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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Welcome to the 19th round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition.
"Let it Flow!"

Welcome, one and all, to the 19th 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 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 wargame (or similar pastime - for example, a board game playing piece would be acceptable). 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)
Contest #14 "Making something extraordinary from the ordinary" (Dr H)
Contest #15 "The Trapdoor" (inmygravenimage)
Contest #16 "Got Wood?" (Viktor von Domm
Contest #17 "The (re)cycle of Life" (Guildenstern)
Contest #18 "The Portal;(inmygravenimage)
... And now onwards to the current competition...

This round's theme is "Let it Flow".
I want you to interpret this in any way you see fit, but I will be impressed by any interesting, unusual and original interpretation thereof. The main idea is liquid, I want to see flowing liquid. In the last round I experimented with this a little, and I think it is something everyone should try. Bonus goes to unusual material use, but you can use water effect products if you want to. It does not have to be water, any "liquid" will do.


You can be in any scale or any system you like. Ideally, your first WIP photo should what you bits and pieces you are starting with, but I'm aware these things evolve organically. Also, it's about being innovative with what you have lying about or can scavenge - but using a kit part for a totally different purpose, or on a different scale, will also be rewarded.

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.....
{url=http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/693487.page]{img]http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/8/429237_md-.jpg{/img]{/url]
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 11 weeks which makes it midnight BST 28th August
Which I believe is 19:00 EST or 16:00 PST!
But anything on that night through to midday will be accepted so that those of you living in the past can keep going until bed time.

3: Your piece should be scratch-built or heavily converted. Model kit parts can be used, especially if used in an unusual way, 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. Bear in mind the time-scale and don't bite off more than you can chew. We've all made that mistake!

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 items (a photo would be ideal) that you used. This is not a must, but would be helpful.

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: AMBITION: Push yourself. Try something new! Always wanted to use leds? Go for it! Fancied weathering powders? Here's your chance! I'll be looking at your galleries for previous work, entries etc. I want everyone to feel that their best has a fair shot at this. This is very important, I did not expect to win the last round because most peoples work was such great work and many had pushed themselves way more than I did, so this will have a lot more wait for me this round. Another words it might not be the BEST model that wins, but the one that has shown themselves to have pushed that envelope.

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: Sprue. Find a use for the often discarded wonder material and bonus points will be yours.

11. Small bonus for being small, I have repeatedly seen amazing large pieces being made, and am guilty myself of such, however so many fall by the way side because the thing grows arms and legs and runs away with time. So a small bonus will be awarded to those who can give me a piece on a CD or less. This is not a hard and fast rule. See Rule #6 for size matters.

12. THE RULE OF COOL trumps all.

If you are unsure of anything just ask away.

Judging:
Modelling: 45 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.
(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 parts.
(5 points) Little details - Rivets, eggs, and other small details that add realism to the piece.
(5 points) The wonder material - Use of Sprue in is own right not just as a hidden support structure. Good, new and original use of sprue.
(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. Does the build fit the theme?

Painting: 40 points total.
(10 points) Between the lines - Crisp and clean paintwork. No slips or brushstrokes. Good
(5 points) Simple but effective - Use of basic techniques (washes, dry-brushing, layering etc.) to a high level. 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.
(10points ) Final product - How does the piece look overall in all its glory.

Bonuses: 15 points total.

(10 points) Coolness: Rule of Cool is always in effect.
(5 points) Ambition: How far have you pushed yourself as a modeller and painter? Is this your usual standard, or have you tried new techniques, processes - or just played it safe?
(5 points) Size bonus: If you can keep it under a CD in base size, you could get a "little" bonus.

100 points total.

Yes, there is more emphasis on modelling than painting. And Ambition points are there becuase I want to reward folk who go the extra mile on this.

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, or a mystery box prize


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


And...
Anyone who completes a model for this competition can receive a full, detailed critique of your piece, written by me. No, really! 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:
Camkierhi
Inmygravenimage and DrH will be joining the judges circle for this round. Tough crowd guys and dolls.

Competitors
TerrainWalker
Anvildude
Viktor von Domm
Guildenstern
Tinker
Strohkopf
=Angel=
xXWeaponPrimeXx
KINGPIN54


So, go to it people. Get extraordinarily building!

