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Single Miniature Conversions. Mounted Miniatures. 40k Vehicles. Standard Bearers. Vignettes. Monsters. Titans. Dark Future. Overseas. Blood Bowl Teams. Winners. Staff 40K Vehicles Painting Guide.
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BY THE GAMES WORKSHOP
Managing Director; Bryan Ansell; Studio Manager: Tom Kirby; Design Manager: Alan Merrett; Art Director: John Blanche; Publications Manager: Phil Gallagher; Print Buyer: Steve McGowan; Editorial Supervisor: Simon Forrest: Produaion Supervisor: Tony Conretl. Art Editor: Paul Benson; Miniatures Co-ordinator: Phil Lewis; Assistant to Design Manager: Russ Tanham; Assistant (0 Publications Manager: Robin Dews; Design Editor: Wayne Englard.. Graphic Design: Brian George, Hil Sedgwick; Visualiser: Richard Wright; Designers/Developers: Mike Brunton, Graeme Davis, Martin Gately. Richard Halliwell, Jervis Johnson, Rick Priestley. Nigel Stillman, Andy W,uwick; Photography: Chrts Colston; Arnsts/lllusrrarors. Tony Ackland, Gary Chalk, Mark Craven, David Gallagher, Paul Bonner, Adrian Smith; Figure Painters: Ivan Barrleer, Andy Craig, Dale Hurst, Mike McVey, Tim Prow; Citadel Designers: Kevin Adams, Mark Copptestone. Colin Dixon, jes Goodwin, Bob Olley, Alan Perry & Michael Perry; Plastics Development Team: Bob Natsmtrh.john Thornthwaite, Dave Andrews; Typesetting: Lindsey D le Doux Paton, Tracy Thornton; Studio Assistant: Alan Balderson. Finished Artists: Paula Blakemore, David Ctemmen. Shaun Halliday, Vivien Heres, Rachel johnson. Dave Lund, Tony Osborne, David Oliver, Nick Ord, David Pettit, Tim Pollard; Projects Manager: Andy
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On Saturday 27th May,the Derby Assembly Rooms played host to the chaos, conflict and fun that was Games Day 89. It was a spectacular day and, after the crowds had gone, the one impression that really remained was the astonishing display of enthusiasm shown by everyone for all aspects of our hobby. It wasn't just apparent in the amazingly high standard of painted miniatures entered for the Golden Demon Awards, or in the skill shown in the participation games and competition finals, it was everywhere.
Games Workshop's Project Manager,Andy Jones, was the man responsible for the organisation and planning of Games Day/Golden Demon 1989. He has agreed to put pen to paper to tell you how an event like Games Day is organised. The success of the Golden Demon Awards in 1988, made it apparent that the potential existed for a much bigger event in 1989. Wedecided this year that we wanted to feature every aspect of the Games Workshop hobby, from miniature painting and model building, through to artwork and illustration. Most of all, we wanted to focus on the fun, challenge and excitement of playing Games Workshop games. The first step was to set up gaming leaguesacross the country for both Blood Bowl and Dark Future. Local play-offs were run in each area to find representatives for the regional heats, which were held in the different Games Workshop stores across the country. The two winners and runnersup from each heat would then go through to the Games Day national finals. At the same time, regional heats were also taking place to find the hobby's best miniature painters, who were competing to send their masterpieces to the Golden Demon Awards 1989. In previous years Games Day had been held in London. Although this was quite prestigious, it no longer made sense to hold an event with a national focus in the south of England. When we saw the AssemblyRooms in Derby, we knew that Games Day had found a new home. As well as the Golden Demon Awards, Dark Future and Blood Bowl competitions, Games Day was to be the venue for the 1989 Osprey Warhammer Fantasy Battle World Championship play-offs, art displays, trophies, demonstration games, participation games, bring-andbattles and a whole host of other activities masterminded by some of the hobby's most famous personalities. Wewere going to ensure that this, our biggest Games Day ever, had something for everyone. After months of preperation, May 27th arrived. Outside, by 9.30 in the morning, there was a queue of excited garners stretching a quarter of a mile back from the doors into the centre of Derby. Inside, at 9.55, there was the last minute frenzy of setting out miniatures, tidying away empty boxes and putting up the final remaining pieces of artwork. Then the doors opened. At times, the large crowds made it difficult to move, and the trade stands were almost overwhelmed by the sheer volume of customers. But even amongst these crowds the atmosphere was always friendly and cheerful, as people mingled, chatted, watched, studied and had a great time playing the games. The Adeptus Titanicus bring-and-battle competition, run by Graeme Davis, attracted a great deal of interest. Congratulations go to Dominic Camus for the highest number of kills. Congratulations too, to Colin fesper for the best painted Titan. Both players won £50.00 worth of Games Workshop vouchers for their efforts. Another popular event was Andy Warwick's game of War hammer 40,000. The overall winner was Ian