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=][= THE GOLDEN BOLTER RULES and DETAILS =][=


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=][= THE GOLDEN BOLTER PAINTING COMPETITION =][=

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10 years have passed since the B&C has first set foot on the internet stage and we felt it was time to up the ante on the bog-standard internet painting contests that you've seen from us in the last decade. With that in mind we have set out and designed "The Golden Bolter" painting contest. With our unique niche focus of power armor armies we felt a more familiar Golden Demon type setting to a contest (complete with resin cast trophies) was more appropriate than yet another "pick this miniature and paint it" contest that you see everywhere anymore.

We want to continue the tradition of bringing you the best contests, the best prizes and the best sponsors for the next 10 years!


GENERAL RULES and GUIDELINES

GOLDEN BOLTER 2010 COMPETITOR'S GUIDELINES
The inaugural Golden Bolter will take place in February 2010. In all cases, the judges will be looking for well painted and well presented models. In addition, they will look at how well the model or models fit in with the published concept of the 40k background. That isn't to say that they won't reward innovation and creativity, but this must be demonstrated within the spirit of the 40k Universe.

All entries must be Citadel miniatures, Forge World models or Imperial Armour vehicles. Conversions in all categories are welcome! One entry per category.

Overall the rules should seem very familiar to those entering as they are basically the Golden Demon rules with a little tweaking.



CATEGORIES
For the inaugural event there will be three (3) categories: Single mini, squad, large model/vehicle.

Depending on turn out we may have more/different categories in the future.

Please note each category has a specific list of acceptable units for the contest. As the B&C is a Power Armor forum we are limiting the entries to power armor units:
as detailed here.


BASES
When describing what bases you may use we have used the term, “appropriate gaming base” in some instances. The intention here is to allow a little flexibility whilst keeping to the spirit of the competition. However, please note that each category does have size limits as detailed in their specific sections in terms of overall base size. Please keep in mind that 40k is not a square-base game so in all instances round bases are the norm (pill bases being the exception for bikes/attack bikes).

SCENIC DISPLAY BASES
Many people like to mount their models upon large scenic display bases or plinths. However for the purpose of this contest we only want to see miniatures on their gaming bases. Models in the Vehicle/Large model category should be mounted on appropriate gaming bases where applicable, attack bikes can also be mounted on bases. Vehicles should not be mounted on a scenic display (we just want the vehicle for this).

JUDGES DECISIONS
In all cases the judges' decisions are final. The judges are all former Golden Demon and Slayer Sword winners and as such are well aware of what to look for in a winning entry. They reserve the right to move models into a different category if it is entered inappropriately, or to disqualify a model if they feel it breaches the rules of the competition. We will not enter into any discussion about the judges' decisions.

Judges decisions will determine 1st through 3rd place in all categories and then the overall winner of the Golden Bolter. However forum members will also be voting on a "People's Choice" award for each category as well.

You can only enter once in each category, and all entries to the Golden Bolter must be painted Citadel models, Forge World models or conversions based thereon.

CONVERSIONS
We welcome conversions (including full sculpts) based upon the 40k Universe in all appropriate categories, but these should be consistent with the atmosphere of the 40k Universe. Furthermore, please do not use any real-world references or references to other non-Games Workshop fictional worlds in your entries. Overall, the judges will be looking for well-painted models that adhere to the imagery and ethos of the worlds represented in settings of Warhammer 40,000. All single miniatures must be mounted on the appropriate gaming bases. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the competition.

GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES
Obviously since this is an internet forum you won't be "handing in" your mini as you would at the Golden Demons or Adepticon. All models should be the work of a single hobbyist and you must be a registered member of the Bolter and Chainsword to enter. All work on models entered into the Golden Bolter including but not limited to painting, modeling, converting, after-market sculpting must be performed entirely by the entrant. Neither models obtained from someone else in any state of completion nor collaborative efforts may be entered. Anyone found violating this rule will be immediately disqualified from entering future competitions and possibly banned from the site all together. The one exception to this rule is resin bases. As there are many after-market base making companies out there, it is okay for your base to produced by a base making company.

As we know that folks sometimes like to chronicle their Golden Demon entries from start to finish, you are allowed to do so with your entries to the Golden Bolters. Whether here at the B&C or elsewhere. This will have no effect on the judges decisions.


As with past B&C contest this means do not enter your Golden Demon model from prior years or any other local, international or online contest.

Since the judges have to rely on photographs to determine the winners, please do not do any photo manipulation to your pictures.
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THE CATEGORIES

As this is the inaugural event we are starting with just a few categories. The level of participation and feed back will determine if we have more of different categories next time around.

