An Iron Painter’s Quest 2016, Episode 18: A Mountain Made Of Foam

Posted: June 7, 2016 in Iron Painter 2016
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Round 4 of Iron Painter 2016 has come and gone; the results have been posted and it turns out that the Iron is strong with me and I have defeated my opponent and managed to advance to the final round of the Iron Painter competition still counted amongst the competitors. With that being said, the final theme for Iron Painter 2016 has been announced: Critters!


This round is going to be my hardest challenge–my opponent Erebi was seeded into the Gold tier after the first round, dropped to the Silver tier after the 2nd round where he remained until he lost his matchup last round and dropped down to the Bronze tier where he now meets me upon the field of painting honor. Here are his posts thus far: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, and Round 4. I have my work cut out for me, but I’m up to the challenge!

Over the course of this year’s Iron Painter I have used enough insulation foam to make a mountain, so I’m continuing with the theme and making one last mountain out of pink foam. While I was making this rock formation my geologist wife informed me that it didn’t make much sense geologically, so instead of the angled rock being an outcropping I made it a chuck of rock that had broken off. Ultimately the extra fallen stones around it make it more visually interesting, so that’s an added bonus of retconning the story.

I have my models picked out from a couple I’ve been wanting to paint for a long time; the models by themselves are quite dynamic, so I only have to pose them simply on the rock above–this round I am focusing on doing the best paint job I can possibly do. Whether or not I win, I will end up with a piece I am proud of!

Check back soon for more updates!

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