Monday, August 18, 2014

Thumbs up for GenCon

The Return has begun.  The Circo Train back to Chicago rolled in, and the unpacking process is under way!  That's gonna take a while.

Let's step back in time, however, to the start of GenCon.  As you know, it was my first time attending.  In some ways, I knew what to expect.  In others, I had no clue at all.  I had been told about the size of the venue, the hordes of people, and so on.

I brought a lot of stuff with me, including the Siege Train!!!

Cathy has a dramatic moment descending the glorious staircase of the Omni Hotel.

The view from inside the convention center.

I wanted to get a start on some of my Holy Orders bases...

Learning what the icon of that faction looked like, and putting it to memory.

A number of wonderful concept artworks showing future factions of Wild West Exodus.  One of them is the Confederate Rebellion.

Showing a few sets of Wild West bases next to each other.

I love painting on my new palettes.  Yes, that is the left over non-stick backing of the DVD labels!  I have 1300 pages and counting!!!

We also had the Wayward Eight on display.  I painted 'River" while I was at the booth.

Still can't wait to do the Worbla armor to complete the costume.

The Holy Orders symbols take shape with some additional highlights.

The second base is almost complete!

It's been a while since I was able to work with highly saturated warmer blues.

Yes!  The Holy Orders exist!  But not for long, as eager players quickly snapped them up.  At some point, my Holy O's will have a home on these bases...


  1. Wonderful stuff....including the cap! Wish I could have been there in person as I would have loved to have said hello. Hopefully, one day!

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    1. There were plush monsters. They were getting up to mischief in the room. And they found some new friends!!

  3. I hope you were able to have fun, your photos are great as well as your painting!