“Bite their ankles!”
Old School Miniatures Presents: The 34th Artisan’s Contest on Chaos Dwarfs Online!
And the one lucky entrant will carry home a random draw prize of an unpainted kit of Tjubbutaur Herd from @Tjub:
Last but not least, Oldschool minis will give the winner of its own pick for their range a free copy of the made miniature. Sculpted by John Pickford (see below for details):
Subject Matter: Design Ewal Dvergar!
This Artisan’s Contest is a special one. We want you to come up with an idea for a new war machine, a regiment, a character or some other unit that fits in with the Ewal Dvergar range, akin to something that could have been made in the 1980s, but never was.
Entries should consist of some text and a drawing/3D-render; or some text and a mock-up miniature conversion or sculpt/print; or a mixture of both text, drawing and mock-up. Mock-up models may be entered painted or unpainted; the focus is on communicating a new unit concept.
For this particular contest, you are limited to one new unit idea for your entry. The focus is on best idea rather than on best art or mock-up.
This competition is double-layered: On the one hand, we have our ordinary community voting, medals and prizes here on CDO. On the other hand, Old School Miniatures will also pick a winner of their own (which may very well be the Gold winner in the competition, though they could pick someone else). Whoever wins OSM’s pick will get their idea sculpted by John Pickford and cast for the Ewal Dvergar range.
Please note that for this round of contest, a 1980s style of design is most preferable (and OSM’s own pick will revolve around it, so no big hat or Hellcannon style ideas for sculpting, unless OSM happens to find a good way to reverse-engineer an idea in a different style to a 1980s take - it’s their call), but since this is a CDO contest you are still free to enter with whatever style you like. Still, this could be a fun chance for adherents of various other evil dwarf styles to try out the 1980s style, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to try out different design shoes and potentially even have your idea made into miniature reality by John Pickford himself!
If you are unsure if your entry will fit the subject matter, please contact @Admiral and he’ll sort it out with the rest of the Staff.
Subject: Design Ewal Dvergar
The Due Date: 11:59 PM May 23rd, 2022 EST (Eastern Time Zone)
Please read the full rules that apply to the Artisan’s Contests before submitting your entry.
All entries must be sent either to the @GoldenHat account and/or to chaosdwarfsonline ( at ) gmail.com no later than the due date. (Entrants have approximately 4 weeks to complete entries). If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact @Admiral. In order to avoid problems, entrants should not wait until the last minute to submit their entries.
How to Enter
Upload any number of photos of your entry to the Internet, e.g. with Imgur or with this forum’s direct upload function. Next, send a PM to @GoldenHat (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the links where the pictures can be found. (Note: This is the same as previous contests).
If you win:
- Walk across the backs of the cowed masses you have scorned and pushed aside, in order to take your place at the top in the vaunted Artisan’s Contest Gallery.
- Receive the Artisan’s Contest medal for your online persona (our latest update gave us problems with medals, so this is pending technical difficulties).
- Win miniatures! See above for details.
Once all entries are received a thread will be created for voting and determining the winners!
If there are any questions it is best post them here so that everyone can benefit from any details or clarifications that may arise.
Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM @Admiral and he will sort it out with you and the Staff.
Good luck everyone!