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GeneralFailure
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2002 - 02:39 AM UTC
Aragorn,
That's a nice buste (is it JC ? ), but I don't understand the connection to the dio contest. ?
You may have meant to send another picture, or not ?

Jan
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2002 - 01:53 AM UTC
=;)=)
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:56 AM UTC
Jim,
Could we have something on the home page that covers the dio issue ? Maybe a banner/button/countdown clock/teaser... ?
there's still seven weeks of building time, so this is still a good moment for late starters !
Why don't we all drop a word or two on other forums to invite modelers to jump in, too ?

Jan
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 01:27 PM UTC
Hey all,

I've got a base I made at work from a piece of scrap wood, one figure from the spares box and I'm gonna scratchbuild everything else. Do I have to bill for my time? I'm worth at least $50.00 an hour so I'm already over budget...

LOL
YodaMan
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 12:20 PM UTC

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Hola Eagle!

Those blocks come periodically and can last a week or last a year. I just came back from one of those not too long ago


A block hit me at the worst time... I'll have missed the group A/C build deadline because of it... I'm convinced that the best way to overcome a block is to do something different.

KFMagee, could you elaborate on the money restrictions for the contest a little more? Since I bought the figure for the dio, I know that takes $7 away from my funds... If I use some kitty ltter for gravel, do I need to deduct some for that? If you can clear this up a bit, I'd appreciate it!

YodaMan
::EDIT:: never mind... just read the updated rules! You're waaayy ahead of me!
Eagle
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 09:46 AM UTC
Anders,

yeah you're right, but this contest came at the right time. I'm gonna spice things up a little and throw it all I've got in this dio.

I've got some great ideas for this one...... I'm gonna go back to the drawingboard to think things over and work them out now.... This will be fun !
AndersHeintz
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 09:17 AM UTC
Hola Eagle!

Those blocks come periodically and can last a week or last a year. I just came back from one of those not too long ago
Eagle
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 09:07 AM UTC

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Where have you been hiding at? not to many posts lately has Drew got to you?



Had some sort of a modelers block....... The conteast brought some new inspiration though. I'm entering the front line again.
penpen
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 06:48 AM UTC
Sorry for you Plasticbattle ! I've already asked the same question about the size and KFMagee told me that the outside of the base should not be more than 4x6.
sgtreef
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 01:40 AM UTC

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And those who want to depict Gen. Rommel in bathing suit ready to take a dip in a (4x6") oasis, they still are free to do so ?!



What about Rommel in his bathing suit joining the typical Dutch New Years Day - dive in the North Sea......



Where have you been hiding at? not to many posts lately has Drew got to you?
Happy Halloween Danny and to all Armorama Folks
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 12:01 AM UTC
I had the idea, got the items I needed, set it all out and WHACK! another better idea came into my head. I really like the new idea as well. The thing is I need to order or kitbash for the figure and scratch build the scene for the new one, whereas I have already the items for my first idea. What a mess. The best solution I have for now is to build both and enter the one I think is best!
I have small base picture frames. But they are slighly larger than 6 x 4 inches(150mm x 100mm). They are 170mm x 115mm. Can I use these and have the allowed dio size inside this allowed area with none of the dio overlapping onto the excess area. This area would be painted or stained only. Would this be allowed?
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 01:14 AM UTC

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What about Rommel in his bathing suit joining the typical Dutch New Years Day - dive in the North Sea......



LOL ! Danny, When I was in my early twenties, I went skinnydipping in the North See on X-mas day in Blankenberge, and the water was so cold that I was out of the water in less than no time. Just long enough to make me win a bet (crate of beer - that's what Belgian students do), but you won't catch me doing that again. I still get chills when I think of it. Then again, a few coeds joined in with us (all dressed the same), and maybe that's what gave me the goosepimples
sgtreef
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 12:53 AM UTC
Toni ole buddy could I borrow that winter sniper guy you had up awhile ago. Could not resist (:-)
Eagle
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 12:48 AM UTC

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And those who want to depict Gen. Rommel in bathing suit ready to take a dip in a (4x6") oasis, they still are free to do so ?!



