I loved this spider creature, the palette in particular was so cool.
This was amazing and the pictures do not do it justice as it's hard to work out what is actually going on.
But the colours were out of this world, the kitbashing and construction that went into it...
And the painting itself was stunning.
No disrespect, but seeing this finalist gave me hope that I could one day achieve a pin. The Rhino is really well executed. I think on my best day[s] I could achieve this level but it's also small - and I can now imagine a scenario where I didn't have to paint something massive, but to this standard and it's worthy of that GD pin badge. 'I could do that' in this case is not intended as incredulity, it is inspiration and realisation. So, maybe next time...
Another inspirational entry - the Mozrog on the right. Midwinter Minis did this in a couple of days and got a finalist pin. Of course you need the talent and experience to be able to do that in such a small timescale but it again gives me confidence that you don't have to spend a lifetime on a piece. None of this is a guarantee but I can aspire to a a pin and these examples show different approaches and standards that are worthy.
I would love to go to one of these big events one day, so many amazing entries.ReplyDelete
Are there no similar things near you? Even the broader gaming events can be quite cool. I've heard Salute in the UK was a much better organised event [and better value] than WarhammerFest this year. You never know, something like that might have better appeal, if there is one...Delete
Thank you for posting these! Love to see all of the amazing miniatures, I would probably otherwise not have seen.ReplyDelete
No problems, glad they're of use. Primarily I took them for those that couldn't get to go or missed seeing something like yourself and Marc.Delete