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Re: Battles Contest 2009 has begun!

Postby nwinch » Wed May 06, 2009 3:07 pm

Hi,
Nice contest, one question is there a figure limit, so could i do a 2 person battle, or one guy and a load of people?

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Re: Battles Contest 2009 has begun!

Postby JoshWedin » Wed May 06, 2009 5:37 pm

Garbageman13 wrote:I have a question regarding WIPs, and their legality in this contest. Is it alright if I post a WIP shot on my flickr? Thanks!

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You can post all the WIP pics you want. However, the gallery or set of pics that you submit for the contest can't have any WIP. The reason is that I don't want to have to try and figure out what is a finished pic and what isn't. Make sense?

nwinch wrote:Hi,
Nice contest, one question is there a figure limit, so could i do a 2 person battle, or one guy and a load of people?


No limit, either way. You can have one fig or 10,000 figs. You can have one fig fighting 10,000 figs. Whatever you want.

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Re: Battles Contest 2009 has begun!

Postby Memsochet » Wed May 06, 2009 8:43 pm

Before I go an do something I might regret later, I want to clarify what is acceptable custom pieces. What I need is a red forestman's cap. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that Lego ever made one that color. So would painting them be acceptable?
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Re: Battles Contest 2009 has begun!

Postby JoshWedin » Wed May 06, 2009 9:25 pm

Memsochet wrote:Before I go an do something I might regret later, I want to clarify what is acceptable custom pieces. What I need is a red forestman's cap. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that Lego ever made one that color. So would painting them be acceptable?


That's fine.

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Re: Battles Contest 2009 has begun!

Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Fri May 08, 2009 4:56 pm

Thanks for running this again, Josh. I have fond memories of building for this contest last year. As soon as finals are over the battle shall begin. :sly:

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Re: Battles Contest 2009 Update: NEW CATEGORY!

Postby Karrde » Fri May 08, 2009 9:32 pm

JoshWedin wrote:Breaking News!

There will be a new category this year. There will be a special prize for the best vignette-sized (or smaller) battle scene. That means that all the battles with a footprint of 8x8 or smaller will be eligible for this special prize. The prize has been contributed by a very generous donor. Once I have the prize in hand (in a day or two), I will take pics and unveil it. Until then, you'll have to live with this teaser. ;)



Ooh, colour me intrigued. And grateful as we can't all afford to have huge armies :wink:
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Re: Battles Contest 2009 has begun!

Postby Garbageman13 » Fri May 08, 2009 9:59 pm

JoshWedin wrote:
Garbageman13 wrote:I have a question regarding WIPs, and their legality in this contest. Is it alright if I post a WIP shot on my flickr? Thanks!

God Bless.

-Garbageman13


You can post all the WIP pics you want. However, the gallery or set of pics that you submit for the contest can't have any WIP. The reason is that I don't want to have to try and figure out what is a finished pic and what isn't. Make sense?


Yes, it does! I'll make sure only to enter the finished pics. I also have another question. will vigs be judged differently then bigger dioramas? I'm slightly curious.
If I'm not able to enter a bigger diorama, I may give the vig a try.

Thank you for your time, and God bless.

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Re: Battles Contest 2009 Update: NEW CATEGORY!

Postby ThatPrimeGuy » Fri May 08, 2009 10:37 pm

Does it have to be on a baseplate of some sort? Because I just got back into lego and before then I was into Technic, thus I never really collected any baseplates. I do however have a large castle scene I wish to enter, but its "floor" is the top of my computer desk.

Here it is, I am posting this in the entries thread but if it is not eligible I will delete it.

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Re: Battles Contest 2009 Update: NEW CATEGORY!

Postby RichardAM » Fri May 08, 2009 10:57 pm

Probably legal because we're allowed to enter multiple entries, but we're allowed to do both categories as well, right?
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Re: Battles Contest 2009 Update: NEW CATEGORY!

Postby Foamrider » Fri May 08, 2009 11:46 pm

I just want to say that the Vig Category is FANTASTIC. This greatly increases my options...
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Re: Battles Contest 2009 Update: NEW CATEGORY!

Postby JoshWedin » Sat May 09, 2009 1:06 am

Garbageman13 wrote:I also have another question. will vigs be judged differently then bigger dioramas? I'm slightly curious.


They will be judged exactly the same as the regular entries. Believable landscaping and fig posing.

ThatPrimeGuy wrote:Does it have to be on a baseplate of some sort? [snip] I do however have a large castle scene I wish to enter, but its "floor" is the top of my computer desk.


Perfectly acceptable, but the lack of landscape will probably hurt its chances. Just so you are aware.

RichardAM wrote:Probably legal because we're allowed to enter multiple entries, but we're allowed to do both categories as well, right?


Well, only you are allowed to enter both categories, because I like you so much. Everyone else is out of luck! ;)

Just kidding. Yes, everyone is allowed to enter both categories...as many times as they feel the need to.

Foamrider wrote:I just want to say that the Vig Category is FANTASTIC. This greatly increases my options...


Thanks, Foamie!

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Re: Battles Contest 2009 Update: NEW CATEGORY!

Postby outcast » Sat May 09, 2009 1:14 am

Foamrider wrote:I just want to say that the Vig Category is FANTASTIC. This greatly increases my options...


It greatly increased mine until you decided to enter.

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Re: Battles Contest 2009 Update: NEW CATEGORY!

Postby ThatPrimeGuy » Sat May 09, 2009 4:42 am

Like I said i have a baseplated entry in the works, infact I just disassembled said castle to build it. So hopefully I'll have a decent chance with the 2nd one. Doubt I'll win anyway but oh well :P
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Re: Battles Contest 2009 Update: NEW CATEGORY!

Postby Jalkow » Sat May 09, 2009 6:37 pm

If I can find the time, I'm in! Me like the prizes. :)
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Re: Battles Contest 2009 has begun!

Postby SlyOwl » Sun May 10, 2009 6:06 pm

Ah, yes :D I just get this big grin on my face whenever I see a Contest topic!

To clarify about the Vig Category, is there an maximum overlap rule? I'm not talking about putting a 48x48 baseplate on an 8x8 base, but about 5 studs out each way of tree/war machine, without expanding the base...?
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Lord Tyler II wrote:I'd also like to ask if we are allowed to use the same or similar sceanery (That's already on a baseplate) for two entries and just swap out the figs and some trees or rocks.

You can. I won't disallow it. However, if its painfully obvious that they are the same scenery....it probably won't get rated as high by the judge.

Would this dent the chances of both entries, or just the later one?

Oh, and another question - can we edit out trans supports?
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