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Darklord
15-02-2012, 12:10 PM
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Back for its fourth year, Avatars of War is the longest running Wamp Special and it's always a great contest. They provide some fantastic miniatures to tempt you to paint and the range gets bigger each year.


Prizes:
To really tempt you we shall be offering up a lovely selection of miniatures for some lucky winners. details of the exact prizes will be announced in due course.


The Deadline for entries will be 3pm Monday 23rd April 2012
(Supporters deadline will be 3pm Monday 30th April 2012 (GMT))


The rules:


You must be a Wamp Member to participate. Membership is free and you may register here. (http://www.wamp-forum.com/VB4/register.php)
You may enter as many times as you like but each entry may only submit one photograph so if you need more angles it MUST be a montage.
Images must be no larger than 800 pixels wide by 2500 pixels high. (It is your responsibility to check this).
any additional photographs of that entry will be removed.
All entries must be new work. (New work is defined as any entry not previously displayed on-line in a completed state (You MAY enter pieces which have been shown as a Work In Progress (WIP)).
You give Wamp and Avatars of War permission to use your pictures for publicity (but you do retain ownership).
You may post pictures of WIP or final shots both here and elsewhere.
Judging will be decided by public vote.
Submissions must be posted to the Contest Gallery (http://www.wamp-forum.com/gallery/index.php?do=mypictures) You must make sure you select the correct contest option in the contest select box either during upload (if using the basic uploader) or via edit pictures after upload



You may enter a single miniature,diorama full 300 piece battle scene - whatever you like as long as its inherently Avatars of War.

Please folks make sure you read the rules (especially the new work one!!)

I know there have been issues with prizes been delayed in the previous contest. I have asked for the prizes to be sent to me and I shall send them out to the winners.

So there you are folks. Avatars of War are great mini's to paint (http://www.wamp-forum.com/wiki/index.php?title=Paint) so hopefully we can get a good turn out once again and surpass the 16 entries we got last year.

As always any questions feel free to contact me.


Avatars Of War Website (http://www.avatars-of-war.com/)

thanks

Brett

Orki
23-02-2012, 02:48 PM
Can we enter stuff into the AoW comp gallery from now on then?

I only ask as i've got a few AoW minis on the desk waiting for some love as we speak, and I will need to upload them into the gallery here first as usual I guess? I know it's a bit early and all that, but it will make a nice change for me not to be sweating away at the last minute!

Darklord
23-02-2012, 03:00 PM
Can we enter stuff into the AoW comp gallery from now on then?

I only ask as i've got a few AoW minis on the desk waiting for some love as we speak, and I will need to upload them into the gallery here first as usual I guess? I know it's a bit early and all that, but it will make a nice change for me not to be sweating away at the last minute!

I havent set it up yet mate, gimme a few days if thats ok. if your desperate to show them elsewhere before then, then go ahead just this once

Orki
23-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Nah that's cool mate. There's no real rush here to get them online immediately tbh, but they will be finished up as soon as my Wamped stuff is out the way, and as they are for a commission i've a funny feeling the client will want to show them off as soon as he gets the pics.

I just wanted to check if there was a start date of sorts for entries really that's all. In yer own time, Brett. :)

Cheers!

waghorn41
23-02-2012, 09:17 PM
Hmm, sure I've got an AoW mini around somewhere

LOBO
23-02-2012, 10:47 PM
a new AOW Chaos lord just released!

Darklord
24-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Ok folks, this contest will see us using the new gallery for contest hosting. To enter your piece simply upload to the new gallery as normal. You will find a new option in the photo details, simply select the Avatars of War option. This option can be selected either during upload (if you use the basic uploader) or afterwards by clicking 'edit' in the 'my pictures' area

mudman2001
24-02-2012, 07:56 PM
Looking for one get inspired by, I've gotta make a paint order for me and a friend who's getting started painting and some "Car" themed stuff. Just not sure which one yet, nothing is popping out at me :frown:.

Spectral Dragon
25-02-2012, 04:51 AM
Just stripped my Dwarf Thunderlord and bought a display base for him. Working on his cloak now. So far so good there just not sure how well I can photograph him.

This time I am going to take full advantage of the time limit and really take my time to do everything as perfect as I can. I have really only done this with one mini before. We will see how this goes. Got a lot of ideas running around in my head about how to make every brush stroke count.

Anyway, thank you AoW and DL for this contest.

