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Title: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 06 January 2014, 01:27:49 AM
(http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ImageBin/PaintLogo2014.jpg)

Last year we had 195 top quality entries, and we're really looking forward to seeing what this year holds!  Hopefully, it will be even bigger and better, with more entries and more prizes!

As always, the competition will be running throughout February, with the closing deadline being at midnight on Fri 28th Feb.  That gives everyone loads of time to get their orders in and get their entries painted up!

The basic rules will be the same as last year, with the usual 7 categories, so there should be a suitable home for every entry!  As with last year, each entry is allowed 2 images, except for the 'Open Army!' category, which is allowed up to 5 images.


Categories:

Foot - Pre-20th C. - Min: 3 / Max: 16 figures on a single base, and pre-1900.
Foot - 20th C. - Min: 3 / Max: 16 figures on a single base/movement tray.
Mounted - Min: 3 / Max: 10 figures on a single base/movement tray.
Vehicle - Single vehicle on or off base.
Fantasy & Sci-Fi - Anything Fantasy or Sci-Fi oriented, maximum base/movement tray size of 60x60mm
Open - Single Base - Anything which doesn't fit into the other categories, with a max base size of 100x100mm.  Includes single figures, artillery bases, command stands, etc.
Open - Army! - Armies, Units, Dungeons, whole table setups, anything!

If you're unsure which category to put your entry in, let us know what it is, and we'll point you in the right direction!

Rules  - Please Read!

- Firstly, all figures must be Pendraken.  Conversions are allowed, but only on our figures.

1. You must be a Forum member to enter, but other than that, everyone is welcome!

2. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry is only allowed 2 images (except for the 'Army!' category, see below).  You can also combine several shots into a montage if you wish, but still limited to two overall images.  If you have any difficulty posting pics, they can be emailed to Pendraken and we'll put them up for you.  We'll also be linking some good photo tutorials closer to the start date.

3. The 'Open - Army!' category may have 5 photo's, as it's difficult to cover a whole army with just a single photo!  You can also still put several images together into a montage if you would prefer that.

4. All entries must be your own work, and have not been entered into any online competitions before.

5. Entries should have been completed in the last 12 months.

6. You can post WIP photo's if you wish, and you can also post extra photo's of your work elsewhere on the Forum.  These will not count towards your competition entry.

7. The winners will be decided by a team of judges (to be announced very soon!).  Entries will be judged on the painting first and foremost, but remember that effective basing can make a nice entry look even better.

8. Competition threads will be created on the opening date, purely for your entries.

9. Pendraken may use your pics in future promo/marketing, catalogue covers or web pics.  Entering gives your permission for your pics to be used.




We're working hard to get some great prizes lined up, both from Pendraken and elsewhere, and we'll be announcing those in the next week or so!  Remember, the opening day for entries is 1st Feb, which gives you just enough time to get any figures ordered, grab your brushes and get busy!  We've seen some great work displayed on the Forum over the past 12 months, so we're hoping to see some of it making an appearance in the Competition!

If there's any questions, let us know!

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Maenoferren on 06 January 2014, 01:30:43 AM
I had better get practicing....at taking photos... never mind painting  :-[


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Steve J on 06 January 2014, 07:37:31 AM
Excellent :). Not a cat in hells chance of winning but fun looking at all the great entries.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Womble67 on 06 January 2014, 09:02:32 AM
Looking forward to taking part I've got quite a few entries lined up from anglo zulu war to world war ii not that I stand any chance with the painting skills of some of this forums members

take care

andy



Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 06 January 2014, 09:33:17 AM
I shall enter.
The quality last year was incredible. Will spread the word.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 06 January 2014, 09:51:49 AM
This is my New Year's mission :-bd

I have also just completed my new "man cave" which will make photography considerably easier :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: petercooman on 06 January 2014, 03:06:01 PM
Yes!

I need a 'drive' for getting some stuff painted!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: sebigboss79 on 06 January 2014, 04:35:25 PM
I am in with an Aliens, a Colonial Marines and possibly a Dark Elf army I am working on :D

Is fsn in with all his 5,000 Centurions?  :d


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: petercooman on 06 January 2014, 05:08:24 PM
Drooling over is not painting  :P :P :P


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Jc on 06 January 2014, 08:46:40 PM
  Count me in again this year, perhaps alien  v predator or my bugs army,for something different,and a better camera.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: fred. on 06 January 2014, 10:09:34 PM
Cool - the painting comp is always good fun.

Hope to pick up a place this year, after last year's drought  :'(

Though having just seen the base size limitations, some of my recent stuff isn't going to be eligible  :(


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Genom on 06 January 2014, 11:58:40 PM
Does it count if I only finish it this year? (Started my BKC Germans about 2 years ago, only got 3 tiger tanks to go!)

Otherwise, it's always good to see and get inspiration from the entries.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: WeeWars on 07 January 2014, 12:02:08 AM
Does it count if I only finish it this year? (Started my BKC Germans about 2 years ago, only got 3 tiger tanks to go!)

Otherwise, it's always good to see and get inspiration from the entries.

New to the tabletop sounds okay to me.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: WeeWars on 07 January 2014, 12:03:50 AM
Cool - the painting comp is always good fun.

Hope to pick up a place this year, after last year's drought  :'(

Though having just seen the base size limitations, some of my recent stuff isn't going to be eligible  :(

Everything's eligible in the Open category.  :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 07 January 2014, 12:23:24 AM
Though having just seen the base size limitations, some of my recent stuff isn't going to be eligible  :(

What size bases are they on?



Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: quasar42 on 07 January 2014, 08:22:44 AM
Cool. Something to consider perhaps for the next time: It would be nice to have a category between single base and army for multi-stand units (e.g. Warmaster, Black Powder etc) or allow bigger multi-stand units in what is currently the single stand category. It seems to me, looking at a whole unit (rather than a single stand) is where 10mm stands out. On the other hand a unit will be "drowned out" in the army category.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Matt J on 07 January 2014, 11:52:46 AM
started prep work on some entries last night. I think it will be a tough one the standard will be even higher this year.
Best of luck to all!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Fenton on 07 January 2014, 11:54:30 AM
I dont think Kev should be allowed to enter!  :P


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: sebigboss79 on 07 January 2014, 12:34:58 PM
What size bases are they on?



My SciFi / Dark Elves are all 80*40 :(


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Tobbe on 07 January 2014, 01:44:40 PM
I'd second the vote for a unit class, Regiment, Brigade, etc of 20-50 figures since that is where 10mm truly shines.

That said I'll see if I can find a decent colour guard stand or two to submit.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 07 January 2014, 04:42:46 PM
The unit category has been requested before, but we're wary of diluting the categories down too much.  And it means finding more companies to put in prizes as well!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: WeeWars on 07 January 2014, 09:19:12 PM
A close look at last year's winners and you'll see entries with two bases rather than one and more than two images submitted so I imagine the judging is quite relaxed so long as entries stay within the figure numbers allowed.  :-\  I wouldn't want folk not entering for the sake of a few millimetres or the lack of a movement tray.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 07 January 2014, 11:41:06 PM
A close look at last year's winners and you'll see entries with two bases rather than one and more than two images submitted so I imagine the judging is quite relaxed so long as entries stay within the figure numbers allowed.  :-\  I wouldn't want folk not entering for the sake of a few millimetres or the lack of a movement tray.

We usually allow a couple of bases to be in shot, as long as they are still within the maximum base sizes in the rules.  There shouldn't be any with more than two images though, except for the 'Open - Army' category which is allowed 5, or if they've created a montage image themselves.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: WeeWars on 08 January 2014, 02:09:17 AM
Ah, my mistake. A montage counts as one image.

An idea might be just to limit figure numbers. Last year some of my figures weren't even based  :o  but the rules stipulate bases and movement trays.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 08 January 2014, 03:14:04 AM
An idea might be just to limit figure numbers. Last year some of my figures weren't even based  :o  but the rules stipulate bases and movement trays.

You can still enter them, one guy last year stood his loose painted figures in a load of sand and photo'd them there.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 08 January 2014, 08:03:35 AM
Ah, my mistake. A montage counts as one image.


Even Rocky had a montage :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: andymac on 08 January 2014, 08:43:54 AM
Looking forward to seeing the entries, each year the over all standard gets better and better  :D and the job for the judges gets harder and harder  :'(.

Good luck to you all.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 08 January 2014, 08:45:19 AM
Hi Andy,
Good to see you again.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: cardophillipo on 08 January 2014, 09:41:35 AM
I'm in, just one question I know it says only Pendraken figures but in the open base category would it be ok to include a terrain piece from another manufacturer as long as all the figures are Pendraken?

Cheers

Richard


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: WeeWars on 08 January 2014, 02:31:22 PM
I'm in, just one question I know it says only Pendraken figures but in the open base category would it be ok to include a terrain piece from another manufacturer as long as all the figures are Pendraken?

Cheers

Richard

Yes.

Even Rocky had a montage :D

And don't forget the A-Team.

You can still enter them, one guy last year stood his loose painted figures in a load of sand and photo'd them there.

I think that was me.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost74.htm#x:74 (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost74.htm#x:74)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: sebigboss79 on 08 January 2014, 02:50:54 PM
Guys this is not about winning...it is about the fun and finally getting a project finished  :P


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 08 January 2014, 02:54:31 PM
I think that was me.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost74.htm#x:74 (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost74.htm#x:74)

Aha, you as well!  The other guy was Nap Austrians if I remember right.

