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Welcome to the 14th round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition.
"Making the extraordinary from the ordinary"

Welcome, one and all, to the 14th round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters, Terrain contest.

For those who have not taken part before, this is a competition about terrain building (as you may have gathered from the title), but it is not strictly limited to pure terrain, dioramas that can be used as table top terrain are allowed (see rules below). To get a feel for how these competitions run and what to expect you may wish look at the 13 previous rounds, linked below.

Each round has a “theme” or other defining attribute(s) that must in some way be applied to the your terrain project, to compete with other modellers for that most prestigious of prizes, membership into The League of Extraordinary Riveters [LoER].

The competition is open to everyone registered on Dakka Dakka, all are welcome to enter regardless of ability, etc.

The main aim of these competitions is to encourage gamers and model-makers alike to go that extra mile when building terrain that can be used for playing your preferred tabletop war-game (or similar pastime). Those taking part can expect to receive ideas, inspiration, encouragement and feedback from each other, and at the end each of the participants is "rewarded" with a new piece of terrain for their own use (that's the thing you just built).

The winner of each round hosts the next round, and the cycle continues.
The theme, limitations, rules, judging and prizes are all the responsibility of the host. Although he or she can get help from others for some of those things...

For those who are returning once again to compete a most sincere and heartfelt welcome back!

Past Competitions.

Contest #1 "Lids" (dsteingass)
Contest #2 "Cookie Package” (Viktor Von Doom)
Contest #3 "Fightin' Pit!" (MrMerlin)
Contest #4 "For the title of Master Shrubber" (Meade)
Contest #5 "Vehicles!" (Bruticus)
Contest #6 "We're Not Worthy!" (Meade)
Contest #7 "Fire at Will" ( hk1x1)
Contest #8 "All are welcome" (Camkierhi)
Contest #9 “Elementary" (Littletower)
Contest #10 "The Throne" (Camkierhi)
Contest #11 "On The Road" (Red Harvest)
Contest #12 "Wall me up, fence me in " (monkeytroll)
Contest #13 "What went wrong?" (OneManNoodles)

... And now onwards to the current competition.

This round's theme is "Making something extraordinary from the ordinary".
That is, I want you to take something ordinary and make a piece of terrain out of it.

Sounds simple? Well it's not that simple. Specifically:
Take two (that's more than 1 and less than 3) everyday items (this can be household rubbish or recycling; bottles, bottle tops, cans, etc.), something that you find in real life (so not part of a model kit, basically) and turn them into terrain.
The "Ordinary" pieces must be larger than a normal 28mm infantry figure each. That is roughly a cylinder of 30mm in length and 25mm in diameter.
Your first WIP photo should show both of the Ordinary items in the natural state (at least before they become unrecognisable) so that we can see what you are starting with.
Other suitable items include: Cans of beans (probably best without the beans in), boxes of any kind, kinder eggs, liquid soap dispensers, pill bottles and boxes. Anything that didn't come in a model kit.

Viktor von Domm wrote:...by the way... i think i have some pieces found already... say Dr. H... or Cam... the second piece...necessarily a different item altogether or could be twins?
That's an interesting question, Vik.
I will say that twins are allowed, but remember that originality is a key feature in this (as others) competition. It would be advisable to treat the two items differently (and making two identical things into two different things would be good).
A good way of working this would be to have the second of the pair as a broken/destroyed version of the intact one.


Still sounds simple? Well there's one more thing:
One item must remain largely in one piece (you can add greebles to it, but the basic shape must remain intact), the other item can be chopped up or used in any way you want (except as the base).

However, I will allow you to cut holes for pipes etc. and flatten areas to allow it to sit/stand straight on the ground or next to other parts of the model.
But be aware that points may be available for how little abuse (cutting) you can get away with on that item.
I want you to work around the item, not bend it to your will. That is the challenge.

The truly tricky part I see for this competition is using something in such a way that it remains recognisable as what it was, but also is perfectly recognisable as what is represents on the model. Find that balance, and the prize could be yours.


Just to emphasise a point:
The Ordinary items are to be used as part of the model, but not as the base; the thing the whole model sits on.

