Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Looking into the Crystal Brush



Ah, the question... to enter, or not to enter.  I had decided long before Adepticon that I would not be able to enter figures into the Crystal Brush with all the emphasis on the armies, terrain, and a million other things.  There was no way that I could even ponder doing something specifically for it.

I had also assumed that the days of taking figures out of your army and entering them in the competition had passed by as well.  Fortunately for me, I had so many people attempt to dissuade me from that supposition.

While the folks from CMON let me grab a Dark Age figure I recently painted for them, I chose a few items from my tournament armies.  Five categories in all.

As you can see by the picture below, there are five shiny things. 


While my Dark Age figure won a Silver in its category, one of the Dark Eldar Venoms won a Bronze in the vehicle category.


I couldn't finagle the fancier Archon venom, since it was in another box in another hotel. :-)


In the Sci-fi Squad category, I entered a handful of the Reaver jetbikes.


I tried to pick a variety of bikes with different bases, riders and numbers of wings.


They managed to win a bronze Crystal Brush.  Wow!



On the fantasy side of things, I entered the Necroshpinx, which was not included in the tournament list.  Since my rounds in the tournament were ending nice and early, there was time for me to put all these items in the competition.


I was pleasantly surprised once again to learn that it had won a Silver Brush!!!


And finally, there was one more entry.  Try as I might, I could not squeeze in my beloved Ushabti bowmen into the list.  I thought I would give them the weekend off from guarding the Temple complex of Psusenes and hang out at the Crystal Brush.

The color on the tip of the brush is gold, which rounded out the awards.


When I was told that the awards ceremony had been bumped up to a time right in the middle of the last game of the WFB tournament, I was not so concerned, as I truly assumed that there would be no need for me to be there.

Then I was called up once, and again, and again... craziness!

So to everyone who would not rest until I entered figures, my thanks go out to you.  It is really gratifying that army entries can still make a go of it!

And to all those who voted for these entries, many thanks.




16 comments:

  1. Congratulations!
    A well-deserved awards.
    Coloured Dust

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  2. Hola
    FELICIDADES
    unas magnificas figuras
    un saludo

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  3. Always good to see stuff taken out of someone's army do well. I won Rogue Demons in the past competitions at Adepticon with pieces straight out of my army and have made first cut in Golden Demons with various army pieces. While not as sucessful as yours, and I'm no where near as a good a painter as you are, I'm quite proud of those pieces. Congrats on all of the awards that you won. Well deserved.

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    1. Many thanks :-) It sure was a surprise!

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  4. Well, that answers my question on whether or not the winners of the catagories other than overall get trophies. Well deserved wins. I bet people are stunned when they realize that you actually PLAY with those gorgeous models!

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    1. It never ceases to amaze us how few of the painters ever use their minis for games. I suppose it's because I started out painting Blood Bowl figs... :-)

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  5. Congrats! Your models are truly eye candy stunning good looking pieces. Well deserved! Keep on smiling :-)

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  6. Well done. Fully deserved those awards. Nice work

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! It still amazes me, that's for sure!

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  7. The Tomb Kings paint scheme is simply perfect, down to the movement rays. Congratulations to you for all the achievements you earned for your hard work. Never second guess yourself no matter the odds :)

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    1. Many thanks! There are definitely times where you think you are just crazy to continue onward :-)

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  8. Great work as always James! I appreciate guys like you and Dave Taylor who play with your toys too!

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    1. It would be a shame for them to rot in a case somewhere! :-)

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