Shaw, who achieved 21 kills and earnt £50.00 worth of Games Workshop vouchers for his stunning display of leadership. A second £50.00 worth of vouchers went to [van Brook for having the best painted squad. On the other side of the main arena, Mighty Empires, Rick Priestley and Nigel Stillman's new campaign system for War-hammer Fantasy Battle, was given its first public preview. Although the most common question from those who saw the game was "When can I buy it?", Mighty Empires is unlikely to be available until early next year.. Also in the main hall, Sean Masterson had built up a chunk of Detroit's Wildside NoGo with Dark Future road sections and the junctions from the forthcoming Battlecars set. The game consisted of four gangs, each run by a different player struggling for territorial control. Sean was later seen midst the crowds screaming 'Dakka, dakka, dakka', though no explanation could be offered for such behaviour. Throughout the day the Fantasy Art Display was crowded with enthusiasts taking the opportunity to examine original paintings and drawings by 2
the Games Workshop artists. Also attracting a lot of interest were the miniature painters and designers, who were bombarded with questions all day. Other gaming delights included Roland Depper's bar-room brawl for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, the Blood Bowl Arena, Pete Taylor's spectacular Daemonic Legions of Chaos battle, Gary Chalk's stunning Warhammer Siege game, Brian George and Richard Wright's Adeptus Titanicus game and the infamous BiL with the 1k-oll Games. Throughout the day, onstage entertainment was provided by the Knights of Outremer, whose medieval battle re-enactments were almost too convlnctngfor comfort. Also in costume where members of the English Civil War Society - including Citadel Miniature designers Mike and Alan Perry - who fought a tabletop battle against members of the Sealed Knot on a landscape designed to represent Stokesay Castle. But the best costumes of the day belonged. to the Mythlore monsters, who lay in wait in the corridors beneath the stage for those live-roleplay fans brave enough to face them. Musical background was provided by repeated playing of the Troll Game tapes over the P.A.system until people begged for mercy. Temporary relief was forthcoming from M.e. Bob Avery - who managed a full five minutes before the crowds screamed for the TrollTapes to be put back on. Members of Bolt Thrower and Batfish also made an appearance, and were immediately lost under a horde of autograph hunters. The competitions and play-offs brought a succession of upsets, triumphs and mishaps. The Dark Future final was fought between Gareth Butler, Stephen O'Grady, Andrew Horrocks and Dave Wells. Gareth took an early lead, leaving the other cars in a tight bunch behind him. Dave Wellsmanaged to wipe out the rest of the pack and then U-turned to make a head on pass at Gareth. Guns blazed as the two cars roared towards each other at a combined speed of over lOOmph, As the cars closed, a lucky shot hit a vital spot on Gareth's car and he crashed off the road, leaving Dave triumphant. Congratulations go to Dave and to all the other players who made it through to the tournament. The Blood Bowl tournament used the Veteran's rules, with only Orc and Human teams being allowed to play. The Multi-Ball Option was also in effect, so each team started the. game in possession of a football. And to make it even harder, each turn was timed! At the end of a hard day's competition, Gareth Jones and Giles Brown emerged as the two semi-final winners and David Tboday was awarded the prize for the best painted team. The final will be held at the Games Workshop Design Studio where it will be filmed, reported and cheered on by the Games Workshop staffers. The Raven Fantasy Armoury are currently handcrafting a Blood Bowl team helmet as part of the prize for the final winner. On the Warhammer Fantasy Battle tables, Games Day saw some of the best generals in the world move one step closer towards a place at the Osprey Warhammer Fantasy Battle World Championships. The armies included Undead, Chaos, Skaven and Empire, with Ore and E1ven being particularly favoured. With the reduction of magic to Level 15 Battle Magic, all of the players showed a tendency to compensate with artillery and stone throwers. Once the games had finished and the awards handed out, the doors closed and with smiling faces people turned and headed for home. For the Games Workshop staff, the task of dismantling the displays, packing up the games and tidying up began. Of course, for many people, the real highlight of the day was seeing the entries for the coveted Golden Demon Awards. For those of you who couldn't make it, or for those who wanted to see them again, we've put this book together. Even though we work hard to produce the best miniatures and fantasy games in the world, we don't often see the real results of our work. Seeing your enthusiasm and your excitement, talking to you all about the games and gaming makes it all worth while. For that reason, we're looking forward to meeting you all next year, at an even bigger and better Games Day.
