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Firstly; i DID NOT PAINT THIS.
Secondly I ain't sure whether this belongs here or in general discussion???????
This mini won took the sword in Baltimore. I was wondering what your opinions on it are cause it kinda makes my eyes bleed. The guy can paint freehand but it seems like there is to much going on it just crazy. It is probebly is one of those you have to see IRL to appreiciate.
Inquisitor by Bennett Blalock-Black
So what your opinions?
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As you say, awesome free-hand but it's a little too busy for my liking...
I wouldn't mind being able to paint like that though
/sigh. The sword winners always make me just a little bit sad - they are always gorgeous pieces (this one being no exception) but it's almost like they're participating in a totally different hobby from the rest of us.
Two's to kill. Ahh, sweet sweet music.
I don't really like it as a miniature, although I am knocking it as an exploration of freehand, and/or a display of skill.
It simply doesn't feel to me like it fits into the 40k universe, which is a much darker and more dour affair (in my mind), than the universe that this model fits into.
Admittedly, it could be a set of 'dress robes', or something similarly extravagent, but in that case, why is the model posed as if in battle?
I also think that having the photo that close-up does it no favours, as you are able to 'break apart' the freehand designs, which are obviously supposed to be viewed from a little further away, and don't flow terribly well at higher magnifications.
Overall, hugely skillful, but not something that I particulaly like.
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It really doesn't make sense being in a universe where there is only war...but I do like the intricacy of the freehand.
I wonder how many hours of painting it took?
That really hurts
Good dazzle camoflauge, but not very good for an inquisitor.
Way, way to busy. I like the servo skull's scroll, but the rest is just..... *Cringe*
I'm sure there where better entries. Like the 3up of Archaon at GD UK last year. The guy had actually modeled LIGHTNING!
And yet some fairly standard carnifex won
Well, at least it is better than the one who won the Open gold....
Me, I think it is amazing, this Inquisitor.
The whole thing is a tad overdone, but the cyberskull/typerwriter bothers me. The the art on the back of the roll is silly. Does that image reapeat throughout the roll? Also, there is writing on the paper that hasn't gotten to the styluses yet.
I dunno, as much as it raised the bar when the professional artists started competing in 40k, it also detracted from the hobby. It seems like a lot of entries are art for arts sake rather than working withing the 40k-verse .
Even worse was that Bloodthirster from last year. The guy put a banner pole on it with the Virgin Mary or something on it. A bloodthirster with a banner pole? And a religious icon of what would be his enemy?
I hope they start judging differently in the future and get back to Warhammer-ness.
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Shouldn't there be some requirement for fitting the model? I mean, if you painted the Nightbringer in bright harlequin patterns, no matter how well done, would you really win something? This doesn't seem far off in my eyes, but I'm no painting expert I guess ... obviously a talented guy though.
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