I have been a member of the 40k forums for just under a year now. And it was the first Warhammer 40,000 dedicated forum I ever joined. Even before I join dakka dakka.
I have always found it a very supportive and tight knit, if small community of people, where i love showing off my Blood Ravens after I have painted them.
Recently they held a painting competition to convert and paint a 40k minature within one month.
I am relatively new to the painting aspect of this hobby, but I thought it would be a good experience, so I set about doing my best to paint up my Blood Raven version of Captain Sicarius.
Now, I'm not a huge fan of the helmet he comes with, its too small, but I love the roman style crest, so I chopped it off and pinned it to a normal space marine helmet, filling the gaps with green stuff.
I then removed all the Ultramarine symbols, and gave him wings, as I intended for this to be my 'Master of the Fleet' so wanted him to have that sort of iconography.
I entered within much thoughts of actually winning, but as it turns out, I manged to place 1st! Scoring myself a copy of the new Space Hulk. Something I was very pleased with.
So without further adue, here is my winning entry.
Captain Octavian, Master of the Fleet, Captain of the Blood Ravens 3rd Company.