I came joint second in for best painted army at Blog Wars 7, with only one vote in it. I was a little disappointed but soon reminded myself that it's just like gaming and ego really has no place here. I like to show off what I've done but ironically find receiving praise in person quite difficult. Ultimately the lesson learned from the day is for the future to take my army and display it whistles and bells purely as a '40kaddict - live' scenario. An opportunity to take the blog on the road. There are indeed plenty of armies better painted than mine, but mine looks good as a whole and has had it's share of success both in painting competitions and interest so the most important thing is to let people see it in the flesh to decide. Then I can add some of my 40addict 'business cards' which will send folk to the blog [I have had 2 new followers since the weekend, it was 3 but then one mysteriously decided to unfollow :( ]
Anyway here are the armies that were on display for the best painted army competition at Blog Wars 7and a couple of other pictures thrown in for good measure. First up, in my last game I did look over and see these two Tau gunlines facing each other, which I thought was amusing.
This ImperialAstra Militarum Guard army was really nicely done, with it's owner having a secret recipe to paint the tanks in a few hours each!
Some nice Chaos Daemons.
Lots of Blood Angel Assault troops.
Crazy Adeptus Custodes, possibly as Grey Knights.
Graham Sanders Astra Imperial Militarum Guard - Squats, with Eldar Allies.
Moare Daemons, this guy was awesome.
The whole unit.
That's conversions for you!
A fantasatic Iron Hands army.
Iron Hands Dreadnought,
These were rally good.
I voted for this as the best Character, the pictures not very good as you can see but better ones are available on the Blog Wars 7 best army review page. It eventually won the best Character category, I think I came joint 4th.
Awesome cinemtatic FX on the missile.
Very nice and clean, too clean, what are they up to? ;)
A crazy Dark Eldar force made up of pirates
With sails and cannons, it was a lot of fun.
I think this bar may have been a Bastion, I'm not sure, it was totally mad.
Another tricked out Grav Galleon.
RTB1 Space marines, and Old Skool Rhino complete this Blood Angels army.
I believe that's a Scibor Miniature used to represent Mephiston.
Crazy Stom Raven Conversion too.
Yet MOAR DAEMONS!
I think this was an Ad-Mech force presumably using Imperial Astra Guard Militarum rules.
Love these armoured vehicles, might make nice Genestealer Cult transports?
Nice little touch there.
This guy was cool too.
Really nice and clean.
Fantastic Iron Warriors army, which I voted for and took the overall prize by one vote, with me in joint second with the Guard Tank Army from my second picture. I voted for this myself, so Chris Benstead has me to thank for not being stuck in joint second with me, ha, ha!
Plenty of unique Forgeworld models.
These I think or Forgeworld, bu there were some other 3rd party models for the Obliterators, I think.
The Flyers for Heldrakes, and some cool explosion markers, I think are the ones Lemon Painting makes and sells.