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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby ThatGuyWithTheBricks » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:22 pm

Cool contest, I joined just for it! :)

A little question, I have something that I made that wasn't originally intended for this contest, but now I think it could be a great entry! Is that allowed? I've never posted any pics of it (and it's even almost finished! :twisted: )

Can you be more specific on the size guidelines? I've heard 32x32 and 32x48, ect. I'm a little confused.

When you say only 3 pictures, do you mean that you can ONLY take 3 pics of that MOC, or only 3 pics are allowed when submitting that entry?

A premature thanks for your inevitable answers, I'll really enjoy being a member here! :D
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby Rogue Shadow » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:33 pm

I'm not sure about the first question but...
ThatGuyWithTheBricks wrote:Can you be more specific on the size guidelines? I've heard 32x32 and 32x48, ect. I'm a little confused.

As far as I can tell, minimum size is 32x32 (for castles), and maximum size is either 2, 32x32 plates, or one 48x48 plate. (The 32x64 gives you 2048 studs to work with, while the 48x48 gives you 2304 :) )
ThatGuyWithTheBricks wrote:When you say only 3 pictures, do you mean that you can ONLY take 3 pics of that MOC, or only 3 pics are allowed when submitting that entry?
It doesn't matter how many YOU take, but to save room on the forums, only 3 pictures of your creations are allowed when submitting an entry.

I hop that helps!
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:24 pm

ThatGuyWithTheBricks wrote:Cool contest, I joined just for it! :)

A little question, I have something that I made that wasn't originally intended for this contest, but now I think it could be a great entry! Is that allowed? I've never posted any pics of it (and it's even almost finished! :twisted: )

Can you be more specific on the size guidelines? I've heard 32x32 and 32x48, ect. I'm a little confused.

When you say only 3 pictures, do you mean that you can ONLY take 3 pics of that MOC, or only 3 pics are allowed when submitting that entry?

A premature thanks for your inevitable answers, I'll really enjoy being a member here! :D


Welcome to CC. Glad you could join.

If you read the Rules and the Categories, all of your questions will be answered.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby Griffon » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:35 pm

I was waiting patiently for the CCC and finaly there it is! :D my head already exploding with ideas but first i will have to sort my collection :) but than again i have 2 months to build :D
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby Elbadar » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:32 am

Ohboyohboyohboyohboy yay :D .

Can't wait to try my hand at a few of these, especially castle evolution (I'm feeling somewhat inspired by the recent release of fable three).
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby Forestman Jon » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:49 am

If the entry in "Pastoral Life" has a building, can that building be a cutaway?

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby Elbadar » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:35 pm

I just thought of a couple of things I could use some clarification on.

(1) what is the limit on SNOT bases, as I didn't see anything about them, and SNOT water is something I frequently use.

(2) does the mythical battle actually have to include mythical creatures, or can it just be something magical or epic (wizards, miracles, really evil lookin guys Ect.).

(3) In the evolution, does it have to paralell reality (Romans, medieval, imperial, victorian, and modern), or can we dosomething crazy like first scene flintstones, second scene castle, third scene nuclear apocalypse. I like aocalypses :twisted:

(4) Is realistic (in the realistic castle category) meant to imply a castle with a realistic layout, or just a catle devoid of mythology? For instance, I have a giant tower on a sheer rock in the middle of a river. It's about the least realistic castle design I've ever come up with, but there is nothing about it that would be impossible for people to make in medieval times, so is it in or out?

Thanks in advance for any answers :D
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby architect » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:59 am

Forestman Jon wrote:If the entry in "Pastoral Life" has a building, can that building be a cutaway?

FJ


This category should focus more on animals and people in a large natural landscape than a building (ie: stable/barn). A cutaway would be less appropriate for this category.

Elbadar wrote:(1) what is the limit on SNOT bases, as I didn't see anything about them, and SNOT water is something I frequently use.


Yes, you can use snot water. However, other water techniques will catch the eyes of the judges as standard snot water is commonplace.

(2) does the mythical battle actually have to include mythical creatures, or can it just be something magical or epic (wizards, miracles, really evil lookin guys Ect.).


This fantasy castle category can include wizards, castle zombies, etc. You are not limited to dragons, elves, dwarfs, etc.

(3) In the evolution, does it have to paralell reality (Romans, medieval, imperial, victorian, and modern), or can we dosomething crazy like first scene flintstones, second scene castle, third scene nuclear apocalypse. I like aocalypses


An earlier time period should be realistic (stone age, bronze age, neolithic man, etc). Use your imagination for future times. An apocalyptic site could be appropriate. We recommend adding natural landmarks and/or structures that are found throughout the ages of your mocs.

(4) Is realistic (in the realistic castle category) meant to imply a castle with a realistic layout, or just a catle devoid of mythology? For instance, I have a giant tower on a sheer rock in the middle of a river. It's about the least realistic castle design I've ever come up with, but there is nothing about it that would be impossible for people to make in medieval times, so is it in or out?


First, we are not looking only for a tower, but a complete walled castle. It may be better to enter your castle in the miscellaneous category. Please pm an admin with a photograph of the moc. Thanks.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby Forestman Jon » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:36 am

architect wrote:
Forestman Jon wrote:If the entry in "Pastoral Life" has a building, can that building be a cutaway?

FJ


This category should focus more on animals and people in a large natural landscape than a building (ie: stable/barn). A cutaway would be less appropriate for this category.


so should a full-on farm be in misc.?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby shmails » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:34 am

First, yippie!!! I love this contest and look forward to it every year. :D


Forestman Jon wrote:
architect wrote:
Forestman Jon wrote:If the entry in "Pastoral Life" has a building, can that building be a cutaway?

FJ


This category should focus more on animals and people in a large natural landscape than a building (ie: stable/barn). A cutaway would be less appropriate for this category.


so should a full-on farm be in misc.?


Can there be part of a building in the background? Not the focus, but part of the scenery?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby Elbadar » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:26 am

Thanks Ben,

the castle I mentioned earlier was more of an example of something that I'm not sure about fitting with the description(although the actual model has retaining walls, but they are pretty overshadowed by the main tower). I probably will enter the afore mentioned castle in the misc just to be safe once I finish the landscaping it.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby architect » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:12 am

Forestman Jon wrote:so should a full-on farm be in misc.?


It could be in miscellaneous or possible medieval maintenance if peasants are cleaning or repairing the buildings.

Can there be part of a building in the background? Not the focus, but part of the scenery?


Yes. Buildings are allowed but the landscape, animals, and peasants should be the primary focus of the category.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby Forestboy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:20 am

Oooh! It's finally here! Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to compete this year. I've been thinking of ideas for it for the past year, but I'll just save 'um for next year probably. Who knows, maybe I'll squeeze one in. :wink: There are some pretty sweet categories and prizes.

Best of luck to everyone, I know I'm looking forward to the awesome entries. :D

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby icare » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:49 pm

Hey!

Like every years, yet great categories for the CCC8.
a question:
A medieval steampunk like the darkspawn "Troll-Crusher" is it permissable for Mythical Battle or Miscellaneous categories?
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=304911

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 8

Postby architect » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:54 pm

icare wrote:Hey!

Like every years, yet great categories for the CCC8.
a question:
A medieval steampunk like the darkspawn "Troll-Crusher" is it permissable for Mythical Battle or Miscellaneous categories?
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=304911

Thanks

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It is definitely permissible for the miscellaneous category. Mythical battle may be better if it had mythical creatures and not machines.

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