Last Saturday, I went down to the local GW to buy White Dwarf, see what was going on with 40K and have a go at their latest painting competition. Now, this isn't a normal "paint up a model, bring it in and we'll judge it." Instead, you take along 1 under-coated model of your choice, any brushes and equipment you want to use (I took my wet palette down) and then you get 4 hours with the store paints.
The contest aside, I really enjoyed the social aspect of this. There were around 12 people entered, and we stood around chatting whilst painting models. from the staff members point of view, they were more able to run around after customers, and leave us to our own thing- so win-win. Hopefully they'll run this again soon.
Anyway, on to the winners:
The winner was a fantastically painted Ogryn. I neglected to get the painters name, but to paint this in 4 hours is a hell of an achievement.
I went for Lord Skrolk, and ended up placing joint-second.....
..with Simon, from Wakedean Wanderers, who you may recall beat me a few months ago in the National Hero painting competition.
So another decent showing. It's also the first time I've used the new GW paint range. Overall, they are as good as ever- I'm not too taken with the new Foundations (they don't have the same opacity) but their overall range as improved dramatically (especially the whites, which now give a decent coverage and blend well.) The ones which really blew me away were the glazes- these are fantastic! I've picked up the red and the yellow so far, and I'll be grabbing the other 2 soon- but why are there only 4? Oh well...
Other than that, I've also discovered a decent LGS, so more gaming is on the horizon- and they have access to WarmaHordes, Infinity, Malifaux, Flames of war... I spent a good 4 hours just chatting about different games systems the other day. Colour me happy :)
Comments, as always, are welcome.