This year GW Netherlands en Belgium decided to host a painting competition, much alike to the Golden Daemon in the UK, although the format is somewhat different. With much joy and pride I can now claim to be one of the winners in that competition!
The format: All GW Stores in the NEtherlands and Belgium first hoster a preliminary, where you could enter your model in one of 11 categories. The 1st to 3rd places of all categories would be entered in the finals held in Amsterdam.
Some friends and me decided to enter the preliminaries in Antwerpen, where I brought home 4 first places, for:
- WH Single (Ikit Claw)
- WH Regiment (Mordheim Shadow Warriors)
- WH Monster (Chaos Daemon Prince)
- Large Model (Screaming Bell)
In all other categories I entered I got second or third, so all in all: I scored a finals place with all models. However, decided to enter the finals only with the models that scored first place. My mates persuaded me to at least also enter the Dark Elf Dreadlord I entered in Open Category (and got 2nd place).
On April 10th we went to Amsterdam. To make a long story short: I brought home a total of THREE first places, two second places, AND OVERALL WINNER :)
This really is a big step in my rise on the painting ladder I guess, and it sure as hell makes me even more determined to enter the Golden Daemons pretty soon now - as long as time permits!
You might like to see the coverage from GW's What's New here:
Anyway: here are some pics from the winning models: