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Title: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 19 January 2021, 08:43:25 PM
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The Pendraken Painting Competition is back!  After a couple of years off we thought that this is exactly what we all need during these strange times.  Something to focus on while we're stuck in lockdowns, something to get that lead mountain whittled down, and somewhere to show off all of those figures you've been painting over the past 12 months!  The 2021 Pendraken Painting Competition will open to entries on February 1st and will be running all the way through until the end of the month.  The previous competitions were always a fantastic showcase for 10mm so we can't wait to see what you've got to offer this year.

Closing date for the competition will be midnight on Sunday 28th February and we'll then open up the voting threads for everyone to decide our winners.

The categories will be the same as previously:

Categories:

Foot - Pre-20th C. - Max: 40 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.
Foot - 20th C. - Max: 40 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.
Mounted - Max: 20 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.
Vehicle - Min: 1 / Max: 3 vehicles on or off bases.
Fantasy & Sci-Fi - Max: 40 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.
Open - Single Base - Anything which doesn't fit into the other categories, with a max base size of 100x100mm.  This could be a command base, a single figure, artillery base, etc.
Open - Army - Anything which is larger than the maximums in the other categories, so multiple units or a whole army.

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!  We're hoping to have the manual registration opened up again in time for the competition, but please let us know if you'd like to join in advance.

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).  We do not allow montage images anymore, just to keep a level playing field.  You can however edit your two images into a single file for the sake of uploading/hosting them.  The best way to add your images is through a separate photo hosting site, or a blog, but if you have any difficulty posting pics then let us know and we'll help you out.

3. The 'Open - Army!' category may have 5 photo's, as it's difficult to cover a whole army with just a single photo!

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, so we hope you've all been busy!

6. You can post WIP (work-in-progress) photos if you wish, but please create a new thread for these.  You can also post extra photos of your work elsewhere on the Forum.  These will not count towards your competition entry.

7. The winners will be decided by the Forum members, so once the closing deadline has passed, we'll put up a poll thread for each category where our members can vote on who they want to win.  The polls will close 7 days later and the winners will be announced.

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.



And now the good bit, the prizes!  The winners and runners-up in each category will now receive the following:

- The Winner of each category will receive £40 worth of Pendraken/Minibits credit!
- The Runner-Up of each category will receive £20 worth of Pendraken/Minibits credit!


We've also got some bonus prizes for each category, donated by some of the excellent companies in the industry:

Foot Pre-20th Century
A copy of the 'Pickett's Charge' ACW wargames rules from Too Fat Lardies / Dave Brown: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/reisswitz-press/

Mounted
A copy of the 'General D'Armee' Napoleonic wargames rules from Too Fat Lardies / Dave Brown: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/reisswitz-press/

Foot 20th Century
A copy of the new 'O Group' WWII wargames rules from Too Fat Lardies / Dave Brown: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product/o-group-complete-bundle-advanced-order/

Vehicle
£25 voucher from Battlescale: https://battlescale.com/

Fantasy & Sci-Fi
10mm Buildings from Warbases: https://warbases.co.uk/

Open - Single Base
£25 voucher from TimeCast: http://www.timecastmodels.co.uk/

Open - Army
£20 voucher off any fleece mat from Geek Villain: https://geekvillain.co.uk/

So, key points:

Competition opens - February 1st!
Closing deadline - Midnight, February 28th!


There's still time to order any extra figures you need, so get your orders in to us asap to make sure they arrive in good time!

And that should be it, if there's any questions, let us know!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: mmcv on 19 January 2021, 09:35:07 PM
 :-bd
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 19 January 2021, 10:12:15 PM
Excellent news.

