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So should we be more thinking of what folks would pitch, or what noobs would have? For instance, I was going to grind up some dried paint as dirt (steal away folks) for a sand replacement, however a noob wouldn't have dried paint any more than green stuff. Quite the opposite, they would be MORE likely to just go outside and get some authentic dirt like dirt.
   
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Folkestone, UK

Here's a couple of concept photographs for my entry: a security check-point such as you'd find in government buildings, airports and the like.

Just the bare bones so far. I'll be fleshing it out with other rubbish.





Materials used so far:
Bit of plastic sprue
Couple of the resin sprues you get your forgeworld mini bits on.
Six peices of packing wheat that came as padding in my last mail order for a miniature.
One City of Heroes DVD.

Future plans: Putting gravel on top of the packing wheat to suggest hesco barriers (and therefore a temporary checkpoint), use bits of cereal box cardboard to make a tiled floor. Snip the pointy bits off of the Forgeworld sprue.

Need to do more brainstorming as well.

 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

While I'm biased right now towards 'noob', a creative use of other items will score. Dead paint and paint pots, for example. Hm. Gimme a moment to think.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Also most new players don't have fw sprue
   
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Folkestone, UK

Hmmmmmmmmm. I'll have to have a think now. Might need to make the triangular barriers out of cereal or landspeeder boxes now instead...

 
   
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Updated Rules, removed references to newbies, clarified suggested bits, adjusted one point category to award points to people whose entries are easy to duplicate.

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All right, let's crank this baby up.

WAFL* Contest! Everyone loves waffles, right?

Please spread this around on your plogs. Thanks.

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The prizes:

The ORIGINAL Nuka Cola machine that started the =]L[=.
A giant bag of bits and stuff. Seriously. Epic. Even I don't know what'll be in it. But I'm stripping down my collection to focus on Minotaurs and IG.
Way OOP GW Posters!

The contest theme:

Discarded treasure. I am on a major recycling kick in my life. Recycling, freecyling, upcycling. Reduce and reuse. And it drives me insane when I throw away what should be perfectly good materials!

The rules:

You must create a piece of terrain the size of a CD/DVD. The terrain must utilize leftover modelling supplies. Examples of this are paint pots, plastic sprues, discarded packaging, and leftover plasticard. The debris of completed projects, normally placed into the dustbin. The terrain must be usable in a game of Warhammer 40K, but there are bonus points for making items usable in more than one game system. Multiple terrain pieces ARE allowed, as long as, collectively, they are the size of a CD/DVD. They should also maintain a similar theme (IE: You've taken four 40mm bases and built 4 jungle-themed objective markers). There is no required terrain type, the goal is to show people how to recycle things they would normally throw away into usable game terrain.

While there is no height restriction, consideration for newbie players and/or workability on the battlefield should be kept in mind.

Scoring:

A maximum score of 100 is possible. Ties will be broken by the judges. If the judges are deadlocked, I will call upon readers of this plog to vote. If THAT deadlocks, I'll declare a tie, and divide up the prizes appropriately.

Competition requirements:
These are not cumulative. A few bitz used to enhance the terrain does not count toward percentage, but loading up your entry with bitz (instead of recycled parts) will not score high. Imagine you're a new modeler, and you have a few leftovers from your initial purchases.
Entry is 25% recycled materials or less - 0 points
Entry is around 50% recycled materials - 10 points
Entry is around 75% recycled materials - 25 points
Entry is around 100% recycled materials - 40 points

Modeling:
These points ARE cumulative. A focus on techniques and designs that are easy to copy/emulate will score more points, here. You're helping the masses make terrain. A unique entry might be something that makes the judges go 'ah-ha, that's a GREAT idea'. This is where you can score points for originality of design and making a cool scene or mini-diorama.
Entry is easy for a newbie to duplicate - 10 points
Entry shows a unique idea - 10 points
Entry is visually interesting - 10 points
Entry is usable for more than just Warhammer 40K - 10 points

Painting:
Points are not cumulative. Minimum three colors. Washes and highlights to qualify as well painted, at a minimum. Amazingly well painted is something that wows the judges.
Entry is painted - 10 points
Entry is well painted - 15 points
Entry is amazingly well painted - 20 points

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Weight will be given to people who come up with UNIQUE, creative uses for things most people throw away. Things thrown away: bits of dried putty, paint pots, dried paint, sprues, packaging materials, chopped up plasticard.

You may not use existing terrain or other creations, as with all League competitions, show your work. Deadline for entries is August 8th, 2013. Judging will occur a few days later, over the weekend. There will be no extensions allowed, as this is not a complex 'theme'.

Submit your "WiP" photograph ASAP. With your completed photograph, submit an explanation of what you've built, and what materials you used, as if you were writing a short tutorial.

Gits and Graven have agreed to be my judges.

--B.

*What, ANOTHER League contest?

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Excellent, mwuhahahahahaha.....ha?

Also, just for my clarification, are these hobby things people throw away, or general things? Like, if I were to use parts from a VCR, or some old chicken wire?
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

A preference toward hobby. One of the point categories is 'ease of duplication'.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Madison, WI

I updated the announcement on my blog.

   
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Berlin Germany

I think I will later on update with some of my most recent works... brian, you have to decide whether this is a suitable entry...

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

Interesting, very interesting - I may have to take a punt at this compo... I have so much rubbish lying around like sprues, cardboard tubes etc. Just need to get back in the mindset of when I first got into the hobby 25+ years ago and work out what to build with it all... maybe a recycling centre

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

I will update mine likewise!

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.

