Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Planning to challenge the demon...

So, you've probably seen the hobby challenges we've been setting ourselves this year? Well, Christmas is not too far away (trust us, as a parent you need to start planning early! Or at least being a  supportive husband when your wife starts planning in July...), and we're entering the busy period, so it's unlikely we're going to get another hobby challenge in.

However, I do like a painting challenge, and I do love the Horus Heresy, so I'm going to target the Horus Heresy Golden Demon at the weekender in February as my next challenge.

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There's five categories and it's one entry per person, so I'm going to have a crack at them all:
  1. Horus Heresy Single Model Any single miniature, either on foot or bike. Models may be mounted either on a standard base no bigger than 50mm wide or (in the case of the Character Series), the display base provided with the model.*
  2. Horus Heresy Squad Any collection of 3-10 miniatures on foot or 3-5 miniatures on bikes. Squad may be mounted on singular display base of appropriate size.**
  3. Horus Heresy Vehicle Any single vehicle. This category includes dreadnoughts of all kinds, and Titans.
  4. Duel This category comprises two single models mounted on a base no more than 50mm in width. The judges will be looking for a dynamic pairing of two well-matched opponents in some kind of combat or other dramatic situation.
  5. Unbound For dioramas, battle scenes, larger scale miniatures and all other models not covered by the categories above.
I may not get entries for the Duel or Vehicle categories ready in time, but if I aim for them all and get three out of five, I'll be chuffed. I have started a 'duel' but there's more than 2 characters on the base, so will have to go in to the 'unbound' category instead I think.

For the Squad, I'm aiming for a three-man squad. I've got three awesome kit bashes in my legion tactical support squad which I've been dying to paint.

I am currently working on my Legion Fellblade, but I don't use an airbrush and my style of painting vehicles isn't in fashion at the moment so I don't think it stands a chance.

They are my thoughts for now. Let me know if you plan on entering, or if you have any tips?

Dave – A blog about Warhammer 40k and the Horus Heresy by four Dads


  1. I did a post on a duel done by a friend of mine that won a silver in the GD, might be useful for looking at ideas. Reminds me I need to get the second one out regarding the paint.

    1. I will do, sounds like it could be useful! I think I've got to the point where I'm happy with my painting but kinda no it won't win any prizes. Finalists badges are fine for me :-)