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16-05-2012, 12:25 PM
It gives me great pleasure to finally announce the categories and judges for WAMP2012.

Following feedback from last years inaugural event the categories have remained almost the same.

We will be hosting the following categories:

Single Figure


Large Scale/Busts


In addition to these there will be:

The Peoples Choice Award - voted for by the public, in addition to other awards.
Best Banelegions/Banebeast - this is in addition to other awards.

We will also have an overall Best in Show chosen from the category winners.

Category Descriptions:

Category 1 .Single miniature
This category is open to any single miniature up to 54mm scale. Any manufacturer, any genre including non-monstrous mounted models . mounted on a suitable sized base. (see base size ruling)

Category 2 .. Monster and vehicle.
This category is for the larger sized models and vehicles . Any manufacturer, any genre. Models mounted on monsters are to be entered in this category . If models are mounted on bases they should be of an appropriate size

Category 3 Group
This category is for groups of 5 or more miniatures. Any manufacturer, any genre . models DO NOT need to be gaming legal as judges will be basing marks on paint and modelling alone.
All models need to be mounted on appropriate sized bases. (see base size ruling )

Category 4 Large scale/Bust
This category is open to larger scale models and busts 54mm and upwards from any genre, any manufacturer.
Models should be mounted on appropriate sized bases if appropriate.

Category 5 diorama / duel
This category is for dioramas vignettes and duels. The models entered can be from any manufacturer and judges will be looking for a strong story element capturing a moment with clever usage of models and scenery.

A note on base sizes
The term appropriate base size has been used throughout the category notes . There are no hard and fast rules regarding the size of base used and no model will be disqualified due to base size in any category . It is worth noting in all cases though that the emphasis of the judging will be on the painting of the model itself and base and presentation will account for a small percentage of total marks .

General Guideline:
There are no restrictions on manufacturer, genre or scale unless applied to a specific category.
You may enter as many times as you like in each category
You will only be eligible for 1 prize per category (though you may receive as many judging awards as you achieve a mark for)
The Peoples Choice and Banebeasts/BaneLegions awards are given in addition to all other prizes and awards.
You must enter your pieces in person.
You may not enter pieces that have previously won at WAMP2011
The event opens at 11am. Deadline for entries is 12 noon.

The Judges:

We have pulled together a brilliant judging line up for. they bring a wealth of experience to the table and will be invaluable in giving your pieces great critique and assessment.

Rob Cardiss: Rob judged at WAMP2011 and helped develop our judging criteria and categories. He is a multiple Golden Demon winner, he has also worked for Wyrd miniatures providing studio painting and sculpting for them. He's also from Leeds but he's ok really

Robin Snelson: Robin also judged at WAMP2011 and is a vastly experienced and well respected judge including high profile events such as Euro Militaire. He is co- founder of The Basement forum and brings a a wealth of Historical and Military Modelling experience to the event.

Scott Hockley: As last years best in show winner he has been invited as guest judge for this years event. Scott is a Golden Demon winner and multiple contest winner on Wamp.

Each category winner and the Peoples Choice Award winner will receive a high quality custom etched glass obelisk in a presentation box.

Best In Show will also receive a larger version obelisk.

There will also be prizes awarded for the Best Banelgions/Banebeasts winner.

Spectral Dragon
16-05-2012, 07:19 PM
(post was meant for another thread, somehow ended up here.)

16-05-2012, 07:28 PM

Really hoping to get to this. :)

16-05-2012, 09:14 PM
I'm sorry for not getting it, but "The event opens at 11am. Deadline for entries is 12 noon." - when exactly? (I'm asking about the date).

16-05-2012, 09:26 PM
August 11th!

16-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Thanks! :)

17-05-2012, 12:13 AM
Are you still doing the open style voting? Or is it just down to best in Category now?

Still gutted I can't make it though!

17-05-2012, 10:26 AM
Are you still doing the open style voting? Or is it just down to best in Category now?

nope still the same open style mate. All qualifying entries will recieve a Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate

17-05-2012, 01:54 PM
So where is this held?

17-05-2012, 02:21 PM
Don't worry. Found it!

17-05-2012, 02:22 PM
Don't worry. Found it!

@Maelstrom in Mansfield mate - main thread with details here:


29-05-2012, 08:11 PM
Maybe I missed it, but do the entries have to be new pieces, unshown anywhere??

Oh...never mind...it's in the original thread...silly me!

30-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Maybe I missed it, but do the entries have to be new pieces, unshown anywhere??

Oh...never mind...it's in the original thread...silly me!

just for other folks information it doesn't have to be new work. The only stipulation is it hasn't previously won at WAMP2012

07-07-2012, 05:33 PM
quick question chaps and chapesses,

Appropriate size bases, do these include plinths or does the model have to be removable?



07-07-2012, 05:54 PM
you may use plinths mate. the rules are not completely rigid, just there for common sense, so a little leeway but don't take the piss!!

You coming along then buddy? Staying over?

07-07-2012, 07:20 PM
Yep, ill be there mate,

Been a while since i went to an event and didnt make it last year :)

Ill be staying over as well, where is everyone staying?