The Pendraken Painting Competition is back! After a couple of years off we thought that this is exactly what we all need during these strange times. Something to focus on while we're stuck in lockdowns, something to get that lead mountain whittled down, and somewhere to show off all of those figures you've been painting over the past 12 months! The 2021 Pendraken Painting Competition will open to entries on February 1st and will be running all the way through until the end of the month. The previous competitions were always a fantastic showcase for 10mm so we can't wait to see what you've got to offer this year.
Closing date for the competition will be midnight on Sunday 28th February and we'll then open up the voting threads for everyone to decide our winners.
The Winners of the 2021 Pendraken Painting Competition are...
First of all, thanks to everyone who has entered the 2021 Pendraken Painting Competition, after a long year of lockdowns we hope that you've enjoyed taking part. The standard of painting has been fantastic this year and hopefully you've all enjoyed watching the entries come in as much as we have!
The voting was done by our Forum members who had 5 votes to cast per category, so without further ado...
Foot - Pre-20th C. (56 entries)
This category had the highest number of entries and there was some close voting going on to begin with. In the end two entries pulled clear:
1st place: Forez42's 1870 French - wins £40 Pendraken credit! and a copy of the 'Pickett's Charge' ACW wargames rules from Too Fat Lardies / Dave Brown
2nd place: shrimproll9's SYW Grenzers - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
Foot - 20th C. (15 entries)
This one was a much closer affair with 5 different entries all vying for 1st place, with the winner just pulling out in front on the final day!
1st place: Forez42's WWI Scottish - wins £40 Pendraken credit! and a copy of the new 'O Group' WWII wargames rules from Too Fat Lardies / Dave Brown.
2nd place: streetgang's Falklands Argentinians - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
Mounted (32 entries)
Another tough category and an interesting one where the 2nd and 3rd place entries were from the same person, so would a single entry have meant a winners medal?!
1st place: shrimproll9's SYW Austrian Hussars - wins £40 Pendraken credit! and a copy of the 'General D'Armee' Napoleonic wargames rules from Too Fat Lardies / Dave Brown.
2nd place: chris_vde's Vidosvan horse archers - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
Vehicle (34 entries)
We had a clear winner here with shrimproll9 picking up another prize! 2nd place was the closest race in the competition with 7-8 other entries all being in the mix for a long time.
1st place: shrimproll9's SYW wagons - wins £40 Pendraken credit! and a £25 voucher from Battlescale.
2nd place: Forez42's Russian tanks - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
Fantasy & Sci-Fi (18 entries)
There were some really nice entries here and a good spread of voting across the field. In the end it was a nice conversion job that took 1st place!
1st place: Coenus Scaldingus's Boyar and Bear - wins £40 Pendraken credit! and a selection of 10mm Buildings from Warbases.
2nd place: Miniatureforrest's Undead cavalry - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
Open - Single Base (40 entries)
There was a bit of a surprise in this category with a single figure being enough to take 1st place! There was a real fight for 2nd place though with it going right down to the final day of voting!
1st place: Coenus Scaldingus's Wolnik the Raven-Eyed - wins £40 Pendraken credit! and a £25 voucher from TimeCast.
2nd place: BH62's French line command - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
Open - Army! (28 entries)
The Army category always brings some great entries and this year was no different. Our winner was pretty constant all week but 2nd place has bounced around a bit and there was only 1 vote in it by the close of play!
1st place: mollinary's Anglo Saxons - wins £40 Pendraken credit! and £20 voucher off any fleece mat from Geek Villain.
2nd place: kodosg42's Crusaders - wins £20 Pendraken credit!
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!
Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to enter after what's been a pretty rough 12 months for all of us. 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. It was great to have the competition back and we'll be running it again in 2022!
And a thank you to all of our members for taking care of the judging as well, it was a difficult task and we appreciate you taking the time to go through all of the entries.