Do I enter any of the 4700 figures painted in the last 12 months, or do my usual trick and only enter figures painted in the competition month?
You know the answer, as I can order something new/different? ;)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Macsen Wledig on 19 January 2021, 10:37:56 PM
I've got no hope versus the quality of some on here
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: sean66 on 20 January 2021, 07:00:49 AM
Quote from: Macsen Wledig on 19 January 2021, 10:37:56 PM
I've got no hope versus the quality of some on here

Always worth a punt !
good luck
regards
Sean
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Steve J on 20 January 2021, 07:12:26 AM
Good to see this is back and might even spur me on to finish painting some units and vehicles!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: sean66 on 20 January 2021, 07:25:23 AM
Last week ordered some new figures for my next project !
this week painting Competition !
:-
I think the Gods are trying to tell me something.
Regards
Sean
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: petercooman on 20 January 2021, 08:39:29 AM
i'll have to rummage around here a bit, think i painted all my pendraken stuff already :o :o :o
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Big Insect on 20 January 2021, 08:44:42 AM
Quote from: petercooman on 20 January 2021, 08:39:29 AM
i'll have to rummage around here a bit, think i painted all my pendraken stuff already :o :o :o

There is only one answer to that Peter ...  :D ... I am sure Leon can turn your order around at high speed  ;)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 January 2021, 09:04:50 AM
Maybe this will focus my attention on my Bohemian project.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Big Insect on 20 January 2021, 10:21:14 AM
Quote from: FierceKitty on 20 January 2021, 09:04:50 AM
Maybe this will focus my attention on my Bohemian project.

a 10mm Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group all sitting around reading poetry and steamy novels drinking tea?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: fsn on 20 January 2021, 10:32:07 AM
40 figures.  :-\

That lets the full majesty of my Napoleonic battalions out of the running - and please don't suggest I only use 40 figures in the entry - that would be like having Ant without Dec ... or only half of something good.


Perfidy! I was so sure I'd win as well.  :^o
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 January 2021, 10:36:57 AM
Quote from: Big Insect on 20 January 2021, 10:21:14 AM
a 10mm Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group all sitting around reading poetry and steamy novels drinking tea?

Never got  into her novels, I fear.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 20 January 2021, 10:45:21 AM
Not missed much, not quite as bad as D.H. Lawrence or Charlie Boy, but.....
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: DaveH on 20 January 2021, 01:52:59 PM
I better get the Zulus and British I have undercoated started then.... (after all only owned them for about 7 years or so)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: petercooman on 20 January 2021, 07:22:42 PM
Quote from: Big Insect on 20 January 2021, 08:44:42 AM
There is only one answer to that Peter ...  :D ... I am sure Leon can turn your order around at high speed  ;)

Pretty sure i have a baggie somewhere  :-$ :-$
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 January 2021, 12:05:25 AM
Quote from: DaveH on 20 January 2021, 01:52:59 PM
I better get the Zulus and British I have undercoated started then.... (after all only owned them for about 7 years or so)

One of the attractions of Zulus is that they paint up fast. The other is that they're a pretty good army.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Big Insect on 21 January 2021, 12:26:33 PM
Quote from: FierceKitty on 21 January 2021, 12:05:25 AM
One of the attractions of Zulus is that they paint up fast. The other is that they're a pretty good army.

But you do need "f'ousands of em, Sah!"
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 21 January 2021, 12:37:29 PM
To the North West Mark...
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: DaveH on 21 January 2021, 04:45:39 PM
Quote from: Big Insect on 21 January 2021, 12:26:33 PM
But you do need "f'ousands of em, Sah!"

Not for the painting competition as no more than 40 figures allowed!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 January 2021, 04:48:40 PM
Quote from: DaveH on 21 January 2021, 04:45:39 PM
Not for the painting competition as no more than 40 figures allowed!

Not if you enter a whole army as such.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: mollinary on 21 January 2021, 05:35:43 PM
I assume these include the TB lines?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 21 January 2021, 06:28:55 PM
Quote from: mollinary on 21 January 2021, 05:35:43 PM
I assume these include the TB lines?

Yep, those are allowed as well, no worries.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 21 January 2021, 07:51:24 PM
What about planes?  :P
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 21 January 2021, 07:52:38 PM
What section does FI16 go in?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Theo on 22 January 2021, 08:36:12 AM
Quote from: Leon on 21 January 2021, 06:28:55 PM
Yep, those are allowed as well, no worries.

oooh! now that's an idea! I may very well paint some TB Line. Have not participated in any of the comps for many years now but if I can swing the time and painting enthusiasm I may very well chip in this year. Given all that has happened with Covid etc. it feels almost like a community project/thing.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 22 January 2021, 09:56:31 AM
Quote from: mad lemmey on 21 January 2021, 07:52:38 PM
What section does FI16 go in?

