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Thread: Black Queen Hobby and Miniature Painting Competition 2021

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    Black Queen Hobby and Miniature Painting Competition 2021

    Somehow I doubt any of you from abroad will be able to attend this year due to Covid-19, but I would nonetheless like to invite...

    Dear friends, miniature painters and friends of the hobby in general!

    We invite you to our 15th annual Black Queen Hobby and Miniature Painting Competition!

    In 2021, due to the Covid-19 epidemic, we have some changes in the format of the Black Queen Hobby and Miniature Painting Competition. So what is new and what remains the same?
    First, it will again be held over two days.
    Second, it will again be a part of the bigger @UMS Agram event - Exhibition of Miniatures and Tabletop Terrain „Agram“.
    Third, extra protection for your entries and exhibits that will be exhibited in our new glass cabinets.
    Fourth, six one-hour painting workshops (three per day).
    Fifth, painting booths equipped with paints, brushes, lamps – if the epidemic situation will allow.
    Sixth, there will be a speed painting contest organised each day. One hour to paint a mini.

    The biggest change in the format will be the registration process. For the first time, you will HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER for the event via e-mail. You will then receive the exact time when you need to register at the event (from 8:30 until 11:00). Be there on time, if you are late we can not guarantee your participation in the event! This is to limit the number of people at the venue at the same time.

    1. Black Queen Hobby and Miniature Painting Competition
    As mentioned above, the Black Queen will be held on Feb 27-28 in the Vladimir Horvat Gallery, ZZTK, Trg žrtava fašizma 14, 10.000 Zagreb, Croatia and will be a part of a much bigger event, our annual Exhibition of Miniatures and Tabletop Terrain „Agram“. The Exhibition itself will be open for three weeks form Feb 18 until Mar 07 2021. At the new venue we will be able to provide glass display cases for all the entries (at least reasonably sized ones). Here is a quick run down through categories at this year's event:
    1. Single Miniature (any 28-35mm single miniature)
    2. Mounted and Large Miniature (mounted or large miniatures in 28-35mm scale)
    3. Unit / Squad (unit of 5+ minis (28-35mm), or exceptionally 3+ minis (trolls, ogres etc))
    4. Masterclass (our most prestigious category, anything goes as long as it's a single entry. Previous Masterclass winners can not compete in the first three categories.)
    5. Diorama / Duel (self explanatory, two or more minis locked in combat or in any other interaction on a single base (no limit to the size of the base, if you can bring it, we'll display it!))
    6. Open (anything that isn't covered in the categories above – primarily reserved for dragons, monsters, warmachines, but also scenery etc)
    7. Bust (busts of any size can go in here)
    8. Junior (under 18. The Junior entries will be assigned in the categories above as applicable and will compete with the rest of the entries. However, best three Junior entries in the whole competition will be awarded in Junior category.)
    9. BEST OF SHOW (this is a new category which will be sponsored by UMS „Agram“. All of the entries will be judged by our own Ana Polanšćak and the best entry will be awarded a special prize!)

    Full Rulespack can be found here:

    2. Painting Workshops
    The layout of the venue at the Vladimir Horvat Gallery makes it possible to hold several workshops throughout the weekend. Therefore, there will be three one-hour workshops on Saturday after the official opening of the competition and three on Sunday before the awards ceremony. The themes of the workshops and the names of the tutors will be announced at a later date. We wanted to provide as many workshops to all the visitors, competitiors and miniature painters so we decided not to hold several workshops at the same time. This year, the workshops will be held in the cinema hall in the basement. The tutor's work will be filmed with a camera and projected on the projection screen in the hall. That way the social distancing can be maintained. Also, this setup means the workshops will be capped at 10 people so registrations for the workshops will also take place. Once each workshop is announced, you will be able to register for each of them.

    3. Painting Booths
    Besides the workshops, we will provide several painting booths so the visitors and competitiors can paint some minis at the event as well! The booths will be equipped with acrylic paints, brushes, lamps and other tools needed to fully enjoy our hobby. All you need to do is bring your unpainted miniatures. However, this may not be possible to hold due to the epidemic, but so far we are planning they will take place.

    4. Speed Painting Contests
    There will be a speed painting contest organised each day. Participants (up to 10 each day) will have an hour to assemble and paint a single miniature. Like painting booths, these are planned but they may not be possible to be organised due to the epidemic measures at the time of the event.

    5. Exhibition of Miniatures and Tabletop Terrain „Agram“
    The Black Queen Hobby and Miniature Painting Competition will be held as a part of a larger club event, Exhibition of Miniatures and Tabletop Terrain „Agram“ so all the visitors and competitiors will be able to take a look at 18 years of UMS Agram history. In the glass cabinets, there will be numerous miniatures and tabletop scenery made and painted by our members and attendees of our Terrain and Miniature Painting Workshops.

    6. Vendor area
    If the epidemic situation allows, there will be a vendor area at the venue where you will be able to purchase miniatures and hobby material on the spot.

    The pre-registrations will be open until 20th of February !
    Pre-registration must be sent via e-mail:
    Pre-registration must include the name of the participant(s), contact e-mail or GSM number.
    Each person coming the the registrations bringing the models must send his/her own pre-registration. If a person is bringing models of other people, his pre-registration is enough. However, a single person may not send pre-registrations for his/hers club/team mates who intend to bring the models themselves. This ensures we know EXACTLY how many people will be present at the registration.

    See you in February!
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    great effort to try and hold this mate, hope it goes well, one day I might make it there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darklord View Post
    great effort to try and hold this mate, hope it goes well, one day I might make it there!
    cheers mate, I hope you do :)

    we'll see how much of the side events we'll be able to hold. The competition itself shouldn't be a problem - as the exhibitions as such are allowed (and have been even in the strongest lockdowns here).
    Workshops, painting booths and speed painting contests are in question though. But we go on as if everything will be possible, it is always possible to cancel on friday night before the event
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    There will be plenty of activites during Black Queen H&MPC (epidemic situation allowing, of course).
    First of those is:

    Sculpting 101 Workshop

    Date and time:
    Saturday 27. February 2021, 12:30-13:30

    Ana Polanšćak

    The Workshop will cover modelling of three separate textures:

    • chainmail

    Those three textures are the most common when converting or even assembling your fantasy, SF and historical miniatures. Ana will show her method using two-component epoxies (like Green Stuff, Miliput etc.).

    Due to the epidemic measures we can only accommodate 10 participants so the registration is obligatory. Your registration should be sent to (title: Registration BQ Sculpting).

    Croatian and English

    ANA POLANŠĆAK - Born in 1991 in Zagreb. Member of UMS Agram since 2007. She has been the project manager of the club's Terrain Workshop since 2013 and the club librarian since 2014. She used to write for the miniature magazines Figure Painter Magazine and Initiative Magazine (UK) and has been the editor of miniature magazine 28 Mag since 2018. She has won numerous medals at the Black Queen Hobby and the Miniature Painting Competition, the Zagreb Modeler Cup Crna Kraljica, and the second and third place (2013 and 2015) at the Rotten Harvest Competition. She is the author of the blog Gardens of Hecate.
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