WonderFest 2017

Another WonderFest has come and gone. I’d like to thank the show directors, staff, and volunteers for making this another incredible show. As always, it was wonderful to meet old friends, make new ones, see my fellow vendors, talk and meet our awesome customers and all around have a good time. Thank you to all who attended my miniature demo and I hope you enjoyed it and walked out learning something.

The modeling contest had a record number of entries again this year and the quality was outstanding, especially for the miniatures! I had such a hard time picking a winner for the Morland Studios “Best Miniature” award. In the end, I chose The below piece as the winner, but it was close between several outstanding models!

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I was blown away by not only the great miniatures from the adults, but the outstanding (and plentiful) amount of miniatures from the Juniors and Teens this year. So next year I will not only be sponsoring a “Best Miniature” adult trophy, but I will also be sponsoring a “Best Miniature Junior or Teen” trophy and prize. In addition, WonderFest is adding a miniature category, so all minis will be in their own category next year! It’s only a year away, so get painting! If you are able to attend this show, I would highly recommend it just to enter the contest.

Pictures of the Modeling Contest and Dealers Hall can be found in my WonderFest 2017 album.

I also sponsored the “Best Little Hottie” trophy in the fan run Naked Resin Attack Modeling Contest. This is an “after hours” event on Saturday started and run by Tom Gossman to celebrate the female form and allow a place for nude models to be shown that can not be entered into the main contest. This has grown to include female models that are not nude. Anyone who has female models that they want to enter but can not stay for the entire show (or just want to enter them here), are more than welcome to enter the Naked Resin Attack. It features quite a few public voting awards like “Best Little Hottie” , Best of Show Trophy, Best Master Class, Best Embodiment of the Flintstone Spirit as well as sponsor picked awards such as this years “Best Filmy Style”, Best Girlie Girl” and “Best Girl with a Weapon”.

Public voting for the Morland Studios sponsored “Best Little Hottie” trophy went to the model “Kabuki”, a well deserved win on a great model build up!

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All the entries in this years Naked Resin Attack can be viewed in the 2017 Naked Resin Attack Gallery.

Miniature Demo At WonderFest 2017

I will be presenting a demo/lecture on the basics of miniature painting at WonderFest.  They have excellent projection screens and video, so everyone can get a good view of the demo without having to get our of their chairs!  This is tentatively scheduled for 3-4pm on Saturday, the final confirmed time will be in the pocket guide and demo schedule at the convention. 

I am also sponsoring a “Best Miniature” award for WonderFest’s Amazing Modeling Contest.  This will consist of a beautiful trophy as well as $150.00 in awesome Morland Studios kits.  If you are attending, bring those minatures and place them in the contest!

Additionally, I am sponsoring a “Best Little Hottie” (best small scale entry) award for the Naked Resin Attack after hours modeling contest. 

More info on WonderFest can be found here: 

http://Wonderfest.com

As always, JerseyFest was an incredible amount of fun and had so many interesting things to do!

Friday had multiple classes during the day, a miniature painting class at night sponsored by Morland Studios and taught by me and a Sculptors Party.

This year I got quite a few pictures of the classes, some of the vendors hall, demos/lectures and lots of the modeling contest.

Enjoy!

 

 

JerseyFest 2015

I’m a bit late in posting this, but better late than never!   As always, JerseyFest was an incredible amount of fun and had a ton of things to do.

Friday had a LOT of all day classes.  Including a sculpting class from Jordu Schell and Mike Rotella, a  London After Midnight small bust painting class taught by Jim Capone, a Blackheart Models lifesize bust painting class taught by Steve Park, Ken Schlorfeld and George Stephenson and a Star Trek Enterprise building, painting and lighting class taught by Mark Myers.  Friday evening also had classes.  A Godzilla figure painting class taught by Jon LeGrand and a miniature figure painting class sponsored by Morland Studios and taught by me.

There was a large vendor hall and a lot of demos and presentations going on throughout the rest of the weekend.  Topics ranged from painting, sculpting, hardware and about experiences on various movies and tv shows.

For me, one of the best highlights of JerseyFest is a VERY large modeling contest and displays they have every year.  They also welcome the various aspects of the modeling hobby from miniatures to garage kits equally.  If you do not want to compete in the contest, they also allow you to bring your models, show them off and not have them included in judging.  I wasn’t competing but could still show off my models, so I think that this is an awesome option to have.

I took a lot of pictures, and there is no way they would even come close to fitting in this post, so here is a link to the gallery.   I regret that I missed a big section of the contest as apparently my phone lies about storing pictures when the battery is low.  But, I still got a lot of pictures of the classes, vendors hall and contest entries!

 

 

 

 

 

Stella

Stella is a lovely 1/6th scale kit from Filmy’s Girls that I painted up.  She had a lot of first’s for me including the first time I’ve use metallics over such large areas, the first time I’ve tinted metallics over such a large area and the first time I’ve tried weathering on a vehicle.

 

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