Posted 01/03/2017

Golden Demon at Warhammer Fest – New Categories Announced

Games Workshop’s most prestigious hobby award returns this year at Warhammer Fest with Golden Demon Classic. Painters from around the world will compete with one another to earn a Golden Demon and claim the mighty Slayer Sword – our best of show.

Year on year, we receive truly jaw-dropping entries that amaze and inspire us across a broad range of categories. This year, however, we are introducing some brand new ones. 2017 will see Golden Demons for Blood Bowl Team, Youngbloods Large Model, and the ‘Eavy Metal Paint Masters category.

We caught up with Darren Latham, one of our Golden Demon judges for this year, to tell us about the new ‘Eavy Metal Paint Masters category. Darren has judged Golden Demon previously, has been an ‘Eavy Metal painter and is now a Citadel Miniatures Designer, so it’s fair to say he has a huge amount of experience in the hobby.


‘It will be my 10th year judging Golden Demon, and it’s still a huge honour to do it. The buzz and atmosphere is always great, and to be surrounded by such high standards is fantastic.’

‘The ‘Eavy Metal Paint Masters category has been introduced with 1 focus in mind – pure painting. All competitors have an equal playing field and will be judged on their painting skills alone without the need for converting or sculpting. The category takes us back to the roots of the Golden Demon and allows hobbyists to really show us their skills.’

‘To that end, all entries into this category must be the same model, in this case – the plastic Eldar Farseer. This creates a base point for all. The Eldar Farseer is a painter’s delight that will allow people to really push themselves and go for it. There’s plenty of space for free-hand and detail to amaze us.’

‘When judging the entries, we will look for complimentary colour choices which contrast and pop to make it stand out. It’s also significant for the model to fit with the Eldar aesthetic and background, so plan out and research your entry thoroughly!’


Of course, this isn’t the only category at Golden Demon Classic this year. There will be a broad range of categories covering all aspects of the Games Workshop Hobby. Each winner of its category will be given a prestigious Golden Demon to reflect their magnificent achievement, and they will also be entered into the Slayer Sword competition. Winning the Slayer Sword is a legend worthy of the ages, and this year, the Slayer Sword will be gold!

Golden Demon Classic will be hosted at Warhammer Fest on May 28th, so if you fancy entering, or seeing all the amazing entries for yourself, you can find more information HERE.

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