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Longtime Dakkanaut






The definition that Dave gave a few posts up. Honestly I'd never heard the term myself. Oh these kids and their newfangledy ideas



Gah. Page flipped. Copy / paste / repost:

Skalk Bloodaxe says:

A question for all of you that follow this thread- what level of interest would you all have in a quick 'linear terrain' contest? Would it even be appropriate? The current LoER contest is wrapping up soon, inmygravenimage's repurpose contest is over, and I'm not aware of anything else going on.

I don't think this would seriously distract someone from a current main project.

Majority feedback by Monday morning decides if I do this or not. Your vote isn't a commitment to participate, I'm simply looking for your opinion of a contest.

Thanks for looking, and thanks for contest feedback in advance. I'll be back.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

That makes sense. I'd be on board potentially. Seems like it wouldn't be a huge time commitment for people willing to participate. More of a fun, side job.

   
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Fighter Ace






A contest in 'Linear' terrain would be awesome Skalk... But would you join, or judge?

Eh...
Inmygravenimage: That's sweet dude. I bet her ass is bad...
Camkierhi - What a load of rubbish... Amazing!
Rogue Wolves - Its rediculous how much character you pack into those guys
Skalk Bloodaxe: I know those will be awesome when finished, but right now they look like crackers.
Necro-pocalypse weirdness:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/424470.page
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Judge. Which is why I'm asking. I don't want to look like I'm stealing any thunder or pulling people off other projects / contests. Especially when I haven't finished a terrain contest since July of 2012.

 
   
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Fighter Ace






I'd be soooo in on it... And with you judging I know pieces should be good...

Eh...
Inmygravenimage: That's sweet dude. I bet her ass is bad...
Camkierhi - What a load of rubbish... Amazing!
Rogue Wolves - Its rediculous how much character you pack into those guys
Skalk Bloodaxe: I know those will be awesome when finished, but right now they look like crackers.
Necro-pocalypse weirdness:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/424470.page
 
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Hrm. I've been in a bit of a painting lull between projects. And I just realized you're using what looks like the square WHFB style bases (of which I have many, and no practical use for them ) on which to pile the stuff. Given how many bits I have and how little I actually play...

I could definitely see myself throwing something together for a sense of involvement more than competition. Would definitely be fun to watch what everyone else comes up with, so for the entertainment value alone, i say do it

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I might be interested... time allowing. The "linear" nature means it should be a manageable project.

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Potentially, aye, might give me a the restart I need.

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North West Arkansas

I love Necromunda, and you took it to an awesome level with this great terrain.

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Derbyshire

I really like the sound of this contest, how long would you anticipate the entrance/build period to be? If its more than a couple of weeks, then can i join in?!


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Response seems positive so far, so here's a general idea of how it would go:

- Pieces would be intentionally small. Bases would be no larger than a 40K 60mm round base, but no smaller than a WFB 40mm square base (exceptions- 25X50mm WFB calvary base, 25X70mm 40K bike base, WFB 20x80mm troop base). You do NOT have to use a GW base, I’m mentioning them only for scale ref.

- Timeframe would be 4 weeks w/ a one week 'stress extension' if absolutely necessary for extenuating circumstances, but no exceptions beyond that flex time and I would prefer to not have to use it. On average it takes (me) a few hrs to build and paint one of these. The only reason I'm going 4 weeks is because I want to make sure the latecomers have a chance to enter and finish a piece, also the opportunity to catch up for people that find IRL is suddenly affecting hobby time.

- I'm also thinking about assigning 3 classes for judging- Expert (we all know who these guys are), Normal People (ha!), and special category Lurker. Come on lurkers, I know you guys are out there. Speak up and join the fun!

Important note, no WIP pics here. My opinion is that participation drops when WIP pics are posted. That coupled w/ the 3 judging categories will (hopefully) increase participation.

So that's what I am thinking. Feedback on contest ideas?

