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WINNERS: 2017 SUMMER RAFFLES

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS in Sunday’s Raffle Drawings at NOVA Open!  These raffles raised over $20,000 for charities – thanks to the Compassionate Force we represent: the generous worldwide tabletop wargamer!

 

Models

WH 40K Cypher, by Thor Intararangson, was won by, Brandon Kunc of Crofton, MD

WH 40K Magnus the Red, by Duncan Rhodes, was won by, Brian Jones of Washington, D.C.

WH 40K Terminator Chaplin, by Drew Palies, was won by, Laurent Lheritier of Newton Highlands, MA 

WH 40K Sicarian Infiltrators, by Josh Dunkerly, was won by, Rob Scallan of Chorlton, U.K.

WH 40K Sicarian Tank, by John McAvoy, was won by, Edward Ramsey of Panama City, FL

WH 40K Stormsurge, by Caleb Dillon, was won by, Erik Petersen of Steamboat Springs, CO

Atlantis Miiatures Troll, by Alan O’Bryan, was won by, Terry Marrs of Jenks, OK

Blood Bowl Ogre, by Roman Lappat, was won by, Lawrence Cultlip-Mason of Arlington, VA

Games Day 2007 Ork Boss & Goblin, by Alan O’Bryan, was won by, Joseph Holstein of Charlotte, NC

Guild Ball Harry the Hat, by Alan O’Bryan, was won by, Danny Stoll of Herren, Netherlands

LotR Gandalf, by Alan O’Bryan, was won by, Gianluca Cornago of Bergamo, Italy

Pegaso – Jacques de Molay, by Roman Lappat, was won by, Lain Richardson of British Columbia, Cananda

Reaper Floating Mage, by Patrick Chambers, was won by, Bryan Bledsoe of Kansas City, KS

WM/H Commander Nemo, by Angel Giraldez, was won by, Jimmy Rheault of Montreal, Canada

 

Armies

Blood Bowl Game Set & Pitch, by Stiff Neck Studios, was won by, Bryan Bledsoe of Kansas City, KS

FFG X-Wings Organa’s Angels, by Madeline Cockrell, was won by, Christopher Tapara of NSW, Australia

FoW Monty’s Desert Rats, by Steve McCuen, was won by, Christopher Alfaro of Indian Trail, NC

FoW Rommel’s Afrika Korps, by Steve McCuen, was won by, Christopher Seebeck of McLean, VA

Guild Ball Farmer’s Guild, by Steamforged Games, was won by, Benjamin Pohl of Muscatire, IA

WH 30K Sons of Horus, by the Artist’s Consortium, was won by, Stephen Pugh of Liverpool, UK

WH 30K Mechanicum Hammer, by the Artist’s Consoortium, was won by, Ryan Hilton of Austin, TX

WH 40K Necrons, by the Artist’s Consortium, was won by, Colin Sherman of Edmonds WA

WM Cygnar Strykers, by the Artist’s Consortium, was won by, Adan Tejada of Moraga, CA

 

Winners represented six different nations: Canada, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, & the United States.

 

From within the U.S. there were thirteen states represented: California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Washington, & the District of Columbia.

 

NOCF thanks everyone for being a part of our most successful year ever!
Stay tuned for more raffles…

Raffles are closed

The Summer NOCF Charitable Raffles are closed.  Winners will be announced tonight at the NOVA Open Award ceremony. Remember, you do not have to be present to win and we will be posting the winners online later in the week.

 

NOCF thanks everyone for their generous donations!

We hope to be back in the fall to host another charity raffle, so don’t go to far.

 

Today’s Featured Model: Games Day 2007 Ork Boss & Goblin

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Army:

Return to 2007 when the first iPhone was released; when the Doomsday Clock was set to 5 minutes before Midnight; when hashtag was first inverted and used in a tweet; and when Canada’s finest, Justin Bieber, started posting videos to YouTube. Wind back the clock to those glorious years and relive the last of the Games Day models:

 

Games Day 2007, Ork Boss & Goblin

(Painted by Alan O’Bryan, AKA: Gorilla Painter)

 

 

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So put some manflesh back on the menu.

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Purchase tickets to this raffle here.

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This raffle is in support of Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

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Orks, making sure every flow chart leads to “Waaagh” since 19…er…19 sum’tin or utter…

 

Today’s Featured Army: WH 40K Necrons, The Golden Dynasty

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Army:

WH 40K Necrons, The Golden Dynasty
Nemesor Zahndrekh
Vargard Obyron
Assorted Necron Lords
5 Deathmarks
Assorted Lychguard and Triarch Praetorians
4 units of 10 Necron Wariors
2 units of 5 Necron Immortals
1 Ghost Ark
12 Canoptek Wraiths
1 Canoptek Tomb Stalker
6 Canoptek Acanthrites
1 Necron Pylon
1 Necron Monolith
1 Triarch Stalker
3 Annihilation Barges
3 Canoptex Spyders and 7 Scarab swarms
4 Night Scythes
Customized KR Multicases & custom acrylic templates from TNT LASER WORKS.

