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G-FEST XXIV Modeling Schedule

John Petik Memorial Year

This year, the staff of the G-FEST model thread would like to dedicate the event to the memory of the late John Petik. John was a great supporter of the show and always had many models on display. A friendly face at the convention, it was always good to talk kits with John and see his creativity on display. John was an enthusiastic participant at G-FEST for many years, and we miss him greatly!

Friday, July 14th

How to Paint Godzilla!

(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Blackheart Models and Badger Airbrushes present an opportunity for advanced modelers to learn or upgrade their airbrush skills. This year modelers can select from either a bust of Godzilla 2014 or a bust of Godzilla 1964. Arrangement to attend the class must have been made in advance. See the How to Paint Godzilla! page for details.

Saturday, July 15th

Bringing Kaiju To Life!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Join the panel of experienced modelers for a discussion of all the various ways to build and paint model kaiju so that they look alive on your shelf. Learn the tricks of building resin, vinyl, and styrene giant monsters, and get introduced to some simple painting techniques that make your work look like you’re a pro! Whether you’ve never built a kaiju model before, or you’ve been doing it for years, you are guaranteed to learn something new!

Putting The Wonder In Wonderfest Japan

(12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) - Join our panel to explore the wonder of Wonderfest Japan! Held twice a year, the event is an incredible experience of creativity, with original model kits on view from big companies like Bandai and X-Plus to literally thousands of individual sculptors creating one of a kind kits! With Ed Godziszewski, Bill Gudmundson, and Stan Hyde.

The Master of Model Box Art - Yuji Kaida

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) - Join us for an interview with G-FEST’s special guest, the renowned artist Yuji Kaida. Following in the steps of past masters like Shigeru Komatsuzaki, Master Kaida’s work has graced the covers of CDs, videos, movie posters, and - most important to us - model boxes! Starting with the box art for the cover of the Bandai Tokusatsu series and continuing on to the present day with kaiju subjects for companies like Hasegawa and Wave, Master Kaida is beloved by model makers. Come and meet him, and hear about the process of creating model art!

Mecha King Ghidorah Appears! Sculpting With Bill Gudmundson

(2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Master sculptor Bill Gudmundson, the Resin Chef, has created many amazing (and sometimes offbeat) model kits from vehicles like the Markalite, to Godzilla foes like Gabera and King Seesar, to Gamera villains like Jiger and Viras. His latest sculpture is an amazing 30 cm scale Mecha King Ghidorah. Join Bill for an introduction to the world of sculpting original kits, and for an introduction to the most menacing mecha ever! Ghidorah is in the house!

Great Apes! Diorama Building With Larry Tribula

(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM) - Super simians are bigger than ever and this primate panel will explore the king-sized modeling possibilities that they offer. So quit monkeying around and join Kong, Joe and Harry to get your paws on the steps of designing, building and painting a diorama of ape-ic proportions.