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Many thanks, and congratulations to Minus_T for the new contest, see below, and winning the last contest with such an outstanding difference. I would also like to thank you all for entering, even if you did not win. Well done to you. =)
For this contest, you are required to paint a model or models that show your
army's non-violent side, whether this be a medicine man, mechanic,
quartermaster, or whoever...
What I want to see in this is people getting into the background of their army
and really paying homage to it... Anything from an undead Khremian Architect
designing pyramids, to a Tyranid critter eating dead skin inside a hive ship,
If you want to be a bit less wacky, how about a Space Marine Apothecary caring
to the wounded? Gandalf smoking pipe-weed? A dwarf brewer tending his hops?
If you want your model to have a 'real' use in-game, how about turning it into
an objective marker? There's nothing to stop you plonking your model down in
the middle of the battlefield as your take-and-hold objective... I know I always
fight much harder when I've got my Apothecary or Standard Bearer (posing as
objectives) sitting amongst enemy troops...
For this contest, small mini dioramas are allowed. BUT, they must fit onto a single legal sized base and fit the theme.
Closing date; Tuesday 2nd October 2007 at 23:59pm (GTM) .- That's one minute to midnight on the Tuesday
People entering have one month in which to design, build and paint a single based model to the theme set. Members will be expected to post their pictures (in the thread for that contest) which will then be placed into a thread for voting. It is done so that people can improve their skills, and try out things. And purely for fun, there is no prize or anything, just the fun of it
1.) Models from any manufacturer are allowed, as are scratch built models.
2.) There is one month to each project.
3.) One base (any size) per entry... Multiple models permanently fixed to the single base are allowed. No armies on display boards though.
4.) Models painted within the time frame are looked upon favourably. (It is of course impossible for us to check). Please use this competition to come up with a new idea.
5.) Pictures can be no wider than 700 pixels
6.) Maximum of two pictures can be posted. Single pictures of multiple views (montages) are allowed.
7.) The organisers of the competition have the right to refuse entry to any applicant if they feel it doesn't meet the criteria
8.) Voting. It is considered bad sportsmanlike to vote for yourself. You are voting on what you think is the most original, unique, clever conversion with the most groundbreaking painting techniques.
And good luck to all!!
Last edited by King Ulrik Flamebeard; September 4th, 2007 at 18:33.
I'm in. Would I be allowed to use a commander in terminator armour, as long as his pose is non-threatening?
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This sounds like fun. I think I will do something for my Tyranids. A critter which spends it's time laying eggs or something wich tends the eggs inside the hive and doesn't do any fighting would be fun. Or maybe a critter which gathers up dead bodies etc and places them in digestion pools but does no fighting itself. I will have to conduct an in depth review of my bits box for this.
I will have to think of an appropriate shape for it, cooking up a non-violent Tyranid or a Tyranid that hasn't been bred with the purpose of it doing any fighting will be an interesting challenge.
Now thats what I'm talking about.Originally Posted by Leech
Oh, and the creature that gathers up the dead bodies etc is the Malanthrope (I believe), which you can see all about in IA4. I think that's what it does, anyway. Been a while since I borrowed that book...
SZ: Sounds good, especially if he's doing something "techy", rather than "fighty".
JH: Hm, not really what I was after. Maybe if you had some courtesans carrying his ceremonial weapons, and him belssing them (or something).
Basically, what does your Terminator Captain do when he isn't in battle?
I have a few ideas for this myself, but I suspect that I won't get anything finished tbh. Pretty busy schedule this month. Exciting things occuring...
Good luck all, and get thinking/converting!
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Hmmmmmmmmm....How about a marine in a library, studying at a desk. Kinda like in Wolfblade, how Torin (I think it is..) reads books all the time, or is it the old guy? Either way, I'm sure those would work...Or maybe a medic caring to a wounded IG soldier, or a Tech-marine repairing a damaged rhino, or a Tomb Spyder gathering fallen necrons. Anyway, this is gonna be fun.
Well the model, which I have made already, isn't too fightey, but I suppose I'll try to make something for him to be working on or something if I have time then... and pop him onto a bigger base to go with it.
*EDIT* After rummaging through my bitz I have found a monstrous creature sized base, and some good vehicle bitz, so my Techmarine is gonna be clearing debris from the battle field. Does that sound ok? Also, is it alright if I make the model and scenic base separate, like do up the base with a 25mm hole in it for the techmarines base to fit in, so I can still display it by itself, and since iis already all glued in and stuff.
interesting idea. I just got started on a mini diorama on a 25mm base.
Oooh, something out of leftfield from Mr T. (and not the musical group or the chap from the A-Team)
I am stumped as to an idea, but I think I can come up with something.
Good theme, -t.
EDIT: I'm not half daft sometimes. I got an order in for some bits, as I planned to make something for fun. This can easily be a non-combatant.
Cervantes: In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Well, I've been in Space Marine mode lately, between assembling / painting Blood Drinkers and reading the Soul Drinkers Omnibus, so that's where I'm planning to go. The thing is, every Space Marine is combat-ready, even the apothecaries and techs mentioned earlier in the thread. Is it enough to have a Marine fulfilling a non-combative role, maybe just with all his weapons holstered?
I'm thinking about a Techmarine myself, but I'm planning to give him a Bolt Pistol in its holster on his hip while he does his work. It's kind of inspired by a few scenes from the Soul Drinkers, where Techmarines are asked to hack into systems under fire. That might lead me to some good Kill-Team missions with this guy...
I build, I convert, I sometimes paint, and once in a while, if I'm really lucky, I might even play.