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Title: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: Captain Blood on February 27, 2015, 07:48:41 PM
Please use this thread for any general discussions or comments connected to LPL9.

Please only post rules queries to the rules thread: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=76115.msg930901#msg930901
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Chambersofminiatures on February 28, 2015, 01:00:20 AM
Brushes up...and go!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on February 28, 2015, 01:18:45 AM
Brushes up...and go!

Excellent Patrick  :)
Well that's two of us...
 ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Hawkeye on February 28, 2015, 04:26:21 AM
Excellent! It's arrived! And I might actually be able to take part this year. Great bonus rounds as well - a nice focus to all three, but they are still open to (what I know will be) interesting interpretation. Time to get the brushes out!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on February 28, 2015, 09:41:19 AM
Yes, we picked the themes for the bonus rounds this time to be suitably generic whether you're into historical, fantasy or sci-fi  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Hawkeye on February 28, 2015, 01:30:38 PM
Excellent idea, Captain Blood. I think it's going to make for some fascinating bonus rounds, with a huge variety of miniatures.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Admiral Benbow on February 28, 2015, 06:57:15 PM
Yes, we picked the themes for the bonus rounds this time to be suitably generic whether you're into historical, fantasy or sci-fi  :)

That's of course great! But where is light, there's also shadow ... As Hawkeye mentioned, the bonus rounds are open for wide interpretations, for example:

Animals: apes are allowed, so are armed apes? Like in "Planet of the apes"? Or only unarmed animals? A "team" of 5 sheep with 5 handlers count for 15 extra points?

Anyway, a new league is coming and I'm very excited about all the fantastic entries showing up. And yes, as it looks now, I could participate ...  8)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Nord on February 28, 2015, 08:08:11 PM
I think I will be in again this year, try to improve on last year's standing. Hats off to the mods and organisers for doing this, it's a lot of work and they deserve credit for their efforts.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on February 28, 2015, 08:33:00 PM
That's of course great! But where is light, there's also shadow ... As Hawkeye mentioned, the bonus rounds are open for wide interpretations, for example:

Animals: apes are allowed, so are armed apes? Like in "Planet of the apes"? Or only unarmed animals? A "team" of 5 sheep with 5 handlers count for 15 extra points?

Anyway, a new league is coming and I'm very excited about all the fantastic entries showing up. And yes, as it looks now, I could participate ...  8)


Excellent news Michael. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations already :)

As far as interpretations of 'animals' are concerned - well, apes are definitely animals, so they would be allowed, armed or not. (I must admit, I was thinking more of wild animals, farm animals, domestic animals and fantasy / sci-fi animal-like creatures. But interpretation of the theme is part of the fun, so I think it's okay to push the boundaries a little bit :))

If anyone is thinking of using particular figures or models for round 5, and is any doubt as to whether they will qualify for bonus points as 'animals', please pm me. I will consult with the Prof and we will agree a ruling.

Obviously the easiest thing though, is just to stick to animals which are very obviously animals :)

I think I will be in again this year, try to improve on last year's standing. Hats off to the mods and organisers for doing this, it's a lot of work and they deserve credit for their efforts.

Thanks Nord. It will be great to have you in the league again. (I'm imagining lots more troops for Lion Rampant ;))

This time round, I will be receiving the entries and organising and setting up the matches; the Prof will be managing the scoring and leaderboard. Hopefully, sharing the workload a bit, we'll both be able to take part too.

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Bugsda on February 28, 2015, 10:03:31 PM
So if I do five Elephants do I have to do five Tarzans for the bonus?  ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on February 28, 2015, 10:20:47 PM
You're never going to let me forget that, are you?  ;)

Yes, you'd need 5 elephant drivers, herders, dung-collectors or zoo keepers for the extra bonus  :)

As long as they fit together plausibly, that's fine.

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: khartoum2 on February 28, 2015, 10:44:02 PM
Looking forward to the new league - enjoyed last years immensely and my wife even approves

Re thinking some of my plans now know the bonus rounds - If I move female character from one grouping then what do I put with her and is there a big thing I can add

Great fun :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Plynkes on March 01, 2015, 12:02:59 AM
As far as interpretations of 'animals' are concerned - well, apes are definitely animals, so they would be allowed, armed or not.

Taxonomically speaking, humans are animals.  ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: syrinx0 on March 01, 2015, 06:30:04 AM
Looking forward to another enjoyable & inspirational LPL.   Nice work on the metals Matt.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Steam Flunky on March 01, 2015, 08:19:38 AM
Enjoyed last year very much.
Time to start painting!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: gnomehome on March 01, 2015, 08:36:18 AM
I see that the bonus points for votes has not been altered, stil based on the absolute number of votes. Some thoughts that popped up at the closing of LPL8


Now the dust has settled, I crunched some numbers. For each participant I added up the votes for and against. If I'm not making a basic logical error, this should represent the possible votes the participant could have gotten. The
maximum values was 4900, the minimum 4343. This means the 'max' participant had a potential of 557 votes the 'min' participant didn't have. More than one round difference !

The average and median value were approx. the same (4675 and 4680) which indicates a fairly even distribution IIRC.

Though this wouldn't have changed top 3, since they tend to gather more votes anyway, but it might have caused some position shifts lower in the rankings.

Maybe think about a distributing points based on a percentage of votes for in stead of a absolute number of votes.
I'm not quite anal enough to produce an 'alternate' standing based on this years LPL, but it would be interesting to see the impact.


Yes, sure, like mentioned already I like the idea and I think we will see how it works in the next league.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Wirelizard on March 01, 2015, 08:45:39 AM
I seem to have a tradition of participating in only odd-numbered LPLs (3rd, 5th & 7th so far!) so I guess that means I should get myself organized to participate in this one!

I like the themes, too, and can fit current projects into all three themes, with a slight stretch for "Animals". I really like the exclusion of horses from the Animal round, it'll make it a much more creative round that just a display of horseflesh!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 01, 2015, 09:18:07 AM
Taxonomically speaking, humans are animals.  ;)

Ah but Dylan, why would you paint mere human animals, when you could paint all that lovely African wildlife?  ;)  :D

I see that the bonus points for votes has not been altered, stil based on the absolute number of votes. Some thoughts that popped up at the closing of LPL8

I'm sorry, that had completely passed me by. From my point of view, the suggestion would involve extra work to calculate the % share (x 25 matches), when there is more than enough work involved in running the league already. But I'll see what the Prof thinks, since he will be handling the leaderboard calculations.

Good to hear from other would-be participants :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Nord on March 01, 2015, 11:24:49 AM
Would centaurs qualify for bonus points?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Elk101 on March 01, 2015, 11:35:50 AM
Might have to give it a miss with other things going on. At least that opens up a spot for the bottom of the table!   lol
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 01, 2015, 11:45:48 AM
Would centaurs qualify for bonus points?

I'm afraid not. Sorry  :(

Animals need to be 100% animal. And horses are disqualified anyway, because the aim is to see some painted animals other than horses.

So half-human, half-horse would fail on both counts :)

The intent behind the theme was to encourage livestock, wildlife, domestic animals, dinosaurs and fantasy / sci-fi animals: wargs, giant bugs etc.
Obviously once you try to push at the interpretation of the theme, you hit some difficulty.
So I suppose anthropomorphic animals like Redwall-style armed mice would be allowable because mice are undeniably animals.
On the other hand, fantasy / sci-fi races like lizard-men, would not qualify because these are not really animals, but alien humanoids with animal-like characteristics.
It's tricky, but we have to draw the line somewhere.
Please check if in doubt.

As I say, the easiest thing would be to just paint some obvious animals :)

Interesting to see that it's the animal round which is causing the most interest. At least nobody's asked 'what qualifies as a woman?' yet  :D

Might have to give it a miss with other things going on. At least that opens up a spot for the bottom of the table!   lol

Ah, that's a shame Steve. You did pretty well last time IIRC :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Elk101 on March 01, 2015, 11:54:23 AM
I think i was firmly mid table at the end. My poor photography let me down! I do really like the themes though as they encourage painting up existing figures rather than specifically buying new ones for the LPL. I have a dozen unpainted longhorn cattle that I need to paint plus some cowpokes. Hmmm, maybe LPL will be another painting kick up the backside. With the LPL and BLAM I painted more last year than in the past 5 combined.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on March 01, 2015, 12:00:32 PM
I'm sorry, that had completely passed me by. From my point of view, the suggestion would involve extra work to calculate the % share (x 25 matches), when there is more than enough work involved in running the league already. But I'll see what the Prof thinks, since he will be handling the leaderboard calculations.

