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gazhammer
20-07-08, 09:53
As some of you may know, i have recently been building modular Tombs/Dungeons specifically built for miniature Tomb Raiding - Diorama - Wargaming, including miniature 35mm Lara Crofts painted to Wargame standard.

What i propose is a simple competition with a cool prize of one miniature painted Lara and one fully built and painted Doirama piece.

All you have to do to enter is post a screenshot from ANY Tomb Raider game that you think would make for a great Diorama build?

It can be as simple or as detailed and intricate as you please? if i choose to build a piece from the screenshot you provide you WIN, simple as that!

Your screenshot may include water, foliage, rope swings, a lava pit etc, basically anything you want? i wont necessarily choose the easiest or least time consuming, i may very well pick the most elaborate, it just depends on how good i think the piece will look as a finished build?

You can also include animals, monsters or people etc and i will try to match it as best i can if i choose to go with your suggestion.

So, post a pic or screenie of what you would like to see built, plus a small text if needed? eg: A particular scene not fully captured in the pic or screenshot?

I'll set a closing date for entries for August 20th, then announce the winner and proceed with the build(which may take some time depending on the complexity of the piece?)

You can each make up to 5 entries, just provide the pics/screenies and i'll make a decision and post the Winner in the first week of September.

Lets have some great ideas everyone

Edit - Have edited some rules due to Forum instructions - Thanks

As suggested i have uploaded some pics of some Egyptian Modular Dungeons i have built.

Individually

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/4411/wizwarpics022iv2.jpg

As a Modular Dungeon - Each piece fits into each other so that the layout can be different each time.

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/6585/wizwarpics023zy6.jpg

jamieoliver22
20-07-08, 10:31
Ooh, sounds interesting :D Do we have to post screenshots we have taken ourselves or can we post renders?

NightWish
20-07-08, 10:40
GREAT COMPETITION! :)

here are a couple of screens from my best of folder :p


http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/tcopyomb42007-08-0115-30-38-57.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/copyGlidos2006-12-3116-57-16-10.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/Copyoftra2008-05-2216-11-09-00.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/Copyoftra2008-05-2216-05-06-76.jpg

gazhammer
20-07-08, 15:02
Ooh, sounds interesting :D Do we have to post screenshots we have taken ourselves or can we post renders?

Whatever you want really, Nightwish has given some good examples, all of which i could probably build quite easily.

Nice going Nightwish!:tmb:

gazhammer
21-07-08, 06:24
Wow great response so far:(

I did post this "Tomb Raider Competition" on the right Forum did'nt i?:confused:

Yep just checked and this IS a Tomb Raider Fans Forum.

Nightwish - Looks like you'll be winning by default.:tmb:

HolidayCroft
21-07-08, 15:23
ok well here are my tra demo pics

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/LaraCroft27/Tomb%20Raider/1.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/LaraCroft27/Tomb%20Raider/5.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/LaraCroft27/Tomb%20Raider/4.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/LaraCroft27/Tomb%20Raider/2.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/LaraCroft27/Tomb%20Raider/3.jpg

gazhammer
21-07-08, 15:46
Nice going HolidayCroft!

A bit of competition for Nightwish

The idea of a build including water especially a waterfall sounds exciting and it would give me a chance to try out a new product supposedly good for fake water?

I'm not picking favourites out already, just commenting you understand!:ton:

kooky
21-07-08, 17:58
I'll have more entries soon, but here the first 2 entries of mine! :D

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb215/tutuy4/Screenshots%20from%20TR/Untitled-1-1.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb215/tutuy4/Screenshots%20from%20TR/Untitled-2-3.jpg

KIKO
21-07-08, 18:13
Here are some that I took some weeks ago:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii83/kiko_03_2008/pool.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii83/kiko_03_2008/lc2.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii83/kiko_03_2008/kitchen.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii83/kiko_03_2008/gym.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii83/kiko_03_2008/lc1.jpg

:D

EDIT: ops... i forget it was only 5 screens.

rr_carroll
22-07-08, 18:34
What a great idea, gazhammer! :) I'll probably post several from the classics.

gazhammer
22-07-08, 18:51
What a great idea, gazhammer! :) I'll probably post several from the classics.

The classics ARE my favourites!;)

gazhammer
23-07-08, 16:46
Here's a better pic of my first attempt at painting a mini Lara

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/4007/wizwarpics018dz7.jpg

I'm not happy with the face, but its just so tiny and hard to paint.

Quasimodo
23-07-08, 16:50
Here's a better pic of my first attempt at painting a mini Lara

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/4007/wizwarpics018dz7.jpg

I'm not happy with the face, but its just so tiny and hard to paint.

Maybe it'd be easier to use some kind of fine-tipped markers for eency details like that?

Zebra
23-07-08, 16:53
Here's a better pic of my first attempt at painting a mini Lara

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/4007/wizwarpics018dz7.jpg

I'm not happy with the face, but its just so tiny and hard to paint.

She looks fat to be honest. And the pistols look way too huge (although that might just be the perspective).

gazhammer
23-07-08, 17:06
Maybe it'd be easier to use some kind of fine-tipped markers for eency details like that?

I have been looking for fine tipped markers for the job, but even the staff in the local Art Shop could not find me a suitable product that is guaranteed to work and when i'd be paying 4 or 5 a pen thats an expense i could do without if they are no good.:(

Quasimodo
23-07-08, 17:07
What medium did you use to sculpt the figurine?

gazhammer
23-07-08, 17:08
She looks fat to be honest. And the pistols look way too huge (although that might just be the perspective).

She's not fat(about a size 8 i imagine?) and yes the perspective is making the guns look so big.

gazhammer
23-07-08, 17:09
What medium did you use to sculpt the figurine?

I did'nt sculpt it Quasi, i purchased it on the Net and the figure is actually called "Eve".

gazhammer
24-07-08, 07:37
Having had just 4 entrants so far, i have decided that should there be less than 10 entries by July 31 i will be cancelling the competition!

Sincere apologies to those of you who have already entered, but i was expecting a good response to a Tomb Raider Competition on a Tomb Raider Forum with a Tomb Raider Prize?

I had thought that the lack of response was maybe down to people being unable to take their own screenshots? but if you just Google Tomb Raider Screenshots, you can get a screenshot of just about ANY part of ANY level in ANY Tomb Raider game.

Maybe the Competition is just rubbish? if you think so, i'd like to hear your reasons so that i can get an idea how to make the Competition a little more exciting and popular.

NightWish
24-07-08, 09:51
the mini Lara is awesome! :D

gazhammer
24-07-08, 09:54
the mini Lara is awesome! :D

Thanks Nightwish!:)

Lara Croft!
24-07-08, 13:43
My entries....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/th_tra2007-06-0216-31-29-98.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/tra2007-06-0216-31-29-98.jpg)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/th_tomb32006-05-2221-14-16-92.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/tomb32006-05-2221-14-16-92.jpg)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/th_tomb32006-05-2221-13-27-32.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/tomb32006-05-2221-13-27-32.jpg)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/th_ntvdm2007-04-0220-31-32-37.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/ntvdm2007-04-0220-31-32-37.jpg)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/th_ntvdm2007-04-0219-56-24-26.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/LARA%20CROFT/ntvdm2007-04-0219-56-24-26.jpg)

gazhammer
31-07-08, 05:47
Competition CANCELLED due to complete lack of interest.

Maybe it was foolish of me to expect a decent response to a Tomb Raider Competition from Tomb Raider fans on a Tomb Raider Forum with a Tomb Raider prize?

Apologies to those who did take the time to enter, if i do make a Diorama based on one of the screenshots entered, i will still honour the prize offered!

Quasimodo
31-07-08, 05:57
Competition CANCELLED due to complete lack of interest.

