Monday, October 5, 2015

U.K.G.K. Show review!

Another weekend.. another show! And another week to recover from the show before I post up about it!

Have to say that this driving up and down the island is starting to wear thin on me, and it just the start really! I have a mega drive ahead of me soon, but more on that later!

So this was the United Kingdom Garage Kit show.. a show that shows off pieces that sit in the realm of large. I am talking about 1/6, 1/4, 1/2, 1/1, 3/1 scale! Amazingly huge pieces throughout the show, but a good show all the same.

Apparently it is also a tiny show though, as there were not too many attendees, but it seemed that everyone knew everyone at the show! Quite a family like atmosphere here, and it was nice to be able to have decent chats with all the sculptors and painters I have chatted with for the past years over Facebook in person finally!

Some people like Stuart Good came with massive displays! Far too many for what I could see myself to display at home, but he came with his car filled to the brim with all the pieces to display.

Which is considerable compared to my itty bitty table full of pieces that I have worked on or half finished so far leading up tot he show..

I also realize that I need to bring my own cloth and stands to make my displace a bit better. :) That and I should maybe bring some more of my tiny busts to show off. As there were a lot of comments with regards to how they looked, and how cool it was to paint such a scale compared to what most were working on.

Some very interesting pieces throughout the show though, and some great ideas to work on for displays for future. Something to change up myself and how I go about to present my pieces at said shows. Maybe I can improve my set going forward.. let's see.

As far as individual pieces go.. there were quite a few great pieces throughout the show.. below are just a sample..

I did like looking at all the pieces, and having a chat with many of the artists as well. Many great ideas and seeing the Wolverine piece made me weak enough to pick up a copy of my own from Fantasy Realms :) Looking forward to painting up the old school Wolverine now to add to my larger collection :)

My only gripe from the show was the traffic to get both to and from the show as it was quite a distance from me already. Combined with a rocky bed with lumps.. made for a short sleep the Saturday night. Thankfully the people at the show were there to keep the spirits up, and thus I was in good spirits for the majority of the show ( had some downtime in the middle to eat lunch and recharge my internal batteries )..

To top it all off.. we also got to see a master of Monsters do his thing on a Frankenstein mask. Painting up lightning quick with his mad airbrush skills, Daniel Martines Munoz. Was very cool to see how quickly he could get the base of the mask painted up with basic colors, and some tiny effects as well. 

I worked on taking some video of his steps.. but it overheated my camera from how awesome it was. So I had to stop using it fully, and just watch the magic. But watching how he worked it all, I need to look into doing something like this myself. Just for fun and see if I can so such a technique. 

Overall it was a good show, met lots of great people, and looking forward to diving into the new pile of resin that I picked up while there! Until the next one :) 


  1. Wow! Love all the models. Thanks for the Photos Lee!

    1. Cheers Greg. Glad you like them, and they are some quite impressive pieces indeed ;)

  2. Sweet some awesome paintjobs and busts amongst those lot!

    1. Incredible considering the size of them all though ;)

  3. This is certainly a new show to me and interesting to see models from the larger scales. Some amazing techniques, that alien head is just stunning!


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