Honestly, I completely forgot about it. Too busy at the moment with real life issues but a bit later, in a few weeks I will try to implement that in my mighty LPL-Excel-Spread-sheet-thing :) So If it is going to work then I actually wouldn't mind to try it out in this season.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Nord on March 01, 2015, 01:07:55 PM
Interesting to see that it's the animal round which is causing the most interest. At least nobody's asked 'what qualifies as a woman?' yet  :D

No worries, didn't think they would, just checking. I have got a couple of other things in mind for the animals round. I do know what a woman is, it's just getting my hands on five of them that I am having difficulty with.  ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Diakon on March 01, 2015, 01:18:22 PM
Sorry if I've missed this in the rules but would 2 miniatures on a single base (ie. Weapons teams) count as one or two miniatures for team size purposes?

Not sure if I'm gonna have three teams ready in time but if I do I'm going to give this a go.  :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 01, 2015, 01:32:55 PM
I do know what a woman is, it's just getting my hands on five of them that I am having difficulty with.  ;)

lol
I think five would be too many to handle - I have enough trouble with one ;)

Sorry if I've missed this in the rules but would 2 miniatures on a single base (ie. Weapons teams) count as one or two miniatures for team size purposes?

Two  :)
Miniatures or models can be singly or multiply based as you wished. As long as they are based and there are at least five individual minis or models in a team.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: elysium64 on March 01, 2015, 06:07:39 PM
I really would like to take part this year, as I need something to break my painting drought, just need to get the three initial teams painted.
Not sure I have enough figures for the Armoured round and trying to avoid buying any more till end of March , but I am doing a quick paint job of some figures for a friend that will be suitable.
The other two theme rounds I am well sorted for, though the big thing may be a bit ambitious, we'll see how I go.
Got to get three teams painted before April first.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 02, 2015, 06:00:50 PM
Looking forward to another enjoyable & inspirational LPL.   Nice work on the metals Matt.

Thanks :)

Interesting to see that it's the animal round which is causing the most interest. At least nobody's asked 'what qualifies as a woman?' yet  :D

I was planning to ask about feminine robots, like Hydra's 'Mechanika'...

The good news is I won't have to buy anything for the LPL this year, the bad news is I have too many things to choose from even for the bonus rounds  o_o
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 02, 2015, 06:14:03 PM
Well the category is stated as 'female figures' so I guess if the robots are obviously female robot figures they would qualify.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: McMordain on March 05, 2015, 12:41:19 PM
So if I understand it right 5 Lotr orc warg riders would be perfect for round 5, right?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 05, 2015, 01:56:47 PM
Right 😊
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Bugsda on March 05, 2015, 06:26:30 PM
Excellent! I've got Wargs  :D  So that means Tarzan's off, Richard  ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 05, 2015, 08:54:01 PM
Thank f*** for that  :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: krimso on March 06, 2015, 05:06:29 PM
I'm planning on getting involved.  Being an LPL noob (did thoroughly enjoy watching the action last year) I have a question.  I post WIP pictures on my blog once a week.  If I do not post any pictures of "completed" teams but have some pics posted of WIPs is that allowable, or are there no pics allowed whatsoever?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 06, 2015, 06:41:00 PM
Hi  :)

For 'new team' bonus points purposes, it's okay to post pics elsewhere of figures you intend to use in their raw, prepped, or early part-painted state. But well advanced, almost finished, or fully finished and based figures would have to count as 'previously published' if you'd shown them on your blog, and so wouldn't count as new.

Sorry to be pernickety, but the intent behind the league (apart from a bit of friendly competitive fun) is to encourage members to paint new figures, rather than showing already-painted stuff which might have been seen before. Unfortunately, this means you have to draw a line somewhere.

There's also the side issue of tacit (or explicit) drumming up support via blogs etc. Shocking I know, but it's been done before, along the lines of: 'Hey, here are some figures I'm painting for the Lead Painters League over on the Lead Adventure Forum... Why not pop over AND VOTE... '

Obviously not cricket :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: krimso on March 09, 2015, 03:20:37 PM
Thanks for the clarification.  Now lets see if I can get three teams together in time.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Thargor on March 10, 2015, 09:06:35 PM
I'm in, hopefully.  Don't seem to have finished a project since last year's LPL so we'll see how it goes.  Round 1 bonus will be figures I probably wasn't going to be painting until much later in the year, but they'll do if I can find them.  Started work on round 2 figures.  Round 3 could be an extension of my Army Painters figures that didn't get done in December, January or last month.  The animals round looks like it could have some fun entries and as for the last round.....I'll have to have a think about that one. 
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: mikedemana on March 11, 2015, 10:21:13 PM
Chances are, this year, I am out.  :'(

This has been the busiest several weeks of the school year, and it doesn't show any sign of letting up. I'm involved in too many clubs and other activities for me to see my time free up in the foreseeable future. That's a bummer because I've been in it for several years in a row, now.

That said, I will still enjoy seeing the Sunday morning parade of beautifully painted entries, again!

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: TheWeasel on March 12, 2015, 05:22:51 PM
I love LPL season! This year I'm about ready to enter. I've been getting myself organized so it looks like I've got a good shot at entering. Might not make all the bonus round themes, but it'll be fun to be a part of things. (In the LPL spirit, I'm trying to use models that are already  waiting for paint rather than adding significantly to the lead pile in the garage...)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 14, 2015, 02:35:12 PM
Ah bollocks...

I'm in  :D

I can get the three teams done for the start and then the rest are after Salute  ;D

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 14, 2015, 02:45:15 PM
Excellente! Hoping to see more Karstarks and their chums  8)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: area23 on March 14, 2015, 03:32:28 PM
Yay! I better get working. Hope I'll find the time!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: malto cortese on March 14, 2015, 07:15:01 PM
I'm afraid not. Sorry  :(

Animals need to be 100% animal. And horses are disqualified anyway, because the aim is to see some painted animals other than horses.

So half-human, half-horse would fail on both counts :)

The intent behind the theme was to encourage livestock, wildlife, domestic animals, dinosaurs and fantasy / sci-fi animals: wargs, giant bugs etc.
Obviously once you try to push at the interpretation of the theme, you hit some difficulty.
So I suppose anthropomorphic animals like Redwall-style armed mice would be allowable because mice are undeniably animals.
On the other hand, fantasy / sci-fi races like lizard-men, would not qualify because these are not really animals, but alien humanoids with animal-like characteristics.
It's tricky, but we have to draw the line somewhere.
Please check if in doubt.

Interesting to see that it's the animal round which is causing the most interest. At least nobody's asked 'what qualifies as a woman?' yet  :D

Ah, that's a shame Steve. You did pretty well last time IIRC :)



Captain, sorry to bother you but I need some clarification as I am very tempted to have another go this year:

1) would mules and donkeys count as horses or "other"?
2) in a previous post you mentioned "previously published" teams as allowable even if they will not receive the 10 points bonus - does that include also pictures of teams that were posted in a previous LPL? Sorry, just want to make sure I will be able to have 10 teams....

Thanks a lot !
As I say, the easiest thing would be to just paint some obvious animals :)

Malto
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 14, 2015, 07:38:19 PM
Mules and donkeys are animals which are not horses, so would count for bonus points.

You can submit a team of previously published figures, but they will not be eligible for 'new' team bonus points.

Obviously, the LPL is designed to encourage new painting, hence the bonus points for newly painted teams.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Freelancer on March 16, 2015, 03:20:33 AM
What email address do we use when LPL9 opens for entries? Or is that revealed on the day?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Wirelizard on March 16, 2015, 06:48:00 AM
What email address do we use when LPL9 opens for entries? Or is that revealed on the day?

It's over in the rules thread: [email protected]

Looking through my lead/plastic/resin mountain this weekend I realized I can do the entire LPL and meet all the theme rounds in proper LPL fashion, ie without buying a single new figure. In fact, most of what I need is already cleaned, based, primed, and tucked into my "to be painted someday" storage containers!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Thargor on March 21, 2015, 05:20:24 AM
A quick check - for the Animals round - If the animals I painted were cattle, could my cowboy herders be mounted on horses?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 21, 2015, 09:26:48 AM
Yep, as long as you have a team of 5 non-horsey animals or creatures in there, you can include whatever else you like. And yes, the accompanying humans could be mounted on horses  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread
Post by: Captain Blood on March 21, 2015, 10:44:23 AM
Just a little reminder...  :)

You have just under a week until the league opens for submissions.

