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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2014, 02:41:23 AM »
I'm excited for this, I've never made a diorama before, so I'm eager to give it a go!
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2014, 02:53:01 AM »
I'm excited for this, I've never made a diorama before, so I'm eager to give it a go!
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2014, 09:56:52 AM »
Details about the contest will be revealed soon!


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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2014, 04:40:58 PM »
Details about the contest will be revealed soon!
Fantastic!
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2014, 04:47:17 PM »
Can't wait
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2014, 10:23:47 PM »
sooooooooooooo exited!!!!!!!!     :) :) :)

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2014, 01:43:29 AM »
Technical question:  If I have a built-up dino scene mini-diorama - lets say a couple of painted up critters on a small base - that I plan on posing in a natural setting to create my own diorama photo for the contest, would it disqualify me if I show just the original piece here on the DTF?

An example from the past - the winning entry in 2012 was the Krentz TRex (which everyone had already seen on its base) but which had been posed in a natural setting.

I am asking because I have a couple of pieces coming from Martin (that I customized prior to sending to him for painting) that I would like to share, but which I might also want to use in creating an outdoor contest photo ....

Thanks Admin in advance for clearing this up so I know what I can and can't do ...

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2014, 02:15:44 AM »
Technical question:  If I have a built-up dino scene mini-diorama - lets say a couple of painted up critters on a small base - that I plan on posing in a natural setting to create my own diorama photo for the contest, would it disqualify me if I show just the original piece here on the DTF?

An example from the past - the winning entry in 2012 was the Krentz TRex (which everyone had already seen on its base) but which had been posed in a natural setting.

I am asking because I have a couple of pieces coming from Martin (that I customized prior to sending to him for painting) that I would like to share, but which I might also want to use in creating an outdoor contest photo ....

Thanks Admin in advance for clearing this up so I know what I can and can't do ...

The exact wording of the rule is you cannot use a picture that has been published before...so a picture that does not use the same backdrop would not qualify .
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2014, 11:22:07 AM »
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I am asking because I have a couple of pieces coming from Martin (that I customized prior to sending to him for painting) that I would like to share, but which I might also want to use in creating an outdoor contest photo ....
I thought you said you weren't into collecting anymore? :)

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2014, 03:56:55 PM »
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I am asking because I have a couple of pieces coming from Martin (that I customized prior to sending to him for painting) that I would like to share, but which I might also want to use in creating an outdoor contest photo ....
I thought you said you weren't into collecting anymore? :)

I'm not ... these were a couple of customization leftovers that I decided to have Martin paint ... Seemed a shame to get rid of them unfinished ... I certainly haven't given up art - getting rid of the junk cluttering up space was a way to free me up a little in that regard ... stay tuned  ...
« Last Edit: May 19, 2014, 03:59:48 PM by Simon »

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2014, 02:50:38 AM »
The rules indicate the participant must build their own diorama. I would assume having an animal finished by someone else would be alright, but what about the diorama/base? For example, it would seem unfair to submit an entry with one of Martin Garratt's lush landscapes included in the scene, since that wouldn't have been built by the contest participant. Perhaps clearer definitions are needed.

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2014, 03:07:22 AM »
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For example, it would seem unfair to submit an entry with one of Martin Garratt's lush landscapes included in the scene, since that wouldn't have been built by the contest participant. Perhaps clearer definitions are needed.
I agree, I don't think it's fair either. No offense, Simon. I think participants should build their own scenery or go outside and use what mother nature provided for us.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2014, 03:17:38 AM by tyrantqueen »

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2014, 07:56:44 AM »
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For example, it would seem unfair to submit an entry with one of Martin Garratt's lush landscapes included in the scene, since that wouldn't have been built by the contest participant. Perhaps clearer definitions are needed.
I agree, I don't think it's fair either. No offense, Simon. I think participants should build their own scenery or go outside and use what mother nature provided for us.

None taken.  Seems like a reasonable observation, and I didn't want to hold off on showing y'all the dioramas, hence my question.

