Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blog Wars 9 - Painting Competition - Best Character (pic heavy)

In this second part of the painting competition roundup I'm going to cover the award for Best Painted Special Character. This is something that's at the core of the identity of Blog Wars as it's unique (pun intended) comp is that you must field at least one Special Character. On the journey home we had a bit of a discussion about this award and we thought that at future events it might be a good idea to have the characters all together on a separate table. That way people can judge them directly against each other. The other advantage is that stunning examples of well painted characters don't get lost within armies that aren't as eye-catching as other entries. I'll probably give this idea a go at BW10 as an experiment as I'm not sure taking models away from the armies won't affect the voting for best army and best conversions. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Best Painted Special Character
The runaway winner in this category was again Dave Weston with his stunning Deathleaper and a whopping 17 votes. I have to say I was somewhat biased here (I don't vote by the way) as Dave's model actually features the BW logo as part of it's base. I didn't manage to get many shots of the model apart from the one below but Dave's blog has plenty more and a host of other things you should check out too!


Runners Up
The next closest entry was Chris Benstead's Abaddon with 9 votes closely followed by Liam Aincough's Farsight. Nathaniel Gibb's Arjac Rockfist and Jonathan Lyness' Sammael were also in the chasing pack. Here's there models:



 

Tomorrow we'll finish off the painting competition results with a look at the Best Conversions award.

6 comments:

  1. Some great models. Sounds like a really good time was had. When is the next one?

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    1. Saturday November 7th at the same venue. I'll be posting details and tickets soon.

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  2. I think id agree with the special characters being separate, it gives more space, allows you to tell which one it is, means that your army isn't next to it (if ones better than the other) and allows you to just enter your army or your SC. for instance, Im hoping to compete on SC next time, but my army will never be good enough!

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    1. If I were eligible to enter the painting competition I know I'd appreciate a separate SC section as I could go to town on that one model without the rest of my army bringing it down.

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  3. Thanks Alex, I was really pleased I could get the Blog Wars banner onto the model. I was a bit disappointed the number wasn't going to work but that won't date him should he ever get a chance on the battlefield again. To be fair to the fella he did win me my second game although that was down to hiding in a ruin for the entire game and then sneaking out in the last turn to steal an objective, my gaunts do that all the time!

    Next Tyranid character I bring will either be Old One Eye or the Swarmlord... but I am going to do everything I can to get these Dark Angels done for Blog Wars X.

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    1. I'll believe in these Dark Angels when I see them!

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