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President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA




The Dakka Painting Challenge is back! This is your chance to go up against your fellow Dakkanauts for the ultimate bragging rights!


Dakka Painting Challenge Presents: Two Tickets to Paradiso!



This Dakka Painting Challenge highlights Infinity and the most recent rulebook expansion, Campaign: Paradiso. Infinity is a 28mm skirmish game concerning small, futuristic military clashes. The combination of anime and sleek science fiction aesthetics in these highly detailed, dynamic miniatures is astounding and makes them the perfect subjects for a painting challenge!

Paradiso is a planet in the Infinity universe within the area called the Human Sphere. It is the main conflict zone between the human race and the alien threat known as the combined army and to add to that violence the terrain itself is extreme hostile! Here is an excerpt from Campaign: Paradiso to set the scene:


Paradiso is a planet where the most habitable zone has a predominantly tropical climate. Paradiso is characterized by an exceptionally fertile biosphere, including thousands of plant species, each one of them with an exceptionally fast germination growth and capacity. The planet seems to be covered by a perennial green mantle in which human cities and centers of population attempt to resist the push of the woods. Paradiso's vegetation is voracious; it invades any niche it finds, which demands a constant deforestation effort by all settlements. And when this is not made, such as in urban zones abandoned due to the alien offensive, the planet quickly reclaims the lost territory, overgrowing human-made infrastructure. Whether in open territory or urban terrain, the jungle is always present on Paradiso.


Whether you're seeing these miniatures for the first time, have a plethora of them already or you've been dying to get your hands on them; this challenge is perfect for you!


Here are a few official images from the Infinity website to wet your appetite(click for larger versions):








The Prizes:

What? Bragging rights isn't selling it for you? Well maybe our three wonderful sponsors can bait that hook for you!


Corvus Belli, the creators of Infinity, are providing the core prizes for the challenge. They've graciously offered five digital vouchers which can be redeemed from their store for Infinity products.


zariart has kindly pledged five discount codes which can be used to purchase custom airbrush services from him (although you will have to pay for any shipping and handling yourself). Check out his website to see what amazing work he does!


Shae-Konnit has generously sponsored the Judge's Choice Prize! The winner can redeem their code to purchase Infinity products including items from his Split Box Leftovers program. Free postage and packaging included!


That means all of this is up for grabs!

• 1st place prize is €100 euros from Corvus Belli and $20 dollars from zariart.
• 2nd place prize is €50 euros from Corvus Belli and $20 dollars from zariart.
• 3rd place prize is €30 euros from Corvus Belli and $20 dollars from zariart.
• 4th place prize is €30 euros from Corvus Belli and $10 dollars from zariart.
• 5th place prize is €30 euros from Corvus Belli and $10 dollars from zariart.
• The Judges Choice Award is £20 pounds from Shae-Konnit.


A massive thanks goes out to Corvus Belli, Shae-Konnit and zariart for their amazing support towards the Dakka community and if you haven't checked out their websites and services before then check out the links above!


The Rules:

You're in? Good! Here are the rules:

1. Abide by the spirit and guidelines of the challenge and the forum.
2. Choose your subject based on the theme as follows:
• You must use at least one Infinity miniature from Corvus Belli, although you may use a maximum of two.
• Conversions are acceptable as long as the miniatures are primarily made of Corvus Belli components.
• Entries must be fully painted to a minimum of a three colour standard.
• Bases must be complete to a minimum painted and flocked standard but feel free to be elaborate with design and size.
• Entries must focus on the miniatures but in the theme of 'Campaign: Paradiso' you must include the treacherous terrain too! This is a chance to let your imagination run wild, anything from a soldier wearing camouflage to an elaborate diorama base is allowed.
• Remember that size isn't everything! It's how you use it that counts!
3. Take a WIP photograph of your entry before painting.
4. Convert, create and most importantly paint your entry!
5. Take a second photograph, or selection of photographs, of your completed entry.
6. Send both photos to dakkapaintingchallenge@dakkadakka.com.
• If you have taken more than one picture of the completed entry you may use them to create a collage to show details.
• Only send one WIP image and one completed image for your entry. If you send more than one completed image only one will be posted.
• The image of your entry must be either 1000x800 pixels or 800x1000 pixels.
• Use your Dakka username as the photo's filename and include your username in the email too.
• Your entry cannot be shown on Dakka or on any other website prior to its public release in the Voting Poll. Models found to be posted prior to the Voting Poll will be disqualified. However, once the voting is over, and the winners announced, please feel free to post pics of your entry all over the web!
• Administrator and Moderator entries will be marked with a "Team Dakka" watermark. Admin and Mod participants can't win prizes, but don't let that keep you from voting for them! Defeating one another is more than enough a reward.



