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TT: Who here is going to the Golden Demon?

Erm, the Golden.. what? 42.1% (1095)

I'm not, but I wish I was... 32.5% (844)

I'm not. 15.1% (392)

I am! 10.1% (264)

Total: 2595
Start: 07-29-2007 10:43
Last: 08-09-2007 11:02

 #1 - Posted by: Cloud_3 (Member) on 07-29-2007 at 10:53
wtf golden daemon?

 #2 - i'ts only the most important games workshop event EVER! - Posted by: shasel_cheese_lover (Member) on 07-29-2007 at 11:03
Golden Demon is the largest miniatures painting competition in the world. Each year, thousands of hopeful entrants show their creations to the judges and each year we give away a horde of awards and the much-coveted Slayer Sword - the highest accolade at the show. In the run-up to the event, information on how to enter and all of the categories is published in White Dwarf magazine and here on the Golden Demon homepage, along with a useful Golden Demon Survival Guide http://uk.games-workshop.com/goldendemon/ i'm going and to games day!

 #3 - Posted by: saoreire (Staff) on 07-29-2007 at 11:15
Cool #2^^ well said! I'm not going but I wish I was... :'(

 #4 - Posted by: SCONE (Member) on 07-29-2007 at 11:16
still i think its a waste of time i just play the game but if u wanna do it am not gonna stop u

 #5 - Posted by: shasel_cheese_lover (Member) on 07-29-2007 at 12:20
you have my pitty saoreire

 #6 - sweet - Posted by: collusus (Member) on 07-29-2007 at 13:04
Well i had no idea what it was, but thx #2, that did explain it. Now i want to go!! But, i know there will be no way, stupid camp. But, it does sound very cool, but i think i would only watch it. btw, does anyone happen to know were you can get the models to paint? I've been very interested in it. [b] It depends where you live. There are some independent model/gaming stores (just follow the nearest geek & he'll lead you to it), then there are some Retail Toy Stores who stock them (World of Wonder) & then in most major cities (in UK anyway) there are the actual Games Workshop Retail Outlets. The staff at the GW stores & the gaming/model stores usually know a good bit about TT & can help. Or you can order on-line ( www.games-workshop.com ), but the prices online usually match the in-store prices so including shipping it'd be more expensive. Also you could try ebay. Most stuff there are really cheap compare to the GW prices (Its an expensive hobby!). You can also get fully assembled & painted units too for dirt-cheap prices. I baught a few models from ebay. -saoreire[/b]

 #7 - Posted by: 1000thSon (Member) on 07-29-2007 at 13:42
I've meant to go for the last 4 years but I always seemed to just forget about it as the date drew near. I suck at painting and I'm not that good at playing, so I'd just be looking at the pretty models, which are admittedly awesome.

 #8 - Posted by: xzenopredator (Member) on 07-29-2007 at 15:11
yo collusus.....if ur interested in the game then find out if theres a games workshop near where you are..http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk < or go there.........anyway...i would like to go...but eh.....i can just wait for the booklet of all the winners to come out with a white dwarf......i'll go someday....does anyone know if there are bjorn the fell handed rules?

 #9 - Posted by: orc5me (Member) on 07-29-2007 at 15:59
No no and no I am not and I do not wish to.

 #10 - Posted by: Shinohai (Member) on 07-29-2007 at 23:00
you dont need a games workshop store to enjoy their products actually a hobby/gaming shop is usually better then a GW only store as you can be exposed to other things as well and your not forced to use the awful citadel paints.

 #11 - Posted by: commander_reaper (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 02:14
u can actully make your own models for warhammer 40k as loang as they fit into the race e.g. i wanted to make a highly moble guard regiment that just use snipers (whixch is hard) i didnt want to use the existing models of the valkrys so i used a blackhawk helecopter from scratch with a lil help from the 5 airfix kits and just updated them in weapons and make them look like 40000ish but u have to make the stats of it realistic and u have to have ur opposing players consent. i once played wit them it was really kl cuz i kick ass

 #12 - Posted by: shasel_cheese_lover (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 02:40
now you can make a 40k version of black hawk down :p the date is september 23rd

 #13 - Posted by: Thuras (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 04:44
Whats wrong with the citadel paints? I'd go, but dont have teh money and live in the northern wastes :D Thats too far from everything

 #14 - no money - Posted by: captain_thule (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 07:36
i have brillant ideas for this sorta stuff im only 15 and i have no resourses to do the stuff i want to do

 #15 - Posted by: zhoomout (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 08:00
Are Warhammer figurines actually made out of gold? It would explain why they're so expensive.

