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stabbymckill #1 Posted Dec 02 2020 - 21:50

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Welcome to the World Of Tanks 2020 Holiday Season Model Building Challenge!

 

 

Greetings and happy holidays tankers!

Welcome to the official World of Tanks modeling challenge for the 2020 holiday season. With the ongoing pandemic, and so many of us being cooped up inside, I wanted to create an event that might help occupy some of your free time over the next month or so. I also wanted to give a nod to the extremely experienced scale modelers, military history fanatics and tread-heads we have here on the forums who have helped make World of Tanks what it is from the start. You guys rule and I've been very impressed with seeing some of your creations! 

 

The Challenge: 


Participants will have thirty days from the time of contest start to construct and complete their models. Models must be representative of any vehicle featured in the game in a historical or hypothetical context. Want to do Tiger 1 T-34 or Ferdinand at Kursk ‘43? Awesome. Want to show a “what if” of E-100 in Berlin ‘45? Awesome. Get creative and bring your best work. As a general rule for both categories, the entry must be something new and original you created for this contest. Due to the fact we have so many experienced model builders in the community it wouldn't exactly be fair to allow something you've already done to be entered. 

entries will be divided into two categories:

-Traditional 

-Go Wild

 

Traditional Category

Participants will utilize any combination of off-the-shelf kits (a scale of their choosing, 1:35, 1:72, 1:144, etc) from the manufacturer of their choice (Hasegawa, Dragon, Tamiya, Revell,  WoT Branded Italeri kits, etc) or will utilize a 3D printed or traditional hand carved wood model. Models in this category will be judged on their:

- Overall theme

- Quality of paint job

- Quality of weathering

- Overall attention to detail and cool factor

Extra credit/preference will be assigned to those who undergo extra effort (I.E, thematic diorama bases, lighting effects, other above and beyond efforts.)

 

 

Go Wild Category

This category is for participants who have a really creative side but are not necessarily experienced traditional scale model builders. Participants will construct a model of a chosen vehicle from the game utilizing only commonly available household items. Papercraft, origami, toilet paper tubes, cardboard, whatever you want! This super cool Tiger 1 by Emangameplay is a perfect example of what we're looking for in this category, as is this Panzer 38(t) by Monami Ohno. The only restrictions that will apply are the following:

No printing pre-camouflaged papercraft models off the internet allowed. If paint is present, must be hand applied, airbrushed, crayon, pastel, or any other hand-done colorization method you can think of. 

- No 3D printing allowed in this category. 

 

Models will be judged on

- Outright creativity (did you build a KV-2 out of popsicle sticks? Amazing.)

- Quality of paint job (if present)

- Overall theme of model and diorama (if present)

- Overall cool factor

 

Judging and Prizes
Your wonderful creations will be judged by the Wargaming Community Staff and The Chieftain himself. Bring your a-game and let's see what you can do! Both categories will have first, second and third place winners and will receive the following prizes:

 

First Place

- Winner's choice of any Tier VIII premium tank currently available on the premium shop

- 15 200 percent XP boosters for 2 hours

- 15 200 percent XP boosters for 1 hour

Second Place

Winner's choice of any Tier VII premium tank currently available on the premium shop

- 15 200 percent XP boosters for 2 hours

- 15 200 percent XP boosters for 1 hour

 

Third Place

Winner's choice of any Tier VI premium tank currently available on the premium shop

- 15 200 percent XP boosters for 2 hours

- 15 200 percent XP boosters for 1 hour

 

Time frame

The challenge will officially open to entries on December 11th (0800 CST)  and will run through January 11th (2359 CST) with contest winners to be announced via social media and forum post January 16th. 

 

How to Enter?
Participants can submit their completed entries via Google form. We're asking that players sign in with their google account to help keep entries organized and prevent spam. Please include a few photos of the finished product and a small description of what you've made. 

Traditional category

 

Go Wild category 

I certainly hope everyone has a good time and I look forward to seeing what you create! I am a huge fan of unique kitbashes and "what-if" type builds such as Wilhelm Models Flakpanzer E-100. I also would like to see what some of you are able to do with the EZ-build WoT branded kits via cool kit bashes and paint. Feel free to share your build logs and progress here with us on the forum!  Good luck and let the games begin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by stabbymckill, Dec 08 2020 - 19:42.


Mermaid_Witch #2 Posted Dec 04 2020 - 16:52

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Sweet. :)  A few questions though:

 

1:  Let's assume for a moment that I have modelling ADHD and have kits lying around half-completed.  Would I be able to finish one of those as an entry?  Specifically, I started a Maus kit about 2 weeks ago, and am just finishing up the suspension (it has a lot of suspension).  There's no paint or anything on it yet, so would I be able to use that?