What about Rommel in his bathing suit joining the typical Dutch New Years Day - dive in the North Sea......
Eagle
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 12:44 AM UTC
Squeeek -- THIS IS EAGLE TO FELLOW BUILDERS -- Squeeek

Squeeek -- PLEASE COUNT ME IN -- Squeeek

Squeeek -- THINKING ABOUT A SUBJECT ALREADY IN PROGRESS -- Squeeek

Squeeek -- LOVE THE IDEA -- Squeeek

Squeeek -- WE'LL KEEP IN TOUCH -- Squeeek

Squeeek -- PLEASE COUNT ME IN -- Squeeek

Squeeek -- EAGLE OUT -- Squeeek
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 12:22 AM UTC

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we picked a size (4x6), period (WWII), limitation (single figure) and an arbitrary feature (window) to compltee our set of criteria.

I still think the majority of folks (75-80% from what I see!) will be doing the original Sniper concept, .../...




Keith,
Fair enough. I agree this will attract extra "players".

Would it be wrong to suggest the following :

xx--xx--xx--xx--xx EXTRA CHALLENGE FOR MASSOCHIST MODELERS xx--xx--xx--xx

If other people want to stick to the original challenge, I would invite them to go for the same basic rules (.4x6, WWII, Window, single figure), and make it more interesting by adding the further conditions : (Winter + Sniper). No extra prizes, no extra ribbons. Just making life a bit more miserable to ourselves. And those who want to depict Gen. Rommel in bathing suit ready to take a dip in a (4x6") oasis, they still are free to do so ?!

Just a naughty idea... That's why this is haloween !
penpen
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 10:45 PM UTC
KFMagee, thank you !
I know that some of us may sound a bit critical at some times, but that's because you're spoiling us with such a well drawn concept ! I'm realy enthousiastic about your organisation !

I'll be using a picture frame as a base for the dio. So now comes the stupid question : should the inside of the frame be 4 x 6 inches or the outside of it ?
Roadkill
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 09:48 PM UTC
I see him, I see him. Sorry could not resist #:-)
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 09:17 PM UTC
Here's the ultimate challenge for those who like to practise their skills on vegetation. And yes, there is a sniper in there !


YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 01:52 PM UTC

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or as Yodaman might say :

".Good it is.. turning from the Darkside, seeing the light of the Force, they are...yes! Now - where are my sniper snippers?")

Keith


Good that is, but questionable the last part may be. Sniper Snippers, what are they? Sensed them before, I have not. Known or unknown, fear them not. For fear is the path to the Dark Side...
Serious, this talk is. Have a beer I must.
LOL! #:-)

Even though I'm in the planning stages of my first dio, I can tell you that there will be another one!

YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 11:48 AM UTC
Yes Jim - i think you hit the nail squarely... I certainly don't want to discourage folks from doing the Sniper in the Snow thing... but I was already emailed by several folks who said they liked the idea of a "themed dio contest", but didn't want to do a sniper.

So to accomodate more entrants (especially new Dio experimenters) I removed that restriction, while still allowing for it. Ditto the snow... while I actually like doing the stuff, i know the newer modelers are really hesitant to try it, because it is a more advanced technique. While wanting to preserve a certain amount of "planned regidity", we picked a size (4x6), period (WWII), limitation (single figure) and an arbitrary feature (window) to compltee our set of criteria.

I still think the majority of folks (75-80% from what I see!) will be doing the original Sniper concept, but if we find that five or ten more people enter now because they aren't "forced" to do a sniper theme, then we as a forum group win together... more people are joining the diorama experience.... and may get as hooked as we are!

or as Yodaman might say :

".Good it is.. turning from the Darkside, seeing the light of the Force, they are...yes! Now - where are my sniper snippers?")

Keith

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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 10:05 AM UTC
...hi...ho..hi...ho...gonna build a small dio...

I'm in.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 10:02 AM UTC
As some of our other group builds have shown, it's hard to always reach a complete group consensus on selecting subjects, etc. I think that the rules Keith has outlined are inclusive enough to allow users to build their perfect sniper vignette, as well as allow those who have other ideas around a window based theme.

Besides if it was up to me I would have enforced the winter dio theme. #:-)

My thanks to Jan, Toni, and Keith for their efforts and leadership on this project. Here's to seeing some great results.

Cheers,
Jim

PS: Somewhat contrary to Keith's rules on submissions (which I see to be fully correct for the actual competition part of the contest), I will be setting up albums in the Gallery area for those users who believe they can process and upload images that meet site guidelines (file size less than 50kb). Please send requests through the site contact form (link below).
FAUST
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 09:44 AM UTC
I`m fine with this sniper thingy

never made a sniper in it`s natural hide out
but the ideas I have are great
so let`s keep on sniping


Greetz Robert "FAUST" Blokker
penpen
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 09:20 AM UTC
Yeah... why not stick to the original concept ?
I'll be doing a sniper anyway.