Friday, July 7 Seminars:

9:00 AM - Alan Ball - $15

Internationally renowned sculptor Alan Ball will talk about figure sculpting with a focus on getting the anatomy correct and creating figures with realistic poses.

10:30 AM - ivo preda - $15

How Italian modeler Ivo Preda creates Napoleonic figures, from historical research and source comparison, to modelling activities, with a special focus on how to transform a two-dimensional painting into a three-dimensional figure.

12:00 pM - Dan capuano - $15

Creating large scale dioramas with one of the masters of the form, New York modeler Dan Capuano, from composition to finishing, structures, and different types of terrain.

1:30 pM - Penny MEyer - $15

Painting Flats with American Flat Painter Penny Meyer.  Join us for an instructional discussion on how you can paint a flat figure and take your painting to the next level of achievement by gaining an understanding of the gray scale under-painting process used by the Old Masters Oil Painters. In a slide presentation that takes you through the steps of painting a flat figure to have that “round” 3-D look, you will learn that painting a flat figure helps your painting skills in general and improves your other model-painting as well. There will be a question and answer session afterwards. (The seminar with Catherine Cesario that was originally to take place at this time has unfortunately been cancelled because of health concerns.)

3:00 pM - Dennis levy & nick infield - $15

“The Art of Box Dioramas” with two expert modelers specializing in this form, Californian Nick Infield and New Jersey’s Dennis Levy. They will discuss the reasons to create a box versus a freestanding diorama, and touch upon design, choreography, staging, lighting, special effects, forced perspective, and art direction. If you’re on the fence about attempting a shadow box, this is the session for you!

4:30 pM - John rosengrant - $15

“Modeling for the Movies”: Master California modeler John Rosengrant will present his famous seminar outlining the steps in creating both practical characters and effects for the movies, along with all-digital characters and effects. The parallels between what John does in film are striking; they’re just on a different scale!

saturday, July 8 Seminars:

9 to 11 AM - Ben komets MULTI-MEDIA DEMONSTRATION (SALON B) - $15

One of the masters of fantasy modeling, Germany’s Ben Komets will demonstrate “How to Paint Human Skin Tones with Acrylics.” THIS SESSION IS SOLD-OUT; SORRY!

10:00 AM - Bill horan - $15

Master Modeler Bill Horan will present a step-by-step review of his sculpting methodology and tools as well as showing a gallery of his figures, vignettes, and dioramas produced over the past 30 years, focusing on figure animation and movement.

11 AM to 1 PM: james wappel on airbrushing (SALON B) - $15

Renowned fantasy miniaturist James Wappel will talk about the latest techniques for airbrushing, and every attendee will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win some of the excellent products from World Expo co-sponsor Badger Airbrushes. You can see his work on on Facebook at or visit his blog at (If you purchased a spot for the Iaian Hamilton demonstration originally scheduled for this time, your ticket still will be valid for the new demonstration, or you can email us at and we will refund your $15 via PayPal.)

1:00 pM - michael Kontraros - $15

Greek fantasy master Michael Kontraros will address “Building a big fantasy project from scratch." He is a master sculptor and painter.

2:30 pM - Keith Rocco - $15

“Historical Art--Capturing the Past:” Join renowned painter Keith Rocco as he looks to the conception of historical art as we know it today, from Meissonier to Frederic Remington. He will explain the traditional creative methods employed both by these past masters and himself, with a presentation full of artwork and interesting conversation about painting, artifact-collecting, and historical research.

4:00 pM - Adam Wilder - $15

A seminar on armor weathering with a focus on applying earth tones and rust effects from armor specialist Adam Wilder. Adam will demonstrate creating realistic groundwork using mud, water, and soils. He will also demonstrate application, blending, and overlapping techniques for armor finishes using washes, filters, dust and earth pigments, textures, and chipping effects.

sUNday, July 9 Seminars:

8:30 AM - Panel Discussion on the New Shep Paine Armor Book - $15

Join a panel of expert armor modelers who were tapped by the late, great modeler as contributors to his last book, Shep Paine’s Armor Modelers Guide (Kalmbach). Participants include Dan Tisoncik, Greg Chilar, John Rosengrant, Andy Gulden, John Maher, and Roy Wells.

10:00 AM - Mike Blank - $15

Sweden’s master modeler Mike Blank on creating painting harmony using colors, and how to use color to compose vignettes and dioramas.