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Crucible Orc Inactive Member writes:

any word yet on the contest??



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alien BLOODY HELL surfer writes:

OK, I've spoken to Dad about questions raised here when I floated the idea of a starship design contest, and we're on!

Here's the deal:

As a bit of fun and to start the ball rolling on what we hope will become an ongoing line of starship mini's, we have decided to host a competition here at TMP. We want you to design a starship, and send us the designs. We will then (to start with) pick the ten designs that appeal to us the most, and attempt to make them and then mold them. The pieces will be cast in resin or pewter (depending on the complexity of the design). The ten TMP'ers whose designs we use will then receive a set of all ten models as their prize - and when we come to sell the range, the credits. We cannot offer royalties as

  • This is a small home run idea to see if it's viable to bring out a range, and
  • all profits (if any) are going back into funding more models

Hopefully, none of the designs will be beyond us... but I cannot promise, OK? grin

When you send the designs, can they be either hand-drawn or made into a PDF (as I do not have access to Autocad or similar packages). I will also need to know the dimensions of the model you are aiming at - i.e., two inches long, half an inch wide and a quarter of an inch tall. It would help if these measurements are on the design. Please show the design from as many angles as possible! Also, I only have an A4 printer, so no A3 pages please.

The competition will run from now until the end of May, so you should have plenty of time. Then we will start to build them, etc., etc. I will try and take photos of each stage and put them on the web, and I will keep in touch via email with the ten 'winners'.

So, to sum it all up:

Send your designs in with measurements, either hand-drawn or scanned and sent in the post, or via email. For those wishing to post, please email me for a postal address. The email address to send them to is scottmiddleton_uk@yahoo.com - please mark the email "Starship Design Competition" and include contact details.

Let the fun commence!

Oh, and one last thing - if this works and we make them, I'll send a set to Bill for being such a decent bloke and giving us all TMP.

Good luck to all who enter.