Paintdemic! A Painting Competition from Wamp

As most of you are probably aware by now, there’s a small thing going on globally called Coronavirus. It’s done a fair job of disrupting everyday life at best, and at worst can be rather nasty. To help bring about something else to focus on, Brett over at Wamp has rallied the hobby banners and amassed a small mountain of prizes for a Paintdemic painting competition!

The Paintdemic Intro from Brett

“The world is in a tough place right now and many of you are stuck at home isolated. We wanted to try and do a little something for the mini painting community and perhaps bring a little joy in these dark times.

So we are going to be launching Paintdemic, a painting contest. We will throw in a bunch of prizes, for the winners and some random entry prizes too and the contest will be open to any mini regardless of scale, genre or subject.

While there will be a general category, there will also be manufacturer-specific ones too.

We would love to get as many other miniature companies on board as we can. So if you fancy joining us, offering up a prize or two and maybe a store discount to entrants then please get in touch.

Let’s try and spread this instead of Corona.

No restrictions on manufacturer, scale, genre or subject. This is your chance to grab that favourite sculpt and really go to town.

There is a single category but there will be numerous prizes up for grabs including for specific manufacturers or themes. These will be added as they are agreed.”

Categories and Prizes!

Best In Show

(chosen by public vote)

Set of 8 Wamp Select Series Pure Kolinsky Sable Brushes (worth £55)
£50 Wampstore credit
2 Purgatory Miniatures (Worth £20)
Set of Vellum Basing Products by Wicked Elf (worth £58)
Big Holder and Grip Set by Rathcore (worth £26)
54mm Launcelot by Demented Games (worth £25)
Total Prize value: £234

2nd Place:
Set of 4 Wamp Select Series Pure Kolinsky Sable Brushes (worth £30)
£15 Wampstore Credit
Big Holder and Grip Set by Rathcore (worth £26)
Total Prize Value: £71

3rd Place
Set of 2 Wamp Select Series Pure Kolinsky Sable Brushes (Worth £13)
£10 Wampstore Credit
Big Holder and Grip Set by Rathcore (worth £26)
Total Prize Value: £49

4th Place
Set of 4 MkIII Brushes by BrokenToad worth £40

Wamp Select Series Brushes
Rathcore Miniature Grip
54mm Launcelot from Twisted
BrokenToad Mk3s

Other prizes (offered in addition to main prizes)

Wamp: (Best Wamp miniature or bust)

(Chosen by Wamp staff)
£20 Wampstore credit + 1 Wamp miniature or Bust (worth £45)

Master of Roots, sculpted by Olivier Bouchet

Purgatory (Best Purgatory Miniature)

(Judged by Gary Devereaux)
1st: Set of 3 Purgatory Miniatures (worth up to £35)
2ns: 1 Purgatory Miniature (worth up to £15

Bobo from Purgatory

Wicked Elf – Basing

(Judged by Wicked Elf)
Offered for best basing creativity.
Vellum Basing set worth £58

Twisted (Best Twisted Entry)

(Judged by Demented Games)
1st: Scotland Yard Clockwork Constabulary and Spirits of the Desert Set (worth £99)
2nd: Agents of Oz (worth £59)

Best Bust

Road Girl Academic by Journeyman Miniatures worth £25

Best Large Scale

CP New Skin Deluxe by Ouroboros Miniatures worth £60

Spot Prizes:
(Chosen at random from all entries that don’t win another prize)
SMOG File-X mini (courtesy of Kelvin Goh) worth £15
Dark Messiah Moon (courtesy of Kelvin Goh) worth £15
Helldorado Vorenus (courtesy of Kelvin Goh) £10
Rackham Bard of Alahan (courtesy of Kelvin Goh) £20

Darklords Judgement:
One entry that wins no other prize will be picked to receive a £10 Wampstore Credit. This prize will go to an entry that makes me laugh, wows me with its ingenuity or just shows a great effort by the artist regardless of their skill level.

Paintdemic Discounts

With some categories being for specific miniature types or ranges, there are also some discount codes available! For those that don’t know, Purgatory miniatures can be purchased from the Wamp Store.

Wamp (15% off) Code:PAINTDEMIC (add to your basket)
Wicked Elf (20% off) Code: SpringTime
Twisted (15% off) Code: Paintdemic
Ouroboros Miniatures (20% off)

The Deadline:

The closing date for entries is the 30th June 2020 6pm British Time.

How to enter, and the rules

  • You must be a Wamp Member to participate. Membership is free and you may register here. (It’s not so they can steal your soul, it’s so you can access the gallery to upload your entries)
  • You may enter as many times as you like but each entry may only submit one photograph so if you need more angles it MUST be a montage.
  • You are only eligible to win one main prize (excluding sponsor prizes) in the event you win more than once the lower value prize will go to the next highest vote.
  • Images must be no larger than 1000 pixels wide by 4000 pixels high. (It is your responsibility to check this).
  • any additional photographs of that entry will be removed.
  • All entries must be new work. (New work is defined as any entry not previously displayed on-line in a completed state (You MAY enter pieces which have been shown as a Work In Progress (WIP)).
  • You give Wamp (including Portal Magazine) permission to use your pictures for publicity (but you do retain ownership).
  • You may post pictures of WIP or final shots both on the Wamp Forum and elsewhere (final shots must be after uploading to the contest gallery: see new work rule)
  • Judging will be conducted by public vote
  • Submissions must be posted to the Contest Gallery to be detailed later.
  • Credit is eligible at
  • All manufacturers, scale and genres are eligible as are scratchbuilds, diorama’s and scenery

There are more companies getting involved all the time, so keep checking back with the Paintdemic Thread on Wamp. That’s also the place to go if you have any questions about the contest!

Happy Painting!

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