"Break out the whip!"
Zanko Presents: Artisan's Contest XXV!
The goal here is to make some slaves for your Chaos Dwarf collection! People can enter with any number
of slave models, but note that ordinary Hobgoblins do not count as slaves for the purposes of this contest (they're rather a privileged middlemen slave caste). Slaves can come in virtually any shape and size, be it Gnoblar, Goblins, Orcs, Manlings, Ogres, Giants, bound Asscannons or weirder still: They can be gladiatorial fighters, labourers, sacrificial victims, cannon fodder, sentient beasts of burden, unwilling mutilated body part donators locked up in a Daemonsmith's cage like a bird with clipped wings (a fate especially prone for Elves, due to their flesh's value as alchemical ingredients, see Tamurkhan
), or something else entirely. Likewise, you are welcome to include slavedrivers (whether Chaos Dwarf or Hobgoblin, or something else) to keep your slaves attentive.
You are welcome to make a diorama out of your entry, if you wish, e.g. having a monstrous slave or a whole gang of lesser slaves hauling bagage or towing a war machine; or toiling in a mine; or hard at working digging out in the field; or being blasted apart, drowned or crushed in an industrial accident; or having dozens of slaves carry an oversized throne
for a Chaos Dwarf overlord during a parade; or having slaves thrown into molten metal or scorched upon a fire altar; or having living slaves disembowelled for scrying in their intestines; or polishing their master's vaunted big hat; or rising in revolt against their oppressors; or being auctioned off at the slave market; or sitting in cramped cages or chained up in tight slave barracks; 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
will reward the gold a kit of resin Goblin Wolfriders from the Russian Alternative
While the silver winner will carry home a kit of 4 Deathspitter Blunderbusses of Ancient Times
, sculpted by Jon Horsleben
The bronze winner will get a little kit of 2 Tjubling Blunderbuss Extras
, courtesy of 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.
The deadline for the submission of entries is September 6th 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
Rules of the Competition
Each member may only enter once.
Model and paint slave models.
Bases or no bases are 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 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!