If you haven’t been following the thread in the forums than this picture may not be the dead giveaway that it is for others. As I am sure you have guessed this is the winner of our June painting competition! A big congratulations to all participants, there was some truly great modeling and painting that came in this month! In the end I chose these 8-rads by Kyle Bordage, club member and local store owner of Imaginary Wars where the REGIMENT club is based. One of the reasons I chose these 8-rads was in large part for the wheels actually. I find that people hate painting wheels, especially myself and it tends to be a part of the model that I am hoping people wont look at. However, Kyle had done a great job with these and the wheels really stood out to me. Great work! He also did the camo with a brush stippling rather than airbrush, which was an interesting change of pace. I still prefer the airbrush myself but it was nice to see someone trying something different and in terms of painting skill it might be more skillful to do it with a brush than an airbrush. All in all a great job Kyle!
I did want to mention the runner up who I had a really hard time choosing between. Truthfully all of the submissions were great but ultimately, for me anyway, it came down to Kyle’s 8-rads and Chris’ Hind helicopters. In the end I was hoping that the cock-pits of the Hind’s would have had a little more which combined with the wheels on the 8-rads was what brought me to the conclusion of a winner. However, great job to Chris as well!
Thank you to all participants in June and the July competition is already underway! Hope to see even more submissions in July. I know I will be submitting as Howard / ExGGFG will be doing the judging this month. Lets get those back logs painted and see some more great miniatures guys! Kyle be sure to ask Howard or myself for you prize when we see you at IW next. If you aren’t a member and want to join to be a part of the painting competitions then talk to an officer (I am one) now!
July rules are here
July submissions can be posted here
A final note about structure for the blog. I will be submitting the next tactics article mid month from now on so that the painting competition can get the spot light at the beginning of the month.
I also should let those of you who don’t know that we welcomed the newest member of my family, little Isabella at the beginning of June. This is why I was distracted from getting the tactics article for June out. Thanks for your patience and pay attention to mid July for the German installment of our artillery specialization section!