Switch Theme:

LoER Terrain Contest: Round 27 "Sweet like chocolate" - Awards Night - Winner announced  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Welcome to the 27th installment of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition!

This is a terrain building competition, hopefully that's self-evident from the title...

The League's aim is to encourage our fellow gamers and model-makers to up their game while building terrain for their tabletop, be it for wargames, board games or dioramas. We encourage participants to use this thread to trade ideas, inspiration, encouragement and feedback.
Everyone is a winner in a League competition. Because, in the end, your entry is also your prize.

The first place winner, however, will win another great prize. They will be named a member of the League of Extraordinary Riveters, a group of dedicated artists and modelers who put great effort into having their work be extremely detailed (like being willing to glue on thousands of rivets).
The first place winner will also pick the theme for the next round, and become judge for that round.

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.

The competition is open to everyone registered on Dakka Dakka, all are welcome to enter regardless of skill, experience, ability, age or any other attribute someone might use to divide hobbyists up
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! And to anyone competing for the first time, awesome! And welcome!

If you haven't taken part before, check out the previous rounds below. These are full of interesting, intriguing, entertaining and just downright awesome builds and ideas, a great source of inspiration. The judge for each round was , as should be clear from above, the winner of the previous round, with the exception of the first, set by one of the League's founders dsteinglass.

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 "Accomodation" (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 Doom)
Contest #17 "The (re)cycle of Life" (Guildenstern)
Contest #18 "The Portal" (inmygravenimage)
Contest #19 "Let it Flow!" (Camkierhi)
Contest #20 "Noise Polution" (Tek Thornison)
Contest # 21 "CARD-inal Sins" (Camkierhi)
Contest # 22 "A Series of Tubes" (Cleatus)
Contest # 23 "Child's Play" (Z-Ray)
Contest #24 "Pimpin' Aint Easy" (Fango)
Contest # 25 "For the war effort" (Syro)
Contest # 26 "Hold the Line!" (Camkierhi)


Theme: Sweet like Chocolate

My challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create your terrain piece utilising packaging from a favourite sweet. Sweet here to be taken as meaning confectionery, desserts, sweet treats etc.
Cookie packets, yoghurt pots, Smarties tubes, Tic-Tac boxes, ice-cream cartons, Pez dispensers, fruit salad cans, cake moulds, boiled sweet wrappers, all these and more are crying out to have tiny toy soldiers clambering over them on a daily basis.
Heed the cry, liberate the sweet, sweet packaging from the clutches of the confectionery vendor overlords....



I would like every participant to post their idea/ideas on this thread. I like to see ideas being bandied about just as much as I enjoy seeing WIP.

All scales and all game systems are welcome. The size of your piece doesn't matter and big vs small will be judged equally. The League wants you to push yourself to the next level in artistic ability and creativity, not size.

One very important thing to do, is post lots of "work in progress" pictures on this thread. This will let everyone enjoy the process of what you are creating. The members of LoER, participants in these contests, and the Dakka community as a whole love to help each other and give advice. A huge part of these competitions are to help you improve as an artist. Let people enjoy your WIPs and give suggestions to make it even more amazing. Constant updates from all of us will also keep this contest easier to find, which will allow more people to come and enjoy everyone's work, and get more people excited about joining in. (If more people join, you'll be even more proud if you win against 20 competitors rather than 2).

Do not post your finished work on this thread They should be PMed to me for judging, but you can still feel free post your finished work on your own P&M blog if you have one (just not here).

Try to take good pictures, if no one can see how good your piece is, how will we know? After all the work you put into your piece, don't slack on the pictures. Use this as a good excuse to improve your picture taking - if in doubt, ask for help, there's guides and articles here on dakka, in the wider wargaming community, and people here are generally willing to give advice - if we help others take better pictures, we can better see what they're producing in their work Lighting, focus, and cropping - 3 things to think on.

Guidelnes:

1. Talk about the competition. Make as many people know as you can. If you have a P&M blog, it's great to mention it there. I think it's a good idea to post you WIPs in your P&M blog as well as here, it gets your post count up faster, and will encourage the visitors of your blog to check out this competition. The more the merrier, and the flow of ideas, critiques and general banter increases exponentially as the number of entrants increases.

One of the best things you can do, is put the League terrain competition banner in your signature:
HTML code for the banner:
{url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/763930.page#10154516]{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. The deadline for this competition will be to have your stuff in by the end of 29th December 2018. 3 whole months, plus some spare change. It seems a long time, but let's face it, life tends to get filled up pretty quickly for many people around December time I say the 29th as that means I can hopefully have judged and make an announcement to start the New Year in If life happens hard for a few and extensions are requested, it's likely to happen.