A canoe is an early boat, a boat moves people from one place to another, so the Vehicle category?!  Or you could try it in the Open catagory instead.

Quote from: mad lemmey on 21 January 2021, 07:51:24 PM
What about planes?  :P

Again, vehicle-ish or the Open category.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Aksu on 22 January 2021, 03:48:26 PM
I have not painted anything for a year now, so this is a good reason to kickstart my mojo with codex Mendoza in one hand and some aztecs in another. Maybe brush needs to go somewhere too.
Pre 20th foot it is. 32 figs.
Cheers
Aksu
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Blind Musketeer on 26 January 2021, 10:22:12 PM
Can we use scenery, terrain, or backdrops in our photos? Or is the preference for a solid backdrop to showcase the figures?
-Jim
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Techno II on 27 January 2021, 08:18:54 AM
I would have thought so, Jim.....In previous years folk have used backdrops and terrain...But I'd wait for Sir to confirm. ;)

And as that was your first post...A very warm welcome to the forum. :-h

Cheers - Phil. :)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: paulr on 27 January 2021, 08:20:57 AM
Welcome Jim :-h
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 27 January 2021, 08:53:15 AM
Quote from: Blind Musketeer on 26 January 2021, 10:22:12 PM
Can we use scenery, terrain, or backdrops in our photos? Or is the preference for a solid backdrop to showcase the figures?

Yep, no problem at all!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 27 January 2021, 09:04:34 AM
Hi JIm
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Steve J on 27 January 2021, 09:43:27 AM
Welcome on board Jim :).
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Blind Musketeer on 28 January 2021, 09:08:21 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. You made me feel good today.   :)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 31 January 2021, 09:30:12 PM
The competition threads are now up so let's see what you've got!  Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 31 January 2021, 09:34:39 PM
Hello and welcome Jim!  :D
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: magpiestear on 01 February 2021, 11:45:22 AM
Ok, having a senior moment (not been active on any forums for a long time).

How do I upload photos to forum threads.

Simple step by step would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Jon
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 01 February 2021, 12:10:14 PM
Quote from: magpiestear on 01 February 2021, 11:45:22 AM
Ok, having a senior moment (not been active on any forums for a long time).

How do I upload photos to forum threads.

Simple step by step would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

If you've got the images hosted elsewhere (Flickr/Photobucket/Imgur/blog, etc) then you need the url (address) of the image and you can post it here.  Click the image icon while typing your message and you'll get a pair of image brackets that look like this: [ img ] [ /img ]   You need to put your image address in between those sets of brackets.

Alternatively if the image is small (128kb) you can upload it directly to your message by clicking the 'Additional Options' under the white box in your reply, and then attaching the image files.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Techno II on 01 February 2021, 12:26:58 PM
Welcome to the forum, Jon.

Cheers - Phil. :)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: mmcv on 01 February 2021, 01:11:23 PM
Quote from: magpiestear on 01 February 2021, 11:45:22 AM
Ok, having a senior moment (not been active on any forums for a long time).

How do I upload photos to forum threads.

Simple step by step would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Jon

Welcome! There's a guide here on how to upload using a photo-sharing site called Imgur:

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,20026.0.html

Though if you have images held elsewhere as Leon mentioned, the process is much the same, you can skip the Imgur bit and just look at how to display them to the forum.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Steve J on 01 February 2021, 01:57:01 PM
Welcome on board Jon :).
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: andymac on 01 February 2021, 02:54:06 PM
Good luck to one and all, it will be great to see all of the entries.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 01 February 2021, 03:05:02 PM
Quote from: andymac on 01 February 2021, 02:54:06 PM
Good luck to one and all, it will be great to see all of the entries.

