[Archive] Golden Hat XXVIII

Admiral:

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Warcolours presents: The 28th Golden Hat competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

This contest has been sponsored by Admiralty Miniatures - The gold winner will claim a kit of 12 unpainted whitemetal Slave Orc Heads of Ancient Times, soon to be released (shown here with Citadel plastic Orc for scale purposes only):

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Furthermore, this contest has been sponsored by Warcolours! The silver winner will claim a �,�30 coupon on Warcolours shop.

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As for the bronze winner, Zanko has kindly donated a couple of OldHammer Miniatures (made by AtomTaylor), namely a big hat Overlord on foot and a Boar Centaur boss:

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Subject Matter: Chaos Dwarf Gunnery Teams

For this contest we want you to model and paint one Chaos Dwarf Gunnery Team of some sort.

This contest is not about Hobgoblin bolt throwers, Dreadquake/Earthshaker Mortars, Deathrockets/Deathshrieker Rocket Launchers, Hellcannons/Asscannons or Magma Cannons; or rather, it is not about big artillery (though people are welcome to make much smaller versions of the mentioned themes). Think small; light artillery; support weapons. 2 Chaos Dwarf crewmembers per team, no more, although one single Chaos Dwarf crewmember could be used instead if you have reasons. You can use non-Chaos Dwarf slaves as helpes aside from the actual Chaos Dwarf crew.

A gunnery team could be anything from a machine gun; a flamethrower; a mini-mortar/petard; a swivel gun; a mini-Hellcannon/Asscannon-style Daemonforged or possessed shooting weapon; a bazooka; a fireball-casting statue with handlers; a wimpy Obsidian golem spitting shards with handlers; a K’daai spitting fire with handlers; a gigantic two-man blunderbuss; or something else entirely. So long as you go for something you would deem too small for heavy artillery service, then the sky is the limit!

If you are unsure if your entry will fit the subject matter, please contact Admiral or Bloodbeard and they’ll sort it out with the rest of the Staff.

Bases are to be max 60mm wide (Gunnery Teams in the Ninth Age go on 40mm rounds, but pick whatever shape and size you like within the 60mm limit). Display bases and Plinths are not allowed. You could also skip a base altogether if that suits your collection better.

Specifics

Subject: Chaos Dwarf Gunnery Teams.

Bases: Max 60mm wide. No display bases, plinths, though, please.

The Due Date: 11:59 PM November 9th, 2017 EST (Eastern Standard Time Zone)

Please read the full rules that apply to the Golden Hat competition before submitting your entry.

Submission

All entries must be sent to the Golden Hat account no later than the due date. Entries will not be accepted after this. (Entrants have approximately 4 weeks to complete entries). If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact Admiral or Bloodbeard. In order to avoid problems, entrants should not wait until the last minute to submit their entries.

How to Enter

Upload up to 4 photos of your entry to the Internet. Photos may not have additional text or items/models unrelated to your entry. Next, send a PM to Golden Hat (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the links where the pictures can be found. (Note: This is the same as previous Golden Hats).

If you win:

- Walk across the backs of the cowed masses you have scorned and pushed aside, in order to take your place in the vaunted Golden Hat Hall of Fame.

- Receive the Golden Hat medal for your online persona.

- Everyone who enters gets a number of slaves equal to the number of entries. If 20 people enter we award 20 slaves to each person who entered. Entries will count towards a veteran medal.

- Win prizes! See above for details.

Once all entries are received a thread will be created for voting and determining the winners!

If there are any questions it is best to post them here so that everyone can benefit from any details or clarifications that may arise.

Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Admiral or Bloodbeard and they will sort it out with you and the Staff.

Good luck everyone!

Kamphre:

Cool contest !
I need to think to my entry, but I’m pretty sure I’ll participate !

And we can’t thank you enough Admiral for giving so much of your time and gifts for the community !!

Carcearion:

Oooh! Oh! I have been dieing for an excuse to do one of these!

I have so much to paint for my tournament next month though!

I’ll try to make it!

Zanthrax:

Great theme will be entering too

Zanko:

I have a first vague idea which models i can use, no not the 3rd edition mortar or swivel gun, something else. :wink:

Great theme guys! :hat off

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Grimstonefire:

I’ve come up with a really cool idea for this, but it would take ages to build… Which is saying a lot considering it’s only two dwarfs! lol

Incidentally, are people thinking of going ‘old skool’ with this (as in 5th-8th ed), or AOS theme?

Ghrask Dragh:

This is the conundrum, the theme suits some of the old minis I have from that era with the bazooka dudes and swivel guns but I’m so tempted to go for something brand new instead to bring them up-to-date… so in answer to that question I have no idea yet :slight_smile:

Abecedar:

Typical, I’ve painted all my Swivel Guns, Mortars and Bazooka’s.

Gunna have to find something else

Admiral:

Thank you, Kamphre! Updated the crew section, to not have rules getting in the way of creative builds (that was never the intention):

2 Chaos Dwarf crewmembers per team, no more, although one single Chaos Dwarf crewmember could be used instead if you have reasons. You can use non-Chaos Dwarf slaves as helpes aside from the actual Chaos Dwarf crew.

GH XXVIII Rules
The cap on CD crew to 2 is still in place to help get the gunnery team/light artillery impression over and not trample on bigger artillery territory, but if you want to include slave helpers, then do so.

There are some miniatures in existing ranges out there that could be used straight off for gunnery team weapons. Mantic has a light mortar and flamethrower, while Macrocosm at least used to have lots of different gunnery teams. CDO’s AtomTaylor has, or had at least, a petard on offer.

There might be more available gunnery team models still out there. Please share if you know of any.

Jackswift:

Been put of country with limited reception. Back now and have a few ideas for this one if I can get back into the modelling groove. Will likely throw my hat in. Cheers!

Admiral:

Best of luck!

I’ll be away working in another town for a couple of weeks. The usually reliable Internet connection via phone died during the weekend, and if this occurs again I won’t be able to check in here for any questions people might have, while away. Hope everything is clear.

Zanthrax:

Entry submitted good luck to everyone

Zanko:

Haven’t started yet … still waiting for stuff. :frowning:

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Zanthrax:

Lucky for me I had everything at home and inspiration came after a couple of gin and tonics to smash everything together :wink:

Zanko:

O.k. I will drink a lot of Whisky this evening and then I will have an inspiraton … hopefully! :smiley:

                        :hashut

Admiral:

Update! Poison, the owner of Warcolours shop, has kindly donated a prize for the contest:

Furthermore, this contest has been sponsored by Warcolours! The silver winner will claim a �,�30 coupon on Warcolours shop.

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Abecedar:

That’s great. Thanks Poison

I am progressing albeit slowly.

I think I need Smart Paints. You know the ones that go where you tell them you want them and not where the brush lands

tjub:

Wow, thats cool… Great sponsors! :slight_smile:

Admiral:

@Abecedar: Haha, how about a Scud paint instead?

Full pot of prizes in top, thanks to Zanko!

As for the bronze winner, Zanko has kindly donated a couple of OldHammer Miniatures (made by AtomTaylor), namely a big hat Overlord on foot and a Boar Centaur boss:

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Ghrask Dragh:

Lots of cool updates there!!

I’ve been through so many ideas for this, a real struggle and alot haven’t worked in out so far but I still have time damn it!