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Old 15-06-2009, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default Spaceship Challenge Winners!

Congrats and thank you to all who participated in the challenge! We had some real good contendors this time and I have to say, it was a real struggle picking a top 3. There was a lot of back and forth, weighing pros and cons of the entries until finally a decision was settled on!

Without further ado... in reverse order!

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3rd Place

tweetytunes



Congrats! Great details from you as always. Love the little bits and it's textured well. I think the presentation is a tad bland though, and the lighting doesn't really show it off. It's a very cool ship but needs that PUNCH to really make it stand out and cement its silhouette. Good job! And congrats for making the top 3 yet again!


2nd Place

Dango77



I really love the graphic novel style and I think the scene is great! I love the action and the ship designs are unique and original. The main thing that detracts from the image right now is the overall lack of focus to the presentation. None of the elements really *pop* above any others, making me loose grasp of what exactly I'm looking at, which is important in such a busy scene. Some motion blur and depth of field would also really add movement and help with the viewer's focus as well. You've made great strides since the last competition! Congrats for placing twice in a row!


1st Place

SomeGuy



I know some may argue that SomeGuy's ship design may be a bit less "detailed" than others, but the presentation of this piece kept drawing my eye back to it over and over. The lighting, the colors, the composition, are all spot on. And it's a very original idea as well! The only sore spot to me is the overall duplication of the background asteroids. They all look very similar and give me a "ping pong balls in space" feel to the background, but admittedly, that's a bit nitpicky. The look of this image screams "ominous alien" to me and it looks great. Congrats on the win!

Also wanted to give an Honorable Mention to oldhippie_tom for his Millennium Falcon entry. To be honest, I was really thinking you'd make the top three, but then in your final, it was just hard to actually *see* the model itself since it was so small! But I have to say, the scene made me laugh. You did a great job!

Congrats again everyone! The new Challenge will be posted shortly!
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Old 15-06-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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Congrats to all!

Some really nice entries!
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Old 15-06-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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I would also say Congratulations to all. It was fun and enjoyed sharing it with you all!! And a lot of very good work was seen. Thanks once again To Mike and David for the chance!!
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Old 15-06-2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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yeah - nice job everyone!
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Old 15-06-2009, 09:16 PM   #5
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Wow!
I'm very happy!
Thanks Mike, second place on my second project, congrats to everyone else, and well done Someguy!
I'm looking forward to the next challenge, not done a character before so I think it's about time I tried one.
Just got to work out how to add the medal thingy again...lol!
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Old 15-06-2009, 09:26 PM   #6
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Congrats to the winners and everyone else that entered this competition. Really excellent results! I guess the next thing would be to pit these ships against each other in an all-out interspecific war :p
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Old 15-06-2009, 09:31 PM   #7
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Congrats someguy!

...and unlucky tweety
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Old 15-06-2009, 10:00 PM   #8
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Congrats to the winners.
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Old 15-06-2009, 10:33 PM   #9
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nice job guys!

well deserved
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Congratulation to Some Guy, Dango77 and Tweetytunes. Nice job
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Old 16-06-2009, 12:38 AM   #11
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Well done someguy - but I still think Dango77 won this one - but hay I`m not the judge.

Also well done Hippy Tom on such a classic entry - made me giggle so much

And curse you Mike - the reverse order thing throw me off - I thought I had won - and then to top it off - you make the new challenge the villain one after I said I`m out of a while - AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRR


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Old 16-06-2009, 06:33 AM   #12
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HOLY BEJESUS i was not expecting this!
I was hoping top three but yeah, really happy!
Great entries as I've already said and hope the next challenge is as good. Thanks to Mike for organizing the challenges, really a good way to... challenge yourself!
Its nice to have won for once! Congratulations to Tweety and Dango77 and all the others!
I'm very honored!
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Old 16-06-2009, 06:16 PM   #13
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Absolutely phenominal job to all the contestants! Congrats to Twettytunes, Dango77, and Someguy for placing!
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Old 17-06-2009, 05:50 PM   #14
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Congrats everyone, thanks for taking part I'll give SomeGuy the points and I'll talk to mike about wiping up a better prize for next time.

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