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*** CONTEST HAS ENDED ***
*** VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ENTRY! SEE PAGE 9 FOR PHOTOS!***






Contest rules are now in Spoiler for anyone that wishes to use these as a guideline for running their own contest.


Spoiler:

Hails to all that read this. Please review all rules and FAQ before participating.



OFFICIAL JUNK PILE MODELING CONTEST RULES



1- Official start is Friday November 15th 0000 your time and official end is Friday December 13th @ 1800 EST. Contest is open to anyone that wishes to participate. To enter contest please PM me or post here. In either case choose the category you will compete in.

2- Contest is to build a scale model of junk out of random junk parts. Must be a new project and you must provide one WIP picture that does not have paint. It is acceptable if a repurposed part on your model has paint from a previous project.

3- Maximum base size no larger than 60mm round and minimum base size no smaller than 40mm round / square. Acceptable exceptions are 25X50mm rectangular base, 25X70mm oval base, and 20x80mm rectangular base.



You do not have to use the exact bases as shown above. Photograph provided for scale reference only. You may build your own base (plasticard, hardboard, pre-fab from any manufacturer, etc.) but you must remain within noted size limitations.

4- Do not post WIP shots on this thread during the contest, and do not create direct links to your photos from this thread. You may post your progress on your own thread.

5- Multiple entries are not allowed.

6- Projects must be completed and submitted for judging within the expressed time frame. There will be no extensions.

Updated FAQs:

Q- What should I build?
A- A pile of random junk. This is not a 'mini-diorama' contest. While you may certainly build one it is outside the intent of this contest and will be viewed accordingly for judging purposes.

Q- What do you mean by 'random junk' pile'?
A- See pic below:



Q- How tall can the pile of junk be?
A- As tall as you want so long as it can stand on the base.

Q- How far over the base can the junk be?
A- Some, See pic for reference:



If anyone has other questions please PM me and I'll post them here for the benefit of other contestants.

CATEGORIES

Due to the excellent level of participation the following competition categories have been created. The purpose of different categories is to ensure the most fair and balanced level of competition possible. Category assignment for each contestant is based on past endeavors, available examples of work, and agreement between participant and myself.

Categories and qualifications are as follows:

Chaos Lord- Participants in this category have displayed incredible skill. Some may have had their work officially and publicly recognized through winning national contests and appearing in major publications. They are among the best artists on Dakka Dakka.

Exalted Champion- Participants in this category have displayed extraordinary skill. They may have placed in national contests and / or have appeared in major publications.

Aspiring Champion
- Participants in this category have displayed exemplary skill. They may have placed in or won website / FLGS contests.

Chaos Cultists- Participants in this category have displayed distinct effort in their work.


Scoring

Scoring will consist of 3 categories worth a maximum of 100 points overall. The categories are:

Bits (40)- Materials chosen and combination used to build piece

Paint (30)- Colors used, diversity in colors / textures, weathering /damage, etc

Impression (30)- Overall impression of the model as an entirety


Scoring Criteria

These are things I will be specifically looking for and will be assigning points as appropriate

Add points for:

- No prefab, meaning a complete build of random junk bits (exception- the base may be prefab from any manufacturer). Examples of random junk bits are sewing thimbles, mechanical pen springs, crushed soda caps, broken computer parts, etc. Immediate +5 point Bit bonus for everyone that provides photographic 'as it happened' evidence of picking up a piece of random junk from a parking lot, sidewalk, dumpster, etc. This bonus applies only once. Multiple 'action shots' do not add multiple bonus points.

- Comprehensive list of parts used

Neutral points for:

- Non-wargaming prefab bits from models such as scale military vehicles, cars, trucks, etc. Sprue from any model kits regardless of manufacturer is covered under this category.

- General list of parts used


Deduct points for:

- Majority wargame-related bits

- No list of parts used

- Base outside size limitations (exceptions noted for individual request)

- Posting WIP on this thread




Judging, Winning Entries, and Prizes

Each category will have a 1st and 2nd place winner with Honorable Mention for 3rd. There will also be a 'Daemon Prince' popular choice vote for the overall contest winner. In the case of a tie in any category I will decide on the criteria to break the tie. Daemon Prince votes accepted via PM only and only from Dec 13th to Dec 26th. Contest winners will be announced on Saturday Dec 28th.

