HOW-TO DEMOS ALL WEEKEND

Learn modeling techniques from other great modelers!

AIRBRUSH 101 at WonderFest 2018:

Free 75-minute airbrush classes!

Airbrush 101: Learn the basics of airbrush operation and maintenance in these 75-minute, hands-on sessions sponsored by Iwata-Medea and presented by the qualified instructors at TAG Team Hobbies. Use an Eclipse CS airbrush and ComArt paints to get your airbrush engine going! All supplies like hoses and regulators and materials provided.

Class is offered three times Saturday and three more times on Sunday. Seating is limited to 12 per session. >>Sign up now at this email link or take your chances on any seating left at class time.

Go from “I can’t do that” to “Do we have to stop?” in 75 minutes!


FIGURES and HARDWARE modeling demos:

Free 30- to 120-minute skills demos!

WonderFest continues our commitment to the art of model making with an packed demo lineup! Talks will last from 30 minutes to an hour, (or even two) and are planned to focus on major modeling topics and skills demonstrations. Some will allow the viewers to try the techniques shown.

We are again using VIDEO ASSIST, ensuring EVERYONE gets a great view of the work being done!

Remember, all times are TENTATIVE. Please check the Pocket Guide at the show and any signs posted at the demo rooms.

2018 Figure Demos

All times are approximate. There is a 15-minute break between all demos, and some may run over.

Saturday

Noon-1:00My First Resin Kit (Combined Hardware/Figure Demo)Tom Grossman
1:00-2:00Kit Engineering"Crazy Joe" Nejberger
2:00-3:00Mighty MinisMaya Morland
3:00-4:00Garage Kit Producers ForumMarc Havican
4:00-5:00Alclad AdventuresRoss Waddell

Sunday

9:00-10:00Sunday Morning Dinosaur“Crazy Joe” Nejberger
10:00-11:00Ooooo What Sprue Can Do“Crazy Joe” Nejberger
11:00-NoonKick Your Kits UpJim Capone
Noon-1:00Behind the MaskRobert Schmitt
1:00-2:00Airbrush Cleaning and Maintenance
(Combined Hardware/Figure Demo)
Tom Grossman and the Iwata Posse

NOON – 1PM “My First Resin Kit” – Tom Grossman
Joint Hardware and Figure demo program
If you’re new to resin kits, you would be wise to spend an hour with one of Garage Kit’s charter guys as he presents all the stuff you need to know, have and purchase before you dig into that expensive grail kit you just bought in the Dealer’s Room!

1PM – 2PM “Kit Engineering Part II” – “Crazy Joe” Nejberger
Joe puts into practice the high points of Tom’s presentation – he will detail construction topics like pinning, and engineering complex kits for safe transportability – if you are building a large kit with dozens of parts that you want to tote around the country, or if you just want to make your assemblies more durable, this class is for you!

2PM – 3PM “Mighty Minis Part II” – Maya Morland
Maya Morland of The Morland Sudio revisits once again the marvelous miniatures universe – She will have an overview of the most common miniature painting techniques, and an in-depth demonstration on painting easy eyes as well as helpful tips and tricks to make your miniature painting easier!

3PM – 4PM “The Garage Kit Producers Forum” – Marc Havican
Join the founder of the popular Garage Kit company, “Filmy’s Girls” own  Marc Havican, as he moderates a panel of some of the top producers in the Garage Kit business! If you’ve got questions on how your “PREEEECCCCIOUSSSSSSS” is produced, you don’t wanna miss this informative panel!

4PM – 5PM “Alclad Advent” – Ross Waddell
Close out your Wonderfest Saturday with award-winning modeler and Wonderfest Crew member Ross Waddell as he takes all mystery out of using what is arguably the finest metal finish there is – other brands will be covered as well, as time permits. If you want to take your metal finishes to the next level, give Ross an hour, and your metals will turn into Medals.

9AM – 10AM – “Sunday Morning Dinosaur” – “Crazy Joe” Nejberger
A Wonderfest tradition continues Sunday Morning with one of the impresarios of the prehistoric, who will turn back the geological time clock to share with you and your dino-passions! If your muse goes to the Mesozoic, if you jones the Jurassic, pine over the Permian, fancy a Triassic tryst, or simply crave the Cretaceous, Painting and assembly will be the primary focus as you enjoy your morning coffee with Crazy Joe as he runs the gamut on all topics Dinosaur!

10AM – 11PM – “Ooooo What Sprue Can Do” – “Crazy Joe” Nejberger
CJ puts the dinosaurs away, and pulls out what’s left of those plastic rods that once held your plastic bits on your injection-molded kits. Joe will show you how to enhance whatever you’re building with the most ubiquitous modelling materials there is. After this demo, you’ll NEVER throw your sprue away again!!!

11AM – Noon – “Kick Your Kits Up” – Jim Capone
If you want to know how to take your buildups to the next level, join renowned painter Jim Capone as he covers different techniques to make your painting stand out! Go from good to AWESOME after an hour with Jim!

NOON – 1PM – “Behind the Mask” – Robert Schmitt
Join TAG Team’s Robert Schmitt as he takes all the mystery out of the best masking agent in the hobby! Parafilm’s met its match with award-winning modeler Rob as he shows you how to get the best results out of the famous lab material. Other materials will be covered as time commits.

1PM – 2PM – “Airbrush Cleaning and Maintenance” – Tom Grossman and the Iwata Posse
So, you’ve made the plunge and bought an airbrush and you’re ready to live happily ever after with your new mystery tool – you WILL if you follow these important cleaning and maintenance methods from Mr. Airbrush himself – Remember, your airbrushing will only be as good as the cleanliness of your mystery tool! Very important class to attend if you wanna be a better brush!

2018 Hardware Demos

All times are approximate. There is a 15-minute break between all demos, and some may run over.

Saturday

11:00-NoonWeathering, MOON styleSteve Howarth
Noon-1:00My First Resin Kit (Combined Hardware/Figure Demo) Tom Grossman
1:00-2:003D Printing: The Future is HereKirk Kirkland
2:00-3:00Washes, Glazes, and Shading with Acrylics and Oils (Advanced)Terry Miesle/Mark Yungblut
3:00-4:00Even More Airbrush TricksTom Grossman/Brian Ludden
4:00-5:00Arduino: Designing Model Lighting Projects using MicrocontrollersPat Amaral

Sunday

10:00-11:00Devil's in the Details: Sci-fi Cars Part 2Brent Bristow
11:00-NoonPrepping Art for Making DecalsRick Sternbach
Noon-1:00Epoxy Putty can solve all your problems! (Advanced)Terry Miesle/Mark Yungblut
1:00-2:00Airbrush Cleaning and Maintenance (Combined Hardware/Figure Demo)Tom Grossman
2:00-3:00How to Build Deadpool’s KatanasKen Palkow

11AM – Noon  “Weathering, MOON style” – Steve Howarth

Welcome professional model maker Steve Howarth to WonderFest as he guides you through some of the techniques used to create the amazing practical miniatures from the film.

NOON – 1PM “My First Resin Kit” – Tom Grossman
Joint Hardware and Figure demo program
If you’re new to resin kits, you would be wise to spend an hour with one of Garage Kit’s charter guys as he presents all the stuff you need to know, have and purchase before you dig into that expensive grail kit you just bought in the Dealer’s Room!

1PM – 2PM “3D Printing: The Future is Here” – Kirk Kirkland
3D printing is a subject that is daily changing our hobby. This talk by Kirk Kirkland of Collapse Industries highlights different types of printers for home and prosumer use, materials involved, printing your own model kits, and a general overview of the process. Also there will be a short q&a at the end so he can answer some questions pertaining to this medium. Kirk brings 5 years of experience in 3D printing in multiple formats and machines to this talk.

2PM – 3PM “Washes, Glazes, and Shading with Acrylics and Oils (Advanced)” – Terry Miesle/Mark Yungblut
Building on last years Oil and Glazes demo, this session will concentrate on more advanced techniques

3PM – 4PM “Even More Airbrush Tricks” – Tom Grossman/Brian Ludden
Bring your airbrush questions to Tom! We’ll be doing more general airbrush tips and techniques showing how to get the most out of the most fun tool in the toolbox!

4PM – 5PM “Arduino: Designing Model Lighting Projects using Microcontrollers” – Pat Amaral
This is a basic intro into coding for light effects using the Arduino family of microcontrollers. We’re not talking about wiring up the LEDs, or how to put them in the model. We’re talking about the back-end that makes them get blinky.

10AM – 11PM – “Devil’s in the Details: Sci-fi Cars Part 2” – Brent Bristow
Brent returns to help solve one of the great mysteries of sci fi model builders: good looking car models! He will cover painting chrome and clear parts, using bare metal foil, adding flocking for interior carpet, and detailing the interior and chassis in this demo.

11AM – Noon – “Prepping Art for Making Decals” – Rick Sternbach
A look at the research, graphic apps, and specs involved in making decals with ALPS, inkjet, and commercial silkscreen processes.

NOON – 1PM – “Epoxy Putty can solve all your problems! (Advanced)” – Terry Miesle/Mark Yungblut
Epoxy Putty is a useful and versatile tool in your modeling arsenal. Mark and Terry show you some advanced techniques working with it.

1PM – 2PM – “Airbrush Cleaning and Maintenance” – Tom Grossman and the Iwata Posse
So, you’ve made the plunge and bought an airbrush and you’re ready to live happily ever after with your new mystery tool – you WILL if you follow these important cleaning and maintenance methods from Mr. Airbrush himself – Remember, your airbrushing will only be as good as the cleanliness of your mystery tool! Very important class to attend if you wanna be a better brush!

2PM – 3PM – “How to Build Deadpool’s Katanas” – Ken Palkow
Get a first hand look at everything it takes to make Hollywood professional props from the techniques, tricks, tips, the designing , machining, leather working, finishing, and assembling. Information you take away from this workshop can be utilized for your prop-making needs.