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September 06, 2006, 12:00:05 PM
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FichtenFoo

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We decided to have a friendly little monthly contest here at FFF as a way to promote the hobby and inspire you guys to pump out some more great work. How does this little contest work?

At the end of each month, the FFF staff will each choose one model that was posted as complete during that month as the one they consider the best of the month. Then we'll tally up the votes and whoever wins gets their model featured on the forum homepage (by the "who is online" info) with a link to their topic and/or website.

In the event of any ties for first, we'll take the tied winners and revote on only those entries till we get a winner.

So if that wasn't fun enough, at the end of the year, we'll take the 12 Models of the Month and throw in 2-3 "wildcards" and have a model of the year contest where you'll be able to vote for your favorite.

The Model of the Year will get fame, fortune, women (or men?), an autographed can of Campbells Pork and Beans from ZeroBXU, a scowl from Fulcy and hopefully someone will sponsor some prizes to boot for the top three.

So to enter, do nothing but start a thread during any particular month with your finished kit in the Model Gallery forum complete with GOOD pictures. Can't win if we can't see anything but a blur! All finished kits are eligible for MotM. Must be FFF member in good standing (no probation status) to enter.

Sound like fun? So keep on building and having fun in the process!

September 06, 2006, 12:18:37 PM
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One small rule I forgot to post. If your kit has won in a given month, unless everything else is completely crap, you'll be inelligible for the next 4 months. This is to keep Erix from winning everything! ;-)

Staff is also inelligible, but we already know/decided that. :lol:

September 06, 2006, 01:02:37 PM
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The Model of the Year will get fame, fortune, women (or men?), an autographed can of Campbells Pork and Beans from ZeroBXU, a scowl from Fulcy and hopefully someone will sponsor some prizes to boot for the top three.

I regret to inform you all that the Campbells Pork & Beans has disappeared under mysterious and gaseous circumstances. I am pleased, however, to bring you the next best thing: one autographed can of "Jalapeno Vienna Sausage" (slightly dusty, and aged for taste). What better way to celebrate an achievement of assembling, painting, and finishing a model project than with a meat product made from only the best parts of chicken, beef, and pork?!?
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September 06, 2006, 01:44:41 PM
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This is a great idea, sounds fun, and gives some deserved recognition to some of the really great builders here.  Now I just have to finish my kit, and wait until all the really good builders have entered their kits, then enter mine the month after that.  :evil:
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September 06, 2006, 02:06:33 PM
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This is a great idea, sounds fun, and gives some deserved recognition to some of the really great builders here.  Now I just have to finish my kit, and wait until all the really good builders have entered their kits, then enter mine the month after that.  :evil:


The flaw is that this is a monthy contest so entering the next month will not necessarily help as great modelers are posting all the time. Time to step-up your game! :lol: A little healthy competition can be a good thing and push you to do better.

September 06, 2006, 03:45:27 PM
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Is this limited to mecha kits only?

September 06, 2006, 04:29:43 PM
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I wouldn't think so,it's mainly to promote the Hobby it's self.

Captain Obvious-chances are if you're thinking of letting the other modelers go first,some of them are thinking the same thing.

September 06, 2006, 04:36:43 PM
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Any kits are eligible. Build them as best you can then post then in the Gallery section. Like I said, it doesn't matter month-to-month what you post. If you wait, you're not likely to do any better. Plus remember that there will be some wildcard slots for "Model of the Year". That means that even if you didn't get a monthly award, you still could have a shot at the yearly.

Really guys, it's just for fun and a way to encourage building and building better. There's no deadlines really. And if you didn't win, try harder next time. Really push yourself and your envelope. That's what it's all about. :D

September 06, 2006, 06:36:26 PM
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This is a good idea.
Keep everyone building(hopfully)

I believe this will start to step alot of builders up. We did this when I would do Graffetti.
We would battle all the time and pick a winner, thats how I improved in my drawings and creativity.

Now if I could ever get a kit built in a months time (or even a year) :lol:  I could enter.

September 06, 2006, 06:47:14 PM
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Don't worry about finishing a kit in a month since there's no deadlines. Just whatever finished kits were posted that month.

September 07, 2006, 06:57:25 PM
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I think there needs to be a seperation between the good people and the REALLY good people :D

September 07, 2006, 07:06:02 PM
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I think there needs to be a seperation between the good people and the REALLY good people :D


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September 21, 2006, 02:56:07 PM
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Awesome! When's it start, effective immediately?
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September 29, 2006, 03:52:47 PM
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One more day for Septembers entries. There are already 26 of them! 8) Results will be posted after tomorrow. :D

December 20, 2006, 11:23:23 PM
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Oops!!! I totally miss this before Funaka mentioned!!!!  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

Quote from: "FichtenFoo"
One small rule I forgot to post. If your kit has won in a given month, unless everything else is completely crap, you'll be inelligible for the next 4 months. This is to keep Erix from winning everything! ;-)





Er... Master FF..... the ERIX you mentioned... is not me rite?  :roll: :razz:

December 20, 2006, 11:24:47 PM
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Well... if you make a better one and its illegible for the month, maybe It can still count for the year?

December 21, 2006, 05:39:33 AM
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Quote from: "mrmaigo"
Well... if you make a better one and its illegible for the month, maybe It can still count for the year?

Correct--there will be some "wildcards" which did not receive MotM and will still be in contention for MotY:
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we'll take the 12 Models of the Month and throw in 2-3 "wildcards" and have a model of the year contest where you'll be able to vote for your favorite.

 :D
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February 13, 2008, 01:54:17 PM
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Did the MOTM event die with the new Year? ^^

February 13, 2008, 04:38:46 PM
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No... just been lazy and the MotY took up a lot of the time/effort. I'll get the MotM winner up soon.

February 25, 2009, 12:24:09 PM
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ANd when are you going to announce Luca's inevitable win for Model of the Year?   8)