by Massive Voodoo
CATANIA HISTORICAL MODELING PAINTING CONTEST
by Daniele “Ento” Trovato
danieletrovato – at – hotmail.com
Hello Miniature lovers!
I’m Daniele and i’m from Sicily.
With kind approval of Massive Vodoo Staff (Roman and Raffa) I’m very proud to give
to you informations and pictures about a HISTORICAL MODELING COMPETITION
happened to Catania, Sicily, Italy.
Probably when someone speaks about Sicily, people often think about sea, sun, and
But Sicily isn't only sun and hot :-)
It has a plenty number of painters, historians and miniature lovers.
In this particular event, the exhibition counts more than 430 models, included miniatures,
figures, dioramas, and military models. It was really a nice contest, considering outside hot ( over 40 degree ). There were many nice entries in the figure competition especially around historical
We're also great talented artist! I'm proud to know a great Sicilian sculptor - Maurizio
Bruno (present at the competition). Maurizio lives in Catania and - in my opinion - he's one of the most talented and amazing sculptor in the world (and i don't go too far). If you want to see a step by step article of one of his sculpts check MV's tutorial section to see how Maurizio sculpted little Red Riding Hood.
If you don't know him, Maurizio is a sculptor that together painter Danilo Cartacci won
BEST OF SHOW HISTORICAL at STRESA EXPO MODEL 2014, with this model:
Going back to the event report, it is good to see the hobby living and growing, but I've got some criticism as well: that's still insufficient - in my opinion. I'm so happy that Sicily contains a large community of painters, but unfortunately, too few events like this.
I think It could be important to growing the Art of Miniature Painting on this wonderful
mediterranean island. Effectively the latest event like this, was happened 2 years ago. Too
few guys! :-(
Perhaps it's the reason why when I say "I love miniature painting", often Sicilian people
doesn't know what's I really speak about!
What a pity, consider a large amount of Sicilian Painters!
At the end, therefore: good event, good people and good models!
Sicily: land of sun, food, traditions...and painters!
See you next year - I hope :-)
Here we are with some pictures now - enjoy!
PS:. I want to thank Massive Vodoo, and in particular Roman for his great availability and
kindness to give me the chance to tell that info about the event.
Roman: You are very welcome, Daniele. Thank you for the nice report of a great looking show!
You can find it now linked up to MV's event report section.