Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Soldat de Plom 2011

From 21 until 23 October the 16th edition of Soldat de Plom was held again in Girona. Also this year I was present at the show which is always visited by many Spanish and French modelers.

 Me and the family arrived on Thursday morning in Girona after a night with almost no sleep. My figure still wasn't finished so I was painting until the last hour. On Friday evening the work was done and I brought my figures to the location of the show. I was directly welcomed by Fernando, Joan and Ignasi and was also introduced to Josep from el baluard and a great sculptor Diego Fernando Fortes. My first painted figure was from Art-Girona and was sculpted by him.

On Saturday and Sunday I visited several of the workshops and had a the opportunity to meet and chat with great people and artists Massimo, Pepa, Carles and Ramon. It was also great to meet Andrea Iotti again, who showed me the principles of sculpting. He also was so kindly to introduce me to Massimo Pasquali. On Sunday I was lucky to have a coffee with Fernando and the winning couple of Euromilitaire Gustavo Gil and Antonio Zapatero. 

 On the displays there were many high quality and stunning figures from master sculptors and painters from mainly Spain and France but also from Italy. The Best of Show Historic was won of course by the couple Gil and Zapatero. Well I had a great time and it was a great organized show. And it was a pleasure to meet and speak to so many great people.

The rest of the pictures can be seen via this link:
Pictures Soldat de Plom 2011


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