Heraldry Decals & Design Commissions
CitadelSix Custom Design is planning to have a trade stand in 2020. This will allow time for Sue, the new owner, to become better acquainted with the business and products, before tackling events and shows.
Photos of last year’s AMBUSH! show, held at the Driffield Show Grounds in East Yorkshire on June 23 & 24, will be posted up soon.
PAST SHOWS & EVENTS
Warfare 2014, November 15th & 16th -
Well now, one thing became very clear -
As ever, it was good to see some familiar faces among the visitors to the stand, as well as making some new friends. And of course, being right next to Sgt’s Mess is great fun, as Garry can always be counted on to ‘fill’ the quieter moments and lulls in trading with his entertaining banter and endless supply of anecdotes.
The event also provided a good opportunity to meet some new miniature manufacturers with an interest in CitadelSix supplying custom decals exclusive to them.
Overall, another successful show.
Colours 2013, September 14th & 15th -
Hard to believe that a whole year has passed so quickly since the first ever appearance of CitadelSix Custom Design at the Colours show in 2012.
Comparing the stand with last year’s set-
As always, it was good to see a growing number of familiar faces among the visitors to our stand, as well as to meet and make more acquaintances from our neighbouring traders: Douglas & Merion from Dark Realm Miniatures, and Christine & Co from Empress Miniatures.
Campaign 2013, May 11th & 12th
Had a pleasant time at the Milton Keynes Wargames Society’s two-
It was a little disappointing from a trading point of view, but I made some more new acquaintances: Ray from the Sealed Knot; the folks from the Peterborough Wargames Club with their absolutely wonderful and innovative participation game (great fun!); and the folks from Wargames Workshop and SHQ Miniatures. It was also good to see some familiar faces again among the visitors to the stand.
Overlord 2013, March 3rd
CitadelSix Custom Design attended the Overlord 2013 event on Sunday, 3rd March 2013 at Fitzharrys School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1NP. Some familiar faces again among visitors to our ever-
Call to Arms 2013
CitadelSix Custom Design had a trade stand at the Call to Arms event at Theale Green Community School in February 2013. It was good to make some new friends (Garry & Ellen of Sgt’s Mess, Shaun from Dreamholme Collectables and Matt from Glenbrook Games and Painting Service), as well as to see some familiar faces among the folks who visited our stand.
CitadelSix Custom Design attended its first trade show at Colours 2012 over the weekend of 8/9 September 2012 in the Newbury Racecourse Grandstand (bottom left). The pictures below show me setting up ready for the opening on the Saturday morning (left) and looking a lot more relaxed on the Sunday morning (right) -
APOCALYPTICON UK 2014 -
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend this event, due to a prior commitment that same weekend. However, I was both pleased and somewhat flattered to be approached by Scott Kelly to supply decal-
The event was particularly auspicious because it was the first time that an official APOCALYPTICON events was held in the UK! APOCALYPTICON UK is an official extension of the hugely successful annual Apocalypticon games in the US.
The UK event was brought together and hosted by Miniwargaming.com, along with Animosity, and held at the Slayer Gaming venue in Mansfield, Nottingham.
SHEFFIELD TRIPLES -
Well, I have to be honest and say that this turned out to be a disappointing show, and certainly seemed to be an opinion shared by other traders there. For such a well-
A particular, personal highlight of the show was to meet up with Chris and Anne Abbey (and son) from Sally 4th, next to whom CitadelSix had the good fortune to find itself pitched. I’d been in contact with Chris by e-
DERBY WORLD WARGAMES -
Amazing! Probably the biggest show I’ve traded at so far, and business-
As already mentioned, the show yielded some great new business opportunities, one of which has already developed as a consequence of my being approached by Ian Clunie of Shellhole Scenics. CitadelSix Custom Design is currently designing some flag sets for a new product range that Shellhole Scenics will be launching soon.
And, as always, a lot of design commissions are now beginning to stack-
DERBY WORLD WARGAMES -
Another great show, thanks to Nigel Nicholson, who is sadly now ‘stepping down’ as the event organiser. Daryll, of KR Multicase, is taking over the role from Nigel and came along to introduce himself before the start of the show on the Sunday morning. I wished him ‘good luck!’, as I’m sure all the other traders did.
The show proved very successful again for the business, yielding a great opportunity to produce and exclusively supply Early War Miniatures with Tactical Recognition Markings decals for their range of WW2 Italian armour. It was also a chance to meet up again with Gary & Alison of Miniaturemen and Paul Thompson of Early War Miniatures (see photos, below). However, there was no sign of either of the Perry brothers this year. Shame!
As always, design commission work is now stacking-
Catching up with Paul Thompson at his Early War Miniatures stand during a quiet spell on Sunday.
Gary & Alison’s Miniaturemen stand and view of the local ‘avenue’ before opening time on Saturday morning.
Final preparations and check at the Irregular Miniatures Ltd stand before opening time on Saturday morning.
It’s amazing how easy it is to fill a 12-
Red on Blue in Nottingham [ROBIN] -
A new show and venue for CitadelSix, in the Nottingham Tennis Centre at the heart of the ‘Lead Belt’! Well done and thanks to Donna Simmerson for organising this new event. Pity she couldn’t have done anything about the rotten weather, though. Still, the show proved to be another good one for the CitadelSix business, yielding a couple more opportunities to produce and exclusively supply decals to some established trading names -
As always, it was good to catch up with Anne of Sally 4th, Lozenzo Pala from Warlord Games, and Gary & Alison of Miniaturemen, who were there as visitors rather than traders, because they weren’t able to book a trade-
This show, like others previously, proved useful in gaining some more ideas and suggestions for new ranges of decals. So keep an eye on the News page for future announcements.
Finally, I should like to acknowledge and thank Jill, my wonderful wife, for all her incredible support and help with preparing for and ‘manning’ the trade stand at this and previous shows. I really couldn’t manage to do it all without her.
Having a chat with Scott from Colonel Bills next door.