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If I may offer my opinion: 

 

Some years ago...I/we in the international model show community suffered the same kind of loss...with the passing of one of our master modelers and esteem judges. The following year, at our national regional contest/show...there was a special table set up as a " Memorial Tribute Table " in the memory and to honor the passing of our friend...The table was open to any/all who wanted to build/display a model piece (any category) in his honor...These pieces were not judged and were not part of the model contest but rather viewed as the (last farewell) to our friend.

 

I am in complete agreement with the suggestion of (ladystorm)...don't hold/have this as a painting contest/challenge...but as a painting memorial and farewell salute to Amalor Myrnnyx...and even maybe have a completely open memorial (with no stated categories) letting/allowing any/all members who wish to participate to display any miniature piece they wish in his honor...If the contest/memorial director could set it up...I think that a complete display of all the entries on his birthday would be a fantastic display in his honor!

 

Paul (Catdancer)... 

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my reason for having a contest aspect involved was because I find that little bit of extra push helps to get people to try just a little harder to make it a little better, even without prizes. However, I will leave that to those who wish to participate. (anyone know how to set up a poll?) 

 

I agree fully with a later date so as to not interfere with Reapercon. Having it for his Birthday would work 

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That makes sense. So what sorts of bribery would it take to get one of the charming moderators, who I respect very much and would never do anything to annoy, ever to set up a poll asking if people think this should have a contest aspect, or just have people do up a selection of miniatures in James' memory?

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I would purchase my very first mech for this.  I'll go take a look, see if there's a CAV I like.

 

Me too. I have no mechs, but I have already spotted something which could work, symbolically at least, in a game I'm playing in.

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I'll be picking up a CAV to paint for this.  The only other CAVs I have purchased were for my Secret Sophies this year, of which James was one.  I'm down with painting as a memorial without the contest aspects.

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I vote for a birthday deadline.

 

I am good with any format, contest or not.

 

As far as collecting the entries together... I would be honoured to put together a Shadow Box of the memorial minis and see that it gets shipped to his family, but only with their consent. Everybody mournes differently and I want to ensure maximum sensitivity. Thoughts?

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I'm on board for this. With a September deadline I'll be able to get a CAV and see if I can honor his inspiring works. I'm also down for memorial or contest.

 

On Girot's idea, perhaps if his family declines, the work could be displayed at Reaper? I don't know if they have a display area or not... just a thought.

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+1 to Ladystorm's suggestions and the memorial idea (if the family is interested).

 

I'd like to try a mech for this as I've never done one and don't know much about them. I would not be able to tackle it until well after ReaperCon, though (as I plan on doing projects that reinforce my lessons when I get back home).

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I've never painted a mech, but I'll pick one up at reapercon and have it done for september.  If the family wants, just let me know where to send it.

This is a great idea.  Thanks to everyone for the organization.

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Let me know whats decided and I will do my part to contribute.   Not sure about a CAV but I can find something that will fit into his painting world.

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