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Author Topic: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION  (Read 6909 times)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2018, 10:26:58 AM »
Hurray! The lists are open - let's hope there's a good field... :)

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2018, 07:47:38 AM »
I'm not hopeful of making it this year,  Was behind n my usual schedule beforehand but my father passed away a week Saturday ago and time has just evaporated since.  I have the first two rounds painted awaiting pictures so may push on but can't guarantee there ill be new figures each round this year :(

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2018, 08:20:06 AM »
Sorry to hear that, Khartoum2. My condolences to you.
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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2018, 09:21:05 AM »
I'm not hopeful of making it this year,  Was behind n my usual schedule beforehand but my father passed away a week Saturday ago and time has just evaporated since.  I have the first two rounds painted awaiting pictures so may push on but can't guarantee there ill be new figures each round this year :(

Sorry to hear that. My condolences.


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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2018, 09:57:40 AM »
I have my reservations too, but I also like the idea of shaking things up a bit and trying something new. If it's a complete disaster we can always go back to the old way next year.

I do worry a bit that the idea of "I only have to paint six teams" might take too firm a hold and we end up with a bunch of finalists who have nothing ready because they assumed they'd be knocked out. That would be embarrassing (but kind of funny, too).

I think the new rules moves the LPL towards a tactical competition rather than an encouragement to paint. But I encourage you to try it. I am afraid I realize now, this time beforehand, that I won't be able to keep up with the necessary paint, staging and photo schedule this year.

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2018, 10:38:11 AM »
I'm in for the first time in 4 years, having been encouraged by the change to the format after the first 6 rounds.  The main reason for not participating in recent years has been the grind for producing 10 teams, which took up most of my available time for other projects for close on 3 months.

However despite the fact that I am happy with my painting style, I am not expecting to progress to the knock out round, given the standard in recent years.

What I have discovered is that my camera skills for photography small teams in close up are distinctly dodgy.  Therefore I have set my goals for this LPL to improve this skill as the competition progresses. We shall see if this is possible.

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2018, 10:54:19 AM »
I am afraid I realize now, this time beforehand, that I won't be able to keep up with the necessary paint, staging and photo schedule this year.

That's a shame. I shall miss playing "Where's Wally?" looking for the man with the hat, briefcase and dog.



Hu Rhu, I think getting good at the photography side of things is almost as key as getting good at painting. I wish you the best of luck with that. Using the LPL to hone your skills is a damn good reason to do it.

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2018, 11:09:33 AM »
I've resigned to not making this year - I've spent lots of money on terrain recently, so can't in good conscience dedicate the time to painting LPL teams that I'd like to. I enjoyed last year too! Good luck those that are entering.
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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2018, 11:30:51 AM »
What I have discovered is that my camera skills for photography small teams in close up are distinctly dodgy.  Therefore I have set my goals for this LPL to improve this skill as the competition progresses. We shall see if this is possible.

Handy guide to photography of minis - https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/03/06/the-model-photo-how-to-photograph-models-for-display/

Offline TheBlackCrane

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2018, 07:16:02 PM »
Got teams painted, but some of my photos are awful. In two minds about entering as I think my photography skills and staging are just so poor I've lost half the battle before it even comes to voting. Ok I never expect to win anyway, but I'd at least like to do the figures justice with the pictures.

Offline Neldoreth

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2018, 12:10:20 AM »
I won't be in this year, but I'm looking forward to spectating!

THe new rules look interesting... It's probably a good idea for everyone to just assume they'll make it after the elimination rounds and paint all entries anyway... At the very least, they'll have a few entries ready for next year! :D

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2018, 10:16:30 AM »
That's me out as well, just taken on a couple of large commissions that'll take the time I set aside for the LPL. Maybe next year  :)

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2018, 10:22:47 AM »
That's me out as well, just taken on a couple of large commissions that'll take the time I set aside for the LPL. Maybe next year  :)

Glad to hear your business is booming, James!

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2018, 10:30:27 AM »
Me too  lol

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Re: THE LEAD PAINTERS LEAGUE 12 - GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2018, 10:50:18 AM »
Man, they're dropping like flies! Is anybody doing it this time?  :)