Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Games Day UK 2012 - Golden Demon
So first up are my Golden Demon photos. All I essentially do is take photos in no particular order of things that just catch my eye at the time. This means its no particular order and no particular standard. It's very likely I've missed the finalists entirely. The other issue I noticed is that i'm going to have to take some instruction on getting good photos through glass as once again I struggled with this meaning lots of photos where deleted. It was noticeable that there where far fewer entries this year and the overall standard much lower. This was most likely due to some of the big names not attending and the shocking judging last year. The finalists where however still of an exceptional standard (the gits). I didn't have time to organise an entry this year so was merely an interested bystander. Anyway enough waffle, time for the photos.
Now this Games Day mini was a bit of a bone of contention for me. Why was it allowed to be entered when it was not yet on general release? This whiffs horrible of last year where a painter was allowed early access to an unreleased miniature and went on to win the category with it. This makes it seem like GW just wants to fix the judging to try to push its new releases. This may sound a bit tin foil hat but unfortunately isn't something that is beyond GW. Unreleased official miniatures need to be barred from entry to prevent this sort of impression being formed and to prevent any possible fixing in the results. Anyway thats my two-penneth on that one and back to the photos.
Like last year, despite very bare cabinets, LotR single miniature category once again showed a very high standard overall so whereas popularity for the game may have waned these are still painters favourites that can be transformed into excellent pieces of work.
And thats the lot. In spite of my shit BT Broadband connection doing its best to scupper my efforts thats all the Golden Demon photos I had that weren't blurred to oblivion. Up next will be the Forgeworld stuff broadband connection willing.