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Title: Contest Suggestion and Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on February 11, 2013, 06:45:12 pm
Do you think there is an aspect of the wargaming hobby that hasn't yet recieved a champion? Do you have a something that spans multiple contests, but don't want to waste the entry on something over-simplyfied?

Well get you fingers to the keyboard and write here your suggestions for any and all contests you can think of (within reason please ;))

I'll finish by saying, that there are no dumb ideas, everyone can have a go and suggest something unique.

Current Suggestions:
- Diorama
- Custom Posed Single Miniature
- Function vs Fluff Paintscheme
- House Rules
- Scenario Contest
- Poorhammer
- Music
- Create-a-Character (Rules)
- Create-a-Character (Models)
- Armies on Parade
- Warlord Bodyguard/Retinue
- Forgeworld
- Wargaming video
- Wargame Meme Contest
- Scavenger Contest
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: The Man They Call Jayne on February 11, 2013, 07:35:50 pm
Some Diorama type contests might be good. Or for a model posed in a completly custom and interesting way similar to the well known "Dynamic Entry" Tau battlesuit, or the "Totally worth it!" Plasma Rifle Space Marine. Might be tricky to do without the skills but there is no reason not to try it.

Some kind of special paint job contest maybe? Like a stealth unit that is see through or something. Paint jobs that are funtional rather than fluffy is that makes sense.
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Narric on February 11, 2013, 07:39:35 pm
Added to a new list I just started :P
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Mabbz on February 11, 2013, 09:15:19 pm
Well, I mentioned them in another thread but I'll suggest again for those of us who can't paint well.

- house rules contest (special characters, new units, terrain etc.)
- scenario contest (who can write the best missions?)
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Minrat on February 12, 2013, 07:22:21 am
I was always a fan of the poorhammer contests....

And as there have been (will be?) writing contests and a small number of art contests (mostly in the form of creating the award images) is there the possibility of a music contest?  (compose or perform [or both] a piece relevant to either the hobby or the lore of your chosen system).  I of course suggest this because I am very interested in music and find it an underappreciated artform in terms of contests.
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Narric on February 12, 2013, 09:36:41 am
A music contest?

That would be interesting to run :D
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Minrat on February 12, 2013, 09:47:20 am
I have no artistic ability in terms of VA or writing-music is where i shine.  Unfortunately this is a rarer thing and as such there arent many competitions for it...

I thought i would suggest it in the off chance (i want some of those 2s dice-and hey-if i can get some stuff heard then i might be on my way to making a living)
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Naser Al-Istikhara Cyrus on February 12, 2013, 10:00:04 am
I'd definitely be in for a music contest :D

Also, i think a create a character competition with a model included could be interesting too. Or perhaps two results (best rules and best character model?) Obviously character model would be fairly converted, so perhaps a conversion competition would suit it better?

Also on the topic of conversion contests, I think if they are to be done, the vehicles should be split up from the non-vehicles. That way we get the cool posed infantry facing similar foes, rather than everyone voting for the orkiest vehicles over such infantry :P
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Narric on February 12, 2013, 10:17:07 am
I'd definitely be in for a music contest :D

Also, i think a create a character competition with a model included could be interesting too. Or perhaps two results (best rules and best character model?) Obviously character model would be fairly converted, so perhaps a conversion competition would suit it better?

Also on the topic of conversion contests, I think if they are to be done, the vehicles should be split up from the non-vehicles. That way we get the cool posed infantry facing similar foes, rather than everyone voting for the orkiest vehicles over such infantry :P
Maybe it could be broken into two parts, as you said. Part 1 is the rules, then Part 2 people can make models to represent the Rules. We could even say that multiple people could make the same character :P

And I agree with the Conversion Contest rules idea.
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Osiris on February 20, 2013, 10:17:40 am
Why not a writing contest? Fluff or otherwise? Could be interesting to see some of the submissions.  ;D
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Narric on February 20, 2013, 10:33:46 am
We have a main writing contest already planned. Its currently set to July-August right now, so you have plenty of time to prepare a piece for it.
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Rarity Declis on September 01, 2013, 09:54:57 am
An Army on Parade contest?

Best HQ bodyguard? (Hive Guard, Command Squad, etc)

Best Forgeworld?

