Anniversary and Halloween Sale

Halloween Fest 2017 and 2018

I have added the pictures from Halloween Fest 2017 to the Convention Gallery here:  http://morlandstudios.com/index.php/nggallery/conventions/Halloween-Fest-2017?page_id=3090

 

Morland Studios will also be attending this years Halloween Fest on October 27-28 in Shepherdsville, Ky at the Paroquet Conference Centre on Spring Pointe Drive.

 

WonderFest 2018

I will again be attending WonderFest in Lousville Kentucky on June 2nd-3rd and vending in Dealer Hall 1.

 

For those that haven’t been to WonderFest, this is a weekend-long hobby orientated convention which covers Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy and FX.  The modeling aspect covers Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Miniatures, props, etc.  Their modeling contest is extremely large (743 entries last year!) and always has a large amount of miniature entries.  Last year, they had so many wonderful models and, being blown away by the quality of the junior miniatures, inspired us to offer a second sponsored award.  So this year Morland Studios is sponsoring:

 

Best Miniature
With a lovely crystal trophy and $150.00 in figures

 

AND
Best Junior Miniature
The winner here will also get a lovely crystal trophy and $150.00 in figures. Please make sure you mark your entries as by a Junior on the entry sheet!

 

This is a shot of last years crystal trophy. 

WonderFest also has quite a few fun after-hours activities and one of my favorites is the Naked Resin Attack.  This is an unofficial, attendee-run, ADULT modeling contest.  It was started so that modelers could display figures that had once been allowed in the main contest but (due to nudity) are no longer allowed.  This has grown to allow not just nude (female and male) figures but also non nudes figures and some entries from folks who could not attend both days of the show and enter the main contest.  Please note that while this is an adult contest, it is respectful and no violence towards women, obscenity, etc are allowed.  The contest has some extremely nice trophies and prizes and of the awards are given via public vote.  This year we are sponsoring Best Little Hottie (best small scale entry) and Best Master Class (for the best entry from past Best of Show winners).

 

I will also be doing “Mighty Minis Part II” on Saturday.  This is a one-hour demo that will cover an overview of the most common miniature painting techniques, tips and tricks and an in-depth demonstration on painting easy eyes on miniatures.

 

https://wonderfest.com/

 

http://www.tagteamhobbies.com/toms/cba/nakedresinattack.html

 

When we return from the show, we will be releasing our Opaque version of the Nene Thomas line Jewel Bust as well as two accessory figures. All three will be available at the show.

 

As we are attending WonderFest, any orders placed between May 28th and June 4th will ship when we return.

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

 

Out of the Office October 18th – October 23rd.

  We will be unable to ship orders between October 18th and October 23rd. Any orders placed between these days will ship after October 24th.

Morland Studios 6th Anniversary Sale & Halloween Kid Release

This October marks Morland Studios 6th Anniversary!

 

To celebrate we are offering 15% off all orders until November 1st.

 

New to the cart is a 32mm scale Halloween Ghost Kid sculpted by Sandra Garrity.

 

The Halloween Kid can be found here:

 

http://morlandstudios.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_23&products_id=402

A New Large Base, New Discount Plinths and a Restock on the Jewel of Dakkidia

  By popular request, I have added on some of our square, round, octagon and raised plinths to the discount plinth section of our store.  Those can be found here:

 

http://morlandstudios.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_29

 

Also new, is a garage kit / large figure round base with rectangular stones. 

 

It can be found here:

http://morlandstudios.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_41&products_id=393

 

I have also added a restock of our new release, the Jewel of Dakkidia Bust.

She can be found here:

http://morlandstudios.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36&products_id=392

 

 

Back From WonderFest!

Another WonderFest has come and gone. I’d like to thank the show directors, staff, and volunteers for making this another incredible show. As always, it was wonderful to meet old friends, make new ones, see my fellow vendors, talk and meet our awesome customers and all around have a good time. Thank you to all who attended my miniature demo and I hope you enjoyed it and walked out learning something.

 

The modeling contest had a record number of entries again this year and the quality was outstanding, especially for the miniatures! I had such a hard time picking a winner for the Morland Studios “Best Miniature” award. In the end, I chose this piece as the winner, but it was close between several outstanding models!

 

I was blown away by not only the great miniatures from the adults, but the outstanding (and plentiful) amount of miniatures from the Juniors and Teens this year. So next year I will not only be sponsoring a “Best Miniature” adult trophy, but I will also be sponsoring a “Best Miniature Junior or Teen” trophy and prize.  If you are able to attend this show, I would highly recommend it just to enter the contest.

 

I also sponsored the “Best Little Hottie” trophy in the fan run Naked Resin Attack Modeling Contest. This is an “after hours” event on Saturday started and run by Tom Gossman to celebrate the female form and allow a place for nude models to be shown that can not be entered into the main contest. This has grown to include female models that are not nude. Anyone who has female models that they want to enter but can not stay for the entire show (or just want to enter them here), are more than welcome to enter the Naked Resin Attack. It features quite a few public voting awards like “Best Little Hottie” , Best of Show Trophy, Best Master Class, Best Embodiment of the Flintstone Spirit as well as sponsor picked awards such as this years “Best Filmy Style”, Best Girlie Girl” and “Best Girl with a Weapon”.

 

Public voting for the Morland Studios sponsored “Best Little Hottie” trophy went to the model “Kabuki”, a well deserved win on a great model build up!

Jewel of Dakkidia

I am pleased to announce a new release to our Nene Thomas line, The Jewel of Dakkidia. She is a 1/10th scale bust sculpted by Kevin Contos and is cast in translucent resin.

 

Translucent resin gives you the option of a variety of special effects when painting, including translucent glowing skin, more realistic lace for the collar and more options should you choose to paint the mask as filigree, etc.  This resin is also special in that it can be painted without the need for priming.

She can be found here:  http://morlandstudios.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36&products_id=392

 

WonderFest 2017

Morland Studios will be attending WonderFest in Louisville, Kentucky on June 3-4th. Wonderfest is a hobby and modeling convention with a very large modeling contest (over 600 entries last year), dealers hall, all day Friday classes as well as demos and workshops over the weekend. You can find out more about WonderFest at https://wonderfest.com

 

We are sponsoring a “Best Miniature” award for WonderFest’s Amazing Modeling Contest. This will consist of a beautiful trophy as well as $150.00 in kit awesomeness. If you are attending, bring those miniatures and place them in the contest!

 

I will also being doing a demo/lecture on the basics of miniature painting. WonderFest features excellent projection screens and video, so everyone will be able to get a good view of the demoing without having to get out of their chairs! This is tentatively scheduled for 3-4pm on Saturday, the final confirmed time will be in the shows pocket guide.

 

Because we will be out of the office, any orders placed between May 30th and June 5th will ship when we return.

 

Hope to see you there!

Maya