I have to admit, the past two back-to-back bonus rounds almost broke me but the extra work has been more than compensated by the superb turnout of entries. Honestly, I feared that this theme might have stymied the participants, as they had already identified some of their favourite heroes and villains in previous rounds, but they rose to the occasion with a wonderful selection of personalities from both history and fiction. We were treated with everything from electrifying Fembots to the dour Bernard Montgomery, from Maximus to Chief Buffalo Hump. Just reading the explanations for the Challengers' choices was as interesting as seeing the miniatures themselves.
Below are the voting stats leading up to the top place finishers:
As we can see, running up to 3rd place are two excellent and very diverse entries. One is MichaelA's wonderfully dynamic gladiatorial scene from 'Gladiator' (again, the magic he can fit on the top of a CD is amazing...),
The other was Jeremy's excellent rendition of 'The Dude' from 'The Big Lebowski'. The rug tied it all together. Fabulous work Duderinos!
3rd Place was taken by Anne with her excellent pairing of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. In recognition Anne will receive 25 bonus points to add to her tally. Congratulations Anne, well done!
I was honoured and delighted to share 2nd place with MartinN (Nick) with my take on Patrick O'Brian's adventurers, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin.
As you can see below, Nick's WWI vignette displayed once again his amazing skills with both brush and basing. We will both receive 50 points to add to our roster totals. Congratulations Nick, beautiful work!
First place was deservedly taken by DaveD with his fantastic 'The Duke', all in glorious 54mm. I thought Dave did a wonderful conveying the personality of the film icon and I look forward to seeing this large-scale project develop, figure-by-figure, until we are treated to an environment to rival his superb 28mm town of 'Serenity'.
Dave will receive 75 points to add to his already impressive point total AND he will also receive this set of three Napoleonic French Mineurs from Kawe's excellent 'Westfalia Miniatures' range. Congratulations Dave - Bravo!!
I should have all of this round's bonus points reflected on the roster within the next day or so...