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Title: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Leon on 08 August 2018, 03:10:51 PM
Thanks to everyone who entered the 2018 Pendraken Painting Competition, we've seen a fantastic standard of painting this year and we've thoroughly enjoyed watching the entries come in.  I hope you all enjoyed in as much as we did!

In a change to the format this year, the voting has been entirely in the hands of our members and has been open for the past week.  Every member had 3 votes to cast in each category, so let's see how they judged it...

The Winners of the 2018 Pendraken Painting Competition are...


Foot - Pre-20th C. (34 entries)

This category saw one entry pull away from the pack but there's been a 3-way tie for second place!

1st place: Mixed grenadiers, by redstef - wins £40 Pendraken credit!
(https://i.imgur.com/YerbXKR.jpg)


Joint 2nd place: Ansbach-Beyreuth, by paulr - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/42412790155_4ee69a3860_b.jpg)


Joint 2nd place: Early Saxons, by barbarian - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/857/42954718904_6c3a7f41f7_z.jpg)


Joint 2nd place: Saxe-Eisenach, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/928/43025341844_e4fb390475_z.jpg)



Foot - 20th C. (11 entries)

Again we had a clear winner than a few fighting it out for second place.

1st place: WWI Germans, by Forez42 - wins £40 Pendraken credit!
(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/07/30/180730061001725564.jpg)


2nd place: Soviet AA, by Womble67 - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TLqi4qXPWwM/W2Br9gz0lbI/AAAAAAACxok/1qdSvvUkwbUzwDzeMMeOpUiuSVbz3py3QCKgBGAs/s1600/20180731_145825.jpg)



Mounted (30 entries)

There was a real fight in this category with 1st and 2nd place only separated by 1 vote!

1st place: Polish Hussars, by shutuphippe - wins £40 Pendraken credit!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180727/53b62ef57e9afbf61f080e0731a3c2b1.jpg)


2nd place: Prussian Dragoons, by Redstef - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
(https://i.imgur.com/t5oGC5F.jpg)



Vehicle (28 entries)

This was another very close contest, with only 2 votes separating the winner from 2nd place!

1st place: Panzer IV, by skinade - wins £40 Pendraken credit!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/933/41924174320_6185bf583d.jpg)


2nd place: Type 95 Ha-Go, by Rubenmegido - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
(https://i.imgur.com/ag6mgMu.jpg)



Fantasy & Sci-Fi (12 entries)

First place was quite decisive in this category but 2nd was up for grabs for a long time until Ironduke grabbed it!

1st place: Wood Elves, by clawlessdragon - wins £40 Pendraken credit!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/43286808882_ef21320e18_z.jpg)


2nd place: Undead skeletons, by Ironduke - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/930/29861927138_963da4b2cd_z.jpg)



Open - Single Base (20 entries)

We had some excellent entries in this category with two nice entries getting 1st and 2nd place!

1st place: Wiliam of Orange, by redstef - wins £40 Pendraken credit!
(https://i.imgur.com/2w64IeR.jpg)


2nd place: LoA Commanders, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1793/43025328564_7784973423_c.jpg)



Open - Army! (18 entries)

First place had a clear winner here and then we had DHautpol fighting it out with himself for 2nd and 3rd!


1st place: Servants of France, by Rupert of Hentzau - wins £40 Pendraken credit!
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/28577675687_34466dace9_b.jpg)


2nd place: LoA French, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1820/41932770630_088c61dcbf_b.jpg)


Congratulations to all of our winners!  We'll be contacting you in the next few days to get your prizes sorted out.  We'll also get your Winner's medals added to your profiles!  

Also, a huge thank you to everyone who entered from all of us here at Pendraken HQ.  We always look forward to the Competition each year, watching every day as these wonderful entries come in.  The time and effort that goes into achieving such a high standard is appreciated by all of us here and we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have.

We'd like to thank all of the members for judging as well, it was a difficult task and we appreciate you taking the time to go through all of the entries.


