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Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« on: January 22, 2022, 05:20:05 PM »
Tannhäuser in the Venusberg
or
The LPL Entry that Never Was






Back in 2018 I entered the Lead Painter's League, and for a long time before that had been toying with the idea of a Tannhäuser-themed entry. You know, the German folk tale about a knight who discovers the goddess Venus living under a hill, that was later a Wagner opera. So I bought all the stuff I needed, and fully intended for it to be one of my entries. Unfortunately, what with the ever-increasing time-crunch in the LPL, it proved to be just too much work to get done in the time, and I had to scrap it, replacing it with another entry, one that was easier finish before the deadline. Some old Game of Thrones crap or something, I think it was.

Much more recently, I realised I still had all the stuff, so why not paint it up, just for fun? So that's what I did, and here it is, a belated entry to the 2018 LPL.  :)


The idea was to replicate one of those Pre-Raphaelite Venuses, and I found what felt like the perfect figure, a larger scale one from Brother Vinni.

You know, this type of thing...

 




As it is Venus she ought to be holding an apple I guess, but what the hell, couldn't be bothered with trying to change that.



In the end I made a couple of Tannhäusers, wasn't sure which would work best until I tried them out...



The standing one is a Crusader Miniatures Teutonic Knight. I can't remember who makes the kneeling one, but he's been given a Crusader Minis head. Turns out Tannhäuser was a real bloke, and that is his actual coat of arms. I was pretty lucky it was something so easy to paint.  :)



The nymphs (is that the right word?) are from Hasslefree Minis.










https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC6f8FbnVMQ
Never thought you'd find Bob Hope in a thread about German folkore and Wagner, did ya?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRmCEGHt-Qk
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« Last Edit: January 22, 2022, 05:24:18 PM by Plynkes »
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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2022, 05:31:37 PM »
Wow!

Very nice figures and diorama - and bonus points for including all the background info as an uncultured heathen like me knew nothing of this story. Actually in would be good for LPL if entries could have the option to include a bit of backstory.

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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2022, 05:45:10 PM »
Ireally love this entry - all of it! Presentation, narration, content and painting - simply excellent! Thanks for a great show!

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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2022, 07:22:23 PM »
Absolutely fantastic stuff, glad to see you’re back at it  8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2022, 07:41:09 PM »
Great work!
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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2022, 09:48:20 PM »
Wow,I really like this :-* :-* :-*
You should have a look at my build something contest from a few years ago; forest loch I think it was called,similar inspiration  :)
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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2022, 01:50:50 PM »
Now I know what Roy Batty really meant by the things he saw at the Tannhauser Gate.

Really nice.

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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2022, 02:03:10 PM »
Lovely subtle work on the skin tones  :)

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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2022, 02:24:03 PM »
Lovely subtle work on the skin tones  :)

Seconded, very nicely done ;D
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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2022, 02:42:43 PM »
Now I know what Roy Batty really meant by the things he saw at the Tannhauser Gate.

 lol lol lol

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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2022, 02:47:35 PM »
Jolly Nice.

Lovely skin tones.
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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2022, 03:43:25 PM »
Jolly nice.  :)
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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2022, 07:12:24 PM »
 lol  lol  lol

15 foot soprano... You're such a pisser, Dylan!


GREAT paintwork and theme! So cool to see that old spark in ya!
« Last Edit: January 23, 2022, 07:21:26 PM by Hammers »

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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2022, 09:07:34 PM »
Just noticed the random local in the background, ahahahaha lol


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Re: Tannhäuser in the Venusberg (NSFW-ish)
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2022, 09:41:34 PM »
Well, he was my lucky charm all through the 2018 LPL, would have been churlish to leave him out of this one.  :)



 

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