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Made in us
[DCM]
Illustrator






North Carolina



It's back! This is your chance to show the rest of Dakka what you're made of!

The Rules:

1.) Abide by the spirit and guidelines of the Challenge presented.
2.) Take a WIP shot of your model before painting. Send your WIP along with your entry.
3.) Paint your model!
4.) Take another shot of the completed model and send it in to dakkapaintingchallenge@dakkadakka.com with your Dakka Handle as the photo's filename. Also be sure to include your dakka handle in the email, just in case. Oh and be sure it's in before Midnight Central (GMT-6:00) the night of the Deadline!!
5.) The day after the deadline, all the entries will be presented for all of Dakka to see! Along with this will be a poll for the community at large to pick their favorite from the bunch.
6.) Public voting will last for 3 Days. And the Top 5 Entries will go on to be voted upon by our Judging Panel. The Winner will be announced soon after!

Notes:
The model you enter can not be shown on Dakka or any other website, it's specifically for release in the Voting Poll. Models found to be posted prior to the Voting Poll will be disqualified. This does not claim publishing rights. Once the voting is over, feel free to post your model all over the web ^_^!

Please only send one WIP shot with your entry. If you decide to send more than one final painted shot, I will pick the best of them and post it alone. You may create a collage for the model to show detail (back, front, close ups, etc.) and send it as your entry.

Administrator and Moderator entries will be marked with a "Team Dakka" watermark. Admin and Mod participants can't win prizes, but don't let that keep you from voting for them! Defeating one another is more than enough a reward...


Images:

Pics of your model may be either 1000x800 pixels or 800x1000 pixels . The voting is done blind, that way favoritism has nothing to do with who wins. No text, watermarks, or icons on the entry at all. File Names will be changed after I receive them.

The Prize:
The Winner Recieves: Dakka Bragging rights, A Dakka front page announcement of your glorious victory, the respect from your fellow modelers, and a prize package worth $50 from AwesomePaintjob.com!






The Challenge
Nitty Gritty Armor

The worse the weather, the more you are required to be out in it.



Off the assembly line she rolls, onto the train headed for combat. Six months in and the hatch barely opens any more and the view port has been bashed out by some local kids with rocks! The idler wheel is about to fall off and the skirt armor has holes the size of fists from all of the blasts it's taken! And the dust!! Oh the dust!

This is just one of a million stories you can create as you move forward with this challenge! The idea is simple, paint a Tank/Skimmer/Walker/APC and make it feel/look real and used! It's time to use all of those techniques you've been wanted to use for all these years but never quite had the right project to try them out on! Water Streaks, Oil Marks, blast damage, paint chipping, rust, mud, dirt, dust, jet exhaust, scorch marks! The amount of weathering is up to you!

The Deadline: November 8th, 2009: Midnight Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Challenge Rules:

Model must be a single tank kit. Crew additions such as drivers, commanders or riders are acceptable

If you have ANY questions regarding the competition, please feel free to ask here or email DakkaPaintingChallenge@dakkadakka.com!!

For those of you who might be new to Dakka and haven't seen this before, check out The Dakka Painting Challenge Article.

Happy Painting!

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-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Birmingham, The UK one!

Is this a competition to see who can weather Armour well? can I post a pic of a world war 2 tank i have done?


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Il

accordint to the rules you must have WIP pics and started in this month

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Made in us
[DCM]
Illustrator






North Carolina

The entire point of the contest is to start and finish a vehicle/walker/whatever within the allotted period. In this case, from today until November 8th.

Models can not be shown prior to the voting thread post at which time they are unveiled by me for that purpose. When voting is all over and the winner is announced, anonymity is finished and people may post their model as they wish, and I will put names to models so that people will know who did what.

Historical armor pieces are perfectly acceptable though.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Birmingham, The UK one!

Ok thats good i have a dio with it as well should i post that too.


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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Il

would a =][=mod edit=][= count because im starting a non 40k army

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1500 pt nurgle daemons bleeeeh 2/0/2 but what fun they are when they win 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Illustrator






North Carolina

Fantasy pieces such as chariots and warmachines are acceptable.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Birmingham, The UK one!

