Greetings fellow nerds! Welcome to the Grimdark Compendium’s painting challenge for the month of April! Are you ready to showcase your painting skills and compete for awesome prizes? This month the Grimdark Compendium has teamed up with The Goblin’s Hut to bring you the Dirty Down Rust painting challenge. Rest assured, we want to see the most badass and rusty work you can muster! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out, this is the perfect opportunity to show off your creativity and talent. To participate, simply build and paint, using Dirty Down Rust, of course, a single miniature to the best of your abilities and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #grimdarkchallengedirtydown. The winner will receive a special prize from Grimdark Compendium and the sponsor of this challenge, the Goblin’s Hut, and have their miniature featured on their pages. So what are you waiting for? Grab your bits and paints, brush up on your techniques, and get ready to show the world what you can do!
Official Rules Summary
- Post one WIP and one Final image (1000×1000 pixel) of any miniature or miniature terrain that has been built and painted by your own hand. Use #grimdarkchallengedirtydown and mention @grimdark_compendium in the description.
- Miniatures created for this challenge should be built with the sole purpose of showcasing the Dirty Down Rust product.
- Kit-bashing will be mandatory and will be highly valued in the judging criteria.
- Models must be painted in the grimdark style and use Dirty Down Rust as the main form of weathering.
- All submissions must be posted by April 30th, 2023. It is highly recommended to email high resolution images of your final submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org to guarantee your submission is considered.
- Eligible miniatures – Any brand of miniature bits maybe used in the building portion of this challenge, including figures outside of Games Workshop’s product line.
- Submissions must include a clear and well lit photo.
- Have fun, spread the word, push yourself, and encourage others!
- By entering this challenge you agree to allow the Grimdark Compendium and Goblin’s Hut to use your images in social media posts and video content related to the grimdark challenges.
Submitting an Entry – READ CAREFULLY
The top 3 entries of this challenge will win two bottles each of Dirty Down’s Rust, Verdigris, and Moss water soluble paint. The top 10 entries will be featured on the Grimdark Compendium’s social media pages, and have their entries reviewed and critiqued on the Grimdark Compendium’s YouTube channel. The top 3 entries will be decided by Zatcaskagoon using a judging criteria. The judging criteria is weighted differently for each challenge and explained in depth at the beginning of each judging video.