Best Warhammer-related video?
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Rarity Declis on September 01, 2013, 09:55:20 am
Create a Meme! (Similar to the Success Marine meme going around on Bolter and Chainsword)
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Narric on September 01, 2013, 05:50:21 pm
I like those. They'd probably need a bit more time (Army on Parade), so maybe that can be for around Xmas?

I'd like to rename "HQ Bodyguard" to "Warlord Bodyguard" if thats ok ;)

Not sure how a WH-video contest would work :P Maybe a simple vote on theForum, along with highest Views/Likes on YT?
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Rarity Declis on September 01, 2013, 10:05:28 pm
Amused you're asking for my permission and such, Narric. i just say stuff and it's up to you to keep or toss what you like or dislike or change or whatever; you're the poor git who has to run it. :D
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Sorck on September 02, 2013, 09:24:24 am
Amused you're asking for my permission and such, Narric. i just say stuff and it's up to you to keep or toss what you like or dislike or change or whatever; you're the poor git who has to run it. :D
There's no reason he can't bounce ideas back off you... :P

There could be a contest where you have to use a miniature or parts of a miniature from two armies not allowed to ally and see what you can build from there. People could produce a mini duel or the classic genestealer in space marine armour or something else I've not thought of!
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Rarity Declis on September 02, 2013, 09:26:13 am
How about a Scavengers Competition? Think about converting a unit which has for some reason been cut off from their race, and are slowly using whatever they can find; think 13th Company nicking bits of Chaos Marine armour to keep going.

So, maybe a Tau Fire Warrior with a scavenged Bolter, and an Imperial Banner as a cloak against the elements, and maybe some cans of Imperial food around his feet...
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Sorck on September 02, 2013, 09:31:41 am
How about a Scavengers Competition?
So would Orks be allowed given that they're an army which practically only scavenges?
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Rarity Declis on September 02, 2013, 09:19:11 pm
How about a Scavengers Competition?
So would Orks be allowed given that they're an army which practically only scavenges?

I imagine so, but as long as it's clearly scavenged, not Ork made... if that makes any sense.
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Narric on September 04, 2013, 07:29:59 am
Just updated the OP to include some of the more recent suggestions.

I'm tempted to start the Music Contest. However, I thin we have enough going right now :P
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Scout Sergeant Mkoll on September 23, 2013, 08:06:36 pm
How about a Create a Unit competition? I know that some races it'd be tricky for, but there's still plenty of options that could be used.
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Narric on September 23, 2013, 08:19:25 pm
We could do that next month :)

One thing that springs to mind is a Crossover Unit Creation contest. Lemme explaim. Take a unit or character from one Game System, and translate it into another. How does that sound?
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Mabbz on September 23, 2013, 09:13:18 pm
I'm not convinced that'd make an interesting contest. It wouldn't test our creativity, since we would just be adapting other people's work.
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Narric on September 23, 2013, 10:00:46 pm
Need more Contest for other game systems :(

What about "Warjack" Painting contest? Or Infinity Character Contest? Or Warpath contest?
Title: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on December 21, 2013, 05:04:54 pm
This Thread is primarily for discussion what should and shouldn't be entered into future Contests. I know full well that there is a great deal of ambiguity with the new contest structure, so here I shall try and clear the mess. I do wish that all potential entrants cast their opinions here, so that future contests aren't plagued by ambiguous restrictions and limitations.

This is the current Rules and Restrictions for each Contest Category:
Warlords
[spoiler]- The Warlord may not be a named Special Character.
- The model(s) must be Game-legal.
- Transports do not need to be included, unless explicitly sated otherwise by Codex/Army Book/Rule Book/etc...
- Up to three pictures may be submitted for the entry. You are limited to 800 x 600 pixels for picture dimensions. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you're not used to picture editing.
- Depending on numbers, Voting may be split in Master and Novice tiers.
- All Models must be fully Painted.[/spoiler]

Special Characters
[spoiler]- The Special Character may only be a single miniature.
- The model(s) must be Game-legal.
- Transports do not need to be included, unless explicitly sated otherwise by Codex/Army Book/Rule Book/etc...
- Up to three pictures may be submitted for the entry. You are limited to 800 x 600 pixels for picture dimensions. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you're not used to picture editing.
- Depending on numbers, Voting may be split in Master and Novice tiers.
- All Models must be fully Painted.[/spoiler]

