Well here are Rob's Orks! Impressive arent they? When I said that I was back and forth all day on who should win best painted, I wasnt kidding! An uneducated eye might ask why I would choose Ben over Rob. That is a good question! Without a doubt, Rob's army was displayed better than Ben's. That would have been one of my major critiques of Ben, the absence of a display board. The best way that I can describe my decision to give it to Ben over Rob, would be to compare it to the judging of an olympic diving event. The complexity of the dive is given great consideration in the final judging and score of the competitor. Rob's conversions are without doubt the best at the event and I took special joy in them. But I was reminded that this was a painting competition and not a converting contest. In reflection, I feel I should have taken how extensive his conversion work was into consideration when choosing a winner. I will chalk this up to inexperience and do a better job next time. That decision left me with close scrutiny of color choices and techniques. As awesome as Rob's army looks, it would be a fairly simple technique to paint. I loved Bens color choices and his line weight was VERY consistant, thourough and straight. Rob's army tended to blend together and it felt as though there should be one more color in there to break up those badass convertions!
The beauty of it all is that I cant be wrong because I was the judge!!! muhahahahahahaha. My opinion is that both armies were great for different reasons. I choose to take a more hard lined approach to my first judging. Was it right? Let me have it!!!!!!!!!!