Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Back from Italy

Golden Demon Italy 2009 is over! The spanish expedition, though little in number, came back home with 4 trophies, showing how good in shape are some of our national painters. The greatest triumph had the name of our friend Javier González (Arsies) winner of this year's Spanish Slayersword. He got two golds (Single 40k, Sngle Fantasy) and one silver (Lord of the Rings). The other statue fell into the hands of Mario Rueda (Dante), unexpected winner of silver in Single 40k with his Space Wolf Terminator (or as an italian would say, with his "Lupo Siderale" :D). Congrats my friends!

The Slayersword went to Andrea Ottolini for his Black Templars squad, although the most cheered entry was the unit of Squigs from Fabrizio Russo. I hope to be able to post some photos of winners when I have some time!

Concerning me, my little Éowyn the traveller once again returned with no reward. She's going to retire from the circuit as I said, she's quite tired of aeroplanes XD. Let's close her story once and for all!!

I don't have enough time to post more about this today, but before I leave I would like to say that we are going to enter now in a period of time where there are no Golden Demons near. This means we have plenty of time to prepare for the next one (France in April), and it's time to sharpen our weapons for great battles to come. Usually painters would relax now and figures would be started too late... but not this time!!! My friend Elías Alonso (Morsa) and me have created a little Excel datasheet to control time and hours left to prepare our expected entries, so we are able to have a realistic approximation regarding the madness or not of our painting expectations. I know it's quite geeky, but it's what we engineers do to take advantage of our ability to organize things, so we can use it in our benefit in the next contest. I'll talk about this datasheet and my plans in the days to come, stay tuned!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The last journey of Éowyn the Traveller

Two days remaining for our trip to Italy! Unfortunately, my extremely busy life nowadays has obliged me to quit from the idea of entering the space wolf I was preparing. Too bad. Anyway, it will not end as a dead project. I left it in the modelling phase, but the whole idea of the figure is totally considered already. I expect the wolf to be one of the figures I will be presenting in Golden Demons to come (France in April presumably, or else, Spain in May).

So my beautiful lady Éowyn will be once again herald of my little army (and once again, the only one). For her fourth attempt in battle (hopefully the last), and if I can make some time before this weekend, I will be giving some final touches to the base, some Rohan freehands which I think might suit very well.

I would like to close Éowyn’s history this weekend. She sort of represents my life as it was more than six months ago, and it’s a chapter to be left definitely in the past. Enjoy your last trip milady!