I have changed my mind and a I am gonna do my newest sentinel which i finished about 30 minutes ago. Some last touches and its now done.


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Illustrator






North Carolina

Lanky-feck wrote:I have changed my mind and a I am gonna do my newest sentinel which i finished about 30 minutes ago. Some last touches and its now done.


I don't think you quite understand the idea behind it. You have to start and finish the piece from now until November 8th. Anything that's already done can't be entered.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Birmingham, The UK one!

Oh right can it be my newest =][=mod edit=][= thats basecoated

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Illustrator






North Carolina

basecoated models are acceptable. Take a WIP photo before you start the model and include that with the final entry photo.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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can you scratchbuild and convert?

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See my WIP thread at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/221633.page 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Illustrator






North Carolina

Scratch builds and conversions are more than acceptable.

I'm going to go ahead and say Deffkoptas are welcome to join the fray. They're substantial enough a vehicle and will allow for some really fantastic weathering opporunities. Bikes and Jetbikes are acceptable on this same logic.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Sector 001

Are there any limitations on size? Does it have to be just the vehicle or can it be inserted into scenery, as in a diorama?

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Ruthless Rafkin






Glen Burnie, MD

Hmmm... What to paint...

Still, given the nature of the challenge, and the fact that we've seen GD's models, I'm thinking I have about a snowball's chance in hell.



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Ruthless Rafkin






Glen Burnie, MD

I'd paint up a killa kan, but who'd notice the difference?



-Loki- wrote:
40k is about slamming two slegdehammers together and hoping the other breaks first. Malifaux is about fighting with scalpels trying to hit select areas and hoping you connect more. 
   
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Somewhere in southern England.

Valhallan42nd wrote:I'd paint up a killa kan, but who'd notice the difference?


Do a joke diorama with half the vehicle badly weathered and the other half with grots crawling over it scraping off the rust and repainting it all nice and new.

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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Wow, this sounds really cool. I am a big fan of the APJ tutorials, and I have several Vehicles that need painting.

Fate? I think not

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Boston, MA

Horst wrote:looks like fun... I think i'll paint up a ****... I was going to paint it anyway, but this gives me a reason to.


You can say that again! ...how fricken awesome is it that the contest is a vehicle; I just finished the **** on my custom EDIT-Vehicle-EDIT...


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So we don't actually submit anything (WIP photo, entry etc) until it's done? Do we need to sign up or just send in the final before the deadline?

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Made in us
[DCM]
Illustrator






North Carolina

We've never had any issues with having your model be photographed with a background before, so I'm going to say Diorama's are more than ok. Just be sure the focus is on the vehicle!

Also, Tau Battlesuits crisis suit and larger are allowed. I think they are suitably walker-ish.

As for sending things in, don't worry about sending anything until you've got your final photos ready to send in. Then send everything at once. This saves me time in the long run.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Brandon MB

Would a =][=mod edit=][= work? Its not exactly 'armor' but i'm working mine to be pretty gritty.

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North Carolina

Trucks are ok as well.

Remember though, it has to be a model/project that hasn't already been previously posted before.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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I might eneter the contest with my ***
If i get the time to put it together.(if i can figure out how )

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barlio wrote:
Just get a snow shovel and scrape them off the table.





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Guess its time to build that =][=mod edit=][= that is STILL missing pieces, thanks for nothing forgeworld

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This is pretty exciting for me... if I can find a way to green stuff these ***** properly I'm gonna give it a run; but Nov 8th is going to be here fast!

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Glasgow, Scotland

I'm in!


If I can ever get around to finishing anything.....ever again!

   
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Australia

Hi - thinking of stripping a badly painted/assembled 'tank' and weathering it for this comp. Quick question - should the initial wip be of the badly painted version, or the freshly stripped?

(edited to minimise the 'publically announcing your entry' issue!).

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I'll give this a shot, I'm in.

BigJon

   
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[DCM]
Illustrator






North Carolina

Freshly stripped would be best for the purpose of the WIP

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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