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Miniatures Painting
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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 spring 2023.

    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 31 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, July 1st 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, July 2nd.

    Prizes:

    Prizes to be announced.

    Paint and Take

    Take a seat, grab a blank miniature figure and brush, and begin painting. You can take your mini home with you for free!

    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.

    Miniatures Painting Competition Hall of Fame

    SoonerCon 30 Miniatures Painting Winners

    Best in Show

    Courtney Mesi, Eben

    Small Figure

    (32mm base or smaller)

    1st – Amber Hannaken, Wolfy McCree
    2nd – Audra Lynn, My Little Flaming Pony
    3rd – Trevor Roach, Undead Bannermen

    Large Figure

    (40mm base or larger)

    1st – Tony Boetjer, Midnight Stroll
    2nd – Trevor Roach, Lisbeth
    3rd – Aaron Wilkerson, Faceless

    Mecha / Vehicle

    1st – Trevor Roach, Justice
    2nd – Deven Devore, Broadside
    3rd – Audra Lynn, Rat Trap

    Open

    (This category is to catch any model that doesn’t fit in the first three. This includes busts and dioramas.)

    1st – Trevor Roach, Justice
    2nd – Deven Devore, Broadside
    3rd – Audra Lynn, Rat Trap

    Merz Eben and her winning mini, SoonerCon 30 Minis Painting Best in Show Winner

    Courtney Mesi, SoonerCon 30 Miniatures Painting Best in Show Winner

    Tony Boetjer and their winning mini, SoonerCon 30 Minis Painting Large Figure Winner

    Tony Boetjer, SoonerCon 30 Miniatures Painting Large Figure Winner

    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

    Mecha

    • Robert Henderson
    • Toby McIntire
    • Billy Caldwell
    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

    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

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