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Entry Thread. Turning the World to Darkness: A Christmas Carol


Staff member
True Blood
Jun 15, 2013
Considering the current season, the winner of the previous installment of our little competition proposed a very special one called "A Christmas Carol" - as he described it: "basically anything you want that you can describe with a popular Christmas song title" - so the playing field for creativity is quite big! It may be an undead model, a non-undead model, terrain piece, gaming accessory - as long as you'll be able to convince everyone else that it fits with your choice of the song!

Original models and conversions allowed.

The Prize: The winner earns the glory and a place in the Hall of Infamy thread. The winner also gets to select the theme of the next painting challenge.

The Rules:
  • All models entered should not have been painted more than a year ago from the date the entry thread is closed. This will not be enforced but violators will politely be asked to retract their entry.
  • All miniatures presented must have been painted by the entrant.
  • Max one entry per person.
  • Max 3 images per entry (including pictures in collages), of reasonable size.
  • No voting for your own entry.
  • No model can be entered into several challenges.
  • For every started set of 5 entries, each member gets a single vote (for example: with 7 entries everyone would get 2 votes).
  • Open entries and open voting. Everyone can see who painted what.
  • Models can be of any manufacturer and conversion but must fulfill all the criteria of the given theme.
  • If no decision on the next theme is made within a week of the winner announcement, the decision falls to the competition organizer.

The Schedule:
Week 1, Monday: Theme announcement and entry thread created
Week 7, Sunday: Entry thread closed. Voting thread opened.
Week 9, Sunday: Voting thread closed. Result announced. Winner asked about next theme.

This thread is now open for people to post their entries. Please state the name of the miniature along with the pictures (ex: Vampire Lord or Countess Squigmachine). The thread closes on the 5th of January 2020 at (roughly) 23:59 CET (but we are not in a hurry, we can easily extend it much longer if someone needs to finish their entry)

And a list of subscribers who will get a notification about the competition (you don't have to be listed here to enter!):

@Mad 'At
@Devour the Cabbage
@Nagash Worshiper
@Unas the slayer


Vampire Thrall
Aug 11, 2012
For all those cursing me right now, I have no idea what to enter yet, either! :redface: If you've got better ideas for categories then you need to WIN this one, and to win it you need to enter, so get your Christmas thinking caps on, friends!:thumbsup:


Vampire Thrall
Aug 23, 2011
Oh nice one. I've got this. Thinking outside the box is my jam. Nessuna problema.

For anyone struggling for ideas I'm sure we could count a few of the nightmare before Christmas songs as carols right ;)


Oct 5, 2017
Damn, i shared my Baneful Seraphim one year and four months ago. I'll not be able to take a picture of them in a wheat field decor i'm currently making with the song "Angels We Have Heard on High" (in french it's called Les anges dans nos campagnes, translated word-by-word it's Angels in our campaigns)