The Deadline:

Your entry must be submitted via email before 00:01am Greenwich Mean Time (EST +5:00) on the 1st of July, 2013.

• Shortly after the entries will be presented for all of Dakka to see! Along with this will be a poll so the community can pick their favorites. All entries will be anonymous at this stage so it's not a popularity contest.
• Public voting will last for 5 Days. The final winners will then be announced a few days later, chosen from amongst the top ten entries by a hand-picked panel of Dakka Painting Challenge judges. All prizes will be announced and awarded at this stage including the Judges Choice Award which could go to any entrant not in the final five who the judges feel deserves commendation.



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If you have any questions regarding the competition, please feel free to email: dakkapaintingchallenge@dakkadakka.com for an official response or ask in this thread. For those of you who might be new to Dakka and haven't seen this before, check out The Dakka Painting Challenge Article.

Also, a big thanks goes out to Dakka user Casey's Law, who organized this challenge and is also helping to run it (feel free to PM him if you have any questions in addition to the other contact options presented above).

Happy painting and good luck!




This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2013/07/02 01:59:06


 
   
Made in gb
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The Great Prince of the Christmas Tree Forest







Hopefully we get lots of entries this year! I'm looking forward to this! Thanks Yak and the sponsors!

   
Made in au
[MOD]
Jack Bowling






Brisbane

I'm going to enter. I don't expect to win, but it's good motivation to paint a nice model regardless ha.

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Made in au
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

Finally! Just what I was waiting for to kick start my Infinity again...

For those joining in for the first time (or second...):
* Dakka Painting Challenge: To INFINITY & Beyond! - The original thread from last time (starting from the winner announcements)
* Dakka Painting Challenge 9 - To INFINITY and Beyond! Link directly to the last Infinity Dakka Painting Challenge Article
* Arakasi's "Dakka Painting Challenge: To INFINITY & Beyond!" Commentary - Some (hopefully) helpful tips to improve your entries!

Good luck everyone!

   
Made in gb
Painting Within the Lines





York, UK

Might throw my hat into the ring, we'll see.

"Do you think it is an easy task to inflate a dog?" - Cervantes

"Do you have a map of the cat?" - Richard Feynman

How to paint Skeletons the way I do if that's something you'd fancy trying. 
   
Made in gb
Napoleonics Obsesser





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Great stuff, glad to see another painting comp! Last one was a lot of fun, some really quite incredible entries!

Let's hope for a Dakka 'home' win this time also (believe Heartserenade got a 'podium' last time)

 
   
Made in gb
Diseased Daemon Prince of Nurgle






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Think I will see about entering this again this year - will have to see if I can think of something fun to paint

Bwahaha - new model ordered

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






I'll be picking up my first Infinity models this weekend, so this is very good timing.
   
Made in ph
Utilizing Careful Highlighting





Manila, Philippines

At least now no one's gonna complain if I use a really huge base.


Spoiler:
Let's hope for a Dakka 'home' win this time also (believe Heartserenade got a 'podium' last time)


Maybe it's the language barrier (English is my second language, after all) but I don't quite get the meaning of this. Care to elaborate?


