One of the great things about the Wargaming hobby is that it has so many facets. For some the most important part of the hobby is the actual playing of the battles, the fun for them being in the pitting of their wits against an opponent whilst also battling ‘Lady Luck’ who so often seems to be on holiday when you need her most…
For others it is ensuring accuracy in the battles that they play, some wanting to re-enact the battle so that it comes out as in history, whilst others want to try out some ‘What If’ scenarios or to see if they could have done better than the general of the day.
Then there is the creation of the scenery, this being a really important issue if you want to have a realistic looking battlefield. This area is of course closely related to the issue of building and painting the models we play with. By the way, there are many people who build tanks or soldiers and that never intend to ‘play’ with them, their hobby being to re-create a model or a scene that all will marvel at and love to look at.
Competitions like the one detailed here are for those hobbiests that want to create stunning looking models (something that is way beyond me by the way). so if you feel like having a go, read on!!
CMON Expo is 2 months away. Each week it gets a little closer. And each week we give you another look at all the awesome things that’ll be happening. This week’s update lets you in on the Painting Contest, as well as a bio of special guest Bobby Jackson, plus we’ve filled out the Special Guest page to show all the great people we’ll have at the show.
From the announcement:
Welcome to another CMON Expo Update! It’s hard to believe that Expo is still 2 months away! Or, conversely, Expo is only 2 months away! As is our custom, we’ve got another announcement about the great events and guests we’ve got coming to the show.
This week, we’ve got the announcement about and rules for our Painting Competition, a profile feature on another special guest, and a list of all the guests we’ll be having at the show!
First up, we have our Painting Competition.
(image courtesy of tabletopgaming news)
2014 winning entry from Rhonda Bender, ‘Maybe I Should Have Bought Some Armor’
Our Expo’s painting competition is a Road to Crystal Brush contest. Bring out your best work for the public, and our panel of judges, to see. The top overall winner will receive his or her choice of $100 in CMoN gift credit, or round-trip airfare to compete at the Crystal Brush Awards 2016, during AdeptiCon, in Chicago!
Submission deadline is 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. Complete category descriptions, entry procedure, and rules are available here.
The ceremony for painting competition and FrankenFest awards will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 21.
Contest is open to people age 14 and up.