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October duel

Please choose your winner

Poll ended at 06 Nov 2018, 18:45

Household Sapahi
Total votes : 19

Posted by Dad's Army on 30 Oct 2018, 18:45

This is duel nr.179 folks!

The rules this time were:

The duel against mister X, who will duel every month..
- guy with maze on reared horse of set "Medieval turks" Lucky Toys
- Monthly duel mister X
- 2 pictures

You have a week to choose your winner.
Once again gentlemen take your places and may the best painter win.
Please leave comments after the duel has finished





"Household Sapahi"


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Dad's Army  Netherlands

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Posted by Dad's Army on 06 Nov 2018, 19:15

A close one, just 1 vote difference.
The winner was this month: Mr. X
He was up against Michael Robert
So a big hurray for the both of you
A job well done, a great duel it was
Interesting figure, cool to see them
in these two variaties here.
The arm in the vignette from Michael
was a fun part I didn't expected

Ohw and I am still looking for a new
Mr. X for 2019, interested? mail me!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 07 Nov 2018, 12:44

Good job by both duelers, it was very close this time. A pity there were not more voters.

I am intrigued by Michael Robert's entry. It seems that Yldirim means "lightning" or "thunderbolt." Maybe he will be kind enough to tell us the story of what is going on there. I see an arm is coming up out of the ground, holding a bloody axe! The rider does not appear to notice, but the horse spotted it and is not happy about it.
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Nov 2018, 12:52

Very good duel as usual! I am also wondering about that arm.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 07 Nov 2018, 13:11

Noticed the arm as well and it instantly reminded me of the hilarious "Army of Darkness" movie. :xd:

Congratulations to the winner and thanks to both competitors! Was a close contest this time, both figures are painted really finely. :yeah:
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Posted by Kekso on 07 Nov 2018, 14:08

Any duel when I'm not participant is a great duel. This one is no exception.
Really tough choice.
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Kekso  Croatia

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Posted by Michael Robert on 07 Nov 2018, 16:45


my first time in a duel, and I found it really exciting. Honestly, I would have had a real hard time chosing a winner. Mr X clearly wins in terms of photography.
I feel honoured to have competed in a close run. Many thanks to all voters

Comments to questions raised.
Yildirim = the Blitz or the Lightning. It is a reference to Sultan Bajazed 1st, son of Sultan Murad killed at the battle of Kosovo. This description fitted well the figure.
The axe wielding arm from the ground is what I call artistic freedom. It fitted well to the horse, creates some equilibrium to the figure on its base and is also a reminder of the bloody battle of Kosovo itself. It has no historic meaning.

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Posted by Peter on 08 Nov 2018, 20:59

Congrats to both of you! Excellent duel again! :thumbup:
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 10 Nov 2018, 17:29

congrats for the choice of the figure: it is very nice! Both entries were well painted: really hard to take a decision on who was worth my vote. I ended up voting for Mr. X just because I liked more the colors used for the horse caparison
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