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Vote for up to ten [10] dioramas

1. Velociraptor rampage
19 (1.3%)
2. The Little Red Riding Hood and Mr. Allosaurus
29 (2%)
3. Flight or fancy?
7 (0.5%)
4. Jurassic titans
78 (5.5%)
5. Maternal instincts
7 (0.5%)
6. Family of the forest
54 (3.8%)
7. This Triceratops ain't big enough for the both of us
11 (0.8%)
8. Uninvited guests
70 (4.9%)
9. Rearguard action
18 (1.3%)
10. Uphill battle
5 (0.4%)
11. Born to die
21 (1.5%)
12. Beyond coma and despair (countless days without water)
37 (2.6%)
13. Sushi!
14 (1%)
14. Something wicked this way comes
8 (0.6%)
15. Strategizing
17 (1.2%)
16. Last of the evening sun
51 (3.6%)
17. Eat this leaf son and you'll get stronger
4 (0.3%)
18. Hunting lesson
12 (0.8%)
19. The day Jimi HendRex couldn’t find his guitar…
59 (4.1%)
20. Primeval disagreement
20 (1.4%)
21. The callous reaper
11 (0.8%)
22. Forgotten forest
16 (1.1%)
23. Startled by the vacuum cleaner
44 (3.1%)
24. The triumph of the skies
53 (3.7%)
25. Ferns for breakfast again
72 (5%)
26. Bite me!
0 (0%)
27. Ceratopsian scattering!
26 (1.8%)
28. The endgame
8 (0.6%)
29. Hard to swallow buffet
13 (0.9%)
30. Morning meal
4 (0.3%)
31. Waterhole trap
8 (0.6%)
32. The reckless Troodon
5 (0.4%)
33. Here comes trouble
49 (3.4%)
34. A southern meal to go
6 (0.4%)
35. Fight or flight
3 (0.2%)
36. Squabble
16 (1.1%)
37. Eye to eye
4 (0.3%)
38. Through stormy skies
24 (1.7%)
39. Raptors on the hunt
9 (0.6%)
40. Expedition archive photo #21, Central Africa, 1933
46 (3.2%)
41. T-Rex trouble
19 (1.3%)
42. The wild and the innocents
50 (3.5%)
43. Confronting the raging tyrants
4 (0.3%)
44. Do you tango? - Argentinian scene
16 (1.1%)
45. Sneaking predator
3 (0.2%)
46. King of the hill
10 (0.7%)
47. Blue lagoon
60 (4.2%)
48. Such a peaceful day
2 (0.1%)
49. Jurassic chaser
14 (1%)
50. Cretaceous clifftop call
31 (2.2%)
51. Nothing to me?
2 (0.1%)
52. Take me with you
42 (2.9%)
53. Triassica - the feast
11 (0.8%)
54. One for the road
19 (1.3%)
55. When hunger strikes you take risks
15 (1.1%)
56. Euh-ohplocephalus
1 (0.1%)
57. His domain/Triassic sunset
31 (2.2%)
58. Catch
20 (1.4%)
59. Please, Ms. Olorotitan. Do not judge a hadrosaur by the size of his crest
9 (0.6%)
60. Gardeners of the river
50 (3.5%)
61. Chinese chain reaction
30 (2.1%)
62. Let's fight!
3 (0.2%)
63. To go up or to go down? That is the cretacic question
8 (0.6%)
64. Terror stalks lakeside
14 (1%)
65. Get out of my tree!
6 (0.4%)

Total Members Voted: 197

Voting closed: October 28, 2015, 06:50:17 PM

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2015, 12:31:05 AM »

No offense but I prefer not to vote for the ones that use Non toys. Feel its unfair because not everyone has access (or money to buy) sculps. The same with completely custom figures. I'm perfectly fine with the customised (reposed and/or repainted) ones.
I'm just sharing my thoughts.

I can understand your point of view, but on this forum are very talented people and you don't know if the figures you see are made for the authors of the entries or if they buy it. I think the variety and originality have to be rewarded if there is a good craftsmanship behind.

It's amazing how all encompassing a seeming narrow picture contest can be. Photoshop vs. natural vs. handmade dioramas? Toys vs. statues vs. custom work? This forum has a diverse assemblage of collectors. Some of them probably don't even collect toys. It doesn't make sense to exclude any one sub-set of collector but I agree that it can be frustrating to try to turn in a good entry if you're a person of limited means. Work with what you have and do your best. My favorite dioramas in this contest are not the ones with expensive pieces. I vote for the picture, not necessarily what model is used. Composition, creativity, lighting, camera focus etc. etc. These things are what matter most to me. Anyone can toss a nice looking model in front of a camera, and some do. They won't get my vote.


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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2015, 12:41:55 AM »
Last year I got 2 votes (and 1 was mine)  :'(
I'll be soooo happy if I get 3 or more this year.  ^-^


No offense but I prefer not to vote for the ones that use Non toys. Feel its unfair because not everyone has access (or money to buy) sculps. The same with completely custom figures. I'm perfectly fine with the customised (reposed and/or repainted) ones.
I'm just sharing my thoughts.

