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Offline Calvin

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Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« on: January 29, 2008, 03:48:58 AM »
Warhammer-Empire.com is pleased to announce two new conversion contests.

Our last contest was won by Brian Lee, giving him the honour of choosing the theme for these two new ones.

1)  Front Rank 
This is something almost everyone can participate in.
   
  • must include 5 minis including a champion, musician, standard bearer, and two troopers.
  • must be from core, state troop infantry. (spearmen, halberdiers, swordsmen, crossbowmen, hundgunners)

2)  Unit Filler
For those who want more freedom to be creative or who aren't working on any state troops.

  • can be from any infantry unit
  • size should be from 2x2 up to 3x3 normal 20 mm bases
  • can use any number of minis

We would like to encourage all of our members to participate.

Remember this is a conversion contest not a painting one.

Consideration should be given to the imaginative use of our Empire bits on the various sprues, and/or to the conversion of an existing metal mini with Empire parts. There is no reason why using those pieces effectively should not compete favourably with heavily greenstuffed models.

The finished model should be painted, but the paint job should only be a tie-breaker – a very well built model should win over a very well painted one. Entrants should also provide work in progress and/or unpainted shots of the conversion(s) for consideration.

Closing Date will be be March 9th, the second Sunday of March.

The winner(s) of the contests will be selected via a vote by our members.

Entrants are asked to post their conversions in this thread. You are welcome to enter either one, or both of the contests. For the sake of clarity please be sure to tell us which entry it is for.
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 04:33:58 AM »
I'm looking forward to seeing lots and lots of cool entries.  Have fun!

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 05:35:19 AM »
Me too! I'm shaking in my pants!

Sadly I have to rip out all 4 of my wisdom teeth, throughout the month of February... so, hopefully through pain and tears, I'll participate in BOTH entries! *giggle*

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 05:50:07 AM »
Ill probably participate in the at least one of them

And I thought we agreed.... Brian Lee can't enter  :-P     :laugh:

Seriously though, you spew talent from every pore  :happy:
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 07:16:54 AM »
Sadly I have to rip out all 4 of my wisdom teeth, throughout the month of February... so, hopefully through pain and tears, I'll participate in BOTH entries! *giggle*

Perhaps you could work your teeth into the unit filler somehow...   :-D

As posted before, I am definitely in!  I already have a couple of ideas for the front rank, and I'll try a filler if I have time.
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 08:47:15 AM »
A quick question: can one enter models which have already been finished (and which one may already have posted on this forum), or do all entries have to be "fresh" and constructed between now and the closing date?

I could enter some things from my army blog, y'see, if we're allowed to put forward pre-existing conversions.

Apologies - this is the first time I've even considered entering one of these contests!

Cheers,

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008, 11:50:37 AM »
The Witch hunters shall also be represented here! To arms!
Unit filler im coming!
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 12:50:32 PM »
Count me in. The backlog in my building of my Empire Army means I have a lot of empire minis and pieces to use from. (I have 3 boxes of the old Empire Regiment boxed sets alone). Looking forward to this.
 
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008, 03:24:58 PM »
Are GW models required? (yeah i know that i need to do some converting but i expect to include a reaper model)
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2008, 04:53:26 PM »
A quick question: can one enter models which have already been finished (and which one may already have posted on this forum), or do all entries have to be "fresh" and constructed between now and the closing date?

It would probably be best if it was a new conversion, or at least one that was very recently started. The general idea here is to encourage people to try something new and maybe different from what they have done before.


Are GW models required? (yeah i know that i need to do some converting but i expect to include a reaper model)
IMO that would be fine, but we won't be able to publish any of your conversions in White Dwarf.  :engel:
Seriously though, if you use non-GW models be sure to show a few WIP pics, because people probably won't be as familiar with the models so they'll need 'help' seeing what you actually did.
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008, 09:43:34 PM »
... Yeah, what Calvin said.

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008, 12:36:58 AM »
It would probably be best if it was a new conversion, or at least one that was very recently started. The general idea here is to encourage people to try something new and maybe different from what they have done before.