Hi Andy, welcome back!  I hope you're doing OK through these strange times.  Shoot me an email when you've got a minute, I need to pick your brain about something.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 February 2021, 07:29:11 PM
Hi Andy! Great to see you. Hope you're okay?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Wanzer on 04 February 2021, 09:01:30 AM
Hello Leon,

I am in!  I'll try to warm up some of my gaming friends to participate, it is always a fun event.

Greetings,

Michel.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 05 February 2021, 01:12:03 PM
May have improved the crew morale, but it was the year of the Rabbit, not Tiger so one suspects the Chinese thought it was silly.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 05 February 2021, 01:12:54 PM
Forgot - excellent paint job  :)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Srpz2116 on 05 February 2021, 01:17:42 PM
Quote from: ianrs54 on 05 February 2021, 01:12:54 PMForgot - excellent paint job  :)
Ah I did have a vague memory of them getting the year wrong, didn't know it was the rabbit though!

And thank you so much (:
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 05 February 2021, 02:52:44 PM
Just a quick reminder that the Entries threads are for the entries only please, any discussion or comments can be made here or in a new thread.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: fsn on 05 February 2021, 07:58:37 PM
I have a question.

Where would a pre-C20 artillery battery go?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 05 February 2021, 09:49:16 PM
Quote from: fsn on 05 February 2021, 07:58:37 PM
Where would a pre-C20 artillery battery go?

That would be one for the Open - Single Base category I think, as long as the overall size is less than 100mm square?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: fsn on 05 February 2021, 10:04:27 PM
Ummm ... it's 7 bases.  :-[

Sorry.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 05 February 2021, 10:11:47 PM
Quote from: fsn on 05 February 2021, 10:04:27 PM
Ummm ... it's 7 bases.  :-[

Not sure on that then!  You could try it in the Army category but that's not quite right, or see how many of the 7 bases you can squeeze into 100mm square?!  Infantry Pre-20th C maybe?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 11 February 2021, 09:47:32 PM
We've got an update on the prizes front with some great additions from other companies across the wargames industry!

Foot Pre-20th Century
BONUS PRIZE! - A copy of the 'Pickett's Charge' ACW wargames rules from Too Fat Lardies / Dave Brown: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/reisswitz-press/

Mounted
BONUS PRIZE! - A copy of the 'General D'Armee' Napoleonic wargames rules from Too Fat Lardies / Dave Brown: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/reisswitz-press/

Foot 20th Century
BONUS PRIZE! - A copy of the new 'O Group' WWII wargames rules from Too Fat Lardies / Dave Brown: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product/o-group-complete-bundle-advanced-order/

Vehicle
BONUS PRIZE! - £25 voucher from Battlescale: https://battlescale.com/

Fantasy & Sci-Fi
BONUS PRIZE! - 10mm Buildings from Warbases: https://warbases.co.uk/

Open - Single Base
TBC

Open - Army
BONUS PRIZE! - £20 voucher off any fleece mat from Geek Villain: https://geekvillain.co.uk/
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 11 February 2021, 11:12:11 PM
Thats so cool
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: paulr on 12 February 2021, 06:36:54 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: sean66 on 12 February 2021, 08:32:13 AM
the pendraken prizes were good enough.
but these just add gloss.
regards
Sean
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: mollinary on 12 February 2021, 08:34:09 AM
It's not the prizes, it's the fun of taking part, and the inspiration provided by everyone's entries!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Martin1914 on 12 February 2021, 09:34:01 AM
Leon.
In Luddite appreciation, thank you for enlarging my entry photos.
Good luck to everyone in the competition.
Regards
Martin
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 12 February 2021, 10:02:47 AM
Quote from: Martin1914 on 12 February 2021, 09:34:01 AM
In Luddite appreciation, thank you for enlarging my entry photos.

No worries!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: JaymisHawk on 12 February 2021, 08:45:34 PM
Total pleb question here but trying to upload pics from Flickr for the Open Army Category, unfortunately it's only posting links. Can someone help explain what I'm doing wrong please? Thanks.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 12 February 2021, 09:12:11 PM
I think the pictures aren't set for Public or Sharing?  When you click into one of the images, there should be an arrow to the bottom right of the image (kinda curved to the right) which is the Share button.  On your pics this is greyed out instead of being bright white.

