SlyOwl wrote: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...?
5 studs is too much and defeats the purpose of staying small. Lets go with no more than two studs of overlap.
SlyOwl wrote: JoshWedin wrote:
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?
I used the word "probably". I judge each creation on its own merits. But if someone enters half a dozen times and using the same landscaping over and over....its going to get really old. But winning this contest hangs on the fig posing. Tons of people can build landscaping....very few people can pose figs correctly.
SlyOwl wrote:Oh, and another question - can we edit out trans supports?
No. I like seeing how something is supported. Otherwise it looks like the hovering piece or pieces were added later, via Photoshop.
billsmugs wrote:Quick question: Is a backstory required?
To be honest, this question confuses me. Long Answer: I don't mention backstories anywhere in the rules. I don't care about backstories and I seldom read them anymore. If I can't figure out the general idea from a scene...its probably not a very good scene. Short answer: No.
billsmugs wrote:Also, you say no photoshopping, but we can touch up the pictures. Does editing out an unwanted decal on a minifig/brick count as touching up or as photoshopping?
I say in the rules that touch up is allowed. What I don't want is added elements, figs, or photoshopped landscaping.