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Artisan's Contest XXVII - Admiral - 05-08-2019 05:16 AM



"Pull!"





Zanko Presents: Artisan's Contest XXVII!

Monument

The goal here is to make one or more monuments for your Chaos Dwarf collection! People can enter with any number of monuments, and likewise you are free to include miniatures not shared online before in a finished state as part of your entry. The field is wide open to craft dioramas surrounding e.g. the building of monuments complete with ramps, teams of slaves, draft animals and slavedrivers, scaffolding and so on; or dark sorcerous rituals taking place on monuments; or battles; or bored guards at duty; or victims being dragged onto altars or into torture chambers. Make a scene out it if you like, preferably with a megalomaniac backdrop!

If you're looking for ideas, then here are a few just to get the imagination in gear: Ziggurat temple; palace; stele; triumphal arch (Gates of Zharr?); mausoleum, a bronze or stone colossus that also happens to be your army's big monster;  triumphal column; obelisk; clockwork statue; tower of skulls; giant Rune of Hashut floating in the air ; unstable Daemonforged petrified Greater Daemon locked in worldly stone and chained agony; a ruined and toppled monument; macabre display arrangement of flayed skins or bodies or bones; or an idol statue spewing molten lava into a sacrificial pool; or a stepwell leading down to bubbling lava; a Realmgate; or something else entirely. The sky is the limit!

The CDO Staff won't be picky with what entries are accepted. Instead we expect voters to reward those entries which play to the spirit of the contest theme, as is usually the case.

Still, if you are unsure whether your entry will meet the requirements please PM Admiral.


Prizes

Zanko will reward the gold winner with this scenery piece:


While the silver winner will carry home a kit of 15mm Tjubling Hat Command, sculpted by tjub:


Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Admiral and he will sort it out with you and the Staff.

Deadline

The deadline for the submission of entries is the 3rd of July 2019 at 11:59pm EST.



Rules of the Competition

Each member may only enter once.

Model and paint monument/s.

Submissions should include up to four pictures. No overlaid words of explanation or photoshop effects in your submitted photos please.

You may not submit pictures of a model that have been entered into other online competitions or posted in a finished state before.

Don't post your entries in the forum before the contest is over.

See also the General Rules & Guidelines.

How to Enter?

Submit your entry by sending a PM to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to) with four photos of your entry. Please do not send an e-mail to any of the admin or staff accounts as this is a sure fire way to have your entry missed.

Please note that your entry will benefit if the photos are all clearly composed, since voters will base their judgement upon what they can see in the pictures on their computer screens.

How will this be judged?

Sometime after the due date we will post all entries to a new thread and voting can commence!

Good luck everyone!
The Staff


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Zanko - 05-08-2019 06:50 AM

Very ingenious subject! Takes Hat off

That looks like a lot of work! Wink


                     Hashut!


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - tjub - 05-08-2019 06:57 AM

Cool, better get ready for some terrain making then... Happy

Would this include an AoS "Realm Gate" as well, or is that planned for some future contest?


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Jasko - 05-08-2019 07:17 AM

Ah, very nice topic for the next Artisan's Contest! I don't think I will be able to enter, it's just too early in my plans to already think about monuments, but you never know, 56 days is a long time Tongue Already excited to see what everyone will come up with! Takes Hat off

*frenetically scoures Amazon for 3D printers*


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Admiral - 05-08-2019 10:17 AM

tjub Wrote:
Cool, better get ready for some terrain making then... Happy

Would this include an AoS "Realm Gate" as well, or is that planned for some future contest?


That's a great idea for a separate contest theme! We'll run it in due time, though not too soon after this comp. But yes: This monument contest includes AoS Realmgates as well. Happy

And speaking of Realmgates...


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Reaver of Uzkulak - 05-08-2019 08:10 PM

Can't wait to see the variety of entries this bring in. I'll have to brainstorm a while.. Respect to the Hat!


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Kamphre - 05-09-2019 02:36 AM

That's a super cool contest!!
Well done Admirable for the countdown, it's a very good Idea.
And thank you Zanko and Admiral for your generosity !


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Admiral - 05-09-2019 02:44 AM

The countdown is all Jasko's idea. Will try to make it a habit. Takes Hat off


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Uther the unhinged - 05-09-2019 12:39 PM

Igor. I feel the time has come for a memorial to my modest achievements. A monument perhaps? Subtle and understated like myself. Call the masons. I think I will need maybe one, maybe two thousand. Oh and slaves it will need a lot of slaves. Subtle and understated is, after all, hard to achieve!


