Painting Competition

8th Painting Competition Winner

Posted by Benno on 07 Jul 2009, 13:02

And the winner of the eight Painting Competition is...

Hussite Wars by T. Dürrschmidt!
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Congratulations!



The other contestants in the competition were:

elfieucho - Last Stand of Samurai
Peter - Jeanne d'Arc
Konrad - The King
M. Hazelton - WWI German Field Artillery
Holger - Norman Shieldwall
Bruno - Sturmtiger
Poniatowski - Summer Crime
Dykio - Conan
ModernKiwi - Sir Smaxalot - Dwarven Troll Slayer!
Don_suhr - For Sparta!
Paul - Come into my garden
Old Wolf - Vicksburg 1863
dutchboyinohio - For Pharaoh!
Winged Hussar - The alert
Benno - Charles XII


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Posted by The Grumbler on 07 Jul 2009, 13:11

Let me be the first to congratulate you Thomas :thumbup:

Well done to everyone involved.

I particularly liked the top right picture of the bottom set. The photography is very well done. The figures seem to blend seamlessly towards the tree line at the back. Very effective and very clever. Again brilliant work from you Thomas :love:

Best Wishes

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Posted by Maurice on 07 Jul 2009, 13:12

Congrats on yet another masterpiece, Thomas :thumbup:
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Posted by Adam on 07 Jul 2009, 13:19

As alwasy a man with an excellent eye for character and drama in a diorama :thumbup:
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Posted by Michel on 07 Jul 2009, 13:23

I love it...! :love1: :love2:
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Jul 2009, 13:47

Congratulations! This is probably not the last time! :-D Great piece of art. And the other competitors also made it difficult to vote. Great work all of you! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by ColeF on 07 Jul 2009, 13:51

And a big CONGRATULATIONS!!!! From me. ;-) :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by dykio on 07 Jul 2009, 14:48

Brilliant and a deserved victory :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted by je_touche on 07 Jul 2009, 15:51

Thomas, once again the unbeaten master of the diorama. You really got the hang of it.

I would still use fewer and somewhat larger pics even if you cannot show every view then. Having said that this was nonetheless my favorite from the beginning, in spite of quite a few very nice entries.
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Posted by Francesco Giova on 07 Jul 2009, 16:15

Sorry for the other contestants, but I saw immediately which one was going to win ... ;-) :thumbup:

a work without faults. How long did it take to do it?
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 07 Jul 2009, 16:34

Francesco Giova wrote:Sorry for the other contestants, but I saw immediately which one was going to win ... ;-) :thumbup:

a work without faults. How long did it take to do it?


Thanks to everyone! Special thanks go to Old Wolf for a quite close last round...and to Benno for stressing me with all these competitions... ;-)

And at least thanks to my friend Michel Vogt for inspiring me with his own great medieval dioramas.

To be honest it took me about 10-15 hours to build this diorama.....but OK, I had all of the figures and wagons lying around in boxes since years. So I decided to show them together on a diorama. Just built and painted an additional war wagon from Miniart, made some crossbow-bolts out of a plastic pin, cut the bases from the figs and changed some weapons (war flails and forks from the new Zvezda-peasants) to make them more "Hussite like" and created the landscape with my usual method (wood filler mixed with dark paint, fine sand and some small stones).

Later this evening I will post some "making of pics".

Regards Thomas
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Posted by Paul on 07 Jul 2009, 17:00

A winner from the start. :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 07 Jul 2009, 17:57

Congrats Thomas, a very nice one again :thumbup:

But, I didn't vote for you, with all those pictures is was to busy for me :?

So I voted for that great runner-up "Old Wolf", two nice simple pictures with also a great dio! So also my congrats to you Wolf :thumbup:

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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 07 Jul 2009, 18:05

Yes, that "puzzle pics" are not of everyone´s taste. I understand that. But the diorama is quite broad. To show everything I only can show a photo as a small stripe for I am only allowed to make 700x700 pixels....so this was a possibility to show all the figures and some close views...the next diorama will be smaller ;-)
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Posted by Peter on 07 Jul 2009, 18:28

Can't wait to see it Thomas ;-)

PS: my remarks are only on the way you brought it, not on the work itself! That's great :thumbup:

Greetings Peter
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 07 Jul 2009, 19:11

Hi Folks,

here some making of - pics.

Preparing the material....just for the photo :-)
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Applying the ground after masking the frame....looks not very nice...
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Put on the models while the ground is still smooth.
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Removing the models after drying and start painting. It is useful to take a photo to know the positions of the figs.
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Put the models back to the ground and start applying grass tufts.
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After adding some bushes, roots, static grass and drybrushing the plants....it should look like this...
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Posted by Old Wolf on 07 Jul 2009, 19:14

As i told you before man, great work on that incredible dio.
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it was great to reach the final round.
And its really, really ok for me to stay on second place :angry3: :cussing: :boink: :sad: :spank:

congratulations for the 4th Golden Paintbrush, Thomas

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Posted by montecristo on 07 Jul 2009, 19:32

Congratulations, great as your usual but... I voted for Old Wolf ;-)
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 07 Jul 2009, 19:36

I wonder why I have won, because everyone seemed to vote against me. Perhaps the money I gave to Benno did help a little bit :mrgreen:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 07 Jul 2009, 21:05

T. Dürrschmidt wrote:I wonder why I have won, because everyone seemed to vote against me. Perhaps the money I gave to Benno did help a little bit :mrgreen:


next time give it to his dad :lol:

but verry good work :thumbup:
you are the winner with this diorama!!!
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