The photo says it all pretty much.  The team took 9 months to paint on-and-off and I had a lot of fun and took a great amount of personal satisfaction from it. In that sense, validation from your peers would seem to be a bonus – but damn was I gunning for this prize!  A couple of days later and I’m still buzzing!  Commiserations to Stephen Babbage, who painted a fine Nurgle team and was beaten to the post by my Pact.  Now I need to find another team to paint so I can defend my crown next July.

I also came 19th (out of 65 coaches), which is my best tourney result ever, a fantastic weekend all round.