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Jackswift - 05-11-2019 10:14 AM

Hmm... Normally an idea jumps out... not here... will have to ponder a bit...


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Abecedar - 05-12-2019 05:10 AM

Must resist.  I can feel Ambition stretching way of into the distance.  Far outstripping the time frame


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Uther the unhinged - 05-12-2019 06:29 AM

@ Abecedar. Why torture yourself? You know you are going to give in. Resistance, as they say, is futile. Looking forward to your entry alteady!


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Admiral - 05-14-2019 07:01 AM

Obey the call of Hashut, Abecedar. It's your destiny. Takes Hat off


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Will Liam - 05-19-2019 05:56 AM

I’ve just finished the structure and base - now trying to figure out what miniatures to use to help people identify its size - hardest thing I’m finding is how to show that it’s a chaos dwarf monument - any easy ideas would be much appreciated cheers  Happy


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Abecedar - 05-19-2019 06:54 AM

Blood, Lava and slaves


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Admiral - 05-19-2019 07:09 AM

Alright Will, inspiration time.

Adding Chaos Dwarf runes and other symbols (lightning bolts, bull heads, cloven hooves, cloven skulls, bearded skulls, cracked anvils) will go some way.

Carcearion's Bit Forge provice both examples of icons one could craft oneself, or buy directly from there.

Check out "Terrain appropriate for Chaos Dwarfs" in this company list for architectural inspiration.

In it, you will find for example:








Furthermore, we have a lot of artworks in here, some featuring architecture. Check out t5p1ny (Raul Gomes) in particular.






The Mesopotamian image salvage contains lots of illustrations featuring palaces, temples (ziggurats!) and fortifications. There are lots of reliefs and details and overall robust design elements to be picked up from there.

Such as stepped crenellations:


Or stuff like this:








That is not all. The different Chaos Dwarf incarnations through the ages gives lot of visual clues. E.g. skulls, chains, spikes, fused mass of skulls or screaming soul faces (Hellcannon), mini-Chaos Warrior styles and details used in big warmachines (Forgeworld).

For inspirations to a wonderfully wacky workshop approach, see Nicodemus' Daemonsmith Forge:


You can also spice it up with columns:


Or put in small figurines. Statues, idols. Daemon figures, Lamassus, small Chaos Dwarfs. Tjublings molten into a wall?


And don't miss the legendary Chaos Dwarf Mine build!


Some common themes for Chaos Dwarf architecture would include stepped architecture, robust building which gets wider at the base (slender stuff are for Elves!), spiky stuff, skulls, cuneiform and other runic text, statues and idols, industrial works, altars, lava and grotesque remains of victims such as skulls, gibbets, flayed skins and so on.

Just a few ideas, hope that helps give you visual clues. Happy


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Will Liam - 05-19-2019 10:25 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
Blood, Lava and slaves


Wicked - might use all 3 - at least 2 of them cheers


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Will Liam - 05-19-2019 10:41 AM

Cheers Admiral - l think I’ll use one of the columns ideas to help make it more chaos dwarfy as well - thanks guys


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Bolg - 05-20-2019 09:13 AM

Oeh Nice one!

I should (as always) try to enter something just because its fun. Might challange some friends just to make sure I make my deadline.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Uther the unhinged - 05-20-2019 10:36 AM

@Bolg: Yes Lord Bolg, we must see your monument. Lord Abecedar is already weakening, soon he will join us in the glorification of Hashut.

Following my victorious campaign against the barbarian tribes of Imgur. I am now ready to apply my full attention to this project. A modest memorial of my limited achievements. Nothing tasteless brash or vainglorious obviously. Igor informs me the first few thousand slaves are hard at work in the quarries. So we proceed as planned.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Jasko - 05-20-2019 10:38 AM

Uther the unhinged Wrote:
@Bolg: Yes Lord Bolg, we must see your monument. Lord Abecedar is already weakening, soon he will join us in the glorification of Hashut.

Following my victorious campaign against the barbarian tribes of Imgur. I am now ready to apply my full attention to this project. A modest memorial of my limited achievements. Nothing tasteless brash or vainglorious obviously. Igor informs me the first few thousand slaves are hard at work in the quarries. So we proceed as planned.


