Golden Hat XL: Musician

“Sound the horns!”

Warcolours and Shef Presents: The 40th Golden Hat competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

This contest has been sponsored by Warcolours! The gold winner will receive a €30 store coupon at Warcolours, courtesy of @warcolours :

While the silver winner will grab an unpainted kit of 20 Battleforg Hobgoblin Spearmen from @Shef :

The bronze winner will win a 28mm unpainted Polish winged hussar, donated by @Zanko :

While one lucky random participant will carry home a kit of Tjubling Command Set #1 from @Tjub and Admiralty Miniatures:

Subject Matter: Musician!

For this contest we want you to enter with anything involving musicians, be they Chaos Dwarf, Centaur, Hobgoblin or other slave sorts!

The theme is wide. If you want to build a whole diorama involving an orchestra with audience, then go for it! If you want to enter multiple musicians from different units, then by all means do so. If you want to enter command groups, rank and file miniatures and characters as hangers-on to your bard, then do so. If you want to model Hobgoblins torturing prisoners for musical screams of agony, then the way is open. If you want to build a giant steam-powered Daemonforged locomotive pipe organ shooting flame at the enemy, then no problem. The sky is the limit.

Keep it as simple or as complicated as you like. Let your imagination run wild!

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

Basing is unrestricted and up to your discretion. You may include plinths and display bases if you want. You may include fancy backgrounds. We want to encourage the creation of beautiful models and modelling scenes, not hamper it.

Subject: Musician
Bases: Up to your discretion.
The Due Date: 11:59 PM January the 22nd 2023 EST (Eastern Time Zone)

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

All entries must be sent either to the @GoldenHat account and/or to chaosdwarfsonline ( at ) no later than the due date. (Entrants have approximately 8 weeks to complete entries). If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact @Admiral . 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 entries to the Internet, e.g. with Imgur or with this forum’s direct upload function. Photos may not have additional digital text or items/models unrelated to your entry. Next, send a PM to @GoldenHat (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 at the top in the vaunted Golden Hat Gallery.
  • Receive the Golden Hat medal for your online persona.
  • Win paints and miniatures! 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 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 and he will sort it out with you and the Staff.

Good luck everyone!

The Staff


Yes! Another excuse for me to say that infantry units only exist to escort awesome musicians to the tabletop.


Models only yea?


Yep. Golden Hat is miniature entries only, no art.


XL sounds big!


Haha yea, that was my first thought too… do a 52mm scale model


Sounds cool! Though I have no Idea for a muscian yet … I will think about it!


XL happens only once. gotta make something biiiiiiiiig!
I might have the perfect stuff for this chance. gotta see!


I was expecting a hat-based theme :smiley:


How about playing music through your hat? :tongue:

Gold-winning entry for Golden Hat XIII, by Blind Berzerker:



These photos must be on here somewhere too,? I cant open them, not a member of the olde forum

I see it in archived website news but photos arent there


Already have multiple of those unfortunately! I’ll have to come up with something new…


I’m counting on it :slight_smile:


Ah yes, damn. I was writing that on the quick and had no time to link properly since my brother was waiting with the car.

Here is the contest gallery for Golden Hat. Scroll down to GH 13: Golden Hat Gallery - #2 by Admiral

A question, however: Can’t you open the link in my post above? It should be visible to everyone, regardless if one is a member or not.


I can see the photos in a tiny version on the old forum but i cant make them reasonable sized by clicking on them as im not a member. Us blow ins are not permitted! Haha

Cheers for bigger photos , ill look through them for inspiration


Okay. I’ve already done a getting the Band back together photo, a CD playing a Pan Pipe, a BC playing the Bag Pipes.

Hmmm, maybe a Violin. that is a cruel torturous instrument.


These lads would make a powerful ally for castle hat.

Wonderful scrolling through the old contests. Both of the steam whistle hats speak to me in ways beyond my comprehension. Many a photo saved to the folder of NOISE.

I’m not a blood sports bowl collector but this would be a hilarious opportunity for a halph-thyme show


Finally a use for all your grand orchestra’s worth of Eddyfaced misprints!


This will be awesome, i’m already looking forward to seeing what everyones makes of this.


I now have a vague idea of what I could do. I need the models I ordered and I also need to model with Green Stuff, which is a real problem for me!