Spoiler:

Midnight Saturday 29th December GMT

Amsterdam - Sunday 30th, 01:00
Buenos Aires - Saturday 29th, 21:00
Chicago - Saturday 29th, 18:00
Darwin - Sunday 30th, 10:00
Hong Kong - Sunday 30th, 08:00
LA - Saturday 29th, 16:00

To be fair, it's honestly more likely that it will be anything that comes in before I wake up and log in is accepted


3. Scratch-builds, heavy conversions and their like are the order of the day - hopefully obvious from this round's theme Innovative use of bits always gets my attention.

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

5. Any scale, any setting, any game system or board game is welcome. Likewise, it could be for a non-existent game, just so long as rule 4 is accounted for. Also any size for the actual piece you're making is great as long as you can photograph it clearly.

6. 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, P&M blogs, or just the straight up pictures, etc. As said above, please take the time to take the best photos that you can. I would also like to know what part(s) are used for the theme - where and what is the packaging? A sentence or two on what your piece represents should be included.
ie.
Spoiler:



Biscuit packaging used to create the main building shape.

Sub-surface generator station, with walkway.


7. 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. The spirit of these competitions has always been about learning, expanding, discovering.

8. 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).

9. THE RULE OF COOL trumps all.


Overview I will be judging based mainly on creativity, artistic ability compared to your other works, following the theme, if your piece embodies the detail that the league is known for, and most of all if I think it's cool. No points system, no set criteria to mark against, just a purely subjective opinion from me This may mean it's not necessarily the BEST model that wins....that's just the way I'm rolling this round

The Prize
Membership to the League of Extraordinary Riveters as top prize. You will be allowed to fly the League's banner and be recognized as a modeller devoted to impressive detail (or Rivets).
The warm fuzzy feelings inside and the bragging rights that your peers love and are impressed with your work. And as is league tradition, I will also mail you a small modelling/war game based prize as well, in my case that's likely to be a bits bag of some sort, purely because if I offered to make you something you would likely not receive it till we are looking at Round 1459 as I would take approximately 16 years to finish.....

I think that's everything, but don't hesitate to ask for clarification, post here, and most importantly..have fun!

This message was edited 5 times. Last update was at 2019/01/06 22:15:07


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

In....cause its what needs to be done...

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

that's bonkers! (Said the guy who built a space station of an ice cream tub). Great idea. I'll have a think.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Ahaha did not see that one coming, great choice ! Not sure what I'll build, but I am definitely in... Maaaaybe I'll wait a bit until the halloween sweets are in, might be an opportunity to get some intersting packaging...

Ooooor, I can put jelly on a plank and leave it in my basement. Should get a nurgle demonworld terrain by december.

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle !

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

soooo....i need to ask the definition question...theme says "sweet as chocolate"... does it mean sweet is compellingly? or is such a thing as a chips packaging still a viable material? if so...then below you will see a starter list of materials i plan to use...

an assortment of chips can (something like pringels...)
a wine bottle rack easy to build system i got from a DIY store...
and some cardboard rings you get at IKEA for free (their jugs and plates stuff gets stored that way...)

more stuff will soon follow also the height of everything is not written in stone yet...might be half a meter high or just around 30 cm...we´ll see^^






cheers, vik

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

I think it's pushing it to include chip packets, but as my initial idea was "totally tubular" (cleatus used similar in his round, hence I switched ideas) I think I'll give you a pass.........with a condition *cackles evilly*

One bit/part/piece, no matter how small and insignificant, from something that is definitely sugary, and I'll assume that chips are sweets.

Actually, to be fair, I didn't specifically state that the majority of the piece needed to be crafted from sweet packaging.......

(Alternatively, tell me you eat chips as dessert....)

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

This looks intriguing. There ought to be some eye candy in this one.


 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

ok...MT... i´m on the case... i´ll add something that is more akin to the term "sweet"!

   
Made in us
Nasty Nob






Viktor, here are some sweet and 'tubular' items that might fit your build:

https://www.amazon.com/Reeses-Snack-Pretzels-Peanuts-Candy/dp/B01D9AKYE4

https://www.amazon.com/Mars-M-Minis-Tube/dp/B001AQR1UU

Not sure if these are available where you are... but hey candy comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes!


My P&M blog: Cleatus, the Scratch-building Mekboy
Successful Swap Trades: 6 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

thanks cleatus! but as you will soon see, i´ve changed the plan... probably one day the chips rolls day will come...

but for now i went true to the theme and got me sweets packaging...in hex shape!



the chocolate chips are already all gone

then with my handy hot wire cutter table i made the surfaces...the foam board i use comes with a detailed surface...at first i hated that... now i see billions of uses^^...



process of building towers for `munda...




two towers for my entry... i will add later on some straps and then some mad amount of rivets of course...

what do you say...(especially MT...suitable?)

cheers, vik

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Very cool indeed

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

thanks mate!

