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Welcome to Thunderdome. Painting Competition Voting.
Entry 1. Man Vs. Machine. 1% [ 20 ]
Entry 2. Clever Girl. 5% [ 62 ]
Entry 3. Grot Wars. Oiler Vs. Orderly. 11% [ 146 ]
Entry 4. Celebrating 25 Years of 40k. 2% [ 30 ]
Entry 5. Loyalist Vs. Traitor. An IG Diorama. 10% [ 135 ]
Entry 6. Showdown on Kronus. 8% [ 114 ]
Entry 7. I Have the High Ground. 30% [ 410 ]
Entry 8. Space Marine Vs. Chaos. 1% [ 14 ]
Entry 9. Superman Vs. Doomsday. 6% [ 80 ]
Entry 10. Ork Skrapp. 4% [ 54 ]
Entry 11. Purity Vs. Corruption. 6% [ 88 ]
Entry 12. Fear Denies Faith. 9% [ 123 ]
Entry 13. Grey Knight Vs. World Eater. 2% [ 24 ]
Entry 14. Chaos Lord Vs. Space Marine. 5% [ 63 ]
Total Votes : 1363
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Welcome to Thunderdome. We have 14 awesome entries this time around. Now it's crunch time. Time for you to decide our winner.

If you want to refresh yourself about what the theme of the Painting Challenge was, you can re-read all about it here.

Public Voting lasts for 5 days. You can vote for all your favorite entries. Vote for as many or as few entries as you like!

The winner will then be announced a few days later, chosen from amongst the top 5 entries by a hand-picked panel of Dakka Painting Challenge judges.

All submissions are presented anonymously, so that no favorites can be played (so please do not post which image is yours, or you will be disqualified).

Remember that you can click on any of these images to get a better view of them (and zoom) in the dakka gallery.

You can vote for all your favorite entries. Vote for as many or as few entries as you like!

Now onto the pictures.

Entry 1. Man Vs. Machine. by Ecstasy in Service


Entry 2. Clever Girl. by Shado.Raith


Entry 3. Grot Wars. Oiler Vs. Orderly. by Arakasi


Entry 4. Celebrating 25 Years of 40k. by RIChYc


Entry 5. Loyalist Vs. Traitor. An IG Diorama. by Decaius


Entry 6. Showdown on Kronus. by Ouze


Entry 7. I Have the High Ground. by heartserenade


Entry 8. Space Marine Vs. Chaos. by AegisFate


Entry 9. Superman Vs. Doomsday. by heavybolter


Entry 10. Ork Skrapp. by MrMerlin


Entry 11. Purity Vs. Corruption. by Vitruvian XVII


Entry 12. Fear Denies Faith. by Kavika0311


Entry 13. Grey Knight Vs. World Eater. by Haranos


Entry 14. Chaos Lord Vs. Space Marine. by SlaveToDorkness










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Some wonderful entries here, well done to everyone.

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Dublin, Ireland

All of them are really great with some being simply stunning.
Well done to all entrants!

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Bristol

Good luck everyone!
   
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#7 is sort of a bummer, in that the display looks pretty cool, but because the photo is so dark, it is very difficult to make out the details.
I don't know if LEDs were used in the construction of the scene - that's what it looks like - but in my opinion they, or the lighting used, don't actually add anything to the diorama, and the entire thing would be better off with normal lighting and the absence of the LEDs / green hue. An otherwise really cool looking entry has been hindered by a poor light source.
   
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Flu wrote:#7 is sort of a bummer, in that the display looks pretty cool, but because the photo is so dark, it is very difficult to make out the details.
I don't know if LEDs were used in the construction of the scene - that's what it looks like - but in my opinion they, or the lighting used, don't actually add anything to the diorama, and the entire thing would be better off with normal lighting and the absence of the LEDs / green hue. An otherwise really cool looking entry has been hindered by a poor light source.


I think you're talking about #6? Number 7 is the one with the thunderhammers.

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UK

Excellent entries from everyone, it was very hard to choose my favourite.

Best of luck to all entrants.
   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Glad to see so many quality entries to this competition, I had to pick three entries as I couldn't come up with one clear favorite.

   
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NorCal

Some really good entries ruined by some really poor photography

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Some good stuff here, hard to choose one. I wish there was some better shots of some of them. I wonder what #7 is about...

 
   
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Is that a Harry Potter Chess piece in the High Ground one?

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Lint wrote:Some really good entries ruined by some really poor photography


wich ones do you mean? Hopefully not nime (im not telling wich one it is )

anyway, I just realized that I voted on exactly those two that are just above me


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Wow, loads of great pics, glad to see such a good turn out.

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I'm having trouble wrappIng my head around the resolution limitation of the submissions. What was the point of limiting the images to 1000x800 if the preview pics are all framed the same size and then we're given the option to click the image to zoom in for a more detailed view? I would have preferred submitting a much higher resolution image so the zoom in preview showed more detail, especially since so much detail is lost when creating the montage images. Just curious as to the reasoning.

 
   
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heavybolter wrote:I'm having trouble wrappIng my head around the resolution limitation of the submissions. What was the point of limiting the images to 1000x800 if the preview pics are all framed the same size and then we're given the option to click the image to zoom in for a more detailed view? I would have preferred submitting a much higher resolution image so the zoom in preview showed more detail, especially since so much detail is lost when creating the montage images. Just curious as to the reasoning.


I think it's because of the programming of the Dakka Gallery page viewer thingamajig (let's call it DGPVT). Notice that you can't zoom in on the ones arranged vertically (7 and 13) but the ones arranged horizontally when displayed on the page are just slightly smaller than their actual size (800 x 640 as opposed to 1000x 800) so the DGPVT interprets it as something you can zoom into, but it makes it also possible to zoom into it much more closer although they're not meant to be viewed that upclose since, well, resolution and pixels and all.

That's my theory.


 
   
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Darkness wrote:Is that a Harry Potter Chess piece in the High Ground one?


Hey! Knew I recognized it from somewhere.

Voted for a couple as I could not choose!

   
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Bah! My pic is horrible! I gotta figure out how to do a montage...

I'm curious why #7 is Templar on Templar though.

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Some of these might be potentially good but, alas, can't see how good they are due to not-so stellar photography and montage. Entry 11 looks good but with the montage and photography, I'm not sure what is happening. I also don't think it's necessary to put the top view of the models/diorama.

3 and 5 are painted well, I'd say. 6 might be well-painted too, but you can't see it because of the LED lighting effects. Sure it looks extremely cool, but it defeats the purpose of a painting competition if you don't see the paint job.


SlaveToDorkness wrote:
I'm curious why #7 is Templar on Templar though.


Might be betrayal... title might be a Star Wars reference of Obi-Wan versus Anakin so it implies two supposed allies duking it out because the one betrayed the other.

It can also be ritualistic combat, with the queen statue as judge. Or practice, maybe?

My money is on that the one who made this just opened a box of assault termies and he/she doesn't have fresh new models to use aside from those

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Southend-on-Sea

They are all stunning, we have some truly talented painters on DakkaDakka!
   
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I'm genuine surprised no one actually did anything based on Thunderdome. You know a whole blaster/master v max thing.

- 10,000 pts CSM  
   
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Nice stuff- this is what makes dakka great

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Seven is amazing, great work on all of the entries though.

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Calgary, AB

Initially I was going to abstain fromvoting (I caught myself analysing and deconstructing the combats, and felt that many of these were poorly thought out)

Then I saw superman. Obviously my vote went to that, and it encouraged me to vote on a few others.

i guess it might bear worth mentioning that i assessed my vote on novelty, execution, and feel.

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12 for me...I can see it now...


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I voted for five, but in general some outstanding work. The current leader will be a worthy winner at this rate though. Excellent piece.

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I guess voting will be over tomorrow morning, so I can finally post my entry on my blog then!


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When will it be over? I want to start and P&M blog with my entry, too.


 
   
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Voting was supposed to last five days, so tomorrow it should be over.....

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hm, I am a bit dissapointed with how the votes are headed... ah well, to each their own.

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