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New Feature Competition.
Henk
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 01:42 PM UTC
Hi all,

We have great pleasure in announcing another Feature Writing Competition, giving you an opportunity to show your writing, as well as your modelling skills, and be in with a change to win some fantastic prizes in the process. The rules are pretty simple, if you submit a feature article that conforms to the competition rules, your article will be judged by a team of Staff members, and the winners will win some very nice prizes. All features will be published, so even if you don't win, your efforts will not be in vain.
The competition will run until the 31st of October, after which a select group of Staff Members ( if suitably recovered from the Oktoberfest..) will judge the eligible entries. The results will be announced shortly thereafter.

We have three model shops who have generously offered to sponsor this competition with some quality prizes.


Halifax Modellers World have kindly agreed to sponsor the first prize. The winner will have the option to choose from this very fine selection, a model of his/her own preference.


  • 1 of Trumpeter’s 1/16th T34 range
  • Or
  • Bronco’s Land Wasser Schlepper
  • Or
  • Tamiya’s Famo wagon and Trailer
  • Or
  • AFV Centurion with Friulmodel Metal tracks, AM barrel, and mantlet




Salisbury Model Centre will provide a choice of 2nd prize.

  • Amoured vehicle model up to a value of £30
  • Or
  • 3 to 4 of DML’s 1/72nd scale vehicles




The Gas Cupboard will provide a 3rd prize.

A boxed set of 16 Vallejo paints (German WW II colours)



The rules for this competition are pretty simple.

1. The feature may involve any model, brand, or scale.
2. The competition is for boxed models only, not for scratch build subjects. This is to keep a level playing field. Some minor scratch building to improve/correct the kit is allowed. A separate competition for scratch build subjects and major conversions is envisaged at a future date.
3. The feature must include an introduction to the subject, this need not be a historical thesis, but an introduction to the subject, and the model kit (and any possible aftermarket items) that you are using.
4. A description of the build, and paint process.
5. Photos, preferably of every step. If you can re-size your photos to 800x600 pixels, by all means do so. If you can't, don't worry, we will do it.
6. Remember, photos shot with a single colour back ground work best. Whilst in-progress photos taken on the work bench have a certain 'atmosphere', the photos of the finished model should have a clean back ground.
7. No minimum word count perse, but we are looking for more than a quick write-up of how you build a model.
8. This competition runs until the 31st of October 2008. All features that are submitted until that time are considered eligible for the competition. Features will be published in the mean time, but as the voting will be done by a Staff committee after the closing date, this will not influence the result.
9. The competition is open to all, except Kitmaker Staff members.
10. Multiple entries are allowed, but only one prize per entrant can be won.
11. The Editors decision is final.

Good luck, and we are looking forward to your entries.

The Armorama Features Staff
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 04:42 AM UTC
The first two entries have been received and we look forward to many more.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 05:55 AM UTC
Just out of curiosity what is the "schedule" for posting features. Is there some set amount of time between postings to give each feature its turn on the main page or do they just get posted when the assigned staff member has time to do it?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 08:50 AM UTC
As a rule we try to restrict the release schedule to one feature and three on display items a week, at most we would release two feature articles a week but would not increase the number of on display items.
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 06:44 AM UTC
Anyone interested in entering this competition please let us know.
malcolm
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 09:24 AM UTC

Hi Daz, Henk,
here`s an idea,
Why not let the owners of the respective model shops choose the winners, from a short list chosen by staff members, that way, no one can be accused of any favoritism.


malc.
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 11:09 AM UTC
It can't be done bud as a winner will need to be selected before some entries have been published
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Posted: Monday, September 01, 2008 - 05:13 AM UTC
Are contributors eligible for the competition?
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Posted: Monday, September 01, 2008 - 06:45 AM UTC
Anyone who is not a staff member can enter this competition.
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 12:34 AM UTC
you can expect an entry from me, but first I’ll have to finish the model,

it's my first model so don't expect the best techniques and stuff

and I think it is safe to assume the prizes will be send to the winners? now I like Canada but a trip to Halifax to pick up a model is just a bit too much
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 03:14 AM UTC

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and I think it is safe to assume the prizes will be send to the winners? now I like Canada but a trip to Halifax to pick up a model is just a bit too much


If Halifax was situated in England, would you consider the trip?
Luckily geography knowledge is not included in the competition rules
pigsty
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 10:21 PM UTC

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Anyone interested in entering this competition please let us know.



Count me in! I just need to get an F-106 out of the way and I'll start work on something about the M109A2 that's lurking in the Self-Propelled Indirect Fire campaign.
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 05:22 PM UTC
Looking forward to reading everyones' entries! To be precise, is it strictly kit builds that will be eligible for the Feature Writing Contest, or would a feature on a particular building or painting technique qualify? (ie) an article on airbrush maintenance, for example. Keep up the fantastic work on this site!
Henk
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 06:19 PM UTC

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To be precise, is it strictly kit builds that will be eligible for the Feature Writing Contest, or would a feature on a particular building or painting technique qualify? (ie) an article on airbrush maintenance, for example.




The rules state that build features of standard boxed kits are eligible, so that would include a boxed building. A feature on painting techniques would be subject to the content of the article, considering how much of the actual model building is included. A feature just on airbrush maintenance would not qualify.

Cheers
Henk
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 05:54 AM UTC
The closing date for the first feature competition is fast approaching, remember only features received prior to Oct 31st 08 will be eligible.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 06:48 AM UTC
I ´ve already sent my contribution...
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 - 10:10 AM UTC
my fig painting article was entered wasnt it :S
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 - 10:11 PM UTC

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Anyone interested in entering this competition please let us know.



Count me in! I just need to get an F-106 out of the way and I'll start work on something about the M109A2 that's lurking in the Self-Propelled Indirect Fire campaign.



Sorry, have made total pig's ear of things timing-wise and can't now make the deadline. Also don't have nearly enough decent photos. Ah well.
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2008 - 02:15 AM UTC
who won??:D i wanna find out that i lost sooner rather than later hehe:D
Henk
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2008 - 02:34 AM UTC
Right, the competition has closed (on the 31st of October), and we (the Staff) will now judge all the eligable entries.
We had a few last minute entries, so please be patient whilst we edit those.

Cheers
Henk
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2008 - 02:43 AM UTC
Henk, i was unsure wether people had forgotten about it:D (joke)

i would like to express my thanks, to Halifax Modellers world, Sailsbury Model center and The Gas Cupboard for sponsoring the competition,
good luck everyone.
lespauljames
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 09:55 AM UTC
have the entries been judged?
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 11:23 AM UTC
We are unable to to conclude this competition untill all entries have been edited, but we are nearly there.
lespauljames
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 11:27 AM UTC
sorry Darren, its easy to forget the work that goes in after submission
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Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 11:40 AM UTC
When I sent mine in, I hadn't quite finished the weathering. Now I have finished, can I send in some more photos? I even added some crew - forgot to add the headphone bands though. . . there's always something. I was wanting to ask a silly question but didn't know this thread was here. I thought maybe you got such lousy entries you just decided to forget about it.