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Made in gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Welcome to the 21st round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition.
CARD-inal Sins

The main aim of these competitions is to encourage gamers and model-makers alike to go that extra mile when building terrain that can be used for playing your preferred tabletop wargame (or similar pastime - for example, a board game playing piece would be acceptable). Those taking part can expect to receive ideas, inspiration, encouragement and feedback from each other, and at the end each of the participants is "rewarded" with a new piece of terrain for their own use (that's the thing you just built).

For those who have not taken part before, this is a competition about terrain building (as you may have gathered from the title), but it is not strictly limited to pure terrain, dioramas that can be used as table top terrain are allowed (see rules below). To get a feel for how these competitions run and what to expect you may wish to look at the previous rounds, linked below.

Each round has a “theme” or other defining attribute(s) that must in some way be applied to the your terrain project, to compete with other modellers for that most prestigious of prizes, membership into The League of Extraordinary Riveters [LoER].

The competition is open to everyone registered on Dakka Dakka, all are welcome to enter regardless of ability, etc.
The winner of each round hosts the next round, and the cycle continues.
The theme, limitations, rules, judging and prizes are all the responsibility of the host, although he or she can get help from others for some of those things...

For those who are returning once again to compete a most sincere and heartfelt welcome back!

Past Competitions.

Contest #1 "Lids" (dsteingass)
Contest #2 "Cookie Package” (Viktor Von Doom)
Contest #3 "Fightin' Pit!" (MrMerlin)
Contest #4 "For the title of Master Shrubber" (Meade)
Contest #5 "Vehicles!" (Bruticus)
Contest #6 "We're Not Worthy!" (Meade)
Contest #7 "Fire at Will" ( hk1x1)
Contest #8 "All are welcome" (Camkierhi)
Contest #9 “Elementary" (Littletower)
Contest #10 "The Throne" (Camkierhi)
Contest #11 "On The Road" (Red Harvest)
Contest #12 "Wall me up, fence me in " (monkeytroll)
Contest #13 "What went wrong?" (OneManNoodles)
Contest #14 "Making something extraordinary from the ordinary" (Dr H)
Contest #15 "The Trapdoor"(inmygravenimage)
Contest #16 "Got Wood?" (Viktor Von Doom)
Contest #17 "The (re)cycle of Life" (Guildenstern)
Contest #18 "The Portal;(inmygravenimage)
Contest #19 "Let it Flow!;(Camkierhi)
Contest #20 "Noise Polution"; (Tek Thornison)
... And now onwards to the current competition...

This round's theme is "Card-inal Sin".
The main idea is to get back to basics and celebrate a material we all take for granted these days, if sprue is the wonder material, the humble cardboard box is the unsung hero. I want to see the card, not hidden away, celebrated, proudly out there for all to see. I want you to interpret this in any way you see fit, but I will be impressed by any interesting, unusual and original interpretation thereof.

You can be in any scale or any system you like. Ideally, your first WIP photo should what you bits and pieces you are starting with, but I'm aware these things evolve organically. Also, it's about being innovative with what you have lying about or can scavenge - but using a kit part for a totally different purpose, or on a different scale, will also be rewarded.

I like to see how people build their models, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this. So please post as many WIP shots as you can. This can achieve more than just keeping me happy (and you want to do that anyway ): Regular posts in this thread will keep it in the public eye and will allow more people to find this contest. Also, if you post WIP shots, others can give you feedback and ideas before it's too late to change it (this will only help you as a participant and we all learn something new).

However, FINAL pictures should not be shown here. This is important for motivation, we are all our own worst critics, and seeing someone's brilliant work should not put us off but it can. I can't stop you posting in your own threads, but please not in here. PM me with the pictures / links instead when they are ready.

One last note on photographs. Please put as much effort into taking photos of your finished model as you have building it. Poorly lit, out-of-focus, blurred, and low resolution photos can harm your chances in any competition. Remember, If I can't see it in the photo, I can't judge it. Only you can hold the model in your hands and turn it around to see everything. Make sure everything you want me to see is in the photos. Thank you.
If you build special terrain(like with functional mechanical parts) a video how it works, will be great.

Rules:.
1: Talk about fight club the Competition. Tell everyone. Post it in your blogs. Add the banner to your signature.
HTML code for the banner.....
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change all the "{" to "["
It should look and work like this one:


2: Must be completed by the deadline. And when I say "must", I mean "about". There is a fair amount of leeway given in these contests but assume there will be no extensions and we'll cross any problems when it arises.
The Deadline is midnight BST 28.02.2017
But anything on that night through to midday will be accepted so that those of you living in the past can keep going until bed time.

3: Your piece should be scratch-built or heavily converted. Model kit parts can be used, especially if used in an unusual way, but you will get more points for something you sculpt yourself, so keep that in mind. Unconventional parts are highly recommended in addition to those you will be using as part of this competition.

4: Your model should be a piece of terrain or a diorama that can be used for gaming purposes. It cannot be a playable model in itself (a crashed tank must stay crashed), but removable models (people) are fine.