 

2:  Can we start now, or do we have to wait for December 11 to start work on the kit?

 

Never mind, answered.  Thank you.


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The question is... Hetzer, T34 or my little cutie FT-17?

Mermaid_Witch #4 Posted Dec 04 2020 - 21:11

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View Postcocatriz, on Dec 04 2020 - 14:18, said:

The question is... Hetzer, T34 or my little cutie FT-17?

 

Assign them numbers.  Hetzer 1 and 4, T34 gets 2 and 5, and FT-17 gets 3 and 6.  Then roll a standard six-side die and build whatever number comes up.



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View Postcocatriz, on Dec 04 2020 - 19:18, said:

The question is... Hetzer, T34 or my little cutie FT-17?

 

 

Do all 3, turn in the best one and use the other two for target practice...<"cutie" + armored vehicle?>  if you're going to use makeup on your vehicle, don't mix the water clean up and oil soluble types.
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tuaregue #6 Posted Dec 05 2020 - 17:54

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The prize. We already have all the tanks in the premium store. Few are really good tanks. If you want to do something different, then create a prize with an unprecedented tank. Something not seen. So, this is going to be an epic thing.

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Naterator_2018 #7 Posted Dec 05 2020 - 20:11

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Hi. I am wondering if I can make a cardboard tank and diorama. I am skilled in this area and I figured I'd ask

 

- Thank you

 

Naterator_2018

Oh wait I can just do the go wild theme nevermind

 


Edited by Naterator_2018, Dec 05 2020 - 20:59.


mp5k_2 #8 Posted Dec 06 2020 - 10:37

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do you need an NA account to join? 

 

btw this is my na account, just asking



Broadshore #9 Posted Dec 07 2020 - 01:22

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HMM! I'll jump into this. 

stabbymckill #10 Posted Dec 07 2020 - 02:50

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View Postmp5k_2, on Dec 06 2020 - 09:37, said:

do you need an NA account to join? 

 

btw this is my na account, just asking

Yes please, register utilizing your NA account/email 



Major_Leaf #11 Posted Dec 07 2020 - 03:25

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Would DD Shermans be allowed?

 



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View PostMajor_Leaf, on Dec 07 2020 - 02:25, said:

Would DD Shermans be allowed?

 



I would say try and stick with a Sherman variant featured in game (as cool as the DD Sherman is) 



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Real bummer I can't use a turned-out-nice StuG-IIIF I finished about a year ago. Though I understand not allowing models that someone spent the past <insert insane amount of time here> on that FSM cover story.  Now instead I am supposed to set aside time from work and other RL duties to both play WOT for the historically-great-Festive-Atmosphere event and now build one of the dozen or so available tank kits collecting dust on a my shelf.  And finish it in about one month. That is the biggest challenge of all.  Finish in one month.  

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Nice event! I would love to participate, but I just need some clarification.

 

How will Wargaming contact you if/when you win a prize for you to choose your tank? Facebook, In-game, Forum, Email?

 

Thanks,

 

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do we include a photo of the unstarted model with the pics of it finished? or send them once we start?

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View PostRoughTanks, on Dec 08 2020 - 01:37, said:

Nice event! I would love to participate, but I just need some clarification.

 

How will Wargaming contact you if/when you win a prize for you to choose your tank? Facebook, In-game, Forum, Email?

 

Thanks,

 

RT



When you place your submission we will collect both your forum handle and email and will contact you via one or both. 



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View PostThe_Mad_Trapper, on Dec 08 2020 - 04:31, said:

do we include a photo of the unstarted model with the pics of it finished? or send them once we start?

 

one or two progress pics of the project would not hurt to include. 



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View Poststabbymckill, on Dec 07 2020 - 02:50, said:

Yes please, register utilizing your NA account/email 

ok, but if i win, can i 'gift' a vehicle to someone in my friends list

 



Mermaid_Witch #19 Posted Dec 08 2020 - 20:06

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Currently stuck in wheel hell, as I decided to make a Panther D at Kursk.  Whoever decided that the Panther needed 12 wheels per side was an idiot.

 

I would have done the Maus, but it has several parts in the mail that I ordered a while back that still haven't shown up. 


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stabbymckill #20 Posted Dec 09 2020 - 18:15

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View Postmp5k_2, on Dec 08 2020 - 18:30, said:

ok, but if i win, can i 'gift' a vehicle to someone in my friends list

 



If you are selected as the winner and there's some extenuating circumstance (I.E. you already have all the premium vehicles, etc) we can potentially work something out for alternate compensation. I will be in touch with the winners after they are selected. 






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