Crystal Brush 2017

Meet our guest judges for 2017!


February 8th, 2017


Three guest judges will be joining Jen Haley for the onsite judging at the 2017 Crystal Brush Awards. Let’s meet our panel!





Ángel Giráldeza legend in the miniature industry, returns for a second year on our panel. Currently heading the painting department at Corvus Belli, Ángel’s work has helped shape and define the look of Infinity: The Game. This year will see the release of volume 2 of his Masterclass book, ‘Painting Miniatures from A to Z.’ His collaborations with companies like Vallejo and Harder & Steenbeck have introduced many new products and techniques to mini painters. We’re honored to have his keen eye again this year.



José Manuel Palomares Nuñez, studio director at Bigchild Creatives, also returns this year. His painting has been featured on box art and advertisements for Andrea Miniatures, Knight Models, Draconia, and many other companies. JMPN has won numerous awards for his work over the years, exhibiting at some of the most notable model shows in Europe. We’re very happy to see him again for 2017!



We’re pleased to introduce James K. Craig as our third panel judge this year. James is a longtime member of the North American miniature painting scene and wargaming community, featured in a number of hobby magazines, with more than a dozen Golden Demons and Privateer P3 awards to his credit. As a visual arts teacher, he’s adept at giving objective and constructive criticism; as an artist and hobbyist, he has a deep appreciation of minis ranging from tabletop armies to museum collectibles. James, a native Ontarian, currently blogs at Lost In The Warp. We welcome his experience and expertise on our team!