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Title: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 November 2017, 09:23:16 AM
Hi all,
This is the thread for feedback, wow words, praise and general astonishment about the entries in this year’s painting competition.
Have fun
Will


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Steve J on 01 November 2017, 10:53:05 AM
Do planes, gliders etc go in the 'Other Vehicles' category?


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 November 2017, 11:02:59 AM
Good question.
Yes please.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: fred. on 01 November 2017, 12:39:32 PM
Well done Will.

Seeing all the categories listed, reminds me just how many there are!!

Better get on with finding painting and photographing


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Terry37 on 01 November 2017, 08:11:14 PM
I still consider myself a newbie to this forum, but since joining it has become my first, and number one, forum I hit when I turn on the PC. Mostly because I enjoy the consistently positive attitude of everyone, and the sense of humor and repartee that I see. I really do not enjoy forums where posters rip into fellow posters because they don't agree or like what they said. OK, off subject, so let me get to it....

This is my first ever painting competition on line and I am thoroughly enjoying the excitement that seems to surround it. I cannot wait to start seeing the various posts of competed projects, and have seen some truly awesome work by you all (yes, I live in the south). Win or lose, I am having fun and hope everyone else is too!

I commend Pendraken for hosting this and Mad Lemmey, or is it Will, (still learning who is who here) for taking on the task. Gentlemen, I tip my hat to you!!!

Terry


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Techno on 02 November 2017, 06:15:11 AM
Yep......Will is Mad Lemmey's real name, Terry. :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: fsn on 02 November 2017, 07:26:41 AM
Sorry ... "Will is Mad Lemmey's real name Terry."

So, Yoda, Terry is Mad Lemmey's real name?  

BTW Come on Chaps. The competition has been open for over 24 hours and no entries? Mine is in prep. I've just done the third soak in my own patented cleaning formula. Then it will be the undercoat - which is always a most vexing stage. If that doesn't go right I will have to spend hours in meditation trying to centre myself and communicating with the spirit of the model. 6 times out of 7, the undercoating has to be redone, and sometimes I lose the, like, essence of what I'm trying to create, and so it's totally back to stage 1 when I have to find a model that speaks to me and allows me to say something like totally new in 10mm? Then I have to cleanse ,myself, purification, which means eating only foods that have an energy link to the process, mostly mung beans, tofu and cheesecake? And wearing white is a given. So after the undercoating there's the base coating and that takes like no time at all, but then I have to contemplate the effect from all angles under 8 types of light before I can be satisfied that I have achieved something truly remarkable. If I'm not satisfied, it's back to stage 1.

By this time, I've usually run out of time and make the complete bodge of the paint job that I have always presented.  :-[


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 November 2017, 07:27:28 AM
Comma


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: fsn on 02 November 2017, 07:38:27 AM
Why let a little thing like a punctuation mark get in the way of a pull of Techno's tail?

I don't know why, but I'm genuinely more excited about this comp than previous years.

I think Mr 37 is spot on with his comment.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: petercooman on 02 November 2017, 09:53:25 AM
Don't know if i'll have something to contribute this time, haven't got the mojo for the moment!


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Ithoriel on 02 November 2017, 10:41:19 AM
Alas, my father has chosen this time to have a fall and then a trip in the big white taxi and needs some help now he's home. So I won't be entering my, undoubtedly less than spectacular, version of Pendraken's lovely Maus as I had intended. :(

Looking forward to seeing entries and casting votes which will likely be my only participation.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Techno on 02 November 2017, 12:04:05 PM
Hope he's on the mend, as soon as, Mike.

As well as keeping an eye on the MIL, I've got Von suffering from some bug, today.

No rest for the wicked.  =)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 November 2017, 12:29:40 PM
Get well soon all


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Ithoriel on 02 November 2017, 12:49:11 PM
Look after yourself as well as them Phil!

Hope Von recovers quickly and that your MIL is as good as she can be.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: ErHo on 02 November 2017, 01:28:34 PM
I've been busy, but I will have some soon!!!


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Techno on 02 November 2017, 04:33:56 PM
Mick (?) should get some kudos for being the very first entrant !!

Well done, Matey.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Womble67 on 02 November 2017, 11:40:41 PM
Some lovely entries so far I'll add mine next

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 November 2017, 12:08:55 AM
Glad to see entries coming in.
Thanks chaps


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 03 November 2017, 11:58:14 AM

How can you participate? Who sent my work for the contest?


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 November 2017, 12:31:33 PM
Jesus,
Either post on the relevant thread or email me


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 03 November 2017, 03:43:46 PM
Hi, I sent you a private message


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 November 2017, 04:43:15 PM
Got and replied, thank you Jesus.  :D


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Terry37 on 06 November 2017, 07:28:28 PM
No, no, no - now that people are posting this is just getting too, too hard to vote.  Was it 50+ votes that we get????

Some great work already!!!

Terry


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 06 November 2017, 10:45:30 PM
Thanks!!


