World Model Expo 2014 Stresa - Part 7
Sunday saw the end of the 2014 World Model Expo and it has been truly awesome seeing all these amazingly inspiring miniatures, meeting up with old friends from around the world and making new ones!
After a late Saturday night, Sunday started off slow. It was great to have a chance to go back and re-visit some favorite entries again for a second look, or pick up some last minute miniatures from the sales stands. Or just hide out somewhere dark and quiet and try to fight off your hangover. :P
This year there were more entries than ever before, we heard that there were nearly 5 000 pieces entered into the competition by almost a 1 000 modelers!
Needless to say, Sunday ended in a big prize ceremony for all of the winning modelers.
The competition was extremely tough. With most of the world’s top miniature painters present, a lot of truly exquisite miniatures didn’t even make the first cut, let alone win a medal! There were so many fantastic pieces that would have easily won ‘best of show’ at a regional miniature expo, but weren’t even mentioned in the closing ceremony at Stresa!
When the time came for the ceremony to begin you could almost feel the excitement in the air as people waited in nervous anticipation for the results…
This time it was Max who brought home another trophy to add to the Stockholm Warpaint family treasure chest – a silver medal for his miniatures in the Fantasy Master Painting Category!
To bring home a silver was the perfect cherry on top of a completely awesome weekend filled with friends and amazing miniatures. Congratulations to all the winners and we hope to see you all again next time! :)