The following pages show just some of the fine work from the Games Workshop Studio staff. As well as the miniature painters themselves - Ivan Bartleet, John Blanche, Andy Craig, Phil Lewis, Darren Matthews, Mike McVeyand Tim Prow - we also reveal the work of Dave Andrews, Paul Bonner, Tony Cottrell, Colin Dixon, Brian George and Andy Warwick, whose combined efforts show that all of the departments at the Design Studio are quite capable of wielding a mean brush.
The miniatures of Paul Benson and Dale Hurst, familiar names to many of you, are also included in this section; Paul has just come to join the Studio staff as Art Editor, while Dale has started work in the painting department. Both Paul and Dale have been award winners at previous Golden Demon awards. Dale for instance, walked off with three trophys in this year's final- one gold, one silver and one bronze - and joins Ivan Bartleet as an award winner whose work impressed us so much we offered him a job. Many of the miniatures shown on the next few pages are personal favourites of the Studio staff, and we hope that looking at them gives you as much pleasure as we had painting them.
WARWRD TITAN BY PHIL LEWIS
The Champion of Chaos mounted on Chaos Steed was a combined effort by John Blanche and Colin Dixon: John did the conversion work on the model; Colin painted it. The donor miniature was a serpentine champion of Slaanesh, the torso of which was sawn in half with a fine saw and pinned to a set of legs taken from a mounted Chaos Knight. An epoxy putty, in this case Milliput, was used to fill up the join between the two pieces: If you're trying to fill a large gap in this way, it is better to apply the epoxy putty in small amounts, building up the depth of putty required in stages and letting the putty dry between each layer, rather than filling the gap in one go. If you try and fill the gap all at once, you'll find that the putty won't dry out properly. One of the model's swords was cut away and replaced with a plastic Dark Future weapon, while the bottom arm was removed completely and replaced with a Pink Horror's arm. The addition of fine chain to represent a very impressive model. reins is the final touch on
Mike McVey's Heroquest Wizard shows that you don't have to do heavy conversion work to finish up with a stunning miniature; the simple addition of painted detail can give an otherwise flat model an extra spark of life. The stars on the Wizard's cloak were dotted on with a fine brush. By making sure that the Skull White paint was very thick, Mike managed to make each spot stand out slightly. Once they had dried, the spots were painted with Blood Red and Sunburst Yellow as appropriate. The symbols on the jacket were painted as solid blue shapes. When .were dry, the centre was painted with White, leaving a blue key line to make stand out. first they Skull them
The flames were first painted with Skull White. Once dry, Red Gore and Sunburst Yellow were added and blended in to give the gradation of colour, before the flames were given a fine blue keyline.
The flail on John Blanche's Chaos Champion has been removed above and below the right hand, and replaced with a weapon from a Dark Future vehicle. This simple alteration immediately makes the model an ideal Chaos Renegade for
John has used a technical drawing pen to add the checks on the front of the model's hood instead of a brush. While technical pens give you more control over where the ink goes than brushes, they clog very easily, are quite expensive, and may not SUit everyone. They are however, ideal for adding text to flags and banners, and are a worthy addition to any painter's toolbox. They can be bought from all good art shops, and come with a wide range of nib sizes.
Paul Benson has used a combination Of a plastic Space Marine, a Zombie's head, and a Genestealer's arm on his Warhammer 40, 000 Traitor Marine. The Zombie's head' was removed from its body with a small saw and glued in place of the normal helmet. The Space Marine's left arm was cut off just below the shoulder pad and replaced with a Genestealer's arm. The right leg has also been removed mid-thigh and spikes of Milliput pressed into position. These have then been bent slightly and textured with a cocktail stick so that they resemble tentacles. A coat of gloss varnish makes them look slimy.
