Wonderfest 2017 Show Journal
(Page Three - Friday Evening's & Saturday Early Morning's Activites)

(Friday, June 2 @ 6:15 pm)
Soooo much for getting a solid 7 - 8 hours of sleep in. I was wide awake at 12:15, and after tossing and turning for a bit I decided to just get up. Since I was still sluggish, I decided to skip dropping in on the Friday painting programs. Instead, I vegged out in front of the boob-tube until Jay Chladek, (my partner in crime for the weekend) showed up.

Jay drove in from Omaha, Nebraska, and we've been sharing a room (along with the associated expense) off and on over the past 6 or so W-Fest weekends.

After catching up a bit we decided to go grab a bite to eat. We'll be dining at a local Italian eatery (Hometown Pizza) which Jay stumbled upon last year.

(Friday, June 2 @ 7:30 pm)
Ok, we're done eating. The food was really, really good! We've decided to drop back at the Crown and pick up tickets for the show. The lines are non-existent now. Also, we picked up entry forms for the pieces we brought for the contest.

It's upstairs to see what trouble I can get myself into.

(Friday, June 2 @ 10:30 pm)
Ok, I'm back at the motel room. I ended up hanging out at several of the suites which were set up. I dropped by the Resin Illuminati suite, followed by the UGH! Models suite. Not much action in either, so I decided to call it quits for the night.

I'm back at the room, checking out the models which Jay brought with him. He brought two for the contest, along with a third, kit-based Ertl X-wing.

Jay has another 22-inch Space 1999 Eagle Transport which he completed; (he finished his first one last year).

In addition, he once again brought with him his Star Wars Rebel Transport.

I ended up showing Jay the three I brought with me. (I'm ashamed to say) that I haven't gotten anything new completed since last year's Wonderfest show. Instead, I brought three pieces which two friends had done, and I had somehow gotten my hands on.

Two are pieces which a friend, Paul Keefe created. The first is an original sculpted piece, which contains a female figure sitting on a six-legged, bio-mechanical Martian beast. Paul titled it T.A.C.C. (for Titan Amphibious Calvary Corps). According to Paul's description, the animal (Puff the biomechanical dragon) is bio-engineered for service on Saturn's moon, Titan. It can breathe Titan's atmosphere. The girl uses a bio-mechanical helmet to breathe. (Pretty creative description, huh?)

The second is a display which Paul threw together one day. He had been working on Lindberg's ID4 Alien Attacker, and decided to do some surgery on it, converting it into a crashed state and incorporating it into a Lazy Susan.

The third piece I have with me is another which Paul also sculpted, It's titled 101st Spaceborne 2010, and is a space army figure sculpted in 150mm. Another friend, (Vince B.) had assembled and painted it years ago, and I was lucky to get my hands on this unique subject.

(Friday, June 2 @ 12:45 pm)
Ok, it's been a long, long day, and it's finally winding down. Ready to crash for the night. (I'm sure I'll once again have visions of Garage Kit figures and kewl, unique spacecraft floating around in my head)!

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