The IronBowl Challenge - Issue 5 to ??

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The IronBowl Challenge - Issue 5 to ??

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The IronBowl Challenge
Starting with BL!TZ! issue 5 I am putting forward the following proposal as a competition for you to get involved in!

Think of it as Iron Chef meets Blood Bowl :twisted:

I have seen it run elsewhere but changed it up for our needs.
As with IronChef, IronBowl is NOT just about painting skill. The best in the world who fails the challenge objectives, will lose to a 5-year old with a creative use of the challenge.

Anyone can win!!!
So we encourage everyone to enter. If you think you can meet the turn-around on the challenge (~6 weeks) then sign up by replying here!


Entry
Entry into the IronBowl Challenge is open to anyone who wants to enter. If you don't think you can meet the deadlines and/or rules, please be considerate of others who do commit to the process. This will work really well if everyone is committed. Nothing will be outrageous in terms of deadlines and I am hoping for 6-week brackets to give plenty of time for the article to be built around the challenge.


The Challenge
Each round a challenge will be issued to participants. The challenge itself will largely be theme-based. Example themes could be as simple as "undead", "Orange" or "Blitz".
If the theme isn't incorporated you will be KO'ed and your opponent progresses to the next round.


The Rounds
Participants will face off against each other in a head to head format. Pairings will be drawn randomly each round. If there are weird numbers of people for a straight elimination, wildcard progression to the next round and possibly byes will be used until a "power of 2" is achieved (16, 32, 64, etc).

You will know who your opponent will be PRIOR to knowing the theme. These pairings will be posted online for the first round, then in the round summary article of the BL!TZ! issue for each subsequent round.

Each round will coincide with an issue of BL!TZ!


Submissions
There will be a deadline given for submissions to be received, failure to meet the deadline results in a KO. Allowing for the article to be put together each round, photos, judging, etc, we hope to have a 6 week painting/modelling deadline.

Miniatures submitted must be NEWLY painted and not pulled from your old shelf stock. Miniature photos should not be posted online for the sake of fairness UNTIL the issue of BL!TZ! is released in which it appears. We don't want people forfeiting because of what you have done . . . or stealing your idea and improving upon it.

By all means discuss and trash-talk your way through the round, but remember that if you reveal anything to your opponent it is on your own head!

Before the round of 16, a picture should be emailed through.
From the round of 16 onwards we will require miniatures to be mailed in. (see "The Prize" below)
All submissions should be sent through with a couple of sentences about the miniature and how you used the challenge on the miniature.


The Prize
The round of 16, 8, 4 and 2 will have miniatures sent to the participants and theme is to be applied.
The miniatures sent back during these rounds will form the basis for the prizes in the IronBowl Challenge . . .

. . . and of course the winner will be crowned IronBowl Challenge Champion


So there you have it. Nothing too onerous.
If you think you can do the following we encourage you to have a crack at it:
  • finish a figure in 6 weeks
  • follow the challenge task
  • find a creative way to incorporate the challenge

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Sign me up... I've been biding my time, pretending to be a bit crap and waiting to show all those posers how a REAL painter does it.

I'm going to destroy my opponents WWE style... overblown grandstanding, hitting the ref on the back of the head with a paint rack and stamping my foot every time I make a brush stroke. Just hand me the title now, you'll soon all be my painting bitches.
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Why not, I'll give it a crack.
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Cool guys. Rest of you need to sign up!! :)
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I'm in. My painting is 'so-so', but if its not judged solely on painting, I'm in with a shot, coz quite frankly some of my ideas are "out there".

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When is this scheduled to start?
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Ummm in the next few weeks depending on numbers
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I'd be keen but I have committed to getting something ready for Golden Deamon this year. After Early September would be all good.
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I'll pencil you in. We obviously need the numbers for it to work so that may be the starting time anyway
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Sure, why not. I'm in.
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shouldnt we have some Iron chefs?

I have no idea of their schedule but maybe Devils, Sindex, and Daniel collins can be 3 iron chefs and alternate which month they do it so as not to burn any of them out. Thats just 4 of these a year for each of them.. 3 if we add a 4th iron chef.

You could use ausbowl funds to pay them to be in it. Then if the challenger wins they could get the iron chefs piece, if they dont we could raffle it, with that money going back into the ausbowl budget.
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i'll have a go at it
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Sounds interesting! Got some Elves that need painting, but it's been a while, so will it be 1 mini at a time or full team?
Would be interesting doing 1 mini at a time themed to the comp and then having a full team of weirdos together!

You guys still playing BloodBowl? I played Daniel once and was keen to get into it again but then work took over, keen to play some more games if you guys are still playing.

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Count me in, I'll give it a crack.
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I'm in BTW.
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Why not got a team and some figures to paint, so count me in :geek:

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Um... any idea when we are going to get underway on this? Are we waiting for more participants? Super keen for this. Don't want to start a new project as this may clash.

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yeah waiting on new applicants :)
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If I only need to send pictures, why not! I'm sure I can paint something over here, will be a good way to get me back into things. (Just moved house, and my wife already organised me a painting area for when I get back into it!)

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Eh, what the hell, might actually keep me motivated.

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