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Drew_Riggio






USA

I'll be joining this one most likely. Surely between now and august I can get some time to make a thing haha


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Also this seems relevant

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at the keyboard

Good God Cam that was quick

   
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Liche Priest Hierophant






Oooh, a full critique. Me want.

As I said in the last contest's thread- I've now taken an Oath to complete this one. So count me in.

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If yer an Ork, why dont ya WAAAGH!!

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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Indeed, that was quick....probably some dam broken down here...
Count me in, I'm honour bound to be a part of this...tho I have currently no idea what to do......

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Do not count me in. You know what always happens. But I will watch with interest and if I make something suitable within the timeframe I'll add it properly with WIPs. But no promises.

That Aside...it would amuse me to enter a cargo container labeled 'the spice' just to be cheeky

 
   
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at the keyboard

That's an awesome idea Grimdork lol

I am definitely in and you can all blame Cam for this idea! Also, I claimed it first it's my idea mine mine!

"Discworld"

Yes, ala Terry Pratchett.

Now I need to find some elephants and a turtle.....

   
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Berlin Germany

this i wanna see guildenstern!!!

i am currently collecting ideas...proverbial and literal interpretations of this theme......

   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





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

Still in a 'can't be ar$ed' mood I'm sorry to say, especially with several weeks of the 2016 European Championship to be played out (bad result for England tonight, but Wales played so well to dig out the win and Payet's goal for France was just sublime)

I'll watch this round from the stands I think...

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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Meanwhile in the Copa America, the USA advances to the next round. One hopes we don't have to play against Brazil...

Do it Grimdork. It is a perfect idea.

I'll have to sit and watch this too. Such a backlog of projects...

   
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Regular Dakkanaut






I have been wanting to participate in one of these for almost a year. I just finished getting my workshop unpacked in my new home and plan to build an entry. I know it is cliche given the theme, but I have wanted to build a modular sewer board that will work for D&D and maybe Warmachine as I add panels down the road. Looking forward to being back in the hobby!

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Made in gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Welcome one and all. Sorry to see a few already bowing out. But that is ok. We are not compulsory.

I will update OP as applicable soon.

Will also be adding two fellow judges.
Inmygravenimage and DrH. Thank you both for volunteering.

Looking forward to all your great ideas guys and dolls.




 
   
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I was going to make a "Let it go" joke, but TerrainWalker got in early with something much better than I would have come up with.

Needless to say, as I am judging proper, I'll have some in-depth feedback for the finalists at the end.

Surprised to see you, Graven, volunteering to judge a second round in a row. Bit masochistic of you.

Look forward to seeing what is produced this round.


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!  
   
Made in gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

OK OP updated, you have had a couple days, lets hear some thoughts people.





 
   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Arizona

I would like to TRY and join. But I will be going to GenCon and such and might not be able to get an entry done in time.


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 Dr H wrote:
I was going to make a "Let it go" joke, but TerrainWalker got in early with something much better than I would have come up with.


His is good, but when you change the lyric to flow and then sing the chorus, it just sounds like someone who REALLY has to go to the bathroom something fierce.

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at the keyboard

I hate you all.

You know who I work with through out the year?

Three year olds.

You know what three year olds really really really really really really reallllllllllllllllllllllllllly love?

Yeah. Singing Frozen stuff.




Anyway.... so, fine Cam demands an update

I think I've got an idea where to get the elephants I want, the turtle will probably be a simple toy, but the elephants I'm going to go check out cheap ceramic type sets, salt n pepper shakers, decor whatever. I'm hoping I can get a couple and paint a 'starscape' type image on them, like they're reflecting the universe around them.

For the rest of it, I'm searching for my copy of Cohen the Barbarian's book, The Last Hero? I think anyway I seem to recall it had a map in it.

   
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I'm thinking classic sewer scene as well. Other than that, a scenic outdoor river- maybe a waterfall or something.

GENERATION 8: The first time you see this, copy and paste it into your sig and add 1 to the number after generation. Consider it a social experiment.

If yer an Ork, why dont ya WAAAGH!!

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Drew_Riggio






USA

@guildenstern thatvs sounding like a really good idea!

