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Theme May

Please choose your winner

Poll ended at 05 Jun 2010, 21:45

6 dancers
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35%
Mai 68, Paris
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65%
 
Total votes : 46

Posted by Dad's Army on 29 May 2010, 21:45

Here is the 38th duel folks!

The rules this time were something related to the time of May (of any year), 2 photos.

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


6 dancers

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Mai 68, Paris


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Posted by Dad's Army on 05 Jun 2010, 23:07

What a nice idea, the people doing a dance, or the student strike in Paris.
This month theme is one to do in December as well, very good I must say.

This time Paul (who else) was with his dancers against the winner of this duel:
Chen with a scene in Paris.

Concratulations to the both of you, I liked them both a lot!
Chen, you dit put emotion in your entry, awesome.
and Paul, in yours the spring feeling is there, suberb.

And thank you, all 45 voters :thumbup:
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 06 Jun 2010, 00:04

Well done Chen, a great job at capturing the feel of a dramatic time in French history. And to Paul too, nice (and a lot less bloody) use of those figures.
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 06 Jun 2010, 02:16

Great duel!! Two very different entries, but both great in their own way... :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 06 Jun 2010, 05:44

Congratulations Chen :thumbup: :thumbup: and happy birthday too :occasion:
Thanks to all the voters and Remco for flagging it up :thumbup: :thumbup:

There´s more I want to add, I´ll do that later but there´s somewhere I´m supposed to be going....now where was that :scratch:
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Posted by Maurice on 06 Jun 2010, 06:50

Congrats Chen, both with the victory and with the birthday :)

Both very unusual entries, well done :thumbup:

@ Paul, did you sculpt your own figures?
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Posted by monty on 06 Jun 2010, 08:45

happy birthday chen and congrats on the victory commiserations to paul for a great entry :thumbup:
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Posted by chen on 06 Jun 2010, 09:00

Thank you good mates, and especially Paul. :-) I like very much your dancing vignette because it just shows how nice the time of May could be (sunshine, flowering season and the joy). You put it in a very emotional way.

Mai 68 appeals to me a very interesting history, and I came up with the idea of doing a 1/72 vignette after having seen Bertolluci's film "the Dreamers", though at first the idea was much more violent than it turns out now. The composition now is inspired by this photo showing the famous photographer Cartier Bresson looking at a slogan during Mai68.
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But I changed the slogan with another one "under the pavement, the sand beach". ;-)
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At last, thank you again for your votes and appreciations.
BTW, since years I'm having the first birthday during which I don't need to prepare for exams! Oooui!
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Posted by musketier on 06 Jun 2010, 15:43

nice work Paul and Chen :thumbup:
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Posted by luchs on 06 Jun 2010, 16:00

great work chen :thumbup:
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Posted by Cor V. on 06 Jun 2010, 16:48

Congrats Chen very good entry :thumbup: but my vote went to Paul. :love:
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Posted by Paul on 06 Jun 2010, 19:17

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Posted by Peter on 06 Jun 2010, 19:19

Congrats to both of you for a nice duel with lots of votes :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Jun 2010, 07:53

I really loved the dancers and still do! It is a really really great piece of work :love: :love: :love: (Chen's is good too, but I love the dancers!). Have something similar in my WIP-map called Midsummer and adding Zvezda's dancer with a bottle instead of the weapon. And now I don't have to do it! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Martin on 07 Jun 2010, 21:23

The dancers got my vote, but Chen's one is also very good.
+ the historical background of it, well researched!!
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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2010, 22:39

Two great entries. Very good ideas and conversions.
I love them.

More of that!

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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 08 Jun 2010, 06:34

Both were great. I am not very familiar with post WW2 history of France. But nevertheless a smashing piece of work. It got my vote. But I also liked Pauls dancers in the spring sun.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 08 Jun 2010, 08:01

T. Dürrschmidt wrote:I am not very familiar with post WW2 history of France.


Thomas, here is more info :mrgreen:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_1968
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