Grand - just wanted to be make sure I'd got the right end of the stick!

Cheers,

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 02:32:13 AM »
Ill probably participate in the at least one of them

And I thought we agreed.... Brian Lee can't enter  :-P     :laugh:

Seriously though, you spew talent from every pore  :happy:

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008, 08:18:54 AM »
Hmm interesting. I might not use a reaper afterall... I couldnt bear the thought of cutting in such a beautiful model.

Time for converting soon!
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2008, 09:31:35 AM »
Hi!

This is perfect since I'm working on my first unit of swordsmen for the moment.

Well I'll be the first to enter then. A soft start, just some old + new = true. ( No green stuff at all. I'll practice with that for some other time ). I used my favorite Empire heads. The old musician torso and legs are one of my favorite minis as well. My plan is to paint the guys before March 9, so I will hopfully add a picture by then.



Good Luck to you all!


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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2008, 11:49:03 PM »
I'm wondering if I ever manage to finish a contest entry.. I have 3 started, yet  :eusa_wall:


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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2008, 10:02:20 AM »
Dammit, I KNEW I shoulda saved some birthday cash... :dry:

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2008, 02:13:22 PM »
The 3x3 is actually going to be a tough nut to crack. There are no 60mm bases and that would mean that i have to do manual labour to saw something up  :unsure:
So i might just make a 2x2 filler.

Who here are actually participating?
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2008, 06:40:25 PM »
Count me in, I will be converting the front rank of my swordsmen unit and if i get time, will be attempting a unit filler for the same regiment.

Pics will follow shortly... good luck every one!

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2008, 02:27:56 AM »
Hi,

First of all, "hola" to everybody. I can´t remenber if I have already presentate myself on the correct place...think so, but not sure  :icon_redface:.

After a time of lurking, I thinking in joining the front rank contest. But I not sure if I can use "Grandes Espaderos", that in English I think they are called GreatSwords. Not being sure about the traslation that GW uses for "state troops" and all of that, and not having seeing them explicity mentioned, I prefer to ask you about they are legal or not in this contest, before starting the conversion that I have in mind.

I really new to warhammer, but being seduced by the conversion aspect of the hobby, I think I will give a try from Spain. Just using the contest to motivate myself, I have seen artists among you ( :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:) far away from anything I can do at the moment...and also at the future  :icon_rolleyes:

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2008, 04:05:50 AM »
im doing unit filler and i am already halfway done. mine wont be very seriousmore for a laugh  :biggriin:


edit: if im allowed to il post my entry now? its not fully painted but il post the wip pics when its finished il post that to. if some are offended by mine then ohwell  :biggriin: its just for a laugh il post it in a new thread i think if not someone please let me know before i finish uploading the pics  :biggriin:
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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2008, 07:24:11 AM »
@ Von Decker - hola mate! The rules state the state troopers (which by definition includes the great swords) should be chosen from the CORE SECTION - which means these fellows;
1. halberdiers
2. swordsmen
3. spearmen
4. crossbowmen
5. handgunners

However! The second competition, the unit filler, can include ANY infantry unit, so your greatswords CAN be used for that competition.

@ CaptScott - oh man, having two teeth removed already for a week... next week gotta get the other two out! They're quite big... I don't know if I can use them! Pity...

@ fbjorn - eager beaver eh? hmmm... remember though, I think you should be asking for comments in your own thread, rather than the official competition one. Just so that comments and tips can be directed to your work and your work only. ;)

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2008, 12:05:53 PM »
Count me in, I will be converting the front rank of my swordsmen unit and if i get time, will be attempting a unit filler for the same regiment.

Pics will follow shortly... good luck every one!

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2008, 10:07:46 PM »
@soju - ok, but shall I post the finished competition entry here or there?

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Re: Conversion Contests: Front Rank and Unit Filler; ends March 9th
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2008, 01:43:41 AM »
@ fbjorn - when it's time to hand in the final entry, there will be a separate place to post it me thinks.

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