Maybe it was foolish of me to expect a decent response to a Tomb Raider Competition from Tomb Raider fans on a Tomb Raider Forum with a Tomb Raider prize?

Apologies to those who did take the time to enter, if i do make a Diorama based on one of the screenshots entered, i will still honour the prize offered!

Woah, now. Not all competitions take off, even if the idea is a good one. Maybe if you want to do this again you can share an example of your work in the opening post, alongside the screenshot it is based on? It'd give people a clearer idea of the prize and it'd increase enthusiasm because they have some idea of what their screenshot might look like if you bring it to life as a diorama.

*Also for future reference:
-Make the title of the competition thread more specific, like "Competition: See your screenshot brought to life as a diorama! -Entries" it'll be more likely to grab attention that way. We see the words "Tomb Raider" so often it starts to blend into the background.
-The more enthusiastic the competition organizer is, the more people want to participate. Any kind of negativity from the organizer can be like poison for a competition.

michaeldt
31-07-08, 06:19
http://curmudgeongamer.com/uploaded_images/Lara_Croft_and_the_Lost_Valley-722243.jpg
http://www.thunderboltgames.com/previews/pc/tombraiderlegends_p_1.jpg

gazhammer
31-07-08, 09:25
Woah, now. Not all competitions take off, even if the idea is a good one. Maybe if you want to do this again you can share an example of your work in the opening post, alongside the screenshot it is based on? It'd give people a clearer idea of the prize and it'd increase enthusiasm because they have some idea of what their screenshot might look like if you bring it to life as a diorama.

*Also for future reference:
-Make the title of the competition thread more specific, like "Competition: See your screenshot brought to life as a diorama! -Entries" it'll be more likely to grab attention that way. We see the words "Tomb Raider" so often it starts to blend into the background.
-The more enthusiastic the competition organizer is, the more people want to participate. Any kind of negativity from the organizer can be like poison for a competition.

1. Its had over 500 views and it's a stickied thread

2. I originally guessed that it must be hard work to get a screenshot uploaded, especially if most people play/played the game on PS2 etc as opposed to PC? but a quick Google of "Tomb Raider Screenshots" or "walkthroughs" puts you pretty much straight an internet full of TR stuff that provides basically any TR game at any level.

3. Maybe if i started a competition about what colour i should paint my toenails or how many pairs of socks i own i'd have had a much better response?

Looking through most of the threads on these boards in recent months would certainly suggest so!;)

Quasimodo
31-07-08, 09:30
1. Its had over 500 views and it's a stickied thread

2. I originally guessed that it must be hard work to get a screenshot uploaded, especially if most people play/played the game on PS2 etc as opposed to PC? but a quick Google of "Tomb Raider Screenshots" or "walkthroughs" puts you pretty much straight an internet full of TR stuff that provides basically any TR game at any level.

3. Maybe if i started a competition about what colour i should paint my toenails or how many pairs of socks i own i'd have had a much better response?

Looking through most of the threads on these boards in recent months would certainly suggest so!;)
It doesn't sound as though you've read what I've written :(

gazhammer
31-07-08, 09:45
It doesn't sound as though you've read what I've written :(

I did.

Sorry about the sarcasm, it was'nt aimed at you i know you were trying to help!

Quasimodo
31-07-08, 09:52
I did.

Sorry about the sarcasm, it was'nt aimed at you i know you were trying to help!

Oh, ok - now I get it - you were just venting, right? :o

Yeah, sometimes that's how it goes - a silly topic gets 30 pages of response, a more serious one is lucky to reach more than 5 pages. :p It's hard to gauge what will catch and hold peoples' interest sometimes.

iamlaracroft
31-07-08, 10:12
I wouldn't cancel the competition if I were you, Gaz--there are tons of submissions and I was planning on submitting one once I had some free time (hosting a few competitions at the moment myself ;))

NightWish
31-07-08, 10:19
I also think teh competition is great. But I have to admit Quasi is right here. I love the idea of teh competition because I KNOW what you are capable of. I have seen your amazing work! :)


While the others maybe havent and they simply dont know if there is a point in entering.

