Sunday, 12 May 2019

Euro Miniature Expo 2019

It has been a thoroughly splendid day here in the South East of England, made all the more enjoyable for spending it with my good friend the 'Provost Marshal'.  We decided to take in the Euro Miniature Expo in Folkestone.  After a fortifying breakfast we made our way to the venue and immersed ourselves in the variety of exquisitely painted miniatures that varied greatly in genre in scale.  This is the first time that I have been to the show since it has had a change of sponsorship.  I think it would be fair to say that it was down on both entries and traders, but still retained a quality that make it a great day out.

Below, then, are just some of the examples of the work that caught my eye.  Whilst I marvel at the amazing brushwork and the sheer impossibility of the skill on display, I find it so inspiring to see these pieces.  There might have been fewer examples on display, but my word they were impressive!

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a good time Michael, and thanks for showing some truly inspirational work.

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    1. Just what was needed a great breakfast and a lovely catch up.

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  2. Lovely models Michael.Very nice inspiration.Thankyou very much.

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  3. Lots of lovely eye candy, well out of my ability zone. I once went to Euro Militaire in Deal and in one of the painting demos the painter was highlighting an eyeball on a 54mm figure. I realised then that I wasn't going to achieve greatness in the painting field.

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    1. What a brilliant story Phil. Like you I am resigned to the fact that I will never win a gold medal. :(

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  4. Stunning figures! Makes you sick though looking at how well everything's painted.

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    1. I used to think the same Ray, but happy to now accept that my jaded eyes are never going to allow me to get anyway near this standard. Lovely to drool over though.

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful day out. So many to admire. I loved the one with the WWII German helicopter on a Japanese carrier flightdeck. There's a nice little narrative behind that one.

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  6. Wow, so many beautiful paintjobs - more art than anything else. Not sure I'd ever have the patience to attempt or learn to that standard. LOL

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  7. Thanks for sharing these fantastic pieces again this year Michael! Looks to have been another excellent year of entries.

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  8. What a collection of eye-watering goodness, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh wow, what a marvelous display of craftsmanship and miniatures painted by skilled artists.
    Thank you very much for sharing these!
    I'm so glad you managed to take such high quality pictures.

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  10. Thanks for posting this. While I love where I live, there are some disadvantages to living at the literal ends of the earth, and the relative scarcity of shows of this kind would be one. So nice to see work of this quality.

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  11. Thanks for the tour. Very nice modeling.

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  12. So much hard work and talent on display. Thank you for sharing Michael.

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  13. Great stuff! Good to see you got inspired, it will mean you in turn will surely inspire us in the future ;-)

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  14. Ooof, these make me want to hang up my brushes... lovely works.

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  15. As always, a pleasure to spend a few hours in your company. The added black pudding was an inspired choice for the Django's "full English" breakfast. We must remember to get a bank loan to pay for the lunch-time pint!!!

    Nice to see Murat in the photos ;-)

    Cheers,

    Rich

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  16. Excellent. Some fine work to inspire there

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  17. Thanks for sharing the pictures. So many wonderful pieces and great ideas. Very inspiring! Cheers, Karl

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