The flag on Darren's Genestealer cult standard bearer was painted and varnished before being attached to the po Ie so that it was easier to work on.
~~:;;~~e:~ei~::: some work of staff painter Ivan Bartleet. A regular winner of Golden Demon Awards, and overall victor in 1988, it was only a matter of time before we offered Ivan a job at the Design Studio - so in January 1989 we did. Ivan started painting miniatures in 1983, when a college friend introduced him to Citadel Miniatures. At the time Ivan was taking a course in industrial model making and immediately saw the models' potential. The Chalice of Doom was revealed at Games Day '86 and stunned us all. The Chalice itself is a spherical cotton wool holder, of the type you can findin any good chemist, and was glued together, painted gold, and dirtied down with black paint and dusting chalk. The blood effect was done with Milliput,moulded into shape and painted scarlet. Byfinishing the blood with large amounts of gloss varnish a realistic shine was achieved. The groundwork was a mixture of sand, plaster and polyfilla, drybrushed in brown, tan and green. The rocks were made with the same mixture - although with less sand - and were hand rolled into shape before being attached to the base. The base on Blood Prow was finished in much the same way, although in this case the base itself was made from slate. The slate, being very heavy, provides the counterbalance for the ship, which is attached to the base with a piece of piano wire. The wire runs from the base, up the tree, through the pole and up the ship's hull; although it looks very precarious, the joint is perhaps the strongest part of the model.
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The WarMammoth, overallwinner of Golden Demon '88, finally confimed Ivan's skill. The animal was completely scratch built, using car body filler and Milliputover a wire armature. The howdah was constructed from cocktail sticks', whittled down so that they looked like rough timbers and joined together with strands of fuse wire. The strands of fuse wire were twisted together and painted so they looked like rope. Ivan has always aimed to build three dimensional paintings rather than models, and considers the composition of the scene as important as the miniatures themselves. That's something which is vitally important .ro remember if you plan a vignette in next year's Golden Demon Awards. It certainly helped bring Ivan's work to
THE GOLDEN DEMON
Phil Lewis, one of the judges at the Golden Demon awards and Miniatures Co-ordinator at the Games Workshop Design Studio, takes us through what happened at this year's event. I get to look at a lot of miniatures in my job, but I don't think I've ever seen so many finely painted models as there were at the 1989 Golden Demon Awards. From a total of 4000 entered in the regional heats we had managed to narrow the choice down to just under 2000 for the grand final. It was a hard series of choices to reduce the field by that many, as they were all painted to an astonishingly high standard. Every single one of them showed what I consider the vital elements in miniatures painting: skill, imagination and humour. We were all very pleased that the finalists represented such a wide range of ages, with competitors of 12 and under clearly on a par with their older counterparts.
IN TIlE OSPREY
WFB HEATS MAKE PLANS
As soon as we saw the long queue of people waiting- to come in we knew it was going to be an extremely busy day, with even more people turning up than we expected. One of the things I enjoyed most was watching the huge crowd circulating around the entries, in awe of the competitors' skill. Things that particularly impressed fans and professionals alike were the highly original design and construction of the models, the awareness of colour coordination and the cunning integration of natural materials. With all these factors to take into account, I knew that the judging was going to be even more difficult than I first thought. With so many new techniques on display we were naturally anxious to capture as many of them on film as possible. So now seems like an appropriate time to thank Studio Photographer, Chris Colston, who as usual did an excellent job. Thanks Chris! The Games Workshop staff painters were present all day, alternating between the Golden Demon stands and giving painting demos to a rapt audience. I know the lads appreciated this opportunity to chat with the entrants and to pass on hints and tips to other keen miniatures painters.
OUT THE MYTH LORE WEAPONS
FANTASY BATTLE SIEGE IN PROGRESS
Mike McVey,Ivan Bartleet and myselfwerethe judges. We'd oeen carefully scrutinizing the miniatures all day, but now came the difficult part - our final voting on the winners in each category. Mike and Ivan proved themselves Uwaluable in offering up their own favourites as possible winners. Eventually, we managed to choose all the category winners, which left us the choice of the overall victor; we agreed rbat one model stood out amidst a vista of excellence, an exemplary vignette by Steve Blunt. Although many others came close, we felt that Steve was a worthy winner of the GQlden Demon Slayer Sword 1989. for the entries themselves, we were all pleased to see that you'd obviously used techniques and sought advice from the 'Eauy Metal column in White Dwarjmagazine. We take great pleasure in passing on hints and tips to other members of our hobby and seeing the results you achieve it makes the hard work seem all the more worthwhile. What was especially gratifying was that the wheel has turned full circle - many of our staff painters remarked that they had been inspired by some of your work.
