Corvus' Miniatures

Painted sf & fantasy miniatures by Gerrie Schenck

Scale Model Challenge 2012 coverage - part 2: the competition

Read part 1 here.
Part 3 is here.

The painting competition at SMC 2012 was great in every aspect: a very big and full area, hundreds of entries in 25 categories, loads of special trophies and an overall level which was very high. The award ceremony took about 1 hour! Only downside to this was that not all winning entries were projected on the screen, only the gold medal winners. Understandably, because this huge event is the work of only one club of dedicated people. I'm very impressed by the entire organisation, not only the painting competition.



Like I said in my previous post this is a scale modeling event, so the better part of the categories were for military scale models, historical busts, large scale figures, etc. I was really blown away when I checked the table with the various tank entries, literally a sea of tanks :)



I'm not going to post all the pictures of the historical entries here, this doesn't really target the audience of my blog and there are already a lot of galleries on the web with good pictures of these categories. If you haven't found any yet don't worry I am compiling a link collection for you.

But there were some non-sf/fantasy things which caught my eye, for example this diorama which seems to be based on an historical photograph which is pictured on the base:



Airplanes and helicopters, remind me of my childhood days when I used to glue together these plastic kits :)



And those flats still intrigue me :)






And then the large scale categories...




...with realistic entries...



and funny ones:



Ok now some pictures of what you came for, I think there were 3 or 4 categories for sf and fantasy stuff.

Enjoy! :)
































Continue to part 3!

4 comments:

M R Lee said... @ October 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Great collection of photos! Agreed that the talent was quite high there! Recognize a few of them from other bloggers as well, which is really cool. Thanks for this!

Anonymous said... @ October 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Great report & cool pix. Thx for sharing.
Always interested to hear how people experience our show.

Cheers,

Robert

el zorro said... @ October 20, 2012 at 4:47 PM

very nice.

do you have any idea what line the two spear-wielding damsels in the middle are from? (photo 30 of 40)

Corvus said... @ October 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

@el zorro: left one by Origen Art http://origenart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/el-final-de-la-batalla.html Right one by Morland Studio http://morlandstudios.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30&products_id=882. Thanks to my Facebook fans for the info :)

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