As this is the Bolter and Chainsword we do things power armor style here. This means not every unit in every power armor codex will be allowed. To help avoid confusion we have posted a list in each category of acceptable units/model types that can be used. If you don't see it in the list then you can't use it.

CATEGORY 1 - SINGLE MINI
Any single human-sized miniature mounted on an appropriately sized gaming base. Appropriately sized gaming bases for this category are round bases, no larger than 40mm.

This category includes Terminators. Note that bike-mounted character models must be entered in the Vehicle category.

Models must be game legal and meet the requirements as designated in the General Guidelines

DIY Chapters/Legions/Renegades/etc. are of course allowed, the Codex list is just there to show people which books we consider to be "game legal" right now. You do not have to do Black Templar, Space Wolves, Ultras and so on

The following is a list of acceptable units that can post a single miniature from for this category:
  • Codex Space Marines 5th Edition: Any named Character or generic Characters model (Chapter Master, Captain, Chaplain, Librarian, Techmarine or Master of the Forge (no servitors for those last two) ). This includes Chronus and Kor'sarro Khan, however they must be in their "on foot" disposition obviously.
  • Codex Space Marines 5th Edition: Individual model from these squad types - Honour Guard, Command squad, Tactical squad, Assault squad, Devestator squad, Vanguard squad, Sternguard squad, Terminator Squad, Scout squad or Legion of the Damned squad.
  • Codex Space Wolves 5th Edition: Any named character excluding Bjorn the Felhanded and Canis Wolfborn. Generic SW characters (Wolf Lord, Iron Priest, Rune Priest, Wolf Priest).
  • Codex Space Wolves 5th Edition: Individual models from the following squad types: Blood Claw, Grey Hunters, Wolf scouts, Long Fangs, Lone Wolves, Wolf Guard and Skyclaw Assault Pack.
  • Codex Chaos Space Marines 4th Edition: Any named character or generic character from the following (Chaos Lord, Chaos Sorceror).
  • Codex Chaos Space Marines 4th Edition: Individual models from the following squad types: Chosen, Chaos Terminators, Chaos Space Marines, Berzerkers, Thousand Sons, Noise Marines, Plague Marines, Raptors, Havocs and Obliterators.
  • Codex Black Templar 4th Edition: Named Characters, generic characters (Commander, Emperor's Champion, Chaplain, Techmarine).
  • Codex Black Templar 4th Edition: Individual models from the following squad types: Terminator Command, Command, Terminator, Terminator Assault, Crusade, Sword Brethren and Assault squads.
  • Codex Dark Angels 4th Edition: Named Characers (excluding Sammael) and generic characters (Interrogator Chaplain, Chaplain, Company Master, Librarian, Techmarine).
  • Codex Dark Angels 4th Edition: Individual models from the following squad types: Command, Deathwing Terminators, Veteran, Scout, Tactical, Assault, Devestator
  • Codex Blood Angels 4th Edition (PDF): Named Characters and generic characters (Company Captain, Chaplain, Librarian, Techmarine).
  • Codex Blood Angels 4th Edition (PDF): Individual models from the following squad types: Honour Guard, Death Company, Terminator, Veteran Assault, Scout, Assault, Tactical and Devestator squads.
  • Codex Witch Hunters 3rd Edition: Adepta Sororitas Heroine and Saint Celestine.
  • Codex Witch Hunters 3rd Edition: Individual models from the following squad types: Celestian, Sisters Repentia, Battle Sisters, Seraphim, Dominion and Retributor squads.
  • Codex Daemon Hunters 3rd Edition: Brother Captain Stern, Grey Knight Hero.
  • Codex Daemon Hunters 3rd Edition: Individual models from the following squad types: Grey Knight Terminator, Grey Knights, and Purgation squads.
  • Forge World Models: Lord Zhufgor, Commander Culln (since FW addon kits fit in with other squads listed above we are only listing the specific characters from FW publications that don't appear in the rule books otherwise).


**PLEASE NOTE: Your single mini entry cannot be part of your squad entry!! **

CATEGORY 2 - SQUAD
This category is for a squad of five or more models. The squad members must be mounted on appropriate gaming bases. Appropriate gaming bases for this category are rounds bases no larger than 40mm. The exception in this category are Obliterators which only come in a squads of three, so you can enter Oblits as well so long as it is a full squad of 3.

All squads must be “legal” in game terms. Judges will be looking for units that best exemplify the qualities and character of the army they represent.

