HomeFAQSearchRegisterUsergroupsBlogLog inGolden Tom 2014 Thread!

Share | 
 

 Golden Tom Competition 2008

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

Are you taking part in the Competition?
Yes
85%
 85% [ 22 ]
No
15%
 15% [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 26
 

AuthorMessage
Skavenblight
Venerable Ancient
Venerable Ancient


Posts : 741
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-09-11
Age : 29
Location : Warsaw, Poland

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Carnival of Chaos (EIF) Carnival of Chaos (EIF)
Achievements earned:

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Sun 28 Sep 2008 - 13:51

Admin Tom wrote:
Skavenblight wrote:
I only want to be certain that I can't do it Smile

No, sorry Skavenblight, I'm afraid the whole cart is too big for this comp's cathegory. Przepraszam!
Kein Problem! Smile
I only wanted to be certain, it's even easier to choose now Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://hakostwo.blogspot.com
Eliazar
Etheral
Etheral


Posts : 1973
Trading Reputation : 1
Join date : 2007-08-27
Age : 28
Location : Frankfurt, Germany

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Pirates (Unofficial) Pirates (Unofficial)
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Mon 29 Sep 2008 - 9:25

Hey, I just finished my miniature (yay!) and was taking some experimental shots. As the light is not that fantastic, with the weather being rainy and not having a daylight lamp or anything, the white background is pretty dark. Thus, I wanted to ask if it is allowed to do a colour correction (Tonwertkorrektur).
Thanks, Sascha

Thanks for your entry! (and for finding a way to take bright pics and thus avoiding complicated discussions about allowing/disallowing pic treatment, Eli).
--Admin Tom
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ashton
Forum Engineer
Forum Engineer


Posts : 1156
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2007-12-07
Age : 31
Location : Polson, MT

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Orcs & Goblins Orcs & Goblins
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Tue 30 Sep 2008 - 12:15

AH!! LAST DAY!!! So much more painting

*damns the need for money*

grr...
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mordheim.ashtonsanders.com
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2590
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Tue 30 Sep 2008 - 12:22

Ashton wrote:
AH!! LAST DAY!!! So much more painting

To everyone:

Some others have also expressed their problems with complying with the deadline so I will still be accepting entries up to october 3rd. So don't panic guys! Very Happy

Good luck!
Admin Tom

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
Skavenblight
Venerable Ancient
Venerable Ancient


Posts : 741
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-09-11
Age : 29
Location : Warsaw, Poland

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Carnival of Chaos (EIF) Carnival of Chaos (EIF)
Achievements earned:

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Tue 30 Sep 2008 - 12:56

Admin Tom wrote:

[*]You may submit any number of models, as separate entries.
My stupid question...
By more than one model... should I send all of them by separate e-mails or in 1 e-mail, and they still count as "separate" ? (I said the question is stupid Embarassed )?
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://hakostwo.blogspot.com
Ashton
Forum Engineer
Forum Engineer


Posts : 1156
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2007-12-07
Age : 31
Location : Polson, MT

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Orcs & Goblins Orcs & Goblins
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Tue 30 Sep 2008 - 14:14

Admin Tom wrote:
I will still be accepting entries up to october 3rd.
Oh the wise, forgiving and all-seeing admin. We thank you for your forgiveness. Sir, yes sir!

*bows*
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mordheim.ashtonsanders.com
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2590
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Tue 30 Sep 2008 - 14:39

Skavenblight wrote:

My stupid question...

There are no stupid questions.

Skavenblight wrote:
should I send all of them by separate e-mails or in 1 e-mail?

Whatever suits you best. I think I will be able to understand what you want to submit, don't worry. But please do take separate pics of every miniature under different angles. A "group" picture won't do.

_________________


Last edited by Admin Tom on Tue 30 Sep 2008 - 14:50; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
Skavenblight
Venerable Ancient
Venerable Ancient


Posts : 741
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-09-11
Age : 29
Location : Warsaw, Poland

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Carnival of Chaos (EIF) Carnival of Chaos (EIF)
Achievements earned:

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Tue 30 Sep 2008 - 14:46

Admin Tom wrote:

But please do take separate pics of every miniatures under different angles. A "group" picture won't do.
Ok, that's clear.