I'm in, just one question I know it says only Pendraken figures but in the open base category would it be ok to include a terrain piece from another manufacturer as long as all the figures are Pendraken?

Yep, that's fine.

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Maenoferren on 09 January 2014, 01:51:20 AM
Guys this is not about winning...it is about the fun and finally getting a project finished  :P
in my case it is getting a good photograph taken   :'( :'(...sod trying to win the painting competition


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leman on 09 January 2014, 08:35:04 AM
May well have a crack at a command stand as I'm doing one anyway.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: kev1964 on 09 January 2014, 04:48:15 PM
Good grief this has come around quick, looking forward to seeing some great work again,



kev


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Peritas on 09 January 2014, 08:17:26 PM
Hi everybody

I will be there

Best regards





Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 10 January 2014, 02:53:38 PM
in my case it is getting a good photograph taken   :'( :'(...sod trying to win the painting competition

Yep...me too :'(  Having another carck this weekend now I have daylight bulbs.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Techno on 10 January 2014, 03:36:05 PM
Just a quick point re daylight bulbs. (Presuming you're on about the photography rather than painting Gareth  :-\)
Quite a lot of digital cameras have colour compensating features already built in....So you can get rid of the 'orange' colour cast caused by old style 'filament' bulbs...and the greeny tint when you use the energy saving type.
Maybe worth folk checking their manuals. (Says someone who almost never checks manuals and just presses random buttons until he finds what he wants. ;) :P)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Fenton on 10 January 2014, 03:39:07 PM
Most digitals have a manual white balance these days as well which can help a lot


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Matt J on 10 January 2014, 03:50:54 PM
I find daylight bulbs aren't that great for photography, not bright enough.

After my photo debacle in last years comp bought a light box kit from Amazon, bout £20.

this

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g340/MattofMunslow/languedocfront_zpsa26df9ac.jpg)

to this

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g340/MattofMunslow/ASshieldwallfront_zps66058c3b.png)

might be worth a punt if you have some spare pennies


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Fenton on 10 January 2014, 03:52:45 PM
Thats great,Big difference , you cant even tell their dark ages troops in the first picture


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Matt J on 10 January 2014, 04:04:39 PM
 :P


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: fateeore on 10 January 2014, 04:38:10 PM
 :o


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: mollinary on 10 January 2014, 05:03:30 PM
 :o


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Techno on 10 January 2014, 05:46:07 PM
Thats great,Big difference , you cant even tell their dark ages troops in the first picture

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D...
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 10 January 2014, 05:52:29 PM
Thats great,Big difference , you cant even tell their dark ages troops in the first picture

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: sebigboss79 on 10 January 2014, 07:05:30 PM

After my photo debacle in last years comp bought a light box kit from Amazon, bout £20.


Link? Leon, you gonna sell it?


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Matt J on 10 January 2014, 10:32:59 PM
Quote
Link?

this is the one I have

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Konig-Portable-including-Coloured-Backgrounds/dp/B00140RTJU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1389392968&sr=8-4&keywords=photography+light+box (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Konig-Portable-including-Coloured-Backgrounds/dp/B00140RTJU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1389392968&sr=8-4&keywords=photography+light+box)

it was cheaper when I bought it last year


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 10 January 2014, 10:45:36 PM
Link? Leon, you gonna sell it?

I was planning on having something along these lines ready for the Comp, but time got the better of me unfortunately.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: fateeore on 10 January 2014, 11:23:11 PM
There is a similar set up on ebay for @£26


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leman on 12 January 2014, 07:16:12 PM
Painting one command stand is taking as long as two regiments. Wish there was time to give all my figures this kind of care.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 15 January 2014, 11:39:59 AM
Hi Leon,

In the fantasy section it states max 60x60.

Since I play Warmaster, could I submit three bases? (3 x 20x40)  Or do I have to photograph just one?

Cheers,

Gareth


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 15 January 2014, 07:07:19 PM
In the fantasy section it states max 60x60.

Since I play Warmaster, could I submit three bases? (3 x 20x40)  Or do I have to photograph just one?

You could pop the 3 in a movement tray, as long as it's within the 60x60mm guidelines?


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 15 January 2014, 07:07:58 PM
You could pop the 3 in a movement tray, as long as it's within the 60x60mm guidelines?

