Apologies for the poor photos but this was due to a combination of bad lighting and Liam using a camera he wasn't used to! I didn't have time to do them myself. If anyone got some better shots please get in touch.
Despite not actually entering the Best Painted competition (instead entering Best Conversions), Graham Sanders managed to get a single vote for his Squats (AM)! The other runners up with Chris Buckle and Michael Corr (great use of old school cardboard scenery) both with Dark Angels (Chris' joined by SM).
David Seago took 3rd with his Space Marines (White Scars) and Imperial Knight. David was one of my opponents too so I got plenty of chance to admire his army as it demolished mine!
Kevin Stonebanks' Orks took a well deserved second place. I'm just sorry I didn't get to see them properly for myself as I was too busy crunching numbers! I'd have loved to take on a Stompa too!
The winner was Chris Otterburn with his stunning Tyranids. I can see why they put people off entering but it's still a shame there weren't more armies out there. I certainly spied a few that could've been contenders. Anyway, congratulations to Chris not least because I'd be ready to end it all if I'd had to paint all those gribblies! I'm always jealous of anyone with a Tyranid army as I'd love to have my own but I really don't need to add to the pile of unpainted plastic in my cupboard! Chris continues the fine tradition of his mate Dave Weston who's Tyranids have take a pile of awards at previous BW events.
The next post (on Thursday) will run through the Best Conversions competition so come back for that.
EDIT: Check out Matt Calow's Facebook album for much better pics, particularly of his army...