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 Viktor von Domm wrote:
quick update...i am still in the process of judging...a difficult procedure that is taking it´s time...this is due to the fact that we have received a delicious mixture of entries and i want to be as fair as possible... so be a bit patiently for a short time still...at the utmost you will know by Saturday...hope you can all live with that...

your friendly neighbourhood judge vic...


Tease! Hahah...


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Fluff? Uhm, self-evident no? Craft sticks (wood) to represent wood. Cardstock (wood pulp) to represent wood. I admit my presentation is a bit wooden, but I wasn't going to tie myself in knots trying to come up with something more. I'll leaf it at that.

Take your time judges. Get it right.

Vik, what about the poll?

 
   
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 Red Harvest wrote:
Fluff? Uhm, self-evident no? Craft sticks (wood) to represent wood. Cardstock (wood pulp) to represent wood. I admit my presentation is a bit wooden, but I wasn't going to tie myself in knots trying to come up with something more. I'll leaf it at that.

Take your time judges. Get it right.

Vik, what about the poll?




^^ winner

   
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Proof of a warped sense of humor no? And no moderator around to check my twisted wordplay. Perhaps the high quality of all the entries currently has the judges stumped? This is my guess as to the root cause of the delay.

The puns continue until we have a decision. Just sayin'


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

Wooden you know it, still no results. I'm getting board waiting...

   
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Beyond the Beltway

Yeah, me too. I may want to branch out into other areas-- like painting minis-- instead of sticking around here. All this waiting is sapping my mojo.

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

Well, this thread is certainly lumbering on isn't it.

Why don't we all have sing round the camp fire while we wait...


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Berlin Germany

so ladies and gentlemen,

since the suspense is killing everyone and then there wood be no need for a winner...i am revealing just this hopefully happy person...


after long (well you felt how long it was...) and deep thoughts, with the help of Doc H and some other helpful influences...
i finally decided that....*drumroll*

Spoiler:

Guildenstern with his "swamp bridge" is the winner of the sixteenth instalment of the ongoing LoER Terrain Competition...!




with this decision he will inherit the right to call himself a fellow Riveteer, also he is now entitled to come up with a new theme for the ongoing LoER terrain competitions...and has thus the right to do the judging over the next bright eyed and talented entrants...

a fiew words to my decision...

while all the entries showed great talent and enthusiasm of their makers, this particular one strikes a special chord this time in me... as stated this piece is meant to be fitting for a whole board... a swamp board...i find this theme very intriguing, the whole appearance of this model looks convincing to me, it is very atmospheric and last but not least the "fluff" for this model ...the joke of a skaven trap...made me giggle too...also...note that he used sprue to build the wooden boards for the bridge!
i congratulate you Guildenstern and i am eager to see what you come up with as a new theme for the next round!
As for the price...come the holidays i hopefully will have some time to work on a special treat for you...




to all the other entrants... i am very thankful about your invested energy and your devotion to this thread... all the more since i wasn´t there for you for quite a length of time!
i hope i haven´t offended someone with my choice...this wasn´t my intention... you all put so much love into your work, believe me, it wasn´t an easy decision for me, as each entry had special winning worthy aspects... tho i tried to make an objective decision and came up with a point system, ultimately it was an emotional, taste based decision... ach...i am a weak man...^^ i am very grateful to have you all here...and that you all shared your works and thoughts here with us!


again...thanks to all for filling all these empty lines here!!! you´ve been the backbone of this thread!

yours truly vik

   
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Congratulations and fantastic result to the winner absolutely awesome stuff.

I find this piece very eye catching and a wonder to behold.

Congratulations to you all really as the work has been outstanding, truly magnificent.

I really hope to see you all in the next round, Excellent competition. Thank you all.




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

Hah, great result. Congrats to our winner

And congrats to all the competitors, some great work displayed again - made the judging very difficult no doubt

Now, what's the next comp??

   
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Congratulations Guildenstern! Well done.


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Congrats dude! Well done!!
   
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Congratulations Guildenstern. Your piece looks like it would be perfect for Malifaux, BTW.

 
   
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Congratulations! Well done on the win!

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Well I'm dumbfounded. Honestly. Not expecting this at all. So many other entries I thought were awesome - not saying I don't appreciate it! I do, just ... wow o.O

Oh god now I have to run the next one?! panics

Lol

um, will start brainstorming n stuffs... I hope the idea of not starting quite til January of the new year would be somewhat acceptable? I can't imagine how many of us will have hobby time during the Christmas season anyway, but I do know I won't likely.

   
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Berlin Germany

In all that matters its ultimately your comp run now...so start and end dates, theme all up to you... Besides, I think that's perfect reasoning

Again, congrats to you!

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

Whenever you're ready Guildenstern - we'll be here

Don't forget that Christmas brings all types of throwaway packing materials that can be used in terrain making... Just saying

   
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Merry Christmas to you all.

Looking forward to another wonderful fun year of League action.

Any chance of the usual critique, I feel it helps me, and I am sure people like to see where we need to grow.

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Berlin Germany

er....well...i could do that... and the good doc is probably the right man to to line up the best words for that even more than me...but i am a bit hesitant to do that in public... if you want i can PM you my thoughts...? deal?^^

and merry Christmas to all of you!

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

I'm happy for a public flogging critique, so go ahead and hit me with it

   
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Public, of course. I can take criticism. And it is always good to hear a critique or two.

 
   
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Berlin Germany

ok... flogging will happen... sorry for my still lagging presence here... for better or worse i will be t home since my youngest is ill and i am watching over him... soooo... free time for some icky comments of mine then... keep dreading these pages then... also i think soonish the next round will be hosted by guildenstern... he will also use thee pages to announce the theme and the link here

cheers, vik

   
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When do you think it will start. Really need to be in one of these again.

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CONGRATS to the worthy victor!!!

been so out of the loop just managed to get through the last few pages and there are some really talented people out there....

With my new years resolution set... I am buzzing to hear about the next round!

VIVE LA LOeR!!!

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

Linky for next round...

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/675142.page

   
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 Viktor von Domm wrote:
... and the good doc is probably the right man to to line up the best words for that even more than me...
Ah well, better late than never.
As I was only in on the judging as a "consultant", I didn't go as in depth with my scrutiny as I have in the past. However, I can try an squeeze some useful comments from my conversations with Vik.

Usual disclaimer about these being my opinions and me not being a master by any measure (and a dyslexic, so excuse and unintended harshness). These are just observations that are aimed to help you improve next time.

In no particular order (I didn't rank the models, just offered Vik my thoughts on each):
Camkierhi:
Not as complex a build as your previous models, but complexity is no measure of quality. It was nice to see you attempt to create something simple but effective...
And it is. So long as you don't actually google "bamboo", you are instantly reminded of bamboo. Arguments can be made that as alien bamboo, it doesn't need to look exactly like Earth bamboo, and only needs to look like a plant of some kind...
And the colouration is so good, that it really sells the lifelike look of it.
I liked the broken ones too. Nice touch.
Would be good to see you incorporate them into something larger.

Cleatus:
Nice build. I like the planks and tiles. It could do with some more details about it to make it more interesting from different angles.
The painting is close, and just needs some final touches to complete it. The wood could do with a greater variation in it's colours for it to stand out more in the photos (it could be the camera and may be more apparent in real life).
The black is a bit strong though and make the whole look very dark. The blacked out doors and windows don't help this either.
Perhaps adding shutters to the windows and a door, or even going all out and free-handing a view of inside in the holes (could just be a few flagstones fading to black at the base of the door-hole); it would never look right from all angles, but get the perspective right for the most common angle (standing at a gaming table) and it would be pretty cool.
Also, if the roof was a lighter colour, it would have helped lighten the whole model.
I suspect you ran short of time, and I know how long crafting planks and tiles can be, so respect for you on that.

GamesEtc:
Your photography is getting better, but still needs some work. More light.
Very nice build though. Love the devotion to using wood throughout with wooden pegs an' all.
The basing is nice; plants is good.
Good job on weathering the wood, and the rope looks natural (tricky to get right at scale).
However, the whole looks a bit toy-like in the photos for some reason, and this may be the fault of the photos not showing your work clearly enough.

Guildenstern:
After only seeing glimpses in the sketches and wip photos, I was not prepared for the finished piece. Really looks great, and realistic (which is what I like in models).
So much of a dark horse I didn't see you coming.
The water looks natural , as do the plants on the whole. I like how you placed them in a way that they would grow in real life, and not just in "false" random clumps. The tall grass though, could do with some shorter lengths about it to make that look more natural (they don't all start growing at the same time and get to the same length all the time).
The frog and 'shrooms are a little cartoon-y in comparison, but don't detract from the model and do add a splash of colour.
A worthy winner.

Kingpin54:
The lighting in your photos is a little harsh, try to make it more diffuse and surround the model more.
I like the cage, it's a bit "rustic" but good effort.
I also like how you did the rope holding the cage and the wooden upright is good.
The texture on the wood could be a little less regular though. More passes from various angles and/or wiggling your texture-making device would help.
The rocks look nice, good use of wood, and I like the irregular footprint of the model.
As for painting, try and be a bit more gentle with your dry-brushing (dryer brush and lighter touch) and use more layers; it'll be both sharper and more subtle.

mad_eddy_13:
You could have done with more lighting, especially on the front of the model.
Wood looks nice and quite natural in it's colouration.
Good design and layout too.
And great effort on the fluff for the piece.
It does appear to be missing a roof though. Time, I suspect again as the enemy, but a removable roof would have finished it off nicely.

Red Harvest:
Loved the construction, and the design. Can't really find any issues to comment on...
Some of your dry-brushing is a little heavy in places... there that'll do you.

Ruglud:
Lovely little piece.
The tree looks great, the wall looks great.
The basing is nice, although your grass could do with a similar treatment as Guildenstern's above.
Painting is nice too.

TheEyeOfNight:
Great design; liking all the spikes. Great use of sticks and thorns.
And light up eyes! nice.
Like the little skeleton on the chest and the added skulls and plants.
Although the rest of the base is a bit plain, that's probably understandable given the construction... and it is nicely painted mud.
And what a book you've written to go with it.

So there you have it. I hope it helps any and all of you.
Good luck with the next one.


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Thanks Doc for your typically in depth reviews.

I always try to keep in mind the feedback you give when making a piece.

My photos may have been better if I had use the green cloth I have for the backdrop.



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Thanks for the feedback.


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