Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Votes Are In For The 'Casualty' Bonus Round!



The results of the voting are in for the 'Casualty' bonus round. For this round I bit the bullet and purchased a professional voting/polling application to assist me, and wow, has it made my life easier!  It's actually more than what I really need, and I do apologize for it looking a bit clunky, but slips aside, I am slowly scaling the learning curve.

In the segmented chart below you can see that, like many of the previous rounds, we've had a healthy race to the podium.


Accordingly, I'm going to provide a retrospective of the entries of five runners up as I thought they were all so excellent and each of the positions were hotly contested. 

We have:

Stefan's wonderful vignette of the Death of Captain Ompteda on the field of Waterloo:



Anne's excellent Greyscale 'Rosier and Slig Soldier':


Ray's dynamic (and unfortunate) Stricken Crusader:


Lee's grisly Aztec Sacrifice:



and Sidney's Poor Bloody Poilu:




Third Place was taken by Samuli with his poignant scratch-built vignette depicting the recovery of Ensign Kennedy and his Colours from the front lines of Waterloo:


Samuli will receive 25 bonus points for his efforts. Wonderful work once again Samuli and congratulations!


For my part, I managed to secure Second Place with my greyscale WWI Belgian refugees:


My humble thanks to all who voted for my entry.  I'm very, very flattered, especially amongst such talented company as we have arrayed here. I will respectfully take the 50 bonus points and scuttle off to add it to my tally.


I don't think anybody can be particularly surprised to who seized First Place in this week's theme. Michael Awdry's Whitechapel vignette is pure Gothic Horror genius. From its conception, execution and completion Michael has schooled us to how a simple (and chilling) vision can be fully realized within the area of a Compact Disc - absolutely astonishing work: 




I commented on Michael's blog a few days ago about his entry, saying that I was delighted and honoured that he debuted his work in this Challenge as it sets such a high standard to what can be achieved in this 'little' hobby of ours. Bravo Michael - well done! 

Michael, you will receive 75 bonus points to your total and have also earned a generous gift certificate from Edwin's fine literary establishment, 'Diplomatist Books'. Once again congratulations!



Okay everyone! One supreme effort and we'll be at the finish line. Next up is 'Last Stand', our grande finale to this Challenge year. So get to work with your entries.  Let's go out in style!

26 comments:

  1. Most deserving winners and mentions amongst a series of simply astounding entries. Well done to all!

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  2. An excellent set of podium occupants. Congrats to all 3 of you.

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  3. Congratulations to the top three, truely excellent winners. For my own part I'm rather chuffed to have reached 5th place, thanks to everyone that voted for my model.

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  4. Many congratulations, and kudos to all those who took part in what is almost certainly THE bonus round of the challenge. The standard was very high indeed. Well done to the winners!

    Pip pip

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  5. Congrats to all winners.
    Excellent work formn all participants in any case

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  6. Congrats to the winners for their very fine work and to everyone who part.

    Christopher

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  7. Well done Michael! I shall expect an e-mail from you...

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  8. Congrats to all, especially Michael as it was truly inspirational

    Ian

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  9. Congrats to all. Well done.

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  10. Congrats to all those who took part and especially the winners.

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  11. Congratulations Michael! Splendid diorama and truly above everything else!

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  12. Congratulations to the winners!!!

    You know what keeps me awake nights, what makes my hand tremble in fear when I pick up a brush? Imagining what you and Awdry are going to turn in for The Last Stand does that to me Curt. And you two should feel wretched about that :)

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    1. Well, I know Michael's is going to be General Zombie Gordon surrounded by St Trinians girls riding dinosaurs, but I've no idea what Curt's is going to be...

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    2. Well that's the cat well and truly out of the bag! ;)

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    3. Feeling terribly wretched now, still not long and it will be all over!

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    4. Oooh I hope that's what Awdry does. Throw all my favourite things into one massive dio!

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  13. Well done to the winners!! There were some brilliant entries!

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  14. Congratulations fellows !
    Simply awesome entries in this bonus round and Michael's first place is so well deserved.

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  15. Well done , a deserved winner in high class field.

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  16. Congratulations to the winners, well deserved all.

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  17. Absolutely thrilled to have bagged top spot on this one, especially given the high quality of the other entries. Thank you for all the kind words of support and encouragement - and of course a prize!

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  18. Well done all of you, thoroughly deserved.

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  19. Congrats to those who earned popular votes and got themselves some bonus points. Fantastic entry's and well done everyone who participated by voting or painting.

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  20. I immediately knew Michael would win this one - richly deserved!

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