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Postby architect » Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:01 pm

Outlaw Hideout: The rules say that the structure must "fit on a 16x32 base or smaller" My question is, if the hideout fits on a base that size, can it be presented on a bigger base? I ask this because I have an idea for this category, but the idea would have to be on a blue baseplate and I only have a 32x32.(Irrelevent side note: Do any sets besides the Wolfpack tower have a blue 16x32 baseplate?)


It should fit on a 16x32 base or smaller. If you do not have a 16x32 blue baseplate, I suggest building water with bricks or plates around your outpost. Or, build your whole creation on plates (no larger than 16x32) and then add a blue color around it on photoshop or paint to simulate water.

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Postby Azaghal » Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:03 pm

Thanks for the help. I will definitely be entering, and will use your suggestions. :D
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Postby JoshWedin » Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:12 am

Hey Admins,

I finished my beast and am about to take pictures of it and that prompted this question. Is the beast supposed to be attacking something in the pictures or is the picture supposed to just be the beast?

I looked through this thread for an answer to my question and I didn't see it but if I missed it I apologize.

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Postby Glencaer » Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:42 pm

JoshWedin wrote:I finished my beast and am about to take pictures of it and that prompted this question. Is the beast supposed to be attacking something in the pictures or is the picture supposed to just be the beast?

I looked through this thread for an answer to my question and I didn't see it but if I missed it I apologize.


No need to have it be in a attacking position unless you'd like it to be. We don't require any particular poses, or even if the Beast is a mean beast (attacking) or a happy beast (making tea).

Totally up to you one way or the other - or which poses you have. But be sure to have good pictures of the beast itself, as it will be what we're grading, and not the quality of the scene.

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Postby JoshWedin » Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:56 am

Right on. Thanks, Lenny, I appreciate it.

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Postby Lt. A.J.V. » Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:44 pm

Is it ok to have four pictures including the Thumbnail URL image?
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Postby architect » Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:53 pm

Is it ok to have four pictures including the Thumbnail URL image?


Yes, as long as the thumbnail is a thumbnail of one of the larger 3 images, not a unique fourth image.

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Postby Lt. A.J.V. » Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:56 pm

architect wrote:
Is it ok to have four pictures including the Thumbnail URL image?


Yes, as long as the thumbnail is a thumbnail of one of the larger 3 images, not a unique fourth image.

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Thanks Ben. :D
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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:09 pm

In the Medival Life catagory, are there any size restrictions?

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Postby architect » Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:16 pm

In the Medival Life catagory, are there any size restrictions?


There are. For all categories, except miscellaneous and categories where specific sizes are noted, creations should be small to medium sized. This contest is about details, creativity, and playability. It is not about huge creations for medieval life ;) Last year's winner for this category was a small peasant's hut on a 32x32 baseplate which had a garden and a small bridge. But an entry like a small well could just as easily win.

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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:36 pm

Ok, I have just another question that I just remembered, can you have a custom sticker in a MOC, say for example, a chain mail with a Black Knight symbol on it in a viggnette?


Also, can a viggnette hang over the 8x8 area?

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Postby Glencaer » Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:00 pm

Robin Hood wrote:Ok, I have just another question that I just remembered, can you have a custom sticker in a MOC, say for example, a chain mail with a Black Knight symbol on it in a viggnette?


Yes - but as always, keep in mind that it is MOC quality, not customization quality, that we are looking at.

Also, can a viggnette hang over the 8x8 area?


A little bit. Just a little bit.

(I'll use my own work as examples)

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=935280 Notice how the tree overhangs the 6x6 base? This is okay.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=941655 Notice how the bed extends two studs off of the base? This is not okay - it is a clear example of extending the details beyond the 6x6 base.

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Postby RuthleSs__PaLadin » Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:35 am

I have a question for the vignette contest: Can we use a fairy tale scene on our entree, or will we loose points for that? I have a creative vignette based on a fairy tale scene, just have some doubts...Please let me know.

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Postby Glencaer » Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:32 am

RuthleSs__PaLadin wrote:I have a question for the vignette contest: Can we use a fairy tale scene on our entree, or will we loose points for that? I have a creative vignette based on a fairy tale scene, just have some doubts...Please let me know.

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You can use whatever inspiration or narrative you like.

The *only* thing we care about is the creativity and quality in what you do.

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Postby RuthleSs__PaLadin » Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:16 am

You can use whatever inspiration or narrative you like.

The *only* thing we care about is the creativity and quality in what you do.

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Ok thanks, sounds good.

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