Don't use em...single base it is then ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: WeeWars on 16 January 2014, 02:07:41 PM
Gareth, I guess last year's winner did what you're asking.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gOs5f5AOQ8M/USwLjtOdLVI/AAAAAAAAECw/MqqDL6v5U3k/s655/huestePEN01.JPG)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 16 January 2014, 03:14:52 PM
Gareth, I guess last year's winner did what you're asking.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gOs5f5AOQ8M/USwLjtOdLVI/AAAAAAAAECw/MqqDL6v5U3k/s655/huestePEN01.JPG)

Thanks Wars ;)

Yeah Leon said pretty much the same thing; it won't be bigger than 60x60 (60x40 in actual fact) so all good :-bd


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: hetairoi on 17 January 2014, 01:11:23 PM
I also did another entry using a movemente tray of 50x50

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-37y4e3pQWug/URRIHaJW2mI/AAAAAAAAD-o/jfOMFNZiiFA/s1278/zombies1.JPG)

I´m preparing the brushes, but I have some questions...

Quote
Foot - Pre-20th C. - Min: 3 / Max: 16 figures on a single base, and pre-1900.

Al my units have 18 models!   :'(
Can we show a little flexibility in this case?   :D

Another one: if I do an entry on the Open-Army! category, can I use one or two of these units in order to participate on other categories?

Less than 45 days!!! Tempus fugit!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 17 January 2014, 01:23:03 PM
Thanks Hetairoi ;)

The issue I have is that I want to submit what I'll use rather than create soemthing "special".

I wll either field a single 40x60 base or three 20x40s pushed together.

Also, might I ask a favour?

DON'T ENTER!!! :P ;) :)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: hetairoi on 17 January 2014, 01:26:23 PM
 :P   :d

Something tells me that this year I won´t be so lucky...  :-\


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 17 January 2014, 01:32:30 PM
:P   :d

Something tells me that this year I won´t be so lucky...  :-\

Hmm :-\

Don't think luck had a great deal to do with it: lovely work =D>


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 17 January 2014, 02:25:49 PM
Another one: if I do an entry on the Open-Army! category, can I use one or two of these units in order to participate on other categories?

Yes, that's fine, you can enter the same figures in the Army category, and the individual categories.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 18 January 2014, 11:53:12 AM
Can we have a separate category for Mongols this year? ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Orcs on 24 January 2014, 09:35:26 AM

I will not be entering the painting competition as I do not posess the "Shrinking Machine" that I am suire the winners last years used to shrink a well painted 28mm Figures down to 10mm, as I am sure they could noy have got that level of detail on a 10mm casting.

I shall enjoy drooling over the said shrunken figures though  :)








Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: goat major on 24 January 2014, 09:41:00 AM
actually i think if we have a 'growth machine' that transformed Pendraken figures into larger scales then there may be more than a few humbled 28mm manufacturers out there....


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 24 January 2014, 09:43:26 AM
I will not be entering the painting competition as I do not posess the "Shrinking Machine" that I am suire the winners last years used to shrink a well painted 28mm Figures down to 10mm, as I am sure they could noy have got that level of detail on a 10mm casting.

I shall enjoy drooling over the said shrunken figures though  :)

Shame :(

Think you should have a go anyway; more for the fun of the thing ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Orcs on 24 January 2014, 10:29:41 AM
Shame :(

Think you should have a go anyway; more for the fun of the thing ;)

True, but I know that my painting skills are way below most of last years entries.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Womble67 on 24 January 2014, 10:43:01 AM
Shame :(

Think you should have a go anyway; more for the fun of the thing ;)

I totally agree if you have some toys painted then by all means enter them. Thats the thing with competitions you never no just coz you dont like your painting doesn't mean the judges wont

take care

andy


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 24 January 2014, 10:50:19 AM
True, but I know that my painting skills are way below most of last years entries.

In YOUR opinion AND who cares anyway???

No-one is going to take the p!$$ and it's fun.

Go for it! ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Techno on 24 January 2014, 11:06:21 AM
Well said Gareth. :)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Matt J on 24 January 2014, 11:13:04 AM
also if you feel your painting skills don't hold up well under close scrutiny enter some 'in action' army shots into the 'anything goes catergory'. Ranks and ranks of 10mm on a well presented battlefield always look good.

It is also nice to see painted examples from the different ranges. The more people who enter the better.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: petercooman on 28 January 2014, 10:32:55 AM
Is it februari already? The stuff is piling up you know....


