Monday, October 27, 2014

Armies on Parade 2014

For the past two weeks I have been working on my display board for the Armies on Parade competition and this past Saturday was the big day!

Last week you saw my board in progress so I won't bore you with more of the same on how it was built.

I started out painting it by airbrushing the stone with Tallarn Sand as a basecoat. I followed this with a second airbrush of Karak Stone. I did this in a purposefully patchy pattern to give the stone some variation in color.

Anything that had texture, such as the pillars, statue, and in between the pyramid bricks got a wash of Agrax Earthshade. All of the stone then got a drybrush of Karak Stone followed by a light drybrush of Ushabti Bone.

The sand was painted with a trio of bulk acrylic paints I got at a craft store. I painted the sand with a patchy look of ochre and a khaki. I did this while the paint was still wet so it blended together nicer. This was then drybrushed with what would be the equivalent of Screaming Skull.

I picked out some areas with Hawk Turquoise and then faded it with Karak Stone. The gold was painted is my normal manner.

The last things I did was paint the rim of the display black and painted some cracks onto the main walkway. I did this since I decided it was not ruined enough looking as the rest of it (it was actually my wife's suggestion, I really like what it added). Well enough talking, here are some pictures of my army displayed on it. 

So now you may be wondering how I did? Well I came in second. I really wanted the Gold, but the customers have spoken and picked a Space Wolf army over mine. I took some pictures of the other entires while I was there. This was at the Rochester Hills, Michigan GW store. Enjoy!

This was the first place winner. I think the display is cool, and the models he had finished look like they are pretty good. Unfortunately the majority of the army wasn't even fully painted. There are plenty of details left undone and even some areas of bare primer. I would really like to see this once it is completely done, and I think it could really be a contender, I just don't think an unfinished army should qualify to win though.

My army.

This was the third place winner, another Tomb King player! I was kind of shocked, I didn't know there were that many of us out there. I wish I had that many chariots...

A really nice Lord of the Rings display. I really like it and think it deserved to place. LoTR is just not popular enough though amongst the people voting.

Some awesome Dwarfs from my friend Nathan. 

Space Marine/Empire army? Not sure.

My shiny new trophy.

With some friends.

Well that's all for now. I plan on building an entire table in sections like my display board so I can use it in games, so look for that sometime in the future.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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