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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Really cool mate, and I do love her saintliness!

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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Imperial Agent Provocateur




The Netherlands

@Noodles- WOW, just wow

@Hyenajoe - You still have 7 more days to add some more detail

My progress so far has been slow, i am in the middle of moving from 1 house to the other...and my precious mancave has been dismantled already , so i have to work in the kitchen.

Anyhow, with 7 days left i refuse to throw in the towel just yet




The trees and plants are not fixed yet, i still have to paint the whole ruzzbot/stompa, place some vines etc...but i hope that before the end date my effigy of Gork will be finished.


Take care.

   
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Aspirant Tech-Adept






This looks great, looking forward to seeing the finished paint job.
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

More WIPs, and 3rd lot of blood loss caused by khorne


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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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

at weapon prime... is that soldier i see in your dio a cadian at ease or did you make that one as a conversion? i need to know as i wanted to make some guarding IG for a long time...

at all... looks super cool... i don´t know if i should compete against you lot... you are atm way too crazy for me to challenge you!

   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Arizona

@Viktor von Domm

Yeah, they're a couple of the exclusive ones that I bought from a gentleman here on Dakka who's name I can't remember.

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

*big sigh of envy*
i had haped that you had found a way to get that pose done with just bitz... ebay is selling these, two a blister for around 20+€s and thats as close as robbery as you can get IMHO

   
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Arizona

I'm sure it can be done. I can try to mock it up with my bitz for you this weekend.

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

that would be lovley! i love dioramas and your´s looks toataly up my alley , so that would be very nice!

   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Arizona

I will see what I can whip up then

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

splendid!

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Shrine of Khorne:

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
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Arizona

That's pretty awesome!

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Thanks mate.

Details, details. It's where the devil is, you know.
Spoiler:




Side Corridors:



Minus pit:


In the pit:



More details:



Prisoner #1


#2


#3


Top-down view:


Rear view:


Rear details:











graven.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2013/07/03 20:57:07


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 gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

AWESOME

nuff said




 
   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

So when does this thing end?




 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Westchester, NY

It does in fact end tonight

Tomorrow I'll tabulate the results and announce the winners... but it may take me awhile to decide... this is going to be a close one.

Hope you can make it Chelnov... but one weeklong extension is enough!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2013/07/07 20:56:52


 
   
Made in nl
Imperial Agent Provocateur




The Netherlands

Due to RL, i couldn't find enough time to finish my entry...which blows. I will probably finish it later, but alas.

Goodluck to those of you who finished their entry.


Take care.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Westchester, NY

 Chelnov wrote:
Due to RL, i couldn't find enough time to finish my entry...which blows. I will probably finish it later, but alas.

Goodluck to those of you who finished their entry.


Take care.


Sorry to hear that! I know how you feel but it's not so much of a loss you built something awesome... please post here once you finish!

 
   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Damn, how close where you Chelnov....I really wanted to see that puppy.




 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Westchester, NY

Well guys... contest is officially closed. But it may be a few days before I give a final decision here... looking back at the entries its just so close and the more I look at them the more I am impressed. So whomever I choose as the winner I feel as if they deserve a good writeup as for why they won and same goes for the contenders...

 
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





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

Good luck Meade, that's a hard job you've got to decide on the winner. Good luck to everyone who entered

   
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Westchester, NY

Okay, thanks everyone for participating!

First of all, The contestants presented for posterity.

Camkierhi:



Ruglud, "The Stone Circle":



hk1x1. "Imperial Shrine":



inmygravenimage, "Shrine of Khorne":



OneManNoodles, "Adeptus Mechanicus Shrine":



xXWeaponPrimeXx, "No Atheists in Foxholes":



HyenaJoe, "The shrine of Saint Apollonia":



Chelnov, "Ruzzbot":



Final Round came down to three contestants. OneManNoodles, Hk1x1, and Camkierhi. I felt it would help explain the judging and help me out to use numbers, so I tried to grade the entries on a scale, and the winner overall is everything added up. A lot of the factors I'm judging on kind of bleed or overlap into one another (like realism and weathering, for instance) and there a lot of 'overall' type factors I judged it on too.

Weathering (how convincing are the weathering techniques)

Noodles: 8/10
Hk: 9/10
Camki: 7/10

Hk used some amazing weathering techniques, giving the whole piece an aged appearance. He showed the internal structure of the masonry as it was crumbling, and vegetation growing around and in it. I love the moss color on the stones in the wall, and the tree could be a bit more convincing, but it's still really cool.

Noodles used some great weathering techniques, but overall I felt they were just shy of what they could be. Could use a bit more variation in color, and some of the metal parts felt unfinished, still you get massive points for this!

Realism (including everything overall, paintjob, light and shade, weathering, construction... keeping in mind its still sci-fi)

Noodles: 7/10
Hk: 9/10
Camki: 7/10

Once again Hk pulls ahead with this, the work on the masonry, the vegetation, the weathering details, overall contribute to something that is very convincing. Especially the fact that it seems like every stone is a slightly different color, whether of green or grey, this makes a huge difference.

Scratchbuilding (extra points for using rivets),

Noodles: 10/10
Hk: 9/10
Camki: 9/10

Noodles comes out ahead... the amount of love put into the plasticard work on this piece is amazing. The different elements that are put together, like the glass tubes, all contribute to make something really cool and a great example of scratchbuilding.

Hk you get points for this too, the sculptures you've done are amazing... but the sheer amount of building Noodles has done comes out ahead.

Diversity/variation (is there color and shape variation, that makes it lovely to look at?)

Noodles: 8/10
Hk: 9/10
Camki: 8/10

Once again I love it how in Hk's entry, every stone is a different color. He actually makes a solid stone wall nice to look at. Noodles uses more variation in shapes, but some parts of the base and stair become monotonous.

Coherence (does it all come together in a unified whole?),

Noodles: 7/10
Hk: 9/10
Camki: 7/10

I would give Hk a ten in this category, but for the simple fact that this entry is kind of dull when seen from multiple angles, there is not much going on in the back except a solid square shaped wall. Still, when considered overall... everything just comes together. Every element looks like it belongs in the same world in a very convincing way. I just don't get the same feeling from Noodle's entry. IMO all the different scratchbuilt themes conflict a bit... the arches, the checkered pattern and the riveted areas... needs to have one dominant theme and stick with it, and some kind of weathering or painting light and shade could help as well.

Atmospherics (does it have a mood?)

Noodles: 7/10
Hk: 9/10
Camki: 8/10

Hk's definitely has a mood to it, that's all I can say.. it's not dark, more like extremely peaceful. Noodles has all the cool elements there for a religious feeling, but is just shy of getting off the ground, although the coolness factor is still off the charts (and sadly too subjective for this contest... I just think everything is cool).
Camki's entry also get's points because the stained glass windows and everything else give it a very fairy-tale mystical mood!

Creativity (did you think outside of the box and use new techniques or raw materials?),

Noodles: 10/10
Hk: 7/10
Camki: 8/10

Noodles, the use of the glass tubes was awesome. The use of different parts from kits mixed with the plasticard is top notch. Hk, I feel was just doing more of the same of what he is used to... but since he is so good at what he does it's fine with me nevertheless he still gets credit for some original sculpture here.
Camkierhi, you get credit for those awesome stained glass windows and display case for the sword and book. That was really cool!

Painting (overall the skill and effort put into painting)

Noodles: 9/10
Hk: 6/10
Camki: 7/10

Noodles: the details on the front including the little readout for the monitor, the glowing effects, The servo skull, was all fantastic. Hk, I already give points for the weathering stone, but aside from that I can't say there is any stellar paintjobs here, because I know it's fairly easy to drybrush stone and have it look excellent, and there doesn't need to be either... it is what it is.
Camki: awesome job painting the marble, the details on the book and such, and the walls.

