Golden Gobbo Revivals


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Post Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:44 pm

Golden Gobbo Revivals

I propose a resurrection of the Golden Gobbo painting competition.

I think when it first ran the summer was given over to painting and the voting happened in October. Since it's late into the summer now I propose voting begins on November 1st, with the winner announced on the 1st December. I also propose the following criteria-

There is no theme or limit on the model you can pick, but the model must be a single fantasy or sci-fi figure (additional 'decorative' figures such as snotlings, nurglings and giant's victims are allowed) of "28mm" scale.
Remember people will be judging on Oldhammeriness so bear that in mind when choosing a subject.
The model should be based for gaming. You can put this on a display stand, but keep any decoration to the base itself.
Your model should be something freshly painted, preferably for the contest, rather than something you already have done.
You will need to supply 2-4 photos of the model against a plain background. These should show it from different angles to give the viewer an all-round view of the model.
You may supply 2 photos of the model in a scenic setting and a paragraph of no more than 100 words giving the background of the character if you wish.
Photos may be posted on this thread, we trust everyone likes everyone else enough that this will not descend into a 'popularity contest'. WIP photos here and in other areas of the forum are also welcome as an incentive to other entrants.
A separate thread will be posted on November 1st with a poll for voting. Each member will get one vote.
Voting will close at midnight on November 30th and the winner will be announced on December 1st.
There will be a trophy and a prize for the winner, aside from the usual forum appreciation of course!

Let brushing commence!
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:02 pm

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I'm on board for this...

though I propose one additional rule...No Scenic Bases! This forum is geared toward gaming and therefore the base should be something that can actually be used on the table...not an art display of it own.

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Post Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:13 pm

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Agreed. A decorated base is fine (and to be expected) but the model should be based on something you would use to game with it on the tabletop. Putting THAT on a wooden plinth is fine, but the decoration should be kept to the base.

BTW Blue, can we make this thread visible on the forum board? I can't find it navigating from the home page.
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:22 pm

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Sure...Done.

When/if we finalize things we should post the actual contest thread int he Golden Gobbos Forum....and maybe a link in the painting challenges board as well.

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Post Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:33 pm

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You may actually get me painting again..! Count me in for a dwarf :)
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:41 pm

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Count me in! I will prepare a dwarf or an ork. What would be the deadline, 31 october?

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Post Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:03 pm

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Maybe, just maybe... :)
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:33 pm

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snorri wrote:Count me in! I will prepare a dwarf or an ork. What would be the deadline, 31 october?


Yes, but if you can get stuff in earlier that will minimise the delay in getting the voting thread set up.
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Post Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:18 am

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I'm game - now what to paint...

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Post Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:03 am

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Perhaps overly optimistically, I'm going to try my hand at this.

Out of curiosity, what counts as a "scenic base"? I'd conceived of basing the figure I'm painting atop a mound of corpses, but still on a normal base for games.
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