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Posted by Ben90 on 13 Feb 2018, 19:32

Hi firends,

here is my entry of the 48th Painting Competition! An Athenian hoplite, saying goodbye to his wife and daughter to go to war.
Thanks to all participants and voters (especially the ones who voted for me :joker:) , this competition was great fun again. Congrats to the winner! :yeah:

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And, as always, the greens:

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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 13 Feb 2018, 19:56

As always, wonderful work! I love the faces!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by sberry on 13 Feb 2018, 21:55

I love this scene, it is very well done, full of atmosphere!
Well, the roof tiles are not correct for ancient Greece - but who cares? The overall impression is still very convincing! The motif of the hoplite, saying goodbye to his family, is a classical one, found on many vases and so on. So it is really fascinating to see such a scene made as a 1/72 vignette.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 13 Feb 2018, 22:16

well done, and so cool to place a kid in it as well.
Another of your cool work I like a lot!
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Posted by stenfalk on 13 Feb 2018, 22:28

A beautiful scenario, with a family, a small house, much harmony even in coloring. And yet it makes you think and almost a little bit sad, because all that is at stake. In my eyes this little work of art says much more than you want see at first glance.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 14 Feb 2018, 04:19

Fantastic work again by Ben90! I think this vignette would have been a winner in most contests. Bravo and keep them coming.
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Posted by Carlos on 14 Feb 2018, 05:01

Excellent work.
Great painting and diorama base, and excellent sculpt. I like warrior's armor.
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Posted by Konrad on 14 Feb 2018, 06:29

What can i say more?
Very very nice.
It is always a pleasure to look at your work.
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Posted by carlosfaro on 14 Feb 2018, 08:29

Very nice vignette, very human and timeless..
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Posted by Susofrick on 14 Feb 2018, 08:45

This was a very great entry! Loved it!
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Posted by Graeme on 14 Feb 2018, 12:18

Wonderful sculpts, What a beautiful, elegant figure that young woman is. And the young girl with the doll was a very nice touch.

Nice scene and very skilful painting of the figures and the building, as usual. All round, a great entry.

Isn't it interesting that the 3 prize winners in the comp. were all really nice family scenes. :-)
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Posted by Peter on 14 Feb 2018, 18:04

Excellent contribution Ben! Thanks for joining the competition again! ;-) :thumbup:
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