Noodles: 66
Hk: 67
Camki: 54


So there you have it folks... Hk1x1 is the winner by a nose! And Camki you gave them a run for their money. In my mind you and OneManNoodles are equals but there you have it, there can be only one Anyway I hope my judging system helps to illustrate why I reached my decision. Also, everything I've written here is only one man's opinion and really, very little qualifies me except I'm making the prize (but I hope it helps at least) OneManNoodles, Camkierhi, well played.

Now for the secondary prize.... goes to...

immygravenimage!

Congrats dude, the sheer insanity and ambition of your creation and it's chaotic goodness have found it's way into my heart. Also, you made many WIP postings in the thread which is a necessary prerequisite for this prize! It doesn't have to be a hardcore profession job, it just has to make us smile and you certainly accomplish that. It was a very tough decision between you, and xXWeaponPrimeXx, whose entry actually has a story and a lot of great little details and variation in the posing I liked. The servo skull of doom is yours my friend.

Once again thanks to all the participants... each entry was a gem in itself, contributes to the thread and helps illustrate the talent here on Dakka. If any of you want me to change the final pic in the list of entrants, just post here or PM and I can change the title, use a different picture if you have finished it off or just want a different angle there, and I'll probably post all these to the front of the thread so that anybody looking around can see the entries right away.

Thanks everybody!

 
   
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Arizona

Congratulations to everyone!

This was a lot of fun!

But be warned, next time I won't take it easy on you!

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Woo! I get to be a little floating skull! Great efforts all round, and a worthy winner. Meade, the detailed breakdown made for fascinating reading, and I'm just glad I made you smile. Onwards, riveters!

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
Longtime Dakkanaut






Congrats to all, and on a personal note I'm glad to see hk1x1 getting some well-deserved recognition. He's been making incredible stuff since posting on dakka but his thread didn't see a lot of attention. I expect that is going to change now.

My hat doffs to Meade for showing the comprehensive and methodical approach to judging. I think it was excellent and it would be cool to see more judges do this in the future.

Respect to ALL who entered. You took the time and showed the commitment to follow though, and in the process inspired a lot of people. OneManNoodles piece could fit anywhere on my table and I'm interested in taking a crack at a similar piece in the future. The flooring that Camkierhi used is awesome and I could do well to replicate that on my Imperial Sector ruins.

The absolute massive size of graven's piece is... massive. Over the top. You could play an entire game of Necromunda on it. Just staggering. You;re going to have to move to a new place if you keep building stuff like that.

Again, congrats to all, and I hope to stomp all of you into the wet slogging mud of defeat if I ever have the chance to compete in one of these contests again.


 
   
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Aspirant Tech-Adept






wow, didn't expect that, really thought OneManNoodles was gonna win this, a really close contest.

Thank you Meade for an excellent comp, it was fun, and great to see everyone's different entry's, plus I like what you said in the points breakdown, plenty of stuff for me to work on there in time for the next one.

I look forward to it, and thanks again everyone.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Westchester, NY

@inmygravenimage, Not just a floating skull, a servo spider skull of DOOM. like this :



not that one specifically but an improved version.

@Skalk, Thanks man. Oh yes you know I will be competing in the next comp! I'll see you on the battlefield my friend

@Hk1x1, It was extremely close. I'm glad my judging info could be of some use!

 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Oh man, that's going to have a field day in amongst my inquisitorial horde

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 de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

welcome to the fold of the riveteers... *nods to:* graven, hk1x1 you´ve earned it... will you know make a comp together or only you HK1x1?...
by the way... you may now fly the riveers banner proudly!!!

and meade... that´s got to be the most indepth judging i have seen here... i can see how all the judging must ave left you spent and broken... but you are an artist... that´s probably a needful requirement to be still an awesome modler and painter as you already are

to all the others: it only worked so well this time because of you! to all entries... be proud about your work... !

cheers, vik

   
 
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