Yesterday was my first Armies on Parade, and it was a blast! I entered at Warhammer World, so was a little nervous the competition was high... and it was! fantastic turn out, with over 200 votes cast for the entries.
However, I'll start with Vidpui's entry up in Newcastle, as he did the best out of al of us with his Best Painted win! Well done dude, I knew you could do it. On the back of his win we're already looking towards our next competitions.
I didn't win anything myself (seriously, I'm happy with an entry pin!) but I did get invited to put my board on display in the Exhibition Hall, which is a win in itself! How often does that happen in your life?!
I knew the standard would be high, so wasn’t expecting to place in any case. Plus is the first time I’ve entered. What was good was to see what the standard was like so that I can try and meet that next year.
And this was the winner. I had a chat with Andy (didn't catch your last name man, sorry. Get in touch though) as he was setting up and he was a little worried that his army didn't pop. But honestly, the blending and shading and free-hand detail on this army make it really unique. It's a work of art in my opinion and I'm glad he won. If you can't tell, this is the entry that got my vote, and ended up taking a full 1/3rd of the votes! See, no need to worry!
Chris's entry also drew a lot of attention. I love how the chrome scheme is showcased against the earth, green and grey.
How has your parade day gone? I'm already planning for next year...
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