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 07 November 2017, 02:15:10 PM
For the army can you put some more detailed photo?


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 November 2017, 03:48:08 PM
YEs please, that’s why the photo limit is greater


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Techno on 08 November 2017, 01:32:51 PM
Will...

This may have been decided already.....And I've just missed it, but.......

For each category.....do we each get a single vote.....Or are we each doing a first (3 points) second (2 points) and a third (1 point) ?

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 November 2017, 02:26:43 PM
Three votes, worth 1 each.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 08 November 2017, 03:20:54 PM
In each category we give 3 votes?


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Techno on 08 November 2017, 03:44:20 PM
Three votes, worth 1 each.

Thanks, Matey !

In each category we give 3 votes?

Yes, Jesus.....Pick your favourite 3 in each category.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 November 2017, 04:00:29 PM
In each category we give 3 votes?
Jesus, yes. Three votes per category.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 08 November 2017, 04:54:07 PM
ah ok  :) :)


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 November 2017, 01:42:34 PM
Hurrah, Pre-Renaissance Entries, phew!  #:-S


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: ElRafa on 09 November 2017, 02:10:11 PM
Just got into 10mm ancients a month or so ago.  Lovely details in such a scale.  Now 15mms look big!  :-


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Techno on 09 November 2017, 02:31:32 PM
Welcome to the forum, ElRafa !

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 November 2017, 03:00:05 PM
Welcome ElRafa!


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: paulr on 09 November 2017, 06:33:52 PM
Welcome ElRafa

Impressive first 10mm figures and conversions :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Szymon on 09 November 2017, 07:47:40 PM
Can`t wait to see all those beautiful entries  :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 09 November 2017, 10:47:28 PM
Cómo se hace para colgar fotos más grandes? Yo solo puedo colgar de 128 kb y salen medianas pero veo que otros pueden subir fotos que se ven más grandes.....


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Leman on 10 November 2017, 12:07:52 AM
Que? I am from Barcelona......I know nothing.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 10 November 2017, 08:44:35 AM
Sorry, I'm used to having the translator
How is it done to hang bigger photos? I can only hang 128 kb and leave medium but I see that others can upload photos that look bigger.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Leman on 10 November 2017, 03:25:50 PM
Hola Jesus, I was given this information which worked for me. When you click on the two brackets add width=800 to the first one, like this:

[img width=800]

then paste your photo. Hope this also works for you.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: SV52 on 10 November 2017, 04:20:35 PM
Alternatively, if you use 'Paint' open the image in paint and use 'resize' to specify any size you want.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 November 2017, 05:48:23 PM
Only three categories without entries now, wonder which will be the last to get one? ;)


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 10 November 2017, 05:52:41 PM
(http://) try that Jesus


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 10 November 2017, 05:53:17 PM
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Leman on 10 November 2017, 06:16:16 PM
Not  WITH but WIDTH.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 November 2017, 06:47:22 PM
[img=width 800]http://.[/img]


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: paulr on 10 November 2017, 09:27:55 PM
Jesus, to get larger images you need to host the images somewhere else; a blog, flickr, imgur, ...

You can then link to them, most of the hosting sites will tell you the 'code' to use to share the images, it will look something like this

{url=https://flic.kr/p/FXe61x][{mg width=800]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/26222874539_c3e078022f_b.jpg{/img]{/url] with the "{" replaced with "[" so it will work
Allows user to click on picture   800 pixels wide          location of picture
to see full size image at hosting site

You then past it into your reply, you can use the Preview button to check it works

Hope that helps


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Terry37 on 11 November 2017, 03:05:23 AM
The modeling part is done for my entry, and I applied the primer just a few minutes ago. Tomorrow I start painting and hopefully can get it done quickly as I need time to do the basing as well. Just 20 days left, so I am having to scramble!!!

Terry


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Terry37 on 14 November 2017, 03:37:36 AM
I have finished the bulk of the painting and hope to wrap it all up by tomorrow and then base it. But i do have a question - I am not sure which category to put it in so think it best to send it and let you all place it. But I don't know who or how to send it with out an email address. Can you advise please?

Thanks,

Terry


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 November 2017, 07:24:37 AM
PM sent Terry


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Jesus on 16 November 2017, 09:37:14 AM
I get lost with so much discussion thread :(


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: SV52 on 16 November 2017, 11:55:12 AM
Discussions in a sub-board perhaps?


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Leman on 21 November 2017, 05:03:46 PM
Phew! 40 mnutes, crashed computer, another 45 minutes and two photos posted. Flipping' eck.  ~X(


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Terry37 on 22 November 2017, 03:16:16 AM
I am closing in on my entry and will get it to you before the dead line.....I hope! I'm to  just doing the basing, which usually goes quickly once all the putty work is done and I finished that today - nasty messy business it is too - but worth it to me. Hope to make great progress tomorrow.