 #16 - Posted by: armageddon643 (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 08:08
if its a competition for painting then im not going (not that i was befor) because my space marines look like ^$#*

 #17 - i would go but.... - Posted by: Ad3506 (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 09:12
i suck at painting and i always forget about it untill its too late, but i have a huge army so may attend games day (when is it?, hehe)but i agree with #15, GW sfuff is sooooo expensive, its like £25 a tank, :furious:, c'mon, they make enough money as it is, they could lower the prices and make more money, as soo many more people would buy them end ranting i might go....(if i remember)

 #18 - Posted by: abdaloser (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 10:55
its about £50 to go to golden daemon. in one of my oldest white dwarf mags, they were £5! games workshop has recently over the past few years, jacked their prices so high, i only look on ebay, or get discount ones at my hobby shop. to wrap it up "i cant be bothered to go because its a waste of money". <should of added that into the poll*

 #19 - Posted by: CaptainArdias303 (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 15:53
To no 18 - The Gamesday Tickets aren't the £50 you say they are. Its more like £25 for a ticket and £35 for one with a coach to Birmingham and back (these are organised by the GW stores) so it actually saves money compared to going in a car by yourself. The only time i've ever seen them beeing anywhere near £50 is when they come with a one year White Dwarf subscription. Back to the poll, I wont't be entering Golden Daemon as I can't compare with the talent that there is. Im a decent enough painter for making the miniatures nice looking for battle but a Golden Daemon statuette is way out of reach.

 #20 - Posted by: CaptainArdias303 (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 16:06
To no 11 - To be legal in gaming terms, the models have to use 50% GW products,they have to be the right scale and the rules have to be playtested several times (usually by GW staff) so that they are fair. You can't just invent rules and then use them, because they can be Beardy - that's probably why you kicked ass (i'm not trying to impune your playing abilty or your conversion abitity).

 #21 - sadly - Posted by: Jimmma (Member) on 07-30-2007 at 22:23
i lost all interest in the 40k minuter game. I would play if the hadn't jacked the bloody price up to 30$ a firkin squad of bace infantry, damn.. sad sad.

 #22 - Posted by: Findex (Member) on 07-31-2007 at 01:29
those who r going, make us proud *sniff*

 #23 - Posted by: biohazard4 (Member) on 07-31-2007 at 01:43
unfortunately i am not going :'( but i wish i was Golden demon *drools*

 #24 - Posted by: shasel_cheese_lover (Member) on 07-31-2007 at 01:46
games day is the golden deamon, it's on the 23rd and you can game there, you can meet authors, buy forge world stuff and even playtest the latest warhammer video games

 #25 - Posted by: rayrayzza (Member) on 07-31-2007 at 03:51
might be a wee bit hard for me to go as I live in New Zealand, does anyone know if they hold this competition here?

 #26 - Posted by: Munich (Member) on 07-31-2007 at 06:10
I am Iam entering a Forge World Shadowsword Titanicus (i think its called that) oh and Furioso the Blood Angels dreadnought i have no chance of winning but atleast theres other stuff to do lol i would send pics but i dunno how lol:confused:

 #27 - Posted by: GeorgeRox26 (Member) on 07-31-2007 at 09:44
im not going but do / dont wanna go, it would be so fun, but i would end up spending all my money on the drooleable forgeworld products and then ide probably get back into moddleing again, spend about £200 and realise all ive got is a bunch of rubbishy painted plastic! i do enjoy it but cmon £20 for 10 sm!! imagine how mush money it would cost to have as many units as you do on dow!!!!!!!

 #28 - in australia - Posted by: captain_thule (Member) on 08-01-2007 at 00:30
its 50$ bucks for tac squad and 65$ for tank

 #29 - ?????????? - Posted by: general0cobra (Member) on 08-01-2007 at 13:02
surely if you have played dawn of war for a while now, you must have considered looking at the games workshop site and the thousands of articles they have for modeling scenery, upcoming events, converting models, painting guides etc

 #30 - Posted by: chosen40k (Member) on 08-01-2007 at 16:37
Just so you know GW stuff is expensive because it lasts 5x longer than your $10 action figure. And also, where would they get cash for your Golden Demons and Games Days?

 #31 - Posted by: solidzaku (Member) on 08-01-2007 at 17:43
The thing about the price is that you're not paying entirely for the models, you're paying for the hobby. The models themselves as far as materials and production go, cost only a dollar or so. The real expense comes from the things chosen40k mentioned: the tips, the tricks, the events, the scenery, the upkeep, etc. You're buying the hobby when you pick up a $150 battleforce, not just a hunk of polystyrene.

 #32 - Posted by: SeanSmithson (Member) on 08-02-2007 at 03:15
lol #2 You just copied and pasted that from the website!!! But hey, at least your going, i wish i was.

 #33 - Posted by: Grendall (Member) on 08-02-2007 at 08:05
I'm not doing shit for Games Workshop until they lift the ban on Damnatus. They treat their customers like crap, and this is the last straw. First of all, here's the trailer of the fan-made, non-profit, completely free Warhammer 40,000 film: Damnatus http://www.damnatus.com/seite.php?file=film And here is the petition which resulted from Games Workshop changing it's mind and telling them they can't release it *AFTER* it was completed, even though they told them it was okay in the first place. Four years of blood, sweat, and tears gone to waste. http://www.petitiononline.com/damnatus/petition.html So, screw the Golden Demon, screw Games Workshop, and anything they sell.

