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Entry Thread. Turning the World to Darkness: The Beauty and the Beast


Staff member
True Blood
Jun 15, 2013
Late as always, but not yet dead...

As agreed between me and @robtion , winners of the previous one, the topic for our new competition is 'The Beauty and the Beast'! As it is usually with the more 'poetic' of our topics, this one is rather open to interpretation, but mostly it's about some kind of contrast - a Vampiress riding an abyssal terror, a pretty peasant who is now a zombie, an elf battling a Varghulf - that sort of stuff. Or, you know, the undead versions of Disney characters, why not?
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 (Rough) 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 22nd of March 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 Count
Aug 11, 2012
Typical! There was a 5 year period where all I was painting was suitable entries for this category! I guess I'll just have to find some more beautiful lady vampires or something? :tongue: