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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Hi everyone,

MOAB is on in a few weeks, and the painting competition is on as usual. Details are:

MOAB 2013 Painting Competition

Categories and Entering
Any entry may be moved to a more appropriate category at the judge’s discretion.
Entrants may enter up to two entries per category.
If an entrant has two entries in a category, the judges will pick the best entry out of the two
for placing considerations. This is to avoid the same person willing multiple placings in a
category.

There are six categories this year:
• Single Miniature – Fantasy/Steampunk/Historical
• Large Model – Fantasy/Steampunk/Historical
• Unit, Squad or Regiment – Fantasy/Steampunk/Historical
• Single Miniature – Sci-Fi/Modern
• Large Model – Sci-Fi/Modern
• Unit, Squad or Regiment – Sci-Fi/Modern


Single Miniature – Fantasy/Steampunk/Historical
Single miniatures that fit on a base size no bigger than 40mm square or round.
Single miniatures must be roughly the size of a 30mm humanoid or smaller.
Single miniatures may be mounted as long as they fit within the base size restrictions.
Total height of miniature and base or plinth must be no taller than 100mm.

Large Model – Fantasy/Steampunk/Historical
This category is open to single large models.
Models must be larger than a standard 30mm tall humanoid and may be mounted.
Total height of miniature and base or plinth must be no taller than 180mm.
This category will also include vehicles.

Unit, Squad, Group or Regiment – Fantasy/Steampunk/Historical
This category consists of a collection of 5-15 single models that form a cohesive group.
This category also includes smaller scale units (such as 20mm historical), in which case it
should consist of 5-15 stands.
This category will also include war machines with crew.
Units can be a mix of single and large models as appropriate.

Single Miniature – Sci-Fi/Modern
Single miniatures that fit on a base size no bigger than 40mm square or round.
Single miniatures must be roughly the size of a 30mm humanoid or smaller.
Single miniatures may be mounted as long as they fit within the base size restrictions.
Total height of miniature and base or plinth must be no taller than 100mm.

Large Model – Sci-Fi/Modern
This category is open to single large models.
Models must be larger than a standard 30mm tall humanoid and may be mounted.
Total height of miniature and base or plinth must be no taller than 180mm.
This category will also include vehicles.

Unit, Squad, Group or Regiment – Sci-Fi/Modern
This category consists of a collection of 5-15 single models that form a cohesive group.
This category also includes smaller scale units (such as 20mm historical), in which case it should consist of 5-15 stands.
Units can be a mix of single and large models as appropriate.

Display Cabinet
This year, the painting competition display area will be by the Aetherworks stall, where you
can also register (see below).

Registration and Schedule
The registration and schedule is as follows:
- Entries may be registered before the MOAB weekend via the MOAB website. Please contact
Andrew (arrch@hotmail.com or “numbat” on OzPainters) to arrange transportation
of your entry to the venue if you cannot personally attend.
- Entries may be registered on site at the Aetherworks stall any time on Saturday and
Sunday at MOAB.
- Entries are to be held for general display, photography and judging after registration at the
painting competition area.
- Winning figures will be announced on Monday.
- If you are unable to make the awards ceremony, prizes can be collected via the
Aetherworks stall.
- Unless prior arrangement are made with competition staff, all entries must be collected on
Monday between 3pm and 4pm.
- A ticket will be issued to all entrants when registering entries. Please retain these to claim
your models afterwards.
- Photos of entries will be posted online on OzPainters at a later date.

Cost
The cost of entry is $5 per entry, up to a maximum $20 (you can enter as much as you want,
past the cost of the initial 4 entries).

Free Entry for Players Registered with a Tournament
This year, we will allow one free entry to any category for anyone registered with a
tournament.
- Entries still must be registered as per the above procedure, with the cost of entry waived
for one entry.
- Proof of tournament registration may be required.
- The entry does not have to be from the army or system you are using in the tournament.
- A full list of tournaments can be found on the MOAB website.
- Please note that entries cannot be judged and returned in between tournament rounds.
Models required for use in tournaments should not be entered, as they may not be able to
be returned in time for games.
We will award a prize (Best Tournament Player Painting Entry) to an entry entered this way to
encourage tournament players to enter the competition.

Under 15s
There will be a trophy awarded to the best entry painted by an entrant aged 15 or under.
Proof of age may be required. The trophy will only be awarded if we receive sufficient (more
than 5) entries.

Judging
Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place entries in each of the above
categories.

Some Hints from the Judges
We thought it would be helpful to let you know some of the things the judge(s) look out for
while judging that could potentially make your entry a winner.
Neatness is a key to a winning mini. Before you worry about detailed shading and
highlighting, a neat presentation always stands out. Check for paint strokes that have
wandered onto another area.
Glue your models together, use pins if it needs it. You may think judges want to see the
underside of that miniature sitting on a throne, but if it falls on the ground when we pick up
the mini neither you or the judge will be happy. Judges always pick up models to look at
them from every direction, ensure your models stay in one piece.
Remove mold lines and drill out barrels. That time spent preparing really shows in the
finished model. It can be a decider between two entries vying for a winning place - one has
mold lines marring a fine paint job will be edged out.
A nice base goes a long way - although there are restrictions on base sizes, this does not
mean you cannot be creative.
Doing something that helps show off the miniature and put it in context will make it stand
out and catch the judges' eyes.

Questions answered here and elsewhere (Last updated 10/9/13)
Can busts be entered? - Yes, they go into the most appropriate large model category.
When/Where is MOAB? - October 5-7 in Sylvania. Full details are available here - http://www.southernbattlegamers.org/moabsite/

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Ah cool thanx for that Nik 8) better finish what I'm painting


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Cool! I'll have something to enter!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:35 pm 
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I'll try to get something entered :D

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Good to see there is some interest so soon after posting!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:32 am 
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Hi Nick, out of interest. are Busts allowed to be entered?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:19 am 
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Where is MOAB? I might be actually be able to go this year.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:05 pm 
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I'll have something to send up nic


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:37 am 
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KyleM wrote:
Hi Nick, out of interest. are Busts allowed to be entered?


Yep, they go in the Large Model categories.


gohkm wrote:
Where is MOAB? I might be actually be able to go this year.


Sylvania. Full details are available here: http://www.southernbattlegamers.org/moabsite/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Hi all!

A bit more than one week to go till Moab, which is possibly important for anyone posting entries.

Meanwhile, who is interested in trophies?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:25 pm 
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As an update, I've been told if there are enough entries for Malifaux and infinity, there will possibly be a "best of" award for these two lines.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:24 pm 
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So who is joining us on the day(s)?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:59 am 
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I will be their for all three days fingers crossed :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:27 am 
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I'm out this year. Again.


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