Earlier this week I plucked a Golden Demon-winning Masque of Slaanesh of this unofficial Golden Daemon website to illustrate my post on the Masque. Couldn’t help but wander a bit more around the history of Golden Demon competitions to see what the best painters did with this rather unusual set of miniatures (by and large, GD finalists like Power-Armour as much as normal gamers do).
Nevertheless, the Daemon miniatures that are there are stunning! Here is one for each Dark God of Warhammer.
#1 – Bloodletter Regiment from Games Day France 2011
A “classic” red colour-scheme (though I like unusual takes too). But this one is done to a perfect finish and set on an awesome base that makes this a diorama, more than a Warhammer regiment.
#2 – Lord of Change from Games Day Germany 2011
For some reason, Tzeentch appears to be the least popular Chaos God (or miniature range) among the Demon finalists.
I really do like this one by Julien Casses, which has a nice “gritty” feel to it that is very different from the candy-colours Tzeentch in particular tends to get from Games Workshop’s ‘Eavy Metal Team.
#3 – Nurgle Daemon Prince from Games Day Italy 2007
This one won “only” a Bronze Daemon for Warhammer 40.000 Monster in Italy in 2007, losing against a more traditionally green Nurgle prince too. But I like this one better, both for the nice water and slime-effects and for the unconventional colour-scheme.
I would love to see a Nurgle-force painted up in these cold, blue and white “drowned-man” colours.
#4 – Slaanesh Daemonette Banner Bearer from UK GD 2011
If a Golden Demon-winning Tzeentch-daemon was the hardest to find, picking a Golden Demon-winning Slaanesh Daemon was the toughest choice. The Dark Prince lures the painters out there like no other.
This beautiful Daemonette Standard Bearers by Angelo di Chello won not only a Golden Daemon, but also the Slayer Sword at the UK Games Day in 2011.
What do you think? A nice collection?
Do you have a particularly inspiring Chaos Daemon miniature I might have missed?
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