Painting Competition

1st Painting Competition Winner

Posted by Benno on 25 Nov 2008, 00:02

And the winner of the 'Golden Brush' is...

Poltava 1709 by Thomas Dürrschmidt!

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Congratulations!



The other contestants in the competition were:

Roland_Kupski - Swedish Dragoons
Little Ted - NCO Ingermanland Regiment
Susofrick - Local guys
Jon Metters - Reloading the Musket
Bayard - Swedish attack on Russian Redoubts 1709
Konrad - Astonishing meeting
malcolmblackwall - Marching to Narva
Don Suhr - Russians firing
grenadier - Thin Red Line
Christiaan Harinck - Warrior of the North: private, Norwegian ski company, 1711
Dad's Army - Swedish gunner


Thanks for joining and hopefully you all had a lot of fun. :thumbup:
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 25 Nov 2008, 00:34

Thank you very much. It was a lot of fun building a diorama of an era which I knew not very much about. :-)

My respects and cheers go also to all other participants of this competition.

Best regards

Thomas Dürrschmidt

And here are some further pictures of "Poltawa 1709". (In Germany it is written with a "w" instead a "v". Don´t know why...

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Posted by Roland_Kupski on 25 Nov 2008, 16:13

Congratulation. :thumbup:

As said on another place: a very nice Diorama. I am pleased how you have used the poses of the figures - as if they were made exactly for this little scene. Good eyes!!
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Posted by Adam on 25 Nov 2008, 17:08

As I'm sure you are aware the real strength of this piece o fyours is the drama and character! lovely work my friend! :thumbup:
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Posted by dykio on 25 Nov 2008, 18:24

Hi Thomas,

I realy enjoy looking at the pictures specially the one from above. A realy incredible and very realistic shot so in my humble opinion a oiece of art :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted by Peter on 25 Nov 2008, 18:45

Congratulations Thomas, and also to the others for their fine contributions.
You're all winners :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Thomas did you make this in one month? You must been painting day and night to get this ready!

@Benno: that tutorial about making pictures, are you going to do that?

Up to the next competition!

Greetings Peter
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Posted by Konrad on 25 Nov 2008, 18:51

Fantastic work!!
A worthy winner!!
However, pay attention well to the golden paintbrush....

Herzlichen Glückwunsch mein Freund.
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Posted by Siegfried on 25 Nov 2008, 19:11

congrats Thomas, wel done :thumbup:

@ Benno: will al the competitions have a 'golden brush' of their own, like the Ribbons at the Guild's?

Cheers,

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Posted by Benno on 25 Nov 2008, 19:25

@ Christiaan:
Nope, it passes on to the next winner. ;-)
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 25 Nov 2008, 21:12

adamparsons wrote:As I'm sure you are aware the real strength of this piece o fyours is the drama and character! lovely work my friend! :thumbup:


True, but the painting ain't bad either! Just look at that flag!
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Posted by malcolmblackwall on 25 Nov 2008, 21:41

Sorry, a little late - but a big bunch of congrats to you :)

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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 25 Nov 2008, 23:25

Thank you all for your kind words and congratulations. I am really honored.

Actually I´ve built and painted this within one and a half weeks. There are about 20 figures. For every figure I needed about one hour to paint it. And for the landscape, explosion, arrangement and some simple figure conversions I needed about five hours. Some evening sessions from 9 p.m. (when my daughter is in bed) to 1 a.m. (when Papa needs to go to bed too) and it was done. 8)

I´ve taken the fotos outside in the sunshine with real forest and real sky in the background. I think this is the best way to take realistic diorama pictures.

So cheers and a big DANKESCHÖN to you all! And now I have to work for another hour for keeping my golden brush. ;-)
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Posted by Susofrick on 27 Nov 2008, 08:15

Congratulations from me too. Astonishing work! And that explosion really got me voting! Great! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Michel on 27 Nov 2008, 09:08

You´re my Mate an I will stand by you... :occasion: :love1:
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 27 Nov 2008, 09:14

I love you too! :love: psssst. Our women never should know this. ;-)
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Posted by johnnybonny on 27 Nov 2008, 17:19

where is the right emoticon?...ah there: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Congratulation.
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Posted by atlock on 27 Nov 2008, 21:49

First of all...

CONGRATULATIONS....

a splendid artwork it is...

secondly,
I am curious ;do you have step by step pictures how this beauty come to life??


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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 27 Nov 2008, 22:12

Sorry, I have only this one, which shows a "medium" stadium of the diorama. The landscape is built with peweter and plastic gambions, (I painted them months before), balsa wood and black coloured moltofill/sand-mix.

The figures are fixed with pins to a piece of styrodur, so that they can easily be painted. I saw at this time of making my dio, that there are to less figures on it. Therefore I added some further conversions from the two Zvezda-Sets I used for this.

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Posted by Benno on 29 Nov 2008, 01:10

Where did you get the gambions from btw? They look waaaay much better than the Italeri ones.
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 29 Nov 2008, 09:17

Benno wrote:Where did you get the gambions from btw? They look waaaay much better than the Italeri ones.


They are from mixed brands...Revell (Rebel Engineers ACW), Kai Fuhrmann (made from plaster) and pewter gambions from a 15mm-manufacturer (perhaps Old Glory).

Imex has also good gambions (but only two or three per pack) in the "battlefield accessories" and "civil war accessories"-sets. Great sets and very useful for dioramas from 1500-1900.

I only added moltofill/sand-mix on top of the gambions so that they fit more properly to the structure of the ground.
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