Sunday, July 1, 2012

Result!


So, the qualifier at the store yesterday was a good result for me! Not only was there another competitor, but he was a nice guy who had done some great work. Neither of us had an entourage to vote for us (unlike other locations, I hear) so it came down to a close 6 to 5 vote.

Above you can see the tarted-up photo I shot last night under my lights. Below is the best shot I got of Jon Cosper's Salamanders on my phone on the day. I didn't lug my good camera and tripod there as it seemed I might be the only entrant, so my apologies to Jon.


I took a few other shots of some of the cool elements of Jon's army, including his Techmarine Dreadnought. I'll post those up in the next couple of days.


Also coming will be some more photos of my War Altar of Morr, completed on Friday night with the addition of five more "pushers". The base (actually two bases glued together) and chains are from Dragon Forge, thanks for the support Jeff!


And with Leitpold The Black completed, I should be able to squeeze out another post for this pompous and arrogant miniature (you'll see what I mean when you see his face).

See you in Chicago!

Cheers
Dave

25 comments:

  1. Truly awesome work, Dave. And it is always good to have competition, right? Where will your next qualifier be?

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    1. Thanks Ian. Next stop is Games day in Chicago for the finals.

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  2. What should i say :) I really like your entry for the Armies of Parade. And, in my opinion, yours look nicer than the Salamanders Army !

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  3. Awesome, Dave! I look forward to seeing this in person!!!

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  4. Congrats Dave, you've done an amazing job getting this ready in time, the only real shame is that your competition in store looked liked they deserved more of a viewing too. Glad you'll be showing us more pics of it, and yours too of course.

    With the potential for rigged voting, AoP sounds like it needs a different system - random regional voting really isn't getting the best armies to Games Day.

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    1. Apparently there's a new system for Games Day voting, so I guess we'll see how that goes.

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  5. Hi Dave,

    Wonderful army! Your display is very characterful, that's definitely the best Empire army I've ever seen

    Congrats!


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    morbäck

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  6. Congrats Dave! This year's entry look great. I look forward to seeing it in person. I had the green and yellow 'Nids last year, and I won my qualifier yesterday...just a 380 mile road trip to get to a GW store! I could have done without yesterday's link to James Wappel's new entry. So, drinks after Games Day so we can brainstorm how one of us can try to beat Wappel next year? Mikal Werre

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    1. Hi Mikal, I think the only way to beat James is for us to keep doing our best and wait for him to sleep in. Patience, this might take a while ; )

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    2. Patience I get, but I'm not sure I've got that much time! I'm already over 40! :)

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  7. Well done that man, very many congratulations! Mind you a splendid runner up too, great stuff all round.

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  8. It's too bad that Salamanders Army had to go up against yours, it does look very nice. As for yours Dave, Awesome. I've followed your project from concept to completion and and I have to say you pulled it off brilliantly. I look forward to seeing this in White Dwarf soon.

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  9. Congratulations! As nice as the Salamanders were, I firmly believe that your army should have gotten Morr votes.

    Cathy obeserved the voting at our store, where the focus was all about 6th edition 40k. AoP was very much a sideshow. When it finaly came time to vote, people would look at the Tomb Kings and say "pretty", but then notice the other army and say "40k!!!" and put a dice on it. I would not be surprised if that was happening in your store...

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  10. Stunning work Dave,
    Really inspiring!!!

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  11. Just beautiful. I just noticed the masked guys at the back of the altar, really lovely stuff. This army is a real joy to watch develop.

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  12. Magnificent work Dave, really lovely work from concept to completion.

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  13. Great work, Dave. Congratulations!

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  14. Amazing work my man. Just awesome. Congrats!

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  15. Thanks for all the comments guys, greatly appreciated. There are a few more bits I'll add before Games Day too : )

    Cheers
    Dave

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  16. A bit of topic Dave, but where do you get your MDF bases from that you use for your Napoleonic units??

    Thanks,
    Jason

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    1. Hi Jason, the bases are from the GF9 econobases we sell at conventions in the US (like Historicon, Cold Wars, Adepticon, etc)

      Cheers
      Dave

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  17. That War Altar of Morr is beautiful.

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  18. Looks awesome Dave, thanks for using the Temple Base Series again. looks great!

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