Monday, July 6, 2015

Age of Sigmar Painting Competition!

The Age of Sigmar is upon us and with it a whole new model range. With Games Workshop including a free Stormcast Eternal Liberator with this past weekend's White Dwarf I figured this was the perfect time to launch Mengel Miniatures' second painting competition.

With new models coming out that no one has ever painted before I thought this would be a great time to start a painting competition. Age of Sigmar is new to everyone and puts us all on an even playing field. I know I am excited by all of the new possibilities that this new game opens up to me, both on the gaming table and at the painting desk.

If you are excited about this as I am, or just really like the new Stormcast Eternal Liberator models then this is the perfect excuse for you to paint up your first one. Since the model was supplied for free with White Dwarf, there will only be one category to enter into, although other Stormcast Eternal Liberator models will be usable in the competition as you will see below in the rules.

Most exciting of all Secret Weapon Miniatures is providing prize support for all of our winners! With Warhammer switching from square bases to round now is the perfect time to either rebase your existing army if you so choose or to start a brand new one. Secret Weapon Miniatures has 16 Fantasy themed round base lines with more themes and base sizes in the works.

The lava flow bases, perfect for the Age of Sigmar Starter set

Our Third place winner will receive their pick of any one base pack for free. Second place will receive their pick of any two base packs and our First place winner will receive a voucher for $50 to Secret Weapon Miniatures, enough to custom base one of the forces from the Age of Sigmar starter set or to get started on their own army. Not to be left out our People's Choice winner will also receive a voucher worth $12.99 to Secret Weapon Miniatures, enough to pick a 25mm base pack from amongst the many themes.

Not only is Secret Weapon Miniatures providing prize support, but so is Full Borer Miniatures. Our First place and People's Choice winner will each be getting one of his amazing Dryad sculpts. That's a whole lot of Fantasy themed prizes coming your way!

Here is a complete breakdown of the rules:

- All entries must be a Stormcast Eternal Liberator, either the free one from White Dwarf #75 or one from the Age of Sigmar boxed set. It can be any of the Liberator models (the ones with the shield and hammer), no angels or hero on dragon mount please.

- We are trying to celebrate the launch of the new game, so painting them up as a member of the Warhammer/Age of Sigmar universe is highly encouraged, but any and all conversions are allowed. If you want to convert yours to fit into the 40k universe that is perfectly fine, although the majority of the model must be a Stormcast Eternal Liberator.

- There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner, as well as a People's Choice winner. The prizes are as follows:

       - 1st Place:   $50 voucher to Secret Weapon Miniatures and a Full Borer Miniatures Dryad

       - 2nd Place:  Any 2 Base Packs from Secret Weapon Miniatures

       - 3rd Place:  Any 1 Base Pack from Secret Weapon Miniatures

       - People's Choice: $12.99 voucher to Secret Weapon Miniatures and a Full Borer                            Miniatures Dryad

- All participants must register on the Mengel Miniatures Forum. You must make at least one post on the W.I.P. board announcing your entry. I highly encourage keeping a log of your project on the forum, but beyond that first topic post you are not required to update it further if you do not want to. I also highly encourage you to post your progress on Twitter and/or Facebook with the hashtag #AoSPaintingComp.

- There will also be a People's Choice winner selected. All of the entries will be posted on Twitter and Facebook by myself. The number of Favorites and Likes from each will be compiled and the entry with the most will be the winner. This will be announced at the same time as the rest.

- Final entries can be submitted on the Forum in the Gallery board with the words AoS Painting Competition somewhere in the title or emailed to me directly at with the subject line "Age of Sigmar Painting Competition Entry".

- You must be able to prove the model is your own, either by having the W.I.P. thread on the forum showing your progress or with a picture of you holding it when it's submitted.

- All final entries must be received by end of day on August 10th.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your brush, a couple pots of paint and get started. Be sure to spread the word too, I would really like to see a whole plethora of entries, some Fantasy, some 40k themed across a multitude of skill levels. The Age of Sigmar is upon us!

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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