Posted by Martin on March 24, 2013
I’ve been toying with this idea for a while now and the tipping point came at the end of last week when I found out that some of you (Giles take a bow) have actually got a lot further than me and have completed painting and basing all the figures in the pack.
So here goes… This is the formal announcement of the start of the BfK Limited Edition Figures painting competition. At the moment, it’s a “just for the fun of it” competition with the only guaranteed prize for the winner being the honour of victory and the accompanying bragging rights. If, however, I can come up with a suitably apt prize (or some kind sponsor donates one) then the stakes may get raised. l’ll let you know if that comes to pass.
Of course, I know you are all honourable BfKers but a few simple rules of engagement are in order:
1). The competition entry must comprise the four figures and campfire/marmite castings from the BfK 2012 Limited Edition Figures pack. Many of you already have one or more of these packs in your hot little hands but those of you who haven’t can still order them from me.
2). You may base the figures individually, or on one or more bases of whatever dimensions suit your preferences.
3). All the painting, varnishing and basing must be substantially your own work. If you use something that isn’t (such as a pre-printed flag or decals, you should declare it as part of your entry).
4). The closing date for entries is 31 May 2013. I think that just over two months should be plenty of time but squeal in the comments if you think I’m being to restrictive.
5). Entries should be submitted in the form of a single jpg image file of width exactly 550 pixels and up to 550 pixels deep. The image may be a collage of multiple photographs. You can send them to me via e-mail attachments or suggest other ways. For example, I may set up a Dropbox folder where you can upload your entries.
6). Judging will be by a voting poll on BfK to be held shortly after the closing date. I will keep the poll open for about a week and anonymise the entries.
I can’t think of anything else essential at this stage but feel free to post questions as comments below. It only remains for me to wish you “bon chances, mes amis!”.