2012 Conventions & Modeling Contests

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"

 

In November I attended Gatorcon, which was well run and loads of fun.

 I ended up with 7 first places, 2 second places, 6 third places and Best Figure.

Some of the notable figures were:

Best Figure & 1st place in Fantasy under 74mm Category, Raccoon Thief

1st place in the Bust Category, Alien Bust

1st place in the Fantasy over 74mm Category, Dark Maiden

1st place in the Wargaming Non-Human Category, Phoenix

1st place in the Wargaming Human Category, Manhunter

1st place in the Vignette Category, Spy vs Spy Frogs

2nd place in the Wargaming Non-human Category, Dryad

2nd place in the Fantasy under 74mm Category, Melisandre

3rd place in the Wargaming Human Category, Anushka

3rd place in the Wargaming Non-Human Category, Gauntfield Scarecrow

3rd place in the Fantasy under 74mm Category, Tinkerbell

3rd place in the Historical over 74mm Category, Zeus & Periphas

3rd place in the Diorama Category, Basti Bath

3rd place in the Bust Category, Kiggins Bust