First place winners of each category will be awarded a personalized piece of terrain built and painted by me. Second place winners will be awarded a bag of bits from my bits collection. Winner of the Daemon Prince title will receive both. If Daemon Prince title is awarded to anyone that placed 1st or 2nd in any category that awardee will receive cumulative prizes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING JUDGING
Be sure to provide me with focused, clear, and well lit pictures for judging. 6 photos (front / side / back / side / top / scale) are required for judging. See example:

FRONT


SIDE


BACK


SIDE


TOP


SCALE


You may submit more photos than required if you wish and be prepared to have more photos available if requested. They may be necessary for a tie-breaker or other clarification.

Photo are very important. It is not my intent to penalize anyone based on available technology or ability to use it but understand I will have to judge your piece only by the pictures you provide. If you do not have a device that can take a clean and clear photo, please consider getting assistance from a friend / family member, etc. Your entry deserves the best representation possible.




Current list of contestants

(This list was updated 11/26/13)

Chaos Lords

ashotninja
Biohazard
Briancj
Bruticus
cormadepanda
MauS
meade
Nerdfest09
OneManNoodles

Exalted Champions

Chelnov
Dr H
dsteingass
Gitsplitta
GiraffeX
hk1x1
Hyenajoe
Ifurita
inmygravenimage
Lord Scythican
Moltar
monkeytroll
Rabid Ferret
Ruglud
scrunty
Shinoden
Strombones
Theophony

Aspiring Champions

Andy_T
Camkierhi
Commander Cain
daemonhunter187
Galorn
hdbbstephen
jedi76
Kelly502
Littletower
morfydd
Sanka
scarper
sennacherib
SilverMK2
weetyskemian44

Chaos Cultists

Desubot
Devoted-to-the-machine
GawdamSumbish
GrimDork
inkybones
Jeeb_Sound
Llamahead
Master Azalle
RSJake
spectorkitty
Snrub
Viktor von Domm
whalemusic
Whiskered


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Illinois

Woot, now we can has thread! This should be pretty epic what with just over 40 participants already Now off to think up some ideas!

 
   
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This is gonna Be pretty Epic...

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I got so many ideas this week for terrain, but none of I has "junk" for the build oh well, I WILL come up with something.

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

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A thread to rule them all...

   
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Let the junking begin!

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I found some junk outside the parking garage this morning...

   
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Fife, Scotland

Chaos Lord!? No pressure then. Ha! Looking forward to seeing the results of this.

   
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Illinois

I like the limited size of the entries, people will have to be creative to fit a lot of wow factor onto these smaller bases, will be interesting indeed to see the final results!

Got my eyes on scouring for random interesting junk, need all ofthe bonus ppoints I can get, we may be at the low end... but I see a lot of talent at cultist and I'm gonna have to step up my game to avoid a curb stomp

 
   
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Hope I can stick to the no-WIP rule... But WIP pics in my own thread are allowed right?

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Inmygravenimage: That's sweet dude. I bet her ass is bad...
Camkierhi - What a load of rubbish... Amazing!
Rogue Wolves - Its rediculous how much character you pack into those guys
Skalk Bloodaxe: I know those will be awesome when finished, but right now they look like crackers.
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hdbbstephen +5 for 'live action' shot of collecting random junk:

Spoiler:


GrimDork- I agree that the limited space will force even very experienced modelers consider a different approach. And every category has a borderline 'ringer'. Search online for work other people have done for inspiration.

Biohazard- No pressure at all. You're competing with people saying the same thing. Ha.

MauS- Yes '4- Do not post WIP shots on this thread during the contest, and do not create direct links to your photos from this thread. You may post your progress on your own thread.'

 
   
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Berlin Germany

I just started to look through my junk box...after I have found lots of good stuff I liked for the mentioned bases as a size referrence...and realised that most of my so cool looking junk was way too big for the limited sized bases...so already I need to review my initial plans...
It is a very tough competition due to so many good preps joining and skalk created a really tough nut to crack this will be lots of fun

   
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Just to clarify - the thing you would have to build is a junk pile?

   
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Berlin Germany

As I understood a line of sight blocker with undefined look but the materials made mostly from junk?

   
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As a pedantic pain in the so-and-so,
I would also like bit clearer definition of your "junk" meaning.(?)

Would the English definition that applies to waste, scrap and rubble, be correct?

oh and is there a height limit?

Thanks Skalk. Oh lordy "lord" category, I may have to up my game a bit me thinks.

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Here's a great example of what I am looking for. These are bitz are from Spectorkitty-

Spoiler:


And here's an example of the sort of models I am hoping to see from people:

Spoiler:


...except made from more junk and less pre-fab. And Ignore the one in the top left, base is outside contest limitations.


Noodles- 'Examples of random junk bits are sewing thimbles, mechanical pen springs, crushed soda caps, broken computer parts, etc'


Also, per legoburner we're going to be pinned on the front page for 10 days.


Also, link to this thread is in my sig, feel free to copy / paste into your sig if you'd like.




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I'm getting excited to try my hand at building junk piles! I've been scouring the floors and junk drawers for pieces to use, and have been thinking about my paint choices. I can't wait!
   
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The tricky bit for me is, I am afraid to look at the bits too early as I will start prematurely.




 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
I am afraid to look at the bits too early as I will start prematurely.


That's what she said.

Good luck everyone. Except for other people in my category of course.

 
   
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How do you sign up? I read it twice.



 
   
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Melbourne

Alrighty then... I think this is gonna be fun.

I already have a vague idea of what might look good floating around in my head. Time to start hunting bits down.


Good luck to all.

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 Devoted-to-the-machine wrote:
How do you sign up? I read it twice.


Thank you for pointing out the oversight. Fixed, and you are signed up.

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Concerning #1: How exactly would you define a junk pile? The parts it's to be made from are well defined but for instance, what about other elements and how will we be judged on it? For example, if you want to build a junk pile that someone's made into a makeshift shelter, or you want to make some critters in it, or you want to make some kind of junk 'vehicle' (some Ork vehicles may qualify) or wrecked vehicle, or you want to make trees or vegetation growing on it.

 
   
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 Meade wrote:
Concerning #1: How exactly would you define a junk pile? The parts it's to be made from are well defined but for instance, what about other elements and how will we be judged on it? For example, if you want to build a junk pile that someone's made into a makeshift shelter, or you want to make some critters in it, or you want to make some kind of junk 'vehicle' (some Ork vehicles may qualify) or wrecked vehicle, or you want to make trees or vegetation growing on it.


Junk Pile (noun) - an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter [syn: garbage heap]

That is the literal definition, and that is exactly what I am looking for. Vehicles will be too large for the base though chunks of a wrecked vehicle would fit in fine. I imagine a makeshift shelter would be too large as well, but making the pile that looks like the refuse from a nearby shelter or encampment would fit the base and the spirit of the contest very well. Vegetation is fine, there's no reason why something could not have overgrown the pile. Critters are fine as well, though if they do show up I imagine the nastier critters of the grimdark (Ripper Jacks, Rats, etc) would fit the scene better. But you never know. Bunny foo-foo may be the element that ties the entire piece together. .

Overall I don't want to say 'here's the 20-point check list that I'll be using to judge each piece' because I don't want to direct the creativity of any individual more than I already have. I've offered the base sizes and recommended the bits to make a scale model junk pile. That's really it. There are so many ways to interpret that, and I'm looking forward to seeing each and every one of them.

I've said it many times and I will keep saying it- it's your model. After this contest is over and long forgotten you'll still have an awesome piece of terrain (albeit small) for your table or display shelf or wherever else it winds up... maybe even on a junk pile.





Automatically Appended Next Post:
Contest has begun. I'm already receiving 'staring materials' pictures and there's a lot of enthusiasm. Looking forward to seeing what people come up with over the next few weeks!

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Sorting through my junk boxes at the moment looking for my starting materials, couple of ideas taking shape, may work on a couple to keep people guessing as to which will be my entry

Are there any limits on how much 'overhang' the finished piece has over the base footprint, providing it's fully supported by the base?

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 monkeytroll wrote:
Sorting through my junk boxes at the moment looking for my starting materials, couple of ideas taking shape, may work on a couple to keep people guessing as to which will be my entry

Are there any limits on how much 'overhang' the finished piece has over the base footprint, providing it's fully supported by the base?


I'm curious about this myself.
   
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T-county

My brain is dumb. I have started, really got into the build. Started adding things to bring it into the 40k verse. Get done building, and take a look at my junk pile. Sonofa! That's not a junk pile at all!

That, but twice. Ok, give it a break, try again in a day or two.
   
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'Overhang' in some cases is an inevitable result and having 'some' is acceptable. If I have to give a specific measurement, no more than an inch over and even then it should only be thinner items like a pipe or an I-beam or something like that. Here's and example of overhang that would be acceptable:

Spoiler:






Hope this helps.


 
   
 
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