Terry


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Leman on 22 November 2017, 08:35:05 AM
Not looking too promising for my big Prussian siege guns. May have them done just as the paint off finishes, then more time photographing and trying to then post the photos.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Terry37 on 22 November 2017, 05:12:09 PM
I'm sure hoping to see more entries. This is a fun event and I feel we really need to support it. So come on guys start posting pictures of your work please!

Terry


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: fred. on 22 November 2017, 05:19:43 PM
I have a good number of entries - but I need to photograph them. Which will probably have to wait for the weekend, in the off chance that there is some good light. Might be interesting in Nov, with the amount of rain we are getting at the minute.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: petercooman on 22 November 2017, 07:18:41 PM
I'm sure hoping to see more entries. This is a fun event and I feel we really need to support it. So come on guys start posting pictures of your work please!

Terry

Normally I always try to enter for the fun of it, but haven't painted any 10mm in over 6 months. Maybe I can sneak I something this weekend, but I can't promise anything!

(and I must admit, apart from some spares and a few zombies, all my 10mm Is painted)


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: paulr on 22 November 2017, 11:09:22 PM
I’m in a similar boat the figures I’ve painted this year have been based by Pierre the Shy or from another manufacturer :-[ X_X


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Leman on 23 November 2017, 09:23:11 AM
Think I can get some C18th stuff posted over the weekend.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 November 2017, 07:16:54 PM
A flurry of entries tonight.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: petercooman on 26 November 2017, 08:06:51 PM
Won't be making it i think, sorry!

Spent 3 paiting sessions worth of browsing for black friday deals  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Techno on 30 November 2017, 07:45:34 AM
'Ere.......Will.

Wot 'appens if there are only two or three entries  in a particular category ?

Are we able to give more than one of our three votes to a single entry ?

Jus' wondering...... :-\

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Sandinista on 30 November 2017, 08:59:27 AM
I may just be ready to enter the next competition, possibly



Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 November 2017, 09:02:40 AM
Hil,
I will limit to one vote per entry in that case, couple of categories look like the entry might get 100% of the vote!  =O
(*)


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Techno on 30 November 2017, 09:43:59 AM
Okeedokey, Matey.

That sounds the right thing to do.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 November 2017, 11:55:03 AM
Time is ticking all, last twelve hours (ish) folks,  :!! :!! :!!


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Steve J on 30 November 2017, 12:18:05 PM
Busy evening with taking photos, editing them and then posting. Lucky I don't work Fridays so can work late tonight :)


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: fred. on 30 November 2017, 12:37:48 PM
Can't believe how long the photographing, editing and uploading takes - took me two good chunks of Sunday, and a bit of time during the week.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Steve J on 30 November 2017, 01:33:07 PM
Lack of time (my fault) will limit the entries I will be making. Even so, I reckon it will take me a few hours to do.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Steve J on 30 November 2017, 09:14:23 PM
Well, entries in and as thought, just over 2 hours work. Had a quick look at some of the categories and there are some impressive examples there, no shadow of a doubt.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 December 2017, 12:45:37 AM
All threads are now locked.
Huge thank you to everyone who entered.
I will set up the votes tomorrow.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: fred. on 01 December 2017, 07:32:54 AM
Thanks Will

Lots of entries, lots of categories. Good luck to everyone in the voting.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Womble67 on 01 December 2017, 11:51:42 AM
Hi all there have been some amazing entries, congratulations to everybody who participated.

I wish you all the very best of luck.

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Ithoriel on 01 December 2017, 11:57:35 AM
Great entries! Well done to all those taking part.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Ithoriel on 01 December 2017, 12:00:31 PM
    
Best mounted (Renaissance (1485) to end of 18th Century) - The Vote!

Single vote only, is that intentional?

Also, thanks to ML for all the work he's put in to this.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 December 2017, 12:01:00 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...


Arse Hopefully sorted now.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: Techno on 01 December 2017, 12:34:18 PM
   
Also, thanks to ML for all the work he's put in to this.

Damn right, Mike.....Many thanks to ML for all the work he's put in to this.
Take a bow, Will.

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: paulr on 01 December 2017, 05:32:41 PM
Great entries! Well done to all those taking part.

Seconded

Damn right, Mike.....Many thanks to ML for all the work he's put in to this.
Take a bow, Will.

Cheers - Phil

Seconded


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: ErHo on 07 December 2017, 05:24:13 PM
Nice run everyone!

Looks like Fred among others is a clear winner for most categories, well done!!

Next year, I'll sweep every category.   :d


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: fsn on 07 December 2017, 05:37:24 PM
Make sure you get into all the corners.


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 December 2017, 06:01:27 PM
Well, there’s just over 12 hours left in most categories, get voting!


Title: Re: 2017 Paint Off Discussion Thread
Post by: fred. on 07 December 2017, 06:34:40 PM
Nice run everyone!

Looks like Fred among others is a clear winner for most categories, well done!!

Next year, I'll sweep every category.   :d

While I’m certainly doing well in a couple I think Red Stef is ahead in most categories