Friday, June 17, 2016

Double Trouble Painting Competition - Best Conversions

Following on from Wednesday's post, today I'm covering the Best Conversions portion of the painting competition. Once again, I'm afraid the picture quality was appalling. Partly because the lighting was so bad but also because I was rushing around getting pictures in between the many other things I had to sort. I'm sure someone will have better photos.

Anyway, if the Best Army was the biggest category then Best Conversions was easily the smallest. That was probably largely down to Nathaniel Gibbs' army being intimidatingly brilliant. You may have seen his army being created over on his Objective Secured blog. The single photo I managed to get doesn't anywhere near to it justice so hopefully people will be able to send me much better ones. I'll pinch a few from Nathaniel's blog to give you an idea of the quality.

The army is a Dark Eldar force (you can just about tell) which he has heavily converted into his "Danse Macabre" which is a dark carnival theme.

Stunning, I think you'll agree. I had the pleasure of playing with Nathaniel in my first game and boy did my Dark Eldar feel inferior next to his!! There's some amazing work in here and I can quite comfortably say I'll never achieve anything even close to this standard!

There was one other entry in the category from Matt Calow who received a single vote (from Nathaniel, who couldn't vote for himself!). It's probably a little unfair on Matt who'd done some stunning 3D printing work on his SM tanks. Again, I got to play alongside Matt in my second game and I can tell you they're just as stunning but for different reasons. You can check out more pictures of Matt's work here and elsewhere in the pre-event army showcase.

Next up, the single miniature categories for Character and Vehicle/Monster.


  1. I'm pretty proud of my converting ability, and this would be the category I'd enter, hands down, but there's just no competing with that Dark Eldar force. I don't think I've ever, in almost 20 years of 40K, seen something that could even really give that a run for its money.

    1. That's pretty much exactly how I feel. I've never seen anything like it. I've seen some wonderful conversions over the years but none with the same imagination. It's the little touches that say that he isn't taking it too seriously that make it better too.

  2. Utterly stunning work that I didn't get half as much time to enjoy with my own eyes than I should have. Just got a few pics and then it was on to the next thing to photograph. Anyway, my painting pics were up today so Alex if you need any more supporting images feel free. Pics aren't pin sharp but I managed to get them bright enough thanks to some nifty camera apps.

  3. Thanks for the kind words and comments :)
    I really enjoyed the event, and it was the first time my carnival saw the a tournament fully painted :)

  4. On the one hand I'm peeved that Nathaniel didn't enter these guys in to best painted (which I'm pretty certain he would also have won, which may have left me to win the catagory uncontested lol), but on the other there is no denying the increadibly quality of the work he did on this army. Great job mate, well deserved win.

  5. Sublimely painted and converted stuff nafnaf. Rarely do I see stuff that actually looks like how the novels describe it. A delight to see!


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