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Extended: Build me a fleet—Model ship contest! NA/EU forces combine!

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I am finishing my reverse version of Doolittle's Raid, IJN CV Taiho loaded with a flight deck full of G3M Nell Bombers the Los Angeles Mission  ,  with maybe a few escorts .


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NA captains, pay attention to detail.  I encourage you to re-read the rules, go back and update your submissions.

As of 170513 0847 DST, if no other updates were made, there are currently 222 contest entries on the campaign website. 

Do not panic or give up, a majority of the entries are not valid, they appear to be from players who want to display their awesome craftwork.

I counted about 30 valid entries (some I gave the benefit of the doubt).  So far you are competing against 30 "valid" entries.
30 out of 222.  Those are not bad numbers considering this contest includes all of Europe.
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What makes a valid entry:
+a valid entry meets every rule requirement on the contest rule page.  *Return to Niko's first post and click the link to the rules and read them again.
+your player game name and date tag is in each picture
+the progress picture shows a jumble of unfinished/unpainted pieces in a junk pile near the box and has the player game name/date tag
+the finished picture has the player game name/date tag
+upload only two valid pictures to the campaign website.  The "Enter Now" button is at the top of the rules page*
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Here are some examples of missing elements in the progress picture, final picture:

-player game name and date is not in each picture
-finished ship (not a progress picture, no player game name/date tag), finished ship (no player game name/date tag)
-unfinished ship (no player game name/date tag), finished ship and player game name(no date)
-only the box (no pictures of unfinished pieces), finished ship
-one bridge wing (no other unfinished ship parts, no player game name/date tag), finished ship (no player game name/date tag)

 

If the NA side is to win in the contest, submit a valid entry to the campaign website.
Posting your ship pictures in this thread is grand, but it will not be considered for the contest.
Go back to Niko's first post, click the link to the rules (it's a tiny "here"  link in blue, you'll miss it), review them, and click the "Enter Now" button at the top of the rules page to upload your two valid entries.
Fix your entries, make them valid.  Good luck and keep steaming forward.

 

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NA captains, pay attention to detail.  I encourage you to re-read the rules, go back and update your submissions.

As of 170513 0847 DST, if no other updates were made, there are currently 222 contest entries on the campaign website. 

Do not panic or give up, a majority of the entries are not valid, they appear to be from players who want to display their awesome craftwork.

I counted about 30 valid entries (some I gave the benefit of the doubt).  So far you are competing against 30 "valid" entries.
30 out of 222.  Those are not bad numbers considering this contest includes all of Europe.
-----------

What makes a valid entry:
+a valid entry meets every rule requirement on the contest rule page.  *Return to Niko's first post and click the link to the rules and read them again.
+your player game name and date tag is in each picture
+the progress picture shows a jumble of unfinished/unpainted pieces in a junk pile near the box and has the player game name/date tag
+the finished picture has the player game name/date tag
+upload only two valid pictures to the campaign website.  The "Enter Now" button is at the top of the rules page*
-----------

Here are some examples of missing elements in the progress picture, final picture:

-player game name and date is not in each picture
-finished ship (not a progress picture, no player game name/date tag), finished ship (no player game name/date tag)
-unfinished ship (no player game name/date tag), finished ship and player game name(no date)
-only the box (no pictures of unfinished pieces), finished ship
-one bridge wing (no other unfinished ship parts, no player game name/date tag), finished ship (no player game name/date tag)

 

If the NA side is to win in the contest, submit a valid entry to the campaign website.
Posting your ship pictures in this thread is grand, but it will not be considered for the contest.
Go back to Niko's first post, click the link to the rules (it's a tiny "here"  link in blue, you'll miss it), review them, and click the "Enter Now" button at the top of the rules page to upload your two valid entries.
Fix your entries, make them valid.  Good luck and keep steaming forward.

 

 

Thank you very much Corpen_November!!! I think many of us greatly appreciate this! :honoring:


Greetings.


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My entry, I did it by hand
Materials: polyurethane foam, plasticine,
wood sticks.

 

 

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Send two images, I only see one and it is repeated wth?xD

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Hi Muskva​, you can re-upload your entry, your last entry will be considered in the contest as it says in the Rules:

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• You may submit as many entries as you'd like, but we will only consider your last submission.

 

Greetings.


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I said i would, so i did. I did submit it(with the two photos) but i also wanted to share it here. Here is the Revell 1/306 USS Fletcher kit converted into the USS Kidd DD-661. As it's the Kidd, it features only 1 torpedo launcher, but an increased AA suite as well as the measure 22 camouflage. I did some basic rigging and included an American flag as well as the Charley, Juliet, and Foxtrot signal flags. She measures about 15 inches long, and i think she's a beauty. one of my best models to date, despite the kit being originally made in the 1960's. Here are the pictures(sorry for the crappy webcam quality)

In progress:

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Finished:

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Okay- I had to do this one.

 

This is a scratch build (from the original dockyard blueprints) of the ship I served aboard, USS Ponce LPD-15 (now AFSB(I)-15).  She is the last of the Austin class amphibious transport docks, and she was launched just under a year before I was born. She is named for the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico (and in turn, for Ponce de Lion).  Her name is pronounced "pon-SAY", and she's known to her crew as "The Proud Lion", or more perjoratively as "The Proud Pig".

 

Nearly fifty years old, she's in the top five of the oldest ships on active duty in the US Navy.  She's been there, done that, and has the scars to prove it.

 

Like nearly every other small- and medium-sized "gator freighter" the Austin class has been largely ignored by the modelling community (the Tarawa and Wasp classes get all the glory).  With the exception of a few (very pricey) 1/700 resin kits, no major modelling company has bothered with them.  Between that fact and the (comparative) rarity of the paper-ship building hobby itself, it is very likely that this is the only model of its kind in the world.

 

And that makes her special in her own way.

 

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For some reason, the submissions page won't allow me to enter this.

It keeps hanging up on the "description" field, even if I don't submit one.

Did you folks forget to extend the deadline in the submissions page coding?

Can anybody help?

 

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This would have been a great contest if there was more time. I'm with MaliceA4Thought on this one. It takes me 14 days just to get all the pieces in order :look:

If I had seen this post earlier and already had a model I would have attempted it, but I'd have to order one of the models 1st.

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This would have been a great contest if there was more time. I'm with MaliceA4Thought on this one. It takes me 14 days just to get all the pieces in order :look:

If I had seen this post earlier and already had a model I would have attempted it, but I'd have to order one of the models 1st.

 

I totally understand your concern with the window of time. When it comes to planning these contests, it gets more difficult than you think. Especially something like this that spans both NA and EU.

 

When we plan a contest, we have to take the time of, for lack of a better term, interest from the community. To use 2 weeks as an example, players can be super hyped for the contest for the first week and then have it totally fall off for the second week. Sometimes this requires us to track down winners because they simply forgot the contest they entered. On the NA side of thing, ship build contests have successfully been knocked out in two weeks with voting to come shortly after. This has included kit models, LEGO models, and even models made out of metal.

 

So this was the length of the contest we decided. When we realized, thanks to the feedback from all of you, we extended it to 3 1/2 weeks. We really couldn't go further than that. Mostly because we wanted to make sure it got handled in a timely manner and also so people would remember the contest enough to vote when the time came.

 

So, I hope you can understand a bit why we plan these things and just a small part of what goes into their creation.


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Well I just realized today this contest was extended.

Just finished a ship model today and have lots of progress pictures but since I assumed the contest was over I didn't put my username in any of the pictures.  

I can easily do a picture of the finished model with the date and my username in it but I obviously can't go back in time.

Well I guess I'm out of luck.

 

Might as well pimp it here though.

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Never built a model before and going for the metal kit with over 130 pieces may not have been the smartest idea in the world but its done now.

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Thought that I would post my submission. There's some pretty good stuff already submitted, hope I make it to the finals!

 

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Question:  Where do we vote?  Here?

Hi Admiral_Cirno​, Is in that link between those dates:

Voting: May 26 - June 2

 

Greetings.


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Well I just realized today this contest was extended.

Just finished a ship model today and have lots of progress pictures but since I assumed the contest was over I didn't put my username in any of the pictures.  

I can easily do a picture of the finished model with the date and my username in it but I obviously can't go back in time.

Well I guess I'm out of luck.

 

Might as well pimp it here though.

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Never built a model before and going for the metal kit with over 130 pieces may not have been the smartest idea in the world but its done now.

 

For a new modeler taking on an entirely new kit type, she looks damned fine.

 

Excellent job.

 


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I'm really glad that the contest was extended by a bit.  I started a week or two before the contest was even announced, but then I had to take 2 weeks off from building the model when the contest was announced.  So in total just under 3 weeks were spent on making this model with about an average of 4-5 hours for those three weeks.  My pictures on the actual contest submission site are meh, mainly because I was afraid that if I took a full body shot of the ship, the details wouldn't be as clear.  So to remedy the meh pictures, here are some more

 

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Also as I said I started working on the model about 2 weeks before the contest, I don't have my name or date in the first picture. Hopefully that's not an issue.


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Great work so far everyone! Remember, you HAVE to upload your image to the submission link in the original post to be considered.

 

Also, remember that you HAVE to have your name written on some sort of signage and date within your images to verify it is yours. Both an in progress and completed product. 


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Great work so far everyone! Remember, you HAVE to upload your image to the submission link in the original post to be considered.

 

Also, remember that you HAVE to have your name written on some sort of signage and date within your images to verify it is yours. Both an in progress and completed product. 

 

Hey just to make sure, I resubmitted with proper date on the finished photo, but I forgot the date on the in-progress model.  I think you said that was OK before, but just want to make sure I don't get disqualified because of that.  Please LMK...  if it is DQ worthy, I can try to build another one...

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Hey just to make sure, I resubmitted with proper date on the finished photo, but I forgot the date on the in-progress model.  I think you said that was OK before, but just want to make sure I don't get disqualified because of that.  Please LMK...  if it is DQ worthy, I can try to build another one...

 

It should be fine. I'll check with my EU counterpart but you should be good. 

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Hey Niko.  The submission website seemed a little wonky, not sure if it went through or not - looked hung then gave me some sort of error about submission count.  Let me know if it shows up for you guys.  Thanks

 

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OK so getting the entry for the competition ready, ie the photos and things but thought I would post it here as well...

 

I wanted to do something a bit different so decided to scratchbuild something from plans available via the internet and that way I could use some of my surplus bits and pieces from the modelling bench.

 

May I present, on the workbench (as you can see)...    

 

USS LEHIGH  1/250  Scratchbuilt as on river patrol 1865  (Passaic clss monitor)

 

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In this mode she is battle ready,  launches have been landed upstream for collection later and shes ready to go into battle with all railings down and as much stripped from her decks as possible and is in well worn state after 2 years continuous service

Main armament..  1 x 15" smoothbore gun with 1x8" parrot rifle as aiming gun.

 

Regards

 

M

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