I ditto that as well! It was fun and meeting most everybody I chat with online. Great stuff at the show. Very well done Trevor. It looked like you were having the time of your life....(I know I was! ) And Thank You Dave (Hodge) for your display pieces and letting this come to fruition. All those that participated, Take a proud bow! ;D
I agree. What could be better. I got to meet a bunch of people I've wanted to meet for a long time. Got to stand around and talk face-to-face about the series with them, and a whole bunch of other people. I got to see everyone else's work, up close, and in person. As well as Mike's monster sauropod.
And best of all, I got to spend hours playing with the kits. (ooops, I mean working to set up the display )
I was soooo excited about this weekend, I spent half my 8 hour drive home thinking of things to do next year. But I will wait and start that thread next week sometime.
Post by festasaurus on May 17, 2011 21:25:30 GMT -5
The display was wonderful and is what I hoped would come to pass. I was happy to facilitate and participate in it. I will provide for it again if folks wish to do it again next year. My only regret is my not having more time to talk more with you all but duty calls very loudly. Thanks to all! Great fun! Fantastic display! Dave
I was blown away at what I saw at Wonderfest! Great display,well done! I'm sure I talked to several of you guys, my only regret is that I didn't know who was who. I can't remember which of you made the Charles Knight Tyrannosaurus. My question to you is - Have you made or will you make the accompanying Triceratops? I can't wait to see this again next year!
First, I would like to thank all those that made this happen.
Dave Hodge - for supplying the table space, the support, and a lot of cool stuff for the display. William Jenks (Chinxy) - for the beautiful rex build-up. Steve Ross - for kits in the diorama, as well as the Primeval pieces Steve Cooke - for kits in the diorama Rob Mattison - for kits in the dioram and the Yithian Jeff Johnson and Mike Evans - for the Alchemy pieces Frank Winspur - for those awesome design sketches Jeff Brown - for the cave people Larry (Action Hobbies) - for the Dave Cockrum build-ups.
It was great to get to meet those of you that were strangers before. And to see old friends again. Talking about everything with all you guys was awesome.
Though I wish I would have had a bit more opportunity to talk with Steve Cooke and Jeff Brown. It was great getting a chance to meet. I don't know if I was too busy, or you guys were too shy, but wish we could have chatted more.
Yeah. There was a lot to do. Spent 4.5-5 hours Friday night unpacking stuff, and setting up. Not sure how long Jeff and Mike took to put their stuff on the table Saturday morning. It was set up by the time I got down there after putting my entries in the contest.
Even though it was a lot of work, it was a blast though. Imagine having that much space, and 5 hours to play with PS kits and stuff! I was in total geek mode. Especially getting to set up Dave's stuff too. And seeing Steve's and Robs kits in person. As well as getting to yak with them.
So, the time just flew by. I was flying high the rest of the night after that.
Post by pbbass3313 on May 21, 2011 21:50:51 GMT -5
Thank you for the updates, video(s) and pic's. It's nice to put some faces to the names I've been PayPalin' payments to (lol). Really got to make it there some year to meet ya'll, but from Oregon, that's a trip that could buy me a couple of sauropods kits! Plus, to go off base a little, I had the opportunity to compete in Last Band Standing out here during that time, which has really cut into my modelling time (again).
Jumped all over Steve's Dire Wolf kits - looking forward to getting those AND I read where some of Mike's Sauropods are shipping, so I'm waiting patiently for mine. How did they look up close and personal? Also, was Chris Lynch around for the show?
Excellent work by all involved - thank you for representing our "passion" so well!
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Chris wasn't there. But yeah, that sauropod is a huge beast. Looked good at the show, though I didn't handle it at all. Even made Dave pack his up himself. I handled everything else, but there was no way I was taking a chance with a $600 price tag. I can see why it costs so much though. The shear size, and the fact that each one is skinned. So, it must take forever to cast one up.