Friday, June 29, 2012

The Display Board of Morr (and AoP qualifier tomorrow)


I've just wrapped up the last models for the Armies On Parade in-store qualifier, so I'm all ready to go tomorrow. Unfortunately Mike, the store manager, let me know that no-one else has mentioned bringing in an entry, so my army might be lonely on the day. Of course, the store will be full of folks in a 40K mood, so I guess we'll see how it all goes down.

Anyway, here are a few more photos of the board. Thanks again to the guys at Dropzone Games for their sponsorship!








And if you'd like to see the army that'll win at Games Day Chicago in four weeks time, check out James Wappel's army here. ; )

Cheers
Dave

24 comments:

  1. Fantastic stuff Dave! You've once again done a brilliant job. The scene really comes to live.

    One question though, how many skulls are on this board?... lol

    Cheers,
    Seb

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    1. Too many to count, but you already knew that ; )

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  2. Wow.
    Simply fantastic.
    So much detail, I love all the fallen leaves with the immense amounts of skulls everywhere.
    You've created such great atmosphere with this piece.

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    1. Thanks Kevin, sadly I can't take credit for all the skulls ; )

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  3. The board looks fantastic.

    How did you apply the leaves? I am using similar miniature leaves on the bases of an army I'm painting, and gluing them down one at a time is getting tedious. I can't imagine with that volume, that you did them one at a time.

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    1. Hi Nuclear, i'd typically put down a large patch of glue, with much smaller dabs scattered about it. I then sprinkled the leaves over the patch, making sure that all the glue was covered, by adding more leaves than needed. Once the glue was dry I tapped off the excess leaves. Then I added a few individual leaves here and there.

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  4. Nice one Dave - the leaf litter really adds to the piece - makes it more believeable than a bare board or just static grass could have.

    The muted colours and tones also help set the scene.

    Heres looking for this as a spread in a future WD a la your last years entry.

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  5. Absolutely stunning! A work of art Sir!

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  6. Dave, I really hope you have some competition. You've done really beautiful work here, and it would be a shame if you did not get to compete.

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  7. Brilliant! The rust on the fence and the other metal areas across the board really stuck out for me. How'd you do it?

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    1. Steve, the rusted iron was base coated in black mixed with Vallejo Hull Red, then stippled with the new GW Skrag Brown, followed by a smaller amount of bright orange stippling.

      That new Skrag Brown is just perfect for this, better than the old Vermin Brown.

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  8. Thanks for your comments everyone! Hopefully I'll put some photos up tomorrow of the whole thing set up.

    Cheers
    Dave

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    1. I was very tempted to title this post "Morr photos of the Display Board" but just couldn't bring myself to do it.

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  10. Dave, you did the right thing. Its been punned to death. Haha. I just started following Wappel's work a few weeks ago. His work is absolutely gorgeous for sure but I like the subtlety of your work more. He may have taken it too far. Don't count yourself out of the big prize just yet. ;^)

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  11. Excellent work on the board Dave, and thanks for saving us from MORE puns. :)

    Jason

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  12. Love the whole project! Great work...Would love some input on my board, come check it out sometime

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    1. Hi Sir Lathan

      I'd be happy to critique, but can't find a link to your work : (

      Cheers
      Dave

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