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Popped back out from the warp to check on your terrain stuff - still going well Skalk

Liking the linear terrain comp idea...may help give me a kick-start back ino my hobby stuff (although my previous track record with comps is worse than poor......)

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Madison, WI

I'm in!

   
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Everett, WA

Awesome Stuff Skalk!

I can't even say I've been lurking, I've been pretty much a no-show in Dakka for a while, with the brief exception of a few posts here and there.

I think the Competition sounds awesome! And I will repeat what most others are saying, it might give me that kickstart I've been looking for!

I am only at home for two a month now, so the deadline date will be very important in my participation, but count me in!

   
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Replies are all positive so far. Looks like I had better get working on a specific set of rules. I won't post them until Monday regardless. For you 'early birds' please don't start gluing yet, I want to see a 'starting bitz' shot. I know this project will take 5-6 hours tops but to be fair I'd like to wait until everyone is on board. It will also give me some time to specifically invite some Dakka folks that do not usually stop by here.


 
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

D'oh saw this after I posted my Epic Walls up on my blog and I'm not going to eat a whole tub of butter in a month. I'll be in will 6mm terrain be considered valid?

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Count me in.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Gitz- Welcome aboard! It seems like this is a done deal, but again I'm going to wait until Monday because that is what I said and it also gives lurkers and occasional posters a chance to find out about this.

Llamahead- For you, yes. The vast majority of your projects are in that scale and my intent for this (aside from having fun w/ it) is to have the end result be functional for tabletop play. I will be requesting you try for a 25x50mm or 20x70mm WFB base though. I'm sure you have more than enough bitz to cover that.

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Madison, WI

No problem Skalk. I'll pimp it in my blog. Get you some extra pub.

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

This sounds like the distraction I need, I would be in if welcome!




 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







I'll play your game Bloodaxe!!

"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
 
   
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Berlin Germany

well.... i am in... so in...!!!...

tho... would someone please explain for me the qualities and quantities of a linear terrain piece...? it is a sightblocker?... how tall does it is supposed to stand? if i take your average johnny imperial...would he be able to look over it?

anyway... it is a perfect excuse to ruin my atm mint looking and sorted desk again

   
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I don't think it matters, usually it's something you can hide behind and shoot over while getting a cover save though....

"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
 
   
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Battleship Captain






I am here. I will be happily joining up here. Howdy all will be a pleasure to model aside yee. I don't know what category I will be in. Throw me at your worst.


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 Viktor von Domm wrote:
well.... i am in... so in...!!!...

tho... would someone please explain for me the qualities and quantities of a linear terrain piece...? it is a sightblocker?... how tall does it is supposed to stand? if i take your average johnny imperial...would he be able to look over it?

anyway... it is a perfect excuse to ruin my atm mint looking and sorted desk again



You can do any thing really a Los blocker is good and a covering ruin is also good. Have fun

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Berlin Germany

well...that solved...let it all...start!!!^^

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Ok. Invited people from my friendfs list and from threads I sub to. Apologies if duped msgs, and please understand that if I did not invite you directly is is becasue you already post here frequently or it is a genuine oversight on my part.

I may as well just say it's on and get to work on the rules. Thank you one and all, it's inspiring to see so many people interested in this project.

I'll be back sometime this weekend. Go ahead and start digging though your bitz bin, but again PLEASE do not start gluing until the announced start date (which will likely be sometime next week).

You are all quite an awesome bunch, you know that?


 
   
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Mysterious Techpriest







One lurker and occasional poster reporting in.

I'll be up for this. I've got a pile of ideas cooking away for small pieces.




 
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I'm in, and I challenge all league members to join.

if we can't lead by example in the p&m blogs, then we shouldn't even raise the banner. In other words......"if I can't finish this on time, then i'm kicking myself out of the league" new job or not this is a small project, and should help me get back to building. Hopefully it won't take me away from painting.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

holding back on the glue....fer now...

   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter






Did some one say competition? is it open to anyone?

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
 
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