Miniature of the month: March 2013

Hi everyone!
Can you feel the spring coming to your door? It gets warmer and nothing does better then lots of sunshine and few hours spent while painting miniatures. So pick a miniatures, grab a brush and show us your work :)

Authors say

Now here is what the authors said about their works:

This one was for ME6, Ivanka Kurganova from Raging Heroes. I really like it even do the sculpt has some hard places to reach, but they are so cool.

Did a small convertion adding a hilt to the sword Scabbard since with this arm/sword it was looking funny. Hope everyone likes it, i did it was great painting again

— Pandadosmares

the last one i did was this little bugger, most people think it’s Puss in boot’s but it’s actually von helsing as a cat…..this mini is from tale of war and been a blast to paint….. this is my third mini i paint and i’m still learning so always in for some critisism…… let me know what u guys think…. Ow yeah first go ever at NMM

— trobwal

Miniatures of the month March

Who can enter the competition

Everyone! Yes, that’s true. Have you ever considered competing and trying your skills with other great painters? This is a great opportunity. :)
It’s all very simple – just log into our forum and post pictures of your miniatures. They will automatically take part in next month voting.

Rules and voting

Everybody can vote for 3 miniatures of their choice. There will be one Miniature of the Month (the winner) and up to two honorable mentions. The number of honorable mentions will be reduced if two miniatures tie for the title of the Miniature of the Month, so the maximum number of awarded entries is 3.

OK, so now you should be ready to vote:

The poll is open for two weeks, which is until May 10th. The results will be posted after the poll is closed and the winner will receive a honorary badge to display in his profile on our miniature painting forum and will take part in voting “Miniature of the Year 2013”. In case of a tie, the badge will be awarded to the winners. Up to two models will also receive honorary mentions.

We encourage you to comment on this month’s entries, explain your votes or even discuss votes of other users – we’ll be happy to read what you have to say. So don’t be shy and share your opinion with us. Thanks a lot!

UPDATE:

The winners are:

#1 REDAV (73%, 48 Votes)
#2 Marta (24%, 16 Votes) & Flameon (24%, 16 Votes)
#3 Reynevan (21%, 14 Votes) & ARBAL (21%, 14 Votes)

Miniature of the month: February 2013

Hello again to the second edition of Miniature of the Month in year 2013. Make your choice and choose your favorite miniature posted in February here at Chest of Colors.

Last month we had a poll running at our painting forum. We choose the best miniature in year 2012. So check Miniature of the Year 2013 thread to see some great miniatures!

Authors say

Now here is what the authors said about their works:

Ringwraith. This one is also recently finished. The base is made with PVA glue and natural materials – bark, soil (from garden), roots, dry leafs. It is the most complex base I made so far
— b00gie

Anyway, my brother is an Assassin’s Creed fan, so the colour choice for this was obvious. I put him on a quick Aetherworks cobblestone base and display plinth to present it a bit better
–Turelio

Miniatures of the month February

Who can enter the competition

Everyone! Yes, that’s true. Have you ever considered competing and trying your skills with other great painters? This is a great opportunity. :)
It’s all very simple – just log into our forum and post pictures of your miniatures. They will automatically take part in next month voting.

Rules and voting

Everybody can vote for 3 miniatures of their choice. There will be one Miniature of the Month (the winner) and up to two honorable mentions. The number of honorable mentions will be reduced if two miniatures tie for the title of the Miniature of the Month, so the maximum number of awarded entries is 3.

OK, so now you should be ready to vote:

VOTING CLOSED

The poll is open until  April 20th. The results will be posted after the poll is closed and the winner will receive a honorary badge to display in his profile on our miniature painting forum and will take part in voting “Miniature of the Year 2013”. In case of a tie, the badge will be awarded to the winners. Up to two models will also receive honorary mentions.

We encourage you to comment on this month’s entries, explain your votes or even discuss votes of other users – we’ll be happy to read what you have to say. So don’t be shy and share your opinion with us. Thanks a lot!

Miniature of the month: January 2013

Welcome to this very first Miniature of the Month edition in year 2013. Make your choice and choose your favorite miniature posted in January here at Chest of Colors. Even better if you would like to join us and post pictures of your work so that you could take part in next voting in February.

There is also a special poll running at our miniature painting forum. We want to pick the best miniature in year 2012. So check Miniature of the Year 2013 thread and pick the best one!

Authors say

Now here is what the authors said about their works:

Here’s a few photo’s of a Corsair Prince I was asked to paint. He’s been given a light spray of varnish as he’s going to be used in games, hence the slight shine in the pictures – I did use dull coat on it too, but it didn’t get rid of the shine completely.

The base is simple as per the clients request, he wanted it to fit in with his current army models and their bases. The model was Finecast and sent to me primed and assembled, I did my best to clean it up but it was rough to say the least, so I did my best to smooth things over with the paint but some areas were bound to look rough no matter what I did. Short of buying a new model for him, I did as best I could to make it look half decent!

— skraaal

Well here is somthing totally different. i painted this army up for a friend of my. The deal was that I painted it so it would look nice from a distance (like on the picture.) The more special guys got some extra attention. But it’s all fairly low gamer standard. But he was on a very strict budget so we compromised. Not everything is based, because my friend is doing that himself.

I really like how this paint scheme worked out. It’s very striking in my opinion. Sorry the photo is a bit of a mess, didn’t take it myself, but I liked to showcase this because i painted 3000 to 3500 points of skeletons. Annoyingly brittle skeletons:)
— No Gut No Glory

Miniatures of the month January

Who can enter the competition

Everyone! Yes, that’s true. Have you ever considered competing and trying your skills with other great painters? This is a great opportunity. :)
It’s all very simple – just log into our forum and post pictures of your miniatures. They will automatically take part in next month voting.

