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So, what does everyone think?
Personally, I don't like most of the 40k entries (Captain Sicarius, the Imperial Fist dreadnought and the Adeptus Custodes squad would be my favs), there is too much emphasis on over-intricate freehand for my tastes.
The WH stuff is better, especially the monsters/large models.
I think generally I don't like GD winners, because of the freehand. I much prefer simple, clean (or messy) minis, without unnecessary embellishment. To be honest, this is probably because of my minimalist preferences, as I can find no fault at all with the painting quality, so it's just down to taste.
Anyway, thought I'd let everyone know
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well, freehand is only ther to say "look, im better than you, and i know it...:shifty: " I personally find that GD from italy always have models that have a glowing yellow hue. It always looks as if the models are somehow radioactive and are giving off a yellowish color. I still like them, but i have seen better GD models. I really like freehand when its on banners and the like, because those are supposed to be ornate.
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For the most part they look pretty good,theres a few I don't really like but they look fine for the most part.
As for the fantasy, I like the dwarfs best of all. Otherwise, I'm not all that impressed until I got to the monsters.
Personally, I like the freehand simply because I admire the skill it takes to pull that off. I've yet to attempt it, despite some good advice from LO painters.
Now id never knock any of these models as they are all beautifully done as is to be expected from GD winners. But ive got to say im not as impressed by the vast majority of them as i have been in the past.
That one is my favorite but it only scored bronze? I agree whole heartedly with slorak that many of the silver and bronze models were better than the golds.
I think some of the work ive seen here by lo members has been just as good.
Great models, just not amazing ones.
The thing you really have to wonder about the Gold entries, is did they win Gold because of previous work? How many of the painters have won a GD award before? Did they win because they're "famous" painters? Because I prefer some of the "runners up" entries too.
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