Wednesday, 8 February 2017

From JohnM: Curtgeld - Voltaire (25 Points)

I can not take any credit for the choice of this entry as my payment of the Curtgeld, I will leave that to AdamC. From what I understand, Curt requested that the entrants in this year's challenge team up for this submission. Adam had two figures on hand and asked which one I wanted to paint and of course I picked Voltaire (I will let Adam present his choice).

Voltaire was of course a famous writer from the 16th century during the French Enlightenment. He was famous for his criticism of religion and intolerance, as well as the French establishment. I would think that this easily categorizes him as a risk taker. I would believe also that he would have a lot to criticize today!

One of my favourite scenes in Sharp is when our hero quotes Voltaire to Colonel Dubreton: Dieu n'est pas pour les grand battalions, mais pour se qui teront meilleur.


Anyway that is all for this week, I believe it is 20 points. Adam is planning to base this figure with his, so it remains unbased. I realize that there is a risk taker bonus round in the last week of the challenge but I really would have difficulty claiming 50 points for one figure. Maybe I will think up a more fitting submission by then.

ByronM: Very lovely paint job here John, and one I am sure Curt will enjoy as well.  I like the contrasting red/yellow and the subtle but effective shading.  This will award you 5 points for the model itself, and an additional 20 points for the bonus.  Please make sure you post a picture once you and Adam have them based together so we can see what they look like completed.

Oh, and you may want to check your theme week topics, the "risk taker" was a theme from last year.  The only two left this year are: West and Movie/TV/Book character, so you may need to adjust your plans.

34 comments:

  1. Very fine work John, my half of the project is underway (it could see light Monday).

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  2. Oooh...an intellectual...I feel so inadequate now...

    Excellent painting John.

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  3. Hi Byron, Thanks for the heads up, I never can find the pdf that Curt sends out to the contestants!

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  4. Lovely work John, thank you very much. I really like his yellow waist jacket juxtaposed against his vivid red coat. Very striking.

    As the man himself said: 'Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes is excellent in others belong to us as well.' Thanks again John, I look forward to seeing Adam's component to this piece.

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  5. Very nice indeed, that's a prefect figure for my collection. Where does he come from?

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    1. I am not sure Ray, I will ask Adam and get back to you.

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  6. Lovely work on an interesting figure.
    Best Iain

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  7. Excellent painting and excellent subject choice, I find it fits well with Curt for some reason...

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    1. I'm not entirely sure how to take that... :)

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    2. Yes Curt but we have both met you!

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  8. Excellent work! Curt, can I borrow him for a SYW Kleine Krieg game?

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  9. Lovely figure, well done. Do you know who makes him? I want to say Front Rank or Foundry, but I'm not sure.
    Looking forward to seeing how he gets based, and who he is based with.

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    1. Thanks Michael, I checked with Adam, the figure is from Eureka. http://eurekaminusa.com/collections/civilians-18c-musician-vignettes-28mm/products/100civ30

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  10. Very well done! I'm sure Curt will be more than just pleased.

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