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where is the online voting taking place ? I keep seeing stuff on instagram and no link found yet :(

Everchosen website goes live on Sat 17th August for two weeks. I don't doubt GW will promote the website plenty so you won't need to worry about missing it :)

I am entering, had a hard time choosing a model for it though.

Work in progress / Re: Rick's WIP
« on: April 22, 2019, 06:23:21 pm »
TBH, i have given up trying to second guess my entries on what may or may not appeal or look good etc to the judges, if i am discarded because the base distracts from the model, well, then its all a bit stupid and tbh i am getting close to jacking it all in if this year is a complete bust again, as its really expensive and you just have no feedback so your just banging away trying to improve and feel that its like hitting a wall all the time.

I think the mentality of 'jacking it all in if this year is a complete bust' is probably the wrong one to approach competition painting with. That's completely my opinion of course and I can't say I've had an overwhelming amount of experience (one Demon, Salute, many many local competitions in several stores which are obviously not nearly on the level of GD- still valuable however), but especially with Golden Demon, you can never go in expecting anything.

You will, without a doubt, be able to get feedback on your work. If somehow the judges disappear, or are busy, then there are tens of incredibly talented painters always happy to talk, and many of the 'Eavy Metal team on stands or roaming the halls who will similarly give you feedback. It takes quite a bit of courage, as I found out in the Nov Demon, but after hesitating to approach many people for feedback there, I made the most of the opportunity at Salute and it did me a world of good.

If your model is discarded because the base detracts from the model, then you've just been given precise feedback on how to improve. Next base you do, make sure it doesn't. (Send pics of it to other painters, bring it into local store, etc.).

Don't stop second guessing your models. It's often frustrating and demoralising but if you don't constantly question the quality of your painting it will come as more of a surprise when the judges do. (That is their job after all). 

I don't doubt all that sounds patronising, I don't mean it to be, I just feel it's integral to enjoying the experience of competition painting and I've had to remind myself of it a few times. Painting is fun. Don't take that fact away from yourself.

On a lighter note, I think the base looks really great. I'm looking forward to seeing the piece at 'Fest.

The painting challenge deadline is extended till the end of april!

Cool!  :) My entry is all finished, just need to take photos.

Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Golden Demon at the UK Warhammer Fest 2019
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:31:45 pm »
Anyone got any thoughts on the wider science of entering?

Make your entry truly outstanding and you won't have to worry about where it's put or when  :)

(I completely understand that being put at the back of the bottom shelf will mean you get less time looked at, but if it's good enough to win a Demon, it should probably only need a glance to register as a great piece)

Advice / Re: Advice on NMM in GD
« on: February 12, 2019, 08:17:26 am »

Now onto my question finally, do you think NMM is required for GD, or do TMM with good shading and blended highlights also have a place?

NMM is most certainly not necessary to include in your entry. No specific style is necessary because at the end of the day, it's a painting competition, so it's about what fits your piece and how well it is executed. Looking at the winners on the GD website is always a good way of reminding yourself of the variety of styles that have placed.

Best of luck with your entries!  :)

Looks like Blood Angels is going to be a popular entry Chapter!

With sign:

Better picture of entry before priminig (forgot to add sign behind):

Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Which events to expect?
« on: January 22, 2019, 11:19:00 am »
I'm no GD veteran but from what I've heard, the 'mini demons' which were previously hosted at various weekenders and open days over the year, are (very sadly) no longer running, probably meaning the two Golden Demons that do run a year will be at Warhammer Fest UK (see another thread for that talk) and Warhammer Fest Europe (held in Germany last year I believe).

I managed to join the Golden Demon hype just in time for the last Mini Demon in November, but unfortunately it might be the case that the WHFs are the only opportunities now.

Having said that, Warhammer World open days have their own painting competitions now (not quite the prestige carried with GD however). So if you're itching for competitions to practise for the big boy Demon, and get feedback, the open days are your best bet. You can keep up with the announcements of these events on the Warhammer World facebook page, and probably the Warhammer Community Facebook Page, and also the 'Events' section of the Warhammer world website.

Hope this is helpful, and if anyone spots I've said anything incorrect of presumptuous then just let me know.

Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Golden Demon at the UK Warhammer Fest 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:54:54 pm »
It would make sense to be the noise marine wouldn't it ?
I mean, it's 40k, it's a standalone and it has "no" real value compared to all the other noise marine and they have been generating a lot of hype around it

Potentially, although in comparison to the last two (Questor and Primaris Captain), I think the noise marine is much less of a 'blank canvas'

I'll definitely be interested to see what people come up with if it is the noise marine though  :)

Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Golden Demon at the UK Warhammer Fest 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:49:26 am »
Has anyone heard anything? Dates?

My guess would be Coventry in May but I am not sure.

I've been keeping a watchful eye but have seen nothing... You'd think soon we'll get some info because they've still got to announce the Eavy Metal Masters model for any who dare enter that category.

Upcoming Golden Demons / Re: Golden Demon at the UK Warhammer Fest 2019
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:37:08 am »
So much inspiration from the open day, can't wait for WHF.

This is a great idea!

Offtopic / Re: Drinks&Food after the November Golden Demon
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:49:15 am »
Sounds like a good idea to me   :D

Work in progress / Tom's WIP
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:59:42 pm »
November Entries:
Imperial Fists Redemptor

1 week:

5 weeks:

Next stages: Weathering and freehand. Any and all advice/tips would be greatly appreciated.

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