Race to Golden Demon UK

Hello everyone, I hope you are well!

It's been awhile since I've posted, so sorry for that! I'll try to keep things more regular from now on :)

Right! Below is one of my planned entries for Golden Demon this year, it's my interpretation of Tiktak'to, a Lizardman hero. This is a in idea I've had ever since I started researching my Slann mage priest diorama,  the inspiration from a piece of Lizardman artwork (see below), it had a really cool flying monster in the background and I instantly added it to my to do list!


Unfortunately, this project will be quite rushed, with all the doubt over the future of Games Days, I hadn't actually planned anything for Golden Demon. I had hoped that Games Day Germany would return, but obviously that great event has now been permanently crippled. So, it seems like I am stuck with GDUK, hopefully I can grab a demon this year and be done with GW painting competitions! (Until the 'foreign' demons return of course ;))

Below is my interpretation of Tiktaq'to. I've made a few tweaks to what comes out of the box, the helmet has changed and his bones sword is now a halberd (because really, who is he going to hit with that tiny sword!). The ripperdactyl has also changed, he has a nice pair of out stretched wings and an extended double tail, I've also bent his head up and changed how the rider grips on to his steed. Conversion wise both are finished, although I will be adding a few ribbons to aide the movement.

Below is mainly progress on the base, it's about two weeks of work so far. The idea with the scene is the ripperdacyl will be swooping down and around to attack an enemy, the model will be sorted via the bottom wing which will be skimming through the river below (so ignore the brass rod!). At the moment the painting is still fairly rough, the boulders and border rocks have had some quick acrylic highlights, shades and definition, then an oil wash to break up the grey by adding several tones of colour and then pigments on top of that to help add texture and soil, these rocky sections will have foliage glued all over them, so am not too concerned if they look 100%.

Other than that the glyphs have had a quick airbrush. I am still a little stuck on the giants causeway inspired columns, I know I want to add texture, but am not sure what colour they need to be.

What does everyone think? Will the piece work for GDUK?

John










"Redbeard!" Part2

Good afternoon painters,

Voting of our contest is nearly done and I found some time to work on my project "Redbeard".

This was the last picture of the project:


All pictures during the building you can find in Part1

 And here are my colorchoice for the mainparts of the base...


Started with a basetone of mahagoni brown for the earth, highlights one with graveyard earth, second highlight with kommando khaki, after this the shadows with a mix of mahagoni brown and matt black.


The top level of the base parts i want to have a kind of green brown mix like the bottom of a forrest.
Bastone was a mix of jade green and dark green, first highlight camouflage green and second highlight scorpion green. Shadows where painted with pure dark sea blue.



I only have this bad picture taken after this steps, sorry for that :-(




After all i used this colors as wash, to let the colors better work together. Dark green wash, European Dust wash and thinned down rhinox hide.

That is my result after this steps.



Next steps will be some drybrushing, details (roots,etc...) and more highlights.

Hope you like it,
best regards, 

Michael aka Dellolyn

Painting Contest Voting underway...


We would like to thank everyone who has entered the contest. In the end we had a fantastic showing of entries for the 3 categories, and now the hard part is underway.. the voting! So excuse the quiet on the blog as all the members are busy looking over all the entries to give it our full attention!

Expect to see some more news on this part in the coming weeks, but as always this will take time. We hope to have some results by the end of the month, but depending on the results we might need to do some second round voting! 

Incredible entries by all, and best of luck to everyone!

5th Dimension Painting Contest 2014 Gallery






(PLEASE KLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE IT)

A single miniature up to 54mm in scale. It can be from any genre or manufacturer. Mounted models do not qualify for this category.

Artists:
Artem Romanov - Hellgirl
Adam Halon - Ezio
Chris Suhre - Horgle Ironstrike
Bryce Deline - Graffito
Florian Weinheimer - monochrome monk
Frank Behrens - Fyreshadow
Gerd d'Hollander - Pirates
Hon Ho - Sanity is for the weak!
Johannes Ringenberg - Thieves! -or how estereggs learned to vanish
Ricardo Pisa - Orc!!!
Martin Vermeulen - Aaargh2 D2

Oliver Späth - Celtic Chieftain III B.C.












Artem Romanov - Hellgirl

THIRD PLACE IN CATEGORY
TechniqueAtmosphereCreativityTotal
3,83,63,53,6


































Martin Vermeulen - Aaargh2 D2




Jörg Birschwilk - Minotaurin








Maartjie Giesbers - Alice in wonderless land

SECOND PLACE IN CATEGORY
TechniqueAtmosphereCreativityTotal
3,83,73,73,7










Roman Lappat - Frogs X-ing

FIRST PLACE IN CATERGORY
TechniqueAtmosphereCreativityTotal
4,1554,7



















This category covers both flesh and mechanical creations. Anything considered a large monster/creature or a vehicle of any kind whether that be a quad bike or steampunk walker or a dragon or a giant or an elf on griffin.

Artists:

Thomas Wasch - Minotaure

FIRST PLACE IN CATEGORY
TechniqueAtmosphereCreativityTotal
4,73,533,7












Tall Tales
This category is dedicated to story telling, it includes all creations which you feel story telling is the main focus, this can include any type of model at any scale, this can include a single figure, monster, vehicle, vignette, diorama etc..




    



Stephan Lang - LiMinZhu

SECOND PLACE IN CATEGORY
TechniqueAtmosphereCreativityTotal
3,754,54,4
(The story wasn´t relevant for the results)






Bryce Deline - Signs of Life (Graffito #2)









David Powell - Lost in the Dark

THIRD PLACE IN CATEGORY
TechniqueAtmosphereCreativityTotal
44,844,3








Melanie Drew - Fragile Shelter

MOST CREATIVE AWARD
The rated points aren't relevant for the awarding of the price.
Every judge has three votes through all categories. The entry with the most votes receives the award.
TechniqueAtmosphereCreativityTotal
2,74,34,83,9























Justin Rae - Super Savior

FIRST PLACE IN CATEGORY
TechniqueAtmosphereCreativityTotal
4,54,34,74,5