The Golden Hat

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The Golden Hat is a regular painting contest held by Chaos Dwarf Online. Every winner of the Golden Hat Competition receives a Golden Hat Medal on their member profile. 1st Place gets a Gold Golden Hat Medal, second gets a Silver Golden Hat Medal and third gets a Bronze Golden Hat medal.


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[edit] The First Golden Hat

The dwarf model used for the contest.
The dwarf model used for the contest.
The first Golden Hat painting contest was announced on February 25, 2007 by The Flying Beaver. The contest was designed as a way to get the new Chaos Dwarf Online members excited while also providing a simple way for anyone to enter. This was done by making the contest revolve around the plastic dwarf model which was distributed along with the September 2006 White Dwarf issue as well as being in the Battle for Skull Pass boxed set.

Participants in this contest were to use the model shown to the right an convert it into a Chaos Dwarf. How this was done was up to the participant, from just a dark colour scheme to an elaborate conversion. It could represent anything in the Chaos Dwarf army that is a Chaos Dwarf. (i.e. Bull Centaurs, Great Taurus , Lammasus and Hobgoblins were not acceptable).

The deadline set was March 31, 2007. Participants could submit up to 4 pictures, none of which could be posted anywhere prior to the voting period. All entries were be posted on the Chaos Dwarf Online forum, where members could then vote a single time for their favourite model. The contest winner receiver the prize of an Earthshaker cannon converted by Xander.

In total, 6 entries were received. With a large majority of the votes, the member grom won the contest.

[edit] The Second Golden Hat

With the first contest being a success, a second Golden Hat was announced. The criteria for the contest was to build and paint a character model to represent the new Chaos Dwarf special character Rykarth the Unbreakable from the Nemesis Crown campaign. The contest deadline was June 24th 2007. The voting poll was due to be closed on the day which the campaign began, June 27th but the start of voting was delayed because of some users didn't submit their entries in time. Votes started at July 2nd.

In total there were 9 entries.

angryboy2k won the contest.

[edit] The Third Golden Hat

Ishkur Cinderhat's Winning GH3 Entry
Ishkur Cinderhat's Winning GH3 Entry

By popular demand, the CDO Staff announced the third Golden Hat Painting Contest. The subject of the contest was a Hobgoblin Hero. The contest deadline for submission was September 30th 2008. There were X entries.

Ishkur Cinderhat was the winner of this Golden Hat. Snotling came second and Grunts came third, as seen in the winners announcement thread.

[edit] The Fourth Golden Hat

The fourth Golden Hat required contestants to model and paint a set of five slaves which would be used to represent either Orcs or Goblins. There was variety even in the low number of entries (only 5), with Orcs, Goblins, Snotlings, Skaven, Zombies, Fishmen, Dwarfs, Cathayans and Robots all making a showing. The entries can be found here, while the winner was announced here.

The winner was Al-Hashut. Grimstonefire came second and Theory_Man came third.

[edit] The Fifth Golden Hat

The fifth Golden Hat required contestants to model a Standard Bearer of any kind. There were 18 entries in total.

Grimstonefire came first, Clam came second and Abyss came third.

[edit] The Sixth Golden Hat

The sixth Golden Hat required contestants to model a Gaoler or Chaos Dwarf Slaver. The model was to be suitable to be used in conjunction with Border Town Burning's Dark Dwarfs Mordheim Warband. There were 15 entries, with first place being so tightly contested that a second poll was needed to decide the overall winner!

Snotling was the winner, with Obsidian coming second and Vexxus coming third.

[edit] The Seventh Golden Hat

Warplock Monkeys Winning Golden Hat 7 Entry
Warplock Monkeys Winning Golden Hat 7 Entry

The seventh Golden Hat required contestants to model a Duel! This was one of the smaller Golden Hats as there were only 6 entries. GH7 used a poll to decide the winner instead of members PM'ing their votes.

The winner was Warplock Monkey. GRNDL came second, and Pyro Stick and Grimstonefire were tied for third place.

[edit] The Eighth Golden Hat

Ishkur Cinderhat's Winning GH8 Entry
Ishkur Cinderhat's Winning GH8 Entry

The eighth Golden Hat required contestants to model and paint a war machine or any kind. It recieved the more entries than all Golden Hats before it, with a total of 28 entries.

The winner was Ishkur Cinderhat. Xander came second and Tjub came third, as announced in the winners announcement thread.

[edit] The Ninth Golden Hat

The ninth Golden Hat required contestants to model and paint a Bull Centaur! It recieved 20 entries, ranging from Standard Bearers to Berserkers to one Boar Centaur!

The winner by quite a margin was Bassman. Tjub came second and Kefas came third, as announced in the winners announcement thread.


[edit] The Tenth Golden Hat

The tenth Golden Hat required contestants to create a model/models that was Chaos Dwarf themed. It was the most open Golden Hat so far as practically anything could be entered, as long as it was Chaos Dwarf themed. There were 17 entries. The winner was M3lvin with a very impressive scratch built mounted sorcerer.


[edit] The Eleventh Golden Hat

The eleventh Golden Hat required contestants to create and/or paint a Sorcerer model. There were 27 entries. The winner was M3lvin with another scratch built sorcerer.

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