Scale Model Challenge
This coming October, I’m going to attend my first in person competition, which will also be my first international show. It’s Scale Model Challenge, located in Eindhoven, NL.
We do have some shows here in Sweden, and we have gaming conventions but nothing that compares to the big Euro (or the US for that matter) shows when looking at the painting aspect. This is something I have wanted to do for many years, so I’m very excited that it’s finally happening. The rooms are booked and the tickets will be bought soon.
I think this is going to be a great experience and an even better opportunity to meet and talk to other painters and hopefully get some valuable advice for the coming years.
- As I see it, there are some points that make Scale Model Challenge more interesting for me:
- It’s quite cheap to fly there and the rooms are at a reasonable level.
- It’s a growing show that, from what I’ve read, keeps improving quite fast.
- They have both a welcome and goodbye dinners you can attend, on the Saturday and Sunday
- I think there’s a 10-year anniversary party planned in a pub at the hotel. I don’t remember where I read that, though.
- A good amount of vendors that will make my wallet have nightmares for a long time. Last year there were 116 different vendors.
- Workshops, they haven’t announced them yet but I’m planning on attending some if I can.
- The competition seems to be both at a high standard and well organised.
- It’s in the Netherlands. It’s a very nice country that I like a lot.
I’ve started planning what to paint for the competition and I managed to narrow it down to two possible miniatures, The Last Mercenary by Nuts! Planet and Jigoku Dayu’s Dreams by Nelya Vitvitska.
Both of them are great miniatures but it was, in the end, an easy choice to make. I like painting female skin more than the male counterpart and I think that I’m better at it as well so I’m going with Jigoku Dayu’s Dreams. For me, that miniature was the best miniature released last year.
I’m going to do my very best to finish more than one entry but we’ll see how it goes.