Sunday, December 05, 2010

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India

Queen Victoria

So here is my Chick Challenge entry, presumably okay to reveal since today is the contest deadline. The miniature is a Victoria Lamb sculpt, which I bought from Eureka, though VL also sells them through her own website. I really enjoyed a lot of aspects of painting this figure - figuring out what all her medals and things were, rendering the rich purple, and just generally doing something a little different. As mentioned before I don't think I really have a chance of winning anything, but that's not the point... I think painting for contests, as rarely as I do it, really does bring out my best work.

(The plinth is a wooden toy makers' train wheel, stained with GW Chestnut ink. Worked perfectly!)


  1. Very nicely done. The deep colors hearken back to last year's entry.

  2. I love it. The purple is exquisite. I was afraid to post my entry anywhere since they don't have it in the gallery yet. The plinth is a great idea.

  3. Thanks for visiting, LA! And you're very kind :)

    I figured that posting it here on the day of the contest deadline was as legit as anything... I haven't even shown any WIP's before - totally secret!

  4. so, 2 mummys in a row @ your blog...

    :D Gray-purple tones interact pretty well and God knows you must be pretty brave by submitting a granny in a chick contest.

    I bet 90% of the other minis will be younger subjects and will exhibit an equal percentage of boob-leg flesh in their composition or the consequent wet cloth effect.

    Well, good luck.

  5. Yes, Queen Victoria was a "mummy"... nine times, I believe.

    Oh and Javi, you are sooooo right about most of the other CC entries (with a few notable exceptions). Lotta cheesecake there.

  6. Lovely work on that - rather unique entry in the chick challenge!


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