TIME FOR SOME HARD DECISIONS FOR MIKE. IVAN & PHIL
A new category this year was the Titan class, and it heralded more than its share of surprises. Naturally, we expected to see dozens of beautifully painted Titans and we weren't disappointed; the surprise came with the widespread use of epic scale infantry and vehicles to indicate the Titans' vast size. Many of the epic scale models were painted almost 'ro 25mm standard, complete with insignia and other fine detailing. We were very impressed with the skill and patience required to accomplish this on a 5mm model. If you missed this year's awards then you missed a highly enjoyable day as well as the most exciting display of miniatures I've ever seen. If you're going to enter next year, I suggest you start honing your technique now. I'd like to see even more entries for the next Golden Demon awards and I'm expecting an even higher standard. So watch out for further information about Golden Demon 1990 from White Dwarf, your local Games Workshop stores and other specialist stockists. Golden Demon 1990 will be the biggest and best miniatures painting competition ever. I know that I'll be there and I'm certain that you'll want to be there too.
MC BOB AVERY CONGRATULATES STEVE BLUNT
IN FULL SWING
PETE KNIFTON ABOUT TO PUT PEN m PAPER
The single miniature category is perhaps the hardest of all. Because there is only one model, to catch the judge's eye it must be really special. A common trick is to add a lot of items to the base. By careful arrangement of the details on the base, you can draw a judge's eye to the most interesting parts of the model.
Steven Young has spent a great deal of time on his Greater Daemon of Slaanesh, especially on the base. The toadstools are made from Milliput; simply roll out some milliput into a cylinder, make a cone, and stick the two together. Once painted they can look very effective. Huw Bowles' Oriental Hero also has some toadstools on its base, along with some Milliput leaves. Milliput leaves are very easy to make. Simply roll out some Milliput (a small amount of talcum powder on the roller will stop it sticking), and leave it to one side for 15 minutes so that it is just starting to set. Then, using a sharp knife cut a leaf shape out ofthe Milliput, add vein marks, and curl it into shape. When it's dry, stick it onto the model's base.
MARINE IN TERMINATOR ARMOUR BY DARREN FEETHAM
MARINE SCOUT BY PHILIP GREGORY
ELDAR SCOUT BY PHILIP GREGORY The base on Darren Feetham's Terminator is very unusual - a tyre from a plastic model kit. What is particularly clever about the model, is the way that Darren has copied the texture of the tread onto the miniature itself. G. Barton has opted for a very simple base. As the uniform colour is very similar to the ground's, your eyes are drawn to the model's. face. Because the expression is full of character, the model becomes more interesting.
OGRYN & COMMISSAR BY ANON
LEADER FROM GROMS GOBLIN GUARD BY SCOTT BURGESS
HEROIC FIGHTER BY ANON
BY STEPHENBELL Uavid Knowles has given his Genestealer Hybrid a rich skin Iimleby using ink as his shading medium. He has also used ink and aline brush to outline the stripes _ rhe Hybrid's legs. Afor of thought has gone into Ivan Brooke's Techmarine, which malty benefits from the detail he's 2dded: the coiled wire from the scratch-built telephone box, and rm bits of machinery on the base :ore all spares from his bits-box. CaIum MacDonald has created a dIamatic expression on his peasant soldier by using very dark shading around the eyes and the edges of the face.
John Blakely and Nicholas Land have both painted prototype Terminators. John has painted his with muted colours, concentrating on the addition of fine detail like the faces on the shoulder pads. Nicholas has made his Marine very dramatic by his choice of colours. The green is set off by the red on the shoulders, while the blue and yellow on the body complement each other.