"victorious" campaign Big Grin


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Uther the unhinged - 05-20-2019 04:15 PM

@Jasko: Admittedly some aspects of the campaign were suboptimal in outcome and several incompetent minions failed to reach their performance targets. However the losses were acceptable and a successful outcome achieved. The barbarians hordes of Imgur were constrained. This is undoubtedly a victory. My forces can now move freely through the disputed territory. I am sure that battle will be joined again at some point in the future, but for now I may relax and enjoy the spoils.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Jasko - 05-20-2019 04:40 PM

Uther the unhinged Wrote:
@Jasko: Admittedly some aspects of the campaign were suboptimal in outcome and several incompetent minions failed to reach their performance targets. However the losses were acceptable and a successful outcome achieved. The barbarians hordes of Imgur were constrained. This is undoubtedly a victory. My forces can now move freely through the disputed territory. I am sure that battle will be joined again at some point in the future, but for now I may relax and enjoy the spoils.


Hear, Hear Cheers!
Glory to your victory.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - tjub - 05-21-2019 12:11 AM

@Uther the unhinged: We expect nothing less than the Chaos Dwarf mine complex from you then! The world shall tremble.. Tongue


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Uther the unhinged - 05-21-2019 02:13 AM

@Tjub: Igor tells me that my erection proceeds nicely and will be superb.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - tjub - 05-21-2019 06:16 AM

Uther the unhinged Wrote:
@Tjub: Igor tells me that my erection proceeds nicely and will be superb.


Ehrm... Shock


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Admiral - 05-21-2019 06:36 AM

Sounds like an obelisk in the works. Big Grin


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Will Liam - 06-01-2019 04:48 AM

Ive just sent my entry in - Hope staff has received it at there end - good luck guys looking forward to seeing everyones monuments Happy


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Uther the unhinged - 06-01-2019 11:41 AM

@Will Liam. Your entry is in? A month early?
Igor we need bigger whips!


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Kamphre - 06-22-2019 12:07 PM

Finally I have an idea !
Time to work now !


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Jackswift - 06-23-2019 12:44 PM

Waiting for the final part to arrive in the mail (hopefully tomorrow) then construction begins... bwa ha ha...


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Jasko - 06-24-2019 10:00 AM

9 days to go, lads! Respect to the Hat!
Already looking forward to all your monuments.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Kamphre - 06-27-2019 05:17 AM

Mine is nearly finished.
A few days of work and it'll be ok.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Kamphre - 06-30-2019 12:28 PM

Yeah, I'm in !
Hope you guys are doing well !


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - tjub - 07-01-2019 12:27 AM

Jupp, started building it yesterday and just finished painting mine... Got to base it though, but still a lot of time eh? Funny thing this, no matter how much time there is from the get go I always spend the last days finishing up an entry. Tongue


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Uther the unhinged - 07-01-2019 07:55 PM

Finally construction of my humble memorial is finished. Now just a quick dedication and ritual sacrifice. I hope Igor has some slaves left Respect to the Hat!


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Admiral - 07-02-2019 05:33 PM

Bump! Due date tomorrow. How does it look, folks?

I might extend the deadline a little, if it turns too busy for me during the days ahead. So I'm all ears if some extra days would make all the difference for members around here. Happy


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Uther the unhinged - 07-02-2019 06:34 PM

Not sure about anyone else but I am in. Hope everyone can make it.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - tjub - 07-03-2019 12:11 AM

Jupp, Im in as well. Just got to finish my morning coffee before taking some photos... Happy


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Jasko - 07-03-2019 04:51 AM

19 hours to go, lads! Respect to the Hat!


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Jackswift - 07-03-2019 12:11 PM

Almost there.  Just need to find 30-40 minutes for a few touch ups and photos.[/align]


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Zanko - 07-03-2019 01:03 PM

I'm in, too! Takes Hat off

I am looking forward to exciting and interesting entries! Wink


                     Hashut!


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Admiral - 07-03-2019 04:28 PM

Turns out I'm too busy with work tomorrow. Deadline pushed 24 hours, in case anyone want to brush up.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Abecedar - 07-04-2019 03:06 AM

Tfft. An extra few hours may make the difference

I've been computerless and hate doing this on my phone.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Abecedar - 07-04-2019 06:33 AM

Gawd. What a panic.  I've put it in, just a wee bit unfinished.
Like i said, I've been computerless for a couple of weeks and I'm not a big phone user
and for some reason the 5th was a date I remembered
but when I looked today it said the third.  So Panic ensued.
This laptop has bulldog clips holding the screen together.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - Jackswift - 07-04-2019 02:28 PM

All done.  Took advantage of the extra time to get some better photos.  Wasn't sure 48 hours ago but very happy with the final result.  Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has done.


RE: Artisan's Contest XXVII - tjub - 07-05-2019 01:11 AM

I got mine in in time as well... After a long hiatus for the contests I looking forward to se the results. Happy