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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2018, 11:25:46 AM »
I'm pretty proud that I was asked to sponsor the Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018, and I'm anxious to see all the dioramas that will take part in this contest.
May the best Diorama win.
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2018, 12:13:54 AM »
Awesome! Thank you Dr. Admin and Mironimus/ Urzeitshop!
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2018, 05:12:17 AM »
What exactly would count? I have a small base for my papo cwratosaurus but idk if that is eligible

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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2018, 02:45:33 PM »
What exactly would count? I have a small base for my papo cwratosaurus but idk if that is eligible

I'd say this counts, though I'd highly recommend to shoot it in front of a nice backdrop... however, as entries are supposed to be anonymous, the data you have given with the post above would probably disqualify it :/

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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2018, 03:36:39 PM »
the data you have given with the post above would probably disqualify it :/

I don't think saying that the diorama is a 'small base' is specific enough of a detail to disqualify it.

As for the original question, I would second Lanthanotus' advice.
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2018, 03:47:16 PM »
Well, a "small base for my Papo Ceratosaurus" will probably not be one of numerous other entires of the same kind.... just my opinion.

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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2018, 04:49:51 PM »
Oh rip, i didnt read the rules i should've lol. I saw someone have like a table diorama set for their acro, i assumed thats what was expected since that's what i thought was truly acceptable.

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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2018, 05:22:29 PM »
You can have a look to the entries of the last years, there's a great variety there. From small bases or table dioramas, sometimes with kind of frames, others shot out in the "wild", others completly build up from scraps, including the figures themselves, some scientifically accurate, others fantastic or even cartoony or artistically alienated. So basically there are no rules to the content (besides not being sexist, racist, you name it), just that in involves prehistoric beasts in some kind of environment.

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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2018, 06:53:37 PM »
Well, a "small base for my Papo Ceratosaurus" will probably not be one of numerous other entires of the same kind.... just my opinion.

You do have a fair point. At this point, anything else I could say would basically be nitpicking.

Changing the topic a bit, how are everyone's diorama plans going?
(I don't want to know what you are doing for the diorama, just how far you are in the planning/making stages)
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2018, 10:52:24 PM »
Tx @Urzeit Shop for sponsoring this, i will take part in it. When i have time i will think about what i can do with my dinos, its great that we have time till august. ^^

I can only recommend the Urzeit Shop, i ordered several times from it. Great guy.  :)
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2018, 01:58:07 AM »
Oh i wasnt trying to enter lol, just curious as to what was considered a quality diorama

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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2018, 03:57:38 PM »
It's quite exciting to know we have diorama contest this year!

However,
I am not very positive about the 1000p width rule.
In doing this you encourage making a TALL picture rather than a LONG one, because a long one always gets compressed while a tall one benefits from this.

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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2018, 05:25:15 PM »
I am not very positive about the 1000p width rule.In doing this you encourage making a TALL picture rather than a LONG one, because a long one always gets compressed while a tall one benefits from this.

Neither of those statements are true; most image editing programs have methods of resizing images that don't compress or stretch an image. Tall images are also just as likely to be compressed or stretched as long images.
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2018, 05:33:16 PM »
Changing the topic a bit, how are everyone's diorama plans going ?
(I don't want to know what you are doing for the diorama, just how far you are in the planning/making stages)

I'm at the point in making it where I'm considering posting this one and doing another one closer to Aug lol.
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2018, 06:59:20 PM »

I thought this'd be the year I'd finally be able to join.... alas.... work cracked its wicked whip....

I'm excited to see this year's entries though.

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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2018, 07:08:35 PM »
I am not very positive about the 1000p width rule.In doing this you encourage making a TALL picture rather than a LONG one, because a long one always gets compressed while a tall one benefits from this.



Neither of those statements are true; most image editing programs have methods of resizing images that don't compress or stretch an image. Tall images are also just as likely to be compressed or stretched as long images.


Heís simply pointing out thereís a limit on width and not on height. Since most pictures are landscape though I donít think itís a problem.
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2018, 07:28:35 PM »
Heís simply pointing out thereís a limit on width and not on height. Since most pictures are landscape though I donít think itís a problem.

In that case, acro-man, I retract my previous comment.

I actually agree that if vertical dioramas became a trend, then they would be at an unfair advantage due to there being no limit on height, therefore allowing them to show more detail.


If the aforomentioned situation ever ends up happening, then a height limit is something Admin should consider enforcing.

Additionally, if the height restriction was ever to be enforced, I think it should only be enforced on portrait dioramas (i.e dioramas taller than they are wide). The same should apply for width restrictions on landscape dioramas (i.e dioramas wider than they are tall)
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2018, 02:31:51 AM »
I actually agree that if vertical dioramas became a trend, then they would be at an unfair advantage due to there being no limit on height, therefore allowing them to show more detail.

Yes, that's what I meant to say.
Imagine you make a panorama, it's bound to be wide but not tall.
And it losses most details if you squeeze it down to 1000p wide.
If you rotate it 90 degrees and submit it'll be perfectly fine, only the viewer's neck will be broken.
I don't think it's so intended.


"Portrait" & "landscape", yes, those are the words I intended to use instead of "tall" and "long".
Thanks Kayakasaurus  :)
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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2018, 02:44:23 PM »
Very excited for this! Joined this forum just for this!

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Re: The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2018
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2018, 01:14:13 AM »
I think I will have a try at it, just for fun :-)