Presenting the second ‘Build Something’ Contest.
The subject for this first contest will be: CD
This time entries should not have their inspiration from a theme but rather you should come up with innovative ways of using your Best of Michael Bolton collection for wargaming.
There are only two restrictions to the competition this time:
1) the base must be a standard format 120mm diameter CD. It may not be larger but you may break it up or nibble it at the edges if you like.
2) the cd base should represent what is traditionally considered a piece of scenery for a wargaming board. It should not be a piece which you would move about on the board.
With his theme I think we'll keep the contest sufficiently open for all periods. I have deliberately steered away from mastodon builds. We all enjoy the sight of ambitious table top constructs, creaking under their own weight. I am however sure we all at some point have felt how our universe's meanness with time and space have occasionally prevents us from such projects. My hope this time is to make the most of a limited base thus coming up with something storage and transport friendly.
The following is the same as from last year:
Members can post WIP photos if they like. The advantage of WIPs means they can be used for future reference and would allow people to see how the item was constructed. Each entrant should start a WIP thread for their own submission (WIPS only please, no completed items until after the contest has ended). Posting such a thread is however NOT compulsory.
The idea is for scratch-building to form the major part of an entry. If kits, pre-made resin/metal/plastic/etc parts are used they should ideally form only a minor contribution.
I do not wish to make the contest too restrictive for those taking part (or myself running it), so would suggest a modicum of common sense prevails. Voters will (hopefully) decide whether the amount of scratch-building is sufficient. The posting of a WIP thread for an entry is likely to aid voters choice.
All construction & painting should take place during the contest, no previously built/started items please. The idea of the contest is to give you an incentive to build something you have just not got around to doing previously.
For final entries you can submit up to 3 photos:
-A single photo of the finished item (Minimum entry requirement)
-Another that can be a single or composite photo (of multiple smaller photos) of the finished item.
-One photo of the unpainted entry.
The photos may include a few miniatures/vehicle to indicate size/use/practicality of the item only.
The maximum size of each photo is limited to 800x800 pixels.
The closing date for entries is 2359 hrs GMT on 29 October. They should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial voting commences 1 November and closes 7 November:
I will randomly group entries into several polls. The winner of each initial poll will go through to a final vote.
'Grand Final' voting commences 8 November with the final result on 14 November.
(NB. If I receive only a small number of entries, just a single round of voting will take place).
Let the building commence. Good luck!
[If you have any questions please post in this thread or PM me]