You can send in your first three teams to [email protected] from 19.00 GMT, next Friday 27th March.

Please bear in mind that is when the league OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS - it is not the final deadline.

To judge from those who have so far declared their intention to take part, I don't think the league is going to be over-subscribed.
But you never know.
Participation is on a first come - first served basis. So although I doubt we will have more than 50 people wanting to take part, it would certainly do no harm to get your first three teams in as early as possible.

I should also point out that should we end up with an uneven number of participants, the last entrant to submit by the final deadline (12.00 GMT on Friday 10th April) will alas be the one who does not get to take part in the league (unless we can persuade another person to join in and make up the numbers).

Looking forward to it  :)

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - ONE WEEK TO OPENING!
Post by: Vanvlak on March 21, 2015, 02:56:20 PM
I shouldn't even be looking here, due to work; conversely, I should be looking here for the very same reason, in the interests of the preservation of some last vestiges of sanity.
And the stars may have aligned: armour? check; animals + handlers (not horses or antropomorphic types)? check. Models of the feminine persuasion? I was wondering how many of you can tell a male genestealer and a female genestealer apart, but then found some more easily distinguishable models, so that's another check. Vehicle/monster to accompany the ladies? Check - if I can find it, that is!

So I might just drag myself into this, if undercoating weather permits.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - ONE WEEK TO OPENING!
Post by: Thargor on March 21, 2015, 06:17:59 PM
Quote
Yep, as long as you have a team of 5 non-horsey animals or creatures in there, you can include whatever else you like. And yes, the accompanying humans could be mounted on horses  Smiley

Great, thanks Capt.  That's sorted out what I'm putting in for round 5 then.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - ONE WEEK TO OPENING!
Post by: pacarat on March 25, 2015, 06:36:47 PM
Passing on this year's event - my travel schedule picks up next week and won't likely stop through the end of summer.

Looking forward to seeing all the great entries for inspiration.

Vote early and often!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - ONE WEEK TO OPENING!
Post by: Mr Tough Guy on March 26, 2015, 04:01:46 PM
I'm considering entering if I can finish a few more bits before the first deadline

couple of questions though, for it to be considered a new team it has to be at least 5 new minis, but can I then add a few more old minis to have a better looking team and still be considered new as long as there's at least 5 new ones?
also a team consists of at least 5 guys with a similar theme from the same side, but I'm guessing it is allowed to set a scene using adversaries as long as the secene includes a complete theme? for instance 5 vampires versus 2 witchhunters
And in round 5 do both the animals and the humans have to be on the same side, would 5 hunters and 5 beast be allowed?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - ONE WEEK TO OPENING!
Post by: Captain Blood on March 26, 2015, 09:24:03 PM
for it to be considered a new team it has to be at least 5 new minis, but can I then add a few more old minis to have a better looking team and still be considered new as long as there's at least 5 new ones?

Yes.
To qualify for the 'newly painted' bonus, the 'new team' should be the focus of the picture, but yes, you can add in other figures for extra effect.

also a team consists of at least 5 guys with a similar theme from the same side, but I'm guessing it is allowed to set a scene using adversaries as long as the secene includes a complete theme? for instance 5 vampires versus 2 witchhunters

Correct. As long as 'the team' is formed by a cohesive set of figures you can include some enemies as set dressing or to help tell a story...

And in round 5 do both the animals and the humans have to be on the same side, would 5 hunters and 5 beast be allowed?

Same side. Paint a team of at least 5 animals AND 5 accompanying riders / handlers / herders / crew and get 15 extra theme bonus points.
(Accompanying, not opposing  :))
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Captain Blood on March 27, 2015, 09:55:35 AM
LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: khartoum2 on March 27, 2015, 03:23:09 PM
Will you be doing a tally this year to show number of entries received - My round one is taking longer than planned :? and will never be ready today

Thanks
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Admiral Benbow on March 27, 2015, 04:12:38 PM
Will you be doing a tally this year to show number of entries received - My round one is taking longer than planned :? and will never be ready today
Thanks

Oh yes, same for me. I'm far from finishing my first three entries. Too much real life work ... But I guess we'll have a couple of days anyway ...  ;D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Captain Blood on March 27, 2015, 04:26:53 PM
Yes, I'll let everyone know the running total of entries...  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Nord on March 27, 2015, 08:10:19 PM
Sent my entries in, sorry, not wishing to sound smug but happy with my entries.  :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Captain Blood on March 27, 2015, 08:21:55 PM
And received :)

Including me, that's four entrants so far.

Not exactly a flood for the 50 slots, so take your time folks... I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: pocoloco on March 27, 2015, 08:23:57 PM
And how long did people have time to send their first three entries? I am way too lazy at this time of the evening to find the answer myself  ::)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Thargor on March 27, 2015, 09:50:22 PM
My entries have been sent. 
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 27, 2015, 09:50:43 PM
And how long did people have time to send their first three entries? I am way too lazy at this time of the evening to find the answer myself  ::)

If your'e asking about the deadline, it is 12.00 GMT on Friday 10th April.

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 27, 2015, 10:14:53 PM
Just started painting my first three entries now  :D

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Duke Donald on March 27, 2015, 10:29:42 PM
I'm preparing my first entry ... for LPL10!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Captain Blood on March 28, 2015, 12:38:06 AM
We are at 6 participants so far...  :)

And how long did people have time to send their first three entries? I am way too lazy at this time of the evening to find the answer myself  ::)

People had 4 weeks notice to the opening of submissions (today) and have another two weeks from today to get their first three entries in.
So 6 weeks in total.
Although obviously if the 50 available places fill up before 10th April, it will be too late.
But I would say that's not looking too likely as things stand.
If places suddeny start to fill up fast, I'll let you know  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Steam Flunky on March 28, 2015, 08:30:10 AM
First 3 entries sent in.
Let the game begin!!  :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Drachenklinge on March 28, 2015, 11:37:03 AM
Quote from: Captain Blood
We are at 6 participants so far...  :)
Ya, ya, ya, I'm on it, I'm on it ... ;)

actually nothing "special made" for the LPL this year. Just what I painted for gaming during the last weeks and the next time. However, I bought a new digicam the day before yesterday, hopefully not toooo cheap  o_o but so far so good. Pictures made and on the way.

Thanks again for organizing!

beste wishes
DK
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Lt. Hazel on March 28, 2015, 11:47:34 AM
Hopefully I will be able to take the pics tonight...the Miniatures are painted but I am not at home  :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: malto cortese on March 28, 2015, 12:07:45 PM
We are at 6 participants so far...  :)

People had 4 weeks notice to the opening of submissions (today) and have another two weeks from today to get their first three entries in.
So 6 weeks in total.
Although obviously if the 50 available places fill up before 10th April, it will be too late.
But I would say that's not looking too likely as things stand.
If places suddeny start to fill up fast, I'll let you know  :)

I rushed to send my three entries at 8 pm sharp my time but I strongly suspect there was no need to do so...
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Captain Blood on March 28, 2015, 12:18:40 PM
No, I don't think there's any need to rush for a few days yet. Take your time shooting your pictures Jan. You still have almost two weeks.
We are currently at 7 participants  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Vanvlak on March 28, 2015, 12:21:53 PM
I am working on weeks 1-3 in the midst of a pile of weeks 4-10 models waiting their turn....
I have managed to complete 4 models, with another 7 nearing completion - but none are from week 1!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Drachenklinge on March 28, 2015, 03:11:11 PM
muahaha ... bought meeself 4 more weeks to paint my next entries ... by sending in the first 4 rounds already.

I'm really happy being able to participate this year, what with my new job and all ... cause it was much fun last time! Like to pics-battle You folkes in here!  ;D

best wishes and good luck to everyone from good ol Germany
DK

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Captain Blood on March 28, 2015, 08:06:00 PM
Indeed, thanks Thomas.
8 entrants so far. 42 places remaining  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 28, 2015, 08:25:32 PM
Finished my first team today  :D

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Captain Blood on March 28, 2015, 09:12:28 PM
Huzzah!
Cooking on gas James  ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 OPENS FOR ENTRIES TODAY 19.00 GMT
Post by: Captain Blood on March 29, 2015, 12:27:46 PM
9 entrants.
41 places remaining.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 29, 2015, 08:22:25 PM
10 entrants.
40 places remaining.

I am waiting for the trickle to become a flood...