Models must be game legal and meet the requirements as designated in the General Guidelines

The following is a list of acceptable squads for this category:

  • Codex Space Marines 5th Edition: Honour Guard, Command squad, Tactical squad, Assault squad, Devestator squad, Vanguard squad, Sternguard squad, Terminator Squad, Scout squad or Legion of the Damned squad.
  • Codex Space Wolves 5th Edition: Blood Claw, Grey Hunters, Wolf scouts, Long Fangs, Lone Wolves, Wolf Guard and Skyclaw Assault Pack.
  • Codex Chaos Space Marines 4th Edition: Chosen, Chaos Terminators, Chaos Space Marines, Berzerkers, Thousand Sons, Noise Marines, Plague Marines, Raptors, Havocs and Obliterators.
  • Codex Black Templar 4th Edition: Terminator Command, Command, Terminator, Terminator Assault, Crusade, Sword Brethren and Assault squads.
  • Codex Dark Angels 4th Edition: Command, Deathwing Terminators, Veteran, Scout, Tactical, Assault, Devestator
  • Codex Blood Angels 4th Edition (PDF): Honour Guard, Death Company, Terminator, Veteran Assault, Scout, Assault, Tactical and Devestator squads.
  • Codex Witch Hunters 3rd Edition: Celestian, Sisters Repentia, Battle Sisters, Seraphim, Dominion and Retributor squads.
  • Codex Daemon Hunters 3rd Edition: Grey Knight Terminator, Grey Knights, and Purgation squads.


CATEGORY 3 - LARGE MODEL/VEHICLE
This category is open to single vehicles, bikes and attack bikes (includes jet bikes) and dreadnoughts.

Models in the Vehicle/Large model category should be mounted on appropriate gaming bases where applicable, attack bikes can also be mounted on bases. Vehicles should not be mounted on a scenic display (we just want the vehicle for this). Appropriate gaming bases would be round or pill bases. No larger than 60mm for rounds and no larger than 60x100 for pill bases (yes this means 75x40 pill bases are acceptable).

The vehicle/large model must be game legal and meet the requirements as designated in the General Guidelines

The following is a list of acceptable vehicles and walkers for this category:
  • Drop Pods -- all varients.
  • Deathclaw Drop Pods.
  • Dreadnoughts - all variants including named Dreadnoughts and FW variants.
  • Rhino - all variants including FW.
  • Predator - all variants including FW.
  • Whirlwind - all variants including FW.
  • Land Raider - all variants including FW.
  • Individual Bike mounted Marine or attack bike. This includes Sammael on jetbike and Kor'sarro Khan in a mounted form.
  • Land Speeder - all variants including FW.
  • Vindicator - all variants including FW.

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The Judges

Our judges are group of noted painters, all of whom have won multiple golden demons and/or Slayer Swords.

The judges include:
  • Chris Borer
  • Adam Catt
  • Vincent Hudon
  • Thomas Schadle
  • Todd Swanson
  • Jeff Wilhelm

JUDGES DECISIONS
In all cases the judges' decisions are final. The judges are all former Golden Demon and Slayer Sword winners and as such are well aware of what to look for in a winning entry. They reserve the right to move models into a different category if it is entered inappropriately, or to disqualify a model if they feel it breaches the rules of the competition. We will not enter into any discussion about the judges' decisions.

Judges decisions will determine 1st through 3rd place in all categories and then the overall winner of the Golden Bolter. However forum members will also be voting on a "People's Choice" award for each category as well.

You can only enter once in each category, and all entries to the Golden Bolter must be painted Citadel models, Forge World models or conversions based thereon.
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Duck Blind Miniatures - The website has been gone for a long time so I've put up a FaceBook page to show what photos I have left or may add in the future.
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"And maybe the Traitor Legions would come to their senses, renounce the Ruinous Powers and return to the light of the Emperor." -- Ciaphis Cain on the likelihood of a Mawloc being scared off by a melta blast.

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Submitting your entries

In order to have your entry entered into the competition you need to email the pictures of your entry to:
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Please title your Email "B&C Golden Bolters".

Please include:
Your real name
Your B&C display name (as it appears in a post, not your log in name) -- so obviously you must be a forum member to enter.
email you prefer to be contacted at

The Photos


We will allow you to use things like white balance, auto adjust and other basic forms of clean up/image quality functions. There is no need to add muzzle flash, reflection, light effects or anything else. Pictures found to have been manipulated in a manner inconsistent with the rules will be disqualified.

Please do not include websites, website logos, names, internet handles or other accessories on the picture. We just want to see the miniature.


