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7th Annual Reaper Forums Large Model Challenge, Rules and Discussion (2019)

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Categories:

40-99mm wide/tall (Reaper only)
100mm+ wide/tall (Reaper only)
Diorama (Reaper Only)
Non Reaper models Busts, and Dioramas over 40mm wide/tall

 

Reaper contest:

 

-- entries must be Reaper figures. Any 40mm or larger figure, metal or Bones, in production or OOP can be entered

-- any figure which was painted and finished in 2019 is eligible

-- figures that have won a statue level award as a ReaperCon entry are ineligible.  This includes a Sophie, Golden Maelee, etc.

-- the deadline for entries is Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST

-- a diorama is defined as two or more figures on a scenic base that helps to tell a story. The diorama may have smaller figures, as long as there is one large sized Reaper figure in the entry. Figures do not have to be permanently attached to the base but a scenic base must be present.

-- you may enter as many times as you like, but only one prize per person will be awarded

-- 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 Single Figure entry and up to six images for Diorama. They do not need to be stitched into a single image file.

-- you are allowed to enter miniatures that will also be entered into other contests that might overlap ours.

-- 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.

 

Prizes:

 

Reaper has approved prizes in each category:

 

1st prize $50

2nd prize $30

random drawing prize $20  

 

If there are fewer than 8 entries in any category, only 1st prize and the random prize will be awarded. 

 

Image Enhancement:

 

-- 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.

 

Non-Reaper contest:

 

-- entries which fit the above requirements (40mm+) or busts, or dioramas that were not made by Reaper can be entered here. 

-- dioramas need to follow the same rules as for the Reaper Diorama category with at least one larger figure in the diorama and on a scenic base

-- there is no Reaper prize support for this category

-- 3rd party prize support will be determined by donations near the end of the contest.

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Thanks for putting this great show on again. 

(I was just about to ask why all the entries had been deleted, then I saw the 2019) 

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19 hours ago, LarsM said:

Thanks for putting this great show on again. 

(I was just about to ask why all the entries had been deleted, then I saw the 2019) 

Not deleted! Last year's contests were unpinned and this year's are up and running! We'll see if everyone waits until the last minute again! Haha!

 

Based on some of the judges' comments, a few of the rules were tweaked or clarified. Specifically in the diorama category and the addition to dioramas in the non-Reaper category.

 

If anyone has any questions, feel free to voice them here! I hope everyone gets to painting and enters again this year. We had some close scores for 2018 and I am looking forward to seeing everyone's entries again this year!

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On ‎1‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 12:32 PM, Pochi said:

-- any figure which was painted and finished in 2019 is eligible

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-- a diorama is defined as two or more figures on a scenic base that helps to tell a story. The diorama may have smaller figures, as long as there is one large sized Reaper figure in the entry.

 

1. How about models painted (and shown) before 2019 without a base. Can I enter one with a base made in 2019? ::):

2. Dioramas - there was at least one (probably more) diorama without a large model this year. How strictly is this rule checked?

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14 hours ago, Nameless said:

 

1. How about models painted (and shown) before 2019 without a base. Can I enter one with a base made in 2019? ::):

2. Dioramas - there was at least one (probably more) diorama without a large model this year. How strictly is this rule checked?

In the spirit of the competition, the miniatures should be painted in 2019.

 

As I said above, based off of comments from the judges, some of the rules were clarified, or tweaked, and will be monitored more closely, specifically dealing with the dioramas in both the diorama category and the dioramas in the non-Reaper category.

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I had misread the rule about a large figure being needed in the diorama category. I read it as at least one figure needed to be Reaper, instead of at least one large Reaper figure. I never meant to circumvent the rules with the Ratpunzel diorama which obviously did not have a large Reaper figure. I am adjusting and compensating the winners of the diorama category.

 

Everyone entering this year, please do a better job of reading the rules than I did!

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Is it ok to have some minis painted a previous year if some are painted 2019 and the diorama is done in 2019?

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On 3/31/2019 at 8:01 AM, lexomatic said:

Is it ok to have some minis painted a previous year if some are painted 2019 and the diorama is done in 2019?

I think the main point is to encourage new projects for the year.

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2 hours ago, Pochi said:

I think the main point is to encourage new projects for the year.

Yeah this was something planned, but never got to because of life. Whatever. I'll do it and post the details for clarity and if it gets disqualified so be it.

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I have the same question as well, as many remember, I had the Yeti project started, but only got as far as the main Yeti for Ladystorm's contest, but got noting else done for the big Yeti diorama. Will that still be allowed? (The main Yeti wasn't even done:() 

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I would think if you started it last year but it wasn't finished, and in the case of a diorama, if the bulk of it was unfinished, it would be ok. I mean especially if you haven't posted photos all over. If you pulled something off your shelf of shame and finished painting it, it would be finished this year, right? Finish painting those minis and assembling those dioramas! Have fun!

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17 hours ago, lexomatic said:

Yeah this was something planned, but never got to because of life. Whatever. I'll do it and post the details for clarity and if it gets disqualified so be it.

 

Just now, Pochi said:

I would think if you started it last year but it wasn't finished, and in the case of a diorama, if the bulk of it was unfinished, it would be ok. I mean especially if you haven't posted photos all over. If you pulled something off your shelf of shame and finished painting it, it would be finished this year, right? Finish painting those minis and assembling those dioramas! Have fun!

 

I think this applies to Lexomatic as well, it seems the project will be finished this year, right?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

 

I think this applies to Lexomatic as well, it seems the project will be finished this year, right?

 

 

Oh, yes. It was definitely responding to both lexomatic and Ratmaster. I guess I should have hit the quotes button to make that more clear! Thanks, Glitterworlf!

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7 minutes ago, Pochi said:

Oh, yes. It was definitely responding to both lexomatic and Ratmaster. I guess I should have hit the quotes button to make that more clear! Thanks, Glitterworlf!

 

Who is this Glitterworlf you speaking off? :devil:

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