mahon wrote:I would love to read a similar report but from a miniature painting contest as seen by a historical modeler ^^.
me too! that would be really interesting!
I like the dioramas and stories they capture but can't resist the feeling that standards of painting are not comparable to what we're used to... Of course I am aware of many great Polish historical modelers and painters - but what you showed doesn't impress me that much
I have a similar feeling. they pay so much attention to "diorama" aspect of their entries, to small details (you know, like tools on a table), to basing, terrain, buildings, conversions... and painting on figures is almost always below that quality. what's interesting, it happens pretty often that buildings are painted much better than figures!
I wonder if such a work would be accepted: Click to see full-sized image
not saying it wouldn't, just thinking...
great paintjob but not very realistic. fantasy style of painting, with strong contrast...
also, what surprises me (though this is something I noticed earlier, not only in Bytom) are paintjobs on busts - some people paint absolutely fantastic faces. great lighting, colour nuances, unshaved look, realistic eyes... at the same time other elements at the same time look like they have one layer only, no shading/highlighting, no nothing... it looks so odd to me sometimes, like there were 2 painters doing different parts of a bust.