By Gareth in Stronghold News 10Firstly, thanks to everyone who entered, it was fantastic to see all of your great looking minis!
The votes have been counted and verified, and I can now officially reveal that Belchfist Beastkiller wins the Golden Fist 2016 award with his excellent Orruk Megaboss!
I particularly like the work done with the tribal markings on the armour, the weathered look of the chequered pattern on his mighty axe, the dark green spots down the back of his neck and the colour transition on the shoulder skull. Many congrats Mr. Beastkiller!
In second place is Pentagram Sam with Gordul the Butcher, a great conversion with a notably grimy paint scheme, and an example of what can be achieved with the plastic kits and some creativity! I especially like the rusty, gore-encrusted cleaver as well as the little bird perched on the shield on the Ogor's back
Third place goes to one of the Stronghold's most productive and liked new members since joining us in August this year, Tyberous Khan! I really like the conversion from Orruk rider to Ogor, and he looks particularly fearsome with his twin ice axes. Some great little details here as well, including the bloody hand-print on the skull behind the Ogor and the weathering on the gut-plate. A quality paint job on the big beastie itself too!
As for prizes, each of the top three will receive a free sample set of the upcoming Stronghold dice (once finalised and made available later in the year), and the very first Golden Fist medal is of course awarded to Belchfist Beastkiller!
That's it for the Golden Fist this year - we'll have another painting competition in early 2017, but be sure to keep an eye out for the next (non-painting) Stronghold competition launching this weekend...
By Gareth in Stronghold News 16The Golden Fist painting competition entries are in, and you can help decide the winner!
Please take a look at all of the following entry topics before voting:
The Bigger'un by Ademo
Bjornsün Irönhide by ConOgre
Gordul the Butcher by Pentagram Sam
Mawdrakk by iosefward
The Mighty Maw by @aosbatrep
Mournfang Cavalry by Kessler
Ogor War Mammoth by Casperogre
Orruk Megaboss by Belchfist Beastkiller
Tyberous Khan and Mawcrusha by Tyberious Khan
Ulgrim Goremaker by Gnoblar_Herder
Once you've checked out the entries, simply vote for your favourite in the poll. No voting for your own mini, mind!
The entry with the most votes one week from now will be declared the winner! In the case of a tie, I'll cast the deciding vote.
Thanks to all who entered and good luck everyone!
By Gareth in Stronghold News 5It's the Stronghold's first ever Golden Fist painting competition!
This competition focuses on single minis within the Destruction Grand Alliance. The miniature must be painted by you, and it can be a GW model or a non-GW model. It can be something you've completed prior to the start of this competition if you wish, and conversions can be entered too.
Only one entry is permitted per person.
How to enter:
Start a new topic over in the Warpaint forum with the words 'Golden Fist' written somewhere in the title Within your topic, post one or more photos of any single Destruction Grand Alliance miniature painted by you Your entry topic must be posted by the end of October - so you've got just over 5 weeks starting now! 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be decided by vote at the beginning of November, and there'll be some small prizes for each of the top three. Additionally, the competition winner will be awarded with a shiny little trinket - the Golden Fist painting medal!
It's been a massive 2 years since our last hobby contest, but the Golden Fist 2016 is just one of a series of four brand new prize-supported Stronghold painting competitions spread throughout the year (every three months), and they'll be open to all members of the Stronghold website plus our Twitter, Facebook and YouTube followers too.
Best of luck to everyone entering, I look forward to seeing your creations!
By Gareth in Stronghold News 10Animosity brews at the Stronghold as each tribe seeks to prove its dominance - it's all-out tribal warfare! Make your tribe and its achievements known, whether they're from the Mortal Realms or the World That Was, for the chance to win a shiny new box of minis!
To enter this competition, simply go to the tribes page, click on the 'Add new tribe' button, fill in your tribe's details (tribe name, leader, war cry etc) and submit it!
Easy as gobbo pie
At the end of the month, one tribe will be chosen as the winner, and its creator will receive a Destruction Grand Alliance battleline unit of their choosing from either orruks, grots or ogors - helping to bolster their tribe's numbers further!
If you've already submitted your tribe, you're automatically entered into the competition
Well done everyone!! Get in mah belly!!!!