Heavy Inf
[spoiler]- The model/unit must use a 40mm or larger base.
- It may not be a "Bike/Horse/Mounted" or "Jump Infantry" unit.
- The model(s) must be Game-legal.
- Transports do not need to be included, unless explicitly sated otherwise by Codex/Army Book/Rule Book/etc...
- Up to three pictures may be submitted for the entry. You are limited to 800 x 600 pixels for picture dimensions. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you're not used to picture editing.
- Depending on numbers, Voting may be split in Master and Novice tiers.
- All Models must be fully Painted.[/spoiler]

Light Inf
[spoiler]- The model/unit must use a 202mm, 252mm base.
- It may not be a "Bike/Horse/Mounted" or "Jump Infantry" unit.
- The model(s) must be Game-legal.
- Transports do not need to be included, unless explicitly sated otherwise by Codex/Army Book/Rule Book/etc...
- Up to three pictures may be submitted for the entry. You are limited to 800 x 600 pixels for picture dimensions. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you're not used to picture editing.
- Depending on numbers, Voting may be split in Master and Novice tiers.
- All Models must be fully Painted.[/spoiler]

The Cavalry
[spoiler]- The model/unit must be a "Bike/Horse/Mounted" or "Jump Infantry" unit.
- The model(s) must be Game-legal.
- Transports do not need to be included, unless explicitly sated otherwise by Codex/Army Book/Rule Book/etc...
- Up to three pictures may be submitted for the entry. You are limited to 800 x 600 pixels for picture dimensions. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you're not used to picture editing.
- Depending on numbers, Voting may be split in Master and Novice tiers.
- All Models must be fully Painted.[/spoiler]

Big Guns
[spoiler]- The model/unit must to the Army/Factions largest/most destructive weapons.
- It may not be a unit that fulfills "Heavy Inf" or "Light Inf" prerequisites.
- The model(s) must be Game-legal.
- Transports do not need to be included, unless explicitly sated otherwise by Codex/Army Book/Rule Book/etc...
- Up to three pictures may be submitted for the entry. You are limited to 800 x 600 pixels for picture dimensions. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you're not used to picture editing.
- Depending on numbers, Voting may be split in Master and Novice tiers.
- All Models must be fully Painted.[/spoiler]

Skymasters
[spoiler]- The model/unit must be a large Creature or Construct capable of Flight.
- It may not be a unit that fulfills "Heavy Inf," "Light Inf" or "Big Guns" prerequisites.
- The model(s) must be Game-legal.
- Up to three pictures may be submitted for the entry. You are limited to 800 x 600 pixels for picture dimensions. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you're not used to picture editing.
- Depending on numbers, Voting may be split in Master and Novice tiers.
- All Models must be fully Painted.[/spoiler]

Landterrors (formerly "Beasts")
[spoiler]- The model/unit must be a large Creature or Construct that has not been upgraded for Flight.
- It may not be a unit that fulfills "Heavy Inf," "Light Inf" or "Big Guns" prerequisites.
- The model(s) must be Game-legal.
- Up to three pictures may be submitted for the entry. You are limited to 800 x 600 pixels for picture dimensions. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you're not used to picture editing.
- Depending on numbers, Voting may be split in Master and Novice tiers.
- All Models must be fully Painted.[/spoiler]

Writer's Contests
[spoiler]These will often be open for all entries, and all Writing contests will have the following rules:
- Must be connected to at least one Wargame (Warhammer 40k/Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes, Infinity, Warpath, Kings of War, etc...)
- Crossovers are allowed, provided characters/factions act and stay in character.
- A Title must be included.
Writing contests are sometimes split into different lengths. Short stories are considered to be a minimum of 100 words long, whilst Long stories need to be at least 750 words.
Franchise specific crossover contests will be arranged when there is high enough demand for it.[/spoiler]


If you have a suggestion to clear ambiguity of a contest or contests, please write a reply here, and cast you voice into the discussion.

Good luck to future contestants and entrants.

