The NOVA Open CHARITABLE FOUNDATION (NOCF) will host a Silent Auction at the
2016 NOVA Open Tabletop Wargaming Convention from September 1- September 4.
Please join us as you must be present to bid on and win in the Silent Auction!
Stop into the Foundation Lounge in the Regency Parlor Suite: proceeds support the NOCF and BCRF and there will be FREE speaker presentations during the convention.
All proceeds will support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A preview of select items being featured in the Silent Auction below:
Florian Stitz is a well-known concept artist in the miniature artist field. He lives in Dortmund, Germany with his family. He has been a supporter of the NOVA Open since 2012. Since then, his prints have raised over $2,000 for charity!
In 2006, Floridan began his freelance business and has worked as an art-mercenary for several gaming companies, including AEG, Catalyst Game Labs, Paizo, Privateer Press and Ulisses and more. His work is also featured in magazines like “Mephisto” and “Tabletop Insider.”
BELOW ARE SOME OF LAST YEAR’S 2015 SILENT AUCTION ITEMS – EXPECT UPDATES FOR 2016 OFFERINGS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS!
ELDAR CRAFTWORLD PORTABLE GAMING TABLE
Created and donated by Bob Likins & Adrienne Geffert (Rogue General Hunter)
This table will be on display at the 2015 NOVA Open, with models from Alaitoc Eldar & Sons of Orar Space Marines staged in battle! Follow the process of its creation at Road to NOVA. Table will be smartly boxed for winner to take home from the NOVA Open.
The following models and gaming items were donated by several artists, many through the efforts of Eric Fontaine, a 2013 NOCF charity army winner. Eric has networked with gamers worldwide on Facebook (NOVA Open Fundraiser Projects 2015) and in the Bartertown Community (The Greatest Bartertown Charity 40K Project Ever!) Eric has been tireless in his support of the NOCF and its charitable efforts and the Board extends him our greatest appreciation.
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Created and Painted by Arawn Nicholson
Donated by Joshua (ShadowcatX on bartertown.com)
Joshua generously donated this knight which was then given the time, dedication and energy it deserved by Arawn. Bringing this impressive Imperial Knight to fruition, while keeping with the Titan Miniatures’ tradition of quality commissioned painting, raises its value immeasurably.
Created and donated by David Faust-Du Sablon (Faust Miniature Painting).
“Lucky Jack” received Best in Show Open Format award at the 2015 Northern Defenders Show, Canada’s Premier Miniature Painting Event. David started in the hobby through painting – and he hasn’t stopped since! Though he would still like to try and get in a few games now and then, his primary job since 2013 is consignment painting. David also enjoys the challenges every new job presents and entering his work in competitions.
Created and donated by Jennifer Tallman
(Still Life Miniatures).
Jennifer Tallman started painting in 2002 when a friend asked her to paint his Space Marine army. Although he was satisfied with the quality of the painting, Jennifer saw room for improvement. She sought out other armies to paint from clients in gaming stores, eventually starting up Still Life Miniatures in 2005. She’s eager to receive commissions, and she always wants to ramp up the quality of her work.
Created and donated by Pam’s Dream.
Pam’s Dream is a small family-owned business, taking pride in offering quality products for customers of all ages. They provide personal service, along with materials for both the casual gamer and the professional collector.
Created and donated by Samuel Hegarty
(Dark Forge Studio).
As the proud owner of Dark Forge Studio, Samuel Hegarty has painted miniatures of all sorts, ranging from Warhammer Fantasy to Warhammer 40K to Malifaux to Infinity! He has a passion for giving budding painters advice, and loves to share his experiences and expertise. “The figure I chose is a hacker model for the Ariadna Faction, Infinity the Game. She was a real joy to paint.” Samuel states he wanted to support the event because, “I believe that we should always help others in any way we can, no matter how small it may seem.”
Created and donated by Drew Olds
(Garden Ninja Studios).
Garden Ninja Studios is a high-end painting studio which paints miniatures to a quality you’ll be happy to both play and display. Getting married anytime soon? Check out the Geek Wedding Topper gallery!
SPECIAL EDITION MAELEE SET
Created and donated by Patrick Keith
CHAPTER MASTER GABRIEL SETH
Created and donated by Joshua Howdeshell
Joshua has been a full-time freelance miniature painter for the last ten years, painting for such companies as Privateer Pres, Crocodile Games, Aberrant Games and Dragonblood Miniatures. His work has garnered many awards, to include Golden Daemon and Golden Bolter. Joshua also runs a surf shop in Mexico and paints display quality minis for collectors around the world.
Created and donated by Matt Borders
Created and donated by Max Romano
(Sick Studio Painting)
Max Romano runs Sick Studio Painting, an outstanding Toronto-based commission painting service. This donated Deathwatch army, though small, is powerful in its own right – and proves it doesn’t hurt to be beautiful! This army consists of a Scion command team of 5 (which includes leader), 5-man Scion squad, 10-man Guard squad With Chimera transport, and a Lehman Russ Battle tank as their heavy support. Playable as a small army in a small game, or as allies to a larger force. Many thanks to Max for such a generous donation!
Curtis started Horizon Creations 3D which offers a range of high quality products to the Miniature Wargamer at a reasonable price. It is their mission to give all games large and small, the ability to own terrain no matter the budget. The crystals and bio terrain spires are being bundled for the Silent Auction.
Michael Dreger runs a youtube channel dedicated to all kinds of stuff in the tabletop universe, but mainly focused on Warhammer Fantasy and 40k tutorials, battle reports, showcases and conversions.
Two (2) Painting Buddha Academy memberships – with DVD’s
Three (3) Joe Orteza Green Stuff Seminar Tickets, plus tools and guide
Age of Sigmar High Elf Swordsman in Non-metallic Metal
Combined Army Morat Van Guard, Infinity
Haqqislam Ghulam – Infinity
SILENT AUCTION RULES:
The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation (NOCF) will host the Silent Auction at the NOVA Open Tabletop Wargaming Convention each year. Winners must be present to bid and/or to win. Please consider attending the NOVA Open and join us and bid on valuable prizes. The procedural rules regarding the Silent Auction can be found HERE.