Thanks! Smile

No problem. Glad I could help.
--Admin Tom
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://hakostwo.blogspot.com
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2590
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 2:26

*thundering voice*

THE FINAL DAY APPROACHES!


A big THANK YOU to all you guys who have submitted your fantastic
works so far!

As you know, the competition will close tomorrow, october 3rd 2008 and I will accept entries until 00:00 (i.e. midnight) on that day.

After that, the judges will recieve your works as a bundle and the hour of truth will sound Very Happy

We will try to get the results out quickly, but we don't want to rush it. It is the first time we are having a competition on this forum, so I expect some heavy debating going on amongst the judges, behind the scenes (franky, I am really looking forward to all the arguing back and forth! It'll be fun).
I am hoping we will be able to announce the winners after october 10th.

For those of you still feverishly working on your entries, I wish you the best of luck and am eagerly awaiting your entries
*cracks whip*
"Work faster!"

Cheers,
Admin Tom

For those interested in "how it works"


On october 4th I will send an email to all the judges, with all the entries that were submitted. Each entry will be anonymous and recieve a number for identification. Of course, this is not a perfect system since I know who submitted what and even the judges might recognise some miniatures that have already been seen on this forum, but as a whole, I think it will be more fair. There is also one judge which is not a forum member and thus has never seen any of the miniatures before Smile So at least then there is as much objectivity as one can achieve.

Each judge will award 4 things, each one individually.

1st place (Golden Tom)
2nd place (Silver Tom)
3rd place (Bronze Tom)
+ a certain number of Honorable Mentions for miniatuers that might just not have made it to an award but have still impressed the judges.

A miniature that recieves a judge's "voice" for 1st place will gain 3pts, a miniature that recieves a judge's "voice" for 2nd place will gain 2pts and a miniature that recieves a judge's "voice" for 3rd place will gain 1pt. Honorable mentions will not produce any points for the entry, but will be kept track of. So the more Honorable Mentions you get, the closer you came to an award and the more judges you impressed... still good, right? Smile

The winners will then be contacted by me via email, and asked to provide me with a mailing adress should they want the super cool certificate sent to them (free of cost, I'll pay for that).

And finally ALL works will be posted in a Golden Tom #1 thread a.k.a the HALL OF FAME.

Good Luck Ladies and Gentlemen! Sir, yes sir!




_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5274
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 3:07

Thanks for telling us how this works, Tom!

I just sent my entry. There's no way anyone involved with this forum cannot smell "cianty" from that model. LOL. Anyways.. I was wondering, with this point system couldn't you not only determine places 1 to 3 but also 4 to say, 8? Maybe that would be good for the losers (like me, he he) that missed the top spots only closely (maybe not me). If there really are like 20 entries then that should be good (whereas with 10 competitors it would be ... not so cool). Jus' 'n idea, y'know...

Alright, good luck again to everyone! I am looking forward to a thread with lots of awesomely painted miniatures. bounce

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2590
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 5:44

cianty wrote:
couldn't you not only determine places 1 to 3 but also 4 to say, 8?

I'll tell you why I think this is not such a good idea in my opinion.

I have seen the entries, and judging from my first impression, they all range from good to excellent. In fact, I think that it will be hard enough to decide on places 1, 2 and 3, which will only be divided by a little tiny something, just so we get a ranking, because they are all so good.

I feel it would be a little unfair to rank everything after position 3. It would be like saying "You're a 5 so you are better than a 6", which in reality is not true. How can we say that? You can do that in sports, in the sprint discipline for example, where quarter of seconds differences allow exact rankings. But in an artistic contest, everything is more subjective. Maybe for 20% of the judges you deserved Silver although you got bronze.

That's just a subjective, human factor (did you or did you not convince the majority of the judges) that is impossible to remove.

