In bigger n better news - the Facebook group 'Eavier Metal had their annual 'Eadbanger painting competition. Loadsa different categories and I entered pieces in 4 of them. First time entering a proper painting competition so needed to seriously get my shit together. The level of talent and painting that goes into this comp is phenomenal!! Seriously top class
Anyhow......it's done and judged and the result are in.......
For the Diorama/Vignette category I went with something a little more personal. A while back Buttery Commisar over on Dakka sent me the now OPP Gaunt's Ghosts figs in the old white metal. I love those books and they're what really got me back into 40K so they deserve something extra special when it comes to the paint. The plan is to build a vig for each of them showing a scene from the books. For Larks - it was always going to be the scene from his own short story 'The Angel of Bucephelon' (If you haven't read it already, go pick up a fething book and do so). I had a fairly good idea of how I wanted to do this but the trouble was how to include 'the angel'. In the book the angel is in the form of a statue that talks to Larks but I didnt want to include another fig in the scene to emphasise the lonlieness and solitude that Larks suffers from. So with a little artistic license I decided on an angel in a broken stained glass window behind him. Anyways, I talked about all this before in a previous post here - http://warpbound.blogspot.kr/2016/06/i-saw-angel.html Larks got me another honourable mention :) I had hope he would do better as it was quite a personal piece but the competition was fierce and the winners rightfully deserved their places at the top.
And finally the big one. The Showcase category! I went with 'The Nurse' from Thirdman Studios, sculpted by the amazing Alexandre Aragon Marks. The base is totally scratch built (I have WiP photos somewhere but can't be arsed finding them right now!!) and boy those spiral stairs were an ass to make!! The wall is just several layers of plasticard then painted and distressed a lot!! I carved into the wooden base and then filled it with BFTBG paint. Anyways - was absolutely delighted when I found out that she placed and took 2nd prize in a really hard category. When I first finished painting and based her, she recieved kinda lukewarm reactions. I know that style of boutique figure is not everyone's cup of tea but I was kinda surprised so having her winning in such a high talen leveled competition felt good. Really REALLY good :D
Well, that's about it. I have a whole pile of other stuff I've finished recently but I'll save that for another time. In the meantime, I really rec/mnd you go and check out all the other winners from the 'Eadbanger competition. There are some seriously amazing and beautiful pieces on show. Check 'em all out here - 'Eadbanger 2016 Winners
Till next time