Also, you can use as many other items (real life or model kit) as you like, for any other part of the model (including the base), but these are not counted as the Two for the theme and can be treated however you like (e.g. cut up, etc...)


For it to qualify as "intact" you cannot remove from it's shape/surface (unless you need to drill a hole for something to be firmly attached with a pin, for example).

You can, however, add as much as you like to it. Use the items as a scaffold to build upon.

But think, that if you completely obliterate the shape of the original item, what was the point of using it in the first place?

This is why I want to know what the two ordinary items are, before you start. So that I can judge how well you have used it's shape.

Work with the shape to create something different and interesting.


I like to see how people build their models, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this. So please post as many WIP shots as you can. This can achieve more than just keeping me happy (and you want to do that anyway ): Regular posts in this thread will keep it in the public eye and will allow more people to find this contest. Also, if you post WIP shots, others can give you feedback and ideas before it's too late to change it (this will only help you as a participant and we all learn something new).

However, FINAL pictures should not be shown here. This is important for motivation, we are all our own worst critics, and seeing someone's brilliant work should not put us off but it can. I can't stop you posting in your own threads, but please not in here. PM me with the pictures / links instead when they are ready.

One last note on photographs. Please put as much effort into taking photos of your finished model as you have building it. Poorly lit, out-of-focus, blurred, and low resolution photos can harm your chances in any competition. Remember, If I can't see it in the photo, I can't judge it. Only you can hold the model in your hands and turn it around to see everything. Make sure everything you want me to see is in the photos. Thank you.

Rules:.
1: Talk about fight club the Competition. Tell everyone. Post it in your blogs. Add the banner to your signature.
HTML code for the banner.....
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change all the "{" to "["
It should look and work like this one:


2: Must be completed by the deadline. And when I say "must", I mean "about". There is a fair amount of leeway given in these contests but assume there will be no extensions and we'll cross any problems when it arises.
The Deadline is 10 weeks which makes it midnight BST 17th June
Which I believe is 19:00 EST or 16:00 PST
But anything on that night though to midday will be accepted so that those of you living in the past can keep going until bed time.

Deadline extended to midnight (BST) 21st June (Sunday)


3: Your piece should be scratch-built or heavily converted. Model kit parts can be used, but you will get more points for something you sculpt yourself, so keep that in mind. Unconventional parts are highly recommended in addition to those you will be using as part of this competition.

4: Your model should be a piece of terrain or a diorama that can be used for gaming purposes. It cannot be a playable model in itself (a crashed tank must stay crashed), but removable models (people) are fine.

5: Any scale, any setting and any gaming system are welcome. A nice mixture of fantasy, sci-fi, historical, or modern will make this contest all the more interesting. If you don't play a game, that's fine too; just make a display piece, but keep rule 4 in mind.

6: The women are right, size doesn't matter. You can make as small or as large a model as you want. Bare in mind the time-scale and don't bite off more than you can chew.
However, the two pieces of "Ordinary matter" that you choose to use as the contest pieces must be larger than a normal 28mm infantry figure. That is roughly a cylinder of 30mm in length and 25mm in diameter.
Your first WIP photo should show both of the Ordinary items in the natural state (or as near to it as possible) so that we can see what you are starting with.

7: Final Entry: Six or more photos of your final entry, showing top, front, both sides, back and all the important parts - not to be posted in this thread. PM me with links to your galleries, albums, etc. As I said above, please take the time to take the best photos that you can.
Together with your photos, I would like a statement of the Two ordinary items (a photo would be ideal) that you used.
Feel free to include some fluff or an explanation of the model/setting to allow the rest of us to fully appreciate your work.

8: THE RULE OF COOL, trumps all.

9: Not so much a rule, but it wouldn't be the League of Extraordinary Riveters if there are no rivets. This also means similar small details are highly valued (rivets are the best example of this level of detailing).

10: And on a personal note, Sprue. Find a use for the often discarded wonder material and bonus points will be yours.

If you are unsure of anything just ask away.

