Friday, 12 May 2017

My Inner Golden Demons...

This was a while ago now but I wanted to share it. Myself and my mate Rich had arranged to meet up for a game. He was coming to Nottingham and when he comes to Nottingham we always have to go to Warhammer World.

What we hadn't realised was that the Golden Demon: Tanks event was on at the same time. I think we realised about a week before the event and quickly decided that we should definitely enter.

For me, I've wanted to enter the Golden Demon since I was a kid. To win it would be a dream come true, but to even enter was a realistic ambition that I had up until that point never fulfilled.

But what to take, was my first thought. We have a week, so there was no way I'd be buying a new tank just for the slim chance of picking up a trophy.

So I scoured my Space Wolves and picked my favourite tank, just adding some bits to try and improve it, and took it along on the day.

This was painted for my 40k Space Wolves, before I decided to ditch the snow and go 30k!
I've always used red as my spot colour, and always liked my marines dark and dirty, in the heat of battle. I also added a couple of shields. In my head I see Space Wolves tanks as 41st Millennium long boats, ferrying the space Vikings in to battle. Let me know what you think.

I must admit that I was pretty excited and also pretty nervous as I handed over my entry. Although my heart did sink quite a bit when I saw the level of skill else where on display. There were some amazing entries, which proved I needed to raise my game in the future.

In the end, I got a competitor's badge for entering, which is good enough for me after 15 years of wanting to enter. I am also determined that I will enter again at some point in the future! I certainly didn't think I'd get my miniature in the magazine, but thanks to our friend Steve for spotting that I had. In fact, both mine and Rich's tanks are in there that month.

Rich's tank was way more impressive than mine! Look at that weathering!?!?

I thought I'd re-post this because I really really want some of my miniatures to appear in the new White Dwarf, so on my next day off I plan to take a load of photos on white backgrounds and send them off! I figure if I send 100 pictures they have to include one or two :-)

Hope you like them (and feel inspired to submit you're own photos).

Dave - a blog dedicated to The Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40k - Get in touch on Twitter: @davetgent


  1. Congratulations dude, it looks awesome, you bring glory to the aett :)