 :P :P :P :P


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Bishop Lord on 28 January 2014, 11:19:21 PM
Oh Bugger. it I say I will enter it every year and never do But I'm going to give the command stand bit a go. First chap painted this evening, Medieval of course :)



Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Bishop Lord on 29 January 2014, 08:04:25 AM
Is the 'Open Anything goes' section as mentioned in the 'Prize's section', the same as 'Open Army' section as mentioned in the 'Painting Competition Section'
What I'm saying is, can a command stand be entered in the 'single Stand section' anything goes' as well as the 'anything goes section' as the word 'Army' has been added in the 'Painting Section and omitted in the 'Prizes section':-\ :'( :o

Thanks for any advise from the organizers
 Jason 'the section' Stokes :)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 29 January 2014, 07:19:23 PM
Is the 'Open Anything goes' section as mentioned in the 'Prize's section', the same as 'Open Army' section as mentioned in the 'Painting Competition Section'
What I'm saying is, can a command stand be entered in the 'single Stand section' anything goes' as well as the 'anything goes section' as the word 'Army' has been added in the 'Painting Section and omitted in the 'Prizes section':-\ :'( :o

Thanks for any advise from the organizers
 Jason 'the section' Stokes :)

Thanks for the query, the different titles was a typo by me when I've copied the 2013 Prizes thread as a base.  The 'Single Base' category is for anything under 100x100mm base size, and the 'Army' category is for anything over that.

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 29 January 2014, 07:43:36 PM
I have decided to continue a small tradition on my part  from the last two years.
Only units painted during February shall make up my entries.

The reason... Its more of a challenge. Its an incentive to do something different and, most importantly...
You lot MUST be bored of my usual stuff by now!  :P


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Steve J on 29 January 2014, 08:10:16 PM
I have a list of things to paint which come February I aim to start on. Nothing like a deadline to focus the mind :).


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 01 February 2014, 04:27:10 AM
And the 2014 Painting Competition is now officially open!

Good luck to everyone who enters, I'm really looking forward to seeing the entries as they come in.

 :-bd


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: hetairoi on 01 February 2014, 09:22:05 AM
Hooray!  :-bd


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: sebigboss79 on 01 February 2014, 09:37:06 AM
 :D Dark Elves, Colonial Marines and Aliens here I come :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 February 2014, 09:44:02 AM
Bavarian Currasier Division, Samurai, Falklands, Dark Elves, Mongols and whatever else I throw at the table this year, starting once I get my Flames army finished for next weekend!   8-} :-B :-t :-&


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: mapmelo on 10 February 2014, 11:10:08 AM
well, hurry ! hurry ! my order...  :)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 10 February 2014, 11:48:32 AM
well, hurry ! hurry ! my order...  :)

1 post and he thinks he's FSN already :D

Welcome aboard Mapmelo ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 10 February 2014, 12:15:05 PM
well, hurry ! hurry ! my order...  :)

That one is near the top of the pile now, so I will hopefully have it cast and sent for you soon.

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Techno on 10 February 2014, 12:43:24 PM
A very warm welcome to the 'madhouse', mapmelo ! ;) :-h
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Subedai on 10 February 2014, 04:30:13 PM
I was trying to upload some pics but I am getting an Unexpected Error on photobucket. Does anyone know if it is down or is it just me?


Scratch that, it's working again.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: fsn on 10 February 2014, 04:47:28 PM
It's rival competitors sabotaging your attempt.

I don't have a Photobucket account, but it's working for me. 


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: nikharwood on 10 February 2014, 10:23:17 PM
1 post and he thinks he's FSN already :D

Welcome aboard Mapmelo ;)

Well played, Grips, well played  ;) ;D

Welcome mapmelo  :-h


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 19 February 2014, 08:41:24 AM
Just realised the only category I haven't got plans for is pre20th Century foot! What to do? What to do?  :!! :-SS 8-}


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Genom on 19 February 2014, 07:16:56 PM
All Done, now I need to try and set up the camera this weekend and attempt to get some pics that aren't all blurred or show up too much detail(faults)! 


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 25 February 2014, 01:15:21 AM
There's only a few days left in the 2014 Painting Competition, so make sure to get your entries up on the Forum before midnight this Friday!

There's been some outstanding entries so far, and we're looking forward to seeing what comes in as we reach the end of the comp!

...and good luck to everyone!

 :-bd


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: toxicpixie on 25 February 2014, 01:44:44 PM
Popped a few entries in, and hoping to get my winter themed fantasy army photo'd up and entered as well.

Please be gentle on my camera bodging skills, they look much clearer actual size ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 25 February 2014, 07:07:18 PM
Good to see some more entries coming in, don't seem to be as many as last year though  :-\

Had a look at last year and there was a last minute rush, about 1/3 of entries came in during the last couple of days, seems Wargamers all over love that last minute rush  ;D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: hetairoi on 25 February 2014, 11:23:09 PM
Hope to finish mine tonight and take some pictures tomorrow  :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: get2grips on 26 February 2014, 10:24:03 AM
Hope to finish mine tonight and take some pictures tomorrow  :D

Me too ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Steve J on 26 February 2014, 03:02:37 PM
I took some a while ago and they were all rubbish :(. Hope for better luck tomorrow...


