Players fielding unpainted models will be awarded no more than 10pts total for their painting score.
Appearance will be scored in categories as follows:
0 – No addition to display. Plain or no movement tray/display stand.
1 – Basic scenic movement tray. Flocked, and some detail work or equivalent
2 – Very fine display system. Additional effort was made to enhance the army’s appearance.
0 – No conversions or contains conversions which do not enhance the appearance of the army.
1 – A few minor conversions. (Weapons, Heads, repositioning of arms, etc.)
2 – Minor conversion with one or more extensively converted models.
3 – Many extensively converted models. (Body alterations, additionally green-stuff work, etc.)
4 – Majority of the army is converted with many extensive conversions throughout.
5 – Majority of the army is strikingly converted.
Note: Bases that are modeled beyond simple paint/flock will also count toward Conversions scoring.
1-5 – The Basics (Neat, complete, and ready for battle.)
1 – Three colours painted on the model. Not terribly neat. No detail work present.
3 – Noticeable attempts at neat painting throughout. Major details picked out.
5 – Fully Basecoated and neat. Decals and/or insignia and/or major details completed.
6-10 – Intermediate (These models look good on the table.)
6 – Some attempt to add depth and contrast to the model.
8 – Contrast techniques are evident and showing some skill and neatness.
10 – Completed models. Detail work exhibits skill. Contrast is visible. Still somewhat weak upon close inspection.
11-15 – Expert (These models look great on the table and look good up close.)
11 – Details and contrast hold up under closer inspection.
13 – Many details and a more successful contrast range shown upon close inspection.
15 – Clear ability to show contrast even upon close inspection. Very fine detail work. Skills are on display.
16-20 – Master (You’ve got some of the nicest models we’ve ever seen.)
16 – Models are very well done. Occasional minor flaws revealed upon close inspection. Mastery exhibited.
18 – Models are exceptional. True mastery of one or more techniques.
20 – Flaws cannot be found. All models in the army are stunning. Models are above and beyond all expectation.
0-3 Additional Effort
0 – No models or units which rise above the demonstrated appearance standard of the army.
1 – Intermediate Brushwork met / One or more models or units which rise above the demonstrated appearance standard of army.
2 – Expert Brushwork met / Several units or models which rise above the demonstrated appearance standard of the army.
3 – Master Brushwork met / The effort put into this army as a whole raises the standard of the army’s appearance throughout.
±2 Judges Adjustment
The Judges may award up to 2 points for additional work done to enhance appearance.
The Judges may penalize up to 2 points for incomplete or messy appearance.