Painting Events

So what's the deal with this one?

We have 3 Categories of Armies on Parade, and a Speed Painting Competition!

Armies on Parade details below, Speed Painting rules beneath that on this page. 

We are holding an Armies On Parade Contest on Sunday at 8:30 am. Awards will be awarded for Best Army, Best Single Model, and Most Unique! 

Here's the deal though:

May not be more than 2ft x 2ft total and may not be taller than 2ft.

JUDGES RUBRIC: Judges may give a +1.5 instead of +1 at their discretion on a line if they feel a particular aspect was above and beyond all expectations.

+1 For multiple layers of highlighting.
+1 For blended highlighting.
+1 For Object Source Lighting.
+1 For Weathering.
+1 For NMM.
+1 For freehand work.
+1 For exceptional freehand work. This means artistic work that is above and beyond basic freehand work such as squad markings, etc. This is in addition to the previous bonus.

+1 For green-stuff work.
+1 For being funny
+1 Exceptional basing with multiple elements used, or for noteworthy care taken in construction.
+1 For conversion work.
+1 For exceptional conversion work. This means sculpting parts, major kit bashes, etc. This in addition to the previous bonus.


+1 For depicting an action scene
+1 For Display Board 
+1 For a cohesive, noteworthy theme throughout the army. This is above and beyond a common theme and represents an impressive, creative work that is unique or uncommon.
+1 For a Display Board.
+1 For an exceptional Display Board that shows effort and artistic talent above and beyond the norm. This is in addition to the previous bonus.
+1 For “cool” factor. Put is in awe of your creative might.


Each participant may only enter one of the three categories: Best Army, Best Single Model, or Most Unique

Requirements are super simple, but you'll need to bring your A-game to win!

Best Army- Must be more than 1 model. But obviously things like a 2x2 themed board, having more models, a variety of units, etc. will increase your chances of winning. 

Best Single Model- Must not be more than one model. But obviously a sick paint job, a custom base, or detailed weathering will help you win. (Corpses don't count. So if your dude has slayed an enemy we won't disqualify you.)

Most Unique Can be any number of models. What we would expect here is the most impressive diorama, kit-bash, or unique use of models.

We will be providing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place trophies for each category.

The three 1st Place winners of this competition will also be immortalized on our Hall of Fame plaque forever! Plus each of them will receive a sweet engraved trophy!

Speed Painting!

Each participant will be given the same (mystery) model and the same two (mystery) colors that must be the dominant colors on the miniature.

Each participant must bring their own brushes, and may bring up to 10 pots of paint and/or washes to try to make their miniature look the best!

This is where the strategy comes in, because nobody will know will know which model is the model for this year, and nobody will know which two colors have been chosen as the two main colors! So choose your ten pots wisely and you have one hour to paint a masterpiece.

We will be grading the models using the same rubric as above to judge the paint jobs, omitting any parts that don't apply to this year's model.

We will be awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place trophies for this as well!