my 24-hour livestream of the build). I finished BUILDING it within the 24 hours allotted to the challenge, but then PAINTING it took an additional 8-10 hours that I hammered through over the last week. Again, I'll get into more detail in a separate post, but honourable mentions go to Daler Rowney Artist Inks (Crimson, Paynes Grey, Turquoise, and Light Green, specifically!), and to Nora The Norn Queen for seeing how stressed I was and offering to help with anything I needed. In the end, what I needed was a neat name card for the display, and she delivered!
I DID NOT win Best Overall, and that's because I was trounced by an AMAZING board FULL of different Xenos critters, created by The.Fester.And.Rot / Martin. I couldn't be happier about losing out to such a worthy opponent—PARTICULARLY since it was Xenos and not more annoying space marines (they came in third :P)! Here are just a few photos of Martin's creation, and you absolutely need to go check out Martin's Instagram Profile for photos of all the rest. Every single model is an EPIC conversion :D
Though Martin said he doesn't play the game, so hadn't thought of what he'd field his Xenos panoply as, I suggested Tau since this is honestly what I wish a Tau Sphere army looked like: an awesome collection of various xenos factions, all allied for the Greater Good!
Here's a shiny happy photo of all the winners together, followed by some shots of their forces. Though I would have loved to see still MORE boards, of course, I was still happy that 8 competitors showed up.
And, of course, now I'm scheming about what I can do to top Martin next year for Best Overall!