"We don't spend all day slaying, all life warring, you beardless buffoon!"
Carcearion's Bit Forge Presents: Artisan's Contest XXII!
Beyond the Battlefield: Civilian Life in the Dark Empire
The goal here is to make some civilian Chaos Dwarf stuff! People can enter with any number
of models or terrain pieces. As long as your entry contain at least one Chaos Dwarf miniature
, you can do as you please with the rest.
You are welcome to add pack animals, carts, slaves, sacrificial victims and suchlike. You're likewise welcome to make a diorama out of your entry, if you wish.
Given the hundreds of thousands of slaves surrounding the Chaos Dwarfs, one would expect a lot of armour to be worn all day long in common life, and whips and weapons, too. Arms or armour won't disqualify anyone, and whips will be ever relevant whether in war or peace.
Apart from that, the spirit here is tools over weapons
, aprons over war banners, ceremonial processions over ranked regiments, clearing out bull muck in sacred Temple stables over warleaders flying proud upon monsters into battle. Go for the ordinary, the grubby labour, or the familiar and intimate, or the low and filthy, or the crafts and arts, or for the high and mysterious and unholy. Go to town if you wish with Daemonsmith laboratories, worship scenes, scrying mystics, preaching prophets, overlordly audience chambers, Dawi Zharr families, stonecarvers erecting monuments, street markets, torture chambers, harems, workshops, shipyards, slave auctions, quarries, gladiatorial arenas, Hobgoblin hut life or nightmarish slave pits - or something else completely - but don't go to war!
The CDO Staff won't be picky with what entries are accepted. Instead we expect voters to reward those entries which play fully to the spirit of the contest theme, as is usually the case.
However, for this round, please don't enter Blood Bowl miniatures. It'd be a bit too easy, and they'll get proper contest themes of their own.
Still, if you are unsure whether your entry will meet the requirements please PM Admiral
will reward the gold winner with a couple of whitemetal Hobgoblin Slavedrivers of Ancient Times, soon to be released!
has been kind enough to donate this sample sprue from his Bit Forge
to the silver winner!
Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Admiral
and they will sort it out with you and the Staff.
The deadline for the submission of entries is October 5th 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
Rules of the Competition
Each member may only enter once.
Model and paint civilian models appropriate for Chaos Dwarfs and their underlings, complete with scenery, cattle, pack animals, vehicles and background displays should you wish it. You must include at least one Chaos Dwarf miniature, and no Blood Bowl team, all else is up to you.
Bases or no bases are up to you.
The scale of the miniatures is up to you.
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 up to 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 October 5th we will post all entries to a new thread and voting can commence!
Good luck everyone!
Also on CDO:
Edge of the Abyss
Photobucket TOS Woes & Third party image hosting
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands – Stage I
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands - Stage II