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 26 February 2014, 06:58:16 PM
I took some a while ago and they were all rubbish :(. Hope for better luck tomorrow...
Good photos are all about good light, from at least 2 directions. Even using a white sheet or bit of cardboard to reflect light back onto the models to reduce the harsh shadows really helps

Alternatively post some of the bad pics & there are several here who can offer advise on how to improve them


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: fsn on 26 February 2014, 07:02:11 PM
Please be gentle on my camera bodging skills, they look much clearer actual size ;)

You pick a user name of "toxicpixie" and worry about us taking the mickey out of your photos?


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 26 February 2014, 07:15:10 PM
Just a reminder folks, please remember that the Entry threads are purely for the Entries.  Any posts discussing the entries need to be done in either the Discussion thread, or in a new thread please.

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 26 February 2014, 11:49:20 PM
Some great entries coming in  :) :) :)

Goat_Majors are particulary impressive, how did you do the flag for the 3rd Dragoons - I have been trying to work out how to make patterned curtain material look good


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: goat major on 27 February 2014, 05:55:12 AM
With some difficulty Paul! I initially tried to draw on the hatching but it just looked wrong and out of scale. So in the end I just went for a darker braided edge and a flat centre. I think I worked up from foundry dark chestnut, foundry dark scarlet and Vallejo scarlet  in a few layers. The overall effect seemed to work - but it's one of the less interesting American flags !


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 27 February 2014, 06:45:38 AM
With some difficulty Paul! I initially tried to draw on the hatching but it just looked wrong and out of scale. So in the end I just went for a darker braided edge and a flat centre. I think I worked up from foundry dark chestnut, foundry dark scarlet and Vallejo scarlet  in a few layers. The overall effect seemed to work - but it's one of the less interesting American flags !
But with such a romantic back story :x ;D ;D  =O


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: jdeleonardis on 27 February 2014, 12:20:34 PM
There are some really incredible entries out there!  Great job everyone!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Womble67 on 27 February 2014, 03:56:09 PM
To be honest I cannot believe that it has already come round to Pendrakens annual painting competition, and once I sorted through what I'd painted during 2013 continuing up to the end of February it's quite amazing to be honest I've actually managed to be able to enter 27 entries within the following categories. Foot - Pre 20th Century, Mounted, Open - Army, Open - Single Base, Vehicles.

Well good luck everone

take care

andy


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 27 February 2014, 07:58:02 PM
To be honest I cannot believe that it has already come round to Pendrakens annual painting competition, and once I sorted through what I'd painted during 2013 continuing up to the end of February it's quite amazing to be honest I've actually managed to be able to enter 27 entries within the following categories. Foot - Pre 20th Century, Mounted, Open - Army, Open - Single Base, Vehicles.

Good luck!

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 27 February 2014, 08:12:35 PM
Sounds like a very productive year Womble67, well done & good luck  :)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Scolty on 27 February 2014, 08:39:47 PM

Hi Guys - can anyone help a useless luddite!

After many months of lurking I thought I should start to post more as I work my way through a couple of ACW armies. What better way to start than entering the painting competition I thought. I didn't take into account that my knowledge of blogs, etc. is v. poor. I worked out that I should open a photobucket account and upload my pictures there. Job done. Unfortunately, I need step-by-step instructions to get them onto the forum!! Check out my first effort under the single base entries!
Somebody, please take pity on an old duffer.
Thanks in anticipation...

Scolty

 :-[


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 27 February 2014, 08:47:12 PM
Once your in photobucket, click on your chosen picture within an album.
It should now be the only visible picture (ignoring adverts)
There will be four boxes to the right with code in.
Click on the bottom one.
It will autocopy for you.
Paste into the forum thread you want.
Repeat as necessary.
Post.
Hope that helps.
Will


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Scolty on 27 February 2014, 09:35:22 PM

Many thanks for swift reply Will - Photobucket won't let me back in! Will leave it for a while and hopefully get these pics on the forum before the deadline!

Thanks again.

Scolty


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 27 February 2014, 09:42:36 PM
The other option is to email the pictures to Leon


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Genom on 27 February 2014, 10:41:34 PM
Well finally it's done, I've settled for the best pics I can manage. And just like the last time now that I see the close ups I can see all the errors, but they look good on the table where the Mega Pixel means jack.

Good luck all.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 27 February 2014, 11:21:58 PM
Many thanks for swift reply Will - Photobucket won't let me back in! Will leave it for a while and hopefully get these pics on the forum before the deadline!

If you get stuck tomorrow, email them over to me and I can upload them for you, no bother at all.  All you'd need to do is make a post in the relevant category, saying 'Entry 1, French line, Pics to come.' or something to that effect.



Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Scolty on 28 February 2014, 01:38:39 PM

Thanks everyone!

