IMP – the results

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It’s taken a little while to recover from the excitement that was IMP – the first ever Sheffield Irregulars event on Saturday.

The Golden Imp awards attracted an awesome 28 entries and the display table was groaning with models as well.

For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s a quick recap of events.

10:30 Members start arriving at Patriot Games, and follow the signs down to the basement.

Goody bags were handed out, containing sweets, crisps, as well as a pot of paint and a 25mm base (donated by Jonathan Shaw)

The workshops kicked off and places quickly filled up.

Mike Dodds – our special guest, was running a workshop for painting scenic rocks with water soluable oil paints.

Mike and Fran Dodds

Mike and Fran Dodds

Here’s one of rocks painted by Sam in the workshop

Sams workshop rock

Sam's workshop rock

Klaus Teschner from Dark Art Miniatures donated lava bases for the basing workshop that Jonathan Shaw was running.

Painters were given a print out of Klaus’ painting guide from issue 1 of Irregular magazine to help them paint their own 25mm base.

Lava and urban bases from Dart Art Miniatures

There were also urban bases from Dark Art Miniatures available to paint, and Jonathan had written a painting guide for these.

Workshops

Workshops

There was a 12:00 deadline for entering the Golden Imp awards so the judging could take place during the lunch break.

Just some of the entries and display models

Just some of the entries and display models

Head judge, Mike Dodds, along with  Jason and Becky Hubbard spent an hour looking carefully at each entry to pick the winners. It was a really difficult process, as the standard of entries was very high and it was hard to pick one over another.

After lunch, everyone returned to take part in the speed painting competition run by Nick Johnson and Jonathan Shaw.

This was an incredibly popular event, with some people taking part in both sessions.

Simon and Karolina speed painting

Simon and Karolina speed painting

With only 30 minutes to paint an Ork (donated by Jason Hubbard) the pressure was on.

Hard at work

Hard at work

The afternoon break was spent shopping in Patriot Games.

Everyone attending also got the chance to vote for their favourite entry in the Golden Imp competition, to win Best in Show.

At 3:30, the chairs were all set out for the prize giving.

A blurry crowd ready at the prize giving

A blurry crowd ready at the prize giving

Becky Hubbard thanked everyone for attending and handed out a prize for the person who had travelled the further – Paul Morton, who came 125 miles, but there were quite a few members who had travelled over 100 miles to attend.

The team (Nick, Jonthan, Jason, Mike and Fran) were all thanked for their hard work to make the day a success.

Becky handed over to Nick to announce the winner of the speed painting competition, judged during the break by Jonathan and Nick.

Speed painting winner

Speed painting winner

There were some great entries – and some very wet entries! But there was one that stood out above the rest, Martin Walters ork even had a base added in the 30 minute time frame.

He received an old style Warhammer Giant as a prize before there was another surprise.

Jim from Patriot Games had donated a genuine Buddhist demon slaying sword to be used for this and future IMP events. The name of the speed painting winner will appear on a plaque attached to the scabbard.

Speed painting sword

Speed painting sword

As he wasn’t allowed to keep this one, Martin was given a foam sword to take home.

Martin with the speed painting sword

Martin with the speed painting sword

The raffle was drawn next, and it included some great prizes, including Mikes two mystery boxes (a set of Windsor and Newton brushes, and a Count Marius a Citadel Empire figure), a limited edition Elf Queen model donated by Jon Vern Griffiths, two 60mm Dark Art Miniatures bases, as well as lots, lots more.

Josh was thrilled to win the chocolate IMP plaque in the raffle.

Josh with raffle prizes

Josh with raffle prizes

The raffle draw was followed by Mike announcing the winners of the Golden Imp awards.

There were medals to be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in eah of the four categories.

Golden Imp Award medals

Golden Imp Award medals

The medal ribbons were kindly donated by Melvyn Gill of The Trophy Shop

In the Unit category the medals went to:

  • 1st place: Martin Walters with his Russian Civil War Infantry
  • 2nd place: George Perkins for his Fellowship of the Ring
  • 3rd place: Dave Barker for his WW1 halflings

In the Vehicle category the medals went to:

  • 1st place: Martin Walters for his scratch built glider
  • 2nd place: Alex Riley for his Tau Piranha
  • 3rd place: Chris Daubney for his Ork Battletank
  • Highly commended: Nick Johnson for his Warjack
2nd place Tau Piranha

2nd place Tau Piranha

Highly commended: Warjack

Highly commended: Warjack

In the Monster category the medals went to:

  • 1st place: Martin Walters for his 40K Ogryn
  • 2nd place: Brett Johnson for his Ultraforge Giant
  • 3rd place: Karolina Zalewska for her Rackham Ogre
1st place: 40K Ogryn

1st place: 40K Ogryn

2nd place Ultraforge Giant

2nd place Ultraforge Giant

3rd place: Rackham Ogre

3rd place: Rackham Ogre

In the Single Figure category the medals went to:

  • 1st place: Brett Johnson for his Beastman
  • 2nd place: George Perkins for his Catachan
  • 3rd place: Martin Walters for his Napoleonic Imperial Guard
1st place: Beastman

1st place: Beastman

2nd place: Catachan

2nd place: Catachan

Fran Dodds counted up the votes for the Best in Show and the clear winner was Brett Johnson for his Beastman entry.

Here are some photos of the winners.

Brett Johnson

Brett Johnson

Karolina Zalewska

Karolina Zalewska

Karolina Zalewska

Alex Riley

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Chris Daubney

Chris Daubney

Dave Barker

Dave Barker

George Perkins

George Perkins

Martin Walters

Martin Walters

After all that excitement we then had a choice of homemade cakes, Victoria Sponge, Chocolate Fudge and Flapjack – Nick Johnson is a mean cook!

3 kinds of wonderful

3 kinds of wonderful

Then we all sat around chatting, showing each other minis and getting some painting tips.

Mike had brought along some of his collection, and was kind enough to pass them round for everyone to have a good look.

In all, a good day.

Post event info

Martin has decided to auction his winning 10K Ogryn for charity, and is currently taking suggestions for which charity – so please comment below if you have any thoughts on what it could be.

He has also offered to be a judge next year!

Due to popular demand – IMP will be back next year, hopefully bigger and better – but we do want to hear your feedback, thoughts and ideas on how we can improve – so don’t be shy, leave a comment – or contact the team privately if you prefer.

Photos taken by Jason Hubbard, Nick Johnson, Karolina Zalewska and Jonathan Shaw

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6 Responses to “IMP – the results”

  1. Burton Says:

    “Painting should never look as if it were done with difficulty, however difficult it may actually have been.” — Robert Henri

  2. sheffieldirregulars Says:

    The chosen charity is Help for Heroes – and the model is on ebay now.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300344577682&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

  3. Matthew Braid Says:

    I suggest Amnesty International for the charity.
    Looks like everyone had a good time 😀

    Peace and love…

  4. Mike Dodds Says:

    Well it was a Great Day and I was both very pleased and very honoured to be invited to judge the painting.
    After more years painting than I’m willing to admit to and attending so many shows I have to say that this as the First and Inaugural show was without doubt THE Friendliest and definitely most cosy.
    I look forward to getting the chance to come back there, but judging from that photograph, not before I lose some weight.

    Mike

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