CaptainCon 2015: Draconic Awards

July 22nd, 2015

Captain Con 2015, that I helped Kickstart at the Captains level, has come and gone and I returned home with some painting awards. Which helps make up for my 1-3 record in the standard issue tournament.

The Draconic Awards ran the painting competition at CaptainCon.  I was interested to see how my work would be judged outside of a PP sponsored competition. Like the P3 competition at Lock & Load, the Draconic Awards had merit-based awards, where models are judged independently of each other and awarded gold, silver or bronze coins. They also had a Best of Show award and a People’s Choice award.


Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Pistoleers – Gold Merit and Best of Show Runner Up

My Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Pistoleers took a gold merit coin and won runner-up for Best of Show. (more…)


Lock & Load 2012: Recap

June 19th, 2012

Wow, what a great time that was. I was successful in all of my goals: I attended lots of seminars, won a coin in the P3 painting competition, played a few games and met the guys from HCO.

Inside the PP store, no frills, just lots of product

My first morning was spent queuing for over an hour in order to purchase a Stormwall. I also picked up a Nemo3 and some more faction patches. Then of course I needed BattleFoam for my colossal and some half trays to fill out the room left from the Stormwall foam. Getting my suitcase packed with all of this proved to be a real challenge. (more…)


Triumphant Return: Lock & Load 2012

June 5th, 2012

I returned from Lock and Load 2012 last night, tired but happy and triumphant.  My P3 Painting Competition entry won a bronze in the single miniature category.  I’ll post a bigger recap of my time at the convention later, but for now, here are some pics of my bronze winning entry:

Orsus Zoktavir, Butcher of Khardov

Orsus Zoktavir, The Butcher of Khardov

I'd stay out of his way

And a gun in case you try to outrun him


Lock & Load 2012

May 30th, 2012

I leave tomorrow morning for Seattle to attend Lock & Load.  I’ve signed up to attend a lot of seminars, everything from painting to sculpting to history of the IK.  I didn’t sign up for any of the tournaments, as I get to play so infrequently that it wouldn’t be worth while at this point.  I do hope to take in some open gaming in the Iron Arena.

I’m also looking forward to meeting the Hand Cannon Online staff, many of whom will also be in attendance.  My main goal, aside from learning lots about the hobby side, is to bring home a Stormwall.  If I manage to acquire one it will be top priority when I return to get it assembled and painted.

Lastly, I will be entering the P3 painting competition.  I hope to bring home an award, but I don’t know what the chances of that are.  At least entering once I’ll have some way to judge what is needed for future participation.