I'm having problems with photobucket - so will email pics tonight. Hope that is OK Leon!

Cheers,

Eric


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Scolty on 28 February 2014, 01:45:06 PM

Apologies everyone!

Looks like my pics WERE transferred across last night.
Still not sure how it happened!

Scolty
(still baffled and confused)

 :-[ :-[ :-[


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 February 2014, 02:06:42 PM
Well, one entry in!

Fingers crossed I can get the Raptor Riders sorted this evening  :-/

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 28 February 2014, 02:25:36 PM
Looks like my pics WERE transferred across last night.
Still not sure how it happened!

I pulled the image links from your post and edited the pics on to the Forum.

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: sebigboss79 on 28 February 2014, 02:37:55 PM
I pulled the image links from your post and edited the pics on to the Forum.

 8)

And thanks for the edit in my case as well. :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 28 February 2014, 02:42:56 PM
And thanks for the edit in my case as well. :D

 :-bd


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 28 February 2014, 08:05:48 PM
I've just edited in all the various pictures we've been sent for the competition, so please make sure to check your entry to make sure you're happy with it!  I've also gone through all the others and resized where necessary, so let me know if there's any I've missed!

Only a few hours to go now, and we've passed last years total so far.  Another 2 entries and we'll have broken the 200 entry mark!

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 28 February 2014, 08:32:04 PM
Vehicles thread was nice and quiet, now on it's third page!
Should have entered my Argentine Panhards too!  ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: hetairoi on 28 February 2014, 09:15:21 PM
I planned an indian chariot... But there´s not enough time!!!  :'(


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Steve J on 28 February 2014, 09:32:14 PM
Quote
But there´s not enough time!!!

I think we're all in that situation :(. There's always next year...


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: toxicpixie on 28 February 2014, 10:23:18 PM
I was going to enter a vehicle, but realised all the vee's I have were painted prior to the last year! Really should have sorted the Birch Gun I got only a couple of months back! Lovely entries from everyone, reminds me why I failed to enter last year :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 28 February 2014, 11:02:12 PM
More enteries than last year and still an hour to go  ;D

Some truely amazing entries and an incredible range. I'm already thinking about at least 2 new periods  >:(   :)  :D

Good luck to all, especially the judges  :)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 February 2014, 11:57:01 PM
I think we're all in that situation :(. There's always next year...

Definitely!  Note to self: next year remember that there are two birthdays and a half-term in February!  ~X(

If it's not finished by the end of January, don't even think about it!  8-}

Well, one entry in!

Fingers crossed I can get the Raptor Riders sorted this evening  :-/

Cheers!

Meirion

Raptor Riders and two other entries squeezed in!  I had plans for - and had started - something for almost every category!  Maybe if I start now I might be ready in time next year...  :-\

 ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 01 March 2014, 12:19:00 AM
And the winner for cutting it finest is ....

My offering, a KVII which may hold a record in that earlier in the year it went from letterbox to painting to wargame table in less than eight hours.
Chris

Well done Chris, 7 whole seconds to spare  :-SS  ;D

It has been fun watching the late rush on a Saturday morning in NZ


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 01 March 2014, 12:20:24 AM
There's still a little time to get your entries in, I'll be locking the entry threads in a couple of hours, just to give our US friends time to get their entries sorted.


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 01 March 2014, 12:24:51 AM
There's still a little time to get your entries in, I'll be locking the entry threads in a couple of hours, just to give our US friends time to get their entries sorted.

Don't you think they know what what midnight GMT means  ;D

PS are you the night shift clone?   :-\


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 01 March 2014, 12:26:39 AM
Don't you think they know what what midnight GMT means  ;D

I'm sure they do, but the guys on the west coast might have just got in from work, so we try to give them a couple of hours just to get their entries photo'd and up.  There's not usually many that come in after midnight, but we have had a few previously.

PS are you the night shift clone?   :-\

Yep!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 01 March 2014, 04:43:18 AM
"The results will be announced on Wednesday 5th March at 6pm!", Leon

No pressure judges  :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 March 2014, 06:48:16 AM
Great, I can stop being über competitive and enjoy painting again!  ;D

Not like that ever stopped me before...


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 March 2014, 07:35:24 AM
Great, I can stop being ubber competitive and enjoy painting again!  ;D

That word could be a boon to writers of Limericks. What does it mean?


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 March 2014, 07:40:11 AM
No idea, just like the sound of it. Probably missing an umlaut!

Über (German pronunciation: [ˈyːbɐ] ( listen), sometimes written ueber, uber or uuber, is a German language word meaning "above", "over" or "across". It is a cognate of both Latin super and Greek ὑπέρ (hyper). It is also sometimes used as a hyphenated prefix in informal English, usually for emphasis. It is properly spelled with an umlaut.

