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AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby estarriol » Wed May 15, 2013 8:07 pm

I would say Hunter has complied, given that all I showed was some rough pencil sketches.
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby timewizard » Wed May 15, 2013 8:46 pm

estarriol wrote:I would say Hunter has complied, given that all I showed was some rough pencil sketches.


The first line of the competition rule is...

Painting Competition Rules wrote:Each contestant must submit a photo of an unopened box, unassembled model or unpainted model or models or submit a drawing or photo describing the project...


Understand that we are not trying to be rules lawyers here! We'll leave that to other forums. I don't know if hunter's pic is an unopened box or not, and it makes no difference at this point. hunter asked if he complied with the rules. All he showed was a piece of a model. That would be like me posting a pic of a gun barrel and then entering a Churchill tank. It's not the way the contest was designed to be run. Now he has shown a picture of the box so now we know what model he is entering.

Talus and I worked very long and very carefully on the rules to make the contest fun and fair to everyone. But remember, the main objective of this competition is to give the lazy gits among us (myself included) some impetus to get our models finished. We don't want to exclude anyone, but we all have to be on the same page. That's all.

hunter's entry has been added to the sticky.

Only 3.5 hours remaining for any other last minute entries!
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby Talus » Thu May 16, 2013 12:19 am

Alright folks

entry has now closed!


any further entries will not be accepted this month, so if you missed your chance, try again next month!


to everyone that has been accepted

good luck!
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby hunter101 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:15 pm

Feet and legs about done. still a bit of paint chipping to do and a little more grub on the legs.

Body is under way and the engines, Well there a Paine in the ass. What a stupid place to put a mold line ffs. Apart from that it seams a not to bad kit. Tho why did I chose the standard tau color? ow ye. Its a Challenge.
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby timewizard » Sat May 18, 2013 3:41 am

Well I actually got some work done in between yard work, small vacation with the family and catching the flu!
The guillotine model is designed to be operational. I've broke the machine down into sub assemblies and did a test fit tonight.
First, the blade assembly is hollow and has a molded port in the top to accept something to weigh it down. I chose sifted beach sand.
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Now naturally a guillotine without a victim is useless, so I got the victim finally assembled, and some squadron putty will fill the notoriously large gaps in the model. Not too bad though considering it's an old kit. This particular model had the victim's head held in place by way of a large post attached to the head that went into a hole in the neck of the body. I cut off the post and used magnets to attach the head to the body, albeit temporarily.
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I carefully test fit the entire contraption together, just missing the pulley wheel on the top crosspiece.
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To operate it, the condemned is placed on the sliding platform (usually with the able assistance of some members of the brute squad!).
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The platform is then slid up and forward bringing the victim's head between the uprights.
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The upper stock is lowered and locked in place, holding the neck in the perfect position.
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The blade is raised to the top and held in place with the blade release lever.
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A drum roll sounds, whipping the mob into a blood thirsty frenzy! The blade is released.....
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And voila! the deed is done!

Now on to painting and final assembly. I'm thinking of a reddish brown for the wood parts. In texts that I've read, the machines were carefully made and maintained. They had to be or the working parts would jam. Most embarrassing! So the wood used would be straight, tight grained wood, lacquered to prevent warping with the weather.

Not shown is the wicker basket that would catch the victim's head. That goes in front of the blade.

Most of the built versions of this model that I've seen have tons of red paint glopped all over the place. While it would make a slasher film director's happy, it's not really historically accurate. For one, the blade cut cleanly, the heart stopped almost immediately, and while a fair amount of blood would seep out of the body, it wouldn't "gush" all over the place. And second, the executioners would most likely clean the machine daily to keep it in good running order. There would be some blood around, and there will be on this model, but I'm hoping to achieve a realistic amount of gore.

So hopefully more pics when I get the painting started. Good luck to all, any more wips out there?
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby hunter101 » Sat May 18, 2013 8:47 am

That looks so cool. Think I will give up now. Lol.
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby hunter101 » Wed May 22, 2013 7:07 pm

Tau Riptide.

Painted by Hunter101. 8)

Pleas add to Painting Comp Gallery as I have no clue how to. Thanks. :)
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby Bob_to_Some » Fri May 24, 2013 3:03 pm

It's not in the same ballpark as Hunters... but here is my WIP of the Storm Eagle

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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby timewizard » Fri May 24, 2013 3:10 pm

hunter101 wrote:Pleas add to Painting Comp Gallery as I have no clue how to. Thanks. :)


Just upload your entry to the competition album gallery/v/AoSCommunity/AOSpainterofthemonthmay2013/

This is just like uploading a picture to your own gallery. You already were given permission to upload to the gallery.

Sorry for delay answering you, rather busy past few days.

@Bob, looks neat mate! Might just inspire me to get mine done!
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby hunter101 » Fri May 24, 2013 3:43 pm

Thanks. Done. :)

Looking good Bob. 8)
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby paulmc » Mon May 27, 2013 6:52 pm

sorry about the lack of wips, more to do with my lack of photography skills than any thing else. im very pleased with how the camo has turned out, it looks sufficiently dirty and washed out to keep. me happy. I got a good tip, to start with the brighter colours quite thick and add the darker colours in thinner coats to allow them to blend easier. im going to have a go at autumn camo for my next squad, maybe next months entry, anyway hope you enjoy the pics..................
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby paulmc » Mon May 27, 2013 6:54 pm

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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby Talus » Mon May 27, 2013 8:51 pm

damn nice work there paul! loving the skin tones!


feel sorry for the guy in the last picture, having the MG next to his ear :P


just in time too! 3 hours till close
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Re: AOS Painter of the Month Competition - May 2013

Postby paulmc » Tue May 28, 2013 1:26 am

cheers talus, I cant really take the credit for the skin I got a good tutorial off taumaul after my first attempt was widely mocked at the raiders. I was using gw flesh tones but on WW2 figures it made them look badly sunburned and my sniper was so cocked eyed he looked like marty Feldman. no wonder he couldnt hit anything
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