Oh boy, what a con.
I look forward to the NOVA every year. The staff are all excellent, the location’s just 10 minutes from my house, and the painted models in the display cabinets are gorgeous. What more could I ask for? How about awesome hobby seminars all four days from Justin McCoy (Founder, Secret Weapon Miniatures) and Roman Lappat & Raffaele Pica (Massive Voodoo). Let’s also not forget Jessica Rich, who paints for nearly every mini manufacturer out there (like Reaper and Dark Sword, to name a few). I took six (6) classes this year, with at least one from each of the four teachers.
Since I enjoy playing Khador and Legion who both hail from the snowy northern regions of Caen, I need snow. I also want snow that’ll be on par with my paint jobs. I’ve tried the GW snow and I used white glue + baking soda for the Pink Khador. The GW stuff is horrid, and the Baking Soda yellows with time. The Baking Soda is also rough, so if you touch it with anything at all on your hands, it pulls the oils off your skin, staining the bright white. Permanently. Needless to say, I don’t want to do that again.
So, off I went in search of the right product. I looked at Woodland Scenics’ snow, and it looks promising, but when I saw this picture…
“Blood and Snow” by Mathieu Fontaine
… I knew I wanted whatever it was that made that.