Now I had never heard of the thing so after some online searching I learned it was quite an extraordinary event. Most of you may know it already and some of you won't but I'll explain it none the less..
round 1 - win
Dungeons & Dragons miniatures
My very first and very last minute Serpent peoples enrty, good enough for some bonus points!
Round 3 - win
Round 4 - loss
round 5 - win
Artizan designs/KissKissBangBang & thrilling tales
guards & Lily
Aaah yes, zombies...who doesn't want at least a few zombie figs in their collection?! I do!!! Actually I ordered Wargames factory ones but that order didn't work out...so I was left with no zombies a week before round 5! (Again the bonus round proved a difficult task) I asked the store-manager for some alternative zombies and he kindly suggested these Mantics! Lil' bit of converting and zombie-esque paint job and these were good to go!!!
Round 6 - win
converted Orks vehicles
Some figs I bought to get me started into WWII gaming, some of the more difficult figs I've painted I must say. Tried to copy the Jägers' camouflage costumes but it's very hard to see.
Round 8 - loss
converted Hot Wheels cars
Sturm Battalion Zorn
My very first steps into VSF and I must say I love it! VSF shows so many possibilities for use of miniatures, tanks and conversions. Will definitly look into making some more VSF-stuff!
After a lot of hard last minute work, difficult photography and fiddling with scenery the daunting task of holding out for 10 rounds was over! I collected my share of vote- and bonus points and with some luck not meeting too much painter "big guns" managed to only lose two of my match-ups ending in a very respectable and though totally unexpected 5th place!!! It was great fun and there is a lot of cameraderie among contestants.
The main thing about the Lead Painters' League though is that it gives you the pressure to paint a lot of figs in a relatively short time, something you wouldn't possibly do at any other time, and it's very fun and exciting! I learned a lot through my 10 weeks and entering gave me a lot of new ideas, both from myself and other entrants. If I can I would definitly compete again...
On to the next League!