Judging:.
Modelling: 50 points total.
(10 points) Skill and Techniques - No mould lines, gaps or rough edges (that are not meant to be rough). Show that you know the difference between a hobby knife and a spatula.
(10 points) Design - How well was the idea translated to the model. Layout of the piece; artistically and for playability. Well thought out design for the setting.
(5 points) Originality - You could have built anything, what did you choose?
(10 points) Materials - Choice of Ordinary items (ease of use / ambition / originality). Scratch-building Vs. recycled materials Vs. kit parts.
(15 points) Final product - How well were the Ordinary items used. Clever incorporation of the shapes into the model. Was the intact piece left intact (no chopping needed).

Painting: 50 points total.
(10 points) Between the lines - Crisp and clean paintwork. No slips or brushstrokes. Good coverage of both the basecoat and final layers.
(10 points) Skill and Techniques - Use of advanced painting techniques such as blending, shading, OSL, weathering, edge highlighting, freehand, etc... And their execution.
(10 points) Simple but effective - Use of basic techniques (washes, dry-brushing, layering etc.) to a high level.
(5 points) Thinking outside the box - Use of unusual methods to produce good results. Including the use of printed materials, or unusual media (iridescent paint, etc.).
(15 points) Final product - How does the piece look overall in all it's glory.

Bonuses: 25 points total.
(5 points) Little details - Rivets and other small details that add realism to the piece.
(3 points) The wonder material - Use of Sprue in it's own right not just as a hidden support structure. Good, new and original use of sprue.
(5 points) The second piece - Was the second piece left intact?
(1 point) On time - A little bonus for those that completed on time (Midnight 17th June) regardless of extensions.
(2 points) Early - Something for those that work really quick. Completed in 5 weeks (by 13th May). Not cumulative with "On Time".
(10 points) Coolness - At the judges discretion. Rule of Cool is always in effect.

Yeah, that's a possible total of 125 points... nobody said it had to be 100.

Prizes:.
1st Prize.
Membership to the League of Extraordinary Riveters as top prize. You will be allowed to fly the League's banner and be recognised as a modeller devoted to Rivets.
Also a commission piece of terrain to your specification, made by me, of a medium size (CD sized base, see my sprue hut for an example). And some of my casts, that I sell, for you to play with.

2nd Prize.
A small commission piece of terrain (see my junk pile for an example), and a smaller collection of my casts.

3rd Prize
Just a warm glow inside to encourage you to come back next time.

People's choice: As voted for by your fellow Dakkanaughts.
More warm feelings inside and the bragging rights that your peers love your work.

Honorary mention: The person that didn't get into the top 3 but received the most votes. Assuming this is different from the People's choice.

And...
Anyone who completes a model for this competition will receive a full, detailed critique of your piece, written by me. This will highlight the good points and the parts I feel need work. I will give advice as to how I would improve the model and suggestions for alternatives. This is purely my opinions and is part of how I judge the pieces. It can be posted in this thread for all to see and learn from, or by PM if you want to see it first.

Judges:
Me (Dr H)
Camkierhi
Volunteers welcome to help in the process.

So, go to it people. Get building.

Current Contestants:
Gawdam Sumbish
Snrub
Trollmeat
EyeamRai
Vik
MagosBiff90
Monkeytroll
Stormwall
Solar Shock
Mars2024
Anvildude
Lone Dirty Dog
OneManNoodles
Red Harvest
GrimDork
Ruglud?
Ignatius-Grulgor
Januine
Tek Thornison
Inmygravenimage
ChrisWhite
Endtransmission
Keltikhoa
Llamahead
Fango


Good luck to all.

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Eh feth it, I'm in.


I didn't end up finishing last time I entered. But I already have an idea for this comp, and it's an idea I'm confident I can execute with (hopefully) great results.

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Hellacious Havoc






I am never going to win one of these, but that isn't why I enter competitions. :-D

These competitions are a great encouragement to Complete pieces, rather than getting half-way through and being entirely distracted, and I like the challenge of finding a way to incorporate the competition's theme into my own Hive World (which is filled with mutants, carnival freaks and other oddities), but above all it is to have some fun (like my entry to the previous competition where I had an ancient titan swan-dive into the dirt) :-)

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NC

I'm in! Now to come up with something...