COME ON BOYS! (And girls)
:)

::)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 29, 2015, 10:23:40 PM
12 entrants.
38 places remaining.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Braxandur on March 29, 2015, 10:23:54 PM
If there are still places next weekend I'll be in. the first three rounds are painted up, just need to set up my space for taking pictures .I moved a few months ago and didn't yet get around to it, but the LPL is a good reason to give it priority.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 29, 2015, 10:39:46 PM
Pretty sure you'll be fine by next weekend  :)

I know how you feel. I've painted lots of figures for the LPL - taking the photos is actually the difficult bit!  ::)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 30, 2015, 09:51:36 AM
14 entrants.
36 places remaining.

May I also take this opportunity to remind all entrants and potential entrants:

'To help us with administration, please also put your user name, team name and intended round in the mail header. (e.g. "SamSamplename Crusader_Cavalry  Round 2" and, if possible, in the file name (e.g. "SamSamplename_crusader_cavalry_rd2.jpg").
This is useful essential for keeping track.'

Thank you  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: ollv on March 30, 2015, 02:56:48 PM
5 ready, 10 more to go...
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Drachenklinge on March 30, 2015, 03:17:04 PM
aye, Captain

You prefer to have the entries seperately? Beside the first 3 ones, I mean. I may send in my fourth one again.

best wishes
DK
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 30, 2015, 03:44:10 PM
As you wish. Send them when you like  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Hammers on March 30, 2015, 03:49:02 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Willendorf-Venus-1468.jpg)

A suggestion for you, Richard: Big thing for Round 10? A really immense Venus von Willendorf with Rachel Welsh type cave women throwing themselves around it in a passion?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 30, 2015, 04:08:08 PM
A suggestion for you, Richard: Big thing for Round 10? A really immense Venus von Willendorf with Rachel Welsh type cave women throwing themselves around it in a passion?

There's a trend to call these figures 'Women of... " rather than 'Venuses' going around in Art History and Archaeology circles.

I'm not taking a stand on that by the way ;)

This one from Kostenki is a little ominous, I interpret the lines as restraints:

(https://mathildasanthropologyblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/kostenki-limestone-venus1.jpg)

Sorry for the digression, I can't help myself...

Back on topic I have 3 of 15 figures done more or less, so it will be a race to the deadline (as usual) for me.

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 30, 2015, 04:57:18 PM
Nice artefacts.

Matt, I hope you are able to make it. Wouldn't be the same without you :)

Peder, I don't know if you're back painting at the moment, but if you are, I'm ready for my annual trouncing at your hands ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Calimero on March 30, 2015, 05:18:44 PM

I've just send my firsts entries! ;D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 30, 2015, 06:06:06 PM
Debating whether to do a scenic backdrop or keep them white (most of my entries will be of a similar theme).

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 30, 2015, 06:18:11 PM
Debating whether to do a scenic backdrop or keep them white (most of my entries will be of a similar theme).

It's a dilemma isn't it?
I always prefer figures on white because you can see them more clearly.
But LPL voters seem to prefer the storytelling of the scenic shot...  ::)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 30, 2015, 06:45:05 PM
But LPL voters seem to prefer the storytelling of the scenic shot...  ::)

Do you think so? Seems like there's been plenty of cases where all things equal in terms of painting quality the votes went to the picture where the figures were up close on a plain backdrop.

I'll have to pay more attention this year :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Vanvlak on March 30, 2015, 06:51:31 PM
I'll just consider myself happy if I managed to get all 10 teams in .....
Probably using my 'wall backdrop' for some and I-have-no-idea-what for the rest.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 30, 2015, 10:05:37 PM
17 entrants.
33 places remaining.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Michi on March 30, 2015, 10:25:29 PM
17 entrants.
33 places remaining.


Thanks for the update. I´m still undecided whether to join the challenge or not. Actually there is nothing finished that I could show and I doubt to get 10 teams painted in time...  :'(
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Thargor on March 30, 2015, 10:42:21 PM
Come on Michi, show us some more of your wonderful painting skills.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Stéphane on March 30, 2015, 11:11:31 PM
That's it!
I enter in the dance for the first time.
Hope I did the good things for that.

STéphane
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Drachenklinge on March 31, 2015, 05:45:10 AM
Quote from: Michi
Actually there is nothing finished that I could show and I doubt to get 10 teams painted in time...  :'(
looking at Your signiture, I somehow doubt that chicks are Your problem ::)

join ... Join ... JOIN

best wishes
DK
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Hammers on March 31, 2015, 07:17:42 AM
Nice artefacts.

Matt, I hope you are able to make it. Wouldn't be the same without you :)

Peder, I don't know if you're back painting at the moment, but if you are, I'm ready for my annual trouncing at your hands ;)

I have a few flappers I'd like to get done for the the women entry, but alas!, I can't see how I would have the time.

By the way, a Big Thing is supposed to be a based, moveable item, right? Not a piece of scenery?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Michi on March 31, 2015, 07:30:15 AM
By the way, a Big Thing is supposed to be a based, moveable item, right? Not a piece of scenery?

By the way: If the big thing had a crew of five women, would that be considered an acceptable entry?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 31, 2015, 09:17:40 AM
By the way: If the big thing had a crew of five women, would that be considered an acceptable entry?



Yes, the women can be crewing the big thing - providing the 'big thing' is an obvious fit with the theme / genre of the women depicted :)

By the way, a Big Thing is supposed to be a based, moveable item, right? Not a piece of scenery?


It's a fine line. It shouldn't really be a piece of out-and-out scenery like a hill or a house. (You can include these sorts of things by way of a backdrop of course, but the big thing should be a gaming item rather than 'scenery')
It could however be a relevant structure like a siege tower or a crane. It's difficult to be definitive about where to draw the line. If anyone is in any doubt, please check via PM and I'll let you know whether - in principle - your big thing qualifies for the extra bonus points.



19 entrants
31 places remaining

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: verd on March 31, 2015, 05:28:47 PM
After some years being just an admirer on the sidelines, I have to enter this time!

Maybe this would be the burst of energy I need to paint my unfinished stuff.

Thanks for all the work to get the season going.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on March 31, 2015, 06:00:50 PM
Gracias Verd  :)

20 entrants
30 places remaining
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: khartoum2 on April 01, 2015, 09:07:23 AM
Go for it Verd

That was me a year ago and I didn't regret it (even if the glue was still drying when I entered one round)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Vanvlak on April 01, 2015, 04:33:29 PM
Gracias Verd  :)

20 entrants
30 places remaining
This is beginning to sound a lot like that scene in the 13th Warrior....

I am ready to stake my claim for last place in the ranking: first 3 entries sent in.
Compared to some of the stuff seen in LPLs mine will be a bit like Plan 9 from Outer Space compared to Casablanca.... but my aim is to clear 50 models from my painting list in a reasonable amount of time :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on April 01, 2015, 05:49:07 PM
21 entrants.
29 slots remaining...
:)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 01, 2015, 07:20:26 PM
Two teams complete, two half done and I found some girlies for the bonus round  :D Shit knows what I'm going to put with them though  lol

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Steam Flunky on April 01, 2015, 08:18:18 PM
I found some girlies .........  :D Shit knows what I'm going to put with them though  lol
I have the same problem with girlies!
.......what to see my Gnoblar?  OUCH !!!  o_o what did i say wrong???  :-X
.......OK.....What about a game of Malifaux? You can play with my Resurrectionist.....OUCH !!  o_o What was that for? ???
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on April 03, 2015, 09:02:07 AM
22 entrants, 28 places remaining.

One week from today is the deadline for entries.

:)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Mr Tough Guy on April 03, 2015, 02:59:48 PM
I'm in, will be a struggle to finish painting everything, so fingers crossed   ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Blue in vt on April 03, 2015, 04:50:22 PM
I'm having to face reality and bow out for this season....the first I've missed in 4 years... :'(  but other duties call this year...I hope to be back for the next.

On with the show Lads!

Cheers,

Blue
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on April 03, 2015, 08:36:55 PM
I'm having to face reality and bow out for this season....the first I've missed in 4 years... :'(  but other duties call this year...I hope to be back for the next.

On with the show Lads!

Cheers,

Blue

 :'(
Won't be the same without you...
Who'll be flying the flag for Brettonia?  ;)

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on April 03, 2015, 11:13:07 PM
23 entrants, 27 places remaining.
1 week to go!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: answer_is_42 on April 04, 2015, 11:01:55 AM
Hm. Somehow I've only just noticed this thread. I haven't painted anything in about 3 months. On the other hand, I *have* just got a fancy new camera. And Salute *is* just around the corner... I wonder if I've any figures that have not previously graced the LAF...

A week you say? I like a challenge...
 ::)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on April 04, 2015, 11:54:47 AM
Go for it Pete  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Blue in vt on April 04, 2015, 01:20:22 PM
:'(
Won't be the same without you...
Who'll be flying the flag for Brettonia?  ;)



Thanks Cptn!  It was a tough decision but a realistic one.  I'm excited to watch everyone else's entries unfold!

Good luck all!

Blue
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on April 05, 2015, 09:21:01 PM
24 entrants.
26 places remaining.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 05, 2015, 09:43:20 PM
Took my photos but have another dilemma. Parts of them have gloss varnish on which looks fine in reality but shit in a photo so I think I'm going to have to matt varnish them for this, keep my fingers crossed they don't 'fog' and then do the gloss afterwards  :?

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Klener Zorn on April 08, 2015, 01:38:59 PM
Do i have to enter a team of 5 or can the team be larger ? edit: nevermind... i should have read more thurally

edit : also if i enter an old team can the team consist of miniatures i have already shown on the internet before ?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on April 08, 2015, 04:12:51 PM
edit : also if i enter an old team can the team consist of miniatures i have already shown on the internet before ?

Yes it can.

A lot of the interest in the LPL comes from seeing newly painted or previosuly 'unpublished' figures or models.
That's why the 'new' bonus points are there. To motivate people to paint new figures, and to submit different teams in as many rounds as possible.

But of course, from time to time, people run out of time or real life gets in the way. Then people have to use figures they've already shown online or in print before, or run with an entry for more than one round. That's okay. Needs must.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Klener Zorn on April 08, 2015, 04:34:18 PM
Yes it can.

A lot of the interest in the LPL comes from seeing newly painted or previosuly 'unpublished' figures or models.
That's why the 'new' bonus points are there. To motivate people to paint new figures, and to submit different teams in as many rounds as possible.

But of course, from time to time, people run out of time or real life gets in the way. Then people have to use figures they've already shown online or in print before, or run with an entry for more than one round. That's okay. Needs must.

Thanks for the info...yeah thats what i thought about..... its not that im not motivated to do more stuff
but i cant tell if RL will keep me buisy or not....so its nice to know that i can enter teams consisting of some of my other miniatures if i need to :)
Its even better because i really dont want to enter the same team twice if i have no time to produce new stuff :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Klener Zorn on April 08, 2015, 04:36:08 PM
Oh i have one more question though

Would a Krampus with 4 children count as a team ? because basically the miniatures belong together
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on April 08, 2015, 06:43:42 PM
Oh i have one more question though

Would a Krampus with 4 children count as a team ? because basically the miniatures belong together

The 5 models or figures making up a team have to be 'on the same side'.

So, if, as I understand it, the Krampus is a sort of demon who punishes naughty children, then they are not really on the same side...

If the children are his assistants / helpers, or if there are 5 children making the team, plus the Krampus as an extra character, that would be okay.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread - LPL9 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
Post by: Captain Blood on April 09, 2015, 09:35:39 AM
26 entrants.
24 places remaining.

YOU ONLY HAVE TWO DAYS LEFT.

May I also remind you that in the event that we end up with an uneven number of participants when the lists close, then either:

- We find a last-minute addition to even up the numbers, or
- The person who's entry was the last received, will sadly have to sit this one out.

Let's hope it doesn't come to that. Fingers crossed for an even number of participants.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 09, 2015, 11:43:56 AM
27 entrants
23 places remaining
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 09, 2015, 07:31:47 PM
28 entrants
22 places remaining...

You have 24 hours left to get your entries in!

(I'm hoping for a late rush :))
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 09, 2015, 07:35:43 PM
Does that include mine  :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 09, 2015, 07:40:18 PM
Does that include mine  :D

29!

21 places remaining.

Come on. We need at least one more entry... We don't want James to have to sit it out on the sidelines...  ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 09, 2015, 07:42:56 PM
Come on. We need at least one more entry... We don't want James to have to sit it out on the sidelines...  ;)

 lol lol lol
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 09, 2015, 07:49:26 PM
I'm in, LPL helps prod me to get things painted :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: answer_is_42 on April 09, 2015, 07:56:07 PM
 :'( Alas, I'm not going to make it.

Next year! I promise!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 09, 2015, 11:57:35 PM
30 participants
20 places remaining
:)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: mikedemana on April 10, 2015, 02:55:20 AM
Wish that I could, but this year has been ridiculously busy... :'( :'( :'(

Have fun, everyone! And good luck...!

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Wirelizard on April 10, 2015, 05:25:30 AM
Various disruptions in the last few weeks have completely murdered my painting/creative energy, and while those should be coming to an end fairly soon I'm going to have to break my every-odd-numbered-LPL streak and sit this one out.

 :-[
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 10, 2015, 07:03:50 AM
31 participants
19 places remaining

Today's the day!
If you want to take part, please make sure you email in your first three teams by this evening (19.00 GMT).
(Actually the rules stated by 12.00 GMT today, but I will hold it open for the extra few hours in case of any last minute entrants...  :))
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread LAST DAY TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Dr. The Viking on April 10, 2015, 07:14:09 AM
Do you usually have 50 people in this?!

EDIT: Ah, to answer my own question I can see that 30-40 is the norm while season 5 is an outlier with 72 entrants.   :)


Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread LAST DAY TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 10, 2015, 10:20:58 AM
32 participants
18 spaces remaining...
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread LAST DAY TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Klener Zorn on April 10, 2015, 04:21:14 PM
im trying to finish my last 5 miniatures in the enxt few hrs...i hope i still manage to enter the competition :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread LAST DAY TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 10, 2015, 04:44:58 PM
Well, keep at it  :)

At the moment - assuming you get your entry in, in time - you are the last odd-numbered participant (currently #33). So let's hope there's someone else out there rushing to meet the deadline. Because we do need an even number of competitors...
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread LAST DAY TO ENTER LPL9! DON'T MISS OUT!
Post by: Klener Zorn on April 10, 2015, 05:52:16 PM
you should have recieved my teams now....lets hope there will be a 34th player :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: Captain Blood on April 10, 2015, 08:55:12 PM
I'm afraid there was no 34th player, so we have to go with the first 32 registered within the deadline. Sorry.

The league matches will start on Sunday morning (European time).

I won't ruin the suspense by saying who has submitted teams. But there are certainly a few well-known LPL luminaries in the hunt. But also several missing in action. Should make it interesting...  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: Klener Zorn on April 10, 2015, 10:28:09 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  ;D

well thn ill wait for the next Year
its a shame i will have to wait a whole year really :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 10, 2015, 10:39:39 PM
Captain you couldn't coerce Bugsda into joining again?  lol

I blame him for knocking me out of the running last year :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: Captain Blood on April 10, 2015, 10:42:24 PM
Not an option this time...

The die is cast, the wheels are in motion, let battle commence  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: gamer Mac on April 10, 2015, 11:30:03 PM
Looking forward to seeing this years entries.
Now I have a year to get ready for the next one :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 11, 2015, 07:45:44 AM
Good luck everyone  :D

cheers

Jamea
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: verd on April 11, 2015, 10:04:29 AM
Good luck all!
Cant wait to see your respective entries!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: Michi on April 11, 2015, 10:15:16 AM
Good luck everybody! May the brush be with you...
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: XCIV on April 11, 2015, 09:43:41 PM
Well, I'd rather there were more participants than less.

Better chance I won't end up on the bottom. But at least I may not have to face Bugsda again this season... so that'll be nice.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: valleyboy on April 12, 2015, 07:41:16 AM
Best of luck Gents
I'm really looking forward to watching again this year
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: Lt. Hazel on April 12, 2015, 08:19:32 AM
Good luck gentlemen.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ENTRIES CLOSED
Post by: Captain Blood on April 12, 2015, 09:26:29 AM
Round one matches are up for voting. Enjoy  :)

Please remember to keep any comments on matches / entries constructive and balanced. Thank you.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Elk101 on April 12, 2015, 09:43:01 AM
Just finished voting on all of those cracking matches. Well done to all those taking part.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 12, 2015, 09:51:56 AM
There's some heavy hitters this year  :o

I was hoping for top ten but that's out now  lol

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Vanvlak on April 12, 2015, 10:06:06 AM
Captain, thanks for setting everything up for the round - echo this another nine times for all future rounds. Loads of work.
There's some grand stuff ondisplay.  8)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Drachenklinge on April 12, 2015, 10:06:37 AM
... happy, too, that it cannot get worse than position 32  lol
I also think, that my camera is my worst enemy. Need a better one next time ... even if I have to steal one. ^^


however, fun to be part again, good luck and happy voting to all. Some tough desicions already. Good work, my fellow combatants!!

best wishes
DK
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: rumacara on April 12, 2015, 10:51:37 AM
Top paintjobs.
Congratullations to all participants.
Great inspirations.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Steve F on April 12, 2015, 11:33:30 AM
Congratulations to all entrants on a very high standard for the first round.