 :-bd


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Nick the Lemming on 08 August 2018, 03:24:06 PM
Just about everyone I voted for there won, so can't complain about any of those verdicts. Congrats to the winners, that was by far the hardest competition to judge so far. Best Army could easily have had at least half a dozen entries at the top.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Techno on 08 August 2018, 03:28:41 PM
Superb entries !......And that also applies to everyone who participated !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 August 2018, 03:31:44 PM
Superb winners, well done all.
:D


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: d_Guy on 08 August 2018, 03:35:35 PM
Congrats to all the winners (and participants) - extremely competitive year with every category having tough decisions from top to bottom.
Well done all!


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: SV52 on 08 August 2018, 03:54:39 PM
Well done folks  =D> 8)


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: mollinary on 08 August 2018, 03:59:49 PM
Many congratulations, to winners and participants all! A great competition, inspiring!  =D> =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Steve J on 08 August 2018, 04:05:38 PM
Well done to the winners and to all who took part. Very hard to vote as the standard was so high.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: ianrs54 on 08 August 2018, 04:42:36 PM
Congrats to all, dont think anything I voted for won owt  :'( :'(


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Ironduke on 08 August 2018, 05:04:11 PM
Well played all, I thought there were some cracking entries


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: fsn on 08 August 2018, 05:34:41 PM
Congratulations to all.

And may I say thank you to those who voted for my humble entries and those who nearly did.

As my grandmother used to say "it's not the taking a part that matters, it's the winning." 


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Martin1914 on 08 August 2018, 06:00:10 PM
Well done to all entrants!! Many congratulations to the winners!

Thank you for the votes.

Regards to all

Mart


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Terry37 on 08 August 2018, 06:51:02 PM
Sincere congratulations to all of the winners. It was a tough decision in all categories.

Well done all, and that includes Leon and Crew!

Terry


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: clawlessdragon on 08 August 2018, 07:21:03 PM
Well done everyone, and thanks to Pendraken for running the event and offering generous prizes.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: skinade on 08 August 2018, 08:14:00 PM
Ay up all , well f me this has been fun . Well done to everyone . Thank you to those who voted for my entries (the cash is in the post) and a big thanks to pendraken for 10mm gold (in all ways) .


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: paulr on 08 August 2018, 08:44:43 PM
 :o :) :-[ :D

Thanks to Leon for organising the competition, all those who entered for the inspiring entries, and all those who voted


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Leman on 08 August 2018, 09:20:43 PM
Canít help thinking DHautpol might have won something if he hadnít put so many entries in each category.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: mollinary on 08 August 2018, 10:07:38 PM
Canít help thinking DHautpol might have won something if he hadnít put so many entries in each category.

Agree. His work was first class. Got my vote.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: xccam on 08 August 2018, 10:11:05 PM
Congratulations to the winners, I agree with lots of them.

I do wonder why an entry of 3 bases was allowed in the Single Base category though - lovely paint job but feels strange to me.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Norm on 08 August 2018, 10:24:40 PM
Well done all participants  - winners or not.

I have poured over the entries and taken away some painting and basing thoughts - so thank you everyone.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Westmarcher on 08 August 2018, 10:37:58 PM
Canít help thinking DHautpol might have won something if he hadnít put so many entries in each category.
Not just DHautpol. I wonder if those who put in multiple entries shot themselves in the foot to some degree by dividing their own votes. For example, rightly or wrongly, because there were so many good entries, I made the decision to spread my votes around the entrants and not vote twice for what seemed the same thing. As far as the winners in each category are concerned, the only winner multiple entries seemed to pay off for was Shutuphippie - all of the other winners only put in one entry in the category they won.

Anyway, congrats to all the winners and runners-up, thanks to Leon for organising and sponsoring the competition plus my commiserations to everyone else who entered and made it so hard to judge.  =D>


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: petercooman on 08 August 2018, 10:50:02 PM
Canít help thinking DHautpol might have won something if he hadnít put so many entries in each category.

He did get 3 runner up prizes, wich is more than most of us  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Leon on 08 August 2018, 11:23:59 PM
All of our winners and runners-up have now got their Forum badges!


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: barbarian on 09 August 2018, 01:40:36 AM
Not just DHautpol. I wonder if those who put in multiple entries shot themselves in the foot to some degree by dividing their own votes. For example, rightly or wrongly, because there were so many good entries, I made the decision to spread my votes around the entrants and not vote twice for what seemed the same thing.

I thought the same thing but i just felt motivated to paint and didn't think I would prep and base and paint a second entry when i posted the first one. But I did. I felt my second entry was better (and indeed awarded me a second place) but couldn't (didn't want to) retract my first entry.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Big Gazza on 09 August 2018, 06:18:18 AM
Congratulations to all the winner and a big well done to everyone who took part.  Thanks Leon and team for putting on the event. I for one am looking forward to next year's event.

Gaz.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Jesus on 09 August 2018, 08:36:44 AM
 :-bd >:< >:<


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Forez42 on 09 August 2018, 06:39:15 PM
Many congratulations, to winners and participants all ! Thanks to Leon for organising the competition, and thanks to everyone who voted for my Germans troops.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Leman on 09 August 2018, 07:25:51 PM
TBH if youíre going to have late war Germans thatís how they should look. A well-deserved win.  :-bd


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Rupert of hentzau on 10 August 2018, 01:13:39 AM
I would also like to thank Leon in organising this for us. As a community we are so scattered it's terrific to be able to share pictures and ideas on here!


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: DHautpol on 10 August 2018, 12:31:39 PM
I would like to add my thanks to the organisers for arranging the competition and add my congratulations to all the winners, some of the work was amazing.  Rupert of Hentzau's LoA are beautiful, I just wish the units were bigger so as to increase the spectacle.  I also really liked paulr's AWI units, at the other end of the unit size spectrum, and the elephants in xccam's Carthaginians, the face is very expressive.

I would also like to thank Leon for loading my pictures into the relevant places

I would have posted my congratulations sooner but managed to lock myself out of the forum; fortunately, Leon has sorted that out for me now.


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 August 2018, 01:48:40 PM
I am reluctantly compelled to the conclusion that key judges have been influenced by anonymous deposits in Swiss bank accounts, unclad ladies at parties, and cases of champagne.

Subject to which proviso, well done the winners.  <:-P


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Tarty on 12 August 2018, 02:45:21 AM
Amazing entries this year was so hard to choose, many of them could have gone either way. Well done to the winners.  =D> =D>


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Womble67 on 13 August 2018, 12:24:05 AM
First off a massive thanks to Leon for organising the competition.

Secondly thank you for everybody who voted for me to be honest I'm a little bit overwhelmed by it all

Thirdy sorry for my late reply as I've been on holiday for 10 days

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: paulr on 13 August 2018, 01:48:15 AM
Welcome back from holiday, a well result  :)


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Womble67 on 13 August 2018, 09:58:23 AM
Welcome back from holiday, a well result  :)

Thanks mate it was a really good holiday went to the Claymore wargames show, Edinburgh Tattoo which was absolutely brilliant

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: paulr on 13 August 2018, 09:45:24 PM
Welcome back from holiday, a well result  :)

That should, of course, have read "a well deserved result" #-o


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Redstef on 15 August 2018, 07:45:05 AM
Thanks Leon for organising this again and thank you to everyone who voted for my efforts. Some fantastic entries , especially in the vehicle section, that show what can be done with 10mm.

now the dilemma. Order more LoA and edge that project closer to completion or use as a start of a new project  :-/


Title: Re: And the Winners Are!
Post by: Womble67 on 16 August 2018, 12:36:21 PM
That should, of course, have read "a well deserved result" #-o

I'm constantly making mistakes so I shouldn't worry. I knew what you meant anyway

Take care

Andy