From
Narric, Contest Board Leader and Moderator
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Sorck on December 21, 2013, 10:28:11 pm
Slightly different style of contests:
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion thread
Post by: Narric on December 25, 2013, 11:29:28 am
Does sound cool Sorck :)

I've also spoken to Thantos, and we may also run a contest for the design on the Second Sphere Shoulder Pads. Currently have  a blank for SM Pads, and I'm sure people can easily make designs for Tau and IG.
Not sure what other races could have. Maybe Banners for both flavours of Eldar and Orks? Some factions like SoB and Nids would probably have to be a colour scheme though :(
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on December 29, 2013, 10:18:16 pm
A nice big poll has been added. Currently you may select up to four contests you'd like to see this year. Don't wory about secrecy, in fact I'd much prefer it people who vote, say what they voted for any why.

Also, don't forget that the rules for next years contests are on display for discussion. If you think a distinction needs to be made, do say so.
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Naser Al-Istikhara Cyrus on December 29, 2013, 11:08:56 pm
What is Function vs Fluff and Scavenger contests?

I also think music would be a cool unique thing...I'm an avid music writer myself and it'll be interesting to see what kinda music comes out of the forum to express warhammer 40k races (or even fantasy, other wargame modes, etc).

Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on December 30, 2013, 07:20:01 am
What is Function vs Fluff and Scavenger contests?

"Function vs Fluff" woud be a paintscheme that is more of a camoflage. Most miniatures for wargames are painted in very bold and stricking colours, which in a functional sense just make you an easier target.

Scavenger is kinda like a Bitz Box Bash contest, accept the model doesn't have to be game legal. Just look cool and/or interesting. Like a Space Marine with Tyranid Arms (Genestealer Cult?) or a Tau fire Warrior with a Boltgun and IG banner for a cape :P To give an example ;)
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Arguleon-veq on December 30, 2013, 07:30:19 pm
I voted to add the scenario and mod/make a unit contests, it will allow those of us with terrible painting skills to get more into the contests :P  :P
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Mabbz on December 30, 2013, 07:33:55 pm
I voted to add the scenario and mod/make a unit contests, it will allow those of us with terrible painting skills to get more into the contests :P  :P
Same here, for basically the same reason. I also like conversion competitions, although a lack of a camera has stopped me entering them in the past.
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Pilum on December 30, 2013, 10:22:31 pm
Er, Narric? Brainfart alert I'm afraid - you've got this line:
Quote
- The model/unit must be a large Creature or Construct capable of Flight.
in Skymasters and Landterrors...

Also, re the Heavy Infantry category, I'd be a bit hesitant about specifying a base size. Yes, I know we're ultimately a 40k site, but that leans rather explicitly to Terminators, Battlesuits, Wraiths etc for my taste. I'm just thinking of people wanting to enter, say, an Imperial Greatsword unit, Black Orcs or even (=I= WARNING HERESY AHEAD =I= ;) ) non-GW minis/game concepts.

I sympathise here as it's actually quite hard to define heavy infantry without reference to explicit game terminology ("I know it when I see it!" lacks a certain... rigour ;D) - after all, from a certain point of view the whole Space Marine army list (bar scouts) consists of it. Purely my personal view - feel free to kick it out or ignore!
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on December 30, 2013, 10:35:14 pm
Also, re the Heavy Infantry category, I'd be a bit hesitant about specifying a base size. Yes, I know we're ultimately a 40k site, but that leans rather explicitly to Terminators, Battlesuits, Wraiths etc for my taste. I'm just thinking of people wanting to enter, say, an Imperial Greatsword unit, Black Orcs or even (=I= WARNING HERESY AHEAD =I= ;) ) non-GW minis/game concepts.