DWARFADVENTURER BY PHILIP CLARK
Conversions are perhaps the hardest part of the hobby to master. You don't need to be a genius to achieve the results shown here, all you need is careful planning, a few basic tools, and lots of patience! Bradley Wells has pinned the joints on his conversion to reinforce them. By drilling (WO small holes in the components to be joined and inserting a piece of wire before gluing them together, Bradley has ensured that the joints won't break if the model is knocked. Peter Cook has also pinned the joints on his model, and has used epoxy putty (0 hide the gaps. By dampening the putty slightly, and then moulding it with a cocktail stick, he has made sure that the transition between the separate parts of the model are as smooth as possible. Philip Lawrence's conversion is quite amazing. Among the materials used in its construction are wire, coiled cable, chain, string and milliput. The important thing to remember when you are doing a conversion as complicated as this, is to do a dry run first. Assemble all of the components of your conversion, lay them out in front of you so you can see what you are doing, and then stick them together with small dabs of adhesive putty (the stuff you use to stick posters to walls), so (hat you can see how the model will look. By doing this, you should avoid making any mistakes when you are gluing the model together.
BY STEVEN BELL
DAEMON OF SLAANESH CONVERSION BY JEFFREY LEONARD
j2mes Chamber's Eldar is a very sinIple alteration. What makes the model special is the attention paid to - paint job.
GREATER DAEMONS OF TZEENTCH &: SLAANESH WITH GIANT SPIDER'S BODY BY DOMINIC CAMUS
ELF" BY CHRIS
/ GIANT SCORPION CONVERSION BY PETER COOK Richard Bancroft's Half-Ore is a particularly original conversion. Richard has taken an Ore and sawn it in half lengthways. Using wire and epoxy putty he has then built up the missing torso and limbs, being careful to match the positioning of the Ore's features and muscles. The legs on Dominic Camus' Chaos Spawn, taken from a spider model, have been painted with tiger stripes. It isvery important when you do something like this to have a good reference source - otherwise the patterning can end up looking very artificial. The advantage to painting patterns on the models is the interest you can add to an otherwise plain surface.
CHAOS WARRIOR DAEMON PRINCE
CONVE BY MICHAEL
TO A SMITH
PLASTIC MARINE CONVERSION BY HUW BOWLES
MOUNTED ELVEN PERSONALITY BY DAVID WILKINSON
MOUNTED ORC BY ANDREW DOCHERTY
David Wilkinson has stuck to a small palette of colours on his Elf horseman. By confining himself to shades of green and brown not only does he reflect the miniature's background in its colour scheme, he also gives the whole model a strong, coherent image. David has also painted the model and base in four distinct bands: the green cowl, the brown horse, the green grass, and the brown earth> This horizontal banding makes the vertical sword and bow even more noticeable, and draws your attention to the Elf's heroic pose.
Look at how Stephen joyes and Sid Wellstead have mounted their Jet Bikes. Stephen has modelled flames from the rear ·of the bike and attached those to the base, while Sid has used a converted Orc Villager as a stand, pinning it to the bike with a length of wire. Both methods avoid using plastic stands which can detract from a model's appearance. Mark Watson has turned to nature for his scenic work, using real twigs to represent trees. Natural materials can be very useful, but can look out of scale unless you are careful; Mark has avoided this by only using thin twigs.
Craig Spark's Ork vehicle uses two Imperial Rhinos as its starting point, built up with balsa wood and spare bits of plastic. The use of drybrushing on the model has picked out all of the different textures, particularly on the timbering where it shows the grain very effectively. Notice how the vehicle looks as if it has been 'thrown together' - exactly how Orks build them. Before you start to build anything, you should consider what style would suit the subject best. For instance, Orks are much scruffier than Eldar, and you should reflect this in your model. Other nice touches include the lookout tower on the front Rhino, the 'BigBomb' mounted on the rear of the vehicle, and the chimney stack.
Of particular interest on this page is Richard Smith's Nurglesque Predator. Richard has managed to give the model a very effective decaying look with green and brown paint and mock slime. The easiest ways to simulate slime on a model are to use substances like two-part epoxy glues and clear household glue. These can be liberally poured over the model, and once they are dry, painted with green and brown inks to give them a suitably disgusting colour.
Standards give you the chance to show off your skills on a larger scale than allowed by a single miniature. Although they are usually seen as the focal point of a miniature army, standard bearers make ideal display models - as the following miniatures testify. Gary Worden must have spent many hours on his standard to achieve this amount of detail. Working under bright, natural light, and painting the standard before attaching it 'I1I1I1IIIIII... Jo the model are the best tips if you want to .. do something like this, plus a great deal of patience!
Calum MacDonald has painted his Marine banner with battle-damaged edges to make it more realistic, and has caught the movement of the standard in the wind by bending the paper before varnishing it. The Eldar Harlequin by Steven joyes caught our eye because of the shape of the standard, which - although unusual - ties in beautifully with the Harlequin iconography.
NORMANSTANDARDBEARER BY GARYWORDEN
ORC STANDARD BEARER BY SCOTT HIGTON
Steve Wingate has converted a Blood Bowl Star Player into a Warhammer 40,000 character with the simple addition of a plastic bolter to the model's hand. Stevehas then gone on to make the model's face match the face on the standard itself. A nice You'll notice how a couple of the models shown here use fine chains as banner adornments. You can buy chain from jewellers or model shops, and, once painted and drybrushed, it can look very effective.
The important part of any vignette is the background, which sets the miniatures in context and helps tell a story. Balsa wood, twigs and pebbles are the standard materials for constructing bases, but if you have a look around you may find something more unusual that will make your model stand out. The column on Phil Rayner's vignette, for instance, is a cake decoration of the type normally used for wedding cakes. MarekSrokaon the other hand, has used fragments of slate on his Eldar's base.
ELDAR SCOUT &: WAR DAEMON ASSAULT DREADNOUGHT BY MAREK SROKA
ELDAR HARLEQUIN AND DREADNOUGHT SALUTE THEIR FALLEN COMRADE BY IAN DUTHIE
GREATER DAEMON OF NURGLE RISES FROM THE SWAMP BY JACKIE ASHMORE
SEES OFF AN AMBUSH BY TROLL AND ORC BY ADRIAN HOPWOOD
It came as no surprise that this year's monster category included a large number of Dragons - it has been the same every year. Of course, the Dragon is everybody's idea of a real monster, and allows the miniature painter to really show off his skills. The large number of similar models did mean, however, that we took a close look at the miniatures' bases. Steven Bell has mounted his Dragon on an old piece of stripped driftwood, a large part of which he has left unpainted to contrast with the bright green of the Dragon itself. However, Steven has then gone on to paint the top of the driftwood black, so that it provides a strong background for the Dragon's head and helps you pick out the details. If the Dragon's head was very dark, a lighter colour would have been better on the driftwood, to provide adequate contrast between the head and its background.
REAVER TITAN BY BARRY CLARK
REAVER TITAN BY STEVE MACSORLEY
ELDAR TITAN BY DAVID WILLERTON
Most of the Dark Future vehicles have been heavily drybrushed, giving them a weatherworn appearance. The addition of drybrushed browns and greys gives a realistic impression of the road dirt that all such vehicles pick up, especially when applied around their wheel arches. Although not really a Dark Future vehicle, the shopping trolley by M S Snot (yes, really) appealed to us so much we bem the rules a little. It's been constructed with fine wire mesh which you can buy from all good model shops.
Titans are difficult to paint because of their large flat surfaces. Without the guidelines of folds, it is hard to tell where the darkest areas should be. The easiest way around this is to shine a table lamp on the model, and simply copy where the shadows fall. Kev Plumley has done this particularly well, carefully blending the colour with a damp brush, as a drybrushing technique wouldn't really work on the flat surfaces. You'll also notice that most of the Titans have other epic scale miniatures on their bases. They give the Titans a sense of scale, making it clear that they are massive machines.
HARLEQUIN BY PRIS LEWIS
HARLEQUIN BY CHRISTIAN DROS
RHINO & CREW PAINTED BY JOAKIM STILLBACK
COMMISSAR BY PETTER MORK
IMPERIAL GUARD BY JOHN LEWIS
ELDAR WARRIOR QY MAGNUS ERIKSSON
SCRATCH BUILT "GOOK" EIJI HASHIMOTO
In response to numerous demands, this year's Golden Demon Awards had an Overseas category. We expected there to be quite a few entries, primarily from the USA,but we were surprised and encouraged by the enormous response from places as far apart as Japan and Sweden. We were also excited and impressed by the high standard of the entries and the level of imagination shown by the artists. The miniatures on these pages show a sample of the very best of these overseasentries and we look forward to a further increase in numbers over the next few years.
OGRE BY THOMAS NIELSEN
OGRE BY TOMAS ANDERSSON
BUGMAN'S DWARF & TREASURE CHEST BY CHRISTIAN DROS
ELDAR WARDANCER STANDARD BEARER BY RON RIS
Christian Dros uses a combination of natural materials and epoxy putty to create the Dwarf's base, painting it in earthy tones to offset the blues on the miniature itself, The twig is actually the root from a household plant, probably a marigold, as a real twig would look out of scale and might overpower the model. Magnus Eriksson's Eldar works because of its simplicity and the attention paid to detail. The addition of white symbols and silver studs to what is a very basic colour scheme add that little something that holds your eye and makes you take a longer look at the model. Zen Yoshimoto's Snotlings are very nice. Note the way that one of them is pushing the ropes apart - nice animation. In fact all of the miniatures that Zen has chosen are in just the right poses to work well together.
OGRE BY THOMAS
MINOTAUR WRD & CHAOS SORCERER BY JEFF SONNEN'L\G
SKAVEN TEAM BY PHILIP GRIFFIN
Although everyone deserved to win, after some very hard decisions we chose the following models as winners. The groundwork on Brian Moore's dragon is particularly nice. Brian has not restricted himself to just using the normal browns and greens; he has been brave enough to use purple and red as well. The reason that they look good together is that they are very close in tone and their edges are well blended and thus the gradation between the colours is very natural and doesn't look out of place. D. Wilkinson, on the other hand, has ensured that his colours are very bright and clearly distinguished, especially on the legs. By painting the colours in the order of the spectrum - a sequence which we are so used to seeing in nature - they seem to blend together.
Mark Delicata's Warbammer 40, 000 vehicle is based on a Rhino, but has been heavily modified with additional parts taken from other model kits; the turret for instance came from a tank. If you want to do the same, a particularly rich source are ship models. Mark has added a Citadel plasma cannon to the model for its main weapon, while a plastic Dark Future weapon provides it with some rear-firing armament. William Hannah's Sir Lancealitde, with its heraldic Colour scheme, works because of its Simplicity. Of course, the fact that it is a simple pattern doesn't mean it's not well painted -quite the reverse,and that's what makes it so good! The epic scale Marine Medic, by Daniel Clift, is remarkable for the sheer amount of detail on such a tiny miniature - on both the paint job and the terrain. Dale Hurst's Titans vignette shows a great deal of imagination and wit. The idea of Warhound Titans being taken for a walk is great. Also notice the epic scale vehicles hiding underneath the ramp. A nice touch. John Spencer Toyer's Minotaur vignette has been enhanced by the base'sscenic work, giving the model a wonderful atmosphere. It looks like the Minotaur is winning - witness the dead barbarian by the pond.
The thing that gives Steve Blunt's miniature on the opposite page its appeal, apart from the conversion work mixing Dragon and Minotaur, is its 'Greek' appearance - right down to the rubble on the base, made up of shattered, fluted columns, complete with face. Many hours of work must have gone into Danny Fuller's Dreadnought and banner. We particularly like Danny's use of colour, which brings across to the viewer the miniature's sense of evil. Every time you look at this model you notice something new. Did you spot the dead Marine at its feet? A huge amount of detailing makes Steve Blunt's mounted Chaos Knight an impressive miniature as soon as you see it. But what makes Steve's model outstanding is the degree of animation that he's given to the horse, and the tiny details such as the skull on the rock.
STAFF WARHAMMER 40,000 VEHICLES
and converting of vehicles for a hobby in its own right over the last couple of years. On this page we take a look at the work of two acknowledged experts in the field; Tony Cottrell and Guy Carpenter, both of whom work for Games Workshop. These models were on display at Games Day '89, where Tony and Guy spent many hours delighting visitors with their large collections of models.
Warbammmer 40, 000 has become
Guy's Land Raider has been extensively reworked, and features new wheels and track assembly, and a completely detailed.interior, It's therefore much more than a conversion, and can legitimately be called a scratch-built vehicle. The sheer size of Tony's awesome Traitor Scout Titan is obvious when you compare it to the Marine in the picture. The model was constructed from numerous plastic kit and toy parts, and features a fully detailed cockpit interior; complete with pilot.