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October duel

Please choose your winner

Poll ended at 21 Nov 2022, 21:10

Running man :-)
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fight em' like the cabbages they are
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Total votes : 20

Posted by Dad's Army on 14 Nov 2022, 21:10

This is duel nr.248 folks!

The rules this time were:

The duel against mister X.
- Medieval Peasant Zvezda Set 8059
- 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

"Running man :-) "

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"fight em' like the cabbages they are"


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Dad's Army  Netherlands

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Posted by Dad's Army on 23 Nov 2022, 17:25

Fantastic we have a draw!
Mr X and Howlin (Jacob) did a duel with both the same amound of voters.
So in this case we got 2 winners, well done both!
Now just 2 months to go this year, if someone like to be mr.X 2023 just mail me!
Congratulatuons both october duelers, this one was sure fun!
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Posted by MABO on 23 Nov 2022, 18:13

I am really curious again, to know who is Mr.X!

Congrats to both painters.
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Posted by Rich W on 23 Nov 2022, 23:32

Both were very good entries!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Nov 2022, 01:32

Nice work from both duelers this time. The natural background of the second figure looked very nice but I voted only for the best painted figure without regards to the beautiful scenery. In my judgment, the best painted figure was the one submitted by Mr. X!!
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Posted by Susofrick on 25 Nov 2022, 10:20

As usual a hard, but fun duel!
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Posted by Howlin on 25 Nov 2022, 18:30

Nice! a tie, Both well done and on a such a simple mini is a good matter of subjective view of styles. Because this mini was so simple, and a a peasant, I wanted to do something I hadn't done before, which is painting the eyes. Which were tricky and I think too dark, so in the future will lighten those up.

I also apologize for being so late to finish.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 25 Nov 2022, 18:45

Howlin--

Your picture is a tad blurry, but from what I can see, the eyes look good.

And eyes are quite tricky to do at this scale. In my opinion, a subtle suggestion of eyes often serves better than painting actual eyes.
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Posted by Peter on 25 Nov 2022, 21:20

Congrats to both for this nice duel! :thumbup:

I'm always happy when I vote for the winner! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Howlin on 26 Nov 2022, 07:22

yeah I have a hard time with my cameras to get close ups on 1/72 minis and see details. This time I used someones smart phone and took many shots, even on some other backgrounds, but these were the best ones.

the eyes look fine to me but I think he looks like hes wearing mascara.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 26 Nov 2022, 16:17

Our eyes are trained to recognize only a bit of detail on persons far away. Look at a real life person when they are far enough away from you to be one inch tall. Note how much of the eyes you can see. Just a bit of darker space beneath the brows, in most cases.

Another thing about eyes is that most people have them about half open 90% of waking hours.

Anyway nice duel, great way to practice and improve technique. Watching certain forum members blossom from beginners all the way to grand masters is one of my favorite aspects of long-term participation.
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Posted by Howlin on 26 Nov 2022, 23:31

maybe next time instead of trying to paint eyes, I will try to paint the illusion of the darkness from the eye sockets for that illusion there are eyes. use the tip of a pin for paint application.



thanks for the comments.
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