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Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Warhammer fest 2020 - any takers
« on: February 03, 2020, 02:03:18 pm »
I am coming! :)
Woo,

I believe a little bird has confirmed to me that the event is on the 2nd and 3rd of May this year.

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Upcoming Golden Demons / Warhammer fest 2020 - any takers
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:13:34 pm »
Hi all,

so with warhammer fest 2020 i assume going to be in May again next year.

Any of us here planning on attending as competitors?

I wasnt what with new baby and few other things, but wife was suddenly, "you planning on going?" so i am now unexpectedly planning on the trip as funds have been freed :)

Just need to pull finger out as not started anything!

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Offtopic / Re: Golden Demon Classic 2019
« on: May 14, 2019, 05:35:52 pm »
Well it was a great event this year, very strong entries and lots of entries, met lots of people and had a really good weekend.

Out of the 4 entries, i got 2 finalists, with the small scale Knights being down to the last five on the judging table, but sadly missed out, the three winners were very good and i think the base on the bronze was what pipped it and some details\ contrast just that bit better, but great to be so close.

I thought I may get commended with the red sticker on both the AoS single and Small scale, But with the small scale getting down to last 5 (i saw them judging the category through the cabinets randomly as i went to see how i had got on). So a bit of a shame.


Have to pick some models to get starting on 2020.

AoS Single by Richard Rose, on Flickr

Knights by Richard Rose, on Flickr

Primus by Richard Rose, on Flickr

Goliath 1 by Richard Rose, on Flickr

Goliath 2 by Richard Rose, on Flickr

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Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Fest Europe and GD
« on: May 14, 2019, 05:33:27 pm »
I was beside max Faleij when he was speaking to someone asking about one and October as a "maybe".

I would let hope for it die as its a popular event and having 1 in UK, EU and USA would make sense going forward.

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Work in progress / Re: Rick's WIP
« on: April 26, 2019, 12:54:30 pm »
Rounding off the details on the single figure entry and the figures on the vehicle entry.  Placed the wheels and dozer blade on the truck for fit check, but not glued yet.

I may tone the base down with a thin sprayed wash to darken it a bit, dont know yet.

4 by Richard Rose, on Flickr

3 by Richard Rose, on Flickr

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Work in progress / Re: Rick's WIP
« on: April 22, 2019, 07:07:35 pm »
TBH, i have given up trying to second guess my entries on what may or may not appeal or look good etc to the judges, if i am discarded because the base distracts from the model, well, then its all a bit stupid and tbh i am getting close to jacking it all in if this year is a complete bust again, as its really expensive and you just have no feedback so your just banging away trying to improve and feel that its like hitting a wall all the time.

I think the mentality of 'jacking it all in if this year is a complete bust' is probably the wrong one to approach competition painting with. That's completely my opinion of course and I can't say I've had an overwhelming amount of experience (one Demon, Salute, many many local competitions in several stores which are obviously not nearly on the level of GD- still valuable however), but especially with Golden Demon, you can never go in expecting anything.

You will, without a doubt, be able to get feedback on your work. If somehow the judges disappear, or are busy, then there are tens of incredibly talented painters always happy to talk, and many of the 'Eavy Metal team on stands or roaming the halls who will similarly give you feedback. It takes quite a bit of courage, as I found out in the Nov Demon, but after hesitating to approach many people for feedback there, I made the most of the opportunity at Salute and it did me a world of good.

If your model is discarded because the base detracts from the model, then you've just been given precise feedback on how to improve. Next base you do, make sure it doesn't. (Send pics of it to other painters, bring it into local store, etc.).

Don't stop second guessing your models. It's often frustrating and demoralising but if you don't constantly question the quality of your painting it will come as more of a surprise when the judges do. (That is their job after all). 

I don't doubt all that sounds patronising, I don't mean it to be, I just feel it's integral to enjoying the experience of competition painting and I've had to remind myself of it a few times. Painting is fun. Don't take that fact away from yourself.

On a lighter note, I think the base looks really great. I'm looking forward to seeing the piece at 'Fest.

All good advice, and (i don't mean this in a facetious way at all  btw :) ) i have had the same chat with other painters at events, usually at the bit we all dread, judging complete and its been a bust year.

I am actually decent mates with a few guys who are regular winners and i am very happy to see them at W fest each year as its a good catch up and can look at each others models and talk about issues and get feedback.

