Riptide washed with my Kroot Aun’shi and Longstrike counts-as. #wip
Stopped by Frontline Gaming in Martinez today to lend a hand prepping for the giganto tournament this weekend. I hauled my airbrush over and basecoated a bunch of terrain.
Here’s the link for the event:
This stuff was already assembled and primed:
Ruins of Osgiliath x2 (?)
Imperial Bastion (bunker) x2
Aegis Defence Line x1.5
Dreadstone Blight x2
Garden of Morr x2
Fortified Manor House x2 (with an additional 2 chapels and watchtowers bringing the total to 4 each)
Arcane Ruins x7 (?)
Temple of Skulls x2
Paint Pots epmtied:
Khemri Brown x3
Dheneb Stone x2
Asurmen Blue x1
Labor, close to 8 hrs.
People complain all the time about tournament ticket prices. Just for fun, I did the math on just the _retail_ cost of the kits & paint that I interacted with today (which is a fraction of what they have to haul to the event) and it came to over $800.
Yes, that cost is lower because they’re a retailer and it gets amortized over future events, and yes, there is the possibility of Games Workshop (etc.) contributing product to support the event (conjecture, I have no specific info on this).
Given the above, if you estimate that everything above is enough terrain to set up eight to ten tables, and that’s enough to serve about 20 people, do the math on hundreds of players at an event like this and you can begin to understand how much cash (and love, and time, and labor) goes in to something like this way before scramble of doing pairings and tallying scores (and securing venue, and buying and printing name badges, and lanyards, and printing rules and scenario packets, and renting tables, and renting chairs, and security for the event…and….)..
Canis Wolfborn on Flickr.
1st place “space wolf painting competition” winner in GW Fair Oaks on launch day.
There’s a stage-by-stage sequence of progress shots I took while painting this in one sitting at the store here: