MosonShow 2019 and our entries

Many a time we wanted to visit Mosonmagyarovar and participate in the famous MosonShow, and many a time we failed. It was only this year that we finally managed to get there and it was so very worth the effort it took!

Wait, MosonShow? What is it?

For those of you who don’t know it, MosonShow is a big and popular model exhibition, which can boast an impressive number of figures and miniatures. And although they’ve been reaching out to miniature painters for the last few years only, their popularity already attracted many hobbyists, including a significant number of world-class artists.

Examples of entries from MosonShow 2019

At this point we would already want to thank the people who made it possible and easier for us to participate, especially Miklos Bute, who was ready to offer us any help whenever we could need it. Thank you, Miklos!

Our entries

Let me mention that in addition to our own works (Ana’s works, to be more precise ;)) we brought a selection of various models from Mixed Dimensions and had a good chance to present them to visitors. I must admit that the very size of these figures made them stand out quite a bit and they attracted some attention. We’ve been asked about their availability, prices, future releases and, well, they’ve been a great starting point for many cool conversations. 🙂

Here’s a small sample of what we brought and presented there:

Yeah, that’s the selection of models we brought.

Of course it was not all that we had with us. Our main entries were a mix of Ana’s earlier works, not presented in Moson before, and some creative modifications of models from Mixed Dimensions.

I think she will post something more about them later, but here is a quick presentation of what she brought:

That’s my new one. Model from Mixed Dimensions, converted for this altered concept.
A little closeup…
I am sure I’ve shown this one before as it’s not a new model. I stil llike it though 🙂
You may know this one, and we had a very interesting discussion about with Dmitry Fesechko
Now this one is something I only participated in, but that was still possible thanks to our team! 🙂
Can you spot the last entry here? 😉

It was nice to see the original models displayed near their modified versions. This allowed visitors to compare them, and also stirred some additional discussions, which is always great.

Other works and the contest

There was well over 2000 entries in the contest, and probably much more if we include non-contest exhibits. And I must say the overall quality of presented works was, well, pretty impressive. I was particularly excited about all those fantastic dioramas and the little stories they managed to capture.

Remains of an Empire
Another impressive diorama from Paweł Makuch
BOOOM!

In these circumstances we were more than happy to see a number of our works awarded! Our works received the SMC Excellence Award, two bronze awards in master class categories and one silver in a hobby class category. Pretty nice! 🙂

It’s easy to see the scale of the model here 🙂
Now this one is for the winner of the Best of Show award. Well deserved!

But winning awards was not the most important part of the contest for us – we met our old friends, we met some new ones. That’s always the great thing about events like this one – the people who share your passion!

So instead of naming them here and risking that I might forget somebody, let me just tell you that we had a chance to spend some time with the Polish crew again (sorry, the restaurant was too small for us to squeeze in when we arrived, so we didn’t manage to participate in the more international dinner), but also many international artists with whom we managed to chat (sometimes for quite some time) during the exhibition.

Some humor can also add a lot to a model!
Creative ideas go a long way

Yes, we will return!

Or at least that’s the plan. We want to visit as many events as we can manage, but although we planned to participate in SMC this year, it won’t be possible for personal reasons. So the next one is probably Hussar in Warsaw and we definitely want to be there!

Not ours, but so cool that we wanted to share 🙂

So if you’re going to be at the Hussar 2019 (it is its 10th anniversary!), let us know – send us an email, leave a comment or contact us via our Facebook page. We want to be meeting you again – we missed you! 🙂

Still painting…

You know I tried to post here as often as I could. And then I disappeared. No explanation, no warning. My life changed drastically and for two years I was so deeply involved in my work that I could hardly find any time for anything else. I also was pretty limited in what I was allowed and what not. Fortunately recently things have changed and I can start sharing my hobby with you again.

Explanations?

Of course I will explain it all soon, but now I just wanted to prove I am still painting. I haven’t quit, I didn’t change my hobby and I didn’t change my job (well, I kind of did, but it still involves a lot of painting ;)). Those of you who have been following me on instagram, may know a part of what I was doing, but more is coming! 🙂 And let this photo serve as a proof of what I say:

Cyclops from Mixed Dimensions, painting inspired by Warhammer trolls
Cyclops from Mixed Dimensions, painting inspired by Warhammer trolls

More explanations will follow in another post, as there is a lot to tell you about. I don’t even know where to start… So stay tuned for some more news on our Facebook page or just keep checking oiur website 🙂