Welcome back to The Miniature Painting Masters Series where we sit down with some of our hobby’s most prolific and well known painters. In this installment we talk with Mathieu Fontaine, one of our hobby’s most prolific and talented Golden Demon winners.
|1st Place – 40k Vehicle, UK GD 2013|
Tyler: How did you first become a member of the miniature wargaming and painting hobby?
|2nd Place – Warhammer Large Monster, Canadian GD 2006|
|3rd Place – LoTR, Canadian GD 2006|
|1st Place – 40k Vehicle, UK GD 2009|
|1st Place – 40k Vehicle, France GD 2010|
|2nd Place – 40k Vehicle, Canadian GD 2009|
Tyler: Can you name one major change in the painting world that has impacted you the most since you started (basing changing from green flock to an integral part of the mini, more subdued colors, source lighting, etc.)?
|2nd Place – 40k Single Mini, Canadian GD 2007|
Tyler: What direction do you think miniature painting is going to go in next in terms of style and techniques?
Tyler: You have won awards at the US, Canadian, UK and French Golden Demons, what made you want to travel to all of these different competitions?
Tyler: It appears that the Golden Demon is either gone or in hibernation this year, what impact do you think the loss of the competition would have on the painting community? (editors note: Warhammer Fest had not been announced yet at the time of this interview.)
Tyler: There are very few miniature painters who can make a living off of their work and most of us have to keep a “day job”. Do you find it difficult to balance life, work, and painting?
Head over to Mengel Miniatures for the full, extended interview as well as even more pictures and be sure to check back regularly for future installments.
What are some questions you have always wanted to ask the leaders in our painting hobby and who do you consider a Miniature Painting Master?
Tyler is a life long painter and hobbyist and took home his first Golden Demon award at the 2012 Chicago Games Day with a follow up at the 2013 North American Games Day. More of his work can be found at his blog, Mengel Miniatures.