I have updated and changed some of the pictures in my fine art gallery to larger and higher quality pictures. Enjoy!
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!
As always, WonderFest was a wonderful time!
The modeling contest had loads of entries this year and I managed to snag some photos this year too. Apologies as I wasn’t able to get up close shots of everything due to not having that much free time to spend in the contest room. All of the pictures that I took have been added to a the WonderFest Amazing Modeling Contest 2015 gallery here.
My entries placed in the following:
Olesya Best Girlie Girl Trophy in the Naked Resin Attack
Spring Gold in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Ariel, Mermaid Silver in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Stella, Silver in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Bubo from Clash of the Titans (Owl Automation) Bronze in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Lagertha, Shieldmaiden Bronze in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Oktoberfest Maiden Bronze in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Sorceress with Tapestry Bronze in Sci/Fi Fantasy
Dark Phoenix Bronze in Super Heroes/Villians
Since it is the start of a new year, I thought I’d mention some of the more memorable Conventions and Modeling Contests that I attended last year.
In September I attended JerseyFest. This convention was AWESOME. Lots of friendly folks, lots of great classes and seminars. All of the artists attending shared tips and tricks and were all around friendly people. I also did a demo on small scale miniature painting.
This is a show well worth attending! Next year’s dates are set for August 1st through August 3rd. If you want to know more about their show, or info for next years show, you can find out more here:
From the JerseyFest contest the result of my entries were:
Best Figure – 2nd Place for Hocus Pocus
Best Female Figure for my Sophie Trophy.
Gold for my Sophie Trophy
Gold for my Bourbon Sophie
Gold for Melisandre
Silver for Hocus Pocus
Silver for my Daisy Fairy
Silver for Mordred
Bronze for my Dark Maiden
Bronze for my Predator Bust
In May, I attended Wonderfest. This convention is always fun to attend and focuses primarily on garage kits, horror and larger scale model kits.
The wonderfest web site is here:
Best Steampunk, Steampunk Tinkerbell. This specialty award was sponsored by Aperture 360s and was a wonderfully well done hand-made trophy. It even has moving gears!
Silver in the Fantasy Category, Anastasia
Silver in the Horror Figures Category, Jahenna
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Cersei & Her Ladies
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Hannah
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Odila with Freehand Base
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Odila with Ruins
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Lady Geneve with Arch
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Hocus Pocus
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Melisandre
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Mardi Gras Sophie
Bronze in the Fantasy Category,Seraphine Le Roux
Bronze in the Fantasy Category,Titan Master
Merit in the Fantasy Category, Mordred
Merit in the Humor & Super Deformed, Order of the Stick Belkar Bitterleaf
Here’s hoping everyone out there has an awesome and wonderful Christmas!
I will be demoing various painting techniques at JerseyFest on Friday, September 13th and then demoing for the rest of the weekend out of the Morland Studios vendor booth.
I will also be judging the Morland Studios sponsored award, “Best Fictional Miniature” in the Modeling Contest. This award has a cash prize of $100.00 for first place, $50.00 for 2nd, and $50.00 for 3rd place. The size restriction is 15mm to 120mm and can be either a figure, bust or vehicle.
More info on JerseyFest can be found here:
I am very late in posting this, but better late than never. These are the more memorable conventions and modeling/painting contests that I attended in 2012.
On May 4th-5th, I attended the 2012 Gulf Coast Model and Figure Expo and ran a demo class on Saturday. The show started Friday with a bad movie night (think Mystery Science Theater 2k!) followed by a full Saturday of seminars, vendors and, of course, their painting contest. This convention was a lot of fun to attend and had a fairly large turnout for their show and painting contest.
From the contest, the results of my entries were:
Best Fantasy Subject, Beauty & The Bot
Best Gaming Miniature
Silver, Zeus & Periphas
Silver, Spy vs Spy Frogs
Silver, My entire gaming entry display
Also in May, I attended Wonderfest and had a blast. If you don’t know what Wonderfest is, it is, as they say, “THE annual expo for model and toy collectors of s-f, horror & comics subjects–especially plastic kits & garage kits”. There is a ton of things to do from demos, lectures, vendors, The Amazing Model Contest, movies, after hours events, and much more. It’s a must see show if you are into larger kits and builds.
I took six models and entered the Amazing Model Contest:
Gold in the Fantasy Category, Zeus & Periphas
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Sophie Trophy
Bronze in the Fantasy Category, Dark Maiden
Merit in the Humor Category, “My Hero”