The theme of Round 2 was "Better off (un)dead". For this round I was paired off against another forum user called Whirler in a bracket style elimination. In round 1, I luckily managed to finish 8th out of 156 submissions with my Mannequin entry. You can see all of the round 2 entries here. You can see Whirler's beautiful entry here.
My work on this model was delayed by some shipping and stock troubles. I only received the model 3 days before the final pictures had to be received. I assembled the model Thursday evening. I then built the base Friday evening. I did the final assembly Saturday morning and then primed and airbrushed the brick on Saturday evening. Sunday I did the rest of the painting, varnished, and photographed the model. Luckily I didn't have any major issues with varnish or paint on this model.
I built the base for this model out of Super Sculpey. I built the arch and base seperately and then glued it all together at the end. The legs on this model were really thin and so I could only superglue it to the base.
The painting for this model was fairly straight forward. It was fun to experiment with painting the exposed muscle.
This model tells a specific story for me. The different parts of the diorama were chosen to tell that story. I realized while I was painting it that parts of it might be offensive or grotesque to some people but it was important for me to paint the model as it is. I hope it doesn't offend anyone. I'd be interested to hear what other interpretations there are for this little diorama.
As always, thanks for visiting. Your comments are appreciated as always.