Miniatures Painting

Miniature Painting at Soonercon

Whether you’re a veteran painter or never picked up a brush, there’s something for everyone with miniature figure painting at SoonerCon! Enjoy free painting events in the game room, enter the coveted miniature painting competition, or attend a workshop to level up your skills.

Click any of the categories below to learn more.

    Miniatures Painting Workshops

    New to miniature painting? Or want to pick up some fresh tips and skills? New this year, SoonerCon is offering miniature painting workshops taught by veteran painters.

    Due to space limitations and materials, these workshops have an additional fee.

    Course descriptions and registration info coming soon.

    Sponsored by Reaper Miniatures.

    Miniatures Painting Competition

    Prize Categories:

    • Small Miniature – 32mm base or smaller
    • Large Miniature – 40mm base or larger
    • Mecha/Vehicle – Any vehicle, mech, or mechanical construct.
    • Open – This category is to catch any model that doesn’t fit in the first three. This includes busts and dioramas.
    • Best in Show – This award is given to the contestant who exhibits unparalleled excellence in painting across all judging criteria, across all competitor categories in the competition. The winner of the Best in Show award is the recipient of the competition grand prize (one prize).

    Judging/Scoring Criteria:

    • Brush Control (accuracy of brush strokes and paint application)
    • Color Palette (appropriate use of colors for style of miniature you have entered)
    • Use of Advanced Techniques (blending, basing, conversion, etc.)

    Registration Requirements:

    Bring your contest entries to the Art Show and ask for the signup sheet.

    • All participants must have a SoonerCon 30 membership.
    • All participants will select a category for each piece when entering the competition.
    • Participants will be allowed to enter one piece per category (small, large, mecha, and open).
    • All participants must have their pieces registered and on display in the Art Show before Saturday, June 25th at 5 p.m.
    • Judging will take place Saturday evening.
    • All participants must pick up their miniatures from the Art Show before 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26th.


    Prizes are provided by Game HQ and Reaper Miniatures and will be based on the number of entrants.

    Paint and Take

    Reaper Miniatures and CAV: strike Operatyions are hosting free Paint and Take in the SoonerCon game room. Take a seat, grab a blank miniature figure and brush, and begin painting. You can take your mini home with you for free!

    Supplies provided by Reaper Miniatures.

    Speed Paint Competition

    In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors each have 45 minutes to complete a figure provided. How detailed can you get? Winners can move on to further competition with prizes awarded in the final event Saturday.

    Prizes provided by Reaper Miniatures.

    Sophie Says

    With Sophie Says you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Sophie Says.” You may have to stand up or use only green or paint the figure of the person to your left. There’s no telling what Sophie might say!

    Supplies provided by Reaper Miniatures.

    Miniatures Painting Competition Hall of Fame

    SoonerCon 28 Miniatures Painting Winners

    Best in Show

    • Alex Manderfeld

    Small Figure: (28mm or smaller)

    • Drew Richardson
    • Robert Henderson
    • Michelle Morson

    Large Figure: (30 mm or larger or large base)

    • Matthew Cavanaugh
    • Robert Henderson
    • Drew Richardson


    • Robert Henderson
    • Toby McIntire
    • Billy Caldwell

    SoonerCon 27 Miniatures Painting Winners

    Best of Show

    • Matthew Cavanaugh

    Category: Small (28mm or smaller)

    • 1st Alexandra Manderfeld and Colby Savell
    • 2nd Nick Johnson
    • 3rd Michelle Morson

    Category: Large (30 mm or larger or large base)

    • 1st Matthew Cavanaugh
    • 2nd Drew Richardson
    SoonerCon 28 Miniatures Painting Best in Show WInner

    Alex Manderfeld, SoonerCon 28 Miniatures Painting Best in Show Winner

    SoonerCon 28 Miniatures Painting Best in Show WInner

    Miniatures Painting Sponsored by

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    Hours of Operation

    May be subject to change.

    Friday, June 24th

    Operation Hours: 12 pm – 11:30 pm
    Registration: 12 pm – 7 pm
    Exhibitor Hall: 12 pm – 7 pm
    Art Show: 1 pm – 6 pm, 8 pm – 10 pm
    Charity Store: 1 pm – 6 pm, 8 pm – 10 pm
    Gaming: 12 pm – 11 pm
    Friday Night Dance (All Ages): 9 pm – 11:30 pm

    Saturday, June 25th

    Operation Hours: 10 am – 11:30 pm
    Registration: 9 am – 7 pm
    Exhibitor Hall: 10 am – 7 pm
    Art Show: 10 am – 5 pm
    Charity Store: 10 am – 5 pm
    Gaming: 10 am – 11 pm
    Art and Charity Auction: 6 pm
    Masquerade Costume Contest: 8 pm

    Sunday, June 26th

    Operation Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
    Registration: 9 am – 3 pm
    Exhibitor Hall: 10 am – 4 pm
    Art Show: 10 am – 3 pm
    Charity Store: 10 am – 3 pm
    Gaming: 10 am – 4 pm