maandag 23 april 2012

what good equipement can do for you, Part 2

In one of my previous posts I've shown how pictures taken by a friend om mine really brings out the best in my models. I have shown there (amongst others) two of my entries for the Lage Landen competition, namely Saint Celestine and the Stegadon (Engine of the Gods). Since the preliminaries are done last weekend (and the finals will be next weekend), I feel I can also share my other two entries.

First off, there's Sigvald the Fancypants - or what is he called. Actually, I was not really fond of this model, but I felt it to be a challenge to do something other than the usual seen-everywhere-and-copied-from-the-White-Dwarf Non-Metallic Gold. So I did purple. Or pink-ish. Or whatever. It's a Slaanesh color, god dammit!

However, after this pic was taken, I decided to re-do the shield. it didn't work out for me, and so I simplified it (see right).  That suited much better, even though this was hardly a challenge.

Next up is my loving baby Duel. This is probably the one entry that I have riding a lot on. Initially, I wanted to do this  ppiece for the Golden Daemon UK last year, but halfway done I felt it wouldn't do. So I tucked it away for a later day. When the Lage Landen Competition came by, I took another look, made some changes, and finished it. And now I love it! Sure, there is still room for improvement, but these pics really bring the piece to life.

please vote for it on Cool Mini or Not if you have not done so already: 

So, all we can do is wait until next Saturday, and see how things go during the finals in Amsterdam. About the LLPC: I am glad to see that a lot of great painters have decided to enter this year as well, and I have seen previews of some incredible pieces that I am anxious to see. In the meantime, I have already made some new friends (MaGie and Gerrie Schenk to name two of them) so I think I can look at some great painting days (with much learning) ahead :)

4 opmerkingen:

  1. i like the guy in the armour, reddish tone gives him a nice punch

  2. the two models on your duel entry are really interacting (daemon grabbing powerclaw etc) instead of looking at eachother or whatever.... very cool .....

    can not wait until saturday to see it 4real!

  3. Amazing diorama! I cannot imagine it not making the top listings on Saturday ;)

    I agree that a good photo set-up really helps presenting your mini. However, the real deal is always much more impressive anyways! Looking forward to meet you at the finals.