Sparks
25-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Not sure I can enter this one this year. Had a blast doing it last year though, two of my best ever in terms of feel and experimental successes! Hope everyone else has a laugh with it and enjoys themselves! (of course, if anyone has an AoW mini going free, that'd probably change my tune :P)

itsacoyote
28-02-2012, 04:04 PM
Just got my AoW mini in the mail, can't wait to get started on it! :redface:

Nord
28-02-2012, 04:43 PM
I have two AOW figures, this should be the ideal time to dig them out and get them painted. Huzzah!

SkelettetS
29-02-2012, 12:37 AM
sweet, found the AoW goblin king in my stash, i knew i had him here somwhere. guess im in then! :)

fayte581
01-03-2012, 10:33 PM
Just about to order one for this event.
I'm excited!

Darklord
01-03-2012, 10:41 PM
if anyone's wanting a mini to enter you can now buy them from www.wampstore.com

Spectral Dragon
10-03-2012, 12:49 AM
Can we do multiple entries on this one?

mudman2001
10-03-2012, 06:33 AM
Grrr....I have to reorder my base. The one I did order was not what I was thinking it was. Oh well, at least I will have to time to work on putting the one I'm doing together.

Darklord
10-03-2012, 06:08 PM
Can we do multiple entries on this one?

absolutley mate, as you can for most of our contests - go fill your boots and theres more in the Wampstore if your short!!

Darklord
12-03-2012, 12:10 PM
to coincide with the Avatars of War painting contest on Wamp the Wampstore is offering 10% off all Avatars of War miniatures for the duration of the contest.
Voucher is valid until 23rd of April and can be applied by adding AOW2012 into the discount code section at checkout.

warhamsterdave
22-03-2012, 02:11 AM
I realy want to enter something for this one.

Need to get my self a mini though.

Chaos or Elves....mmm....decisions, decisions.

Darklord
22-03-2012, 09:48 AM
I realy want to enter something for this one.

Need to get my self a mini though.

Chaos or Elves....mmm....decisions, decisions.

some nice choices in the wampstore - 10% off too!!

warhamsterdave
23-03-2012, 01:41 AM
No chaos humans or elves though, shame.

Darklord
23-03-2012, 09:52 AM
No chaos humans or elves though, shame.

got a light elf mage actually, just popping it on the store now if you want it

http://www.wampstore.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=291

warhamsterdave
23-03-2012, 12:40 PM
Thanks for that DL.

I cannot buy it at the mo, the work computer does not allow access for shopping.

I will get it when I get home either tonight or in the morning (if no one has bought it first).

Spectral Dragon
23-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Any other painters doing like I am and scouring tuts to find ways to improve current techniques?

My scribor base is looking mighty tasty, much to my suprise. Might have to go all out on this one.

warhamsterdave
23-03-2012, 11:33 PM
Just bought the elf mage, the discount code AOW2012 did not seem to work though.

Looking forward to it arriving to see how it goes with a scibor base I have waiting.

Darklord
24-03-2012, 12:02 AM
Just bought the elf mage, the discount code AOW2012 did not seem to work though.

Looking forward to it arriving to see how it goes with a scibor base I have waiting.

hmm should do, Ill give you a credit note for the discount off your next order for you

warhamsterdave
24-03-2012, 12:04 AM
It's OK DL. The model is good for the price.

Darklord
24-03-2012, 12:05 AM
It's OK DL. The model is good for the price.

already done it mate!

warhamsterdave
02-04-2012, 12:49 AM
When I got home from work there was anice little prcel waiting for me.

Nice. Looking forward to building it and getting it ready for some paint.

Cheers DL.

AndyS
02-04-2012, 09:14 AM
Are there any rules regarding conversions using parts from other companies ranges? Some folk get a little touchy!Cheers!

Darklord
02-04-2012, 11:02 AM
no worries mate - no go and make it happen!

p1per
03-04-2012, 08:07 PM
Bought a mini today ... hope I can finish her in time.

ScottRadom
08-04-2012, 11:26 PM
Jeebus! Thought we had until May to get 'er dun. Had it prepped, primed and based but now comes the hard part.

pae
09-04-2012, 09:33 PM
I started cleaning up the Orc Brute that I had intended to paint for this, but discovered that the piece that's supposed to go on the back was missing. Either I'll paint a different model, or use this as an opportunity to do a little conversion or something. :-p

Nameless
11-04-2012, 08:40 AM
I'm painting the marauder I got as the prize last year. Hopefully I'll win one again this year to have something for 2013 ;)

warhamsterdave
11-04-2012, 06:03 PM
Just prepped the elf mage last night. The head is a bit of an awkward fit.Also decided to not use a cast base and have a go at my first ever "build your own display base using a coffe jar lid, putty, cork chips and bark. Quite pleased with it realy, just a bit more to do before spraying it ready for painting.I am under no ilusions about this as there are some awsome painters here but I feel that this is something that I need to do to start improving my paint fu.

Darklord
16-04-2012, 08:06 PM
1 Week to go folks (unless your a supporter - you have extra time!!)


get painting and bag those prizes

Spectral Dragon
16-04-2012, 11:28 PM
What are the prizes like for this one this year DL?

Sparks
17-04-2012, 12:18 AM
Will see if I can squeeze in an entry.I have one remaining model from last year's entries that didn't get finished, so I'll see if he's still in one piece!

AndyS
19-04-2012, 10:03 AM
Nearly done! Should be ready in time. The first model I've actually painted for a contest! Do we know the prizes yet?

Nameless
22-04-2012, 01:09 PM
no entries yet?
I'm rather delayed too, so I'm not sure if I'll make it by tomorrow :(

Orki
22-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Blimey this has crept up fast!

I've got a few AoW bits here. Two or three that are finished and one more to go, so hopefully i'll have a couple of entries up by the end of the week. :)

Spectral Dragon
22-04-2012, 01:31 PM
I dunno if I am going to be ready. I just found out that one part of this model needs to basically be re-surfaced and if I have to do that I won't make it.

Orki
22-04-2012, 01:49 PM
Just don't take photos of that part if its not finished. It never done Mike (McVey) any harm! :P

Nameless
22-04-2012, 06:59 PM
just the base left and I have mine finished :)

XUR
22-04-2012, 09:03 PM
I'm nearly done ...
But my chair just broke off clean ...
... and I'm dead tired ...

warhamsterdave
22-04-2012, 10:33 PM
Well, My boss just got sacked last week and I have spent the weekend working 18 hour days trying to head off any problems that he has left me. There is no chance my figure will be ready so I will use it for another comp later on.

Good luck to all those who get theirs in.

pae
23-04-2012, 03:28 AM
My orc is coming along, though I still need to figure out what to put on his back since the standard that's supposed to come with the mini wasn't included in mine. But, as I'm a supporter, I still have another week to finish. :-D

fayte581
23-04-2012, 05:30 AM
Well I just uploaded my pic.
I had to hurry and didn't have the time to finish the base. Stupid work!
Hopefully it'll get approved an entered!

Nameless
23-04-2012, 02:13 PM
mine's in too... at least I hope so ;)

@kdlynch - I uploaded the pic, then edited it to select the contest galery, give a title etc. Is that the correct way to enter this contest? :)

XUR
23-04-2012, 02:28 PM
Done !
You have additional views this time :)

kdlynch
23-04-2012, 03:44 PM
For your Chaos Maruader? all looks good. :D

Darklord
24-04-2012, 01:42 PM
Less than 1 week to go folks

Orki
24-04-2012, 01:53 PM
I nearly finished another one last night! I think that makes 3 or 4 now... ???

I dunno, I'll find out when I round them up for photographing I guess. :D

Nord
30-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Phew, just got mine in, well over 10 minutes to spare. You can't rush a dwarf! :smile:

Orki
30-04-2012, 03:59 PM
I just chucked a couple in too. :D Last minute as per usual for me. :P

Darklord
30-04-2012, 04:01 PM
DEADLINE HAS PASSED!!

Polls will be opened later

pae
30-04-2012, 06:12 PM
Alas, I didn't get mine finished. I worked on it a bit yesterday, and felt like I was rushing it, and wasn't terribly happy with where it was going. I still plan on finishing the piece, but obviously not in time for this contest.

I need to get an earlier start on contests from now on. :-)

Nameless
30-04-2012, 11:51 PM
nice works, good luck all!

Spectral Dragon
01-05-2012, 03:11 AM
I didn't get mine anywhere near finished. That's ok, I can use him next year.

Darklord
08-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Results are up folks:

http://www.wamp-forum.com/VB4/showthread.php?12093-Avatars-of-War-2012-The-Results