Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Adepticon 2014 - Part 1 - Crystal Brush

So, exciting news.  I won a Crystal Brush!  Yay!  And a second Crystal Brush!!  Woo-hoo!!!

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.


  1. Congrats on your piece!

    Thanks for sharing the photos, an amazing collection artwork!

  2. Thank you, Naiconn! Glad to hear you enjoyed the photo gallery. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Great blog post. Looking forward to next year. Shade's can you post some of your winning miniatures?

    1. Thanks, Lincoln! I had a great time as always hanging out with you guys at Adepticon. Next year, I would like to play in the doubles tournament again.

      The post before this one shows photos that I took of my entries, the night before traveling up to Adepticon. You're right, though, maybe I should post the "official" photos, too.


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