Well, as I announced, the North American Armies On Parade in-store event was yesterday, and attended White Marsh, my closest GW store (and the store I've competed at the last two years).
Above you can see my army on its display board, haloed by the searing sunlight just beyond the store doors. It's a tall display, which certainly drew quite a bit of attention ; ) With the height on the store tables it also elevated the bridge deck (and therefore the army) to roughly eye level for 95% of the attendees.
As with the previous events, I had only one competitor. This time it was Roz Mario (left) and his Orks. Here I am with Roz, our "medals" tucked inside GW lanyards ; )
Roz brought along a ramshackle horde of predominantly Ork vehicles (there were a couple of Big Meks and Grotz). He had certainly put a ton of work into some pretty cool conversions. His Stompa had no less than three Deffkoptas circling it, and one poor Grot had been given spotter duty at the top of the most rickety crow's nest you've ever seen.
Roz's Bomma included an homage to Star Wars, with on Orky R2 unit poking out behind the pilot.
Dredds, Kans, and buggies were the order of the day, however, and they all looked very Orky. I swear that had the buggies driven too fast, their (former) Land Speeder canopies would have been torn off!
During our pack up time, Roz asked if he could snap a shot of his Stompa marching across the bridge. I was only too happy to oblige, noting that it could have passed under the arch (as long as it didn't mind losing the lookout Grot! I also couldn't help snapping a photo of Roz snapping his shot.
So, there it was. a fun day to end a busy (and at times stressful) run at the 1st prize. Thankfully I made it on to the next stage - Games Day in Memphis in four weeks time. Now I just have to work out the best way to ship the display ; )