Dreamers Vault Renegade Open 2017 Painting Competition
Not constrained to just Age of Sigmar, Kings of War or Malifaux. This can be your Blood Bowl or Guildball team, Your RPG miniatures! Lord of the Rings? The Hobbit? You get the idea…
If ever a category was well represented at Renegade, this is the one! Warhammer 40K, Infinity, Star Wars… surprise us. Lets see your Reaper miniatures from the Chronoscope line or some Mechs!
While Bolt Action and Saga-Dark Age are the only two historical systems supported at Renegade, do not leave your Flames of War, Team Yankee Napoleonic’s or whatever at home!
This category is a catchall for anything that simply does not fit anywhere else. The only restriction? It cannot be larger than 20″x20″x20″
This category is a way of celebrating Halloween. We want to see Orks masquerading as Space Marines or maybe even Commissars, Pox Walkers that are not of the human variety, a Human Fire Warrior… get the idea?
Who’s the quickest brush at the convention? We aim to find out! Swing by the Dreamers Vault booth during the open and race the clock!
Three Sub Categories
The Fantasy, Science Fiction & Historical Categories will be further divided as follows:
All single 25 mm-35 mm human-sized and smaller models. Model should be on an appropriately sized base. The majority of miniatures fit into this size range. The largest a unit may reasonably be would included a mounted goblin (Fantasy), a Primaris Space Marine (Science Fiction), and mounted cavalry (Historical). Judges reserve the right to move entries intended for the Single category to Large.
Groups of three to ten miniatures that are modeled and painted as a cohesive unit. Entry should follow legal games system rules where possible. If you have a unit that is of a composition that is larger than ten (pox-walkers, conscripts, etc.), just enter your ten best models.
All miniatures larger than a normal 28 mm human-sized model. Examples of this are models such as dragons (Fantasy), Stompas and Knights (Science Fiction) and tanks (historical), large-scale models such as 54mm, kits and scale models of the historical variety would also fit in here.
Entry can be straight out of the box to a completely scratch-built model, it could be a sweeping diorama with dozens of figures. something cinematic, or something even further afield. This is where it goes. The only restriction is that entries can be no larger than 20″ x 20″ x 20″.
Entries must be submitted in person by the painter and must be the work of the painter submitting them, or else be disqualified.
You may not enter any miniature that has previously won ANY type of prize or award in ANY other competition.
Only one (1) entry per category per person. An entry may be refused if it is too large.
If there are not enough entries in a category, the judges reserve the right to cancel that category or combine it with a another category .
All entries must be in good taste and are subject to disqualification if the judges decide that any common rule has been violated.
The greatest care will be afforded to all entries, by people who share a passion for the miniature-painting hobby, but Renegade volunteers and judges cannot be held responsible for damaged or lost miniatures.
Display bases are not considered for purposes of size restrictions or for judging of the miniature itself.
Conversions and base scenics may contribute overall to a miniature’s ranking but are not the primary consideration for judging.
Judges will rank entries based on painting technique, neatness, skill in execution, coherent color scheme, and overall appearance.
The judging team consists of notable artists from the community who are well versed in the craft, their decisions are final.
All entries must be reclaimed by 3PM on Sunday. Entries must be reclaimed by the person who submitte them unless plans have been established and approved beforehand. ID will be required.
All entries will be photographed, and submission into the competition indicates permission for Dreamers Vault, Paint Clinic and Renegade Open to use such images for any purpose, including posting to an online photo gallery.
Understand the Rules? Great. Now to the Fun Part: Painting!
Please blow our minds! In many ways this category plays like the open category. The biggest restraint here is that you need to present a model that is “counts as” in the most spectacular aspect of the hobby. feel free to reach out if you want clarity on a particular idea.
Grow the Renegade Open
This year marks a number of firsts. With a Vendor Hall, a Painting Competition and Hobby Seminars, there are options for people who are not participating in the events to do things. Consider these two classes:
Friday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Edge Highlighting Free
Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Working with Transfers Free
Seating is limited to 18 per class so be sure to sign up!
Get A Leg Up on the Competition
The rules and format for the Dreamers Vault Quarterly Painting Competition starting up in 2018 will first be announced at the Renegade Open and some truly unique product options will be made available for purchase. For reasons we can’t quite discuss we assure you that you don’t want to miss this!