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"Coastal Conflict"

A PanO Jotums and Yu Jing Guijia dueling on the coast of an alien world.  

I desperately wanted to paint a Wyrd mini for the theme, but felt there are few "water" themed models in Malifaux and that the ones which could be (Gremlins, Swampfiends) would be over represented this round.  Models in this diorama are from Infinity.

I fully painted both models before I began the diorama.  To create the horizon in the background I used multiple ink washes (for ocean) and my airbrush (planets) on a large 11"x17" sheet of card stock.  The water on the base was created starting with epoxy resin which I dyed with dark blue ink (I desired opaque water).  Then I mixed blue paint with heavy gel medium to create the waves on top of the resin.  The biggest pain was the hours of drying in between applying all the layers.  For the big waves near the models' feet and the water covering the Jotum's flamethrower I needed 4 layers of gel!  

Many thanks to the judges and good luck to the other participants this round!


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5 hours ago, Bozydar said:

Pacific Rim Really nice piece of work and they looked like the Jaggers fighting each other ;D

Haha thanks, I'd be lying if I didn't say that wasn't a bit of the inspiration ;) 

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Wanted to share some additional WIP pics for the water effects. It took a lot of work and I certainly learned a lot from the process.

Outside of some final touchups and shadowing, I painted both models before the diorama was created. I set epoxy resin on the base to make it look like the TAGs were treading through water of some depth. Then I used gel medium to create the waves, in several layers. 

Thanks to the competition for pushing me to add to my skill set!

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6 hours ago, Phosphexborn said:

that's a pity that you've lost.IMO you have shown theme of this round better.

Thank you for saying so. My opponent had a gorgeous piece, but I thought I edged him on Theme too.  I spent so much time on the theme elements this time with the assumption it was 40% of the total score.... I'll place less emphasis on it next time, more on the painting.

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18 hours ago, SevenThirtySeven said:

Thank you for saying so. My opponent had a gorgeous piece, but I thought I edged him on Theme too.  I spent so much time on the theme elements this time with the assumption it was 40% of the total score.... I'll place less emphasis on it next time, more on the painting.

He has outstanding paintjob.But it's scale pushing you to such level and there was no water everywhere for me. 
You were the best at round one for sure multiple osl was something that i haven't seen before on such level.Will be cheering for you due to silver rounds =)

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On 10/31/2017 at 7:51 PM, Phosphexborn said:

He has outstanding paintjob.But it's scale pushing you to such level and there was no water everywhere for me. 
You were the best at round one for sure multiple osl was something that i haven't seen before on such level.Will be cheering for you due to silver rounds =)

The theme points are certainly very subjective and I wasn't sure whether or not my interpretation of the theme would be shared by the judges.

I had no idea which way the round would go and think SevenThirtySeven's work so far has been amazing. Sure he will continue to do awesome stuff in the next round (It'll certainly be one of the entries I'm looking out for).

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