Saturday, January 31, 2015

CanCon 2015 not really a report

Well over the Australia day long weekend I zoomed off to Canberra for the annual pilgrimage. This time though I decided to do some painting and modelling classes rather than a competition or a demo game. I don’t know why I just did not get inspired by anything on offer and that is no slur on the brilliant games on offer.

Infinity table pro built

Sword and Shield a new game that I am keen to see played

Infinity table

Infinity table again

Infinity table what can be done with the insides of an aluminium case

Infinity table

Infinity table and aquarium plants

Infinity table

One of the new mats....expensive $90.00 or so?? for Infinity
I ended up doing a fantasy tower build with Owen Top of Terrain for Hippos fame, nice chap, great terrain and I even picked up a genuine Hippo Topiary from his previous terrain classes. I’ll show this one off when I have it on a board with minis.
Owen's tower, mine is a mere shadow but I was happy.
Tried to learn how to paint faces with Meg Maples, great teacher dodgy student but with everything it takes effort.
Meg's work on faces

More of Meg's work not mine.............I wonder why I don't show my efforts?
I also did some speed painting tutorials with Luke from The Sound of Machines miniature painting service and Steve King from????? Tank weathering and Zenithal highlighting and using either oil wash shades or glaze/wash painting techniques were excellent ways to get good looking minis on the table in a more reasonable time period than what I am used to doing so much to be emulated here.
Luke's early effort
The technique pushed further
More gunk than you can poke a stick at

Lots of track gunk, but you should have seen the final product a day or so later wow. Now I have to do this for my 15mm tanks.
Lots to buy at CanCon but I did not go berserk, but I did pick up an assortment of Infinity second hand, the new Perry Agincourt boxed set and a nice Arnhem bridge from Eureka minis.
Had a great time and will be back next year. What to play what to paint what to do???
Nice skink from the painting competition

I only dream of this standard

These successor really caught my eye
Speed painting Competition with a twist


Sun of York said...

I didn't make it this year, but good to see a few photos. Thanks.

Paul O'G said...

Nice report mate, can't believe its been a year since I met you at CanCon!

I'm hoping to be back in the country for CanCon 2016 so look forward to seeing you again then. I fact, I think its high time we had an Aussie Bloggers get together...and a few beers too!

chris said...

Nice to hear from you both and yep it would be good for a few Bloggers to unite at CanCon, and excuse for beer and dice chucking.