Grevens Glue Galore 2017
Yesterday, Saturday, me and four chums from IPMS Stockholm went to the Grevens Glue Galore model show in the little place of Borensberg, Sweden. Against the tradition the day was a day of sunshine and perfect temperatures. Most other times it is usually raining and pouring down. The four of us spilled out of the car after about 2,5 hours of driving. Armed with a box of eight models for the competition and a full wallet I stepped in to pay the fee and fill out forms. Although I had not submitted my models on line there were no sad faces, all very welcoming and friendly. The on line service is mainly to make things easier for your self as it takes less time once you are at the show.
The GGG, or Grevens Glue Galore, is mainly a show for car models but an increasing number of aircraft and military vehicles are introduced as the years go by. This competition is very simple and does not require any judges as such. It´s the people present who does the judging by jotting down the two individual models they think are most pleasing in each category. There are only 17 categories so the range of models can vary quite a bit.
It is quite clear the two worlds of car and military models are quite far away from each other but there is also a segment binding them together, the rusty and beat up ones. As usual there are a number of shops present as well as private persons selling off their stock. Depending on what you are looking for you may do very good deals. Myself? Only a T-38 Talon from Trumpeter. I´ll be back a bit later with the result.
After a full day it was finally the prize ceremony and yours truly bagged three new ones for the shelf at home. Thanks to a fairly small number of models to pack we got into the car and went back to Stockholm rather quickly. All in a day.
Next year will be the 20th anniversary, I might see you there then.
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