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Pick your top FIVE dioramas.

1. In deep water
5 (1.2%)
2. The lost world
36 (8.4%)
3. Dinner guest
3 (0.7%)
4. Cretaceous expedition
4 (0.9%)
5. Meeting at the river
11 (2.6%)
6. Patience is a virtue
11 (2.6%)
7. Cruel sea
25 (5.9%)
8. Three angry chicks at work
42 (9.8%)
9. The hunt
10 (2.3%)
10. Asserting his territory
11 (2.6%)
11. Up the river
12 (2.8%)
12. Vagaceratops at sunset
17 (4%)
13. Sic semper tyrannis [Down with the tyrant]
26 (6.1%)
14. Dreams of sailing
13 (3%)
15. The awakening of rapier teeth starts upon the last rays of the sun
3 (0.7%)
16. Youth gone wild
12 (2.8%)
17. Dancing with death
7 (1.6%)
18. Supremacy in the Jurassic - Brachiosaurus Vs Allosaurus
11 (2.6%)
19. Fatal attraction
21 (4.9%)
20. Get off my back, it's bedtime!
5 (1.2%)
21. Tiny giant
16 (3.7%)
22. Theropod showdown
10 (2.3%)
23. Swamp monster
2 (0.5%)
24. Spying the new girl in neighborhood
2 (0.5%)
25. Hidden in the bushes
4 (0.9%)
26. Desert of the titans
3 (0.7%)
27. Carno’s charge at the creek
2 (0.5%)
28. Siesta
25 (5.9%)
29. Multispinus mudbathers
12 (2.8%)
30. Is everything right at the rear?
1 (0.2%)
31. The meeting
4 (0.9%)
32. Flying low in the Cretaceous
5 (1.2%)
33. Bird's eye view
3 (0.7%)
34. A day off at the bar
8 (1.9%)
35. Grandeur
19 (4.4%)
36. Snack time
8 (1.9%)
37. Dinosaur eggs
8 (1.9%)
38. Dinosaur group
10 (2.3%)

Total Members Voted: 97

Voting closed: October 05, 2013, 11:24:29 PM

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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2013, 06:03:44 PM »
Some great entries this year ! I couldn't find time/inspiration to create something myself however... 
Good luck to all, especially my clear favourite !


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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2013, 08:01:45 PM »
As a newbie to the forum and a first-time diorama entrant, I checked out the past years' entries, and one thing I noticed was the improvement in photography over the years. So for you forum veterans, how important is the technical and artistic quality of the photo, vs the subject diorama itself? For instance, is there a point where a one-dinosaur diorama becomes just a nice portrait of the model?

Great entries and good luck to all!

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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2013, 08:44:59 PM »
As a newbie to the forum and a first-time diorama entrant, I checked out the past years' entries, and one thing I noticed was the improvement in photography over the years. So for you forum veterans, how important is the technical and artistic quality of the photo, vs the subject diorama itself? For instance, is there a point where a one-dinosaur diorama becomes just a nice portrait of the model?

Great entries and good luck to all!

For me personally, yes, there is a point when some dioramas just become nice portraits. I'm more interested in the artistic quality involved. Creativity, story, composition, accuracy etc. Not to say those portraits aren't nice but nice models are easy to photograph. Some of the best entries use nice models in conjunction with all those things I mentioned.

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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2013, 08:27:51 AM »
Amazing photos. Good job and good luck everyone!

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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2013, 08:36:12 AM »
After some consideration I've cast my votes, wasn't an easy choice.

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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2013, 08:57:10 AM »
For me it was pretty easy to decide for which one I vote :).
I only voted for one, because I want it to win ;D.

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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2013, 12:38:47 PM »
Well done everyone. Also found it hard picking just 5, there were 12 I liked and 7 or 8 of these were very strong entries, so tough to whittle it down.

Definitely more difficult to pick a winner this year!


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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2013, 12:54:45 PM »
I voted 5 dioramas,but there's one that's very impressive.Only time will get the answer,and reveal the 2013 winner  :)

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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2013, 12:56:25 PM »
Remember, we need to find second and third place winners too, so every vote counts. :)


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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2013, 03:45:56 PM »

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For me personally, yes, there is a point when some dioramas just become nice portraits. I'm more interested in the artistic quality involved. Creativity, story, composition, accuracy etc. Not to say those portraits aren't nice but nice models are easy to photograph. Some of the best entries use nice models in conjunction with all those things I mentioned.
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Well-said Gwangi. My votes went to both single- and multi-dino dioramas, but looking at the improvements in photo quality over the few years of competition, I was curious as to what long-time contributors thought.

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2013 - poll now open!
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2013, 09:47:05 PM »
I got my five, not easy to decide, but possible. I lost only two or three, I like also. My choice is a mixture of 2 portraits of fantastic looking individuals and combinations in a more naturalistic manner. And now I'm very curious, how this selection will match the public mind.

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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2013, 10:20:49 PM »
I too like dioramas as portraits, but the ones that tell a story instead of just being pretty are even better. Of course I picked the ones that have a combination of these aspects in some way.

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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2013, 02:29:56 AM »
I voted 5 dioramas,but there's one that's very impressive.Only time will get the answer,and reveal the 2013 winner  :)

Yes, I agree with you.  I expect that it will win 1st place.  (I am assuming that you are talking about the same one that impressed me.)   ;)

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« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2013, 02:37:16 AM »


For me personally, yes, there is a point when some dioramas just become nice portraits. I'm more interested in the artistic quality involved. Creativity, story, composition, accuracy etc. Not to say those portraits aren't nice but nice models are easy to photograph. Some of the best entries use nice models in conjunction with all those things I mentioned.
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Well-said Gwangi. My votes went to both single- and multi-dino dioramas, but looking at the improvements in photo quality over the few years of competition, I was curious as to what long-time contributors thought.
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Having done dioramas a few years now, I will be more than happy to share my thoughts... however, I will wait till the contest ends ;) That way it won't distract too much from the contest, plus it will be a good opportunity to start the feedback series  ;D

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« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2013, 07:19:56 AM »
I really have only 4 but voted 5 entries in the end.  Good Luck to all the participants!  :)
Keep The Magic Alive and Kicking! :-)

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« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2013, 10:33:20 PM »
These are all so awesome! Great job everybody!! Love the diversity of creativity this time around and it really looks like you guys put some serious time and energy into making these. Very cool.

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« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2013, 10:55:59 PM »

Having done dioramas a few years now, I will be more than happy to share my thoughts... however, I will wait till the contest ends ;) That way it won't distract too much from the contest, plus it will be a good opportunity to start the feedback series  ;D

I'll second this and think it would be quite a lot of fun to hear about everyone else's techniques. I know I have always had a blast creating little fun worlds in my camera lens.

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« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2013, 12:56:48 AM »

Having done dioramas a few years now, I will be more than happy to share my thoughts... however, I will wait till the contest ends ;) That way it won't distract too much from the contest, plus it will be a good opportunity to start the feedback series  ;D

I'll second this and think it would be quite a lot of fun to hear about everyone else's techniques. I know I have always had a blast creating little fun worlds in my camera lens.

Hey, nice to see you ^-^ I think you entered this year, right? ;)

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« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2013, 04:58:24 AM »
Thanks Boki! :) I did enter this year! And it's awesome to see the forum alive and kicking!!

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« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2013, 11:41:54 PM »
I like the really well posed and photographed action scenes, but I also like the less serious ones with funny titles.