But could I please make a general request for future rounds?  Please everyone, show us the actual figures close-up, not a diorama with overwhelming terrain pieces and a few swamped figures in there somewhere.  There might be some great brushwork going on, but if I can't see it, I won't be voting for it.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Drachenklinge on April 12, 2015, 02:05:36 PM
Though I understand the wanting, I do not mind terrain - though I am not using terrain this time. And it doesn't distract me from voting for the miniatures. At least I like to believe that. ;)


Say, folkes, I am missing Calimero's entries* - among others, actually. Any reasons known?

best wishes
DK

Edit *
Found him! ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Driscoles on April 12, 2015, 02:11:23 PM
Thanks for making up a new LPL.
Some great entries so far.
Good luck to you guys.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on April 12, 2015, 07:22:47 PM
Fantastic entries (as always).

I really enjoyed looking through all the entries and there were many that were close.

Thanks to all who have entered - you are MAD, MAD FOOLS:)

Tony
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Argonor on April 16, 2015, 04:02:47 AM
Done me voting!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Drachenklinge on April 16, 2015, 06:36:13 AM
out of curiosity I did some calculating ...we have votings in all matches in summery from 427 to 520, which is a difference of nearly 100 votings, means users.
Did we ever discussed the possible reasons? Is it for not wanting to decide a given entry due to ties or losing survey? What do you think?

best wishes
DK

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 16, 2015, 07:22:27 AM
It happens every time. Some people just forget to vote on every match. Some people choose not to. The most competitive matches between the most accomplished painters tend to attract the most voters.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Hammers on April 16, 2015, 07:35:21 AM
People have sometimes thought, occasionally triggered by hurt feelings, that you are obliged to vote on all entries, either by rule or by good sportsmanship. That is not the case, you can vote on none or all or anything in between.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 16, 2015, 02:42:20 PM
I usually look through them all before I start voting, and when I go back a second time I do sometimes miss a match or two. Not intentional. It doesn't explain a 100 vote discrepancy though ;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Drachenklinge on April 16, 2015, 06:02:23 PM
Hm, I usually pay attention to really see all matches at least out of curiosity for the entries and voting while lingering there seem to be easy ... maybe just for me. Not saying that deciding is easy ... just voting. ;)

thanks for the views
DK
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: gamer Mac on April 19, 2015, 12:56:54 PM
I feel everyone who enters deserves at least a little of my time and I always try to vote in every match.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Admiral Benbow on April 19, 2015, 03:55:26 PM
With so many pics out of focus in the first two rounds I think it's time to once again recommend reading the "Thoughts on how to succeed in the LPL..." by Captain Blood:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=29564.0 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=29564.0)

And there are lots of easy photo tutorials on the net:

https://www.google.de/search?q=photograph+miniatures&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=MsAzVaqBOILUao63gLgI (https://www.google.de/search?q=photograph+miniatures&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=MsAzVaqBOILUao63gLgI)

You invest so much time painting your miniatures, why not investing some minutes to get the most out of them in your pics? I for my part will not vote at all if pics are out of focus or the figures are so far away you won't see anything ...

 :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 19, 2015, 07:06:53 PM
Yes, rightly or wrongly, the LPL is about being able to take a good, clear picture, as well as painting your figures nicely :)

Now that round 1 is done and dusted and round 2 is underway, may I take this opportunity to remind all contestants that you need to submit entries for round 4 by 12.00 GMT on  - Friday 1st May.
Which is not that far away :)

Remember, if you do not submit a new team for any given round, your preceding team will automatically carry forward to the subsequent round - unless you specify otherwise.

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread DON'T FORGET ROUND 4 ENTRIES!
Post by: harleyface on April 19, 2015, 07:31:30 PM
My main reason for not participaiting is that i still own no camera  lol

Im a wargamer no photograph  :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Drachenklinge on April 19, 2015, 08:08:42 PM
... may I take this opportunity to remind all contestants that you need to submit entries for round 4 by 12.00 GMT on  - Friday 1st May.
You just gave me the shivers, until I remembered, that I already did  :o whoooha
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread DON'T FORGET ROUND 4 ENTRIES!
Post by: Argonor on April 19, 2015, 10:29:38 PM
Voted round 2. Overall better pic quality.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread DON'T FORGET ROUND 4 ENTRIES!
Post by: Drachenklinge on April 21, 2015, 05:59:40 AM
Is it allowed to show pix from the LPL in the not public area at my local club forum when the round it was used in is over? In this case round 1 or shall I wait until the end of LPL as a whole?

thanks in advance
DK
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread DON'T FORGET ROUND 4 ENTRIES!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 21, 2015, 07:23:25 AM
Is it allowed to show pix from the LPL in the not public area at my local club forum when the round it was used in is over?

Yes.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread DON'T FORGET ROUND 4 ENTRIES!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 24, 2015, 06:21:32 PM
Round 4 entries must be in by 1 week today  :)
12.00 GMT.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 24, 2015, 06:26:30 PM
I'll be taking Round four and six on Sunday  :D

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: Drachenklinge on April 26, 2015, 10:05:18 AM
oh, my ... this time nearly all entries were "tough decisions", can't believe it.  o_o And the easy ones were somewhat close, too.

Concratulations to all my fellow combatants! Great, great entries and matches. Hut ab!  :-*

best wishes
DK
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND ONE IS UNDERWAY!
Post by: Scott on April 26, 2015, 02:02:44 PM
Remember, if you do not submit a new team for any given round, your preceding team will automatically carry forward to the subsequent round - unless you specify otherwise.

I was just considering this as I noticed the large number of duplicate entries from last week. Is there some sort of penalty for this? Shouldn't there be? If not, what would prevent someone from painting up one really kick-ass entry and winning the whole thing with that same entry week after week.

I'm not really complaining, really. I just have this need to be constantly entertained with new things.

Thanks.

--Scott
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: Admiral Benbow on April 26, 2015, 02:21:59 PM
As this is round three, and everybody had to deliver three different entries from the start, there couldn't be any "duplicate entries from last week". Are there any?

To answer your main question: there is no penalty for entering with the same pic every week. But experience has shown that the voting public here is very used to get something new from everybody week after week. You could probably win two, if you're very lucky three times with the same very good entry, but that's it.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: Drachenklinge on April 26, 2015, 03:06:38 PM
in addition even superb painters will need to catch up the "new team" and "special-round" boni. Imho with only one team and looking at all the top noth painter in here again, this guy or lady almost certainly c/would not win.

However, there are a few entries I'd choose for trying.  :o
DK
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: Thargor on April 26, 2015, 03:30:35 PM
Must remember to take a pic of my round 4 entry this week and submit it.  Will start my round 5 entry tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 26, 2015, 03:45:53 PM
Scott, no, there were no teams 'carried forward' this week. Think you must have still been looking at round 2  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: Scott on April 26, 2015, 09:09:01 PM
Must be that, then. Or perhaps the heavy drinking.

I apologize for casting aspersions on anyone's integrity.

Thanks.

--Scott
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: XCIV on April 27, 2015, 02:12:20 AM
Here we go with round #3! I've already matched my win total for last season, so I got that going for me.

Still, it looks like it is gonna be a tough round for me... I wish my photo was better, but I am happy with the paint job.

I've got my round 4 and round 6 entries in. Still working on Round 5. Round 7 is pretty much painted, but not photographed.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: Captain Blood on April 30, 2015, 10:13:14 AM
Hello,

ROUND 4 DEADLINE

Just to remind participants that you have just over 24 hours to submit round 4 entries.
So far I have 20 round 4 entries, which means 12 people haven't yet submitted a replacement team for round 4.
If you don't submit a round 4 team, your round 3 team will carry forward to round 4.