I also think that maybe you should put an example of your work in te 1st post for teh others to see

;)

gazhammer
31-07-08, 10:45
I also think teh competition is great. But I have to admit Quasi is right here. I love the idea of teh competition because I KNOW what you are capable of. I have seen your amazing work! :)


While the others maybe havent and they simply dont know if there is a point in entering.

I also think that maybe you should put an example of your work in te 1st post for teh others to see

;)

I have included a couple of pics in the first post!

Cheers Nightwish

If anyone is still interested in joining in? i will leave the Competition open up until the date stated in the initial post.

Thanks to those of you who offered advice!

NightWish
31-07-08, 13:00
:tmb:

michaeldt
01-08-08, 15:02
more entries from me

http://www.noooz.com/archives/gfxbin/2006/04/tomb-raider-7-legend-screenshot-1.jpg

http://www.peterhe.com/pcgameimage/Tomb_Raider_Chronicles/screenshot1.jpg

http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/tomb-raider-anniversary-screenshot.jpg

Assassin13
05-08-08, 18:48
Delete this post

Assassin13
05-08-08, 18:51
My entries:

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7119/lqlqsh5.th.jpg (http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lqlqsh5.jpg)

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1787/lqlq2vl1.th.jpg (http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lqlq2vl1.jpg)

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/8/lqlq23wz6.th.jpg (http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lqlq23wz6.jpg)

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/9862/lqlq234iw2.th.jpg (http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lqlq234iw2.jpg)

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8679/lqlq2345tf1.th.jpg (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lqlq2345tf1.jpg)

pinklaralover
05-08-08, 18:54
Wow good entries guys! :tmb:

hera7days
06-08-08, 05:23
I've been taking AOD screenshots like mad for no reason- not no reason anymore! Here are my entries.

Neptune's Hall (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heralirambar/NeptunesHall.png)
Sanctuary of Flame (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heralirambar/SanctuaryofFlame.png)
Tomb of the Ancients (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heralirambar/TomboftheAncients2.png)
Wrath of the Beast (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heralirambar/WrathoftheBeast.png)

gazhammer
06-08-08, 06:08
Great stuff everyone!

Keep em coming.

Jedd Fletcher
06-08-08, 10:48
Here are my five entries

Lara preparing to jump (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeddthejedi/2262228048/)
Lara vs Amanda (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeddthejedi/2261422597/)
Lara holding Excalibur (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeddthejedi/2261416051/)
Lara in lava (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeddthejedi/2262282976/)
gorillas chasing Lara (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeddthejedi/2262277788/)

Lara Croft!
06-08-08, 16:20
Maybe the competition didn't have the turn out you expected, but there are some of us who are very happy to be a part of it. I hope you'll go through with it (and that I'll win) :pi:


P.S Posting pics of your work would be great, more people would enter if they saw it.

gazhammer
07-08-08, 15:37
This is my latest build.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6351/wizwarpics024uv3.jpg

The pic is'nt great (i'm poo with cameras)

Quasimodo
07-08-08, 15:44
This is my latest build.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6351/wizwarpics024uv3.jpg

The pic is'nt great (i'm poo with cameras)

Looks awesome!

gazhammer
08-08-08, 14:00
Looks awesome!

Thanks Quasi, here is the piece almost completed with sand scatter.

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/2774/wizwarpics034yu4.jpg

Light a Flare
12-08-08, 23:24
Bl**dy hell! Thats amazing! :jmp:

LaF

Lara Croft!
13-08-08, 14:06
Very nice work!!!

gazhammer
19-08-08, 05:28
Last day for entries if anyone else is interested?

dais-vs-lara
19-08-08, 06:47
Thanks Quasi, here is the piece almost completed with sand scatter.