Ah, put an extra b in by mistake!  ;D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: hetairoi on 01 March 2014, 07:52:57 AM
Quote
No pressure judges  :D

Yes, take your time! The only important thing is that you take the right decision...
 *Wink* *Wink* *Nudge* *Nudge*


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 March 2014, 08:07:02 AM
Says a man with two medals already!  :P


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: hetairoi on 01 March 2014, 08:33:03 AM
The key to win, young padawan, is enter the categories where Matt, Kev or BH62 do not...  ;)
What a wonderfull works!!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 March 2014, 08:46:48 AM
I entered every thread this year master.
Only 13 entries in Twentieth Century foot, but some really good stuff in all threads! The judges will have a headache this year. ;D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 March 2014, 09:00:59 AM

Only 13 entries in Twentieth Century....

How can you tell the difference? Just alter the labels, and there you go!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: kev1964 on 01 March 2014, 10:07:04 AM
The key to win, young padawan, is enter the categories where Matt, Kev or BH62 do not...  ;)
What a wonderfull works!!

 ;D ;D , Your army entry is excellent Hetairoi, i have never painted anything modern so i keep away from those categories , i'm really impressed with the high standard of all the 20th century entries , the cammo painting especially , awesome work. I know we say it every year, but this one has turned out to be the best in my opinion, some superb work.
I'm struggling to pick my favorite entry, just  too many of them, good luck judges  ;D ;D,


kev


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Matt J on 01 March 2014, 10:25:30 AM
definitely another step up from last year some really excellent entries. I particularly like the open army category some high quality painting on mass (if I start now I may have something to enter next year  :)).

Good luck everyone, glad I'm not a judge!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Womble67 on 05 March 2014, 01:59:50 PM
Hi everybody

I would just like to wish everyone good luck with the competition

take care

andy


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 05 March 2014, 03:59:47 PM
Good luck all (fingers crossed).


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: hetairoi on 05 March 2014, 04:53:26 PM
I would just like to wish everyone good luck with the competition

luck? This is about work, effort, constant self-development and bribery!   ;) ;D

Good luck to everybody!


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Steve J on 05 March 2014, 04:56:10 PM
No, just bribery pure and simple :D ;). But good luck to all involved and some simply stunning entries this year 8).


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: hetairoi on 05 March 2014, 08:04:32 PM
Shouldn't we know something already?...  :-SS

Oh my God! Judges minds have exploded!  :o


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: fred. on 05 March 2014, 08:09:21 PM
Maybe Leon's had to line all the clones up to use all their fingers to count up the scores?


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 05 March 2014, 08:31:35 PM
Maybe Leon's had to line all the clones up to use all their fingers to count up the scores?

 :'(

I've been stuck doing the new show stand all day and missed my own deadline!  The announcement will be up momentarily!

 :-[ :-[ :-[


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 05 March 2014, 08:42:59 PM
:'(

I've been stuck doing the new show stand all day and missed my own deadline!  The announcement will be up momentarily!

 :-[ :-[ :-[

I got confused with time differnces and date lines and thought it was tomorrow ...  so I'm going to miss out on the nervous anticipation  ;D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Steve J on 05 March 2014, 08:58:07 PM
I posted something similar on another thread, but had to double check I wasn't on the wrong day etc :-S


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 05 March 2014, 09:24:15 PM
Phew, that was a bit of a rush!  Huge apologies for the delay on the announcement, I think I'm trying to do too much at once today!

 :-[


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Dr.Falkenhayn on 05 March 2014, 11:11:38 PM
posted a Link on LAF  8)

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=64182.0 (http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=64182.0)

regards
Daniel


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Leon on 06 March 2014, 01:01:39 AM
posted a Link on LAF  8)

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=64182.0 (http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=64182.0)

regards
Daniel

Excellent, thanks for that!

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 07 March 2014, 04:06:24 AM
I got confused with time differnces and date lines and thought it was tomorrow ...  so I'm going to miss out on the nervous anticipation  ;D

Just seen the votes for the Aart Brouwer People's Choice Award, boy was I wrong about nervous anticipation  ;D

Far too close to call  :-SS

All very impressive entries (except for a couple perhaps  :-[), and they didn't place  :o


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: paulr on 07 March 2014, 10:56:12 PM
Just seen the votes for the Aart Brouwer People's Choice Award, boy was I wrong about nervous anticipation  ;D

Far too close to call  :-SS

All very impressive entries (except for a couple perhaps  :-[), and they didn't place  :o

Well I'm glad my fleeting moment of glory, leading by 1 vote, is slowly sinking in the west  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Pendraken Painting Competition 2014!
Post by: Hertsblue on 08 March 2014, 11:40:17 AM
Has the fat lady sung yet?