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    Our own Alexi Z (Natalya Melnik) has won the Slayer Sword with a very convincingly remodelled Fellowship of the Ring. Check out the link for pictures of her winning entry! The hobbits in particular are very close likenesses to the actors. Well done Natalya!


    http://gamesday.us.games-workshop.co...layer_page.htm
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. AinuLainour's Avatar
      AinuLainour -
      Congrats, Natalya! I feel blessed to have seen your miniatures at GD in person, and to have competed against you.
    1. NurglePainter's Avatar
      NurglePainter -
      Cool! Congrats, Natalya! I must admit I am still trying to acclimate myself to female painters. I know it sounds terribly mesogonistic (sp?!) but when I see girls at games day I automatically think \"girlfriend\" or \"wife\" not \"worldclass painting talent\" which you, Natalya, definitely are! I would love to see my wife take such an interest but she is content with drybrushing terrain and smashing Blood Bowl opponants with her Orcs (she never pays attention to the ball!). I am very thankful that she is interested at all though and encourages me and screams the very loudest when I go up for my Demons.
      I saw Natalya there last weekend and I think its so cool that she won the Slayer, these models ROCK! I usually pass over the LOTR entries for the others, I am just not terribly interested in the game. After seeing this Fellowship, though...maybe a better look is in order in the future. Hope to see you at another GD, Natalya! My wife also says Congrats! I will refrain from saying the \"you go girl!\" that she said...aww crap I said it!

      Keith \"Nurgleboy\" Hoffman
    1. Ian Newbold's Avatar
      Ian Newbold -
      Awesome achievement.
    1. Alexi Z's Avatar
      Alexi Z -
      Thank you, very much! :bouncy:
    1. Thecadian's Avatar
      Thecadian -
      super work very well done
    1. generulpoleaxe's Avatar
      generulpoleaxe -
      it was nice to see the 360 views.
      it will stop all those rumours about nmm only being good from one angle.

      i wonder if other gw sites will do this as well.
    1. angus147258's Avatar
      angus147258 -
      Wow! That is truely amazing! Get that stuff posted so we can vote!

      Do you have any shots of the painting progress?

      If so please show them.

      Thanks and congrats to you Natalia!

      Jake
    1. krom1415's Avatar
      krom1415 -
      Yup, congratulations, great painting as always
    1. Beelzebrush's Avatar
      Beelzebrush -
      Superb work Alexi... congratulations. Righteously deserved!
    1. Tahn's Avatar
      Tahn -
      Yeah! Well done! I noticed that you also went to the UK Golden Demon, do you have plans to go to that one?

      @ Nurglepainter, imagine the scenario of meeting your future wife at Games Day!?!?
    1. Ogrebane's Avatar
      Ogrebane -
      WOW Awesome well deserved. Congrats Alexi.
    1. blood raven 1's Avatar
      blood raven 1 -
      Your selling the MINI.....how can you part with it??? Easy I supose paint another one....I forgot you can paint unlike me!!!! Do you have any tutorials for new painters like myself??
    1. darkartminiatures's Avatar
      darkartminiatures -
      Nice work as always...Damn, jealousy is a nasty thing. I\'m going now. I shall be the one in the corner crying well done!
    1. Bill's Avatar
      Bill -
      Yep. Fantastic stuff as always :wow: The NMM on Gandalf\'s sword is my favourite detail. I noticed, on the Gimli 360 view, that Gimli is done in metallics. You can see the reflections moving. Yet still, with NMM and metallics together, the squad looks awesome. Awe-inspiring work Natalya, congratulations!

      ~Bill
    1. Drake Farstrider's Avatar
      Drake Farstrider -
      Congrats Natalya!
    1. cdukino's Avatar
      cdukino -
      Originally posted by Bill
      Yep. Fantastic stuff as always :wow: The NMM on Gandalf\'s sword is my favourite detail. I noticed, on the Gimli 360 view, that Gimli is done in metallics. You can see the reflections moving. Yet still, with NMM and metallics together, the squad looks awesome. Awe-inspiring work Natalya, congratulations!

      ~Bill
      Are you sure they are mixed, NMM and metallics? I have a strong feeling they aren\'t. I think it is all metalics and no NMM at all eventhough we are used to NMM from Natalya (brilliant NMM at that).

      Congrats girl. Great looking group you made there
    1. mud duck's Avatar
      mud duck -
      Congrats on your wins :flip::bouncy::flip:
      That\'s what, like 5 Demons and the slayer sword. Very Impressive, I\'m in awe at your talent. CONGRATS
    1. Bill's Avatar
      Bill -
      Originally posted by cdukino
      Originally posted by Bill
      Yep. Fantastic stuff as always :wow: The NMM on Gandalf\'s sword is my favourite detail. I noticed, on the Gimli 360 view, that Gimli is done in metallics. You can see the reflections moving. Yet still, with NMM and metallics together, the squad looks awesome. Awe-inspiring work Natalya, congratulations!

      ~Bill
      Are you sure they are mixed, NMM and metallics? I have a strong feeling they aren\'t. I think it is all metalics and no NMM at all eventhough we are used to NMM from Natalya (brilliant NMM at that).

      Congrats girl. Great looking group you made there
      I\'m not sure, no. But here are my theories

      Well, if you lok at the 360º view of gimli, he is undoubtedly done in metallics. You can see the reflections changing, if you look at his shoulderpad for instance.
      However... if you look at the squad 360º, the reflection seems to change a bit on gandalf\'s sword... but that\'s some funny metallics if it is ??? However, if it\'s NMM it\'s unique as well. I\'ve never seen the two-tone effect before.

      In that photo you can see that gimli looks kind of different from the others...Maybe you\'re right, I don\'t know. Natalya\'s metallics style is executed similarly to her NMM:

      I certainly find it hard to tell on that one. Then, her new Chaos terminator guy is similarly intriguing (I think this one is metallics):


      They\'re awesome anyway, but it is interesting to speculate :innocent: Maybe Natalya has come up with metals that are as smooth as her NMM :wow:

      Cheers

      ~Bill
    1. Alexi Z's Avatar
      Alexi Z -
      Yes, I paint metallics with NMM effects.
    1. darkartminiatures's Avatar
      darkartminiatures -
      WOW! you paint a relatively flat red on the termies but they still looks amazing. I love them.
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