I sympathise here as it's actually quite hard to define heavy infantry without reference to explicit game terminology ("I know it when I see it!" lacks a certain... rigour ;D) - after all, from a certain point of view the whole Space Marine army list (bar scouts) consists of it. Purely my personal view - feel free to kick it out or ignore!
Maybe seperating 40k from Fantasy may help? Then we can go by armour type and Armour save for non-infantry models?
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Pilum on December 30, 2013, 11:27:00 pm
Possibly - what are the entry numbers for old "fantasy only" contests though? I know the last few contests haven't had large numbers so I'd be a bit hesitant to fracture things still further. It COULD boost the sightings of non-SF minis, but I don't know how many people have such forces out there. I have 2 fantasy... border garrisons, let's say (I'm hesitant to call them armies!) and in 1/72 I have an Early Imperial Roman army and an English Civil War/30 Years War work-in-progress, but I'd be hesitant to enter those last 2 especially. They're very much gaming-standard models, all the more so considering that they're made up of older kits and the model detail is often not as good as some newer stuff, much like GW's plastics.
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on December 31, 2013, 09:25:06 am
Darn you Fantasy and your differences to Sci-fi and 40k!!!! :P

I'll probably have to look up the definition of Heavy and Light Infantry, and then I'll make a ruling based on that. It'll probably be something like:
"for Fantasy Miniatures,  Heavy Infantry are models that wear Heavy Armour or greater, or have an Armour save of 4+ or better without a shield."

Right of the top of my head, thats the best distinction I can think of for Fantasy models :(
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on January 12, 2014, 07:27:55 pm
What would people think to Elite Infantry and Core Infantry? I was thinking the elite would be insted of Heavy, whilst Core would replace Light. "Elite" would be for most Specialised units that don't fall into other Contest definitions, whilst Core would pretty much be for 4k Troops and equivalent, so the most common units in a game.

Also I was thinking of a "Tabletop Sports" contest for those who collect Blood Bowl, Dreadball, and whatever else other companies produce which are not strictly "Wargames."

Just putting these ideas here for the community to think about.
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: gorlak on January 12, 2014, 08:25:23 pm
I think renaming them to Elite and Core might be a good idea, would broaden the categorys a bit and therefore might lure in another contestant or two :P

But I don't know about a sports competition. I have a unpainted BB team that I really should get around to painting - but is there enough contestants you think?
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on January 12, 2014, 09:16:21 pm
My thoughts for the Sports Comp was becuase Dreadball is a fairly new thing, and AFAIK people don't consider it (and similar games) for model contests like this. It could potentially draw more to the forum, and in the case of some like yourself, give people a nice incentive to finally paint a Team up fully ;)

I won't "Officially" change the Contest names unless I have more people agreeing. "If it ain't broken don't fix it" :P

Lastly, current votes point to a Scenario Contest, and a Diorama Contest with 3 backers each. behind them, we have another House Rules unit Contest, Armies on Parade, and Scavengercontests with 2 backers each. With the intent of fairness, I'll post up a minor poll to decide which to do for February. I'll do my best to put together the best rules for the Contest decided :)
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on January 14, 2014, 12:42:23 am
An Admin or G-Mod is going to kill me one of these days for double posting.....


Thought I'd inform the community that I have finally got my finger out, and contacted a small number of Wargames companies for Prize support for the contests. I've currently contacted, Mantic Games, Anvil Industry, Secret Weapon Miniatures, and Bitz Box. They have technically supported us for last years contests, though i completely dropped the ball on collectin the Bitz Box prizes :P

Is there any particular companies that people would like me to contact? With the turnout for last years contest, we have some examples of the forums work, so we may have a bit of weight now :P
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Masked Thespian on January 14, 2014, 04:05:28 am
An Admin or G-Mod is going to kill me one of these days for double posting.....

 :shifty:
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Chicop76 on January 14, 2014, 09:49:24 am
I voted for poorhammer, due to being poor. I think this allows more creative out put. My issue is the time to pit into something you have to create in x time.

I may put more, but its 345 in the morning.
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: CoffeeGrunt on January 14, 2014, 10:35:10 am
Do you mean Bitz Box UK? I know the guy who runs that, order FW through him now and then.
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on January 14, 2014, 11:21:50 am
Do you mean Bitz Box UK? I know the guy who runs that, order FW through him now and then.
Yes them. I've ordered my stuff needed for the Warlords contest :P
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: CoffeeGrunt on January 14, 2014, 01:51:48 pm
He has a great Chaos army. Bit too reliant on Spawns, though, but otherwise fun.
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: The Man They Call Jayne on January 14, 2014, 03:41:33 pm
I like the more nonstandard contests. The Memes and such like. It gives us a wider variety of things that people with different talents can join in on.
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on January 14, 2014, 05:18:02 pm
I've removed five of the options, as they are currently being decided between here (http://secondsphere.org/index.php?topic=1653.0).

