A long, long time ago the HDM painting contest was posted to reddit. The rules were simple. Paint a civilian-type mini with no apparent weapons. The due date has passed, and we have a winner!
I have to say that I am shocked at the number of people who actually participated. There were a few who didn't finish, but with 18 completed entries I'm blown away. I want to thank u/Probably_Not_Evil who is a moderator over at r/minipainting for stickying my post. I'm sure that had a great deal to do with the number of entrants.
Here are the finished entries with some of their lore and information underneath. They are listed in no particular order with the winner at the bottom.
Thank you to everyone who took part. You guys made this a legit contest!
FrostRogue117 - Kitsune
Chris G. - Grave Digger
Brighton B. - Ghoul
CyberGrue - Milkmaid (Reaper)
Sean S. - Benoit Chagnon
Robert W. - Scientists
Wisco Horndog - Gregorius the Bard
Jacob (MustContainMinis) - Collette & Marc
Sam S. - Mary Armstrong
Huy N. - Narisa
IslandTra5h - Agatha Hurin
Davidpglass - Jeff Smith
DragonVT - Brandy, Mechanic
Sk8Brdr540 - HVT
EverCatSaavy - Eliza & Jacob
Live Real Now – Mini Tinker
Mike Z. - Brothel Management Ain’t Easy
(HDM pick for best story)
And the winner is...
Ralph P - Rat Catcher
Paint judging is a tad bit more stressful than I would have credited it with just one month ago. It was a fairly tight competition for first place. I'm interested to know if most readers will agree with my ultimate decision.
I really enjoyed reading everyone's fluff and checking out all of your blogs. If anyone has a blog that I haven't linked to please leave a link below!