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2014, 08:21:34 AM »
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For example, it would seem unfair to submit an entry with one of Martin Garratt's lush landscapes included in the scene, since that wouldn't have been built by the contest participant. Perhaps clearer definitions are needed.
I agree, I don't think it's fair either. No offense, Simon. I think participants should build their own scenery or go outside and use what mother nature provided for us.

None taken.  Seems like a reasonable observation, and I didn't want to hold off on showing y'all the dioramas, hence my question.
Interesting observation...I always ask Martin if he is entering, because I would not feel right about his having to compete against his own work . He always tells me go ahead, but I have always used real outdoor backgrounds and so far none of his repaints.....but tomorrow is a new day.
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2014, 03:10:38 PM »
 :)  The first diorama contest we ever had included a Favorite Diorama.  It finished 3rd.  So I guess thats a precedent.

http://dinotoyforum.proboards.com/thread/578/vote-diorama-contest?page=3#page=1

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2014, 03:16:13 PM »
:)  The first diorama contest we ever had included a Favorite Diorama.  It finished 3rd.  So I guess thats a precedent.

http://dinotoyforum.proboards.com/thread/578/vote-diorama-contest?page=3#page=1
It's more like three models mounted on a base than a diorama. It's not like the person who took that photo was going to saw off the models from the base anyway, just for a photograph.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2014, 03:18:39 PM by tyrantqueen »

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2014, 05:25:29 PM »
:)  The first diorama contest we ever had included a Favorite Diorama.  It finished 3rd.  So I guess thats a precedent.

http://dinotoyforum.proboards.com/thread/578/vote-diorama-contest?page=3#page=1

And that is exactly why I asked for a clarification.

If I enter the contest, what I plan on doing is creating a ground-level diorama in nature that will depend on the natural surroundings for its framing, not Martin's base, which I may cover and make invisible to the camera.  I never thought about submitting just the dio Martin made per my instructions precisely because I didn't make it.  Since I did customize the dinosaur figures, I have no qualms about using them, however ...

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2014, 09:34:22 PM »
I just realized that if I do a diorama with a model that I customized and Martin painted, and I already shared the photo with you, then everyone would know whose dio it was, which kind of defeats the purpose of having anonymous voting.

So the Iggy and Utah will not be making their appearance in the contest.  I'm gonna have to rethink if I want to do it and withhold photos of some new project off the web til then.

hmmmm....

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2014, 09:39:04 PM »
Okay, I have a few ideas of what I might like to do. I've divided them up into "Standard," "Cool," and "Funny" categories.  Please let me know!

They will likely be "nighttime" shots because I usually use a dark backdrop and handheld lighting.

STANDARD

-CollectA Xenocertops, because I think it looks cool.
-Safari Inostrancevia, perhaps attacking their Scutosaurus.
-Something with the Kaprosuchus or Postosuchus
-Something with CollectA's Carcharodontosaurus.  I do not currently own this piece, but it is expensive - I will order one if I choose to go head with this.
-Something with the Safari Suchomimus, depending on how striking I find its color scheme.
-Something with Papo's Dimetrodon.  perhaps sunning itself outdors in the daylight, perhaps not.


COOL

-The Papo T-Rex running at the camera.  I already did a similar photo to this before, so I would have to change some things, but I know how to really capture the energy and urgency of the scene.
-Papo T-Rex vs. Papo Spinosaurus.
-The Cryolophosaurus in a frozen wasteland, despite the fact that its habitat was tropical when it lived.
-The Papo T-Rex and the Papo Pachycephalosaurus
-A family T-Rex shot

FUNNY

-Some dinosaurs poking around the wreckage of a time machine
-Godzilla vs. any dinosaur
-A good, accurate, beautiful diorama that happens to include the "rust monster" Chinasaur.
-The Papo Dilophosaurus fighting a frilled-necked cheap knockoff Dilophosaurus.
-Something with the Agustina, because it probably did not exist.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 09:43:14 PM by Ridureyu »

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2014, 09:55:51 PM »
Shouldn't you be keeping this sort of stuff to yourself, though? The entries are supposed to be anonymous, and if you reveal too much about what you're going to do for your entry that anonymity will be compromised.