2019 Shows

We’re trading at a number of shows in 2019 – even more than last year! We’re bringing new stock all the time, and trying to get to as many shows as we can – hopefully one near you! As always, if you’re attending a show and want to make sure we have what you want drop us an email or Facebook message and let us know, and we’ll make sure to bring it along for you!

Penkridge Tabletop Sale – Sunday 6th January – Peace Memorial Hall, Penkridge

ROBIN – Sunday 17th February – Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham


West Midlands Military Show – Sunday 10th March – Aldersley Leisure village, wolverhampton

WMMS 2019

CHILLCON Sheffield – Saturday 23rd March – Ecclesfield School, Sheffield


Swap Meet Birmingham – Sunday 14th April – King Edwards Sheldon Heath Academy, Birmingham

SWAP MEET Birmingham

Campaign 2019 – Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May – The Centre:MK, Milton Keynes


Vanquish 2019 – Sunday 67th May – Bourne End Community Centre, Buckinghamshire

Vanquish 2019

Phalanx – Saturday 15th June – Sutton Leisure Centre, St Helens

Phalanx 2019

Valhalla – Sunday 16th June – Alderwood Community Centre, Aldershot

Valhalla 2019

Penkridge Summer Tabletop Sale – Sunday 30th June – Peace Memorial Hall, Penkridge (TBC)

Barrage 2019 – Sunday 7th July – Blessed William Howard School, Stafford

Barrage 2019

Attack – Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July – Devizes School, Devizes (TBC)

Attack 2019

IPMS Avon – Sunday 4th August – Thornbury Leisure Centre, Bristol (TBC)


BRITCON – Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August – Barnes Wallis Building, University of Manchester, Manchester


Swap Meet Birmingham – Sunday 25th August – King Edwards Sheldon Heath Academy, Birmingham

SWAP MEET Birmingham

Hereward – Sunday 1st September – The Cresset, Peterborough

Hereward 2019

Colours 2019 – Saturday 7th September – Newbury Racecourse

Colours 2019

Chillcon Derby – Sunday 22nd September – Allestree Woodlands School, Derby


Keep an eye out as we add more shows later in the year!

2018 Trading!

2018 Trading!

We’re already well into 2018, and although there have been several of wargames shows already been and gone (Crusade, Vapnartak, R.O.B.I.N…), we’re quickly approaching the start of our show attendance season! We dipped our toes in the water last year and attended a modest number of shows, but this year we’re going bigger and better! We’re currently booked in to attend at least five shows so far this year (already more than the whole of last year!) with more still to be confirmed.


We’ll keep everyone updated as we book new shows in, but for now here’s where we will be attending this year:

West Midlands Military Show – Sunday 18th March – Aldersley Leisure village, wolverhampton

WMMS 2018

Cannon 2018 – Sunday 25th March – Retford Town Hall, Retford

Chillcon 2018 – Saturday 31st March – Ecclesfield School, Ecclesfield, Sheffield


Vanquish 2018 – Sunday 27th May – Bourne End Community Centre, Buckinghamshire

Vanquish 2018

Barrage 2018 – Sunday 8th July – Blessed William Howard School, Stafford

Barrage 2018


We look forward to seeing you at a show near you!


Summer Holidays!

Summer Holidays Are Here!

That’s right, the Summer Holidays are here. It’s that time of year again when the schools release the restless hordes upon the civilised world, and parents everywhere batten down the hatches and prepare to weather the storm. Fortunately, we have no such troubles in the Dragon Cave, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get a holiday too! We’re venturing out into the questionable British weather, and enjoying a bit of down time. Naturally, we won’t be carting the shop with us and so any orders placed between today and Sunday 6th August will not be processed until we return from our wanderings on Monday 7th August.

Until then, we’ve employed a rather rowdy (and fairly reliable…) tribe of Orcs to guard the treasure hoard, so don’t get any ideas!


summer holidays

Barrage 2017!

Tomorrow is Barrage 2017!

Barrage 2017 will be the 5th year for Barrage Wargames Show held in the county town of Stafford, and The Sleeping Dragon Hobby Shop will be in attendance! With over 40 traders, three tournaments, and dozens of demo and participation games, this year’s show is bigger and better than ever!

Come down to Blessed William Howard High School in Stafford tomorrow and join the show. The doors open at 10am to the public and tickets are £3 for adults on the door. If you do come along, please also consider bringing an item of non-perishable food as a donation – this year’s show is supporting House of Bread Stafford  through their charity raffle. Enter the raffle with a donation and you could win some fantastic prizes!

Barrage is a show that we’ve been supporting in one guise or another since it began back in 2012, and it is going from strength to strength thanks to the great work of the organisers. It’s quickly becoming one of the biggest shows in the Staffordshire/West Midlands area, and as it is so local to us it would be criminal not to go along and support this year! As well as the shop range, we are also running a participation game on the day. If you fancy joining in with some Dark Ages action as our vicious Vikings raid Ireland then come along and look out for Storri’s Trek II: The Rath of Cahan!

We’ll be bringing the full shop range along to the show for you to buy, as well as a new product range that has yet to hit the website! As always, if you want to place an order to collect at the show please contact us and we can get your order ready.

See you all tomorrow from 10am!

TiddyCon 2017

TiddyCon 2017 is coming!

For those in the Cannock/Staffordshire area, on Saturday 17th June Cannock Games Club are hosting TiddyCon 3 – and the Sleeping Dragon Hobby Shop team will be there! While we won’t be taking all the usual goodies, we are more than happy to take orders for you to pick up on the day and save the postage! See you there!!

Social Media Go!


I’m happy to announce that our Facebook page and Twitter feed are now live for the shop! If you’re into social media and want to keep up to date with everything going on, follow us!

We’ll be posting updates, advertising new products and generally sharing the goings-on of the Shop on a regular basis, so it’s the best way to keep up with everything. As always, if you want to get in touch please do so – you now have two more methods of contacting us! Facebook, Twitter and email are definitely the best ways to contact us with any comments, queries or problems (although hopefully there will not be any of those!)

If you have found the Shop useful in getting hold of those modelling items you need, then go ahead and share with anyone who may also be interested! And as always, if there are any products we don’t have that you need to get hold of – now you can send us a Tweet or Facebook message to request those bits and pieces!

You can find our Facebook page here or follow @NickSDHobbyShop on Twitter. Better yet, you can find us by clicking the relevant buttons at the bottom of the website!


Welcome to the Sleeping Dragon Hobby Shop!

We provide scenic modelling materials and hobby supplies to the wargaming community. Anything you might need to  paint miniatures, decorate bases and dioramas, construct terrain or even build whole gaming boards, we aim to supply.  Our range is growing all the time, so keep an eye out for new products. If there’s anything you’re trying to get hold of that we don’t currently have available, please get in touch – odds are, we can get it for you!

Our aim is to fill what we see as a gap in the wargaming market. While there are plenty of miniatures companies plying their wares, and more than enough companies selling laser-cut MDF kits nowadays, there are very few places that a wargamer can get hold of decent quality modelling and scenic supplies – that still seems to be the province of model railways enthusiasts. We want to change that by bringing those products to the wargaming market, giving wargamers a place to fulfill all their scenic modelling needs.

We will be attending various trade shows on the wargaming calendar so if you want to know if we’ll be attending a show near you, get in touch!