Monday, 3 October 2011

Golden Demon UK 2011 - 40K Vehicle Bronze


Back from a week off after Games Day and have finally got around to taking some decent pictures of my main entry for Golden Demon 2011 which took Bronze in the Warhammer 40k Vehicle Category.

This is the first vehicle (let alone large model) I have painted in around 10+ years so it was a much bigger challenge than I had at first considered - particularly given that I had 2 weeks from clean up and assembly to finished and mounted on it's plinth (using rare earth magnets)!

Next year I hope to do a few more entries well in advance so that I don't feel so rushed and under pressure. Having left it until the last minute, there are a few things I know I could do better/more on which may have helped improve the final placing, but I am definitely still very pleased to have taken Bronze for the second year running (and my second year entering) given the quality of competition.

Click the images for a bigger view.



Links to CoolMiniOrNot listing for those who like to vote :)

I tried a lot of new things on this model (a risky strategy on a competition entry when under time pressure) and was pretty pleased with the results. I don't have the time or energy for a full write up on them right now, but expect to see posts on using enamels, AK Interactive Streaking Grime, making icicles and making your own decals in the not too distant future.

Cheers,

Dante

8 comments :

Feral said...

Congratulations on the Bronze, that blue is fantastic!

davetaylor said...

Congratulations mate! Love the smoothness of your blue and the texture of the snow : )

Cheers
Dave

Aaron "Sheep" Bailey said...

Congratulations mate, a sterling effort, and brilliant representation of a tyranic war veteran.

Must have been some tough competition to get pushed back to third.

J. B. said...

the more i look at this the more i find it astonishing - mr dante is a true artist .....

Chris said...

Congratulations to your Demon, great job!!!

Tael said...

Nicely done sir :D

Sneaky bugger, was wondering why there were no updates on the project. Great piece indeed.

Might as well cut 'n paste other replies, as they hold much the same thoughts as I on the result! :)

- Seb.

CMDante said...

Cheers for all of the kind word folks, much appreciated!

Aaron - yeah the competition was fiercer this year than in the previous year on the whole I felt.

Mr Blanche - much appreciated, you are too kind!

Seb - didn't really have time to post on it beforehand in fairness! Didn't get it finished until 1 hour before I left to head down on Saturday night!

Tael said...

"Didn't get it finished until 1 hour before I left to head down on Saturday night!"

LOL - Isn't the way with every winning entry? :D

It's like a rite of passage.

- Seb.

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