Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Road to NOVA 19 crossing the finish line!

Hello All,

Well, we did it! 16 build sessions in 7 months.  It has been an incredible journey.  Everyone who participated should be proud of all their hard work. The terrain for 2012 is simply amazing. As the picture(s) below show.


Check this out


2011 Terrain for comparison

We started the day as usual but almost immediately changed into a mad dash to complete the remaining 24 pieces of terrain so that the build portion could be completed.  As you can see the entire staff jumped in and helped out!  (Btw we had 19 people show up to work on terrain and other NOVA activates.  WOW!)

Shirts vs.


Start to finish in one day!

How does this fan work?

After 24 pieces got knocked out in less than 2 hours we got the painting underway. This was set up in the standard three paint station configuration we have developed through trial and error.

Base coat using the house sprayer

Airbrush for highlights and color splashes

Dry brush and Flocking for extreme highlights

Since Warmachine and Infinity were also represented allowances were made to accommodate their needs. For instance the roofs of the Infinity terrain were painted red with highlighting added to make them look rusted and weathered.

This is the red we used

Shanty Red roofed inn

We even built some water terrain for Warmachine and finished their hills.


Once a stage was complete members of that team moved up the line to assist folks with the next stage. Doing this ended with the whole team finishing up flocking till suddenly there

were none left!

We finished the last piece by 4:30 PM!

After everything was done and the LAST piece completed- (Check it here) The pool was opened and the grill fired up for a feast worthy of such hard work.

The cool down!

Congratulations to all of the NOVA staff for “kicking the stuffing” out of this terrain!

My next post will be about some of the pre-event work and what it takes to put on a top notch convention.

Till next time


1 comment:

  1. Just want to say that's pretty damn amazing. All that work and the pieces that came out. Just impressive.