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Sci-fi Campaign
Whiskey
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 11:03 PM GMT+7
Who was it that said that they had entered a sci-fi contest with a gundam?I have been looking hi and low for that post yet I have come up empty handed.Whoever it was posted it about a week and a half ago if even that.I just want the limk to the website that the contest is on.
Also either someone else or the same person put a Tie-fighter in the contest too.
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 06:38 AM GMT+7

OK, Zach. Here may be a challenge for you.

If you can't find it elsewhere, why not organize an Armorama Sci-Fi contest ???
We have enough talent to create a Sci-Fi modeling contest that will rock the universe.
I suggest to start this after 10 Januari 2003, after the dio contest is finished. But you can already start thinking of a possible content. See the "contest rules" at the dio forum for inspiration.
We need to specify a contest content


- what to build (alien figure, spaceship, starwars or startrek kit, robot, ...)
- scale (1/35, free scale)
- kit or scratchbuilding ?
- timeframe of contest
- possible award (ribbon) or prize ?
- judge & jury
- how to subscribe
- etc...

Let's give this some thought. I'm sure there's other hard-line sci-fi lovers who'll be only too happy to play a role here. May the farce be with you !

Jan


Would there be other people interested in a Sci-Fi contest ?

penpen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 07:35 AM GMT+7
OH YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That would be so great !

Something like mecha contest... or space fighter contest... or space cruiser contest... or...
YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 09:39 AM GMT+7
While not a 'contest', certain people were discussing a Fine Molds build campaign. It would start after the release of the Slave 1... I've started sendnig PMs to people for input. Since that would be, in essence, a group build we could have a different event as an official contest.
Maybe the subjects could be, say, derelicts? You know, the burnt out hulls of a space ship (or gundam, or X-wing...)...

:-)

Scratchbuilt or made from a kit, as long as we know the vehicle has been abandoned for a while. Hmmmm... more feedback please!

YodaMan
penpen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:39 AM GMT+7
Hum... the derelict campaign... that would be a nice one ! But it would also be a very hard one !
YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:43 AM GMT+7
Yeah, derelicts can be tough to do... battle damage, heavy aging....

Other ideas, hmmm... custom starfighters? Personalized gundams? Capital ships? (Star Destroyers, Nostromo, USS Enterprise....) Any other ideas?

YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:51 AM GMT+7
It was probably me. The contest is being held here: http://www.newtype-asylum.com/contest/

This is mine:

GunTruck
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:57 AM GMT+7

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OK, Zach. Here may be a challenge for you.

If you can't find it elsewhere, why not organize an Armorama Sci-Fi contest ???
We have enough talent to create a Sci-Fi modeling contest that will rock the universe.
I suggest to start this after 10 Januari 2003, after the dio contest is finished. But you can already start thinking of a possible content. See the "contest rules" at the dio forum for inspiration.
We need to specify a contest content


- what to build (alien figure, spaceship, starwars or startrek kit, robot, ...)
- scale (1/35, free scale)
- kit or scratchbuilding ?
- timeframe of contest
- possible award (ribbon) or prize ?
- judge & jury
- how to subscribe
- etc...

Let's give this some thought. I'm sure there's other hard-line sci-fi lovers who'll be only too happy to play a role here. May the farce be with you !

Jan


Would there be other people interested in a Sci-Fi contest ?




Wooo-Haaaa!

Gunnie
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 12:17 PM GMT+7

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Would there be other people interested in a Sci-Fi contest ?


Wooo-Haaaa!

Gunnie



Could I take that to mean you're intersted, Gunnie?

YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 12:26 PM GMT+7

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Would there be other people interested in a Sci-Fi contest ?


Wooo-Haaaa!

Gunnie



Could I take that to mean you're intersted, Gunnie?

YodaMan



Absolutely NOT! Sci-Fi modeling is yucky! I hate it! I never build Sci-Fi stuff.

Gunnie
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 12:26 PM GMT+7
My "wargames" post got little feedback, but today I seem to have struck the right chord. I think I hear music here. :-) :-) :-)

I really love the derelicts idea.
Makes me think of the alien wreckage in Alien. Or Roy Batty's speech in Blade Runner : ""I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain... "
The idea holds it all : freedom of scale and size, floating in space or sitting on a dio of strange and alien nature... Hmmmm !
One more thing : we need the "window" element the Diorama dio had. Some element that HAS to be in the dio. Maybe the word "Armorama" painted on the hull to celebrate the first Anniversary ? Or the words "staff" and "Jim" ? LOL ! Bring in some ideas here !!!



:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 12:44 PM GMT+7
Hmm... a connecting theme for all entries. (he's scratching his head )

If derelicts is indeed the theme, I'd like to try and scratcbuild a ship for the computer game 'HomeWorld'... :-)
Taiidan Heavy Destroyer

YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 12:47 PM GMT+7
Maybe incorporate "year" into the subject derelict.

Like; "365" hull number painted on the ship; "The Deadly Years" titled for the display; "Year's Revenge" as the derelict's name...

Sci-Fi lets you get creative - perhaps the "stronger" the "tie-in" to 'year' - the better - while allowing the modeler some freedom in expression...

Gunnie
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 12:50 PM GMT+7
Lol... an Armorama spaceship. That would be cool.

I was noting that Starship Modeler has their own kit's now! I thought that was pretty neat. I was imagining a day when Armorama would have it's own kits. hehe

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 12:58 PM GMT+7
What I've seen done on a couple occasions is for the participants to choose a single, available kit and be given complete license to build (is that lilcense 006 or 005, I keep getting them confused #:-) ). Judging then gets to include imagination and creativity, rather than who build the one closest to the box art.
Whiskey
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 01:50 PM GMT+7
Sorry Pcmodeler yours is not the one I am referring to.

And what the hech man,my post got totally turned upside down on me lol.Yes a Armorama Sci-fi contest would be awesome.But you have to consider the many different fields of sci-fi you can zero in on for such a contest.

I dunno.All I wanted was the link to that bloody site lol.
penpen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 02:46 PM GMT+7
Something where we all need to have the same kit would be very tricky... because there are many things that are very difficult to find to many people !
Let's allow people to stay as creative as possible !
I like the derelict idea very much.

So as to something that would make it all stick together...
Here is a possibility : guns. Every model has to have guns visible !
YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 05:44 PM GMT+7

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So as to something that would make it all stick together...
Here is a possibility : guns. Every model has to have guns visible !



That's a good idea! Here's a few others: Every ship must have...
-an identifiable 'bridge' or command center on the ship
-multiple engines (maybe)
-some visible battle damage (again, that's a maybe)
I'm thinking of some more now... :-)

YodaMan
PS - I'm really liking this idea!

PPS - I've made this thread a 'sticky', meaning it will be the first thread listed on the sci-fi forum page. Hopefully that will generate more interest and more replies.
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 06:08 PM GMT+7
How about :

--- Elements have to be
- there must be a delelict spacecraft or a detail part of a spacecraft
- this can be in space or on a planet surface dio
- there must be signs of battle damage
- there must be some form of weaponry
- there must be signs of alien presence (alien being is optional)
- scale is free
- the name "???" (to be agreed upon) must be in/on the model

--- challenges are :
- building, painting and weathering spacecraft
- showing battle damage
- showing signs of alien presence or an alien

What do you think ?



YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 06:39 PM GMT+7
Jan, that's looking pretty good! A few thoughts:
- the name "???" (to be agreed upon) must be in/on the model
I like this! Maybe the numbers "365" for sure and the word "ArmoramA". While having "armorama' spelled out on the side of a ship may be a bit too obvious, we could allow alien alphabets... :-) I have the translation key for "aruesh" (sp?), which is the 'Basic" language of Star Wars.
-- there must be signs of alien presence (alien being is optional)
That could be a tough one. ...But it would be a way for modelers to think creatively about how to show it... Thoughts, anyone?
...Ooohhh!!!! I just thought of one! Will share idea if alien requrement is kept ::::mental hint to help me remember idea: Cataclysm::::
-- there must be a delelict spacecraft or a detail part of a spacecraft
I assume this would mean any starship? i.e. captial ship, destroyer, corvette, or fighter?

I'm really liking this idea! :-) (:-)

YodaMan
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 06:47 PM GMT+7
OK,

Let's stick to these for a while, unless someone has a problem with that or another idea.

Should this be a contest, or is a "campaign" ok. ? Difference is : in a campaign all is about participating. There is no judge, no jury, no winner, no prize. All entrants get a cool "Sci-Fi 2003" ribbon next to their name, though. And all entries get discussed in large and in detail by all other participants and other visitors (I refer to the current activities on the Diorama forum).
I like that idea : it is easier to enter such "campaign" for new modelers and the unexperienced. Some of you reach a level of modeling that cannot be reached by junior modelers, and we want them to join in, too ! Nobody should be scared away here. Purpose is all can LEARN from this, on scratchbuilding techniques, painting, weathering techniques and other hints and secrets !

Or should this be a real contest, with a prize for a winner ?
YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 07:03 PM GMT+7
Hmmm... a contest with prizes, or a campaign fun for all?
There's nothing really 'bad' with either one. We want as many people to participate as possible!

One other question people will ask: Can kits be used or will the ships need to be scratchbuild?
I think we'll go with both, as long as they meet the other guidelines.
As for a start date, mid-to-late January is best for me. And length.... that's a tough one. People need to have enough time to scratchbuild a ship (like me), but the campaign shouldn't last too long for people to get bored...

YodaMan

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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 09:07 PM GMT+7
Best1Hobby.com has a Gundum and Sci-Fi contest every other month or something like that. The link is her on a banner. First prize is $100. Thats how I one all 3 Fine Molds Models!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 10:24 PM GMT+7

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Lol... an Armorama spaceship. That would be cool.

I was noting that Starship Modeler has their own kit's now! I thought that was pretty neat. I was imagining a day when Armorama would have it's own kits. hehe

Jim


No, not an Armorama spaceship..let's stick to our bread & butter...how about an Armorama future space tank? Hovertank, U-Tank (undersea), subterranean tank (like the Mole), Flying tank, etc. The possibilities are endless.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 10:34 PM GMT+7
As a sci-fi modeler I would be fine with either a theme similar to the one Jan proposed or a theme like "Anything Star Wars". Either should allow modelers from all over the world to participate.

I am actually rather keen on a campaign that involves either scratchbuilding or kitbashing. The results are always so fun to see.

Cheers,
Jim