A chance at all this for $2 a ticket?!?!

 

<Insert “Shut up & Take My Money” meme here.>

 

Warhammer 40,000 – Necrons – The Golden Dynasty

(Painted on commission by Frontline Games)

 

 

 

Purchase tickets to this raffle here.

This raffle is in support of Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

We heard G. Grievous is a huge fan!

 

Today’s Featured Model: Adeptus Mechanicus Sicarian Infiltrators

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

Do you speak Binary? Dream of electric sheep? Did you root for Skynet? Do you bleed oil? Have you deleted sys32 for taking up room on ‘the glorious machine’? Perhaps you’d find more in common with this crew than your ‘co-workers’, ‘friends’ and ‘neighbors’. Stare into the light, the light of the monitor and take in the magnificence that is the:

 

Sicarian Infiltrators

(Painted by Josh Dunkerly of Dark Matter Designs)

 

Announce your arrival in the name of the Omnissiah with your new friends! Take vengeance on all those who hit computers and machines in order to ‘make it work’. Bring reckoning on those who use their mobile devices to stream any music that isn’t techno, use it for taking selfies and streaming videos about pink unicorns! The sacrilege! Join forces with the Sicarian Infiltrators and free machine spirits everywhere held captive by meaty fleshbags that don’t praise the Omnissiah.

Purchase tickets to this raffle here.

This raffle is in support of Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

So, be sure to:

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…your servo skull will thank you.

Today’s Featured Model: Organa’s Angels

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

Do you sleep in an X-Wing shaped water bed? Where you born on May the 4th? Have you ever ‘wished upon the deathstar’? Do you own any records by ‘Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes’? Is your side business running a moisture farm? Need to get your Star Wars groove on?

Well look no further citizens of a galaxy far, far away, and feast your eyes upon these beauties!

 

Fantasy Flight Games X-Wing, Organa’s Angels

(Painted by Madeline Cockrell)

 

Named after the princes of hair buns herself.

 

 

Bring this band of Rebel ships into battle and send the Imperial scum into oblivion!

This year, proceeds will benefit Fisher House

Purchase tickets for this raffle here.

If you don’t support this raffle, and you start to show symptoms of ‘hibernation sickness’, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Today’s Featured Model: Pegaso, Jacques de Molay, Grandmaster

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

Jacques De Molay was the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and on Friday, 13 October 1307, Molay and sixty of his Templar brother knights were arrested by order of the French King, Philip IV; they were all charged with heresy, (I’m looking in your direction Sons of Horus). One such charge against Molay and his men were that the cord worn by the neophyte Templar’s day and night was consecrated by wrapping it around an idol in the form of a human head with a great beard, and that this idol was adored with…Wait! What?
An idol in the form of a human head?
Am I the only one seeing the connection here? Was there some truth to this charge?

How do you explain this then:

Jacques de Molay
(Painted by Roman Lappat of Massive Voodoo)

 

I’m sorry, did you say…Voodoo?

Seriously! Do I need to draw you all a picture?

 

A cord wrapped in a human head with a great beard? A bust of Grandmaster de Molay? The same man who placed a curse on King Philip IV, his family, and Pope Clement the V? Did you know that all of these people died within years of de Molay’s pronounced curse, (Some in less than a year of its proclamation)? And yet this bust…or shall we say head…is painted by a man from “Massive….Voodoo“? Each of these people had a V in their name.  Voodoo starts with a…wait for it…wait a bit more…just a bit now…V.

Need we say more?

 

This raffle is in support of:

Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

Check out more of what Massive…Voodoo did with this model here…if you dare. Buy your tickets for this raffle or feel the wrath of Massive…Voodoo.

 

Today’s Featured Model: Reaper Miniatures, Floating Mage

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

What’s the difference between a mage and a witch?

Our mage floats! But, what else floats?

Bread, apples, very small rocks, yes, even cider! Other things that float: great gravy, cherries, mud, churches, lead and…a duck!  <Dun Dun Duuun!>

So logically, if this:

Reaper Miniatures, Floating Mage

[Painted by Patrick Chambers]

…weighs the same as a duck…it’s made of wood, and therefore…

A witch!

There’s only one way to find out if our Reaper Floating Mage is actually a mage and not a witch, and that’s to purchase tickets for it, win, then, after receiving it, weigh it to see if it weighs the same as a duck*.  See more pictures and purchase tickets here.

This raffle is in support of:

Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

Purchase tickets or we will send some ‘knights’ to come and indict you for witchcraft.  You’ve been warned.

*Duck not included.

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