But enough about that. You're here for photos. Without further ado...
The very first piece I saw when I arrived on Thursday was this awesome diorama. A scene from Dark Age. Great composition and movement. The terrain really sets the scene, too. Love the mud.
A beautiful piece by one of my heroes, Jeremie Bonamant Taboul.
A great idea by Meg Maples. I bet we see more of this kind of idea over the next year.
And I love the little otter archer in the background.
Here are entries that I really enjoyed.
|Another one by Meg Maples|
|A very clever and fun idea by my pal, Elizabeth Beckley|
|I was surprised this one didn't get a trophy. It was phenomenal in person.|
|Very cool to see the art used to make a political statement.|
|Very timely to inspire my upcoming introduction to SAGA. The shields are freehand!|
|By Sam Lenz. Can't go wrong with a Rackham figure. Fantastic work all around.|
|Another by Sam Lenz. The guy sets the bar high for my category!|
|By Caleb Wissenback, who kindly co-judges the Capital Palette.|
|A masterful piece|
The rest of the entries are some of my personal favorites.
|For the forthcoming game, "Twisted". I am already a rabid fanboy of this miniatures line. This piece is by Adam Weller.|
|More "Twisted". This one by Sebastian Archer.|
|This piece really immersed you in the scene. Amazing lighting and detail for the canyon. Great concept and storytelling.|
|Such a cool model. I can't imagine it painted any other way, especially the hard iron look of the engine.|
|Rackham Mid Noir. Autowin in my book. Love the base, too.|
|Incredible work by Justin McCoy, head honcho for Secret Weapon Miniatures and Head Judge for the Capital Palette.|
|Best of Show. The photo doesn't do it justice, of course.|
|Another one by Marike Reimer. Not only did she paint sheer fabric, but she painted a tatoo, seen through the sheer fabric!|
|Another fave by Caleb Wissenback.|
|This was an amazing, rich piece. There was so much to take in.|
|This one is worth two angles.|
|Probably my second favorite.|
And my very favorite piece in the show. As always, I'm a sucker for goblins. And the execution is truly astounding.