Saturday, August 11, 2012

We have a winner! and some Armies On Parade stuff


After consulting with Falk over at The Black Crusade 2012 to confirm all donations, I counted up the number of entrants (38) and headed on over to random.org. After punching in the numbers in and hitting enter, it came up with number 25.

Congratulations to Kayle! As the 25th person to enter, he wins the army : ) Please get in touch with me Kayle so we can arrange getting the army to you.


And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.



Here's a look at the final models I painted up for my Armies On Parade entry in Chicago. I was thinking that my army was fairly esoteric, and that I really needed to push that even more. Enter the "hobby horses" for the Procession of Morr. Based on the bodies of Ka'Daai Fireborn, and using the heads from Black Knight horses, and arms from Chaos Spawn. The feathers on their heads are from the Empire Greatswords. Oh, and plenty of greenstuff.




Not only were they interesting to create, they drew a LOT of confused looks and questions at Games Day. The most common question was "What are they in your list?" It was interesting, if people got an answer like "Ogre Ironguts" they were able to start to come to terms with their weirdness. However, if they couldn't fit them into a framework they started looking for other answers, even suggesting the army was a Vampire Counts army and they were Vargheists or something similar.

Interestingly enough, if you step back and look at the army all laid out, it could very easily be translated into a Vampire Counts army...


Here's the last shot of the whole thing (without the Wizard Lord and "hobby horses"). Scuttlebutt at the show said that I came in third. It also said that James Wappel's army came in second. You can check out his entry development here.

And, of course, first place went to the amazing surprise entry of J.J. Marino's Dark Eldar. You can see them here. Not only was J.J.'s army a real crowd pleaser, he was a nice guy to boot.

Until next time, keep painting!

Cheers
Dave

11 comments:

  1. They remind me of the castle guards in "Time Bandits". Excellent work as always.

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  2. They are spine tingly good; I have to second the comment about the Time Bandits. Tremendous work.

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  3. If you came in third, and the other you've mentioned came in second, I really want to see who won the damn thing

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    1. Check the last link in my post about J.J. Marino's Dark Eldar. His army made it onto the GW website.

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  4. Fantastic miniatures, in his set, an impressive worthy work of admiration. Good work gentleman, a great greeting.

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  5. I'm strangely curious where you put them on your board since they aren't in the army shot that I can see.

    Your whole army came out fantastic. You captured an idea in the art and expanded on it so well. I've only seen the top entries on the internet so its not the same but I have to say James Wappel's army, as mind blowing as it is, was too much. The bases are fantastic works of art unto themselves but the whole thing is so busy and the army off the 2'x2' section looks weird. Not knocking his abilities, he is unbelievably talented, but sometimes less is more. If I was asked which of the 3 armies would I want for myself, it would be yours hands down. Great job sir!

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    1. Hi Nick

      The "hobby horses" actually ended up down the front of the Procession, and I moved the statue of Morr up onto the hill underneath the bell. The army shot above is the last one I took just after the in-store qualifiers.

      Thanks for your comments about my army. I'm very happy with how it turned out, and it truly displays my "style". I didn't go in for the lighting/wiring or the neon paints, both of which work for the other top armies, but not for me.

      I'll have to try something else to crack that nut, and I think I might have the right idea ; )

      Cheers
      Dave

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  6. Thanks for all your comments guys, much appreciated : )

    Cheers
    Dave

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  7. Great stuff Dave, love the hobby horses.

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  8. hi dave,

    you have done a really good piece of work here. it motivated me to enter my ork biker army (featured on whats new today a while ago) into armies on parade in germany.
    it came up 5th. and thats an amazing result for me.

    i am eager to see more of your stuff in the future.

    harald

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