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War Griffon
18-08-2011, 09:34 PM
For those that are unaware the World Expo takes place every 3 years and changes country each time, 3 years ago it was in Girona, Spain just outside Barcelona, 3 years before that I believe it was in the States and this year it is in Montraux, Switzerland.

A spectacular event to say the least with people attending from all over the world and many look forward to this as much as they do Euro-Militaire. Officially starting tomorrow and running all weekend a lot of people arrive early (like 2 or 3 days early!!) this means that coverage of the event started yesterday and there are 3 videos available to view as well as an album of some of the early competition entries. The competition is slightly different to what most people are used to as when a person enters they are judged on their actual display, all models are judged but only the best of that persons display will get an award if it is worthy (unless they have changed the rules)

Anyway enough of my rambling, the first of the photos can be found HERE (https://picasaweb.google.com/104859271784963373342/WorldExpo2011#) and the video's marked as Mercredi 17.2 and Jeudi 18 showing some of what is going on can be found HERE (http://www.figurines-tv.com/kws/index.php)

I will update this thread over the weekend as more photos become available :smile:

Wish I was there the scenary and weather looks fantastic

Darklord
18-08-2011, 09:36 PM
wish I was there too! thanks for the updates mate

kdlynch
18-08-2011, 09:39 PM
some really nice work there. i particularly like the two dio's with fences seen via your first link; one poignant, the other full of action. :)

Captain Sprout
18-08-2011, 11:09 PM
I had thought about going but the other half's holidays are all at set intervals (difference with working in all this internationally subsidised employment methinks!) so it wasn't the right weeks. Lovely place though!

RogerB
19-08-2011, 09:42 AM
Wish I could have gone. Oh well.

War Griffon
19-08-2011, 11:17 PM
Got to love this piece from the latest video's

http://www.20min.ch/dyim/c64bf0/B.M600,1000/images/content/3/1/2/31276509/9/topelement.jpg

There is 4 video's al together from today's events 19, 19.2, 19.3 and 20 all can be found HERE (http://www.figurines-tv.com/kws/index.php)

Enjoy :biggrin:

War Griffon
21-08-2011, 11:37 PM
Rest of the video's are up including the speed painting competition which was different to say the least because they could only paint for so long with one item before it was changed, at one stage they were not allowed to paint with a brush so one girl used her own hair!!!

Anyway video's are HERE (http://www.figurines-tv.com/kws/)

Best of Show were as follows:
BOS Fantasy: M. Kontraros
BOS Histo : Bill Horan

Naoned has put together a list of all the links he has found with coverage of the event HERE (http://www.chevaliers-du-centaure.org/?Les_evenements:Annee_2011:World_Expo_2011) and are at the bottom of the page.

I have to admit I love that deck of cards.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f47/slardy/IMG_5787-1.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f47/slardy/IMG_5786-1.jpg

Captain Sprout
22-08-2011, 12:03 AM
I agree, they are standout and he has some other amazing minis on his site too;

http://www.mkontraros.com/site/page/gallery/id/3

War Griffon
22-08-2011, 03:33 PM
A few more photos of the BOS Fantasy piece.

Tattoo work on the enslaved Queen is really nice.

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Dr. Willett's Workshop
24-08-2011, 10:14 AM
I agree, they are standout and he has some other amazing minis on his site too;

http://www.mkontraros.com/site/page/gallery/id/3

His sculpting is amazing.

War Griffon
24-08-2011, 10:40 AM
Some more photos from one of the clubs that attended, it is a Facebook gallery but you don't need to have an account to view it. Stunning work and if this is what Crystal Brush are trying to attract to the States they have a very long way to go LINK (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.221701231211665.47388.171129899602132&l=dfb59d7e6c&type=1&closeTheater=1)

Some of the entries were at Euro-Militaire last year but at this standard it is always nice to see them again :biggrin:

Captain Sprout
24-08-2011, 11:14 PM
Fantastic body of work.

Whets the appetite for Euro too!

Fet
26-08-2011, 11:31 AM
Hi everyone - a few pics I snapped while I was over there. Best miniature event I've ever been to! Rest of the photos are here. (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/) I picked up highly commended in both fantasy and historical advanced painting categories, so I'm extremely pleased with myself. Next time, I'm hoping to grab silvers. Well, that's the plan, anyway...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01846.jpg
Conrad, Seb, Weisern, Kaiten and myself, enjoying a late night drink.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01841.jpg
Bill Horan's transport solution for his Best in Show - a cardboard box held together with tape and secured with string, later put into a duffel bag. He's been going to events for years, so I assume he knows what he's doing, but it had me in stitches watching him do it while everyone else had solid wood cases with reinforced edges and corners...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01822.jpg
My historical piece right next to Rusto's selection. I had a minor geekgasm when I realised.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01756.jpg
And my fantasy selection next to Picster's, including his sword-winning piece...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01824.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01819.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01815.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01800.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01794.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01781.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01779.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01775.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01765.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/amasafet/world%20expo%202011/DSC01757.jpg

RogerB
26-08-2011, 02:03 PM
Congratulations, Fet and thanks for the photos. really nice work, wish I could have gone.

Captain Sprout
26-08-2011, 06:04 PM
Congrats on the awards and thanks for sharing the pics too..looks fantastic.

Captain Sprout
27-08-2011, 04:11 PM
Some more good pics to enjoy.

https://picasaweb.google.com/106282465080836034987/ExpoFinal?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNuI5oeRpL2lTA&feat=directlink

War Griffon
27-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Damn I am so going to the next one in 3 years time.

Thanks CS photos are brilliant :biggrin:

RogerB
27-08-2011, 09:41 PM
Thanks, CS. Gotta love the baby alien vs baby predator. :lol:

shanerozzell
27-08-2011, 11:45 PM
Brilliant pics, thanks for posting them CS:smile: