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”