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Offline sdog

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New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« on: August 01, 2011, 06:08:13 PM »
Should we have another go at a graphics contest this autumn?

The last one had only one submission (which was excellent by the way), i'd rather ask first if there is interest in participating in a new contest. If that's so, let's brainstorm on the theme, schedule and rules for the contest.

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 07:29:28 PM »
It was the first time, I think we should keep on trying ;)

For this time, I would suggest citycars. Simple vehicles to fill the cities: post vans, firemen trucks, police cars, ambulances, ice cream vans, garbage trucks, parades, etc... People usually creates more vehicles than buildings, seem easy to them, I don't know why.

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 09:35:16 PM »
I would suggest boats.
also, last time it coincided with the end of the school year, so that might have been a factor.

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 10:01:52 PM »
People usually creates more vehicles than buildings, seem easy to them, I don't know why.
They're smaller and less detail needed, thus easier.
I'd vote for a vehicle, if asked.

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 11:20:41 PM »
There was a consensus last discussion to have a building first, than a vehicle. I think we should stick to that, a vehicle definitely.

Vilvoh, i'm not so sure about the city cars, they don't offer a lot of challenge i think, might be difficult to rate also.

AEO: Several pak sets really need some modern small pax ferries. Something for example like this
as far as i could tell, only pak64 has something comparable atm.

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 11:25:29 PM »
That is an excellent idea for a competition. I know that Pak128.Britain is in great need of 20th/21st century passenger ferries.

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 06:36:17 AM »
Hi,
I think that a ferry or little boat passenger is an excellent idea too ! And why not more traditional also ? Like this ?


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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 06:09:42 PM »
certainly mEGa, the one shown above was just a (semi-) random example. I chose it since i've been on it in Hamburg. I'd say anything built after perhaps 1970 should be fair. It has to be for short range ferry service, not a car ferry over the baltic sea or a ferry from Krite to Athina. But something like in Hamburg, New York, København, Istanbul etc

Your example of the Île d'Yeu ferry would also fit very well (30km trip)

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 11:40:18 PM »
What would be a good timeline?
Should we allow about 3 months, or only two months, so we have enough time to run a contest over the x-mas season?

If noone objects, the ferrryboat is the object this time.

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 09:10:47 AM »
With my recent experiment ;-), I can tell that 2 months is enough. It's a contest isn't it !
So, I Think that a Xmas contest is a good idea

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2011, 08:07:53 AM »
I also think two months it's enough time.

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Re: New Graphics Contest in Autumn?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2011, 03:37:49 PM »
ok, let's kick it off then. I shall write an introduction when i got a bit more time on hand.
End: 31 October, topic: ferry boats