Like most people my age I started painting with enamels, but by the 1980’s had moved on to Acrylics, and the relatively new concept of using a black undercoat! Whilst I did use a few Citadel paint sets at the time, Windsor and Newton Artists tube acrylics were the predominant paints used.
On the Day of the grand finals in Nottingham, one of the lasting impressions I came away with was how dull my figures looked (albeit relatively realistic) when compared to many other entrants. No doubt in part due to the more transparent nature of the tube paint over the black undercoat. Over all an enjoyable day out with one gold, two bronzes and a highly commended, although the gold was a surprise as I felt this piece was my weakest entry at the time! The gold fish did go down well though! The competition report with more pictures of the event and other entries can be found in White Dwarf 93.
Looking at the pictures now, it is glaringly evident how the standard of painting has improved over the past 20 years or so!
Single figure Category, heat winner but unplaced at finals.
Single Mounted Figure Catagory, heat winner and Honourable Mention
Dragon Category, Bronze Demon
Vignette Category. Ogres and Snotling, heat winner not placed at finals
Conversion Category,.Gold Demon
Diorama Catagory. Bronze Demon
No longer exists, these are the only pics I could find!
|Minotaur Mountain Interior|
Monster Category. Heat winner not placed at final
Finally although not entered into the competition these Norse dwarfs were painted at the same time, this being my first attempt to raise a dwarf army!
There ends 1987