One has to say a resounding success and a string in the bow for 6mm. My thanks to a-nonny-mouse for his invaluable assistance through the day, and thanks to Peter for helping support our efforts.
Quite an interesting show with a wide array of genres on display. Some initail confusion over changing table space on arrival, but we were set up and ready to go shortly after 10. Given previous displays we were all prepared for one of us to be painting to 'drum up buisness'. Our first punter sat down to some Russian Napoleonics by 10:15, and fron then on it was pretty much all hands to the pump with three stations almost continuously in use until 2pm. With just enough time to catch our breath we thought things would quieten down, but then had a late flurry. There was a real buzz about what we were up to and a lot of interest generated in this fine scale.
Main painting request was for Napoleonics and at one point I was getting a little concerend about running out of prepared models for this era. For future demos we shall have a few more ready and also have some French to have a crack at. I guess we should have anticipated the interest in napoleonics given it being the 200th anniversary of that little fight that went on at Waterloo.
Not only did we 'introduce' several 6mm nieve people to the scale but also had the opportunity to help some existing players refine their painting techniques - to get an effective paint job in a timely fashion. Highlight of the day was helping a wonderful 8 year old girl paint up some Epic Space Marines in a purple and red scheme - given that she has never painted any models before she did incredibly well (would put some experienced paint jobs to shame). Almost instantly she mastered overbrushing and drybrushing. Her concentration and brush handling were excellent.
So no time for 'speed' painting from our good selves but an invigorating day none the less.
Will guage the Brownie point account over the next few days before I can say whether we will take the road to WMMS (assuming they will have us).