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Made in au
Screamin' Stormboy





New Zealand

Welcome my friends, to the 23rd round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition!

Child's Play

The name of the game is terrain building.
The League's aim is to encourage our fellow gamers/model-makers to kick it up a notch while building terrain for their tabletop, be it for wargames, board games or dioramas. We encourage participants to use this thread to trade ideas, inspiration, encouragement and feedback. Everyone is a winner in a League competition. Because, in the end, your entry is also your prize (and it's just what you wanted, we're good like that) However the Winneriest (Winnermost? most Winsom?) will ascend to Leagedom, pick to topic for the next round and be judge, jury and riveter.

If you haven't taken part before, check out the rules and 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 skill, experience, 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)
Contest # 21 "CARD-inal Sins"; (Camkierhi)
Contest # 22 "A Series of Tubes"; (Cleatus)

We now return to our scheduled program...

This round's theme is "Child's Play".

"Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children!"
Tabletops abound with Mystic Ruins, Bunkers and Orbital Defense Lasers. But what about little Jimmy and Sally? Where do they play? Sleep? Go to school?
Your task it to model something reminiscent of the children that will grow up to be the Roman Legionnaires or Bug Eyed Monsters of the future.
This could be a lost doll, dropped escaping an Orc hoard, the Circus tents of a carnival set up on the outskirts of the cowboy town, or the Zero-G X-treme! Grav Coaster on Tau-Ceti VI.
Alternately, instead of modelling scale kid's toys you could re-purpose actual kids toys as your raw materials (a suitably weathered Barbie would make a perfect monument to ancient alien overlords and their inhuman physiology)

Your work can be in any scale, for any system/purpose. All terrain is equal in the eyes of the League (...except of course for the specific purpose of judging competitions...)

Please post as many WIP shots as you can (starting with your raw materials if possible) We all like to see how others work (and perhaps we can learn a few things from each other along the way) Regular posts in this thread at the top of the page allowing more people to find this contest. (This of course means you'll have more competition but it will just be that much sweeter when you eventually win and in front of a bigger audience too) Posting WIP shots, allows others to give feedback, share Ideas and engage in banter (keep it clean though, after all...think of the children.)

IMPORTANT!
while I want to see plenty of WIP pics, don't post your finished project here we want to save that for the big reveal and public vote.
When you are finished PM me your pics for consideration by our expert judge (me)

Speaking of Pics, Good photos win competitions, I can't judge what I can't see. And if you incorporate any, lights, sounds or moving parts send a video so we can all bask in the warm glow of your mad modelling skills.


Rules:
1: Talk about fight cl...er...I mean...the Competition.
2: Talk about the Competition! Tell everyone. Post it in your blogs. Add the banner to your signature.
HTML code for the banner.....
{url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/732596.page#9489676]{img]http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/8/429237_md-.jpg{/img]{/url]
change all the "{" to "["
It should look and work like this one:



3: Must be completed by the deadline.
And when I say "must", I mean "around then". I hardly know what I'm going to do this weekend let alone in two months time and I hold all of you to the same lax standards as myself.
The Deadline is midnight on the 13th September 2017
My local time is NZST/GMT-12 ( check it here for accuracy: Kiwi Time )
But anything sent on your local 13th of September will be accepted, I understand that some of you are a bit slower than us down here and are still working your way through yesterday as I move on to tomorrow

4: 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.

5: 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.

6: 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.

7: 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!

8: 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 said above, please take the time to take the best photos that you can. Idealy your PM will include Photos, a description of what materials went into your entry and any specific techniques used, feel free to include some fluff/background/context to help everyone fully grasp your terrain genius.

9: 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.

10: 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).

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

12. 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.

13. THE RULE OF COOL trumps all.

If you are unsure of anything just ask away.

Judging will be an Archaic formula of my own devising with bonuses for; creativity, coolness of concept, clever use of components/materials, the Judge's gut feeling and public voting.
Push yourself, folks. Go the extra mile.

Prizes:
Membership to the League of Extraordinary Riveters as top prize. You will be allowed to fly the League's banner and be recognized as a modeller devoted to Rivets.
Warm feelings inside and the bragging rights that your peers love your work.

Judges: Me and potentially EVERYONE ON DAKKA (no pressure)

Even if you are not entering feel free to comment and ideas, they really boost the community.

I think that's everything. LoER veterans, let me know if I missed any details.

That's it, people! Now quit reading this and go make some terrain!

"Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children!"

PARTICIPANTS
KINGPIN54 (and littlepin)
boundless08
Viktor von Domm
Camkierhi
kestral
inmygravenimage
Daliopq
Sunbane
Fango
Syro_

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Made in za
Dakka Veteran




Count me and little pin in.
   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Count me in!

I've got to go home and look at my bits, see what I can cobble together. I'm debating whether to go funny or grim with this, but with my limited skills it will probably just be a mess

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in za
Dakka Veteran




Will be attempting a primaris space marine incubation chamber facility of some sort, or facility where young Marines go.
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Cool theme!
I smiled while reading the themes description...
*starts thinking...*

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







Point of clarification please. What about converting a children's toy into a terrain piece without any actual reference to children? i.e. Matchbox playset converted into a Fortress of Redemption for instance?

