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Monthly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May 2017

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Monthly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May 2017

PostWed Apr 12, 2017 7:25 pm

I know some have you have noticed the Monthly Painting Competiton hiatus. Well it is coming back!!!

The painting competition will still run monthly and it will start today. The closing date is May the 31st!

We will judge which entries we like the most and send the winner a prize!
The overall winner and a runner up will also be featured in our gallery on the Hawk Wargames website. How cool is that? 8-)

We love to see anything you are working on such as Infantry models, Battleships, Terrain pieces, Conversions! The only rule is you can only submit once per competition so make it count. It could be an entire battlegroup, a single model, a cool diorama but the general subject can only be one post.

Good luck to all of you!
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Re: Monthtly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May

PostTue Apr 18, 2017 9:35 pm

Just noticed this today! I've been looking forward to these returning.

I would like to enter
Battlefleet Vanadium
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As you might have noticed the cruisers have custom engine nozzles:
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Weapons are of course magnetised, even the frigate turrets:
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The very first ship, the UCMF Toronto received some more extensive conversion:
(and had the best luck with the lighting for her photos)
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The Colour scheme was decided very early on when i painted my Fleet Air assets for Dropzone. While they are not meant to be part of this entry they serve to form a visual and thematic connection between the two branches.
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The teal marking on the wing carries over for voidcraft as well:
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While working on the Toronto i also made a tutorial for this colour scheme.
You can find the English version here:
http://thehotlz.blogspot.de/2017/03/rea ... paint.html
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cT1 ... sp=sharing

And the German version here:
http://travespielertreffen.de/2017/02/d ... r-schritt/
http://www.brueckenkopf-online.com/2017 ... to-klasse/

If you'd like to have a look at the full sized photos:
http://imgur.com/gallery/4KoMu
http://imgur.com/gallery/sPl3E
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Re: Monthtly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May

PostThu Apr 20, 2017 7:19 am

Wow, that's pretty! Well done, sir!
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Re: Monthtly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 3:45 am

My Scourge:
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My kit bashed corvettes before they were released:
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Re: Monthtly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 4:09 am

I'm glad this is starting up again. It's so fabulous seeing people's painted armies and fleets.
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Re: Monthtly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May

PostSun Apr 23, 2017 1:57 pm

Bistromatic - That UCM fleet is exceptional. You clearly understand your color theory.

Feindusmaximus - Nicely done on the corvettes. Very clever!
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Re: Monthtly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May

PostMon Apr 24, 2017 9:15 am

Keep that awesome work coming folks. We love seeing what people are up to!
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Re: Monthtly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May

PostMon Apr 24, 2017 6:42 pm

This is prob about as much as I'll paint of my own models this month ;)

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Some great entries again as always!!!
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Re: Monthtly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May

PostThu Apr 27, 2017 12:40 pm

Nodri wrote:Bistromatic - That UCM fleet is exceptional. You clearly understand your color theory.


As a colour theory novice, can I check that I understand - The teal squad markings are complementary to the red/orange engines. Is that what you're referring to? Or it is somethine else I haven't noticed?
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Re: Monthtly Painting Competition Re-launch - April and May

PostSat Apr 29, 2017 12:38 am

Ruarl wrote: As a colour theory novice, can I check that I understand - The teal squad markings are complementary to the red/orange engines. Is that what you're referring to? Or it is somethine else I haven't noticed?


You're close. There are two pairs of compliments (red-orange & blue-green and red & green).

The reason I posted the comment was because of the green lights. The warm colors on the ships blend from red to orange to white while the teal is comparatively flat. Painting the lights green adds depth to the cool side of the model and provides overall balance. It's the sort of small detail that indicates the painter knows what they're doing.
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