I'm still sorting theough ideas. Maybe this will be the time i fogure out how to do a proper rippled water with the little refractions on the river/sea floor...or maybe something more mundane..we'll see!

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well count me in again!!! very cool idea! will be sure to trie to do something with some sprue in this context, sorry been few and far between but tech deprived @ the moment, be sure to submit some proofs soon, good luck to all ! and let your imagination FLOW!! hahHAHA( NOT THE lol TYPE)
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







xXWeaponPrimeXx, You don't know if you don't try... And notice that Cam' has an extra rule that rewards small pieces, and smaller means (slightly) less time involved.

 Guildenstern wrote:
I hate you all.

You know who I work with through out the year?

Three year olds.

You know what three year olds really really really really really really reallllllllllllllllllllllllllly love?

Yeah. Singing Frozen stuff.

Look at it this way, every time you now hear that song, you'll think of us.


...For the rest of it, I'm searching for my copy of Cohen the Barbarian's book, The Last Hero? I think anyway I seem to recall it had a map in it.
It is The Last Hero. Just had a flick through it, there is a partial map, but also quite a few good angle of A'tuin. The internet will no doubt furnish you with many pictures also.


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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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I think I'll just follow this one, unless inspiration strikes in the next day or two.

Now showing Mantic scarecrows and reapers for Vanguard!




Painting total as of 7/18/2019: 66 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 28 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit.


 
   
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crystal, mn

Im in. No clue what will make as of yet.. but I like this idea and i need some terrain pieces so yeah
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

I think I just found a worthwhile idea.. post concepts later...

   
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Rookie Pilot





Banska Bystrica

I start thinking about this...
Don't count me now !

 
   
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Arizona

After some thought I won't be able to join in on this one. Sorry :(

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

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Soviet Kanukistan

The topic evokes visions of:

   
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Arizona

 keezus wrote:
The topic evokes visions of:



It made me think of this.

Spoiler:
Da blood grows cold on da choppa tonight
Not a humie...to be seen
A orkdom of oksolation and it looks like im da BOSS!

Da WAAAAAGH!is howlin'
Like da screaming squig inside
Couldnt kill dem all mork knows I tried

Dont let dem in dont let dem see be da good boss you always have to be
Krump dont deal dont let dem go
Well now dey go

Ere we go!Ere we go!cant hold dem back any more
Ere we go!Ere we go!
Charge and krump da door!
I dont care,who were going to krump
Let da Waaaaagh!rage on
Da dakka never bothered me anyway

Its orky how some dakka can make every thing seem WAAAAAGH!
da gits dat once kontrolled me
Are krumped by da WAAAAAGH!
Its time to see what I can kill
To test da stompas and break new
Lots of fight lots of WAAAAGH!
And dakka for meeeeee....

Ere we go!Ere we go!
I am one with da gods and WAAAAGH!
Ere we go! Ere we go!
Youll neva see me die
Here I stand,and here I'll stay
Let da WAAAAAGH! Rage on

My dakka flurries through the air into da gitz
My shoota is shooting spiky bitz all around!
And one WAAAAAGH! kill fings like an orky Blast.
Were goin back armeggedon isnt in da past

ERE WE Go!ERE WE GO!
And Ill krump like an entire WAAAAAGH!
ERE WE GO!ERE WE GO!
Dat perfect world is gone
Ere I stand in da sight of gork...
Let da WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!! Rage on!
Der dakka never bothered me anyway.


A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on Critical Role minis, Artel W minisl and existential dread!! 
   
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I wanted to start experimenting with the look I want to go for so I started a small "test piece". Plus I have never tried to use water effects, but I have watched a ton of YouTube videos so I should be good to go!




   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Well that looks a fantastic start tinker, great stuff, like where it is going.

Gauntlet thrown people, lets see some WIP.




 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Indeed fantastic start tinker!

I read some awesome tutorials about water effects....it "boils" down to the curing time...since the water effect will most likely be the last addition to any piece we should be watchful about the time frame here as a good water effect can take about a month to fully cure from what I've read....tho I don't have any first hand experience in that field....will link if interested exists the tutorials here as the guy also writes about alternatives like ova based water effects and so on...

   
 
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