I have always liked this jousting diorama, The Bretonnian Joust, by Dave Andrews which won the Open Competition in the 1996 Golden Demon awards. The level of detail is outstanding. There are hoof marks in the ground, created using clay. The manuscript on the back is handwritten.
Across the diorama are lots of figures adding to the story. The pavilion is made from foil, but is painted to look like cloth.
Some more photographs and details about the model can be found here.
This Bretonnian Knight bust was in the Forge World displays at GamesDay 2005.
Though I always liked these style of models that Forge World made, they obviously didn’t sell very well, and have not been in the catalogue for a while now. I have an Orc bust in my own collection, but never bought any others.
These are the three-ups that were used to create the Citadel Bretonnians from ten years ago.
Things have improved since then, but I still think the quality back then was still pretty good. True though you had limited poses and therefore a lot of uniformity (something which works for WHFB but less so for WH40K).
Compared to the first plastics that Citadel did (a long time ago) these are fantastic.
With the new 3D scanning and laser technology Citadel are now using, it will be interesting to see where they go now!