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Does anyone know how anal the Gamesday GD judges are for the entries? Just wondering cause im on the wall about whether or not i should add mithril silver highlights to the gold on my daemon prince. I'll have it finished by the end of the week and all i'll have left to do is decide whether or not to add it. I don't want to add the highlight and then make the model look crap, not add it and risk the judges tutting when they look at the model. Obivously when using mithril silver to highlight gold you need to only put it in certain areas, but im just not sure.
So does anyone know any of the judges? what they might think? etc
I'd say google 'Golden Daemon First Cut' and you'll find plenty of pictures that show models that demonstrate the qualities judges are looking for when reviewing a larger number and sorting/filtering them.
search where? this forum?
nevermind, question already answered!
Last edited by Kelter Skelter; September 15th, 2009 at 20:13. Reason: didnt read close enough
To be honest trying to find pictures on google doesnt really help, as id have to sift through tons just to find a decent few that might have been from a gamesday. Im guessing from the overall lack of response that no-one really knows what exactly the judges are looking for. Either way i'll see how the model looks when im done and perhaps try and add a bit of mithril here and there.
Every time I've gone to a Games Day there's been some "common" things they seem to favor. Obviously you need an insanely high quality of painting. Free hand is a big plus, models with large banners or free hand script do very well. A converted base is a must, the more impressive the better, unless it's a vehicle of course.
Also, be creative. It's great to be a good painter but to be a good painter with an original idea, that sets you apart. Green Stuffing or extensive conversions are a good start.
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Do what you think will make the models look better. It is as simple as that.
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Well with my daemon prince nothing is being converted, the base is one of the larger resin bases that come with the 40k resin pack (resin bits to put on bases, slate etc) which i super glued to the base that comes with the model. At the moment the only thing that perhaps could have some green stuff added is where the mutated backpack arms dont perfectly/neatly fit, well in my mind GW should have done a better mold so it fits perfectly.
With the painting, well it's the best ive ever painted and im starting to think that i paint better on models that don't have tons of smooth surfaces which is probably why i often find it difficult to make space marines look superb. I think the gold looks great and the the way ive gotten the red looks good too.
Is it original? Well i like to think it's a different take on how the model has looked before. Some might think it's World Eaters or perhaps Word Bearers but on the right shoulder pad it has a tzeentch symbol with the undivided one too, so who it follows is anyone's guess, lol.
The only thing at the moment that i might find hard is painting the sword, that's one long smooth surface with just the chaos markings down the middle, not too sure how im going to paint them.
Personally while heavyily greenstuffed and converted models look good, i feel they should be in a seperate catergory, so the rest of us who choose not to and don't have the skill have a better chance. Also if this doesn't make it at least past 1st cut then im gonna want a really good explanation for why, though knowing GW they'd say no we wont give one.
Last edited by TheShad0w; September 15th, 2009 at 22:06.