Monday, 6 August 2012

Rousell v O'Leary The Big One!

The day has finally arrived, back at the beginning of last month, that loud mouthed Irish Women Anne O'Leary, challenged me, yes me to a painting dual!! here
How could I refuse her dulcet tones, firstly the chance to compete with a person who has only painted 10 figures before, gives me a great chance of a win ha ha! and secondly this is a chance for Mankind to finally prove that we, us men, are far superior to the women folk of the world!! he he!! Is this comment gonna get me in trouble.....yes! Will this lose votes for my mouse....probably!!!
So if you'd like to vote on who's is the best painted figure, click this link here, Anne's posted a poll on her blog for you all to vote.
Anne banging on about "I've got no chance winning this challenge, blah, blah blah" Its all a cunning plan I realise and I said to Fran, before a lick of paint touched the mouse that I've as much chance of winning this as winning the lottery!
So which figure is the best, the Mouse Mage or the Mouse Witch??

Its up to you to decide.........

The Mouse Mage

The Mouse Witch


69 comments:

  1. Both look great!
    I've already placed my vote - good luck!

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  2. You're in big trouble Ray! Men superior to us womenfolk? Pah!

    They're both great figures, congrats to both of you on such excellent paintjobs. I have no idea which was painted by whom, so I voted for the one I liked best.

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    1. I did wonder how long it would you you to comment!

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    2. You're right Rousell, you're toast. I hope the missus sees your horrible slander against women. You should have to spend a week sleeping on the couch for this!

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  3. Both are pretty fantastic, but I think the first is a little bit better.

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    1. Nice One Sean, but are you wrong or are you not???

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    1. Thanks! i hope it was for my mouse!

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  5. Voted. Both are rather good IMO well done to both of you!

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  6. Mmm, decisions, decisions. I still haven't seen any changes in my paypal account though. Maybe I should wait to vote.

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    1. Its on its way! I don't want to paint anymore Fantasy stuff....please!!!!

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  7. It's a tough choice as they are both excellent. Even so I have made my choice. Good luck to you both.

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  8. Nice one Ray I shall head there now to vote. Both well painted, I think it will be close.

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  9. Ha! Good luck! I just voted and it's all tied up so far!! Probably appropriate since it took me a little while to choose which one. :-)

    If it ends in a tie I think you both should have to paint something up for Fran and he gets to choose since you both would have lost. :-D

    Regardless, great job on both minis!

    Jason

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    1. Fran's prepping the figures for me now for when I lose, they're 15mm, but more bloody fantasy crap!

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    2. You might as well just go ahead an paint them Rousell. You can lay the primer on tonight if you like!

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  10. I'd go for the Mouse little kid!
    I can't really decide..cause they are both beautifully painted.
    This duel has brought out your finest painting virtues...:)

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  11. As I wrote on Annes's blog both mice are painted very well and looks great. Every figure shows her own character. But the real winners of the competionen are the followers. We can see two beautiful painted figures.
    Regards
    Bruno

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    1. I don't know what to say Bruno! Thanks I think!

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  12. "... this is a chance for Mankind to finally prove that we, us men, are far superior to the women folk of the world!!"
    Gettin' rather deep in here, in't it?
    In any event, I vote for you, Ray! The Witch had colours that don't exist in nature.

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    1. Cheers Grenzer but how do you know that's my figure???? It could be Anne's!

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  13. I'm gonna have to give this a lot of thought -- they both look really great. Are you sure Anne was telling the truth when she said she'd only painted 10 figures before? Looks like her brush is more talented than that. She may have been hustling you there. :)

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    1. What do you expect she's a women!!!

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  14. Yep both are good, I found it difficult to choose as I like bits more about one then the other then something else from the other strikes me as better, but after a tough thinking it be the witch by a hair (or rabbit)

    Ian

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    1. Thanks for your vote Ian, lets hope its my figure???

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  15. Like both the painting of both figures in different ways. Interesting and entertaining figures.

    Cheers,
    Ross

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    1. It was entertaining painting the bloody thing, just ask Fran!

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  16. excellent work there... which one is Jerry? and where is Tom?

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  17. They both look pretty incredible...

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  19. Could have given away the game with that last comment but the truth will come out!

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    1. And the truth will get you the figures you want painted!

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  20. I have done my part. Both look lovely, but I like one of them better. Altgough I fear it might be Anne's mini... Sorry Ray!

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  21. Wow this is going to be a tough one.

    Got to say both are excellent - Ray, you'll definitely be painting more fantasy figures if the mouse is anything to go by

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  22. What an incredible result on both, clearly much blood, sweat and tears have been spilt in their realisation. Well done to both of you!

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    1. Lots of tears and a bit of blood as well, as I stabbed myself 10 minutes after changing the blade on my scapel, ouch!

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  23. Nice knowing you Ray. if you're about to die please makesure it's outside, no mess on the carpet.

    something tells me the woman will not play fair

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  24. Both looking good, I best go and place my vote. Good Luck

    Jason.

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    1. Cheers Jason, I think I may need it!!!

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  25. You're a right bloody bastard Rouseell! Here I am, being genuinely nice to a git like you and you accuse me of subterfuge. You've doomed yourself Ray, doooooomed I say!

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  26. I've voted.
    They're both good in their own ways, it was a tough call as there were parts of each composition, that I liked over the other model...

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  27. Both are fantastically painted; but I think I'll go for the mage - the stars on the hat help. Although the broom bristles are also a nice touch on the witch. Very close indeed. Best to both of you, Dean

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  28. Both are great, but I'm drawn to the witch much like real life *Hides from wife!*

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  29. Really? we must vote ?? how could we do that???
    both of the figures are awesome!
    it's a torture!
    congrats to the painters!
    I'm completely stunned with the quality of the work... and when I think that Anne is a beginner... incredible!

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  30. My vote is in! They both look great however. Anne's lack of painting experience is not evident at all, you might be in trouble here Ray. Good luck, you might need it!

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  31. Oh Damn this is gonna be a hard one...

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  32. I voted!

    Your post has me laughing - I knew that banter would start, I just didn't think it would be before the voting ended. LOL

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  33. My vote is in to! And I'm raised with the words: "Ladies first"! Sorry Ray! :-D

    Excellent work of both of you!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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