How to participate:
Sign up in store only. Starting July 30th & ending September 30th
Ticket entry is $10 /w the purchase of a new Model Kit Or $35 entry for Models already owned. New models must be purchased at the same time as the event ticket.
Contestants have until Thursday September 28th to build and paint their model kit(s) to the best of their ability. This can be anything/ any style you like but you must try to make it themed around all aspects of one of the four different elements. (Earth, Fire, Wind, Water)
In addition, a small display board is required for this contest. The display board must be a minimum of 12” x 6” and up to 18” x 12”. Display height cannot exceed 10”.
All minis must be age appropriate without excess nudity or sexually explicit themes.
Showcase and Votes: Starting Friday September 29th - Sunday October 1st.
All entries must be turned in before we close on Thursday September 28th to qualify. Any entries not turned in on time will be disqualified.
All voting will be done in store at Golden Rhino Games: 2092 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197.
Votes are limited to 1 per person. (Voters cannot Vote for themselves)
Contestants can make 1 additional vote to determine Crowd Favorite and Painters Choice. Contestants cannot vote for themselves in any case.
After voting has been concluded, winners will be chosen for Crowd Favorite, Painters Choice, and Judges Choice.
Winners will receive $50 in store credit and award Certificate!
Can I submit models I already painted?
No. You must purchase a new model kit as part of your entry. In the spirit of the event all contestants must submit new models. Giving each person from the time they signed up roughly the same time to build and paint their entry.
Can I include some models I already own?
Yes. Your entry may include some models, bits, or elements from kits you already own in addition to what you purchased when you signed up.
When can I start working on my entry?
The moment after you have signed up! Once we have your ticket entry, picture of your newly bought model kit, and name added to our list, you are free to use our hobby tables to start your project!
What is the largest my entry can be?
No part of your model can be larger than 18”x12”x10”. Your models and display base must be able to fit into our display case.
May I include a display board?
Yes! For this contest, display boards are welcome! Please keep in mind the dimensions listed above so your display can fit.
Do my models need to be permanently attached to the display board?
No. In fact we recommend you build a modular board for easy set up and transportation of your models. Plus, you’ll have more uses for them after the contest is over.
Can I win multiple categories?
No. Our Bimonthly Painting Contest will always have different winners. In the case of any ties, we will make the final decision as a tiebreaker between entries.
When is the earliest I can submit my entry?
We will start taking entries starting the Monday before voting is to begin. In this case Monday 25th is the earliest.
If you have any other questions, please ask us!
Call: (734) 544-1515