HOW-TO DEMOS ALL WEEKEND

Learn modeling techniques from other great modelers!

AIRBRUSH 101 at WonderFest 2019:

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.

2019 Figure Demos

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

Saturday

Noon-2:00My First Resin Kit "Crazy Joe" Nejberger
2:00-3:00Mighty Minis Part IIIMaya Morland
3:00-4:00Difficult ColoursRoss Waddell
4:00-5:00Crazy Joe's Color Lab"Crazy Joe" Nejberger

Sunday

9:00-10:00Sunday Morning Dinosaur“Crazy Joe” Nejberger
10:00-11:00It's ElementalJim Capone
11:00-NoonFleshtone EnhancementsAnnya Shetinina
Noon-1:00Airbrush Cleaning and Maintenance“Crazy Joe” Nejberger

NOON – 2.00PM “My First Resin Kit” – “Crazy Joe” Nejberger
If you’re new to resin kits, you would be wise to spend these two hours with WonderFest’s “Crazy Joe” 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! Practical techniques in building and painting for the novice modeler will be demonstrated- If you’re just getting started with Garage Kits, you don’t wanna miss this!

2.00PM – 3.00PM “Mighty Minis Part III” – Maya Morland
Maya Morland of The Morland Sudio revisits once again the marvelous miniatures universe – She will have a brief overview of the most common miniature painting techniques, and an in-depth demonstration on painting easy faces as well as helpful tips and tricks to make your miniature painting easier and more rewarding!

3.00PM – 4.00PM “Difficult Colours” – Ross Waddell
Do you get The Yips with Yellow? Rage over Red? Bummed over Blue? Never fear, award-winning modeler and WonderFest Staff member Ross Waddell demonstrates how to tackle those challenging colours, and more, including shading and highlighting. You’ll feel like surfing the Colour Wheel after an hour with Ross!!!

4.00PM – 5.00PM “Crazy Joe’s Colour Lab” – “Crazy Joe” Nejberger
Close out your WonderFest Saturday with a virtual trip into the “JoeJoe” Dojo as he demonstrates his approach to custom colours, custom transparents, and how to apply them. Expand your capabilities with some CJ time!

9.00AM – 10.00AM – “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!

10.00AM – 11.00PM – “It’s ELEMENTAL” – Jim Capone
Air, Fire, Earth and Water – the scientists of yore believed the universe was made wholly of these four elements – Of course, we now  know there’s more than that, but in modelling – those elements factor BIG in our presentations – Master Jim takes you through the traditional table of classical elements that will make you an alchemist of modelling art!!!

11.00AM – NOON – “Fleshtone Enhancements” – Annya Shetinina

You know her from internet group posts, and her remarkable builds here at WonderFest – Join us in welcoming the mega-talented Annya for her very first Wonderfest demo program as she shows how she approaches flesh tone enhancements, with emphasis on pastels, and a lean to Anime subjects, a long ignored subject here at The ‘Fest!!! You need to be here if you need to temper your tones!!!

Noon – 1.00PM – “Airbrush Cleaning and Maintenance” – “Crazy Joe” Nejberger filling in for Tom Grossman and the TAG TEAM
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 probably WILL if you follow these important cleaning and maintenance methods CJ learned 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.