Forgive me now! Tomorrow I may no longer feel guilty...




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Berlin Germany

ah.....a classic theme...difficult...er...read that as challenging...i´m in... for goood or bad.......time hopefully comes to me again...i am itching all over to get my hands into some junk for a long time too....
count me in...

cheers, vik

   
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Clacks Scotland

Famous last words... but.... "I AM IN!!!"

Dr H really cool theme!!! so glad I can use a current idea I have (but not started) for this!!

Making a pledge to the riveting gods that I will finish this one!!!

just on a little extra note..... these competitions are truly awesome! There is always a real buzz around and its great to be a part of it! Best of luck everyone! Lets really push to make this one the best yet!



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Gawdam:
Spoiler:

Good luck.

Snrub: Good to hear you have an idea lined up. Good luck.

Trollmeat: You never can tell how these competitions will turn out. Never say never.
Fun is the aim of the game though. That's what's important. Good luck.

EyeamRai: Good good.

Vik: Hope you find the time, but I am also looking forward to calling you "Nursie"

Magos: Yeah, I had noticed a few people saying that they had ideas for terrain pieces and so to avoid disappointing someone with a theme that didn't fit, I went for a material restriction.

Everyone can build whatever they want. And if your stuck for ideas of what to build, look for the Ordinary items first and then work from what they look like.

Just to emphasise a point:
The Ordinary items are to be used as part of the model, but not as the base.

Also, you can use as many other items (real life or model kit) as you like, for any other part of the model (including the base), but these are not counted as the Two for the theme and can be treated however you like (e.g. cut up, etc...)

Thanks.


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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Melbourne

So, say for example, if I wanted to use a baked bean can and a tissue box then I'm good to go? I can start immediately?



EDIT: I cannot into spelling tonight.

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...but!

The frame is... the ... base... the... ground floor .... argh!

*wanders off to take pics of the sketches* ..........................

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Snrub wrote:So, say for example, if I wanted to use a baked bean can and a tissue box then I'm good to go? I can start immediately?
Indeed.

trollmeat wrote:...but!

The frame is... the ... base... the... ground floor .... argh!

*wanders off to take pics of the sketches* ..........................
Unless your picture frame is going to form the walls of the ground floor? Then it would be ok. Maybe I misunderstood your intentions. I'll await your sketches to clarify.

If the frame is only going to form the base of the model, like a plinth, or the sides of a thick base (as seen on my UFO crash piece). Then it won't count as one of the two ordinary items.

If the frame is going to form the walls of the ground floor/basement/subterranean structure, and just happens to be the lowest part of the model (and therefore the base), then I'll allow it.

It can't just be the base, and must form part of the in-universe terrain.


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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6 foot underwater

OK, I'm in.....and hopefully inspiration will strike for a smaller piece this time

Oh look...an old boiler...that could be useful

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Trollmeat, So in your side on sketch, where is the picture frame? In the lower part of the buildings?

If so, that's fine.

The idea is that the shape of the items you are choosing, affect the shape of the model as they are part of the structure of the model.

A base is just something that the model sits on and does not affect the shape of the model. For example the little black disks that a space marine stands on.


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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Berlin Germany

Vik: Hope you find the time, but I am also looking forward to calling you "Nursie"


LOL....the resident doc wants me to call Nursie.......well...what a coincidence....

am i understanding this right... we have to use at least two every day pieces...and make a terrain piece from it...

is a kinder egg an every day piece...or more soap dispenser muzzle like?... pill box...or a cardboard mug from starbucks?... need to clarify what every day bits could be...

the theme is open to everything....it is a strictly material themed comp...?...sorry if i sound a bit dense... but one needs to have a clear road to travel in the train of creativity upon....

   
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 Dr H wrote:
Indeed.
Good. Because that's what I'm using and I've already started.

