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Aethercon Wellington 2012

Posted by PitYak Studios on 17 Oct 2012, 04:13

Hello! long time no see, I've been a busy man of late. Here's some pics from a con this weekend


Hanley Soloway, Sutlers was of course the star of the show, featuring a dazzling array of Weapons of Brass Destruction, hats, goggles, uniforms and expeditionary essentials

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I had the prime spot, this was the first view visitors got when walking through the door

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Hanley and Mrs Soloway, Junior and Uncle Andy the won the Best Dressed Family prize (a double pass to Armageddon).

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Bridge and Zoe, surgeon and officer of 9th New York Infantry "Hawkins Zouaves"

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Before the results of the comp were announced, the MC gave a speech outlining the judging criteria. They were looking for a family who's costumes displayed a consistent theme and consistent quality; "imagine peter jackson had asked you to make a costume for one of his films, that's the sort of quality we are looking for. Like Phil's stuff". Bahhaha! At that point I felt obliged to stand up and take a bow, but was still honestly surprised when we were announced as the winners. I didn't have any particular theme in mind when I made the costumes, but being an ACW nerd had made, without realising, a zouve costume for Zoe, hussar costume for Andy, another post civil war alternate 1900's confederate cavalry costume for myself and a 19th century surgeon's outfit for Bridge, so we were unwittingly the "Civil War Family".

Afterwards I got back into my usual Hanley Soloway outfit, and had to demonstrate the Armstrong Medium Mechanical Gun.

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The evening do. I made all of my kit, Andy's hussar jacket and Geoff's gun. I'd never met Geoff before, he just turned up wearing on of my guns which was quite a buzz.

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Posted by Peter on 17 Oct 2012, 15:07

Nice pictures Phil! Thanks for sharing them with us :thumbup:

And congrats with first price :cheers: :thumbup:

That little girl is growing fast :shock: What do you give her to eat? :shock:
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Posted by PitYak Studios on 17 Oct 2012, 18:10

She's a girl :)
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Posted by Peter on 17 Oct 2012, 18:20

PitYak Studios wrote:She's a girl :)

Oeps! Sorry Phil! That's what you get when you're to fast ;-)

Edited my post ;-)
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Posted by PitYak Studios on 18 Oct 2012, 05:13

haha good save. She certainly is getting big, although since we are in new zealand she's pretty petite next to her class mates
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Posted by luchs on 24 Oct 2012, 21:10

nice shorted wickers.. :thumbup:
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Posted by PitYak Studios on 25 Oct 2012, 07:27

yep, it's a beauty!
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Posted by Gowan on 16 Nov 2012, 00:52

I never hear about any upcoming events here... might have gone, got nothing to dress as though :oops:
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Posted by KenzoSato on 17 Nov 2012, 08:19

:thumbup: Great pics
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Posted by PitYak Studios on 02 Dec 2012, 07:11

Gowan, are you a facebooker? If so there are groups throughout the country you can join to find out about events
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