That's why I would feel like splitting hair if I started ranking below 3rd place. 1,2 and 3rd are already hard enough to decide upon! Smile

cianty wrote:
Maybe that would be good for the losers (like me, he he)

And stop that defeatism. Duce, the newspaper please!

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5274
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 6:14

Admin Tom wrote:
That's why I would feel like splitting hair if I started ranking below 3rd place. 1,2 and 3rd are already hard enough to decide upon! Smile

Exactly. If you can decide between 2 and 3, then you will likely also be able to decide between 3 and 4, especially since I guess more than three entries will get points, thus automatically creating an order of, I don't know, maybe six or seven entries.

Okay, I really feel like getting on your nerves if I press on with this and since I don't want to piss off one of the judges this soon affraid, I'll stop it now Smile . It's nothing important to me, you know, I was just wondering. I do see your point that it's hard to pick three out of so many.

Admin Tom wrote:
And stop that defeatism. Duce, the newspaper please!

Yieks! Shocked

I was just trying to be humble. I know my conversion is sick. Razz thumbsup

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2590
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 6:52

cianty wrote:
[...] thus automatically creating an order of [...] six or seven entries.

You are right, it might be possible to create an order from the points. True. But that is besides the point in my opinion, because I think this order, although statistically correct, would hold no information value. That's why I said it would be a little "unfair". Sure, maybe you get 8 points and another entry gets 7. But what does that really MEAN for an outside viewer? I would say a 8pt and a 7pt miniature are equal in quality to me, you see?
In another comp, maybe you would have gotten 6 and the other entry 9 points.

That's why I introduced those Honorable Mentions, because that way, even if you didn't "win anything", you can still see traces of the judge's appreciation. It is a way for the jury to say "thank you" to the contestant for his effort and participation, even if he didn't make a place.

[EDIT]: A little personal anecdote on that topic. I was taking part in a dancing competition. And my partner and me were getting through the rounds of Jive (my favourite dance) really well. For the first time, I was actually being recalled again and again and again. Then we reached the final (an unbelieavable thing for me), and we were 6 couples competing for 3 places. When they handed out the medals, it turned out that I was 6th place, and I was a litte disappointed because my whole team was saying "Wow, you guys did so great! You'll make silver or bronze for sure!". And then an unusual thing happened. The judge walked up to me (a very nice guy) and said: "You know, I had marked you for Gold. But then you went out of rhythm just a few seconds, just when I looked, and so I had to bump you to 6th place. Sorry mate.".

And that made me feel great! That was the honorable mention. I though, if not for this tiny mistake, it would be me wearing that gold medal up there Smile So i went fron disappointed to actually feeling like I broke a personal record. Even if it was only for myself.

There. That's how important Honorable mentions can be! Very Happy

cianty wrote:
Okay, I really feel like getting on your nerves if I press on with this

Ow, don't worry, it takes more than that to get on my nerves. Besides, you never piss me off my dear Cianty! Smile

_________________


Last edited by Admin Tom on Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 7:00; edited 2 times in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5274
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 6:57

I think I misunderstood/misinterpreted that honorable mentions system. You once stated that there will be places 1 to 3 and honorable mentions. Then you said that all submitted entries would be posted in that Hall of Fame. I thus assumed that the Honorable mentions categorey was a an euphemism for "the rest". From what I get now, there will be Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mentions and the rest. Am I right? scratch

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2590
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 7:02

cianty wrote:
From what I get now, there will be Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mentions and the rest. Am I right?

As always my friend Smile

So if you wil, entries will have different "quantities" of honorable mentions. But not a "real ranking".

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5274
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 7:56

Ok, cool! Now I REALLY look forward to seeing all those beautiful (hpefully) submissions!

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Ethlorien
Ancient
Ancient


Posts : 475
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-09-04
Age : 36
Location : Calgary, AB

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Marauders (BTB) Marauders (BTB)
Achievements earned:

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 13:32

I got my two in. Haven't had time to paint a single thing since, but I'm happy I did those two. Can't wait to see everyones (their minis that is)!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
matt
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 1053
Trading Reputation : 4
Join date : 2007-11-10
Age : 23
Location : Castricum, The netherlands

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Marauders (BTB) Marauders (BTB)
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 14:00

good luck everyone Smile hope my guy will score well lol!

_________________
..and by a roll of the dice you go under..
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ezekiel
Venerable Ancient
Venerable Ancient


Posts : 909
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2008-02-05
Age : 32
Location : Amsterdam

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Merchants (BTB) Merchants (BTB)
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Thu 2 Oct 2008 - 14:42

Crap, why do deadlines creep up one you like that?! haha

got to get mine in tomorrow... I'll make it... but not as easy as hoped!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! may the judges face a horribly hard task of sorting brilliant from amazing! - also good luck judges for I know it's a hard task.... but this time I'm on the painters side luckily! haha
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.mysthconcepts.nl
matt
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 1053
Trading Reputation : 4
Join date : 2007-11-10
Age : 23
Location : Castricum, The netherlands

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Marauders (BTB) Marauders (BTB)
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Fri 3 Oct 2008 - 7:22

Admin Tom wrote:

As you know, the competition will close tomorrow, october 3rd 2008 and I will accept entries until 00:00 (i.e. midnight) on that day.

one question though.. in what time zone? I mean, if you take local times, i'll have one hour less then england, and around eigth less compared to america Smile

_________________
..and by a roll of the dice you go under..
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Duce
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 800
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-06-11
Age : 34
Location : N.Ireland

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Reiklanders Reiklanders
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Fri 3 Oct 2008 - 7:58

*hits Cianty with newspaper*

No, bad!

business as usual *Nods to Tom* carry on sir.

*walks off happy with a boyish skip in his walk*

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Admin Tom
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2590
Trading Reputation : 12
Join date : 2007-08-25
Location : Vienna/Zurich

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Witch Hunters Witch Hunters
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Fri 3 Oct 2008 - 14:44

matt wrote:
in what time zone?

An excellent point Matt! I meant GMT+1 (Continental Europe: Vienna, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Berlin...).

So that would be GMT-6 for Montana, USA for example.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com
matt
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 1053
Trading Reputation : 4
Join date : 2007-11-10
Age : 23
Location : Castricum, The netherlands

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Marauders (BTB) Marauders (BTB)
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Fri 3 Oct 2008 - 15:37

ah, okay, that means there are only 15 minutes left Smile

_________________
..and by a roll of the dice you go under..
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ashton
Forum Engineer
Forum Engineer


Posts : 1156
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2007-12-07
Age : 31
Location : Polson, MT

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Orcs & Goblins Orcs & Goblins
Achievements earned: None

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Fri 3 Oct 2008 - 22:10

Admin Tom wrote:
So that would be GMT-6 for Montana, USA for example.

Doh... should have checked the forum more recently

Sad

Procrastination is a killer my friend... I'm going to go ahead and post my mini in my mini-thread. I'll make sure to be early to the next comp.

Good luck to all those who made the deadline
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mordheim.ashtonsanders.com
cianty
Honour Guard
Honour Guard


Posts : 5274
Trading Reputation : 5
Join date : 2007-09-27
Location : Berlin

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Monks (BTB) Monks (BTB)
Achievements earned: Silver Tom Silver Tom

PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Sat 4 Oct 2008 - 3:15

I'm sure Tom won't be too hard on you. I certainly wouldn't mind you still submitting your work. The more entrants the better! This is the first run of the competition and this issue about time zones should probably have been mentioned earlier.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.com/
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Golden Tom Competition 2008   Today at 4:56

Back to top Go down
 
Golden Tom Competition 2008
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 5 of 7Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Golden Tom Competition 2008
» Golden Globes - January 17, 2010
» What's in Gerry's Golden Globes swag bag?
» "THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS"
» JJ - Gerard Butler's Golden Globes Tuxedo: Up For Auction!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum :: General Discussion-
Jump to: