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THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That really is the most important thing, is thanks to the sponsors and the B&C staff. We couldn't have had this competition without all the hard work and swag they put forth. Thanks also to the judges for taking time out to decide the winners.


Thanks everyone! :cuss

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Wow! I won! I didn't think I would :cuss I voted for Iacton Qruze's Large Model myself, because I really loved the pitted weathering on that dreadnought. I've been trying to emulate that look on the tactical marine I'm currently working on, using all sorts of things (a spunge, hairspray + sand, what am I missing?)

Anyways, I was really disappointed by how my photos of that rhino turned out. (Both my girlfriend and I think it looks much better in real life ) I feel vindicated now that the month or two I spent working on it wasn't a complete waste :P

Thanks to our sponsors, the Bolterandchainsword organizers and our judges!!!

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As one of the judges, I wanted to thank the entrants for making this such a tough job. The judging process was not fast, by any means, and that is a testimony to the quality of the entries.

Everyone should be proud of what they accomplished in preparing for and completing your entries, something I don't know that I would have been able to do.

-Adam

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Wow! I won! I didn't think I would ;) I voted for Iacton Qruze's Large Model myself, because I really loved the pitted weathering on that dreadnought. I've been trying to emulate that look on the tactical marine I'm currently working on, using all sorts of things (a spunge, hairspray + sand, what am I missing?)

Anyways, I was really disappointed by how my photos of that rhino turned out. (Both my girlfriend and I think it looks much better in real life ) I feel vindicated now that the month or two I spent working on it wasn't a complete waste :D

Thanks to our sponsors, the Bolterandchainsword organizers and our judges!!!

-Tranc


FWIW, I used a piece of blister pack foam and a W&N series 7 000 brush for my weathering. Keep at it. Less is more, especially with the smaller models. Your brush-fu is strong, so don't overdo it, or else people will think you're hiding sub-par paint skills. I had to use more than I would have normally in a few places to cover some more noticeable streaks in my wetblend that I didn't have time to keep working on... I finished that dread about an hour and a half before the cut off. :D

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Good job everyone one, It still astounds me the level of awesomeness some of you can paint to

~Gil ;)

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Congratulations to the contestants for achieving such high quality entries. It was a pleasure to see so much creativity in both painting and converting.
very inspiring.
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Congrats guys, some great looking models there.

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Ok 2 emails went out this morning:

One to everyone that entered the contest. You may get this email more than once if you had more than 1 entry. This is for a special offer from our sponsor Secret Weapon.

The second email is going out to those who won a prize either through the judges choice, voting or random selection.

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Congratualtions to everybody who won, especially to Ducarte's assault marine which is eye wateringly beautiful. It has inspired me to be as good as all of you guys (and girls) who entered and to try and push my painting on further. Bring on the next Golden Bolter.

Edited by Tomevans, 27 February 2010 - 11:33 PM.

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Amazing job guys! Congrats to finishing your entries, presenting them on time and sharing them with the community!

Of course, my hat to the winners, and a cheerful thank you to the organizer for all the hard work in making this happen!

A lot of very impressive entries, and some, even though they might not have been ranked, displayed a lot of ambition and guts in the sculpting and converting department.

It was an honor and a pleasure to have been part of the jury. Some of these models have inspired me, I think I should get back to painting after all :D

I look forward to next years turnout!
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Amazing contest, and a shame I didn't get around to finishing anything up in time.

Hopefully I'll be having more thaa enough time to get something better out for the next one :D

TDA

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I was curious if anything ever happened regarding the trophies. Did that casting issue get sorted?

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Yes and the recasts should be taken care of here in the next few weeks. We'll post the pics up when it is all done.
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Just wanted to follow up again. did I miss a secondary thread with the pics/info or anything? :)

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No we just ran into some issues that were being worked out. The purity seals issue has been resolved and about half of them are ready. The pistol is still stuck in England and we are working to resolve it.

Sucks I know having to wait so long but at least for the next GB we'll have all these kinks out of the way.
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"And maybe the Traitor Legions would come to their senses, renounce the Ruinous Powers and return to the light of the Emperor." -- Ciaphis Cain on the likelihood of a Mawloc being scared off by a melta blast.

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No worries, although hopefully if need be I can change my mailing address with whomever sends out the trophies, since I may be somewhere else by the time they get finished and sent out.

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Oh we will be confirming all address material before anything gets dropped in the mail.
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"And maybe the Traitor Legions would come to their senses, renounce the Ruinous Powers and return to the light of the Emperor." -- Ciaphis Cain on the likelihood of a Mawloc being scared off by a melta blast.

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Just an idea, but is it feasable to mail a bolter in pieces that didn't look anything ressembling a gun until it was reassembled on the other side of the pond?

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Well the issue here was that it was all set up to be cast in metallic resin so cutting it apart would be problematic. We're looking into one last option (Argos should be getting to it first of next week) and if that works then things will go the way we want in the end (just late). If not then we'll look at some other option for the overall trophy.
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So I heard from Jeff today, last of the purity seals are being cast up today and we should be sending those out in the next 2 weeks.

Sadly the gun trophy issue is proving exceedingly problematic and the only way around it may involve having to cut in half :o

So we are taking one more stab at that this weekend.

More info as we get it.
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cool news, Kurgan...
i was wondering if i would get to see these before i leave the country...
end of September i'm moving back to Mexico, 'cause i just bought a surf shop down in Sayulita!!!

i'll be happy to get a look at the seals before they go in a box, gathering dust with the rest of my painting awards, in the back of my Mom's garage...
i really have to stop moving to a new country every year;)...

thanks for all your hard work, and effort...

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Finally the seals are done. Between bad casts on first attempts (which resulted us in sending it to a pro to be done -- thanks Dragonforge!), changes to the original design (see first post in the contest thread and this pic) and then the challenges of getting the parchment right this has been a way way too long process in regards to the first trophies.

For that we apologize to the winners for having to wait 6 months for their trophies. Now that we have the kinks in the system worked out that won't happen for the next Golden Bolter (coming soon!).

So here are some pics of the finished trophies. Our goal was to have something that looked like an actual purity seal that you might see on the armor. So it has the pressed wax look and the whole "survived the war" look to the parchment. The seal itself is the same for everyone just done in different color resin and then washed to bring out the detail. The parchment portions all vary to the degree they were weathered so each seal trophy has a bit of uniqueness to it.

You can see a gold, silver, bronze and people's choice variants here. We also did a thank you version for the judges in green (not pictured).

Hope you guys like them.

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It's a shame about the kinks but crud happens.

As for the end result, they're gorgeous and I hope that the winners will enjoy them.
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Just got mine in the mail today and they are AWESOME!

Well worth the wait.

Thanks again, and I look forward to competing again in the next one. B)

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Just got mine in the mail today and they are AWESOME!

Well worth the wait.

Thanks again, and I look forward to competing again in the next one. :lol:


me too!!!

thanks again...

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