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Wounded painting challenge: Feedback

January 22, 2011

Thanks to all those who took the time to score and comment on the two, brave challenge entries. The scores will be totalled soon, but for now, here are the comments that have been left for our entrants.



Wounded painting challenge: post your entry

January 8, 2011

If you’re entering our Dec/Jan painting challenge: Wounded, you’ve come to the right place.

Bluey's new bandage by adria.richards on Flickr



December 30, 2010

2010 is nearly over, and it’s that time when we promise ourselves stupid things, like not eating any more chocolate. We know we won’t keep these resolutions, but we still make them – just to make the effort.

But maybe we can do something different this time… make some hobby resolutions.

Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks by Christopher Chan on Flickr


Out and about

November 16, 2010

It’s been a busy few weeks, first there was Fiasco in Leeds, then Warheads painting day in Sheffield, and this weekend it’s the Platoon Britannica Yorkshire Regiment meet up. What a whirlwind!

Whirlwind by Webgol on Flickr used with Creative Commons license


Workshops at Derby World Wargames

October 3, 2010

This weekend we were in Derby, at the Old Glory World Wargames show held at the University of Derby.

With over 60 traders, tournaments, demonstration games and participation games this is a fun packed event for gamers of all ages. On the Sheffield Irregulars stand this year we were offering free basing workshops – urban rubble, woodland flowers and blood and gore effects.

Each of these bases could be made with a few simple materials in just a couple of minutes, and they proved popular with young and old a like all weekend long. The show judges approved as well, and we won the prize for best participation display!

Sheffield Irregulars stand


Games Day UK 2010

September 25, 2010

We’d like to wish everyone entering the Golden Demon painting competition tomorrow the best of luck!

Make sure to pack carefully, bring some spare glue in case of emergencies and don’t forget your ticket!

Oh, and wear your SI t-shirt with pride! We’ll see you there.

If you fancy joining a bunch of painters at lunchtime, there is a meet up at the bar of the Crowne Plaza hotel, just outside the NEC by the lake around 12:00.

IMP – the results

August 3, 2010

IMP (Irregular Miniature Paintfest) took place on Saturday July 31st in Sheffield at Patriot Games store and La Perle delicatessen. It was a lot of fun, and we have pictures to prove it!

Golden Imp Awards winners


T’was the night before IMP…

July 30, 2010

…and all through the house there was the packing of minis.

IMP (Irregular Miniature Paintfest) kicks off tomorrow from 11:00 am at Patriot Games in Sheffield.

Make sure you turn up to join in the games, workshops, speed painting challenge and the Golden Imp Awards painting competition.

Our event site has more information – and a map!

Grey Sunday

June 13, 2010

Today at our regular painting session we tried something a little different – we decided to only paint using pots with ‘grey’ in the title, plus a single black, a single white and any mediums.

Gandalf the Grey by Dunechaser on Flickr (Creative Commons license)

Wouldn’t that just mean grey minis? Surprisingly no!


Prize update

June 10, 2010

Warlord Games have sent through their sponsored prizes, and what fantastic prizes they are!

Remember, if you’re entering the Golden IMP Awards with a historical entry in either Single Figure or Unit categories you automatically get entered into the Warlord special prize category.

Warlord Games prizes total over £100 of goods and include:

  • Pike & Shotte Dragoons
  • Imperial Roman Legionnaires
  • Imperial Roman Testudo
  • Imperial Roman Onager
  • Pike & Shotte Marquis of Monfort
  • Pike & Shotte King Charles 1st
  • Imperial Roman Engineers
  • Legionary Command Pack

Find out more about the Golden IMP Awards and IMP (Irregular Miniature Paintfest)