I am away at a wedding this weekend, so need to prepare the matches by tomorrow night (so all I have to do is press a button to send them live on Sunday).
So please get your entries in on time. Thanks :)

BAD NEWS - LT HAZEL

Jan (the excellent Lt Hazel) has unfortunately broken a finger in an accident and won't be painting for the forseeable future  :(
We've agreed that he will submit new pics of previously painted teams used in previous LPLs or shown elsewhere. Obviously he won't be getting any more new team bonus points, but at least it keeps him in the league, which I'm sure we'd all agree is a good thing, given his beautiful painting. I think most people won't have seen most of his stuff before, so it will appear fresh to most voters anyway... But just in case you think you might have seen a particular group of Jan's figures before - well, you might have  :)
Hope the finger mends soon Jan.

Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Thargor on April 30, 2015, 10:56:40 AM
Ouch - hope it heals quickly Lt Hazel.

My round 4 is in and work has started on round 5.  Bit of a bumper entry for round 5 with the handlers and animals (22 individual figures going onto 11 bases).  Best crack on then.......
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Michi on April 30, 2015, 11:59:36 AM
That´s bad luck, but I hope you´ll recover soon. Perfectly fair decision by Richard to keep you posting your existing stuff to stay in the game! It´s fun to be part of it!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 30, 2015, 12:43:17 PM
Mend quick Jan  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: verd on April 30, 2015, 02:15:58 PM

Jan (the excellent Lt Hazel) has unfortunately broken a finger in an accident and won't be painting for the forseeable future  :(


Sorry to read that. I hope you recover soon Jan
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: malto cortese on April 30, 2015, 03:24:56 PM
Good luck to the Lt.!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Lt. Hazel on April 30, 2015, 04:04:42 PM
Thanks Richard for the announcement. And thank all of you for the get-well wishes. The doc who fixed my metacarpal bone with Wire said: "your Hand will look like Wolverine´s, the wire will project from your hand." And he said that the Hand will be ok in 3 weeks. So fingers crossed I will be able to finish some of my stuff!
Cheers
Jan
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 30, 2015, 05:11:12 PM
Good luck Lt. Hazel, hope you heal up quick.

You could go the Michael Perry route and start sculpting :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Dolmot on April 30, 2015, 05:35:38 PM
The doc who fixed my metacarpal bone with Wire said: "your Hand will look like Wolverines, the wire will project from your hand."

Can you attach a brush there?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Lt. Hazel on April 30, 2015, 07:12:24 PM
Can you attach a brush there?

Now that would be cool, brushes instead of blades!!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: marianas_gamer on April 30, 2015, 07:43:43 PM
Get better Lt! Would love to see some of your retro BOB goodness! Metacarpal, eh? That took some doing - more a hand injury than a finger. No more bar fights for you  lol
LB
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 30, 2015, 10:30:51 PM
That's my round four in  :D

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: von Lucky on April 30, 2015, 10:43:11 PM
Sorry to hear Lt. Hazel. I broke a chunk off my little medial and had a pin over the New Year. Advice - don't knock the pin/wire - extremely painful!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Captain Blood on May 01, 2015, 04:16:43 PM
32 new round 4 entries safely gathered in - I think you're in for a treat on Sunday morning, LAFers - some real peaches amongst this lot  :)

Just to remind participants (sorry!) you now have just one week to get your round 5 entries in!
(This is where the hard work kicks in...  ;D)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Vanvlak on May 03, 2015, 05:38:27 PM
Round 5 (slightly better-photographed  :D) in. This one had blocked all progress... hope to accelerate again.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Captain Blood on May 07, 2015, 08:38:02 PM
I've received 16 out of 32 replacement teams for round 5 so far... Only one day left... No pressure...  ;D  o_o
;)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Michi on May 07, 2015, 09:43:06 PM
I've received 16 out of 32 replacement teams for round 5 so far... Only one day left... No pressure...  ;D  o_o
;)

Still painting - right now. Don´t bother! Have to finish two more animals though... :?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: malto cortese on May 07, 2015, 10:59:06 PM
I've received 16 out of 32 replacement teams for round 5 so far... Only one day left... No pressure...  ;D  o_o
;)

The time is 12:00 GST, right? Finished painting but I have to take the *!# photo
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 5 new entries...
Post by: Drachenklinge on May 08, 2015, 06:07:23 AM
unfortunately, I still haven't five suitable animals  :? ... but I am working like one ... does that count?  ;D

Will send in my no-animal-pix today.
DK

Aunt Edith
sent in 5&6 ... hooray
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LPLers
Post by: Michi on May 08, 2015, 11:06:00 AM
The time is 12:00 GST, right? Finished painting but I have to take the *!# photo

Same here now...
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 5 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on May 08, 2015, 12:38:27 PM
That's okay, still missing a few. As long as they're in by this evening, that's fine.
But if you're not going to send a replacement team, just let me know.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 5 new entries...
Post by: Michi on May 08, 2015, 04:13:14 PM
That's okay, still missing a few. As long as they're in by this evening, that's fine.

Phew, I made it - hope it´s still valid!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 5 new entries...
Post by: Dolmot on May 08, 2015, 04:25:59 PM
Worst round ever, scheduling-wise. lol

After submitting round 1-3 entries I spent two weeks in Far East, then barely managed to finish round 4 while recovering from jet lag and general fatigue. With no buffer whatsover remaining, I started building some of this week's double team last weekend while catching up with the rest of life.

And now I'm on a train again, missing this weekend and probably next one too. Fortunately, all remaining entries should be undercoated so no more hassle with that unless I start building epic backdrops again...

If I can do it, you can too. :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 5 new entries...
Post by: Thargor on May 08, 2015, 07:37:07 PM
Hopefully I managed to squeeze my entry in just in time.  Been away with work this week and have had very intermittent internet (none at all yesterday) and very poor light when I tried to get pictures done, so had to take them indoors using a horrible yellowy ceiling light, a torch and my phone's torch to light the picture and a piece of cardboard and a magnolia wall as the background.

At least I'll get theme bonuses, so all's not lost I s'pose.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 5 new entries...
Post by: von Lucky on May 08, 2015, 10:44:25 PM
You have my sympathies all; particularly the contestant that was in my dreams last night (no idea who he or she was). They decided to paint 5 of those Warhammer End Times monsters lol
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread ROUND 4 ENTRIES. 1 week to go!
Post by: Hammers on May 13, 2015, 08:49:47 AM
Hello,

ROUND 4 DEADLINE

Just to remind participants that you have just over 24 hours to submit round 4 entries.
So far I have 20 round 4 entries, which means 12 people haven't yet submitted a replacement team for round 4.
If you don't submit a round 4 team, your round 3 team will carry forward to round 4.

I am away at a wedding this weekend, so need to prepare the matches by tomorrow night (so all I have to do is press a button to send them live on Sunday).
So please get your entries in on time. Thanks :)

BAD NEWS - LT HAZEL

Jan (the excellent Lt Hazel) has unfortunately broken a finger in an accident and won't be painting for the forseeable future  :(
We've agreed that he will submit new pics of previously painted teams used in previous LPLs or shown elsewhere. Obviously he won't be getting any more new team bonus points, but at least it keeps him in the league, which I'm sure we'd all agree is a good thing, given his beautiful painting. I think most people won't have seen most of his stuff before, so it will appear fresh to most voters anyway... But just in case you think you might have seen a particular group of Jan's figures before - well, you might have  :)
Hope the finger mends soon Jan.



It's a man's game, painting miniatures. We are lucky we have not left more casualties behind  us. All the best, Jan!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on May 14, 2015, 09:13:14 AM
Just a reminder... Replacement entries for round 6 some time tomorrow please :)
(Yes, I know, the pace is starting to tell... For me too  ;D)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 15, 2015, 04:46:35 AM
Round 6 in... and I don't really know what I'm doing for round 7.  o_o
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on May 15, 2015, 03:13:17 PM
Thanks Matt. I'm sure you'll think of something...  :)

Still missing a few replacement teams for the next round.
Just to remind you, if I don't get a round 6 team from you in the next few hours, your round 5 entry will carry forward.
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Thargor on May 16, 2015, 04:01:49 AM
Round 6 and 7 entries in.  Round 8 is just about complete too, so that gives me 3 weeks to paint round 9.  Just bought a new house and am spending most non-working hours decorating and trying to rescue the garden....no internet yet, so relying on mobile phone coverage to send and receive emails.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Dolmot on May 16, 2015, 10:28:43 AM
I know pretty well what to do when it comes to minis...although especially in the backdrop department I've made some silly mistakes, costing me a few odd evenings of semi-wasted work here and there. They could be avoided by proper planning, but that in turn would require a free day or two. LPLSNAFU. lol
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Anna Elizabeth on May 17, 2015, 01:18:32 PM
I'd like to say, you all did *outstanding* work, and it's hard to choose in each catagory. Well Done, Everyone. :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on May 22, 2015, 08:52:00 AM
Round 7 entries close today... Please send them in when you can...  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Vanvlak on May 22, 2015, 09:49:55 AM
Round 7 entries close today... Please send them in when you can...  :)
Argh, this one is going to be horribly tight......
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Poiter50 on May 22, 2015, 09:56:46 AM
Said the actress to the Bishop? lol

Argh, this one is going to be horribly tight......
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on May 22, 2015, 11:34:24 AM
Argh, this one is going to be horribly tight......

