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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2007, 10:07:53 AM »
@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.

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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!

NOTE:
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...)

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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2007, 10:26:38 AM »
NOTE:
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!

4 entries...4 judges...Maybe an even match?  :angel:

(I was really hoping to see someone do a multi-company conversion figure, but maybe next year...)

Let's say I'll do it  :yup:



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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2007, 10:33:13 AM »
@Gi6ers:
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!

thanks Andy, painting skill, no arguments here! In retrospect I would've made the scene half the size, and thought about details before I built and mostly finished it. I really appreciate the feedback and time permitting will have another go next time.
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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2007, 01:07:28 PM »
Congratulations to the winners. I don't envy the judges' job, even if I do differ in my opinions. All the entries were very good, and obviously labours of love.

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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2007, 02:53:23 PM »
I'm speechless (typeless?) to be honest. The entries were just so high caliber that I didn't think I honestly held a candle to other entries. It's encouraging enough that I plan to put renewed effort into trying to learn more painting theory to improve my painting because I still have so much to learn to get to the next level of painting skill. The entries were just so fantastic this year and I imagine next year's will be even better. Honestly, I'm already trying to plot and plan for next year's competition cause now I know how stiff the competition is. Congratulations to everyone on this cause together we made a truly spectacular showing of hobby skill and creative ideas.

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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2007, 03:52:03 PM »
Woohoo! Well done everyone, as has been said many a time, this was a really fun competition, and what we have achieved by the end of it is quite spectacular!

Thank you to everyone for all of the comments and grats to Toosh for winning 1st place!

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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2007, 04:45:04 PM »
whee! the results. :boing:
congrats to all who entered. You can breath out now.

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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2007, 05:16:38 PM »
Well done to all who entered and the winners!   :charge:

One of the reasons there arent' too many individual comments on each entry is that as mentioned all the judges had slightly different points of view and chose different winners. Mainly because there were so many great entries. I think most entries made it on someones list somewhere.. making it extra hard!

For the diorama of sychophany award I chose:

Cute goth 'Trick or treat'

It's just great, so congratulations!

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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2007, 10:09:58 PM »
well done to the winners and the people who were just pipped at the post.

i really wanted to do something special for this comp but ended up turning in a rushed entry at the last minute. i'm glad what i had achieved with so little and that others liked it. overall i was pleased that i didnt win because i can see the huge amount of time and effort that went into most of the other entries.

well done everybody. with a little better organisation we can turn this into something really cool  :yup: :cool:
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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2007, 11:22:46 PM »
nevermindthen
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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2007, 12:35:39 AM »
All gone :paranoid2:
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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2007, 01:45:22 AM »
Must have been a dream.....I've just woken up in the shower  :scratchhead:




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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2007, 12:53:47 PM »
I don't think he meant any offence, I'm sure everyone has their own favourites.

Lets all keep it friendly please...

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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2007, 11:51:23 PM »
oh wow  :boing: I won something!
Thank you Mirlo!!!!   :smile:
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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2007, 12:22:07 AM »
Grats!!! :applause:
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Re: FOD DOD II: The Results! The winners are...
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2007, 08:17:59 AM »
The other winning Sycophants of Doom probably received their message, but is there any chance for us to know who Hasslefree and Spyglass have chosen as their favorite diorama?

Just curious...  :whistle: