Monday, August 22, 2011

World Expo 2011

I don't really want to talk about this event because I didn't go and fills my heart with tremendous envy... but I really can't ignore it:



This weekend, the most important event of historial miniatures has taken place, whe World Expo, celebrated every 3 years, and this time, in Montreux, Switzerland. It has also a section of Fantasy where the best artists of the world compete.

The Best of Show of the event went to Bill Horan, one of the most classic artists in historical miniatures, and also part of the organization, a fact that will be very much commented for sure.

In the fantasy part, the Best of Show went to M. Kontraros for an amazing display of busts representing cards, the Ace, the King, the Queen and the Jack, and of course, the Joker, which has just assasinated the King and taken his place. Take a look at this photos made by our friend arkira (from the Spanish Team forum):






And there has been massive success of our representatives from Spain. Alfonso Giraldes (Banshee), Diego Esteban (Dieguete), Javie González (Arsies), his wife Cris, Alex Varela (Iguazzu), Julio Cabos, Jesús Martin, arkira... what an amazing representation we have! Congratulations to all. I am really looking forward to seeing their works, specially the one made by Banshee and Dieguete, a duel between two space marines in 54 mm scale.

Meanwhile, check out this massive gallery for many pics of the WE:

https://picasaweb.google.com/116330813403435962204/WorldExpoMontreux2011#

And also, don't forget about the work of Marjin Van Gils, a perfect example of how to mix miniatures and art (again, photos from arkira). This dioramas were very difficult to photograph because of Marjin's particular use of perspective and miniatures:






Shit!!! I missed it all!!!

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