Sunday 16 October 2011

SELWG 2011 - Show Report

I've just got back from SELWG at Crystal Palace. Its been a very successful and enjoyable day, which is good considering my attendance was in doubt until a few days ago.

I had a load of stuff to sell on the Bring and Buy stall which is the first time I've done this. It was a resounding success with all my items selling by 12:30 meaning I received a welcome cash boost halfway through the show.

I picked up a selection of models including a couple of Sd Kfz 234/2 Puma armoured cars. I also bought a couple of 1/100th plastic tanks by the Russian manufacturer Zvezda. I bought a Russian T34 and a Panzer II not because they fit in any army list but just because I like these vehicles. The quality of the models looks pretty good and I may get more of these online.

Another star purchase was a set of four resin farm buildings for just £13.50. They can be assembled either as a courtyard farmyard or separate buildings.

As well as my bought items I also took a couple hundred pictures! I'll work on these over the next few days and post them here as soon as I can.

The only downside this year was the continued hygiene issues that some gamers seem to struggle with. On more than one occasion I was assailed by the overpowering smell of BO. It was so bad that it felt like I'd been pepper sprayed!

Overall this was a very enjoyable event and remains one of my favourite small shows in the calender.


  1. Oh yes, the smell. I recall one guy last year who smelt so rank that I had to leave a stand until he had gone.

  2. Sounds like you picked up some cool stuff.

    On the other hand, bummer about the hygiene issues...

    Maybe next time go in WWI costume with a gas mask? :D

  3. Yeah perhaps an NBC suit is the only safe way to go. :)

  4. Don't get me wrong, everyone is entitled to pong a little by the end of the day, but this was the smell of "I washed last year".


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