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Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« on: April 02, 2011, 03:51:50 PM »
The Golden Chef awards are back!  Closing date: JULY 4th 2011. (EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 25TH!)

The first two golden Chef awards were a great success, the quality of painting was outstanding so I’m glad to say it’s made a comeback for 2011 with some small changes.
Back to just one simple category, single miniature by Black Scorpion. Prizes will be product rather than cash as before. One reason being we now have larger ranges and will attract more entrants, the other being the cash prize unfortunately brought out the worst in a very small minority.
The basic idea is the same, paint any Black Scorpion single figure with the limited ‘resin trophy chef’ figure for the top 3 not to mention £100 of product first place amongst other prizes! Entry is simply photos via email and is free.

For previous winners and entries visit here:
http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=6203.0
and here:
http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=8376.0


So break out the lucky paintbrush and here’s the specifics:


 Want to know how you can win one of these, £100 worth of Black Scorpion product and other prizes..?




Ok, listen carefully I shall say this only once..  

The 2011 Black Scorpion miniatures painting competition is upon us! the  ‘Golden Chef’ awards.

The ‘Trophy Chef’ figure has been specially made for this competition. Cast in resin it will never be released and only 3 will be awarded for this years competition: 1st 2nd and 3rd place resin trophies.


Full prize list:

 1st place: Golden Chef and £100 worth of Black Scorpion product.

 2nd place: Silver Chef and £50 worth of Black Scorpion product.

 3rd place: Bronze chef and £30 worth of Black Scorpion product.


Commended entries:
 Free figures to commended entries: These are for entries that whilst not quite in the top 3 show something that’s great. It may be a great base or bit of freehand painting. It’s designed to encourage painters with less experience to enter and not feel let down if they’ve done great work but lost out to the big boys! The free figure will be from the Black Scorpion range and there are no set number of these to be awarded.
There will be 'highly commended' and 'commended' although the prize is the same.

Prize draw:
To all the entrants that weren’t lucky enough to be placed or commended there will be a draw. One randomly selected entrant will receive a free copy of the Cultass rulebook!

 
The Competition: (see below for full rules and guidelines)

  The winner will be the best painted Black Scorpion miniature- simple!

You may enter any single figure from the Black Scorpion range, things like Grongoid and the biker count as a single figure. This is not a competition for dioramas or multiple figures, it’s about painting excellence on a single figure.

Only 1 entry per person.

It must be a ‘new’ paintjob. I.e not something previously seen on the web and it must be all your own work. Obviously digitally enhancing your photos is not allowed.
The competition will be judged by Adam Clarke- sculptor and painter of Black Scorpion miniatures.

Closing date: JULY 4th 2011.



How to enter:
To enter you need to email photos of your entry to blackscorpionminiatures@googlemail.com  in JPG format
Also, your name, address and email
 We will send a reply to acknowledge we’ve received your entry.
You cannot enter by sending your figure in the post so please don’t do this!

Forum of Doom: This competition will be running on the Forum of doom   and this is a good place to share ideas, ask questions or even show your work in progress if you like! There’s no rule against this.

Check out the Black Scorpion sections and the competition section.
Ask anything here and Mirlo (the judge) will answer it for all to see. You can always email blackscorpionminiatures@googlemail.com or PM Mirlo if you secretive about your entry etc..!

All entries will be shown on the Forum of Doom stating their award etc not long after the closing date and judging is complete. Judges comments will be made where appropriate.

Who can enter?  Anyone can enter from anywhere in the world.

So get painting and may the best painter win!    




Rules/ terms and conditions:

The figure must be a Black Scorpion miniature painted by yourself. Conversions are allowed, you can even use small parts from other manufacturers as long as the finished result is still clearly a Black Scorpion miniature.

Single figure means one base with one clear main character, so yes he could have a small familiar, crow or similar and still count as a single figure. (the biker counts as one figure even with both riders on)

By entering you agree that Black Scorpion miniatures may use the photos of your entry in any way it sees fit.

The ‘Trophy Chef’ figure remains copyright Black Scorpion miniatures and may not be reproduced in any way.

The judges decision is final, bribes will be accepted but have no bearing on the results.

The judge reserves the right to disqualify any entry.

Basic photo editing is allowed for you to submit your photos, any alteration that improves or changes the quality of the paintjob is not allowed , i.e photoshopping..

It is up to you to take photos that do your entry justice. You will find tutorials and help on the Forum of Doom to help with this if you need.

Your entry must be a new paintjob, not something previously seen on the web.

Prizes: All prizes will be sent to the winners within a timely manner. We will contact you regarding your choice of product. In the event of being out of stock we my ask you to later some of your choices.


Closing date: You have until the 4th July 2011 to submit your photos.


By entering you agree to these terms and conditions.



Guidelines and FAQ:

Genre: You do not need to keep within the genre of the original figure. Why not convert a cowboy into a sci-fi figure? imagination and ideas are welcome.

Bases- plinths and decorative scenic bases are allowed and welcomed. The base will be a factor in the judging though the quality of painting is the main one. Be careful not to ‘drown’ the figure amongst a huge base though!

What’s the judge looking for?
The best painted figure. Quality above all. Conversions, ideas and a dynamic composition can all help (or hinder) your chances, but there’s no substitute for good painting.

Can I scratchbuild something in the style of Black Scorpion?
No. The figure must be based on an original figure.

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« Last Edit: June 28, 2011, 12:24:16 PM by Mirlo »

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 05:28:17 PM »
I'm in!  :boing:

Just a small question from the technically inept :roll: How do you create a JPEG?
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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 05:51:48 PM »
jpeg is just the format of the digital photo.

The default setting when you import photos from a digital camera should be jpeg so no need to worry.

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 07:05:26 PM »
don't know if i'll have time but would love to get something painted and enter.... my very first 28mm paintjob was entered into the last golden chef, and i think i've improved a bit since then...  :lol:
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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 12:19:17 PM »
Just read about this on TGN
Nice to hear it is back

Going to be a busy year with the World Expo and other competitions, but I'll try my best to get a piece done for this too.

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 01:29:00 AM »
Forum of Doom: This competition will be running on the Forum of doom and this is a good place to share ideas, ask questions or even show your work in progress if you like! There's no rule against this.

Can finished entries be shown on FoD or just WIP? Also can we post them elsewhere once they are finished or do we need to wait for the competition to end first? ...obviously new work, painted specifically for the competition, not existing. :scratchhead:
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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 10:01:19 AM »
You can post it anywhere as you please, just email it in first as an entry before putting it elsewhere on the net.

Obviously WIP, finished shots on this forum are welcomed. :)

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 10:37:46 PM »
Hiya, I really want in on this.

Mirlo, can the single figure be from your Fantasy Football teams?

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 01:22:32 AM »
Yes, anything at all from Black scorpion! Can even be converted with other companies bits as long as the finished miniature is still in the main a black scorpion figure. :)

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 12:25:31 PM »
Just to let you know the deadline is extended until July 25th!

Some great prizes on offer here people so get entering! :)

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 10:56:41 PM »
Thanks for that. My entry is still in its undercoat, perhaps now I'll get time to get him painted...  :oops:
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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 11:48:43 AM »
Just to let you all know the entries are all in and I'll be putting the results up this week!
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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011, 12:38:27 PM »
Excellent! Looking forward to seeing them.

Reminds me that I must try to get some better shots of my entry too...
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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2011, 12:17:43 AM »
Just to let you all know the entries are all in and I'll be putting the results up this week!
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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2011, 10:50:57 AM »
Sorry people bit of an unexpected delay.

I'll get up the results as soon as I can.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2011, 10:49:03 AM »
It does seem rather strange not to know the results  when we've entered week 3 after the final date?
Any hint towards the reason of the delay? I know that the competition isn't a company priority but I'm afraid people start to lose interest after a while when you don't hear anything about it.
Hope this does not come off as negative, I'm just puzzled  :shrug:


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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2011, 01:35:30 PM »
I'd imagine theres a very good reason. Its unlike Mirlo to not respond quickly

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2011, 09:47:51 PM »
Ah, I hope it's nothing serious  :erm:

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2011, 10:36:19 PM »
Hi,

Yeah sorry about this guys as those who have entered before will now I normally get the results up the next day.

Unfortunately a couple of things have had to take priority right now but I'll get the results up as soon as I can.

Thanks for your patience. :)


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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2011, 07:49:51 PM »
Any news about the painting competition results?  :erm:

It does feel a bit rude to ask to be perfectly honest, on the other hand it's been 5 weeks since the deadline and 16 days since I asked last time so...  :?

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2011, 01:05:50 PM »
Hi,

I've been any so sorry for the lack of updates,

The results will go up on MONDAY with an update,

Thanks for waiting. :)

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2011, 09:05:23 AM »
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 :lol: Lucky you didn't say which Monday!  :whistle:
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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2011, 11:37:09 AM »
Haha! It's all ready but was up late finishing it so just uploading stuff now. :)

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Re: Golden Chef 2011 painting competition!
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2011, 11:54:02 AM »
Having some troubles uploading the images so I'm having to adjust the size and resolution of them all.

All the results and images will be up by this evening with a bit of luck!