BobaHat: That sounds like a good idea, although if I agree it could be anything.... Maybe they could have a strong influence on my decision?
@happyorange: Mine does too., although it says more about the wildlife in my house than my painting routine!
BobaHat a little bit more: Nail on the head mate, Ork Hunter sounds like an amazing idea for an entry! Not only will it more than likely look cool, its also got a bit of narrative to it aswell. And it shows that there's quite a bit of flexibility with the theme of the competition. Just as long as he's got a lasgun, or equivalent Ork impaled on bayonet optional ;D
@elagaicrequiem: Why is it so important to have a broad topic? What's wrong with entering into a competition where the rules are simple?
In my opinion it's much more fun to join in a competition where the criteria are limted (i.e. 'Terminator', or 'Ork burna boy', or 'Guardsman with lasgun') than 'paint generally anything you like' competitions.
It challenges people to be creative within a narrow field instead of just slapping something together based on 'w00t Carapace armour iz m0Re 1337 th@n Flak armour!'...
I'm not suggesting we have a 'paint a piece of plastic' competition. Just that it be broadened from 'platoon dude with no upgrades' to 'infantryman, upgrades optional.' Because I have no platoon dudes, and I know there are others who also don't. That way, everyone is included in the competition if they wish. It would also open up the way for some interesting conversions with the vets and the penal legion, which are still going to be based on the same minis as the platoon dude. Thus, there's still a good limiting factor.
It's just an idea for next time, when this one is completed, designed to include everyone. Same vein as a 'vehicle competition,' rather than a Leman Russ one, since not everyone has one of those.
ER you do realize I have no dudes at all in my army.
And base isn't part of the mini, only used to stop them falling down and for plast plate hits on larger models, other then that they server no use in game
Congratulations. You have single-handedly just uttered the statement on a forum that I agree least with ever.
The base is as much a part of the mini as everything else. A simple mini will ALWAYS look better with a nice base, whereas a well-painted mini will look scruffy and unfinished if no attention is given to the base.
It's not my competition, so it's not my call of course, but if I were judge of a competition like this, failure to give proper attention to the base would weigh just as heavily on my judgement as - say, lack of highlighting or shading.
"We're the Death Korp of Krieg, son. Did you think that was just a pretty name? We never retreat. We fight and we die, that's the Krieg way." -Lieutenant Konarski at the Battle of Erebus
Post by Happyorange on Aug 21, 2010 9:55:36 GMT -5
I agree with Bobahat. The entire point of painting the miniatures in the first place is to make them look part of a universe. A miniature universe yes, but that's why people bother to spend hours upon hours perfecting techniques on highlighting, NMM, and directional lighting, which make the model seem almost real.
A black base ruins that, and immediately makes a model look like fancy plastic again, no matter how well or badly painted it is.