I've reset the poll, and adjusted down to three votes per person. The four contests that aren't selected for February will be re-entered at the end of the month.

I like the Non-miniature focus contests also, but majority sorta has more authority to ensure we run contests people will actually enter :P Using this thread to help decide the Monthly contests is certainly one step towards that goal ^_^
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on January 31, 2014, 11:00:52 am
Options replaced, and vote per person back up to 4 for now :P Haven't reset, but everyody has the option to change their votes still ;)
Title: Re: Contest Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on March 03, 2014, 11:26:37 pm
Poll reset for the month. Time to revote for what you want to see.

If something has already been done, it won't be put forward again this year, unless someone makes a really good argument for it ;)
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion and Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on March 07, 2014, 10:42:12 pm
What do people think to a "Props" contest?

I have a Sword that could be a Daemon Blade, and I think the Nerf gunners could try their hands at re-painting their weapons ;)

We could potentially do it for Prop re-paints, Prop mods, and Scratch builds.

[spoiler=visual reference :P]A re-paint would be like this:
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/124/d/f/warhammer_40k_lasgun_complete_by_frost_claw_studios-d4yi189.jpg)
http://frost-claw-studios.deviantart.com/art/Warhammer-40K-Lasgun-complete-299813049

While some examples of Prop Mods and Scratch builds could be like this:
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs41/i/2009/014/e/b/40k_LARP_weapons_by_Dezelith.jpg)
http://dezelith.deviantart.com/art/40k-LARP-weapons-109454751
[/spoiler]
What do you guys think? I can throw it into the Poll so people can vote on it :P

[edit]

Just realized I didn't include an option for an Artwork contest. Sorry Artist dudes ^_^;;
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion and Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on August 08, 2014, 04:43:35 pm
*bump*

Recently been considering something to add extra to the contests.

If I started pre-paying £10 E-vouchers/Codes for various Wargame bitz websites, where would people prefer to get their Bitz from?

I'd assume places like Anvil, Zealot, Scibor, Privateer Press, Mantic Games, and Infinity, but there are also smaller/lesser known companies such as Puppets War, Mad Robot Miniatures, Dreamforge Games, Scotia Grendal, Secret Weapon Miniatures and Zinge Industries.

What do people think? Or perhaps I could set it as a £10 voucher/code for a company of the winners choice?
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion and Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Mabbz on August 08, 2014, 10:18:32 pm
Letting the winner choose the company sounds overly complicated; I'd say stick with the first option of pick a store here and now. Sadly I haven't bought anything from any of those stores (lack of money) so I can't suggest which to go for.
Title: Re: Contest Suggestion and Discussion Thread 2014
Post by: Narric on August 08, 2014, 10:32:28 pm
Anvil does fantastic multi-part resin kits, easily comparable in detail to Games Workshop. They're also in the process of producing models specifically for a narrative driven wargame. If you're on the Second Sphere Member group, you'd have seen me sharing the pictures of these models ;)

Zealots own models are equally detailed, whilst they also sell products from other producers. They have a great range of terrain, both for Surface battlefields and dungeon/sewer tunnels. They also have a few nnone wargame specific miscilaineous items, which would make for excellent painting practice pieces.

Mantic specialise in medium to high detailed plastic kits at reasonable prices. they have several unique and different game systems under their belt and are regularly releasing something completely brand new, or a fantastic additon to one of their longer running products.

I unfortunately don't know how good Privateer Press, Infinity, or Dreamforge Games are, so you'd have to ask one of their customers for an opinion :P

Puppets War create and sell highly unique and interesting Resin kits.

Mad Robot Miniatures is the place to go to give your Imperial Guard/human armies a bit of extra flavour and character.

Secret Weapon Miniatures and Zinge Industries offer some excellently detail resin conversion parts.

Scotia Grendal offers a fair number of game systems and the models to play them. I've recent purchased the Rulebook and a Forcebook for Void 1.1, and they're fantastic quality. A large range of older metal models, and newer plastic sets produced for independant companies.

Thats just a general idea I have for each of the companies I mentioned previously ;)