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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to welcome you to the 3rd annual Nerdcademy award painting competition

after the roaring success of the two previous years I have pulled together enough prizes and judges to continue for another year. This year I wanted to try and again push some ideas and techniques that will encourage and produce some models that are totally different to the 'norm'

so without further ado the theme for this years comp is 'Sin City' now before you rush off to scout for Bruce Willis and Jessica Alba models what we're looking for is the 'idea' behind the cult look the film produces, so what that means is this: you may choose ONE model on a base up to 50mm that comes from the world of Warhammer 40K this can be any race. you may base the model or convert it as you see fit. now comes the important part so listen carefully Painting of the model MUST be done in a grey scale palette, so only any shades between white and black may be used on the model EXCEPT for ONE part of the entire model (the base is included in the term entire model) and this part you may use a spot colour as per the movie Sin City. so be selective and be creative and have fun with it. (any questions will be answered in the thread as we go along)

O.k, so judging will be based on the same formula as last year,

Build (100 points)
- quality of build (i.e, neatness) (30 points)
-adherence to theme (30 points)
-conversions/kitbashing (20 points)
-appropriate posing (20 points)

Painting (100 points)
-neatness (25 points)
-use of advanced techniques (25 points)
-overall effect & look (50 points)

Basing (30 points)
-theme/appropriateness to figure (10 points)
-build/customization (10 points)
-painting (10 points)

Overall impression of miniature (50 points)

Judging will be conducted by myself along with two stalwart veterans of the Dakasphere! the ever present MOD Whalemusic360 and everybody's favorite Gitsplitta a big round of applause please!

the competition will run from now until the 6th October Aus time

Now for the prizes! lets start with 1st place, I wanted to really do something Nerdingly different and had a mate scan my head and do a 3D print of me I then painted it up and now we have a distinguished and very unique trophy for the lucky winner! as well as a model for them to hone their skills on & something to listen to while doing it!






2nd prize will see the lucky winner receive a couple of box sets of models to light the fuse to paint!



and now for what some see as the prize to end all prizes it's another of 'Nerds Nudes' this is spoilered and nsfw (or anyone's eyes really!) you receive a framed copy right to your door!
Spoiler:



So that's the start! lets see who's in and who's keen to blow us away this year! you need to fight hard hard hard to not 'win' 3rd prize all entrants please make your participation know on this thread and after a week i'll do the first entrants update so you can see who's up against it!

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Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

THAT 3RD PRIZE!!!!


feth yeah, I'm in.

Gotta find something to paint Sin City style now.

My Blogs -
Hobby Blog - Currently lots of stuff
Terrain - Currently Middle Earth ruins.
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

I am in.

Got to try against the big boys some time.




 
   
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Morphing Obliterator




Medrengard

Screw it, why not. I'm in.

12000 pts
5000pts 
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

..what are you doing to that Helmet???

   
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Mighty Gouge-Horn






Oh my yes, this will be fun! And you've really raised the bar for the trophy Damo! A plaque and everything!
As for third place, well that is just terrifying. Fantastically terrifying!
I must ponder what to do...

   
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Boosting Space Marine Biker






You know what... I'm in. Might be regretting my decision in a few weeks.


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Drakhun





Eaton Rapids, MI

Heck yes. I'm in. My first Dakka paint challenge.....

Now I gotta go get a 40k model....

(Sure it can't be PP? I have like 80 of those that still need painting).

Now with 100% more blog....

CLICK THE LINK to my painting blog... You know you wanna. Do it, Just do it, like right now.
http://fltmedicpaints.blogspot.com

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

 Azazelx wrote:
..what are you doing to that Helmet???



He's holding it with 3 hands of course
   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending







"Oh my.... what awesome prize support!" he thought, looking at the nerd bust and many boxes of minis. "But what is this third prize?


And then he clicked the spoiler.....








   
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If J-Paint doesn't enter and win the Nerd Nude this time I will be thoroughly disappointed xxx

"If the Warmaster has turned his back on Terra, what are my orders?" -"Tell him his brother Rogal will have him answer for it".

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Do we need a "parts" shot before we start constructing/painting? Because I'm all ready to go. Got my idea, bits, everything. I'm just waiting for the flag to drop.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

And.... the internet begins its long, slow, spiral into the abyss...

*sigh*

Gods nerdy.... you just *had* to go there, didn't you?

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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Ahh... screw it, I'm in


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Oh man. This may be the craziest thing I've ever built...

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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






I don't think a parts shot is needed, but maybe a shot assembled before priming I doubt anybody has a suitable model already painted

and Gits......

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





UK

I'm in. Though I could do without another tasteful photo!

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Incorporating Wet-Blending




Sydney

I'm in, buggered if I know what I will paint yet, but I think I've got an idea
   
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Primered White




Orlando, FL

This contest is great! I love the concept, and that trophy prize is too cool. Really excited to see what everyone comes up with!

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Colonel





This Is Where the Fish Lives

Count me in!

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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Disturbingly my wife wants me to come third, she says we could do with something tasteful for the bathroom!




 
   
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Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot





France

I'm considering entering just for the 3rd prize.
The theme is interesting and original ! Great !



Only question is : will I have the time for it ?

My P&M blog : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/406869.page
! Go watch my gallery !

 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Right, well I've re-watched the movie and I've started chopping and gluing... so I guess I'm in.


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Stern Iron Priest with Thrall Bodyguard





Redondo Beach

i definitely don't have the time for this contest, but i wish i did...
i would have 3rd place on lockdown!!!
hahahahaha

you always entertain, Damo...

i look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this awesome theme...

cheers
jah

Paint like ya got a pair!

Available for commissions.
 
   
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Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





UK

My modelling seems fairly... 40Kish with a lean toward desperate heroism which may fall into the right catagory. I think it'll be the painting that makes or breaks the model. I had to disguard my favourite head because it demanded the spot colour be there rather than where I actually wanted it.

Soon his foes would learn that the only thing more dangerous than a savage three hundred pound brute is a savage three hundred pound brute with a plan - Ork Codex

30K Imperial Fist Progress
Tale of 6 Gamers - 30K

I've recently started taking on commissions, if you'd like to talk a project over feel free to PM me here, or find me at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BasiliskStudios
Email: Basilisk.Studios@yahoo.co.uk 
   
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Bloodthirsty Bloodletter





NE England

Im in. Already have something in mind.

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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Thanks guys, I'm pretty keen to see what you come up with for this! remember to use this thread to throw ideas around and show progress etc. it's going to be really inspiring I think! and I actually wish I could get in on the action myself lol :-)

Oh Jah, don't worry man, I'll send you a Nerds Nudes Calendar when I rack up enough images! :-) Oh yeah it'll happen!

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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[MOD]
Making Stuff






Under the couch

Pencil me in, and I'll try to figure out where I'm going to find the time to actually get something together...

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Gods above... we're up against Insaniak.

Game over man. Game over.

My Blogs -
Hobby Blog - Currently lots of stuff
Terrain - Currently Middle Earth ruins.
My Instagram - I don't post much. 
   
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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

I do love greyscale painting so provisionally I'm in. No idea what I'll do yet though...

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 nerdfest09 wrote:
...and show progress...
OK then:
Gone for a Wych as they fit the bloodthirsty side of Sin City. I see her as somewhere between Miho and Kevin.

Only minor changes to the stock model; Straightened the front leg and turned up the toes and swapped the gun for another knife.

Head to be decided,
Spot colour and position to be decided,
What she will be standing on... to be decided...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
 
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