Rules and voting

Everybody can vote for 3 miniatures of their choice. There will be one Miniature of the Month (the winner) and up to two honorable mentions. The number of honorable mentions will be reduced if two miniatures tie for the title of the Miniature of the Month, so the maximum number of awarded entries is 3.

OK, so now you should be ready to vote:

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The poll is open for two weeks, which is until March 17th. The results will be posted after the poll is closed and the winner will receive a honorary badge to display in his profile on our miniature painting forum and will take part in voting “Miniature of the Year 2012”. In case of a tie, the badge will be awarded to the winners. Up to two models will also receive honorary mentions.

We encourage you to comment on this month’s entries, explain your votes or even discuss votes of other users – we’ll be happy to read what you have to say. So don’t be shy and share your opinion with us. Thanks a lot!

Miniature of the month: December 2012

Welcome in this very last Miniature of the Month edition in year 2012. Make your choice and choose your favourite miniature posted in December here at Chest of Colors.

Authors say

Now here is what the authors said about their works:

I have finally finished this project. It took me ages but most of the time it was me trying to come up with the substitute of the chain that broke but I got too tired with it and fixed the original.
All in all I am actually quite happy with this mini.
— k_dash

This was one of the first miniatures I’ve painted since starting again. Painted it as a gift for a very close friend who I’ve spent most of my life trying to hit with various forms of medieval weaponry!
— kirisute

Miniatures of the month December

Who can enter the competition

Everyone! Yes, that’s true. Have you ever considered competing and trying your skills with other great painters? This is a great opportunity. :)
It’s all very simple – just log into our forum and post pictures of your miniatures. They will automatically take part in next month voting.

Rules and voting

Everybody can vote for 3 miniatures of their choice. There will be one Miniature of the Month (the winner) and up to two honorable mentions. The number of honorable mentions will be reduced if two miniatures tie for the title of the Miniature of the Month, so the maximum number of awarded entries is 3.

OK, so now you should be ready to vote:

POLL CLOSED

The poll is open until the end of January. The results will be posted after the poll is closed and the winner will receive a honorary badge to display in his profile on our miniature painting forum and will take part in voting “Miniature of the Year 2012”. In case of a tie, the badge will be awarded to the winners. Up to two models will also receive honorary mentions.

We encourage you to comment on this month’s entries, explain your votes or even discuss votes of other users – we’ll be happy to read what you have to say. So don’t be shy and share your opinion with us. Thanks a lot!

Results

UPDATE: This time the winner is JerzyK, with a pretty solid win. Honorable mentions go to Arbal and Slawol. Thanks for your interest and congratulations!

Miniature of the month: October 2012

Welcome back! Yeah I know… you really missed our game. :) Please excuse me for making you wait so long for the next edition of Miniature of the month! This time we have 24 miniatures for you to choose from.

Last month there was the biggest painting competition in Poland – Hussar 2012. Unfortunately this year I couldn’t come, but still I can try my skills with some great painters like Ana, Bohun, Flameon, Ctan and many, many others. If you would like to make them a challenge, then try to paint a miniature, post it on Chest of Colors forum and try to win. :)

And remember you can also take part in the next month’s edition of Miniature of the Month!

Authors say

Now here is what the authors said about their works:

I would like to introduce myself and present to You some of my works to be judged and commented.
Firstly my recent work in almost se-nmm, almost because there is no horizon line. Wanted to make him more gold-like but in the process no yellows were added and so it came more patina-bronze.
Mad Puppet miniature, 55mm
— madfly-art

In preparation for Halloween, here are some horror I painted last week. 02282, Ghoul Warrior sculpted by Bob Ridolfi and 02941, Ghouls and Ghast sculpted by Ben Siens, all by Reaper Miniatures. I’ve cut the Ghoul Warrior arm to meet the needs of the diorama I’m working on now for Reaper Halloween Contest.
I used Vallejo cork brown as base color for the skin. Then, I applied a flat brown wash and blended some highlights with green gray and dark flesh which in fact are not dark at all. I finished with purple bruises and different tones of flat red mixed with charcoal color for the blood.
— Metalchaos

Miniatures of the month October

Who can enter the competition

Everyone! Yes, that’s true. Have you ever considered competing and trying your skills with other great painters? This is a great opportunity. :)
It’s all very simple – just log into our forum and post pictures of your miniatures. They will automatically take part in next month voting.

Rules and voting

Everybody can vote for 3 miniatures of their choice. There will be one Miniature of the Month (the winner) and up to two honourable mentions. The number of honourable mentions will be reduced if two miniatures tie for the title of the Miniature of the Month, so the maximum number of awarded entries is 3.

OK, so now you should be ready to vote:

VOTING CLOSED

The poll is open until the end of November. The results will be posted after the poll is closed and the winner will receive a honorary badge to display in his profile on our miniature painting forum and will take part in voting “Miniature of the Year 2012”. In case of a tie, the badge will be awarded to the winners. Up to two models will also receive honorary mentions.

We encourage you to comment on this month’s entries, explain your votes or even discuss votes of other users – we’ll be happy to read what you have to say. So don’t be shy and share your opinion with us. Thanks a lot!

Results

UPDATE: This month’s winner is Ana with her Nokjagerin, and honorable mentions go to CTan and Marta. Congratulations!