If you go into your image and scroll down the page there should be some 'Additional Options', are your images set to 'Public'?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: fsn on 12 February 2021, 09:12:57 PM
Your album isn't set to share. I can follow the link to the pics, but can't get access to the share bit.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: JaymisHawk on 12 February 2021, 09:39:45 PM
Quote from: Leon on 12 February 2021, 09:12:11 PM
I think the pictures aren't set for Public or Sharing?  When you click into one of the images, there should be an arrow to the bottom right of the image (kinda curved to the right) which is the Share button.  On your pics this is greyed out instead of being bright white.

If you go into your image and scroll down the page there should be some 'Additional Options', are your images set to 'Public'?

I've gone back in and set the individual images to Public. Fingers crossed that works.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 12 February 2021, 09:58:45 PM
All fixed and I've edited the post to show the images.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: JaymisHawk on 13 February 2021, 10:55:22 AM
Quote from: Leon on 12 February 2021, 09:58:45 PM
All fixed and I've edited the post to show the images.  Good luck!

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Dariq Al Wazyr on 14 February 2021, 06:39:56 AM
My sincere thanks to Pendraken, for this opportunity!

I guess this is a message from GOD, that I must now, finally, get started on painting up my buddy's British Army of the Rhine force. I'll be submitting something from that.

I first heard about this over at The Wargames Directory, where I get my news. I've JUST started a thread over there, too, if anyone wants to discuss or share ideas and submissions. I may even blog my progress on my project, there.

Again, my thanks to Leon, and everyone at Pendraken. They DO take good care of us, do they not???

===> https://wargames-directory.com/forums/topic/pendraken-miniatures-painting-competition-submission/ ;)

-W
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Techno II on 14 February 2021, 07:26:31 AM
And as that was your first post....a very warm welcome to the forum, 'W'

Cheers - Phil :)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: paulr on 14 February 2021, 07:32:27 AM
Welcome Dariq Al Wazyr :-h

They DEFINITELY DO take good care of us :)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 14 February 2021, 07:46:25 AM
Hi Dariq Al Wazyr
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 February 2021, 11:30:51 AM
There seems a very patrician determination to regard the plebians as halfwits. An invitation to revolution and military dictatorship.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Blind Musketeer on 14 February 2021, 09:42:10 PM
Well, I think I submitted my photo URL with the proper permission settings but they are not showing up in the post. Will they show up later? Is there a way to verify?

-Jim
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Ithoriel on 15 February 2021, 05:24:54 AM
Quote from: Blind Musketeer on 14 February 2021, 09:42:10 PM
Well, I think I submitted my photo URL with the proper permission settings but they are not showing up in the post. Will they show up later? Is there a way to verify?

-Jim

Jim, you are linking to a link not the image itself. On the pages you linked to, click on the image to get to the picture itself and link that. Most picture hosting sites have an option for the owner to create a link that can be cut and pasted at that point.

Hope that helps.

Nice stuff in the photos, by the way.

If you Quote this post you'll see the difference in what we've both posted.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50943893927_ff35562657_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: paulr on 15 February 2021, 08:51:40 AM
Quote from: Blind Musketeer on 14 February 2021, 09:42:10 PM
Well, I think I submitted my photo URL with the proper permission settings but they are not showing up in the post. Will they show up later? Is there a way to verify?

-Jim

Some very impressive ECW figures, very nicely based :-bd =D> :-bd =D>
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Blind Musketeer on 15 February 2021, 11:44:40 AM
Quote from: Ithoriel on 15 February 2021, 05:24:54 AM
Jim, you are linking to a link not the image itself. On the pages you linked to, click on the image to get to the picture itself and link that. Most picture hosting sites have an option for the owner to create a link that can be cut and pasted at that point.

Hope that helps.

Nice stuff in the photos, by the way.

If you Quote this post you'll see the difference in what we've both posted.


