Friday, September 12, 2008

Dwarfs & Red Dragon Painting Competion


So now update on the dwarfs tonight, but last night I taught LotR to a friends son last night. Shelly's son Alec is in 8th grade and I have him in my bible study I teach, his mom Shelly helps teach a girls bible study with my wife on the same night.

So a few weeks ago Alec was over & wanted to know what we have for fun at our house, so I told him to look in my Game room. Well he was blown away with all the minis and was excited over the LotR armies (Easterlings & Orcs) painted up in the cabinet. So I told him I would teach him one night.

Well last night was the night, so I busted out 365 points Easterlings and I used my newly primed Dwarfs. We just did a meeting engagement and slugged it out. Alec caught on to the rules pretty quickly and I just pushed models around to let him see how the rules worked. After about an hour his mom & my wife came home and we needed to end the game. Alec had lost 5 Kataphracts and 6 Easterlings on foot, the Dwarfs only lost one Two Handed axeman.

This was not a real game, it was just something for him to learn the rules. Now Alec is wanting to play in the November 350 tourney as well as the Indie GT, so we will see. The cool thing was that his mom was very encouraging of him playing, and told him he would need to save his money for the models. So that's it for the dwarfs, tomorrow (Saturday) I plan to throw some paint on them, so I should have some update tomorrow night or Sunday.

So anyway, Besides the Indie GT, we will be doing a painting competition for the players as well as anyone that wants to enter a model, here is the particulars:

Red Dragon 2009 Competitor’s Guidelines

This year’s Red Dragon painting competition will take place at “Gathering in the Desert 2009″ Phoenix, AZ. In all cases, the judges will be looking for well painted and well presented models. In addition, we will look at how well the model or models fit in with the published concept of The Lord of the Rings background. That isn’t to say that we won’t reward innovation and creativity, but this must be demonstrated within the spirit of Middle-earth.

All entries/miniatures must be at least 80% Games Workshop models from The Lord of the Rings product line. This means that the base model must be Games Workshop and you are allowed to do some conversions.

You can only enter once in each category.

Category 1 - THE LORD OF THE RINGS SINGLE MINIATURE (25mm)This is open to any single miniature from The Lord of The Rings range of models. All models must be presented on their standard 25mm gaming base.

Category 2 - THE LORD OF THE RINGS LARGE MINIATURE (40mm or larger)This is open to any single miniature from The Lord of The Rings range of models. All models must be presented on their standard 40mm or larger gaming base.

Category 3 - THE LORD OF THE RINGS BATTLE SCENE (Diorama)This is open to any single/multiple miniatures from The Lord of The Rings range of models. All models must be presented on a diorama base.

Judges Decisions In all cases the judges’ decisions are final. They reserve the right to move models into a different category if it is entered inappropriately, or to disqualify a model if they feel it breaches the rules of the competition. We will not enter into any discussion about the judges’ decisions.

Conversions that start with a base 80% Games Workshop The Lord of The Rings range are acceptable. Overall, the judges will be looking for well-painted models that adhere to the imagery and ethos of the worlds represented in Middle-earth.

All entries must be personally handed in by their creator and registered at “Gathering in the Desert” on the first day. We will not accept any entries on behalf of competitors who are not in attendance at the event. All entries must be collected that evening by the entrant in person. All models should be the work of a single hobbyist. All work on models entered into the Red Dragon including but not limited to painting, modeling, converting, after-market sculpting, and basing must be performed entirely by the entrant. Neither models obtained from someone else in any state of completion nor collaborative efforts may be entered. Anyone found violating this rule will be immediately disqualified and forbidden from entering future Red Dragon painting competitions.

All competitors will be fully responsible for the transport of their own entries to and from the competition, and for storing their own transport and packing materials on the day. Please don’t ask us to look after carrying cases and giant cardboard boxes.
Once entries are booked in we will, of course, undertake to look after them as carefully as we can. However, we can accept no responsibility for loss or damage to individual entries. Models are entered into the competition at the competitor’s own risk. Entry to any of the competitions gives Adeptus Arizona the right to photograph and publish the details of models entered as we see fit.

Finally, remember the point of the competition is to showcase the efforts of our hobbyists and to have some fun. You may not agree with the final outcome, but please bear in mind that the judges’ decisions are final and absolute. We will not enter into any correspondence regarding them.

So I have decided to enter three models in the Red Dragon competition. So here are the ideas I have:
Category 1 - I plan to enter my Gandalf model that I have painted up from last year, he was never really finished, so it would take a little more time to have him good to go.

Category 2 - So I have two models I am trying to decide which to enter, the first is Gandalf mounted on a Horse.
The other is the limited edition Gandalf in a cart from the first movie, I picked this up at Gamesday, so now I need to decide which model to use.
Category 3 is a Battle scene, I happen to have the Wizards Duel set & this pitches Gandalf against Saruman. I think this would be a cool battle scene and I have an idea to display these guys but will not go into it here so not to trump my hand, all I will say is it will involve lights!

So there you go, Friday nights update...


Drunken Samurai said...

Paint the Gandalf in the cart. You know you will never need him for a game so a painting competition is the only reason to paint it other than just the fun of painting.

Tim Kulinski said...

Thanks for the comment, I think your right Rob, the Cart is the way to go.