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 Viktor von Domm wrote:
Vik: Hope you find the time, but I am also looking forward to calling you "Nursie"


LOL....the resident doc wants me to call Nursie.......well...what a coincidence....
Then we just have to find you a cow costume. (you have seen Blackadder, haven't you).

am i understanding this right... we have to use at least two every day pieces...and make a terrain piece from it...

is a kinder egg an every day piece...or more soap dispenser muzzle like?... pill box...or a cardboard mug from starbucks?... need to clarify what every day bits could be...
Those are all fine.
An everyday thing is just to differentiate them from model kit parts. So basically use anything that hasn't come in a model kit.

Keep in mind though, that there may be points on offer for the more adventurous/unexpected the items are (as in the perceived difficulty in using them as a model).
I'm going to work on getting the judging criteria done today, and things like this will (hopefully) become clearer.

And remember; one of those two items has to remain intact.
However, I will allow you to cut holes for pipes etc. and flatten areas to allow it to sit/stand straight on the ground or next to other parts of the model.
Again, points may be available for how little abuse (cutting) you can get away with on that item.

the theme is open to everything....it is a strictly material themed comp...?...sorry if i sound a bit dense... but one needs to have a clear road to travel in the train of creativity upon....
Yes, you can make whatever your little heart desires. I am only limiting what materials you can use, or more precisely; that you must use a certain material (2 items), but you are free in every other respect (within the rules).

The truly tricky part I see for this competition is using something in such a way that it remains recognisable as what it was, but also is perfectly recognisable as what is represents on the model. Find that balance, and the prize could be yours.


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 Snrub wrote:
 Dr H wrote:
Indeed.
Good. Because that's what I'm using and I've already started.
Snrub takes an early lead...
Don't forget photographic evidence to show the items before they become unrecognisable. Although a picture of a tissue box and a can o' beans is not necessary by itself, I know what those look like.

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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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Hellacious Havoc






Right, figured I'd break this conversation out from being half-way between on the thread and half via PM.

 Dr H wrote:
Trollmeat, So in your side on sketch, where is the picture frame? In the lower part of the buildings?

If so, that's fine.

The idea is that the shape of the items you are choosing, affect the shape of the model as they are part of the structure of the model.

A base is just something that the model sits on and does not affect the shape of the model. For example the little black disks that a space marine stands on.

On the side-on pic on the bottom. The frames are on the three buildings on the right (smoke stacks, radar, and crane). The frames are half of the first storey (the ones with the buttresses against them).

I have enough off-cuts for the towers, walkways, bulkheads, buttresses, and the base pieces that are attached to the frames to raise them up to bulkhead height, I just have to figure out how to attach them all together, make ladders, and paint it. Oh, and find a readily available material that can be used for the floors! D-:

So, my object is Picture Frames, but I am yet to figure out the 2nd (come on garbage heap that we call the world, give me something to use as the floors!) :-D

ps: This is the sketch:


I see for this competition is using something in such a way that it remains recognisable as what it was, but also is perfectly recognisable as what is represents on the model. Find that balance, and the prize could be yours.

Oh, well. If it is flipped upside down you can see the bevelled edge of the frame? Argh. Perhaps I will have to come back with a different idea! :-P

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Can you rephrase this for me Doc?

So the ordinary bits have to be the greebles? Or the base item?

Edit: I understand now nvm.

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Glad you've got it, Stormwall.

Trollmeat, the picture frames are fine as you are using them there.

If the outside of the frames are fairly plain then finding a way to show the inside bevel would gain you a few points (bare in mind the scoring system is not all ironed out yet, but don't expect these little bonuses I keep mentioning to be huge hauls of points).

You could break the frames and turn them inside out to use the bevel on the outside of the building, But you would need to find another intact item.

Or you could have subterranean areas below your ground level flooring that are visible from above and show the bevel that way.

Which of those would be better, I can't say (and not just because I'm the judge).

But don't rush to change your plans because I've teased a little bonus. It may cause you more trouble than it's worth.