 #34 - Posted by: ConoRoyston (Member) on 08-02-2007 at 10:37
golden deamon is not just paining it is gameing too....!!!

 #35 - Posted by: chosen40k (Member) on 08-02-2007 at 13:39
To # 33 GW has the right to kill anything 40k or Fantasy related. Why? Because GW owns 40k and Fantasy,giveing them the right to kill your 4 year film. The creators have no right to complain because they didnt make 40k. Case Closed

 #36 - Posted by: Strikius (Member) on 08-02-2007 at 16:54
i used to love it when i was into 40k dont collect anymore but would be nice to go and see peoples efforts

 #37 - Posted by: SCONE (Member) on 08-03-2007 at 02:47
BAH!!! sounds like nerds to me :rolleyes:

 #38 - Posted by: Grendall (Member) on 08-03-2007 at 08:40
To number #35: You obviously didn't bother reading, or you would have noticed the part about Games Workshop authorizing the movie and then later changing their mind after all the time and effort had been put in. And if you think it's their "right" to pull that kind of crap, that's cool, it's my right not to buy anymore of their crappy 13 cent miniatures for 10 dollars a piece. And so long as they choose to exert their rights, I, and many others, are going to exert ours. Case closed.

 #39 - Posted by: 1000thSon (Member) on 08-03-2007 at 15:12
okay, then don't buy any of their products again. Also, if you're really determined, you'll throw away your copy of DOW, and therefore there will be no reason to come to this site again.

 #40 - Posted by: sbmayle (Member) on 08-04-2007 at 11:24
does any one know what the date its on and where its being held?

 #41 - To #37 - Posted by: DK_Player (Member) on 08-04-2007 at 12:23
If you think it sounds like nerds wy do you then pla the game???

 #42 - sry 4 double post - Posted by: DK_Player (Member) on 08-04-2007 at 12:23
ment to say play

 #43 - Posted by: Droids_Rule (Member) on 08-04-2007 at 19:21
I would if I could paint as well as the winners paint... They paint AMAZINGLY.:rolleyes:

 #44 - Posted by: Droids_Rule (Member) on 08-04-2007 at 19:23
Also, about the movie that was cancelled, blame it on German IP laws. If GW authorized this movie they'd lose all claim to their IP there, and then any bozo off the street could pass off a poorly made fanfilm as official GW merchandise.

 #45 - ........ - Posted by: mac_man (Member) on 08-04-2007 at 21:38
i can't believe so many of you have never heard of the golden demon.

 #46 - damnatus - Posted by: mac_man (Member) on 08-04-2007 at 21:53
first, if you were going to put four years of work into anything, make 100% sure you got the ok to do it start to finish in legal terms. second, the reason GW shut it down is because of their tight hold on all pattens and copyrights, thats how they keep there prices high and maintain monopoly on 40k, damnatus *technically* did not get a legal OK, only a verbal from what i understand. its the same thing with the halo mod for DOW, they didnt get the legal and because of it they were shut down. i wish damnatus would have kept going and just youtubed it or something, once its out there its not coming back.

 #47 - Posted by: saoreire (Staff) on 08-06-2007 at 11:06
Geez guys, give it a rest abt that movie! Its off-topic.

 #48 - Posted by: 1000thSon (Member) on 08-06-2007 at 17:55
it is interesting though

 #49 - ive voted 8 times and it still says i havent voted... - Posted by: Iron_Daemon (Member) on 08-06-2007 at 23:34
as my title says ive voted 8 times and it still says i havent voted is it my internet or the site.... myself want to go but i cant (you know different countries n stuff)

 #50 - Posted by: warmaster_dan (Member) on 08-07-2007 at 13:30
i would go, if i was a decent painter or had a legal, fully painted amry, or could be bothered however, my mate is going and claims that the slayer sword is in the bag

 #51 - Posted by: qwertypp7 (Member) on 08-08-2007 at 16:59
#37... You are posting on a message board and calling US nerds?! But anyways... Has it been a year already... I will be going this year since I have been telling myself for 7 years that I am going to go and this will finally be the year...

 #52 - Posted by: BMAN1019 (Member) on 08-08-2007 at 18:34
well, i would definitely go if it was in the US, but from i'm seeing, it appears it's only in the UK, which kinda sucks (for me anyway). OH, AND #49, IT MAY SAY THAT YOU DIDN'T VOTE, BUT IT DOES AND IT'S JUST PUTTING UP THE WRONG MESSAGE, THOUGH I DON'T SEE WHY YOUR VOTE NOT GOING THROUGH IS A BIG DEAL.

 #53 - Posted by: wez (Member) on 08-08-2007 at 20:36
i can afford it only tha u tramps cant

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