Painting Competition

13th Painting Competition Winner

Posted by Benno on 30 Nov 2009, 15:44

And the winner of the 13th Painting Competition is...

Argonne Forest 1914 by T. Dürrschmidt!
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Congratulations!



The other contestants in the competition were:

Susofrick - Run Peasants Run
Roland Kupski - Indian Summer 1778
Modernkiwi - Drugs Raid
Capt. Morris - Tarawa 1943
Paul - Winter Woodworm
willers - Deli's 16-1700 AD
Old Wolf - Robins Revenge



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Posted by montecristo on 30 Nov 2009, 16:00

All great entries in this competition so the winner is a great winner.
A very beautiful scene :thumbup: I have "exchanged" the entries...i thought that this was of old wolf and robin revenge (and backdoor forest!!!) was Durrschmidt!
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Posted by Susofrick on 30 Nov 2009, 16:20

This was my winner (the others were just favourites). Great work! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by monty on 30 Nov 2009, 16:24

congrats to all who voted though this one was one of the best :thumbup:
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Posted by ColeF on 30 Nov 2009, 17:16

Awesome win again! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 30 Nov 2009, 17:22

Good idea to get a forest in without the stress of making all the foliage :-)
Another good win :thumbup: :-)
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Posted by Roland_Kupski on 30 Nov 2009, 17:34

Congratulations. May always the better win. Great Interpretation of the forest theme :mrgreen:
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Posted by Old Wolf on 30 Nov 2009, 19:26

Congratulation to you Thomas. :thumbup:

("i ll be back") 8) :lol:

Andreas
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Posted by Maurice on 30 Nov 2009, 19:59

I knew this was yours, but then, I already knew that months before this comp started :mrgreen:

well done :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 30 Nov 2009, 20:45

I also voted for this one. Very good diorama. :thumbup:
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 30 Nov 2009, 22:44

Thank you very much for the compliments and the votes. It´s always a little pity when you make "bigger" dioramas for the competition. Either you decide to show not every fig and detail you painted for it or otherwise you have to show very small pictures.

Cheers to Chris (Modern Kiwi), Andreas (Old) Wolf and Roland Kupski for being good and tough opponents with colorful and creative works.

About the diorama: I wanted to show the contrast between a destroyed and grim landscape and outfashioned uniforms, used by the opposing armies in the early phase of WW1. This scene is located in autumn 1914 (the misty autumn weather helped with the photos). The Bavarian 21. Infanterie-Regiment "Großherzog Friedrich Franz IV. von Mecklenburg-Schwerin" (2nd Battalion was located in my native town Sulzbach) starts an assault on a French trench in a heavy shelled part of the Argonne forest. The trenches in 1914 were not the well protected earthworks from the later war.

I decided to choose WW1 theme for I saw always a disturbing contrast between many huge trees and some little figs on a diorama. So I had the idea to show a destroyed forest.
And this was the first time I used HAT-figs for a diorama and I was quite pleased with it. Had some problems to paint the faces but overall they are very good figs. Just added some self made plastic bayonettes to the German´s rifles.


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Posted by west1871 on 30 Nov 2009, 22:50

Well done Thomas great win,we said you would get that golden brush back ;-)
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Posted by ColeF on 30 Nov 2009, 22:51

:shock: :shock: I woulda used that first pic! :love: :love:
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Posted by Michel on 01 Dec 2009, 07:24

Oooole, ole, ole, oleeeeeeeeeeeee...
Thomas Dürrschmidt, ole, ole...!!!! :jumping: :cheers: :la:
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 01 Dec 2009, 07:31

Superb work from you again Thomas. If we had seen even more of your work, I suspect we'd have voted for you even faster. A tough competition with no weak entries in my view, which makes winning even more special.
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Posted by dykio on 01 Dec 2009, 08:30

Brilliant again Thomas :thumbup: but so were al the the other entries :thumbup: :thumbup: thanks guys :thumbup:
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Posted by Francesco Giova on 01 Dec 2009, 11:13

Another victory and another masterpiece from you isn't anything new, so there's nothing really to comment ;-) :-D
Congratulations because this one is simply perfect :thumbup:
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Posted by Adam on 01 Dec 2009, 12:55

Like that 2nd to last picture Thomas, the mist is great! Great on one of my favourite periods, a deserved winner, and congrats to all the other great entries too.
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Posted by M. Hazelton on 01 Dec 2009, 13:22

Alrightm how did you the trenches!!! :-) :-)
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Posted by willers on 01 Dec 2009, 20:39

A very very good work, :cheers: :cheers: :headbang: to which brush goes to the earned winner (like always)! :thumbup:
The MG of the Frenchmen, flanking for own position, has probably jam? ;-) The Germans do not resist otherwise come to the hostile ditch! :mrgreen:
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