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Gaugamela (20mm) (Frank) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen (Bugsda)

Gaugamela (20mm) (Frank)
323 (64.1%)
Friends Romans and Countrymen (Bugsda) (shield transfer)
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Voting closed: April 13, 2014, 12:56:36 PM

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Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« on: April 06, 2014, 12:02:58 PM »


« Last Edit: April 06, 2014, 12:56:55 PM by Prof.Witchheimer »

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 12:27:57 PM »

Are the figures in the first entry 1/72 soft plastic?
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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 12:44:36 PM »
Very hard choice. The first is an excellent vignette. Love the Romans also, very bright - how I personally like to think of them.

Offline Blue in vt

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 01:21:08 PM »
Battle of the heavy weights!  This is going to be a brutal choice!  Both are really fantastic.

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Offline malto cortese

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 01:52:48 PM »
Terribly hard choice! Great entries! But my preference goes to...
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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 02:06:10 PM »
Oh heck, time to flip that coin again!

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 02:22:00 PM »
Are the figures in the first entry 1/72 soft plastic?
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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 02:22:44 PM »
Fantastic entries both!

Great bright, clean and well executed Romans.

I love the colours on those Skythians, and fantastic scene composition there!

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 02:58:58 PM »
Chris, those Romans are even better than your winning team from last week. Gorgeous.

Frank, your painting is great, but - as ever - your picture composition and photography is superb. It's art really. Well done  :)

Offline moonshado

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 04:28:37 PM »
Hardest to choose so far.

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 04:59:51 PM »
Holy shit, Frank! How many miniatures do you have in that scene?

Offline Dolmot

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2014, 05:07:35 PM »
Holy shit, Frank! How many miniatures do you have in that scene?

My thoughts exactly. And very nicely chosen depth of field, by the way. I often aim at something similar, but eventually it doesn't always work as the actual objects are so deep and I run out of physical space and/or backdrop size. It's amazing how huge a set-up you sometimes need for photographing a handful of minis.

Offline thebinmann

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 05:44:33 PM »
Stunning!

In round one we saw 15mm look like 28 and now those 20mm could pass for 54+.... AMAZING

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2014, 07:30:04 PM »
My thoughts exactly. And very nicely chosen depth of field, by the way.

I was thinking the same thing. I almost always shoot for the widest depth of field, but here is an example of what blurring the background can do for you. If the background figs were in sharp focus, it would have been too distracting. Amazing...

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Re: Round 3 - Gaugamela (20mm) vs. Friends Romans and Countrymen
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2014, 07:58:48 PM »
These are both gorgeous. The composition on that vignette is brilliant and the photography makes it look like live action. Great brushwork on this smaller scale as well.

The brushwork on those Romans is so clean and perfect. The palette is great and the basing is fabulous.


 

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