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/2774/wizwarpics034yu4.jpg

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwww:yik: :yik: :eek:
with what kind of stuff you made that !!? looks incredibly awsome !!!!
AWSOME WORK !!

p.s here my entry hope you like it :
1- it's laras classic home , like if you put the roof from it you can look inside etc.
2- tomb raider 2 , the great wall
3- where young lara finds her backpack
4- The louvre for my AOD lara action figureeeeee :ton::p ( sort of base )
tryd to make and still trying but don't have lucky with it :hea:
5- cleopatra's palace ( love that level )

http://i34.************/33nwbog.jpg
http://i33.************/30t57w6.jpg
http://i37.************/j0fc4w.jpg
figure and my not finished base .....:hea:
http://i38.************/2ytuwao.jpg
link for more pics of base and lara : http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=128441
http://i33.************/66kjza.jpg
http://i38.************/4ihjra.jpg

gazhammer
20-08-08, 06:43
Competition closes midnight tonight!

Thanks to everyone who took part

NightWish
20-08-08, 08:08
WOHOOOOOOO!!!!! Can't wait

gazhammer
21-08-08, 19:41
Although there were fewer entries than i first anticipated, i found it exceptionally difficult to pick a winner, in fact, i found myself with a shortlist of "18" pics to choose from:eek:

Nightwish pics 1-4
Holidaycroft pic 2
Kooky pic 1
LaraCroft! pic 1
Michealdt pic 1
Assasin 13 pic 2
Hera7days pics 1-4
Dais v's Lara pics, 1, 2 and 6

I noticed some entries focused largely on Lara herself, when it was actually the environment around her i was aiming to concentrate on(largely as my Lara Miniature is in a set pose) although i do wish i had a "poseable" Lara to work with.

Anyway to cut to the chase, my final three were the following...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/tcopyomb42007-08-0115-30-38-57.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/Copyoftra2008-05-2216-05-06-76.jpg

http://i38.************/4ihjra.jpg

And the overall winner is...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/tcopyomb42007-08-0115-30-38-57.jpg

Well done NIGHTWISH

I shall start work on this piece over the next few days and will post pics of my progress, i will also contact Nightwish via PM to sort out her prize and where to send it!

Thanks again to everyone that entered and i just want to say to Dais-Vs-Lara that i WILL attempt Croft Manor in the near future, although such a massive project could take me months to complete?

Thanks again and congratulations NIGHTWISH

Quasimodo
21-08-08, 20:09
I bet it'll turn out fantastic! Good choice :tmb:

dais-vs-lara
23-08-08, 15:59
Although there were fewer entries than i first anticipated, i found it exceptionally difficult to pick a winner, in fact, i found myself with a shortlist of "18" pics to choose from:eek:

Nightwish pics 1-4
Holidaycroft pic 2
Kooky pic 1
LaraCroft! pic 1
Michealdt pic 1
Assasin 13 pic 2
Hera7days pics 1-4
Dais v's Lara pics, 1, 2 and 6

I noticed some entries focused largely on Lara herself, when it was actually the environment around her i was aiming to concentrate on(largely as my Lara Miniature is in a set pose) although i do wish i had a "poseable" Lara to work with.

Anyway to cut to the chase, my final three were the following...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/tcopyomb42007-08-0115-30-38-57.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/Copyoftra2008-05-2216-05-06-76.jpg

http://i38.************/4ihjra.jpg

And the overall winner is...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/NightWish6969/Screenshots/tcopyomb42007-08-0115-30-38-57.jpg

Well done NIGHTWISH

I shall start work on this piece over the next few days and will post pics of my progress, i will also contact Nightwish via PM to sort out her prize and where to send it!

Thanks again to everyone that entered and i just want to say to Dais-Vs-Lara that i WILL attempt Croft Manor in the near future, although such a massive project could take me months to complete?

Thanks again and congratulations NIGHTWISH

congratulations Nightwish !!!:jmp:
thanks gazhammer that you gonna make laras home :)
it will be very difficould i think with all those tiny details
but i'm shure you will finish !;):D
can't wait to see the result of both projects :D
xxxxxx:hug::hug: