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Offline Hammers

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Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« on: April 08, 2020, 07:46:42 AM »
I am thinking we should maintain the suggestion box in its own thread, i.e. here. Below you see suggestions from previous years, feel free to post new ones and I will update the list.

Speed
"HISTORICAL ACCURACY TO SCALE."
WWI
Peace
Animal
Vegetable, BSC2019
Mineral
Earth
Poisonous
Spotted
Production
Noise
Wreck, Broken, BSC2020
Exit
Small
Pringles tube
Computer fan
Box of matches
Trees
Generic terrain
Plant life, Vegetation
Difficult terrain, broken ground, obstructions
Bunkers
Warmachines.
2 by 2 feet game board (or 3 by 3 feet game board)
3D photography backdrop
Engine



BSC themes of the past:

Wreck and Ruin (BSC2020)   Run by: Hammers, Winner: Codsticker 'Ruined Gatehouse'
Vegetation (BSC2019)          Run by: Hammers, Winner: Hammers 'Weirwood'
Ill-adviced(BSC2018)            Run by: Vanvlak, Winner: Andym, 'Statue of Liberty'
Flight (BSC2017)                  Run by: Hammers, Winner: Andym 'Floatel'
Fire and Ice (BSC2015)         Run by: OSHIROModels, Winner: Overlord 'Flamer'
Water (BSC3, 2012)              Run by: Hammers, Winner: Blackwolf 'Forest Loch'
CD (BSC2,2010)                   Run by: Hammers, Overlord, Winner: Elysium64 'PipeOrgan'
Transportation (BSC1, 2009)  Run by: Overlord, Winner: Admiral Benbow 'Gunboat'
« Last Edit: April 15, 2021, 08:22:51 AM by Hammers »

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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 08:04:22 AM »
Could we have the list of what’s already been used, just so there’s no confusion.

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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 08:04:59 AM »
Could we have the list of what’s already been used, just so there’s no confusion.

Sure. Good idea.

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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 09:50:30 PM »
This will be rhetorical; I don't think the BSC competition needs rejigging,it's lack of resonse from forum members, I think about 1% vote more or less.
Social media is largely to blame,Facebook et cetera.
And I think,perhaps the virus may have knocked things on the head,anyway.
My suggestion for a theme is 'engine',I think historical accuracy to scale too difficult, and I'd only end up doi g Stonehenge...
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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 11:09:04 PM »
I agree with Blackwolf regarding "Historical Accuracy to Scale" may be a bit challenging especially as this primarily about gaming which involves sausage fingered club hands moving stuff around. :D

Perhaps we could get a piece of the banner ad when the contest is running to bring it to the members attention. I think it should be done for the Lead Painters League too; I only vote in that if I happen to notice someone is posting there.

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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 05:52:07 AM »
There seem to be two broad types of suggestions:
Thematic - based on an object or adjective (plants, noise)
Pragmatic (for want of better word) - based on specific objects or design/display requirements (computer fan, 2' x 2' board)

Both can be subdivided into subsections, for example, thematic can be based on a noun or adjective; whilst the pragmatic are based on (as my description suggests) objects converted to modelling use, or requirements resulting from display or gaming priorities.

Some could fit both - you can have plants as a theme, or use its of plants.

Why I'm going on about this I have no idea. I think I've been working on a research project on pottery in which everything gets clustered for too long...

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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 08:15:59 AM »
This will be rhetorical; I don't think the BSC competition needs rejigging,it's lack of resonse from forum members, I think about 1% vote more or less.
Social media is largely to blame,Facebook et cetera.
And I think,perhaps the virus may have knocked things on the head,anyway.
My suggestion for a theme is 'engine',I think historical accuracy to scale too difficult, and I'd only end up doi g Stonehenge...

It's just the way it is. I look at LPL, BSC and the Painting Clubs as a way to *create* interest for the Forum, not to demand it.

I'll  add engine to the list.

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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 08:28:09 AM »
Indeed. Remember I said it didn’t need rejigging :)

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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 08:49:27 AM »
Indeed. Remember I said it didn’t need rejigging :)

Right. I thought you meant the number of rounds didn't need adjusting. I think the voting period should be shortened.

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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2020, 02:32:45 AM »
It's just the way it is. I look at LPL, BSC and the Painting Clubs as a way to *create* interest for the Forum, not to demand it.

I'll  add engine to the list.

I totally enjoy reading and watching the build something contest.  I tried this year to comment more often on the numerous threads to let people know how interesting and fun their builds were.  Actually building something remains really unlikely.  lol
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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2020, 05:10:15 PM »
I wonder... Do we have anyone well versed in grafic design who could take it upon him och herself to create a potato cup icon with respective season (BSC2019,BSC2018,BSC2017,BSC2015,BSC3, BSC2,BSC1) super imposed? To let the respective winner put in their respective "bar of honor"...

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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2020, 08:32:47 PM »
Firstlym, no, I don not have the skills. Secondly, what's a "Bar of Honour"?
I tried this year to comment more often on the numerous threads to let people know how interesting and fun their builds were.
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Re: Build Something Contest Theme Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2020, 02:44:38 AM »
I wonder... Do we have anyone well versed in grafic design who could take it upon him och herself to create a potato cup icon with respective season (BSC2019,BSC2018,BSC2017,BSC2015,BSC3, BSC2,BSC1) super imposed? To let the respective winner put in their respective "bar of honor"...

 I did the LPL ones, I can do this for the forum too, just need to know what you want. Syrinx nudged me ;)
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