Thank you, Ithoriel! I was pasting in too much code from Flickr and I had to snip it a bit. I think all my photos can now be seen.
-Jim
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 15 February 2021, 11:51:49 AM
Quote from: Blind Musketeer on 15 February 2021, 11:44:40 AM

Thank you, Ithoriel! I was pasting in too much code from Flickr and I had to snip it a bit. I think all my photos can now be seen.
-Jim

Yep, all sorted and nice work!  Good luck in the competition!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: 4/10 Painting Studio on 20 February 2021, 03:21:28 AM
For the Pre 20th Century Foot category I have mine being based on a single stand. Currently I have one mounted officer that is part of the group. Is this allowed in the category ? He is 1 out of 39 foot. If not I will remove. Thanks


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Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 20 February 2021, 04:54:31 PM
Quote from: 4/10 Painting Studio on 20 February 2021, 03:21:28 AM
For the Pre 20th Century Foot category I have mine being based on a single stand. Currently I have one mounted officer that is part of the group. Is this allowed in the category ? He is 1 out of 39 foot. If not I will remove. Thanks

That'll be fine, no worries!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 20 February 2021, 06:12:12 PM
We've got our final Bonus Prize sorted now as well, with a £25 voucher for TimeCast added to the Open - Single Base category!  You can have a look at their ranges here: http://www.timecastmodels.co.uk/
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 20 February 2021, 06:57:05 PM
Nice one Mark & Barrie!!!  8)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2021, 12:53:43 AM
An impressive range of prizes :-bd =D> :-bd =D>
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Steve J on 21 February 2021, 07:47:26 AM
I hadn't realised the additional prizes had been announced, but hat's off to all involved as they are all really rather nice :).
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 01 March 2021, 12:31:03 AM
And that's all folks! The entry threads have been locked and we'll have the voting threads up on Monday. Thanks for all of the entries and good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 01 March 2021, 12:05:53 PM
It's taking me a bit longer than planned to get the voting threads up but they'll be there soon!  I'll get them up for 3pm instead!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Jesus on 01 March 2021, 12:54:18 PM
Ok, thanks
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 01 March 2021, 03:14:26 PM
Voting is now open in the Pendraken Painting Competition 2021!  Head over to our Forum and choose your favourite 5 entries from each category: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/board,153.0.html  As always, drop us a message if you'd like to become a Forum member.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Jesus on 01 March 2021, 03:58:02 PM
Do I have to put 5 votes compulsorily?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 01 March 2021, 04:15:29 PM
Quote from: Jesus on 01 March 2021, 03:58:02 PM
Do I have to put 5 votes compulsorily?

No, you can only use some votes if you like, so once, twice, or up to 5 votes per category.  
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Big Insect on 01 March 2021, 04:51:43 PM
But only 1 vote per entry ?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 01 March 2021, 05:16:51 PM
Quote from: Big Insect on 01 March 2021, 04:51:43 PM
But only 1 vote per entry ?

Yep, so you can't vote 5 times for only one entry.  But you can vote once for 5 different entries.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 March 2021, 05:18:34 PM
My votes are in, some superb efforts there guys.  Well done all and best of luck.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Smithy on 01 March 2021, 07:25:47 PM
Wow, really tough voting decisions, so many great entries in each category. Having only recently joined the forum its been great to see all the varied entries  -lots of inspiration to further my painting and basing techniques (and sooo much temptation to just get 1 or 2 or 10 new armies in different eras!!!)
Well done everyone looking forward to seeing the winners
Cheers all
Smithy
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: mollinary on 01 March 2021, 07:26:54 PM
Voted. Some amazing entries this year, well done all!  Haven't voted on the sci fi thread, don't feel qualified.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 March 2021, 07:40:51 PM
To quote someone...
Go-on-go-on-go-on-go-on-go-on...
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Big Insect on 01 March 2021, 07:51:12 PM
You've forgotten the ... "Ahhhh, go-on, go on" bit from Father Ted Lemmey  ;D
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: paulr on 01 March 2021, 09:40:34 PM
Voted #:-S

I'm glad we got 5 votes this year, you know it is tough when your initial short list is 10 :o

I notice that the numbers of votes aren't showing at the moment, will this be changed once a few more votes are in
It was interesting in other years to watch the lead change...
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 01 March 2021, 09:49:30 PM
Quote from: paulr on 01 March 2021, 09:40:34 PM
I notice that the numbers of votes aren't showing at the moment, will this be changed once a few more votes are in
It was interesting in other years to watch the lead change...

