Mittwoch, 17. Dezember 2014

My entry for the 'Cold' themed bonus round

An integral part of this years Painting Challeng are the (at least to me) highly entertaining Bonus Themed Rounds again. The poll is still running so make sure you head over to vote for your favourite(s)!

Here's what I submitted for the first round themed 'Cold':
When looking out for a suitable figure to represent the first themed bonus round I found it in the excellent Lead-Adventure line of miniatures. Their Post-Apoc range has some rather nice miniatures which should fit the bill. I was a torn between "Igor and the Red Gang" and "Santa Contaminated". Having already seen some of their figures in the flesh but not having painted some yet I decided to first try my luck with Santa instead of doing a whole group.



I really enjoyed painting this fellow and am rather pleased how he turned out. The figure came with almost no mould lines and virtually no flash what always is a plus in my books.


The detail is very crisp and the sculpting reminds me a bit of Mike Owens work of which I'm a big fan.



As a post apocalyptic Santa Claus could also be found running round in Australia or some other not necessarily cold place I decided to create a little vignette to further underline the "cold" theme.

As it felt to me as if the little Santa figure was looking at something behind his gas mask I wanted to further inhence this impression by giving him something he could look at.


The sign was made from plasticard and weathered using the hairspray method. The signs inscription suffered a bit under the weathering but it looks suitably worn to me. The text reads "Achtung! Gefahr!" (Attention! Danger!) and "Sperrgebiet" (forbidden zone) while some buffoon painted "Frohe Weihnacht" (Merry Christmas) in red over the shield.

As Christmas is fast approaching and I'm not sure if I get something else done before the holidays I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
So thanks for viewing and I hope you enjoyed!

Kommentare:

  1. This was my favourite of the lot!

    (though there were some very close runners up)

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  2. Superbly done, Martin. Love the reflection on the goggle lens and particularly well done on the weathering/rusting on the barrel and sign posts.

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  3. if we take the topic, it was the best job. a little behind the knight with snowflakes on the flag

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  4. Amazing vignette, really love the amount of details, like the chemicals running out of the barrel or just the attention to weathering and rust. Masterfully done!

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  5. A masterpiece! Superb :)
    The standard all round is impressively high...

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  6. No question it got my vote Nick and fantastic job you did. Excellent little piece with real character and plenty of imagination. Super weathering as well.

    Christopher

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  7. This is masterful. Moving, thought-provoking and a a lovely piece of art.

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  8. I thought this was sensational, it certainly got my vote.

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  9. This is fantastic, painting an also the scenery. The rust effects on the barrel and the sign look great !

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  10. Stunning work, realy love the vignette !

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  11. A very characterful vignette. I really like the way you set the figure and the surrounding elements. Reaaly post-apocalyptic.
    Excellent work!

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  12. Absoluty excellent...and creative!

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  13. Very clever and great modelling! Very well done!

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  14. My favorite of the all entries. This is a fantastic vignette, a great painting work.
    Merry Christmas!!!

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  15. Great work on these! One of my favorites from the "Cold" challenge!

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  16. Wonderful work....and the sort of Santa who'd give anyone nightmares! Terrific work!

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