   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Excellent looking miradors Viktor Von Domm, great choice of texture.

Went on a salvage mission last week and picked a box of caramels. In order to make the box look bigger and fancier to buyers, manufacturers added a large piece of soft plastic inside, and in our case, it is very good news. After doing some cutting I ended up with the base for two nice looking arches :


Can't say I have a plan yet, need more components, but I think I'll be building some kind of chaos dais...

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle !

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

nice structure there, a really good find! could even be some kind of tunnel entrances...on a table quite a nice feature to play with...


also thanks...for compliment and for making me again reactivating my french...."miradors " had to look that one up...

also....update time!

started building a walkway...with handrailing...

and done(ish)


and started working on a podest...had that package for years...will need another one...*yummy*^^



well, so much for now...

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Good work chaps, nice to see the wips starting

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

@Viktor von Domm: Haha, I would have sworn it was also a word in english, my bad ^^.

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle !

 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo


Would these shot glasses comprise a suitable entry if not Smarties have the answer.......

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

 KernelTerror wrote:
@Viktor von Domm: Haha, I would have sworn it was also a word in english, my bad ^^.


all is good...my son has reached the seventh grade, and is starting french lessons...so a little nudge here and there helps me help him

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Llama - Tough call, but I think I have to say most shots aren't sweet and so Smarties do have the answer in this case. Unless you only use the shot glasses for vodka jellies of course.....

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Fair enough. Their still going to be a key component. Hmmm Temple or Totems and barrow? Hmmm Totems and Barrows probably.......

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

And that's fine. As I said to Vik, I didn't actually specify that the 'sweet stuff' needed to be the main component. Now I may consider how much is sweet when I come to judging, but as long as there's something in there it's a valid entry.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





I haven't found a sweet package yet (I don't eat sugar these days), but for some reason I really want to make a broken-down Ork Ice-Kreem truck.
   
Made in us
Wing Commander





TCS Midway

What about something designed to combat sweets? Such as dental floss or tootpaste items?

On time, on target, or the next one's free

Gesta Normannorum - A historical minis blog
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/474587.page

 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Coh - And I want to see that Ice-Kreem truck .......

I did mention that I would include the definition of 'sweet' as a dessert, so could involve fruit, yoghurt, rice pudding, and potentially cheese and biscuits.....


Maniac - That would be the antithesis of the brief I hate to say no, especially when telling someone what to use when building, but when I consider my answers to Vik and Llama, I think I have to say no - although as I have mentioned previously, I made no stipulation on whether the sweet bit has to be the main part - so utilising both sweet and anti-sweet may be a road well worth exploring


Damn, I'm starting to feel like a bad guy with my clarifications now

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Cheeeeese... you had me at cheese . And now I've got some ideas.... muahahaha....
   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

Just seen this thread so I suppose I'll enter my work from today.
Just so happens that I was making some Shadespire terrain out of some wedding cake pillars, plastic pirate coins, 10p coins, milliput, statues from the old GW chapel kit and tiddlywinks. Seems sweet enough.
Here's some pics! Enjoy. ...

Edit: And they're fething sideways. I'll fix later. It's been a long day.
[Thumb - 20180927_231900.jpg]

[Thumb - 20180926_174255.jpg]

[Thumb - 20180927_232346.jpg]

[Thumb - 20180927_232008.jpg]

[Thumb - 20180927_232119.jpg]

[Thumb - 20180927_232136.jpg]

[Thumb - 20180927_232204.jpg]

[Thumb - 20180927_232255.jpg]

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2018/09/27 22:47:40


Oli: Can I be an orc?
Everyone: No.
Oli: But it fits through the doors, Look! 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

OK here we go then...
So first lets choose a base to work from....only really putting this up to show I have lots of mdf laminate floor cut up to make terrain bases, highly recommend picking up a few bits, even a end of line box at the local DIY store and spend a few minutes cutting it up.


Some sweety wrappers.....


Bit of foamcore...


Want a few details so lets make some...


And after adding a layer of styrene sheet we start to add the details...


OK thats it for now, thoughts welcome...




 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

That's bloody genius, that is.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in us
Wing Commander





TCS Midway

Well, I'm in for some 15mm scatter terrain. I have a couple different dental floss containers I want to build a power generator out of, plus some for some crashed escape pods.

I'll find something 'sweet' that I can use with them. Maybe some coffee stiring straws (used to stir in sugar) or some wrappers to make some crashed bilboard signs to go with the pods.

Oooh, or maybe the lid to one of the plastic gum tubs to act as a silo to go with...

On time, on target, or the next one's free

Gesta Normannorum - A historical minis blog
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/474587.page

 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Ttic-tac boxes greatly resemble dental floss boxes...

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/09/28 22:32:52


 
   
 
Forum Index » Painting & Modeling
Go to: