Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle – Golden Demon 2017 

The Golden Demon 2017 Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle categories appeared to be one of the most competitive this year. There were unsurprising lots of Space Marine Dreadnoughts. There were no less than five Leviathan pattern Siege Dreadnoughts. The imperial knights didn’t make  as strong a showing this year. 

Ultramarine Contemptor Dreadnought
Ultramarine Contemptor Dreadnought

Imperial Knight PaladinImperial Knight Paladin

Imperial Guard Astra Militarum Valdor Tank HunterAstra Militarum Valdor Tank Hunter

Ultramarine Razorback armed with Assult CannonsUltramarine Razorback armed with Assult CannonsUltramarine Razorback armed with Assult CannonsDeimos Patten Vidicator Laser DistroyerDeimos Patten Vidicator Laser Distroyer

Leviathan pattern Siege Dreadnought Leviathan pattern Siege Dreadnought

Sons of Horus – Leviathan pattern Siege Dreadnought with Siege Drill

Emporest Children – Leviathan pattern Siege Dreadnought armed with Grav Flux Bombard

Imperial Fist – Leviathan pattern Siege Dreadnought armed with Grav Flux BombardLeviathan pattern Siege Dreadnought armed with Grav Flux Bombard

Ork looted Goliath Rockgrinder

Space Wolves Venerable DreadnoughtSpace Wolves Venerable Dreadnought

Space Marine – Leviathan pattern Siege Dreadnought with Siege Drill

Imperial Knight Etrant Imperial Knight Errant

Elder WraithseerElder Wraithseer

Warhammer 40,000 Squad – Golden Demon 2017

The Golden Demon Warhammer 40,000 Squad entry was very difficult to get near at Warhammer Fest. I managed to get most of these photos later in the day when the area around the cabinets had calmed down.

Space Wolf Long Fangs by Michael ‘Harley’ Rutz

Mechanicum Thanatar Siege-automats

Ork Warboss and Bodyguard 

Emperor’s Childers Blade Sqaud

Raven Guard Vanguad Veteran Squad

Ultramarine Cataphractii Terminator Squad

Iron Hands Sterguard Veteran Squad

Death Guard Cataphractii Terminator Squad

I havn’t notice GW doing a kit for these so assume this is some excellent conversion work. [Edit: correction this is a Forge World upgrade set. Nurgle get the love]

Blood Angel Kill Team

Dark Angeld Fallen Squad lead by Cypher

Classic Ultrmarines and Tyranids at Warhammer World

This collection of modern and classics Ultramarines and Tyranids was displayed in a special exhibit at Warhammer World in March 2016. 

I believe these models belong to Garfy one of the painters who blogs on tale of four painters. There is a post on his tyranid attack box set here. It’s very possible GW will release this set again in the future, with updated models. I’m sure it would be very popular if they did.


The first ever Ultramarine Captian model

First company veterans

The Limited release Blood Angel Space Hulk terminators set converted in to Ultramarines

The first plastic space marine scouts. The sergeants had a better armour save than the scouts back in those days.

These are the first plastic Terminators GW made. They are very hard to paint well as the detail is very shallow. This is probably the finest paint job I have ever seen on these models.


This is a very reto Hive Fleet paint scheme. Comments welcomed if you know what it is called.

Broodlord accompanied by some old hormaguants and Tyrant Guard

Classic second edition style flying Hive Tyrant

The original plastic Geanstealer Hybrid models and metal ripper swarm

Tau Display

March 2016 was also the fist chance I had to photo the Tau vs Admech display at Warhammer World, which is still on display. If you haven’t had the chance to make it to Warhammer World I would strongly encourage you to do so. I try to make it there are least once a year.

Golden Demon 2016 Winners

Warhammer Fastasy Single miniature and Regement have now been added.
This post will contain all of the winnig entries for the 2016 Golden Demon painting competition. 

The pictures below follow the order of the awards, as anouniced on the day. The first award anouniced was the young blood bronze winner.

Young Bloods Bronze

Young Bloods Siver

Young Bloods Gold

Warhammer 40,000 Single miniature

Warhammer 40k Single Miniture Bronze

Warhammer 40k Single Miniture Silver

Warhammer 40k Single Miniture Gold

Warhammer 40,000 Squad

Unfortunate this catagory was off for final judging as I passed the cabinets so I’m going to have to dig up some better images.

Warhammer 40k Squad Bronze

Warhammer 40k Squad Silver

Warhammer 40k Squad Gold

Warhammer 40,000 Large Monster

40k Large Monster Bronze

40k Large Monster Silver

40k Large Monster Gold

Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle 

Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle Bronze

Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle Silver

Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle Gold

Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniture

Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniture Bronze

Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniture Silver

Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniture Gold

Warhammer Fantasy Regement  

Warhammer Fantasy Regement  Bronze

Warhammer Fantasy Regement  Silver

Warhammer Fantasy Regement  Gold

Warhammer Fantasy Large Monster  
Warhammer Fantasy Large Monster  Bronze

Warhammer Fantasy Large Monster Silver

Warhammer Fantasy Large Monster Gold

Diorama  Golden Demon 2016

Diorama Bronze

Diorama Silver

Diorama Gold

The Death of a Phantom

For two years Captain Ventis had been plotting revenge on the Eldar Titan less affectionately known as Bone Walker; within the Fourth Company.  New intelligence had suggested the Eldar Titan was involved in a cleansing mission with another unknown allied force. Not willing to let week intelligence get in the way of his honour Vetris made request to Malgias Calgar forassistance  with removing the xzeno war machine.

Turn One

The forces of Ultramar oblitorated the Phantom Titan during the 1st turn. This was largely down to a single squad of Sternguard equiped with combi meltas, which arrived via drop pod. Although the Second and Ninth Companies also played a large roll in the demise of the Titan.  

Turn Two  
The terminators of the 1st company suffered heavy loses. In true Christmas Apocalyse style this resulted in the Eldar and Grey Knights  winnig the game on Victory points, a convincingly 9-3 with a turn in hand. The morrle victory was clearly with the Ultramarines though, having oblitorated both the Phamton Titan and a Baneblade.

The Ultramarine chapter has now been declared trators to the Imperium due to firing upon Grey Knights. A small price to pay for redeeming their honour.