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Here be dragons! 2013 Diorama Entry thread

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What's a diorama? Well it's a scene or vignette that helps tell a story. While dioramas don't always have to contain more then one figure, if done really well, we're going to place a minimum of 2 with at least one a dragon. Please ask in the discussion thread if you have questions.



Single entry thread


Prizes (each category):

1st--$50 reaper online gift card
2nd--$25 reaper online gift card
3st--$15 reaper online gift card

Drawing -- $15 reaper online gift card



General Rules:

  • Entries don't have to be Reaper
  • Entries must be in by December 31st at 11:59 pm MST
  • Enter as many times as you want but only one entry per person per category can win.
  • Each entry needs to be uploaded to the appropriate thread. Please attach your entries using the forum uploading feature or hotlink from the Inspiration Gallery. We want to make sure they're visible at all times.
  • You may submit between one and four images of each entry. They do not need to be stitched into a single image file.
  • Digital enhancement ("Photoshopping") of your entry is strictly prohibited.
    • No clone brush, healing brush, airbrush, or other brush work. Fix your paint with paint, not with Photoshop.
    • No adding or removing background elements from the image
    • If you add a logo or a watermark Reaper cannot use your image in their gallery. Note that if your image is selected for the Reaper gallery, you will be credited by name under the image.
    • Cropping, global color balance, and global level adjustments are allowed ("global" means "the entire image." You may not "pop" colors by only selecting some areas for level adjustment.
  • You are allowed to enter miniatures that will also be entered into other contests that might overlap ours.
  • We are not going to police your entries as to when they were started\finished. We hope that people would paint something for this contest and not just enter something they finished a while ago as this is a fun and friendly contest.
  • The judges or Reaper reserves the right to remove entries if deemed inappropriate, but we're pretty laid back here and this is just to cover our butts.
  • The judges and Reaper can clarify and amend rules at will.

Basing & Modding Rules

  • You do not have to use Reaper produced stuff for your bits or for basing or for modification.

Voting Guidelines

  • Each of the following are worth 1-25 points for a total of 100 points
    • Composition 25pts
    • Painting Skill 25pts
    • Creativity 25pts
    • Story told 25pts
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Thanks! It's my third attempt at NMM. I can't claim to be an expert, but Tenball, Trystan and a few other NMM masters over at C'MON gave me some great ref pics and tips. I won't lie - it was pretty much throw physics out the window and just do what looks cool for that blade - nerve wracking and fun.

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Okay, this entry took months. It was actually for another contest on Brush Brothers inspired by favorite fairy tales, but then my basement flooded so I had to put it on hold. It is the scene from Sleeping Beauty where the Prince fights Maleficent. I did it in a Chibi type anime paint job to match the miniatures. This year i have tried to step away from 40k and table top jobs to stretch my skills. I'm glad I did.

Sadly, I now want to buy almost every single miniature Reaper sells as I have developed a real liking for fantasy ~sigh~ oh well, money isn't as fun to look at as minis so I guess it's a fair trade... ^_^


***EDIT - too many images *** O_o


Ah, better.





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