The main issue i have is more as i am now a sole trader and my income isn't what it was when i had a job, i feel i have to justify the cost of getting to Fest and spending over 300 just to get and stay at the event gets harder to justify if for a few years on the bounce your not getting into finalist positions (which i have been a couple of times now but last few attempts haven't resulted in anything.

getting feedback is great but can be very hard to do at GD as judges are always in high demand, but i have spoken with max falej (sp?) on twitter a few times and he gave very good feedback.

Also going through the IVF treatments with my wife have been very stressfull this last 12 months, and i also had a big job interview on tuesday which i didnt get in the end though came close) and as i work at home and a lot of my friends now live some 50 miles away, it gets very lonely at times and the day i posted on here about it being all a bust and may give up, i was just quite down and in a funk.

I am working away again on my entries and have a clear couple of weeks to work on them solely (work commitments worked out well there) so we will see.

I think the main thing is you put huge amounts of work into these pieces and when you dont even get into finalist pin position and you see some other entries that have and you can clearly see an issue or something on that model, you start getting a bit fed up. We all do this, its because we are so dedicated and love the competition and entering.

I wouldn't still be doing this some 7 years after my first finalist if i thought id really jack it in ;), i just like a moan now and then, forums are like my pub of mates.

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I'm staying at the venue hilton hotel. so ill be up for drinks in evening if folk fancy drinks at the hotel bar. won5 be travelling though as with Cronhs disease and travel I'll be far too twitchy to punt about Coventry :)

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Work in progress / Re: Rick's WIP
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:34:02 am »
TBH, i have given up trying to second guess my entries on what may or may not appeal or look good etc to the judges, if i am discarded because the base distracts from the model, well, then its all a bit stupid and tbh i am getting close to jacking it all in if this year is a complete bust again, as its really expensive and you just have no feedback so your just banging away trying to improve and feel that its like hitting a wall all the time.

Sorry if that's a bit nihilistic, im just all a bit fed up with it just now, feel its just a waste of my time, and considering i am painting for a living, its not a good place to be.

EDIT: after having a quiet word with myself and reading you question again, yes the textured parts on the cloth (trousers) and a bit of the sword are stippling, just trying out the technique as it seems popular and its a fun thing to do) the leather coat is just thin blending, i.e. very thinned paint built up with lots of layers (Hairdryer needed to speed it up).

I didnt mean to be sharp in my reply, just going through a lot at home with the IVF (no bad news) its just a constant nervousness, and i feel breaking out with my commission work isnt going to happen as FB and Instagram algorithms just mean nothing ever gets seen, or any group you go in scream at you "No commission painters posts", its all a bit depressing, in a fun hobby, there are a lot of killjoys. (not aimed at you obvs, :) )

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Work in progress / Re: Rick's WIP
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:39:24 pm »
Further work on the GSC character and the base.

1 by Richard Rose, on Flickr

2 by Richard Rose, on Flickr

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Work in progress / Re: Rick's WIP
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:12:21 am »
Thanks.

No, its a 32mm base for my 40k single GSC character.

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Work in progress / Re: Rick's WIP
« on: April 12, 2019, 03:46:43 pm »
Hi all,

Well i have been quiet for a while, but its not bad news, all good, IVF ongoing and success so far, but waiting for 12 week scan before calming down a bit, odly i will have this scan before the trip to coventry :).

I have been working away slowly (still lots to do and getting squeaky bum time), however started base work for my single figure 40k entry.

base by Richard Rose, on Flickr

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Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Golden Demon at the UK Warhammer Fest 2019
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:59:52 am »
It mixes it up a bit which is good, but makes it an even more crowded field.

I have that mini already so i am going to tackle it and see as i like the category and the timeframe is the same for everyone, if a bit tight!

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Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Golden Demon at the UK Warhammer Fest 2019
« on: February 16, 2019, 06:33:50 pm »
Just saw that, Max Falej messaged me with it on twitter.  Better yet i already own the figure for the masterclass in blister.

Interesting about new categories, ill need to go over it with a cup of coffee as just in from a day out with the wife.

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Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Golden Demon at the UK Warhammer Fest 2019
« on: February 16, 2019, 10:19:11 am »
Tickets are up on sale for Warhammer fest.

Can't find any news on GD category information for this year yet though.

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