The next official AST contest

General discussion for future official AST contests and unofficial (fan run) group builds.
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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by MEATLOAFr » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:39 am

zookman wrote:
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Steam235 wrote:I can see the appeal of an out of box contest. Not even aftermarket decals?
Agreed, see what names people use for ships with STOCK decals
maybe repops of the stock decals cause we all know the most of the older kit decals suck lol and if its an old original kit the decals are most likly shot anyway .
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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by Xen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:29 am

I'm considering two possible start/end dates. One around March/April to July. The other would be after WF, possibly from May/June to September. The last contest had folks from WF wanting to take part mid-way (which I allowed), only for most of them failing to meet the completion deadline.

One other thing to consider is, themes aside, should we have "OOB" resin/styrene builds as a stand alone contest, or include kitbashes and scratchbuilds? I included everything last time because of the low number of participants.

I'm thinking of doing something separate for newbies and those that are returning after a long absence. A mini contest of sorts. I just wonder, if new folks are shy when it comes to merely posting a few words, would they really be willing to post their work?

One final thought is to do with the prizes. MVM is happy to sponsor -one- contest, with a fine selection of kits to choose from. I may need to find additional sponsors, unless OOB, kitbashes/Scratchbuilds and Newbies can all be combined. I don't see how combining them would be fair to the newbie and OOB entries though.

Food for thought.

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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by zookman » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:48 am

maybe all posted in one place but in seperate sections with maybe the top 1 or 2 places winning something depending on number of entries in each section

contest topic

resin kits
kitbashes
newbies ( or some such name for newer builders )
OOB

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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by RogueWolf » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:39 pm

Contest:

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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by Bentzin » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:33 pm

Xen wrote:I'm thinking of doing something separate for newbies and those that are returning after a long absence. A mini contest of sorts. I just wonder, if new folks are shy when it comes to merely posting a few words, would they really be willing to post their work?
Speaking as a shy (well, quiet and lurky, I'm not sure shy applies) newbie, I'd be behind this idea. The thought of competing against the folks who's builds I've learned pretty much all I know at this point is more than I'd be willing to do. But a demonstration of skills alongside other folks who've only just begun would be something I'd be all up for.

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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by curt » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:40 pm

I am inclined to do a box stock type of build. Mainly cause i need to get back into building! So I dont say much cause I havent built any. Also I like the time line after WF. I have a lot going on right now.

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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by Moongrim » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:20 pm

I think I'll bow out of this one.
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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by jkb-1 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:18 pm

I'm looking forward to the excitement (and direction) of a contest, but I can wait if it'll help out. What if you open it and announce the theme a few weeks before Wonderfest? Then folks who go there can roam the displays looking for ideas, or to buy the kits to enter -- mentioning to all and sundry the contest they are entering!

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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by Burke » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:06 pm

I'm looking forward to it, whatever it may be. Hopefully it's not starship hello kitty tho......

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Re: The next official AST contest

Post by RogueWolf » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:35 pm

I'm thinking that I just might enter a contest... the last one I entered was back in '05 I think...

On sober second thought, this might be a conflict of interest so I'm out.
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