Title: HQ Conversion and Painting Competition!
blackcell8 - October 27, 2006 10:30 PM (GMT)
Ok, here are the rules.
Entries must be a single HQ model.
Entries must be game legal.
You will need to send in 1 WIP photo if you plan on entering the Conversion side of the contest.
All entries must have 1 Painted photo.
All entries must be PMmed to myself by Christmas Eve (24th December).
The voting will be done via a public poll posted on the 26th December, one for the Conversion, one for Paint Scheme and one for Originality.
All Forces of Disorder armies are eligable.
Staff members are allowed to enter (but I won't!)
Fluff/background can be included, but it will not affect your entry, wait for the fluff competition for that!
Khargoth - October 28, 2006 11:10 AM (GMT)
Fluff competition eh? Sounds like something I will definately be entering. I think I'll be entering the model of myself, as he's quite heavily converted. Only problem is he seems to HATE cameras, they are never in a functioning state whenever he's presentable. Right now he's still bare metal from when I stripped his paint off a few months back, ready to recieve my new colour scheme. Considering how lazy I am at painting, re-painting my army has been an extremely drawn-out process, especially when I keep getting distracted with new IW conversions.
I have a suggestion, why not two competitions held at the same time, one for a HQ model, the other an 'open IW' competition, that allows any Iron Warriors themed model as an entry, with judging on painting and converting as the HQ comp. The painting side could be judging on who can create the most asthetically pleasing IW scheme.
blackcell8 - October 28, 2006 02:14 PM (GMT)
Sounds good, but maybe as a future competition, I'd planning to have regular competitions now!
Chilly - October 29, 2006 08:42 AM (GMT)
Well I'll have ago but I only have a budget of £10 for this.
Do you want both WIP and painted Photos at the same time and is more than 1 photo of each allowed?
Khargoth - October 29, 2006 11:30 AM (GMT)
Yeah, I vote that there be 2 WiP photos, as it's hard to show the extent of a conversion with just one picture. I advise other entrants to find a particular angle that emphasises the model's pose, and focus your painting around looking good from that angle. That way you only need one painted photo.
blackcell8 - October 29, 2006 07:42 PM (GMT)
Yes, good point. Send me as many photos as you can, but they don't have to be all at once, whatever I get by the 24th December will be used. But only 1 WIP and 1 Painted one will be shown.
dertranger - October 29, 2006 08:02 PM (GMT)
Is posting pictures on a website suitable? (Or would you rather have a photobucket link?)
blackcell8 - October 29, 2006 09:07 PM (GMT)
A link to a site with it on, but try not to post them on this site. I'll just save them on my pc, also helps when it comes to making the winner's banner :thumb:
dertranger - October 29, 2006 10:40 PM (GMT)
Thats what I meant :D I link to my site because I can put more detail up there. Is an IG Heroic Senior Officer (A mutated Tau Battlesuit) who leads a Traitor force acceptable as an army of dissorder? (Mine will in fact be very orderly as demons tend to give their petty minions pretty short shrift!)
blackcell8 - October 29, 2006 10:50 PM (GMT)
Well, since it has been converted into Disorder... Yeah, why not, but remember it must be game legal!
P.S. Dertranger, check your StargateWars!
dertranger - October 29, 2006 11:01 PM (GMT)
Thanks! Seeing as this traitor army is still in the early stages I'll be able to convert them as I go along!
blackcell8 - November 5, 2006 07:05 PM (GMT)
Remember, the 24th December!
Chilly - November 5, 2006 07:08 PM (GMT)
I've converted and primed mine :D
Just testing some paint schemes on other models and once I find away I like I'll get it painted and put together :D
dertranger - November 5, 2006 07:35 PM (GMT)
Wow! That was quick! I haven't even ordered half the parts for mine...
Chilly - November 5, 2006 07:40 PM (GMT)
As you know I have a lot of models, which means I have a lot of bitz :D
dertranger - November 5, 2006 08:19 PM (GMT)
Well I'm still practicing my techniques on his retinue. Perhaps GS will make up for my lack of bitz... My only problem is that Mum's lost the camera! I hope we get it back before christmas....
blackcell8 - November 5, 2006 08:21 PM (GMT)
I can't wait to see the entries! But get as many as you can to enter, right now it looks like theres only 2 people entering :blink: ...
dertranger - November 5, 2006 09:12 PM (GMT)
Make sure you counted me! I'm already well under way...
(I'm not letting Chilly get too far ahead!)
dertranger - November 7, 2006 03:34 PM (GMT)
Well my Lord is now 'almost' fully built but I can't prime him yet because I haven't taken a WIP photo! It looks like I'm going to have to wait weeks before I can start painting him! I suppose I'll just have to find something else to convert to pass the time...
Chilly - November 7, 2006 06:30 PM (GMT)
I've finished, done to my best abilities, all that is needed tomorrow is a photo of the finished mini :D
dertranger - November 7, 2006 09:35 PM (GMT)
Make sure that you post it soon! Not that I'd nick any ideas of course... Just so that I know if it's even worth entering! :D Mine is very, very, very nearly built but the base still needs a little attention and the weapon's shaft needs some more GS. Then I have to wait until I can get hold of a camera before I start painting... :o :( :angry:
blackcell8 - November 7, 2006 09:39 PM (GMT)
Oh, theres a point, try not to post your entry on this site untill AFTER the voting begins!
And I'm entering!
Chilly - November 7, 2006 09:53 PM (GMT)
|Oh, theres a point, try not to post your entry on this site untill AFTER the voting begins!|
:lol: I wasn't going to
All I'll say is I've gone for a plane and simple idea :D
dertranger - November 7, 2006 10:11 PM (GMT)
Well with three people there's now I chance I won't win something! Nooooooooooo. I'll just have to have one of you two 'dealt with'! ;)
blackcell8 - November 7, 2006 10:17 PM (GMT)
4.... Khargoth's entering I believe.
dertranger - November 7, 2006 10:37 PM (GMT)
Ah well... All I can do now is encourage in some more competition! Didn't Grand Master Pinto say he wanted to try? Maybe my German friend will enter his bike lord...
(And NO I'm not giving up! Everything is going as planned!)
Khargoth - November 8, 2006 02:37 AM (GMT)
Aye, I'm in this competition. I probably won't win the painting side of the comp, but I'm cautiously optimistic about my chances with the conversion comp.
dertranger - November 8, 2006 05:58 PM (GMT)
Can I enter Johannes' model for him? He's my German exchange student but he doesn't have access to the internet. I've still got some pics of it (Alas not WIP!) and I'm pretty sure he's got an account here. Osamabinfladen or something silly like that... That would put it up to five...
Chilly - November 9, 2006 06:36 PM (GMT)
blackcell8 I've PM'd you with my stuff needed :D
blackcell8 - November 10, 2006 09:04 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (dertranger @ Nov 8 2006, 05:58 PM)|
| Can I enter Johannes' model for him? He's my German exchange student but he doesn't have access to the internet. I've still got some pics of it (Alas not WIP!) and I'm pretty sure he's got an account here. Osamabinfladen or something silly like that... That would put it up to five... |
Sure, as long as he does have a profile (I've seen it too), then go for it.
dertranger - November 10, 2006 11:13 PM (GMT)
Thanks! I doubt it'll win anything but he'll like to know he's entered!
EDIT - My computer has stopped letting me cut and paste ( :angry: :wacko: :blink: ) so I can't enter any URLs!
dertranger - November 12, 2006 01:20 PM (GMT)
Just at thought. Are we allowed to enhance our pictures on the computer? (ie adding backgrounds, lighting)
blackcell8 - November 12, 2006 05:27 PM (GMT)
Try not to, the competition's on painting and cnversion, and if the alterations to the image effect the model, then no.
dertranger - November 12, 2006 05:57 PM (GMT)
Ok, just wondering.
I've just downloaded a trial version of abode photoshop and wanted to try it out. Perhaps I'll add a background...
(something like this?)
blackcell8 - November 12, 2006 06:48 PM (GMT)
Yeah, I suppose thats ok, but try to aim for neutral colours, so it doesn't play tricks on your eyes (happens to me)
dertranger - November 12, 2006 07:58 PM (GMT)
Yes I agree about the neutral colours bit... If anything red/yellow just makes it look worse...
How about this?
blackcell8 - November 12, 2006 08:34 PM (GMT)
dertranger - November 12, 2006 09:16 PM (GMT)
Now all I have to do is figure out how to do picture backdrops... :D
blackcell8 - November 24, 2006 11:52 AM (GMT)
Guys, one month untill entries must be in! Otherwise you will NOT be entered!
dertranger - November 24, 2006 10:52 PM (GMT)
Well I'm spraying him tomorrow (Really this time!) so painitng should start this weekend. He's even had his first battle and performed admirably:
His kill count so far
- 3 Destroyers
- 7 Necron Warriors
- 5 Immortals (All that was left...)
- Part of a final charge with 4 termies and the lord... (pretty predictable outcome!)
Ellis was not pleased :D