Welcome to the first Into the Dark Painting Competition. This competition is open to any Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar Games Workshop and Forgeworld miniatures; judged by yours truly Zatcaskagoon Miniatures.

Sign Up Photo Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, Friday, May 15th, 2020
Final Photo Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Competition Rules

  • To sign up for the competition, please post a photo of your constructed and unpainted miniature in the Facebook Group Grimdark Painters using #IntoTheDark and letting everyone know what category you are signing up for, 11:59 pm EST, Friday, May 15th, 2020
  • Only a single entry per person per category.
  • Entrant must have painted the entire figure/vehicle themselves. No commissions or team entries.
  • You may not enter any miniature that has previously won any type of prize or award in any other competition.
  • You must post at least 2 work-in-progress pictures with #IntoTheDark so we can track you are still in the competition.
  • Final photos will need to be posted in a batch of four (Front, back and both sides) and taken on a black background, by 11:59 pm EST, Wednesday July 1st, 2020
  • Note: Take the best photo you possibly can.

Judging Criteria Defined

Ability and Execution: The technical proficiency used in the painting and modeling of the entry. Obvious technical faults are mold lines, sloppy joins, rough primer, or sloppy paint.

Grimdark Painters Choice

Members of the Grimdark Painters group will be allowed to vote once on there favorite entry of the competition via a Facebook Poll.

Categories

  1. Single Figure
    • Single Figure Size Restrictions: From 32mm base size up to 60mm oval or round base for mounted figures and large units.
  2. Single Figure With Diorama
    • Single Figure with Diorama Size Restriction: 5×5 inch base.
  3. Large Figure/Vehicle
    • Large Figure Size Restrictions: From 80mm-120mm Oval or Round bases up to 170mm Oval or Round Base.
    • Large Vehicle Size Restrictions: From “Rhino” sized models up to FW’s “Falchion Super Heavy Tank” sized models.

Prizes

For the top entry in each category there will be a prize. There will also be a Grimdark Painters Choice winner that will be chosen by the members of the Grimdark Painters Facebook Group.

  • Single Figure: Vallejo Game Color Full Set, AK Interactive Products, Set of Zatcaskagoon’s Practice Blanks
  • Single Figure with Diorama: Vallejo Game Air Full Set, AK Interactive Products, Set of Zatcaskagoon’s Practice Blanks
  • Large Figure/Vehicle: Vallejo Game Color Full Set, AK Interactive Products, Set of Zatcaskagoon’s Practice Blanks
  • Grimdark Painters Choice Award: Warcry Box Set, Vallejo Game Air Full Set, Redgrass Games Wet Pallete, Set of Zatcaskagoon’s Practice Blanks

Boring But Important

By entering the contest, you give the Zatcaskagoon Miniatures LLC and the Grimdark Compendium rights and consent to post/publish pictures of the figures and Artists where we deem necessary.
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Please note that the shipping of rewards may be delayed due to COVID-19.

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