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in za
Dakka Veteran




Good point there Dstein
   
Made in au
Screamin' Stormboy





New Zealand

 dsteingass wrote:
Point of clarification please. What about converting a children's toy into a terrain piece without any actual reference to children? i.e. Matchbox playset converted into a Fortress of Redemption for instance?


Yes, that would be perfectly acceptable. Indeed I included the part about re-purposed toys specifically to cater for those not comfortable with the juxposition of children and the violence inherent in the (wargame's) system. As well as helping those whose chosen scale/system dosen't lend it's self to a more literal interpretation of the theme (6mm wargames/space fighter games etc ... though if you feel up to sculpting a 4mm high playground go right on ahead )

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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

again, just for clarification...a ruined playground would also be justified by the rules?

   
Made in au
Screamin' Stormboy





New Zealand

 Viktor von Domm wrote:
again, just for clarification...a ruined playground would also be justified by the rules?


Absolutely, In fact I specifically didn't call it out in my examples because I want to see somebody make one and was afraid people would avoid suggestions from the opening post.
(seriously, if anyone feels up to making the Zero-G X-treme Grav Coaster, please do, that would be awesome!)

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Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

OK I am in, several dozen ideas so far, but going to wait to narrow it down a bit.




 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







I can do something with this. Not sure what though.
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Sig updated.

Also, cool theme. Very cool. I cannot commit though. Long story.

May I suggest bonus points if someone can find and include, or convert, a "Childcatcher" mini. Still gives me the creeps, that one.

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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

thanks for sharing what gives you the creeps RED....lol...

what i think currently about...: playground in terminator judgement day...the one sarah thinks of after the bombs had fallen...all dusty and maybe a skelleton in a swing...?

   
Made in za
Dakka Veteran




The park from the scene in con air where Steve buscemi plays in the park...creepy
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

70% of the creepiness derives solely from buscemi...

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Couple of ideas for this. Tentatively in.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in us
Imperial Recruit in Training




USA-MA

I'd like to give this a try. First time out with the terrain competition, looks like a lot of fun.
   
Made in gb
Fresh-Faced New User





 Z-Ray wrote:
 dsteingass wrote:
Point of clarification please. What about converting a children's toy into a terrain piece without any actual reference to children? i.e. Matchbox playset converted into a Fortress of Redemption for instance?


Yes, that would be perfectly acceptable. Indeed I included the part about re-purposed toys specifically to cater for those not comfortable with the juxposition of children and the violence inherent in the (wargame's) system. As well as helping those whose chosen scale/system dosen't lend it's self to a more literal interpretation of the theme (6mm wargames/space fighter games etc ... though if you feel up to sculpting a 4mm high playground go right on ahead )


Brilliant this cuts out all work as I was already working on and almost finished with a model exactly like this. I do feel cheap for entering terrain mostly made before the competition but I really want to see If people can work out what it's from.

As I can't find an image right now I'll have to deacribe it (maybe for the better as I am unsure whether pictures are allowed anyway) It's a fairly standard crashed ship (including rivets) from an old revell easy build kit for like five year olds. However, for a keen eyed nerd you may notice the ship in question is
Spoiler:
Obi Won Kenobis Jedi fighter from RotS.
I doubt it would get anywhere near winning but I think it's a cool piece of terrain and so will be entering it anyway.

I may make another piece and enter them both. If thats allowed as I can't remember seeing amything against it. Fun!

My current idea for a different model would be an ork playground. The best training place for Gazghull Mag Uruk Thraka's Bullyboyz.
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

If in doubt, go with the rule of cool

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in au
Screamin' Stormboy





New Zealand

My parents always told me "You can't ask people to do something you are unwilling to do your self."
so here is the raw materials for my attempt at the theme (non-eligible for entry, of course)

it's some cork tile, some insulation foam and an off brand "beauty girl" doll I got from the $2 shop (at 50% off and given the quality of the doll I was ripped off)

 
   
Made in za
Dakka Veteran




We are here!!!! Do not fear,I will post wip. If my phone allows
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Going to get a start this week promise, still a little undecided.

Look forward to seeing some WIP shots boys and girls.




 
   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

I had my idea once I seen the title but I can't for the life of me find what I need! I'm heading into town tomorrow to have a rummage around charity shops and see if I get lucky

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Screw it, let's do it:



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No clues... And no disintegrations.

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







I think I know what to do, though getting it together in time may be a stretch.


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Only because I have some other things I'd want to do first.


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This is my starting point:

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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Is that from a car?...feels instantly like a sacrelique...

   
Made in us
Drew_Riggio






USA

Oh man...i may be able to get moved into the new place in time for this one...we'll see

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Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Ok, I'm gonna try to complete something for this....I'm having fun building, painting and playing Tyranids in 40K at the moment and there's a shortage of good alien themed terrain.

Thinking outside the box here, I think I'm going to do some kind of spawning pool or pod for newly formed bugs (children!).

This will be new territory for me, as I'm more accustomed to doing urban terrain with plastic card and the like.

   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







WIP tomorrow perhaps.


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I think a nid spawning thing has tons of potential.

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