5: Any scale, any setting and any gaming system are welcome. A nice mixture of fantasy, sci-fi, historical, or modern will make this contest all the more interesting. If you don't play a game, that's fine too; just make a display piece, but keep rule 4 in mind.

6: The women are right, size doesn't matter. You can make as small or as large a model as you want. Bear in mind the time-scale and don't bite off more than you can chew. We've all made that mistake!

7: Final Entry: Six or more photos of your final entry, showing top, front, both sides, back and all the important parts - not to be posted in this thread. PM me with links to your galleries, albums, etc. As I said above, please take the time to take the best photos that you can.
Together with your photos, I would like a statement of the items (a photo would be ideal) that you used. This is not a must, but would be helpful.

Feel free to include some fluff or an explanation of the model/setting to allow the rest of us to fully appreciate your work.

8: AMBITION: Push yourself. Try something new! Always wanted to use leds? Go for it! Fancied weathering powders? Here's your chance! I'll be looking at your galleries for previous work, entries etc. I want everyone to feel that their best has a fair shot at this. This is very important, Another words it might not be the BEST model that wins, but the one that has shown themselves to have pushed that envelope.

9: Not so much a rule, but it wouldn't be the League of Extraordinary Riveters if there are no rivets. This also means similar small details are highly valued (rivets are the best example of this level of detailing).

10: Sprue. Find a use for the often discarded wonder material and bonus points will be yours.

11. Small bonus for being small, I have repeatedly seen amazing large pieces being made, and am guilty myself of such, however so many fall by the way side because the thing grows arms and legs and runs away with time. So a small bonus will be awarded to those who can give me a piece on a CD or less. This is not a hard and fast rule. See Rule #6 for size matters.

12. THE RULE OF COOL trumps all.

If you are unsure of anything just ask away.

Judging:
Modelling: 55 points total.
(10 points) Skill and Techniques - No mould lines, gaps or rough edges (that are not meant to be rough). Show that you know the difference between a hobby knife and a spatula.
(10 points) Originality - You could have built anything, what did you choose?
(10 points) Materials - Choice of Ordinary items (ease of use / ambition / originality). Scratch-building Vs. recycled materials parts.
(10 points) Little details - Rivets, and other small details that add realism to the piece.
(5 points) The wonder material - Use of Sprue in is own right not just as a hidden support structure. Good, new and original use of sprue.
(10 points) Design - How well was the idea translated to the model? Layout of the piece; artistically and for playability. Well thought out design for the setting. Does the build fit the theme?

Painting: 40 points total.
(10 points) Between the lines - Crisp and clean paintwork. No slips or brushstrokes. A good base coat is neat. The lines are clean, etc
(10 points) Simple but effective - Use of basic techniques (washes, dry-brushing, layering etc.) to a high level. coverage of both the basecoat and final layers.
(10 points) Skill and Techniques - Use of advanced painting techniques such as blending, shading, OSL, weathering, edge highlighting, freehand, etc... And their execution.
(10points ) Final product - How does the piece look overall in all its glory.

Bonuses: 35 points total.

(10 points) Coolness: Rule of Cool is always in effect.
(10 points) Ambition: How far have you pushed yourself as a modeller and painter? Is this your usual standard, or have you tried new techniques, processes - or just played it safe?
(5 points) Size bonus: If you can keep it under a CD in base size, you could get a "little" bonus.
(5 points) Use of Toilet roll inner tube. If you can work in a good use of this unsung hero 5 bonus points are yours.
(5 points) Seasonal theme, if you can work in the time of year, be it New Years or a religious celebration piece, extra to anyone who does a nativity scene with the Emperor as a baby!

130 points total. (I know weird huh! Just go with it.

Yes, there is more emphasis on modelling than painting. And Ambition points are there because I want to reward folk who go the extra mile on this.

Prizes:
1st Prize.
Membership to the League of Extraordinary Riveters as top prize. You will be allowed to fly the League's banner and be recognised as a modeller devoted to Rivets.
A large goody bag from my bits box.

2nd Prize.
Goody bag, trust me it will be worth it.

People's choice: As voted for by your fellow Dakkanauts.
Warm feelings inside and the bragging rights that your peers love your work.
And a small goody bag.

Judges: Me, looking for volunteers, this is not a get out of the competition free card mind you.

Now there is a bit more time to this one as Holiday season is upon us and things go quiet, but I would really like to see you all posting regular on this one, lots of WIP and lots of sharing of ideas, that is the main point of this after all. Even if you are not entering feel free to comment and ideas, they really boost the community.

Last little word, this is the 21st competition and it has been a heck of a ride, this competition is a coming of age celebration, so lets make it a good one.

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Berlin Germany

Yes!!!! Early Christmas present!!! Aka new competition theme!!!
And even in my beloved material!!! Consider me so in

*bows* cheers, vik

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Very nice, I'll have a think.

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Nice idea. I'll see if I can get something done (or started at least). But probably not until after Chrimbo. Good thing the deadline is not until February.


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Beyond the Beltway

Well, I'm drawing a blank at the moment. I can serve as a judge if need be. I may be a bit burnt out on cardstock. :S

Vik, I though you were a wood guy? Although, cardstock is wood... sort of.

