition might benefit from less and better defined categories. More time could be taken on both judging and description of winners and why they won.
4. They need a 'Winners' table on the stage
5. Show probably needs more traders, not many but 2-3.
6. Show probably needs a new dimension. Not sure what that might be but could be... Small Tourney, Painting or Modelling live demo (let's face it some of the hobby's Ace's are Scots.. Imrie, Taylor, Philips, Connor etc), short talks? Konstam, Grant and many others capable...
Heard whispers of some thieving at the show. This is akin to stealing from your family. I do hope the guilty have enough self respect to never show face at an event again. In a small hobby community such as ours I can think of no more shameful an act than this. If the perp ever browses this forum, don't come back you are not welcome. Hang your head creature.
Last word.. Colin Jack.. We SALUTE YOU! A worthy winner of the contribution to wargaming trophy and a front runner for the Nicest Man in Wargaming Prize(if such a thing existed!)