The votes are always hidden until the voting closes, so they'll be revealed at 3pm next Monday!  There's some interesting early trends coming in though, so we'll have to see if those continue for the next 7 days...
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Scorpio_Rocks on 01 March 2021, 10:02:31 PM
Voted!

Wow, got to say guys all VERY good - this is why I dont paint my own figures!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Martin1914 on 01 March 2021, 10:22:02 PM
Just cast my votes. How difficult was that! Fantastic entries, well done everyone. It took all day to decide. Should have been working from home. Busy day tomorrow!  :-[
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Farles on 02 March 2021, 01:58:47 AM
Voted! Best of luck all, some excellent painting skills on show!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: streetgang on 02 March 2021, 03:56:38 AM
Votes have been cast! Some really lovely brushwork and basing on display and so many different painting styles that really bring out so much of the sculpting. I hope to have a few more entries in next year's competition and I hope to learn how to take a picture of small scale miniatures in the next year!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 02 March 2021, 10:10:35 AM
Quote from: streetgang on 02 March 2021, 03:56:38 AM
Votes have been cast! Some really lovely brushwork and basing on display and so many different painting styles that really bring out so much of the sculpting. I hope to have a few more entries in next year's competition and I hope to learn how to take a picture of small scale miniatures in the next year!

I'd back that all the way.
I saw a few painting styles I'd never have thought of by myself, and might just give them a go.

It's certainly true that a big bright photograph does a lot to show the minis at their best.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Jungle_Badger on 03 March 2021, 04:52:04 PM
Misunderstood the system, I first voted once in each category then thought we were allowed 5 in each which was great because there are so many brilliant entries.

Now I see I was right the first time and have to go back and reassign a single vote, it will be difficult and I think everyone should be proud of their work, great to see so many passionate hobbyists with such a wide range of interests.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 03 March 2021, 05:01:50 PM
Quote from: Jungle_Badger on 03 March 2021, 04:52:04 PM
Misunderstood the system, I first voted once in each category then thought we were allowed 5 in each which was great because there are so many brilliant entries.

Now I see I was right the first time and have to go back and reassign a single vote, it will be difficult and I think everyone should be proud of their work, great to see so many passionate hobbyists with such a wide range of interests.

You were right the second time, you're allowed 5 votes per category!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Jungle_Badger on 03 March 2021, 05:15:49 PM
Aha, perhaps I should spend less time painting miniatures and more on reading comprehension.

But glad I'm able to share the voting love around.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Leon on 03 March 2021, 05:21:00 PM
Quote from: Jungle_Badger on 03 March 2021, 05:15:49 PM
Aha, perhaps I should spend less time painting miniatures and more on reading comprehension.

But glad I'm able to share the voting love around.

No worries!
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: DHautpol on 04 March 2021, 11:43:02 AM
Thanks for the clarification.

I was having a really hard time in some of the categories because different entries were appealing to me for different reasons; now I can vote for them too.
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: hammurabi70 on 04 March 2021, 01:35:55 PM
Quote from: Scorpio_Rocks on 01 March 2021, 10:02:31 PM
Voted!

Wow, got to say guys all VERY good - this is why I dont paint my own figures!

So who paints your figures?
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: Scorpio_Rocks on 04 March 2021, 08:33:08 PM
Quote from: hammurabi70 on 04 March 2021, 01:35:55 PM
So who paints your figures?
I have a couple of good friends who are pretty good thankfully (example here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19531.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19531.0.html)
Title: Re: Painting Competition 2021!
Post by: hammurabi70 on 04 March 2021, 08:50:22 PM
Quote from: Scorpio_Rocks on 04 March 2021, 08:33:08 PM
I have a couple of good friends who are pretty good thankfully (example here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19531.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19531.0.html)

I was thinking you had a painter to recommend!  :)