Australian Golden Demon
This was my Duel entry for the 2003 Australian Golden Demon. I wanted to try something a bit more dynamic than two figures on a 50mm base waving their weapons at each other. It was inspired by classic sci-fi imagery, hence the bendy arms on the Dread – these were done by wrapping soldering wire round a core of heavy coat hanger wire. I also wanted to have a flying figure that did not have a bit of wire coming out of an odd place or that was stuck to a tree or pillar. The flames were sculpted from greenstuff on thin wire supports.
The big challenge though was the lighting. I wanted to go a bit more extreme than ‘Sister Joan’. The challenge here was to get a strong effect without background scenery to reflect the light. I kept the hot/cool contrast high. Almost everything not lit by the flames is painted in cold shades of grey. The flame itself is big and bright to provide a focal point. The Sister is heavily repositioned and her head is scratch built from greenstuff.
The model placed third in its category because ‘the two participants are not evenly matched’.