@Shinobi: Breaking the fourth wall is a TV term, which refers to a camera action that track someone leaving a room and in doing so passes through one of the walls of the set, thus pointing out to the viewer that this is really just a set, and not real life. The fourth wall refers to the one that you can't see on camera, because it's 'behind' the camera. In this case, I am referring something that I have noticed over the years, which is that when you do things in 30mm scale, if you use anythingthat isn't painted or sculpted, but is in fact a real life manufactured object, it somehow seems less real than the pained/sculpted stuff that surrounds it. An example is chains - to me, if you have sculpted chains on aminiature, they fit in better than actual chains do. Real chains tend to remind the viewer that the rest of the model is just a sculpt. See what i'm saying? So if you'd hand painted the banners etc, they would have been more 'real' in the scene. I'm not saying the diorama was bad or anything, just that if it had all been done by hand it would have been better.
I don't know if the other judges will be providing feedback or not, it's up to them I suppose! If you want MY opinion, then here it is. Again another strong entry, although i did have to prompt you to add some details to it
In fact there were two areas that could have been improved: Painting-wise, you were OK, but not quite as smooth and clean as the top 3; the main thing that I think would have improved the entry would have been more time taken over it in terms of that, but mainly in terms of attention to detail. Lots more detailing of the corridor would have leant atmosphere to the scene. Pipework should have been filling every spare mm of space, for instance. A sense of claustrophobia could have been leant by closing the diorama ceiling in with a few projecting pipes overhead. A similar thing to what I was talking about with Reaperman's entry, where it would have benefited from a largely 'shadowed' appearance lit only by the neon lights on the wall (IMO). Overall there was a vague sense - for me - that you might have got a bit fed up and just stopped (I think you said as much, now that I ponder it) when you could have kept going. I thought there was great interaction between the models you chose, and the story was very clear. I'd avoid the use of inks if possible in the future, they always make things a bit messier, especially brown ink washes. SO in summary, a good entry, but a bit more work to bring it up to the level of the winners!
Chrysalis isn't the ONLY winner of the Diorama of Sycophancy category - each of the judges will announce their own choice for this one, as the prize is just a free figure! So pester them to reveal their choices!
(I was really hoping to see someone do a multi-company conversion figure, but maybe next year...)