Photos should be no bigger than 800x600 and under 1meg in size. If you don't have a photo program to help you resize/crop please download GIMP 2.x to take care fo that.

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Please make sure your photos meet the restrictions. Anything over the 800x600 limit will be cropped at our discretion so do everyone and yourself a favor and make sure it is within the size limits before you send it.

Absolutely no collages or multishot single images.

Depending on the category you are entering we want a certain number and type of picture:

SINGLE MINI:
For Single Mini please submit pictures in the following style:
Front/Back/Left side/Right side -
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SQUAD:

For your squad entry we want the following:

A single image in a straight on shot of the squad is the preferred shot for squad entries:
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Now, since squads can come in 5, 10 and 20 man units we will also allow multiple images to be submitted. However, the way we want you to do this is by splitting it up into 5 minis per shot.

So if you have a 10 man squad then you can submit 2 pictures with 5 members of the squad in each.

A 20 man squad would mean 4 pics.

Each picture must have 5 minis it. No more no less.

So as an example, if you had a 10 man squad you can submit pics in one of two ways:

A single, front shot of all 10 squad members

OR

Two pics with 5 members of the squad in each.

There is an exception to this:
  • You are doing Obliterators for your squad (which only come in a squad of 3).





LARGE MODEL/VEHICLE

Vehicles will be done similar to single mini
Front/Back/Left side/Right side - with the addition of a top shot as well. Five (5) pictures in total for your Large model/Vehicle. The top shot is not required.

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and the optional top shot:
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TIMELINE

You can submit entries starting today (November 1st, 2009).

The last day to sumbit entries is January 31st, 2010.

Judging begins February 1st, 2010.

Final Judging and winners announcements will be no later than February 14th, 2010 (yes Valentines Day).
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"And maybe the Traitor Legions would come to their senses, renounce the Ruinous Powers and return to the light of the Emperor." -- Ciaphis Cain on the likelihood of a Mawloc being scared off by a melta blast.

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THE PRIZES

Judge's Choice

Each category will have 1st through 3rd place selected by the Judges. Placing entries in each category will get a BnC purity seal in their appropriate placement color (Gold, Silver, Bronze):
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These trophies have been sculpted by -Q-.

Final versions (which will have the picture above updated to when they are done) will be colored in Gold, Silver or Bronze resin. They will include the category name and have 2 parchment pieces attached. One with the BnC Litany and one with the year of the event, category and placement.

Casting will be done by Brother Argos.

People's Choice

In addition each category will also have a People's Choice award as voted by the forum membership. Placing entries in this category will also receive a purity seal though in red resin.

Slayer Pattern Bolt Pistol

Those entries that place in the Judge's Choice are eligible for receiving the Slayer Pattern Bolt Pistol. The Judges will select the best overall entry of the 9 Judge's Choice entries. That person will receive the Slayer's Bolter cast in gold resin, as designed by Kommissar Kai:


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Additional Prizes
Thanks to our generous sponsors:
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GREENFIELD GAMES

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We have numerous prizes in addition to the resin purity seals and the Slayer pattern bolt pistol:

The top 3 entries as selected by the Judges will receive the following from Wayland Games:

£100 gift certificate for 1st (i.e. the Slayer pattern bolt pistol winner)
£50 gift certificate for 2nd
£25 gift certificate for 3rd



The winner of the Slayer pattern bolt pistol will also receive $100 in resin bases from Dragon Forge Design.

The top 3 as selected by the forum membership will receive the following:
$50 GC from TheWarstore.com for 1st place
$50 GC from TheWarstore.com for 2nd place
$50 GC from TheWarstore.com for 3rd place

Additionally, randomly selected entries will receive:
$50 GC from Greenfield Games

five entries will also recieve $20 GC from Secret Weapon

A random entry as selected by the fine folks at Wayland Games: will receive "a special prize".

* A note in regards to the Gift Certifcates being given away as prizes. Some shops offer free shipping and some don't. Please understand that if one of the stores (such as Warstore) does not offer free shipping then the cost of shipping comes out of your GC as well. So if you win a $50 GC and buy a $50 item and have $10 in shipping fees then you need to pay that $10.

Our sponsors have always been fantastic in their service and quality of prizes over the past 10 years and frankly they don't deserve the abuse some people heap on them because of an assumption that all shipping is free.
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"And maybe the Traitor Legions would come to their senses, renounce the Ruinous Powers and return to the light of the Emperor." -- Ciaphis Cain on the likelihood of a Mawloc being scared off by a melta blast.

Selling off the PILE OF SHAME! Links to my ebay page for everything that is going up over the next 10 days:
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