Golden Demon Classic: Updates for Warhammer Fest!

If you want to see amazingly painted miniatures, or show off your own with the chance of winning prestigious awards, you need to check out the Golden Demon painting competition on Sunday May 28th at Warhammer Fest!

The categories for Warhammer Fest’s Golden Demon Classic have just undergone some changes, so make sure you check the updated Guidelines and Categories!

If you want to know more about Warhammer Fest, it’s simply the ultimate Warhammer experience! Based in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry over 27th and 28th May 2017, you’ll find everything any Warhammer Fan could possibly want.

Golden Demon Classic


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Here’s a quick look at the changes, but see the Guidelines and Categories in full for all of the details you need to know. Take a look, start planning your entry, and get your ticket for Sunday 28th!


After some questions about base sizes, single figures on mounts, how many miniatures in a squad etc… we have rewritten each category’s information with clearer wording and examples.

New Categories!

The ‘Eavy Metal Paint Masters Category, and Blood Bowl Team, are two new categories for this Golden Demon, with Youngbloods Large Model also added for painters aged 15 years or under. Details are in brief below, and you can find out more on this page.

In the ‘Eavy Metal Paint Masters Category, you can only paint the plastic Eldar Farseer miniature nominated by the ‘Eavy Metal painting team. This is purely about making the most of your painting skills!

For the Blood Bowl Team,  you can model and paint any Bloodbowl team of 11 or more figures. As well as painting, this is all about capturing and expressing the character of the team.

As well as Youngbloods Single Miniature, painters aged 15 years or under can also enter Youngbloods Large Model. Entries may consist of any large model (base size larger than 40mm base size) miniature, including walkers, monsters and vehicles.

The Golden Slayer Sword!

The Slayer Sword is the peak of miniatures painting awards, given to the painter of the one miniature judged to be the overall Best in Show. All Golden Demon painting competitions have very high standards, and their own challenges for the painters entering, so all feature a Slayer Sword.

As the Classic is felt by some to present a unique painting challenge, for your miniature to stand out among more categories and more entries, the Slayer Sword for this Golden Demon Classic will be a special Golden Slayer Sword!