Wednesday, 28 July 2010

1989 Golden Demon Awards

By this time I had now swapped to a white undercoat in order to brighten things up a bit after the 1987 experience but still combined with the same Windsor and Newton Artists tube acrylics. I suppose this year represented a bit of a purple patch for me as not only had I managed three gold demons and the Slayer Sword, I had also managed to complete five pieces in as many months, pretty prolific for me!

 
Vignette Category.  Nurgle Chariot; Gold Demon and Slayer Sword Winner


Nurgle Chariot


Nurgle Chariot


Nurgle Chariot


Nurgle Chariot




Conversion Category.  Great Imperial Dragon-Minotaur Lord conversion, Gold Demon

Dragon-Minotaur Lord conversion


Dragon-Minotaur Lord conversion


Dragon-Minotaur Lord conversion


Dragon-Minotaur Lord conversion



Mounted Figure Category.  Chaos conversion, Gold Demon.


Chaos Champion


Chaos Champion

Chaos Champion

Still with a few bits and pieces missing, to be repaired one day, possibly!





Monster Category.  Greater Demon of Tzeentch, heat winner not placed at finals.



Greater Demon of Change, Tzeentch
  
Greater Demon of Change, Tzeentch

Greater Demon of Change, Tzeentch


Standard Bearer Category.  Elf standard bearer not placed.  



Elf Standard

Elf Standard

I was later told that this piece was apparently stretching the concept of a single miniature on a base a little too far!
The competition by now in its third year had moved to the larger assembly rooms in Derby. The full show  report can be found in White Dwarf 115.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Steve do you know of any photos on the net, taken at the assembly room venue golden demon awards? I went there with my friend on a coach from the Sheffield Games workshop branch as a young teenager. It would have been somewhere between 1988-1992. I know it moved from the assembly rooms at some point. All the best, Mark

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    1. Hi Mark, unfortunately I do not, I suppose it was pre digital, all I really remember is that it was packed! I remember visiting to say hello to a few people in 1990 but the next time I entered in 1992 it was at the NEC

      best

      Steve

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  2. Was that Nurgle chariot published in White Dwarf at the time?

    It rings a faint bell from my childhood!

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    1. Hi James, yes WD 115 and the Fantasy Miniatures book for that year

      Best

      steve

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  3. Just discovered your blog! I have been a fan of your astonishing work since I bought WD 115 at the newsagents and saw that nurgle chariot! I am very pleased to see you still painting and that these beautiful models all still exist!

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  4. Cheers orlygg, nice to see they are still remembered, all seems such a long time ago now!!

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  5. Wow! I've always wondered what became of you. I have been a fan of your work for so many years. Great to see so many other shots of these old GD entries. They have always been a great inspiration to me over the years. Very impressed with the new stuff as well. Look forward to seeing more and more as time goes by!!!

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    1. yep still here! thanks for the comments, love the Chaos Battering Ram on you blog never managed to own that one

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