Here at Crystal Brush we have a lot of love for our sponsors, especially those who help push the limits of miniature artistry. Those sponsors who have chosen to help our competition by signing up at the Emerald level or higher can come up with their own specialized competitive categories, complete with their own prize support and prestigious award at the ceremony in Chicago!
2013 Special Categories
The “Paint it Blue” Award – New Diamond-level sponsors to the Crystal Brush, our friends over at Blue Table Painting have come up with a fantastic new award category… Paint it Blue! Judged by some of Blue Table’s own top notch professional painters, this category is based on their namesake shade and hue – BLUE. Miniatures that are predominantly blue in color who have been masterfully painted in the cool tone can qualify for this fantastic award; earning part of a $300 prize package put toward Blue Table Painting services!
The Best Self-Sculpted and Painted Miniature Award - Breaking the mold – literally – in our competition once again, our close friends over at Battle Foam have put forward a new 2013 category. Based on those miniature artistes that touch upon all aspects of the hobby, Battle Foam will personally award the best example of a model sculpted, built and painted by a single artiste!
Best Dark Age Miniature – Celebrate the evolution of Dark Age by painting up your best model from the Dark Age range and win a Crystal Brush trophy. Bronze winner gets $40 worth of Dark Age merchandise, Silver winner gets $75 of Dark Age, and Gold winner gets $100 of Dark Age! Judged by Dark Age Brand Manager and Design Co-Lead, Bryan Steele.
Best Weathering – Our Emerald-level sponsors at Secret Weapon Miniatures have asked us to call out the best miniatures at Crystal Brush who used weathering powders, pigments or other non-traditional materials to achieve a great “weathered” effect. Judged by Mister Justin McCoy of Secret Weapon Miniatures himself!
Best Relic Knights Miniature - On the heels of their amazing success in the Kickstarter support of Relic Knights, Sodapop Miniatures has decided to host their first specialized category in the Crystal Brush Competition! Grab one of the amazingly detailed Relic Knights miniatures and bring it out to compete… because Sodapop Miniatures might just have something special set aside for the winner!
Best Wyrd Miniature – With the stellar examples of Wyrd miniatures that we saw in Crystal Brush 2012, it was no contest for us to make sure that we included the Best Wyrd category again in 2013. Whether it is one of their convention specials, a Malifaux masterpiece, or a Puppet Wars little creeper… bring out your best work and try for a special Wyrd Games Crystal Brush. Beware however, there will be some amazing competition out there!