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Golden Hat XXXI - Nicodemus - 09-22-2018 12:17 AM

Warcolours presents...

We did it first, we still do it best: The Flaming Taurus!

Subject Matter: The Flaming Taurus (what ever you imagine that to be)

As with past Golden Hat competitions, this is a modeling and painting competition.

The entry an be anything you like.  It may be a single model of any size, it may be two models locked in a duel, it may be a unit, multiple units, a warmachine, or perhaps your vision of "The Flaming Taurus" is the local pub in old Zharr Naggrund where filthy hard-working folk gather to drink and trade tall tales of their slave hordes and latest exploits at the forge!

You can convert or model your own figure(s), or use any existing model(s) from any miniatures range (maybe the recently released Blazing Taurus for that other army should be shown its new home in your army? Just make sure it is fully painted and hasn't been shown in its completed state before (although WIP shots of any conversion or modeling work are welcome in the submission photos).

The choice is unrestricted, so you may choose to go with a diorama style, a plinth, or any other sort of base - or no base at all.

Please read the full rules that apply to the Golden Hat competition before submitting your entry.


The gold winner will receive a €30 store coupon from Warcolours! Courtesy of Poison...

...and likewise the gold winner will receive a kit of Pantry Produce Set - Twisting Catacombs from Zealot Miniatures:

The silver winner will win 10 Sons of Adramelech with hand weapon and shields plus command group, courtesy of Werewoolf Miniatures and shipped by Bloodbeard!


While the bronze winner will get to pick something from Thingiverse or a suchlike source and have it printed for them by Kamphre, as long as it's not too big for his 3D-printer!

And finally, one random entrant will get to claim a Tjubling Skull Mask Command Group!

When is the deadline?
We are going with the same deadline as previous Golden Hats; send all entries to the Golden Hat account no later 11:59 PM Nov 16th, 2018 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone). Entries will not be accepted after that date and time regardless of how cool your submission is. (You have around 8 weeks to complete your entry)

If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact one of the Staff before the deadline. In order to avoid problems, we strongly advise entrants not wait until the very last minute to submit their entries... As things can and do go wrong. Please do not send entries to individual Admin or Staff members to submit on your behalf as they may not check their PMs!

How to Enter
Upload up to 4 photos of your entries to the internet.  Next, send a PM to Golden Hat (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the links where the pictures can be found. (Note: This is the same as previous Golden Hats).

If you win:
- Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded.
- Take your place in the Golden Hat Hall of Fame.
- Receive the Golden Hat medal for your online persona *
- Stay tuned over the first few days of the competition too for news of prizes for this GH! More news to come.
- Everyone who enters gets a number of slaves equal to the number of entries. If 10 people enter we award 10 slaves to each person who entered.

Entries will count towards a veteran medal.

As usual once all entries are received a voting thread will be created. If there are any questions please PM me, another Staff member or post them here.

Subject Matter:  The Flaming Taurus
Due Date: 11:59 PM Nov 16th, 2018 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)


RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Uther the unhinged - 09-22-2018 05:01 PM

Fantastic. Taurus, great subject! Flaming........ ummm...... Igor light the furnace. We have work to do!

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - tjub - 09-23-2018 03:41 AM

Fun concept! Lets see what we can do with it... Happy

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 09-23-2018 04:26 AM

Thinking mode ..  engaged.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Admiral - 09-23-2018 10:40 AM

Great take on the theme, Nicodemus!

Prizes are now revealed in the first post. Hashut!

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Nicodemus - 09-23-2018 11:29 AM

Excellent assortment of prizes!! Fantastic. Thanks.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Kamphre - 09-23-2018 01:57 PM

I have absolutely no idea what to do...Unsure

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Zanthrax - 09-23-2018 08:28 PM

Great theme love the pub idea

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Nicodemus - 09-23-2018 08:36 PM

Zanthrax Wrote:
Great theme love the pub idea

Haha, thanks!  Wink

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Zanko - 09-24-2018 11:49 AM

Cool topic, but I don't have an idea what to do yet ... Unsure


RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Nicodemus - 09-25-2018 11:59 PM

You'd think I'd be more organized coming up with the GH idea... but nope.  And to boot I'm neck-deep in my forge and train projects. Oh well dead

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Admiral - 09-29-2018 02:57 AM

Added another prize for gold. Hashut!

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 10-08-2018 05:57 AM

I think I'm actually making good progress on this one.

How evryone else going?

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Uther the unhinged - 10-08-2018 09:31 AM

Igor informs me that operation ‘Flaming Taurus’ proceeds to plan. Admittedly I have had to pull all resources from other projects. I know there is some muttering in the ranks that the giant squiddly snail cavalry (note to self ‘I must find a more evil name’) are delayed again. No matter. I must win a Golden Hat medal! All must be sacrificed to this aim! Igor! More slaves!!

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 10-08-2018 09:22 PM

Same here.   Ben Hur would be unhappy as the effort involved would be out sizing him.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Will Liam - 10-09-2018 04:31 AM

I won’t be able to enter in the competition this time guys - trying to get a house onto the market before the nice weather comes - can’t wait to see you’ve all done though

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Zanthrax - 10-09-2018 08:36 AM

Mine will make the deadlineRespect to the Hat!

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - HPN - 10-10-2018 07:20 AM

I think this is going to be a tough contest, but i'm working on a bull right now, so i might be able to Jump in!

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Admiral - 10-15-2018 03:58 AM

Building and painting going well for everyone?

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 10-15-2018 06:07 AM

Well, Re-Building might be a closer term.  Painting as always will be my Achilles Heal.

I like how it will turn out ( in my mind at least so far ).

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Jackswift - 10-17-2018 01:48 PM

Dountful I'll have time to enter this one.  Too busy through the start of Nov.  Haven't touched hobby stuff since the CDO golem contest.  Perhaps of I come up with a great idea... Good to all who do enter.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Admiral - 10-19-2018 03:33 AM

Everything going fine for you all? Fingers crossed I can find the time for a small entry. Will probably be a rush before deadline thing if I get the chance. Big Grin

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Uther the unhinged - 10-19-2018 01:07 PM

The consruction phase of operation ‘Flaming Taurus’ nears completion. Now all that remains is for my artistic genius to be realized by Igor and his slaves’ rather dubious talents. I think examples may have to be made! No matter I have plenty of slaves.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Zanthrax - 10-20-2018 09:21 AM

All good just a few touch ups and its in

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 10-21-2018 01:55 AM

I think I whipped the only slave with decent painting skill too much.
His back is bent with pain and his hands are shaking and making a real mess of things.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Uther the unhinged - 10-22-2018 12:59 AM

Abecedar, I know how you feel. One of mine even damaged the project last night. However you reasoning is flawed. More whipping is needed... to encourage the others (at the very worst so Igor informs me, the extra whipping makes their murals of the finished project a bit blurry which covers a multitude of errors).

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 10-23-2018 11:45 PM

I have a cunning plan.   I'll whip the one taking the photos so all the mistakes will be un-noticeable.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Uther the unhinged - 10-24-2018 12:59 AM

@Abecedar: Truly a plan as cunning as a very cunning fox! Having just reviewed the lastest painting by my slaves I may avail myself of it. Though given the degree of the problem I may need a new whip.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 10-28-2018 06:20 PM

Still trudging along. getting to the point where the basic paint job gets tiddly-booed up and either gets better or gets ruined

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Uther the unhinged - 10-29-2018 01:59 PM

@Abecedar, I have never heard of being tiddly-booed up nor can I find it in any dictionary or thesaurus and yet strangely I know exactly what you mean. Indeed I think I may be extremely experienced in it. Some words just fit.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Zanthrax - 11-01-2018 08:54 AM

My entry is in flame on everyone

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Uther the unhinged - 11-01-2018 03:10 PM

Igor informs me that we too are ready for ignition. Finally I can return to the giant sqiddly snail cavalry ( squidails, snailids, squails of Zharr....).

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 11-07-2018 04:00 AM

Almost there.   I am liking what I've done.  Probably not worth Gold but thats usual for me.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 11-11-2018 12:05 AM

Only a few days to go.  Finally up to taking photos.
Now to see how many mistakes I can see.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 11-11-2018 07:40 AM

My entry is in.  Good luck everyone.

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Uther the unhinged - 11-11-2018 08:33 AM

Finally my entry is in. I was hanging on hoping to improve but Igor informs me even with more slaves the improvements would not be done in time.
Never mind. I reckon at the moment I am a shoe in for silver|

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Admiral - 11-13-2018 06:56 AM

Good work, lads! I'm going to make a break for it and attempt a quick little entry in between sculpting. Cunnin' plan...

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Ghrask Dragh - 11-13-2018 06:27 PM

This theme is a wonderfully open one, I can't wait to see what people have done

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Abecedar - 11-14-2018 01:50 AM

I thought it best to get my entry in early whilst on my days off. and I've decided that I do not like it.
Because it a longer wait until the voting thread

RE: Golden Hat XXXI - Admiral - 11-16-2018 08:33 AM

Last day to enter!