Happy, happy, joy, joy! Two wonderful surprises arrived in the mail today.
First off, my copy of CoolMiniOrNot Annual 2011 arrived. Yup, that's the correct year. As a matter of fact, I had to double-check the copies I already owned to make sure I wasn't ordering a duplicate. On top of that, I couldn't remember if I had made it into the book or not. Turns out I did! Twice!
CMON tweaked the format for the book this year. The photos are larger, I think. Which is both good and bad. It puts my minis under a microscope. Shudder.
Here are my Pirate Goblins by Freebooter's Fate (the three photos in the column on the left). I'm surprised they left out the Goblin Mariner, which I thought was one of the stronger pieces, but, hey, I'm not complaining!
And here is Defiance! (lower right) -- the piece that won Best in Show at the NOVA Open and won me airfare to the upcoming Adepticon 2013, paid for by CMON themselves, so that I can compete in the Crystal Brush.
I won't be featured in 2012, unfortunately. My one submission, my Freebooter's Fate Brotherhood of Assassins crew, missed the threshold by 0.1! Oh well, I hope my new diorama that I plan to paint for Adepticon will make the grade for 2013.
And on top of all of that, the postman also brought my new photo backgrounds, by Hangar 18 Minis. Now I can prepare pics for CMON like the professionals do.