This year the DUZI celebrated its 25th birthday. For this occasion our host came up with something special.
Instead of showing only historical miniatures we could take a glimpse into real history, because outside the
Niederrheinhalle was a camp of Medieval traders and Romans. My favourite was the mead booth of “Sinnenzauberey”
which had the best and also sweetest mead which I have ever drunk! Among other meads, there was also one named
“Dragonblood”, it’s a mead with chilli!! Really hot!!
Like each year we saw many familiar faces under the exhibitors as well as under the visitors. A new face was that of Michael Winkler (Cryptlock), up to now he has only few, but very beautiful, figures in his range but I think that it will grow fast.
On Saturday evening there was a big supper with all exhibitors. It was a meal like the Medieval knights would have got, with turkey legs, roast pork, mead and without forks.
It was quite late when we got to bed, so the next morning was a little exhausting! ;)
Of course many members of the Max Paint community visited the DUZI as well; they created a very good atmosphere and enriched the painting competition! After I saw Crackpots “Drünegar Runekeeper”, I wanted to buy him for me immediately, too. Unfortunately, he was already sold out everywhere!
The presentation ceremony was much more fun this year, then otherwise. After 4 or 5 members of the community received their trophies, wearing the MP-Shirts (there was much jubilation), Mr. Schröder got obviously nervous and wondered, if there would be a MP logo on the next winner! It stood! :)
At the end he asked the unavoidable question: “Who or what is MP?”, a resounding MAX PAINT answered him from all throats. If he is cleverer now? :)
I think many members of MP will return next year, hopefully with the same success than this year!
With the last minute finished Succubus I won the “German Masters” and with my Wazabi the first place at the Single Miniature Fantasy category. The DUZI was also pleasant for my purse; I have spent hardly any money there within the two days! :)