Well it turns out lasts years Golden Gear competition, which I believe was the inaugural Golden Gear, was such a smashing success that Dream Pod 9 have decided to give it another go. So if you fancy yourself as a bit of a dab hand with the old paint brush perhaps you might consider entering the competition. Here are the categories for this years competition:
- Best Combat Group - Best Heavy Gear Blitz Combat Group, minimum five models. Prize $200CAN worth of Dream Pod 9 store credit / store vouchers.
- Best Army Commander - Best Heavy Gear Blitz Army Commander. Prize $100CAN worth of Dream Pod 9 store credit / store vouchers.
- Best Duelist - Best Heavy Gear Arena Miniature. Prize $100CAN worth of Dream Pod 9 store credit / store vouchers.
The winners also get a Gold Plated Golden Gear Trophy. Sweet! The rules are pretty straight forward to be honest with you... firstly, you do not talk about figh... wait, no... that's something completely different! No the rules are pretty straight forward, all Heavy Gear Blitz and Heavy Gear Arena miniatures can be entered into the competition, conversions and decals are allowed, as are custom bases. There is no need to have your miniatures on Hex bases for this competition, but hexagons are cool so why wouldn't you? You can email up to five photographs per entry to GoldenGear@dp9.com, obviously when you do it'd be handy if you included your details, you know like your full name! You can read the official announcement on their website here.
There's some legalese blurb about if submit your photos to them that you grant Dream Pod 9 Inc. the right to publish the submitted photos... and in my case ridicule my cack handed paint jobs! Of course entrants (that's us) may submit entries to multiple categories, however, every submission must be unique, so no doubling up your squad leader as your commander and or your kick ass duelist. That's a big no no and will be frowned upon... and also probably ridiculed! Current Dream Pod 9 employees are excluded from the competition, that means you John Nguyen!!! Any who the entry deadline is December 31st, 2012, at midnight (Eastern Standard Time), Rory if you're reading this, it's different to Central Standard Time. Any way you've been informed now, so go and get painting my pretties. Peace out!