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January Duel

Please choose your winner

Poll ended at 05 Feb 2019, 21:57

Philoctetes Takes Aim at Paris
20
80%
The Olympic Games
5
20%
 
Total votes : 25

Posted by Dad's Army on 29 Jan 2019, 21:57

This is duel nr.185 folks!

The rules this time were:

The duel against mister X, and this is the last one for him..
- Archer (and string) Atlantic set 1509
- 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

# If you like to duel mr X, there are still a few monts left! #
# If you like to be Mr. X 2020, mail me at bfduel@gmail.com #



"Philoctetes Takes Aim at Paris"

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"The Olympic Games"


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Dad's Army  Netherlands

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Posted by Dad's Army on 05 Feb 2019, 22:05

And this was the first duel of mr X 2019, and sorry to say but his start wasn't good...
He lost, but the good news is he got 11 other duels for better result.
So better luck next time Mr. X

And now the winner....
That is the guy wo can't stop dueling, Bluefalchion or better known as Mr. X 2017/2018
Congratulations on the other side of the dueling field.

Both of you, thanks for this nice duel, and also thanks to the 24 other voters!

Ohw and if you like to duel Mr. X, there still are a few moths left!
Or if you like to be Mr.X 2020, mail me at bfduel@gmail.com
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Posted by Konrad on 05 Feb 2019, 22:20

Congratulation for Bluefalchion!
But both have done their best.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 06 Feb 2019, 01:22

To the new Mr. X:

Congrats on a fine entry. Since ancient Greek archers did not wear full armor and greaves, I chose to depict a hero from the legendary past with my entry. I suppose you were aiming for something similar by naming your figure as a participant in the Games, where pomp and circumstance were likely the order of the day, and such a flamboyant costume perhaps not entirely out of place.

I liked your use of color, and the face and armor of your entry look better to me. Also the bowstring on your archer is easier to see, and connected to the bow in a likelier spot. So a good duel once again.
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Posted by MABO on 06 Feb 2019, 08:09

Congratulations to the Mr.X veteran (from a Mr.X veteran ;-) ) The painting and at least the photo makes me vote for you. Mr.X 2019, you did a good job as well, but maybe you should improve the photos, to present you work in a more adequate way. :yeah:
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 06 Feb 2019, 09:39

When I look at the figures I said to myself: is Bluefalchion running as Mr. X again? At least the painting style of the first figure looks like his style. Now I understand. Nice duel. I didn't like much the figure, but both contenders made a good job with it. Bluefalchion a better one; a deserved victory. A big good luck to the new Mr. X. It'll be fun
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Posted by Susofrick on 06 Feb 2019, 11:23

A very nice duel again!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 06 Feb 2019, 15:41

:coffee: Well guys I believe it was very close at the beginning! :eh: Eh!

Eventually my vote made it up to five :thumbup: Bravo!
Well done to both winner and loser. :thumbup: :thumbup: A double Bravo!

:sst: in a much broader use of that word,no one really is a loser on this Forum. however upon their own pathway it is full of those wishing to do better. Mentioned the little shinny Button.

:read: That is very note worthy little b.

:cowboy: So Ride-On to the next Duel Pards.

:coffee: Now it`s time for one or two of Mrs B`s buns and a welcome Tea Break. BB
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Posted by FredG on 06 Feb 2019, 15:58

Bluefalchion wrote:I suppose you were aiming for something similar by naming your figure as a participant in the Games, where pomp and circumstance were likely the order of the day, and such a flamboyant costume perhaps not entirely out of place.


Errr weren't the competitors in the ancient games naked :shock: We'll not go into the intricasies of the kynodesme :eh: :mrgreen:
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Posted by Graeme on 07 Feb 2019, 06:55

I thought I recognised those paving stones.

Two great entries. The highlight brush strokes on Bluefalchions figure seemed to go around the armour scales, which gave them real depth. I liked that, and the general style, and the cool blue tones. And that got my vote.

Mr x's entry was also very good. Nice shading on the armour and the skin tones were great. In hindsight I think the bronze armour is probably more authentic for the period too.

Bluefalchion has an excellent photograph which makes a difference. But I've noticed that digital cameras can sometimes seem to make red and yellow colours glow; I suspect that if I saw Mr x's figure in real life it would be a much closer contest for me.

Great first duel I look forward to the rest of the year.

FredG wrote:Errr weren't the competitors in the ancient games naked


OK, so that makes him a spectator then.
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Graeme  Australia
 
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Posted by FredG on 07 Feb 2019, 09:17

Graeme wrote:OK, so that makes him a spectator then.


He would have to be, archery wasn't included in the games :P
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Posted by Peter on 11 Feb 2019, 21:21

I like this because they both added a bowstring! But Aaron did a fantastic job painting all those nice little details! That's why he got my vote! :thumbup:

And Mr X, up to the next duel. You can do it! Hat off for a brave man, who is taking over the madness I started a couple of years ago. :-D
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