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Vampire with lance
I always liked the model of the Black Coach, so I think I'm going to have to go with that. It is difficult to tell which is of 'higher quality' or which is 'better' because they are all equally well painted.
I think the poll will be unfortunately skewed as people pick their favorite models, as no model clearly supersedes the others.
Well, why don't I just go through all of them for the moment?
I might critique your photos first - to my eyes, on this particular screen, the photo of the Grave Guard and the one of Mannfred seem the best. The others all seem a little over-exposed, which may skew your results a little.
So, working through the miniatures...
The Grave Guard look pretty good. The blue on them looks a little flat, but the metals have been done well. The banner looks wonderful, but unfortunately seems to blend in to the models rather than stand out.
The mini diorama of the airborne Vampire Lord looks pretty cool. I'm struggling to see the highlights because of the photo, even though I have a strong suspicion that they're there. Unfortunately the photo really lets this one down.
Mannfred is quite a good effort. A bit of conversion work, no? The purple cloak doesn't quite agree with me, but the rest of the model looks very decent.
The Black Coach again suffers from the photo and perhaps again from a slight overload of blue. Again, nice conversion work, but I think there could have been a bit more colour on the horses to break things up.
Now I come to realise that you only really asked which was better, not an analysis of each piece... Sorry if I've gone a bit over the top!
But I think Mannfred may be the best from this lot, from what I can see.
I think the Grave Guard are the best. The banner required more effort and made you think when you did it. Therefore it displays the better part of your painting skills. I think that the rest are good but they are more by the book than the Grave Guard.
The highlights are a lot cleaner on Mannfred than anything else (at least as far as we can tell, like Deadstar pointed out). I voted for him.
I really like your Death Pegasus where modeling is concerned, though. That'll look nice on the battlefield.
I also went for mannfred, as I could see you'd spent some time on his face, and it looks very good. Some nice highlights and blending too.
The highlights on the gravegaurd aren't quite as good as those on mannfred, and while the horn and banner top are superb contrast colours, I feel the banner merges with the rest of the unit too much.
I thought that the pale blue/turquoise looked great on the black coach though, it really added to its spectral qualities.
Nice work, despite the fact you may have rushed them a bit.
2500 points of Empire for ToXG: Points painted for month 4: 0 Points painted overall: 510
I like Manfred, he's really well shaded. I do like the purple cloak I must say. I would have voted for the coach, but it needs a spot or two of another color. It's such a large and complex model, that it suffers being primarily just black and blue. But your technique is amazing!
I like them all! How did you do the brass on the graveguard?