News for July 2011
Announcing the Dust Tactics Painting Contest Winners 7
The winners of the Best Squad and Best Walker as chosen by Paolo Parente
Dust Tactics | Published 07 July 2011

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present the winners of the first Dust Tactics miniatures painting contest!

In the world of Dust Tactics, created by Paolo Parente, it is 1947, World War II still rages, and the world’s superpowers battle for control of the rare power source VK, which they need to power the fearsome combat walkers that command the battlefields. The winners of our painting contest combined outstanding painting technique with designs that best captured the spirit of this alternate 1940s reality. How do we know this? Because the winners were chosen by none other than the creator of the Dust Tactics world, Paolo Parente!

We received many excellent submissions, and Paolo Parente had a difficult task to pick just one winner for each category!

Best Squad

Lazuli Nguyen won the award for Best Painted Squad with his Axis Sturmgrenadiere Command Squad, including the embedded hero, Manfred Kreuzer. Nguyen’s fantastic camouflage, dramatic washes, and careful highlights revealed masterful technique and fully captured the spirit of Dust Tactics.

Congratulations to Lazuli Nguyen, who wins Operation SeeLöwe, the Allied Grim Reapers, and the Axis Gorillas! We hope you have as much fun painting those units as you clearly did with these.

Best Walker

Les Shorey won the award for Best Painted Walker with his Axis Ludwig, piloted by the hero, Sigrid Von Thaler. The fantastic attention to detail and the modeling work to pair the walker with a pilot helped Shorey’s work edge out the competition.

Congratulations to Les Shorey! He wins Operation SeeLöwe, the Allied Light Assault Walker, and the Axis Light Panzer Walker. We hope the light walkers eventually make as forceful an impression on the battlefield as your Ludwig!

Special Mention

Many of our contestants put their personal touches on their walkers with custom modifications, and Paolo Parente asked us to give special mention to one submission that took the Dust Tactics miniatures in an imaginative, new direction.

Stéphane Nguyen reconfigured the Medium Panzer Walker and modified it with some milliput parts and plastic bits to create a sleek, hybrid walker of his own design.

We want to thank Stéphane Nguyen and all our contestants for sharing their visions of Dust Tactics. The community continues to be vibrant, and we look forward to more examples of players applying their time, energy and imagination to the fantastic miniatures this game features.

Dust Tactics is a tactical miniatures game of brutal combat for 2-4 players. Based on the popular universe created by artist Paolo Parente, Dust Tactics presents an alternate 1940s reality in which alien technology fuels gigantic machines of war, and the world's superpowers clash over rare mineral deposits that could ultimately decide the outcome of WWII.

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Published: 7/8/2011 8:06:20 PM

Those Grenadiers are beautiful Lazuli as is that walker Xur. Thanks to Paolo and FFG for the event. I would love to see the other entries as well.

Published: 7/8/2011 4:00:53 PM

Indeed, you recognized my inspiration (unless you read Fulminarex's topic).

Thanks to Paolo Parente & FFG for this special mention  :)

Published: 7/8/2011 9:39:51 AM

I love the Metal gear Panzer.

Published: 7/7/2011 8:24:48 PM

 Yes, as I've requested in the Painting Techniques sub-forum of the Dust Tactics forum, please, please post pics of all the entries there. That place should be a repository for all pictures related to Dust Tactics and all the entries for the first ever DT painting competition certainly deserved a place there for posterity sake! So FFG, please let us see all the entries!

Published: 7/7/2011 8:15:57 PM

 those are great, great job!!!

Published: 7/7/2011 6:22:19 PM

Very nice work on these minis top class.

Published: 7/7/2011 6:14:16 PM

Congrats to the winners, those are fantastic!  Hey FFG, can we see all the entries?

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