In my honest opinion It's not so much the quality of the figure, but more so how good the overall scene is.
You can have the best dino figures on the market, but if you can't put them in a nice scene you'll still lose.
It doesn't matter if its a toy, model kit, or a hand made figure.

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2015, 12:48:19 AM »
I've voted… it was hard to narrow it down to 10!  I definitely think there is a huge diversity amongst the entries.  As mentioned before, not everyone has access to the same resources (figures, backgrounds, cameras, etc.).  I still think it's amazing to see all the entries.

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It's amazing how all encompassing a seeming narrow picture contest can be. Photoshop vs. natural vs. handmade dioramas? Toys vs. statues vs. custom work? This forum has a diverse assemblage of collectors.

I personally like handmade dioramas and natural ones the best.  I like when a handmade one is so good you can't tell the difference!  Most of these awesome entries make mine pale in comparison.  Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2015, 01:04:39 AM »
Thank you for your replies.
Its very nice to have such talented people in the forum.

I've already voted. I can't see a clear winner here, but I have a top 5 (mine not included).
I had to read each tittle and examine the pictures carefully to catch the intention of the artist. Took me a while and I repeated several times.
Sobreviviendo a la extinción!!!

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2015, 06:09:18 AM »
Amazing entries everyone! It's so much fun to see so many members participate in the contest. Good luck to everyone who participated, I will have to look at each one again a few more times before I make my decision ;)

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2015, 06:51:44 AM »
Just voted ! I have 2 clear favourites, 3 if I count my own entry  ;) Can't wait to see the results.

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2015, 07:21:08 AM »
Some pictures won´t load...

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2015, 07:38:48 AM »
OK.  After a day, I've taken another look at the photos and I am positive I KNOW which 2 photos will be the finalists ... and I suspect I know which one will win too ... now I have to wait 29 more days to see if I am correct ...  ;) ;) ;)

Amazing entries everyone!!!

I know why the voting statistics are kept a secret til the final ballot is cast, but a part of me wishes that, now that I have voted, I could watch the "horse race" develop over the next month....

« Last Edit: September 29, 2015, 07:39:21 AM by Simon »

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2015, 08:00:06 AM »
Some pictures won´t load...

Refresh page if this happens, it happened to me on a tablet yesterday. Some sort of glitch.


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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2015, 08:54:57 AM »
In #53 what figure is that Theropod? and who made it?



This is a Herrerrasaurus from Manuel Bejarano designed for Shapeways prints.

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2015, 10:51:11 AM »
Oh no, I'm so dumb. I didn't know I have to vote for all 10 at once, I voted for one and thought I would vote for the others later, obviously I can't. :'( Dr.Admin, can this be fixed or would it be possible that I send you a PM with the numbers of my favourites and you vote for them on my behalf, somehow?

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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2015, 12:47:37 PM »
unfortunately i missed the cut off.. very disappointed.
stupid 'life' getting in the way.....
but i must say... the standard this year is exceptional... some very good entries, and im struggling to get my vote list down from 17 votes!!!!

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2015, 01:19:35 PM »
Well I finally voted, but it was pretty hard! Last night I selected my votes but could not narrow it down past 11. Today I managed to pick my 10, but there are still some I would have loved to have voted for but simply could not.

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2015, 01:27:58 PM »
Call me childish or "too much", but i really enjoy this moment, for real  :P

Gonna post the result when the contest end lol  >:D

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« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2015, 03:32:59 PM »
Good luck, everyone!  Lots of good stuff, but I've got 5 in particular that I'm rooting for. :) 
I'm glad I had a chance to participate this year, thanks for hosting it again!

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« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2015, 03:45:12 PM »
I placed my votes and now – for me – the 30 day run could cut down immediately to a few hours. From this point on the waiting for the results is so stressful.

In my listing I miss only two bonus places and in a hard view, I have three favorites (except mine – because I'm here not very objective). ;)

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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2015, 04:08:39 PM »
After careful consideration I have decided ...which dioramas to vote for ;D  Really great turnout this year; took me ages to narrow it down.

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2015, 04:38:38 PM »
I've never used all of my votes before, this year I just couldn't have enough!

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2015, 08:26:44 PM »
As soon as the entries were posted, and after looking through them with my Family, I went through and wrote down the ones I wanted to vote for that stood out, which came to 8. Then the tricky part was filing those last two places, and I ended up having to remove one to make room for the three I chose. Anyways, I'm very satisfied with my choices, and can't wait to see the results. I judged them by the overall look of the diorama, which included:
1. Dinosaurs needed to look natural with their environment
2. Good photography
3. They need to have a story or a clear feeling, of fear, peace etc.

Great submissions everyone!
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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2015 - poll
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2015, 08:48:22 PM »
Whoever made "Catch", kudos!

Hopefully the fish was dead when they found it :P