Golden Demon USA 2022: Die Gewinner
Auf der diesjährigen Adepticon fand zum ersten mal seit langem wieder der Golden Demon Wettbewerb statt und hier sind die Gewinner der einzelnen Kategorien.
Warhammer 40 000
Loyalist Space Marines dominated the Warhammer 40,000 single miniature podium, with Robin McLeod winning the top prize for his exquisite Kor’sarro Khan. Steven Garcia and Alexandre Dos Santos rose to second and third respectively, with equally impressive Astartes officers – Lazarus, of the Dark Angels, and an Iron Warriors Warsmith converted from Helbrecht!
Andy Wardle continued the Imperial theme with his gold-winning Living Saint and entourage, using rich non-metallic gold for their armour. He’s joined by Nikolas Mortensen’s gritty Black Templars Primaris Crusader squad, and Matthew Avis’ savage Blood Angels.
John Margiotta took the top spot with his grimy Death Guard Leviathan Dreadnought, mud-smeared and exhibiting the early stages of Nurgle’s corrosion. He’s joined by Will Hahn, who produced a fantastic Morvenn Vahl with an astonishing freehanded shield, and Alexis L’Huillier, with an Imperial Fists Contemptor Dreadnought captured mid-salvo.
James Cordwell’s gold-winning Illuminor Szeras really demonstrates the eerie terror of the Necron threat. It pipped Martyn Evans’ warp-wracked Mortarion into second place, and Sam Lenz’ brutal Ghazghull Thraka into third.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Who says you have to paint a mighty hero to win? Gavin Garza’s vibrant take on the Skink champion Huachi was the best Warhammer Age of Sigmar single miniature, coming ahead of Katarzyna Gorska’s shimmering Prince Sigvald and Robin McLeod’s lurid Ghulgoch.
Robin McLeod wins another well-deserved gold, this time for his macabre Crimson Court, four blood-sucking hoodlums you simply wouldn’t wish to meet in a dark alley. Mamikon Khatchikian came second with his converted throng of Chaos Warriors, with Anthony Wang finishing third with an ectoplasmic Sepulchral Guard.
There’s more than a touch of Tzeentch about Alexis L’Huillier’s winning Mindstealer Sphiranx, which transitions gorgeously from hot pink to a cooler blue. David Paz brings a very different energy with his Mangler Squigs, followed by Sam Lenz’s magnificent Great Unclean One.
Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game
James Cordwell’s phantasmagoric King of the Dead was the best entrant for the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game, followed by Federico Rovida’s Aragorn striking a pose in Rohan, and Matt Cexwish’s galloping Radagast the Brown
The ven Denst duo purge a vampire and his Dire Wolves in some forgotten, frost-slicked forest in Golden Demon legend Andy Wardle’s winning diorama. Meanwhile, the Ultramarines bring the Emperor’s justice (via bolt rifle) to some especially filthy traitors in a classic skirmish by David Paz, and Mamikon Khacthikian assembles a coalition of the Imperium’s most faithful warriors to beat back a daemonic incursion.
It’s a classic slice of Horus Heresy history in the Duel category, as Leman Russ launches himself at a scowling Lion El’Jonson in Steven Garcia’s phenomenal piece. Sanguinius then clashes with a colossal Daemon of Khorne – based on Karazai – in Ben Komets’ stunning second place duel, as a Boingrot Bounder jousts with Druanti the Arch-Revenant in Andy Wardle’s third-place finish.
James Cordwell bags an almighty third gold for his crystal-crisp Aeronautica Imperialis effort, a blissful blue-grey Thunderbolt Fighter. Sam Lenz’s hulking Warmaster Titan is only “small-scale” for a certain value of small, and it glows with malevolent energy, while in third place, Mamikon Khatchikian’s Xiphon Interceptor seems to be coming in for a crash-landing.
The standout entry in this category for younger painters was Luca Franzoni’s awesome Gordrakk, Fist of Gork, with his loyal(ish) steed Bigteef stunningly rendered in turquoise.
Let’s take another look at Gavin Garza’s all-conquering Skink hero. Its vivid colours and sumptuous technique go to show that size doesn’t matter – more or less any model can win on the day, provided it’s painted with enough passion, skill, and sheer je ne sais quoi.*
Quelle: Warhammer Community