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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Well, I still have to find a 2nd every day item to be able to use this concept, but I do have enough busted up bits to make a few U and L shape pieces to go with it and show off the bevel, but *shrugs*, chances are I'll get distracted or inspired to work on something entirely different :-)

(ignore me - I don't know what I am doing) 
   
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 monkeytroll wrote:
OK, I'm in.....and hopefully inspiration will strike for a smaller piece this time

Oh look...an old boiler...that could be useful
Monkey', I didn't say Hi. Good luck.
Sure, why not use your house as the other item, up to you which one to break and which to keep intact...

I've updated the OP with the clarifications so far.
I'm now off to work on this scoring system before I add too much more to it as random bonuses...


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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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

 Dr H wrote:
Don't forget photographic evidence to show the items before they become unrecognisable. Although a picture of a tissue box and a can o' beans is not necessary by itself, I know what those look like.
*sigh* Looks like I have to do everything for you people.

Here we go.



If all goes to plan (it wont) I should have it done in about 4 days.

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So I come up with an awesome terrain idea and on the same day I stumble across this competition on the site I frequent daily....

Well if that isn't tzeentch bending his slave to do his will then I don't know what is!

I'm in not only do I have an awesome idea, but I am a total scrounger! like peas in a pod. Im doubly in!

Favourite Game: When your Warboss on bike wrecks 3 vehicles simply by HoW - especially when his bike is a custom monowheel.

 
   
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Can I cheat and use a pringles can, a wooden house trim corner piece and a giant post office box to make an Athena sized cruiser? (Klaus continues to inspire.)

Nooo?

Ok.

I am worried I can't get into this one, I just can't think of an idea aside from maybe that or a little missile tower. I had originally wanted to finally get off my butt and build that tower from skyrim out of sprue but, you know. Two objects.

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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Snrub wrote:If all goes to plan (it wont) I should have it done in about 4 days.
Thank you Snrub. 4 days! DAYS! I'm always amazed at how quick some people can work.
What's the white round thing? That looks interesting.

Solar Shock: Yeah, that's telling you something. Welcome.

Stormwall: Well an Athena-alike would not be a piece of terrain. A crashed one would be.
Try having a look around for items with interesting shapes. Something might spark some inspiration, and it's probably easier than having an idea and then trying to find something to fit...

Scoring criteria are now up in the OP
Check them over and let me know if there is an issue.


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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Furious Fire Dragon





Chicago

you Dr H! I have enough projects that I'm behind on already!

Oh well. It's not like I didn't know what I was signing up for. Now I just have to do the impossible: finish a project on deadline.

 
   
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In I am, again.

I think I got just the thing, too- Now, a question for clarification- how much can end up covered? Because I'm planning on using something for a Tyrannid/underground structure (depending on how it comes out), and covering up some of the joints will end up being somewhat critical...

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If yer an Ork, why dont ya WAAAGH!!

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You're welcome, Mars. Good luck.

Anvildude: Covered? Of the ordinary items? All of it, if you like. The items are there as a scaffold to build upon, or an obstacle to model about.

I'm not expecting giant coke cans. Do what needs to be done to make the shape fit the scale you are working at.

Here's some examples from the world of the DDakka:
Bottle of Whiskey;

Left pretty much as it is, but with things added. Makes a thing of it being an alcohol bottle to make a bar. Good use of the embossed lettering of the bottle. Doorway is only as deep as the surface of the bottle (the bottle is left intact, I believe).

PVC pipes;

Would need to be part of a terrain piece. But all that is added is the tap (and rivets).

Tin can;

Working with the shape of the item, but mostly hiding it's origins.

Pill boxes (although individually they may be under my size limit);

Again, simple additions to turn something of a near perfect shape into a scale piece. But check the size limit.

Those are by no means the perfect entry, but should give you an idea of what you can do with yours.

The item doesn't have to be the sole focus of the terrain (as with the Kraken bar above), it can be part of a larger piece, or just supplementary to a building.
Although, bare in mind that a fair amount of points are aimed at the Ordinary items and their uses.
Be clever, be inventive, have fun.


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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be



Well gentlemen time to up your game again, I am assisting Doc. Helping out with the judging, keeping you lot moving.

All looking great so far, lets see a couple more pics.

Remember spread the word folks.

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