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The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« on: September 23, 2012, 10:41:48 AM »
First a recap of the rules:

The Unofficial Diorama of Doom 2012 rules

The Diorama of Doom is a friendly competition to highlight your artistic skills and to also highlight the miniatures and accessories of the FoD companies. Over the last few DoDs there have been some truly exceptional pieces of work that really show what creative people frequent this forum.
This competition has no prize except for the satisfaction of a job well done and bragging rights but there have been offers of prizes so this MAY change... but even if prizes don’t become available, you will still be able to say ‘ I won that!’

There are three categories:

1.   Only 1 FoD company’s miniatures.
2.   More than 1 FoD company’s miniatures.
3.   All 4 of the FoD companies miniatures.

The FoD companies are:

1.   Heresy (including Spyglass and Eolith).
2.   Hasslefree (including Twilight).
3.   Black Scorpion.
4.   Fenris.

A miniature is defined as a figure or monster (can be multi part) that is sold by one of the FoD companies. It does NOT include accessories, bases, weapons or anything else.

You may use accessories, scenery and items from other companies but any miniatures MUST come from one of the FoD companies. That means no miniatures from non-FoD companies.

Base sizes vary for category:

Category 1 – 120mm diameter circle (a standard CD)
Category 2 – 150mm diameter circle
Category 3 – 200mm diameter circle

There is to be no overlap of the bases but height is not restricted in any way.

The theme for the competition will be any genre (sci-fi, Fantasy etc) and will revolve around:

Adversity

(Adversity – difficult, tough or hard circumstances)

The start date for the competition is 23rd September 2012 and the competition will finish at 12-00hrs (midday) on 24th Dec 2012 GMT.

Sunday 23rd September, I will post a topic for ‘start pictures’... unpainted and unassembled miniatures that will be used in the competition with a time reference of some sort.

Prior to the finish date I will provide a link to the gallery for finished dioramas to be posted and the pic sizes required.

Once all the entries are in, I will put up voting threads for the various categories and an overall winner.

The winner will receive bragging rights and may, this year end up with some prizes but nothing is confirmed at this date... watch this space.

Get your thinking caps on!

##EDIT##

There is no need for secrecy unless you choose it. WIP pics can be posted anywhere you like. This is a friendly competition and one of the benefits of something like this is to see how people achieve the results they do.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2012, 12:47:07 PM by Inso »
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Re: The Unofficial Diorama of Doom - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 10:52:57 AM »
Now onto what this thread is about  :lalala:

This thread is for you to post a starting pic of the components you are using for your DoD.

No start pic... no entry into the competition!!!

All miniatures must either be bare-metal or primed.

There must be a time/date reference in the pic so there is confirmation that the components haven't been worked on before today's date (23 Sep 12) - other than cleaning and priming.

If you don't have all of the miniatures at this time and want to start, crack on but post any new additions here later with a note on which DoD they are for (this does not apply to components, just miniatures... additional components can be added without the need for proof photos)

Please point out what you are using with some information in the text... this isn't necessary but will add a bit of interest to anyone reading.

You DO NOT have to say what the diorama will be unless you want to.

Please do not clog up this thread with comments/WIP pics or other posts... let's keep this one PURELY for start pix.

If you want to start a WIP thread for your entry to share your work, please start one in 'The UDOD2012' section:

http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?board=72.0

So...

What are you waiting for?
« Last Edit: September 26, 2012, 11:58:37 AM by Inso »
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Re: The Unofficial Diorama of Doom - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 05:47:16 PM »
Ok, so its not the score i wanted :( {we was robbed, red card wasn't, penalty wasn't etc etc}

anyway it proves that these figures were not started before the final whistle.



Thats my Plan A entry... with a couple of resin bits still to come.

I normally undercoat in black but I've done these in white because I want the final scheme to be quite bright and cartoony. I cant get over how much more detail I can see with the light undercoat! Damn, does that mean i have to colour in all the bit I can now see that i could have safely avoided before?
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Re: The Unofficial Diorama of Doom - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 06:04:46 PM »
That is a good example of a starting pic. All the miniatures (in this case, under-coated not bare metal... but under-coated is fine :) ) are shown and a there is a clearly defined date (just below Sir Alex).

This one is a single FoD company category (Plan A... Category 1) so will be mounted on a CD sized, round base.

So... time is ticking now... just three months to go before the dioramas have to be finished... let's see some more start pix.

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Re: The Unofficial Diorama of Doom - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 09:53:33 AM »
2 Companies.
Goblin hero, 3 Random goblins, goblin casualty, valkyrie from Heresy and Ferrus from Hasslefree.



Pic also in my WIP thread

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Re: The Unofficial Diorama of Doom - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 08:05:19 PM »
Here you go then :


All four companies represented on a nice Fenris resin base !
Capt. Isseki - HF
Apex investigator - Fenris
6 zombies - Heresy
3 zombies - HF
Pirate girl - BS
I will leave you guessing as to the last figures inclusion............
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Re: The Unofficial Diorama of Doom - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 11:57:07 AM »
Even though we now have a separate DOD area:

http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?board=72.0

Please continue to post your starting pix here until further notice. This topic will be moved in the near future so please continue to use it until notified otherwise.

Thank you :)
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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 08:23:32 PM »


Here we go:

1 company. Vincent, Kane, Bob Jones and some robots
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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2012, 06:12:27 PM »
So this is all I have so far (I've ordered another figure which will turn up later, and will see how I go before I order more/raid my lead pile), but I thought I'd post this up so I can get started.



My starting couple of minis will be HF Gayle and a Heresy Ogre.

###EDIT### Added from WIP thread :)

Ok, and several days late here's the next mini. Here's a Heresy Ogre. Let's see how far I get with this...

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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2012, 06:58:52 PM »
Just remember to post all of the miniatures in the metal/undercoated before you use them :)
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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2012, 07:58:14 PM »
Don't worry, I will!

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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2012, 08:29:17 PM »
Here's what I have so far - I'm a poor photographer but I think you can just make out what I have - Heresy Spider, HF Svala, HF Haela, Spyglass Si'Rene and the Black Scorpion Monkey. Was hoping to get Fenris in there too but can't see it at the mo...



My diorama will be based on imminent adversity if that makes sense...
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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2012, 06:01:55 PM »
I shall throw my hat into the ring with this lot:


P1000808 by snailracer, on Flickr

I only intend to use the minis on the cd but the kneeling trooper is currently missing his weapon and its in the box somewhere...
I'm entering this as impetus to get some paint on these guys as I've had them sitting around for a while. I may not do a lot until close to the deadline.

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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2012, 08:05:34 PM »
The more the merrier... and if it is a case of wanting to game with the miniatures, there is no reason why you couldn't have holes on the base to put your based miniatures into (so you can take them of the diorama and use them for games) :)
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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 03:44:39 AM »
well after waiting to get the funds together, the my computer not working for 4 days (so had to use the wifes ) then trouble with the camara i finally get to put my starting pix  :woohoo:                                                                                                                              
figs from all fod companies and a big base from fenris  :lol:
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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2012, 10:02:21 AM »
Please save comments for the WIP threads :).
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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2012, 06:39:35 PM »
Working on the basis of better late than never ...


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Re: The UNofficial Diorama of Doom (UNDOD) 2012 - Starting Pix Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, 09:22:39 AM »
And so it begins:

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