Sig updated too.

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Eastern edge

Vik is a master of cardboard scratch building, and he even can make cardboard rivets! He is the Card-board Meister!

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Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Hererford, leo

Nice, theme not sue iv'e got time though. Hope to see peoples ideas, and might get stuck with inspiration.

 
   
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Berlin Germany

Well, found my project...I think the term is geodesic dome...I try to come up with a nice setup for some tau terrain...we will see where this leads me...

   
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Cymru

I'm in.

No idea what I'll do yet but I'm in

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USA

this theme fits nicely with a piece I'm wanting to start on soon. I'm in for real this time! :p

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I don't get it? Are we to build a monument?
   
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Berlin Germany

nope:

This round's theme is "Card-inal Sin".
The main idea is to get back to basics and celebrate a material we all take for granted these days, if sprue is the wonder material, the humble cardboard box is the unsung hero. I want to see the card, not hidden away, celebrated, proudly out there for all to see. I want you to interpret this in any way you see fit, but I will be impressed by any interesting, unusual and original interpretation thereof.


meaning you can go ballistic insofar as creativity goes WITH the theme material CARDBOARD. so a statue to honour cardboard would be hilarious but rules wise fully acceptable...but you can build everything you could come up with...ork hideout, tau landing platform or chaos altar...provided...you guessed it...its mostly made from ...cardboard

   
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I might try something out, luckly I haven't trown all the gw boxes yet, during my clean up.

 
   
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Nasty Nob






Hello cardboard, my old friend...
Are we talking specifically about corrugated cardboard (from boxes, etc.), or does the competition include other paper products like card stock and paper board (cereal box material), etc.?
It seems like many people who use corrugated cardboard hide the fact that a piece if made from the stuff. Taping edges, or otherwise concealing them is common. Will there be bonus points for showing off the corrugation/fluting in some creative way?


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Berlin Germany

I guess every derivative of cardboard is fair game...
As for the non hiding granting extra points...sounds plausible to me, but the supreme judge has the last word on that matter...

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Welcome all, good to see some interest.

Best clarify things I guess,

Yes any card will do.

It does not have to be exclusively made of card, you can use other materials or parts. For instance a Maelstrom Edge Terrain sprue, with a humble cardboard box.

The idea is celebrate Cardboard. So seeing it used for it's texture etc.

The point is anything goes. There is an infinite amount of possibility, I deliberately left it open to encourage people to have a go.

If you read the rules and judging criteria, you may notice some onuses available.

In the immortal words of a youtube giant..get crafting.




 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

This is not an entry but an attempt to illustrate what Cam means, I think:

Warehouse made largely from a corrugated cardboard hamper.


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Oh, I'm in, btw

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Okey dokey. I'll set the Grots to work on it and see what they come up with; the beatings will continue until output improves.


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Not sure if I'll have an entry, but I'm happy to be a judge :thumbs:

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Green Bay, Wisconson

Another example.. All card ( including rivets ) with a Spru frame..

 
   
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Hererford, leo

Getting ideas...
...oh lord.

 
   
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Russia Federation, Tula

Great idea and interesting theme for competision) I'll try to get some ideas from astral and start working! I'm just a few months here, but i'll try to be a good member of this great and kind comunity=) I'm in!

   
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Hererford, leo

Can't decide on a necromunda hive or an ork workshop...

Oh it looks i'm in

 
   
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I do love me some cardboard. Here are a few things I've done in the past. Shameless plug, but also sharing ideas:
Spoiler:



Wow, I took these factory pics with my old camera. They are really grainy. I should take new ones.


I should really paint that Ork cargo container.
...
Or make more!




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TCS Midway

Can it be made with paper/card stock vs just cardboard?

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

I 'could' be tempted to enter, but I just have soooo many other projects still on the go.... Decisions, decisions !!! Arrrggghhhh....

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

@ Maniac_nmt, yes paper and cardstock will be fine, does not have to be only made with card though, you can use anything as long as the star of the show is card.

I know that everyone is short on time right now and will only get shorter as the holidays approach. But it will pass and there are 2 months after the holidays to have a go at this, so please don't dismiss it yet this is the idea stage anyways.

In the vain of ideas for people from previous models, here's my embarrassment...
Spoiler:



Made from just the sprue and box from a Catachan Troops squad and a CD. Bindings are wetted cardboard rapped around. Planks are cardboard scored with tweezers. Plants are cardboard, metal panels at the top are exactly what I am saying, the texture of the card makes for very good pitted metal sheet. Hope this gives some inspiration.

Anyways I will be PM'ing the current volunteers for judging, hoping this will be a toughy and you all will make it a difficult job for us.

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TCS Midway

If I may I will throw my hat in.

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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

More the merrier, welcome.




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I was going to suggest you show that watch-tower, Cam'. Perfect example of card use and recycling.

For my example I'll share the bell tower I made for Graven as a prize for a previous round of this contest:

The main structure of the tower is made from layers of carboard box card, skinned with thin card (with the bricks scored into the surface), and the lower section is a nice rough-texture card that was picked out with dry-brushing.



The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
 
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