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  • The Return of the WAMP Monthly?

    I'm thinking of bringing back the WAMP Monthly contest starting in February. This is a contest just done for fun & bragging rights, featuring a new theme each month. I'd like to gauge if there is enough interest to start this back up at this time.

    So, what if you're interested in seeing the return of the WAMP Monthly, whether or not you can immediately participate in the competition, please reply to this thread. You could also submit ideas for themes if you'd like. Though February might be run slightly differently, the plan would be to do a poll for theme a couple weeks prior to start, and a poll to select the winner for a week afterwards, giving a full month for each contest to get entries in.

    Let me know your ideas. ^^



    Note: Old WAMP Monthly threads are, and will continue to be stored, here: http://www.wampforum.com/VB4/forumdisplay.php?f=32
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  • #2
    would participate. february seems fine (as I have a couple entries for Wamped and RBG competitions to do prior)..
    and I think it's a great idea.

    I like the fact that it's themed based as opposed to company based because I live in Croatia and the availability of certain companies is limited if not non-existant...
    plus it gives me the opportunity to reduce my pile of sh.. minis.
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    • #3
      Cool stuff, I'd be in!
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      • #4
        I will happily join in - probably not the first couple months, but then, yes.
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        • #5
          if I have a mini that I want to paint but also accidentally fits a them, then sure, why not :)
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          • #6
            for me, during the IP8, the biggest fun was going through my box of minis and trying to find the minis I can addapt to the fit the theme in hand...
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            • #7
              btw, I'm not a fan of theme-based contests. I usually want to paint a single mini on a display base, and themes (especially if they are part of the judgment/voting) tend to force people to create scenes and dioramas. Also, themes lead to lower number of entries.
              I know that many would disagree (probably majority) but I felt like presenting my point of view.
              I can live with themes if they are relatively generic and are not judged. Possible example: "something green". one can paint mini in green clothing, a Martian, orc, make a green forest display for any mini...
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              • #8
                Good point nameless... perhaps we could do a ratio? say 1 or 2 months of more "generic" themes (colour, style, pattern, technique, for instance) and then a month of a more "specific" theme (based on a song, or[c/k]s only, 'staring at the stars', for instance)?
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                • #9
                  I'm kinda with Nameless on this one although its a trade off. Without a theme you get a bunch of random minis and its to really tough vote "on" anything. Without some sort of tie between them, its just hodge podge gallery of minis. I like the idea of more general themes though. As the MC for IP last year I spent hours brainstorming themes with my wife and friends to help me come up with things that could be interprited and expressed in many different ways. Tough to get a good one that doesn't force a dio scene telling the story.

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                  • #10
                    and I really liked your themes during IP. for example my favourite was Only three colours. it could mean technique (and there were some entries with only three colours - different shades) or it could tell a story or there were some entries that were painted using only three colours (and by mixing them the painters got a lot of colours) etc etc..

                    generic themes are great, IMO...
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                    • #11
                      Regarding themes, it depends on how you score it. Before, we had a mark out of ten for the model/painting and another for how well it fitted the theme. If the theme was a little abstract (usually one of Wag's) then it encouraged people to come up with something creative. If it was "Orks" and you painted an Ork then you got 10/10 woohoo... It rather defeated the object.

                      The original was supposed to be about dioramas and working with what you had to fit in with the theme but there's no reason it needs to stay like that every time. If you have one month as a straight painting competition, just remove the scoring for theme.
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                      • #12
                        Yes, I'd be interested. I liked the old style - marks for painting, marks for theme - although, I have no particular interest in creating diorama or display bases, I think you can still be creative within the theme.

                        I would suggest, for the first competition at least, quite a straighforward theme (like a colour or something).
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                        • #13
                          I like the monthly comps

                          But then, as Undave says, I'm abstract. It's amazing what you can do with an old Bloodbowl Orc (roll on IP9!)

                          Personally I like the challenge of finding something in the pile that I can make fit the theme by painting/converting etc.
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                          • #14
                            Help a newbie out... IP8 stands for?
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                            • #15
                              I like the idea. I might not participate each month, but I like the idea nevertheless
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