The Duelling Field

"Where is everybody?" vs German Knight, 1480

Please choose the best painted

Poll ended at 08 Sep 2009, 18:29

"Where is everybody?"
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17%
German Knight, 1480
29
83%
 
Total votes : 35

Posted by Adam on 01 Sep 2009, 18:29

Another one for you delectation: The 12th duel.

The rules were one mounted figure plus basing from the painters favourite era.

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


"Where is everybody?"
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Posted by Adam on 15 Sep 2009, 00:44

Sorry, am very late at unstickying this one... I have been busy and humbly apologise :oops:

That aside, congratulations to Gary and the winner: an unknown entrant who refused to leave his name? Can you guess? :lol:
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Posted by ColeF on 15 Sep 2009, 02:03

Congrats Thomas! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 15 Sep 2009, 06:39

adamparsons wrote:Sorry, am very late at unstickying this one... I have been busy and humbly apologise :oops:

That aside, congratulations to Gary and the winner: an unknown entrant who refused to leave his name? Can you guess? :lol:


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T. Dürrschmidt  Germany
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Posted by Francesco Giova on 15 Sep 2009, 07:45

Nice idea from a new entry, that one of using a forest as a background :lol: :lol: :lol:

congrats again, Thomas ! :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Sep 2009, 07:58

Great entries again! Gary who? I loved his nappie! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 15 Sep 2009, 08:10

Susofrick wrote:Great entries again! Gary who? I loved his nappie! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


The opponent of that guy who is always painting medieval figs and takes always pics with trees in the background was NYBOT

Nice figure Gary!
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T. Dürrschmidt  Germany
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Posted by Maurice on 15 Sep 2009, 08:18

Gary who indeed? I though his nappie was a bit shiney but once again congrats Thomas, must be getting boring by now :tongue:
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Posted by nybot on 15 Sep 2009, 13:48

Cheers Guys.

Bit of a drubbing wasn't it. Although I must admit that I expected little else.
Not making excuses as without doubt the best man one but I was not happy with my photos.

Maurice you're right he was way too shiny but the figure is not like this in real life. I am looking forward to moving house and getting a garden to take pics in.

Well done Thomas

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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 15 Sep 2009, 14:56

Hi Nybot,

I think the problem was not the lack of a garden to take the photos in. I like the background you used very much. I don´t think also your figure is not painted well. The problem is to show the fig in that extension you did. Little bods always loose a lot of their charme when they are shown too big. I had the same problem with my "fridericus rex". The silver decoration on the horse blanket looks very cool when I look at it in it´s real size, but it looked like some randomly made scratches on the photo, for I showed the fig about four times bigger than in real life.

Now I pay more attention to the photo´s size and show the figs not that big anymore.
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T. Dürrschmidt  Germany
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Posted by nybot on 15 Sep 2009, 15:13

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for the tip. My main desire for having an outdoor space to take the pics is being able to use natural light.

I had a strong light poring throw my window when I took these which I think caused the shiny reflections to be picked up by the camera.

You manage to get such natural shades in your photos which is something I am struggling to translate from my figures to the camera.

That said the level of shading you are able to get in your painting is truly amazing And competing against one of the best painters in this forum can only improve me

Thanks for going against me

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Posted by Peter on 20 Sep 2009, 12:29

It's beginning to look like Thomas against the rest. Who can beat him?

Great work of both of you :thumbup:

Greetings Peter
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