 
   
Made in mx
Wolf Guard Bodyguard in Terminator Armor





Mazatlan, Mexico

nice one...
i've been waiting for this contest, as i was busy during the last one...
i still have yet to paint an Infinity mini, even though i've been buying them for years...

i've got one in progress with paint on it, so he's out, but what about a primer???
is a black primered mini acceptable as a WIP, or do you want to see bare metal???

thanks for getting this all together, and thanks to CB and the others for great prize support...

cheers
jah

paint like ya got a pair!!!

available for commissions...

www.coolminiornot.com/artist/jahminis

https://www.facebook.com/jahminis

 
   
Made in ph
Utilizing Careful Highlighting





Manila, Philippines

...and jah-joshua defeats us all. Hahahahahaha.



Still can't decide if I should just buy a new miniature and maybe start a new army with that miniature. Decisions, decisions...


 
   
Made in gb
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The Great Prince of the Christmas Tree Forest







Arakasi wrote:For those joining in for the first time (or second...):
*snip*

Great links, Arakasi! Well worth checking out if you are entering.

heartserenade wrote:
Pacific wrote:Let's hope for a Dakka 'home' win this time also (believe Heartserenade got a 'podium' last time)
Maybe it's the language barrier (English is my second language, after all) but I don't quite get the meaning of this. Care to elaborate?

I see the confusion here but he didn't mean what you think. What he was trying to say is that out of the top three you were the only one he recognised as a regular Dakkanaut.

Remember though guys, everyone is welcome to take part and many people read Dakka and never post.

jah-joshua wrote:i've got one in progress with paint on it, so he's out, but what about a primer???
is a black primered mini acceptable as a WIP, or do you want to see bare metal???

I'll accept a standard miniature that has been primered as long as it's obviously not had any more done to it and as long as it's not already based.

   
Made in be
Parachuting Bashi Bazouk






Can you choose any miniature, or preferably the ones introduced with Paradiso?

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
The Great Prince of the Christmas Tree Forest







 soulcow wrote:
Can you choose any miniature, or preferably the ones introduced with Paradiso?

Any Infinity miniatures/profiles are allowed, no restrictions there.

And remember you have two tickets if you want to use them both!

   
Made in ph
Utilizing Careful Highlighting





Manila, Philippines

 Casey's Law wrote:

I see the confusion here but he didn't mean what you think. What he was trying to say is that out of the top three you were the only one he recognised as a regular Dakkanaut.


Nah, I know Pacific enough that I know he doesn't mean anything rude by that sentence. I was just really confused.

I think bou (the first place in that) was active for a time here in Dakka after he won. He's more active in the official forums, though.

http://infinitythegame.com/forum/index.php?/topic/14696-uxia-mcneil-step-by-step/?hl=uxia


 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
The Great Prince of the Christmas Tree Forest







Haha, yeh I couldn't imagine Pacific being impolite to anyone!

Yep, I vaguely remember him being around for a while, he likely still frequents the forum but doesn't post. Hopefully he'll enter again, I like that some of the Official forum guys came over to join in last time.

   
Made in us
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Cruising in my CRASSUS ARMORED ASSAULT TRANSPORT

If only they sold Infinity models in my area... might have to order myself some Ariadna to paint up. If only the hobby was a bit cheaper.

I guarantee you that I'm not really as smart as the test says:

Test Your IQ 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
The Great Prince of the Christmas Tree Forest







The sponsor Shae-Konnit has a thread on Dakka where he divides up some of the boxes of miniatures if you just want some of them. He ships cheaply worldwide and sells boxes and blisters as they come as well. Definitely worth looking into that or buying straight from Corvus Belli's webstore when you are buying your miniatures for the challenge.

   
Made in us
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Cruising in my CRASSUS ARMORED ASSAULT TRANSPORT

Oh, that's definitely worth checking out. I might just get say 1 or 2 standard line Kazaks from him then, as opposed to a whole box.