Don't worry too much John. As soon as you can. I won't set up the matches until tomorrow, ready for Sunday...

There are, I must say, a couple of absolutely stunning entries in for this round  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Vanvlak on May 22, 2015, 11:48:59 AM
Said the actress to the Bishop? lol

It's also touch and go....... (I really should be painting not egging people on  ;) )
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Vanvlak on May 22, 2015, 11:51:37 AM
Don't worry too much John. As soon as you can. I won't set up the matches until tomorrow, ready for Sunday...

There are, I must say, a couple of absolutely stunning entries in for this round  :)

Thanks, but honour demands they get submitted today. WHich they will, if I stop posting here and lift a brush.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 7 new entries...
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 22, 2015, 11:57:36 AM
Got my Round 7 in ages ago  ;D

Still struggling with Round 5 though  lol

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Michi on May 22, 2015, 12:02:40 PM
There are, I must say, a couple of absolutely stunning entries in for this round  :)

This is an ambivalent statement. The competitors wouldn´t all be glad to learn about, but the spectators will of course, I guess...
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: one day remaining for round 6 new entries...
Post by: Vanvlak on May 22, 2015, 01:13:51 PM
This is an ambivalent statement. The competitors wouldn´t all be glad to learn about, but the spectators will of course, I guess...
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Well said. I'm not thrilled...  :D ;)
But at least mine is now done and emailed. Phew!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 7 new entries...
Post by: Duncan McDane on June 01, 2015, 02:05:56 PM
Well, you can clearly see the mounting pressure now everybody has to deliver a fresh squad for 7 weeks in a row now. Hats off to all of you who managed to cling on so far...  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 7 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on June 01, 2015, 02:10:17 PM
Yes, it's a marathon not a sprint...  ::)

Alas, I've just received sad news via intermediaries that Bugsda is now without internet for the forseeable future, so I don't think we'll be seeing any new entries from him either. Shame, because I saw him at Salute and liked the sound of what he had lined up for round 10. But c'est la vie... It's a long old campaign in the LPL, and real life has a nasty tendency of getting in the way of the best-laid plans...

But I'm sure the last couple of rounds will see some spectacular charges to the finish line  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 7 new entries...
Post by: Thargor on June 04, 2015, 10:45:20 PM
Round 9 completed, but probably won't get the chance to photograph it until after work tomorrow.......it may be a late entry if that's ok?
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 7 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on June 04, 2015, 11:42:06 PM
Okay  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 7 new entries...
Post by: Drachenklinge on June 05, 2015, 05:27:50 AM
Mine is coming before 12oo, too, sorry
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 7 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on June 05, 2015, 05:50:40 PM
Still missing several replacement teams for round 9... Come on folks - one more heave! You're nearly there :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: Dolmot on June 07, 2015, 09:12:07 PM
For some reason I've had Caravan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzKloixVh_k) playing in my head all day.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 12, 2015, 04:57:10 AM
The last entry has been sent. In characteristic madness I decided to start a completely atrocious quality resin model two days before the deadline and managed to squeak it in  o_o

Well done participants- another LPL is nearing its end :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on June 12, 2015, 08:15:24 AM
Yep. Some really wonderful round 10 entries to enjoy come Sunday...
If you haven't sent a replacement team yet, please try and do so by the end of today.
Thanks very much all.
The end is in sight!  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: Vanvlak on June 12, 2015, 05:55:20 PM
And I'm done.
Phew, the last two weeks, delayed by a trip to Nottingham and catching up at work, were tight.

I managed to assemble and paint a total of 56 models, if I counted correctly, including one which I never included in the photos as it would have probably resulted in a partly defocused images, as in some of my earlier rounds. Getting stuff painted was my aim, so I am happy to have managed all weekly entries.

Once again thanks to Captain Blood for all the work needed toorganise this.  8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on June 12, 2015, 06:24:45 PM
There's no doubt, that despite all the hard work, the LPL is a great way to force yourself to paint 50 - 60 new figures in a three month period :)
It's certainly helped me break the back of my cave wars project.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: Michi on June 12, 2015, 07:26:39 PM
LPL is a great way to force yourself to paint 50 - 60 new figures in a three month period :)

73 and a big thing if I counted correctly...  :D Thank you LAF, that was more than I´ve done in a bad year.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 12, 2015, 07:52:31 PM
Gonna be tight for the last one  :-X

Thanks for arranging everything Richard, a mammoth task in itself along with painting all those figures   o_o

cheers

James
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: Thargor on June 12, 2015, 08:53:40 PM
Blimey - crap day at work... which lasted 3 hours longer than expected, then stuck behind grockels on the way home (40 min journey has taken almost 2 hours)......but can now submit the photo for the final round.

Thank you for running it all Richard and for being flexible with the timings  :D 
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: Dolmot on June 13, 2015, 01:19:12 PM
62 and a bunch of things.

I have a strange, idle, or strangely idle feeling today.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: last day for round 9 new entries...
Post by: Captain Blood on June 14, 2015, 10:16:50 AM
The final round is now live - enjoy!  :)
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: Colonel Tubby on June 14, 2015, 01:09:48 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who entered, your work is is truly inspiring.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: Andym on June 14, 2015, 01:20:04 PM
Yeah, I'd just like to agree with the Colonel, thanks! Thanks to everyone who entered and spent time/money/effort to treat us all to some great eye candy over the last ten weeks! I'd love to see everyone's collections together to see what you've achieved in that time!

Again thanks from Joe Public Viewer!
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: S44lade on June 14, 2015, 01:51:26 PM
It has been a joy each week to log on and see the entries pitted against each other. I think the standard has given plenty of head scratching deliberations this year with many, many close calls. Thank you to all who who have invested their time and effort painting and thanks also to the "background team" for keeping everything running smoothly.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: Drachenklinge on June 14, 2015, 02:38:33 PM
[…] and thanks also to the "background team" for keeping everything running smoothly.
I second that … and more. Thanks!
DK
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: Steam Flunky on June 14, 2015, 03:24:10 PM
It has been fun doing LPL again. Thanks to all the organizers for their work.

Good- Got a lot of figures painted that i have had laying around for a long while.
Bad-   The standard of entries is getting so high that i am (rightly and fairly) losing more often ;) :D
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: HerbyF on June 14, 2015, 08:13:07 PM
This year has been really impressive. I have had a really hard time deciding on many of the choices in all of the rounds. There were many that I think should have been a little closer in the voting. Thanks for all of the entries. I have enjoyed them all. :o
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: Mad Doc Morris on June 15, 2015, 10:45:56 AM
Thanks a lot and all hats off to Captain Blood and all the participants of LPL9!
It was a fabulous competition, lots of great eye-candy and smoothly run, at least from the viewpoint of mere voter. I tried to honour all your efforts by casting a vote on every entry – which caused me quite a headache on various occasions and required some very hard decisions. Hopefully everyone who entered the initial three teams feels like a winner, whereever you end up on the leaderboard.
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: valleyboy on June 15, 2015, 09:42:32 PM
Well done gents, another excellent LPL

For the first time in a few years I've only made a handful of comments as the matches have been posted, not because I have been stunned into silence by the quality of the entries on multiple occasions  :-*  (as I have been) but because of a number of burdensome external events and time constrictions I have been under. I suspect I am not alone in this among the non entrants

I hope my lack of comments or positive feedback is not taken as a lack of enthusiasm or appreciation on my part as I have been following this competition avidly - so  thank you all for your hard work that has not only kept me entertained but has raised my spirits as it does each year
Title: Re: LPL9 General discussion thread: The final round is now up for voting
Post by: syrinx0 on June 19, 2015, 03:11:30 AM
Another excellent and entertaining LPL indeed!  Thanks for all the wonderful and inspirational entries.