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April DMoM open for voting
MarkH262
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 08:45 AM UTC
I've tended to notice that the ones that generally get the most votes are the ones that have closer shots of the models. I can understand why since people want to see the deatils to form their opinion for a vote. Trying to get a tank in with the full barrel is an issue. I've seen a few shots that were close-ups and only partial barrels showing.
Self-Propelled
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 08:47 AM UTC
I think it's not just the close up shots that count but in general the quality of the photo. If the model is awesome but the lighting and the angles isn't done right, well, it won't be successful.
metooshelah
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 10:28 PM UTC
as always - great models.
very nice jobs everyone!
Kladivo
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 01:48 AM UTC
how do i vote....it must be too simple coz i cant figure it out....
sauceman
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 03:14 AM UTC

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how do i vote....it must be too simple coz i cant figure it out....



Click on the link in the first post. Then make sure you are logged in using your Kitmaker login and you should have no issues.


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I've tended to notice that the ones that generally get the most votes are the ones that have closer shots of the models. I can understand why since people want to see the deatils to form their opinion for a vote. Trying to get a tank in with the full barrel is an issue. I've seen a few shots that were close-ups and only partial barrels showing.



I totally agree. Will not always the close-ups, but the ones with nicer pics will sometimes beat out a better model with crappy pics.


cheers
lespauljames
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 07:53 AM UTC

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Boring nitpick comment: is it the best thing that a running total of votes is shown? As it is hard, if not impossible, to rationally choose one over another, I wonder if some people just go with the flow . . .


i totally agree,
Rick would this be plausable?
spitfire303
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 08:47 AM UTC
+ 1 here, the visible vote count may even influence ones vote, I think in the long past it was not visible till the end of the competition.

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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 04:16 PM UTC
That is correct, but it is in the list of things to be fixed.
sauceman
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 01:03 AM UTC
Yes Higher HQ is a ware of the problem.

And I agree it would be better without seeing the vote count.


cheers