I guarantee you that I'm not really as smart as the test says:

Test Your IQ 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
The Great Prince of the Christmas Tree Forest







Brilliant, just post on his thread asking if he can do it, he drops by to check on it. He can't do everything but most stuff seems to be fine. An example of something he has difficulty getting is the Chimera, loads of people want her but he gets stuck with the other miniatures. Unless you can find someone who wants the other miniatures he is unlikely to be able to do that split. I think most people manage to get what they were looking for. I've bought from him about 4 times including one big order, he's very good.

   
Made in gb
Mimetic Lasiq






Cheltenham, UK

I'm in! Getting my Haqqislam finished before August is a goal already. I'm thinking of stripping off some of my early work, now I've settled into a really nice pattern of digital camo on my Hassassin Bahram...



Might have to get more creative with the bases...

R.

   
Made in gb
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The Great Prince of the Christmas Tree Forest







Glad to have you on board!

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






Wiltshire, UK

I think I might give this one ago if I have time.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Wouldn't you like to know?






Exploring the beyond...

Two questions that have popped into my head:
1) What exactly are we quantifying as "diorama bases"? Last time around we had a few that would in no way have been "legal" bases, but were in fact dioramas.
2) What "dangerous terrain" are we talking about? Those familiar with the Campaign: Paradiso book know that it's not simply jungle fighting, but there were a large number of boarding actions fought in orbit as well.
   
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Twerky






Oklahoma City, OK

Color me interested.

"You can't spell slaughter without laughter!"

Need to strip some paint of your models? Try this!
My Flames of War Table Project 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
The Great Prince of the Christmas Tree Forest







GiraffeX wrote:I think I might give this one ago if I have time.
d-usa wrote:Color me interested.
I hope you both enter and spread the word! It's well worth the effort as I'm sure those who participated last time will agree.

Kanluwen wrote:Two questions that have popped into my head:
1) What exactly are we quantifying as "diorama bases"? Last time around we had a few that would in no way have been "legal" bases, but were in fact dioramas.
2) What "dangerous terrain" are we talking about? Those familiar with the Campaign: Paradiso book know that it's not simply jungle fighting, but there were a large number of boarding actions fought in orbit as well.
Good questions Kan!
1) Here is the portion of the rules for everyone's reference:
Entries must focus on the miniatures but in the theme of 'Campaign: Paradiso' you must include the treacherous terrain too! This is a chance to let your imagination run wild, anything from a soldier wearing camouflage to an elaborate diorama base is allowed.
The wording of 'diorama base' is open to interpretation on purpose, base size is really up to each entrant. However, 'Entries must focus on the miniatures,' should govern what is a feasible size for your base.
If anyone had a particular idea that they are worried would breach the rules and they would like to keep it private I am entirely happy to answer emails and private messages. I will do so as quickly as I can.

2) I assume you are referencing 'treacherous terrain' in the above quoted text. Again the wording is intended to be vague and open to interpretation but it's always best to ask!
You've hit on a little easter egg of sorts here, the rules don't specifically require jungle terrain or even land based terrain. I have included the excerpt and images which describe possible jungle terrain for those who are unfamiliar with the fluff but it is not a limitation. If any entrants wish to use different kinds of terrain found in the zone then they can. However, it would be wise to consider what effect that may have on public voting. It could easily have a positive, negative or absolutely no effect on the votes.

I hope that helps!

   
Made in us
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Wouldn't you like to know?






Exploring the beyond...

So basically what you're saying is we should do a brief "primer" on what the fighting for Paradiso encompassed?



Paradiso amounted to a war covering all the tropes of science fiction warfare. There was heavy cityfighting, jungle fighting, fighting inside of alien ruins, and constant boarding and counterboarding actions.
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
The Great Prince of the Christmas Tree Forest







Hmm, well i'm saying it's up to each entrant... and that Jungle is massive. Eh, I mean 'safe'.

   
Made in ph
Utilizing Careful Highlighting





Manila, Philippines

I got my models!

@Arakasi. This is the fated 3rd round! Let's give it our best shot!


 
   
Made in au
[MOD]
Jack Bowling






Brisbane

So urban and void are options? How 'treacherous' does it have to be? Traps and stuff everywhere, or just rubble and stuff?

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