 
   
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Question: Should we be posting WIP's here, or would you prefer for each entrant to begin their own thread?

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Giving away my idea here...

Okay, so I changed my mind again after reading the new rules (skimming them anyway). Let me know if this will work brian


On to competition news couldn't sleep last night, even after two showers I still smell like a turkey burger. But while I was tossing and turning I was trying to think of an idea for the terrain competition. Drawing from what got me into warhammer fantasy (my first miniature wargamesfactory), I remembered the one piece of terrain that was THE objective to take every game....the outhouse . So I figure I can make one of those for fantasy and one for 40k, and I think I have the perfect starting pieces for it.



They had to be something a new warhammer would have. Who doesn't have loads of dice? The cubes are the dice boxes that one gets from buying bricks of d6s, and I have had them sitting around for years doing nothing. So that should fit the requirements of recycled/repurposed/reused. Both together would fit on a cd, so I think I'm safe there. The 40k version will just be turned into a Johnny on the spot and the fantasy one will become a true outhouse. Bothe will get treatment using plastic card that any new gamer can easily get for free by grabbing a few gift cards at Walmart, or using the spent I tunes cards they have gotten on birthdays and holidays.lets not throw those in the rubbish bins. Time to start chopping

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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Madison, WI

Is that knight on the right holding a baseball bat??

   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Gitsplitta wrote:
Is that knight on the right holding a baseball bat??


Yes he is, my brother in law loves to make up rules for games, so recently we have been working on a fantasy baseball game. Similar to bloodbowl, but there's a lot more work to it that still needs to be done.

Here's progress so far on the 40k version, needs detailing to go. The black bottom is still removable, so you can take the top off and place the model inside. We used to gain victory points for whoever got their general inside, each turn was bonus points towards final outcome as the two armies struggled over use of the only functioning facilities for hundreds of miles . The longer the general was inside the more points you got as he was feeling more relaxed each turn.

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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WiPs can be posted here. The outhouses amuse me.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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I'm still in.. won't be posting till I have free time Aug. 1st.

And as for my materials.. cardboard box lids and plastic sprues only. Will get a picture if needed.
As for my design.. I'll let the judges decide .. I gonna build what I think is cool.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2013/07/30 15:52:35


 
   
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Sorry, forgot to attach recent photo to last post.


Better not heat up that melta gun, I just saw an ogryn come out of there

And does amusing you get bonus points?

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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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Berlin Germany

had me to translate "outhouse" those words for a change never get teached at school... I think that is a very vital word in a foreign country you suddenly happen to be... so teaching such words would be rather helpful ....

great looking start theo!!!

   
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Always play to your audience, Theo.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Well if I'm playing to the audience I better make a gutter .

Here's about all I'm going to do with the 40k version, I know more could be done, but since we're looking for easy to copy for newer gamers them I'm there. I guess I should cover up the gap between the box and the roof though, and add a straw pipe to the roof.


Luckily my name is John, so I used an expired card for the new company logo on the front. When painted up the circle will have a y on it. The circles were cut with a hole punch for a here ring binder. The number on the side is part of a member number on my old card. The larger number will be people served, the smaller number in bottom corner will be the unit number.


The vents were made from the same gift card stock just cut to really thin strips and glued on. The back has raised date stamp on it for last service date also from my old card. That's right above two more of the three ring punches, one for clean out (dirty stuff), on for refill.

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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Lakewood, Ohio

What I might suggest, having been in a few porta-potties myself and a dozen outhouses (yay working at summer camp for 6 years!). Put vents on the front and back as well to cover that gap. If they're able to do it on the sides, they already have the skills to do it on the front and back

This thread hasn't gone down the crapper right?

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I'm not sure about my Judges, Gits and Graven, but toilet humor will only get you so far with me.

Also, another prize unlocked: 10 man Deathwatch Kill Team upgrade pack! (heads, guns, shoulder pads)

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Man, these prizes just keep getting better! I expect there to be some sort of recycled toilet roll in some way in the outhouse build, btw.

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.

 
   
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 Briancj wrote:

You must create a piece of terrain the size of a CD/DVD.


plastic sprues


My poor fingers probably won't thank me for this and I don't really expect to finish in time (I don't work quickly, y'know like glaciers) but...

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

That will become a wooden hut...eventually... (I may resort to card if necessary for some bits...)


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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Silly graven, we already made the toilet paper changer months ago. He's a member of the league of extraordinary janitors in my thread.

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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Lakewood, Ohio

Currently trying to find some pieces to use, I've got a blender ball and an old dry erase marker that has long since died... will think of other things... I don't have sprue or empty paint pots, etc... :-\

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Madison, WI

Wow... I picked the wrong competition to judge!

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Dr H wrote:
 Briancj wrote:

You must create a piece of terrain the size of a CD/DVD.


plastic sprues


My poor fingers probably won't thank me for this and I don't really expect to finish in time (I don't work quickly, y'know like glaciers) but...

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
Spoiler:


That will become a wooden hut...eventually... (I may resort to card if necessary for some bits...)

Eep.

Theophony wrote:Silly graven, we already made the toilet paper changer months ago. He's a member of the league of extraordinary janitors in my thread.

Solomon Lok would be proud!
Alfndrate wrote:Currently trying to find some pieces to use, I've got a blender ball and an old dry erase marker that has long since died... will think of other things... I don't have sprue or empty paint pots, etc... :-\

Dry markers make great IG cannons, did that for a griffon once.

Gitsplitta wrote:Wow... I picked the wrong competition to judge!

Tell me about it! I suggest we two fail everyone and claim the prize pool for ourselves.

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.

 
   
 
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