I thought it would be neat to show off some of the past winners or finalists of painting competitions. And for a few years there was even an Inquisitor category at the Golden Demons! Almost all of these are 54mm scale, though the odd few may not be at that scale and I’ve accidentally included them.

I’ve focused on the golden demon as there are lots of pics on the internet. And a word of warning…space marines and elder rangers are popular entries…

Minis that won Gold

These 54mm minis either won gold at the golden demon, or otherwise placed 1st in their category at other painting competitions.

The Archivist won Gold at the UK Golden Demon 2000 UK in the Open Category [A description from the creator: Much of the vision for this model came from seeing veteran horror film actor Christopher Lee in his role as a judge in the film Sleepy hollow].
Ad Majorem Imperatori Gloria by Jeremie Bonamant Teboul won gold at France Golden Demon 2004 in the Prestige Category
Lady Jena Orechiel by Christian Boge won gold at Germany Golden Demon 2004 in the Inquisitor Category
Eldar Ranger by Florian Kniep won gold at Germany Golden Demon 2003 in the Inquisitor category
Imperial Rogue by Jakob Nielsen won gold at UK golden demon 2002 in the large scale category [A description from the creator: The model consists of the legs and head of one of the Inquisitor assassin twins, the main upper body is a marine torso and the shoulder pads are from a chaos warrior and a fantasy orc. The backpack is from a Sister of Battle, the banner top from an old 40K ork warlord, and the shotgun and the right hand are from the Uriah Jacobus model and had the blade added]
Inquisitor Scale Cadian Regiment with Chimera by Donald Slater won gold at the Baltimore Golden Demon USA 2005 in the Open category
inquisitor Havoc by Tue Kaae won gold at the UK Golden Demons 2001 large scale model (i think it is inq scale?)
Inquisiteur Czevak by Alexis l’Huillier won gold at France Golden Demon 2002 in the Inquisitor category
Inquisitor Lord by Gilbert Moreno won gold at Chicago Golden Demon USA 2003 in the 40k Large Model Category
Night Lord Raptor by Joseph Orteza won gold at Los Angeles Golden Demon USA 2003 in the Open category
Inquisitor Thorian by Andrea Grimaldi won gold at the Italy Golden Demon 2007 in the Large Scale category
Inquisition by Jeremie Bonamant Teboul won gold at France Golden Demon 2002 in the Diorama category
Inquisitor Witchfinder by Mike Anderson won gold at UK Golden Demon 2003 in the Large Scale Model category and the Specialist Games best of show award
Inquisitors by David Bain won gold at Australia Golden Demon 2002 in the Open category
Grey Knight by Martin Footitt won gold at UK Golden Demon 2007 in the open category. Made using a resin copy of Artemis
Death Company Marine by Martin Waller won gold at UK Golden Demon 2011 large scale miniature (i think this is 54mm?)
Necron Hunters by Andrew Bigwood won gold at the Australia Golden Demon 2001 in the Inquisitor category
Einer Ironclaw by Adrian Bay won gold at UK gold demon 2004 in the large scale model category
Jochen Heidersdorf won gold at Germany Golden Demon 2001 in the Inquisitor category
Thousand sons sorceror by joe orteza won gold at Atlanta golden demon 2004 in the open category
Vostroyan Sniper by Ben Komets won gold at Germany Golden Demon 2006 in Inquisitor or Large Scale Model
Kroot on Jungle Base by Andrew Ralph won gold at US golden demon 2010 in the large scale model category
Khorne marine won Gold at the Golden demon 2005 in the young bloods category
Lady Angelica by Matteo De Franceschi won gold at the Italy Golden Demon 2006 in the large scale category
Khorne Berzerker by Rafael Mattick won Gold at German Golden Demon 2002 in the large scale category
Ragnar (ork) Skulleater by Sascha Buczek won gold at Germany Golden Demon 2005 in the Inquisitor or Large Scale Model category. The ghosted figure is the 54mm bosun to show the scale of this mini. [Description by the creator: I’ve wanted to make an Orc boss in Inquisitor scale for about 3 years now. The first attempt failed badly, so i never thought of trying it again until now. It was a bit easier then i thought and the main-problem was still the head, but after 3 attempts i had one]
Space Marine du Chaos by Rafael Urbansky won gold at Germany Golden Demon 2002 in the Inquisitor category
Eisenhorn by Jamie Downward won gold at Australia Golden Demons in the Open Category
Andrea Grimaldi won Gold at Italy Golden Demon 2008 in the Large Scale Category
Andrea Ottolini won Gold at the Modena Italy Golden Demon 2009 in the Large Scale Category

What a gallery of inquisitor scale minis! If i missed anything or the details are incorrect, please tell me and i will amend the post.