Posts Tagged ‘Contest’

Visit at the Duke of Bavaria

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

While Dennis went to visit such boring stuff as the Salute, Warlord, Mantic or Games Workshop last month, I went to visit the Duke of Bavaria painting competition for the first time. The competition takes place every year and is held in the Bavarian Ar…

EU Championship Movie & Dustbrothers Prizes / Film o Mistrzostwach i nagrody od Dustbrothers

Posted on May 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So close / Już tak blisko Prizes by Dustbrothers / Nagrody od Dustbrothers
Artykuł EU Championship Movie & Dustbrothers Prizes / Film o Mistrzostwach i nagrody od Dustbrothers pochodzi z serwisu Dust Brothers.

2018 Summer Movie Contest

Posted on May 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

Enter our contest for a chance for a $20 Gift Card from Miniature Market. Reminder that if you contribute at least $10 to our Podpledge campaign, you will automatically be […]

RDTN Episode 143: Everyone’s Gone To The Movies (2018 Summer Movie Preview)

Posted on May 1st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Just a heads up, this is our indulgent show where we get to spend time with Dan Patriss and Chris Kirkman talking not about board games, but about the 2018 […]

RDTN Episode 142: Council of 4, Shards of Infinity, Space Base

Posted on April 17th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Once again, we get easily distracted in this Episode, but it is a justifiable reason. I need to find a new lawn mower so that I am not spending my […]

Age of Rivals App Code Giveaway!

Posted on April 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

Enter our contest for a chance at a key to the deck building app Age of Rivals. Three lucky winners will be drawn! Contest Ends May 1st, 2018. Reminder that […]

Miniature Market Gift Card Giveaway!

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under . Posted by

Enter our contest for a chance at a $10 gift card to Miniature Market. Five lucky winners will be drawn! Contest Ends April 3rd, 2018. Reminder that if you contribute […]

RDTN Episode 140: Noria, Clank! The Mummy’s Curse, TTR: France, and Miniature Market

Posted on March 20th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

We have an announcement to make. While we are very sad to see Funagain’s online store slowly close and support of the show stop, we are happy to announce that […]

Contest Time! Hot Dice Miniatures Mat

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Some time ago, I came across a Canadian Company called Hot Dice Miniatures. From time-to-time, I watch their YouTube videos,
The post Contest Time! Hot Dice Miniatures Mat appeared first on Must Contain Minis.

Grumpy Tony Winners

Posted on March 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

Here are the winners of the Grumpy Tony Contest. Yeah…whatever – Tony

Submitted by Ken Broman
 

Submitted by Josh Schwin
 

Submitted by Bonnie Doiron
 

Who Sang What in the Squirrellys Song

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under . Posted by

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RDTN Episode 138: 3rd Annual Squirrelly Awards

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Time for the 3rd Annual Squirrelly Awards. For those of you that are joining us for the first time, welcome to a unique type of award show. We want to […]

RDTN Episode 137: Castell, Pulsar 2849, and Being Swaggled

Posted on February 6th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

We spend a good portion of this episode discussing the new game Castell from Renegade Games. While what you do on your turn is simple, the complexity is driven from […]

Gaslands’ War Rig Competition

Posted on January 28th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Recently, Mike Hutchinson (the author of Gaslands) made a post to Facebook about an expansion he is working on and
The post Gaslands’ War Rig Competition appeared first on Must Contain Minis.

RDTN Episode 135: Gaia Project, Topiary, Codenames Disney, Passport to Culture

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

We start of the new year with a game that we were excited to hear about in 2017. Gaia Project by Zman games is one the table and since it […]

RDTN Episode 134: 5th Anniversary Show, Pie Town, and Fog of Love

Posted on December 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

We can hardly believe it has been 5 years since we started the podcast. There have been many great moments, many not so great moments, but one thing is for […]

Shahrazad and The Lost Expedition Giveaway

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Osprey Games GiveawayAs everyone knows, we are in the holiday season of giving. And as the year wraps up, we figured there’s still time for one more board game giveaway. Thanks to the generosity of Osprey Games, we have a brand new copy of Shahrazad and The Lost Expedition to giveaway to one lucky person (one game per person). […]

Journey to the Tree of Sorrows – Contest

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Check out this prize that someone out there can win!!! Simply Awesome!!!This is the grand-prize for joining the Journey to the Tree of Sorrows’ newsletter. Picture from Infinite Black’s Twitter Page.This grand-prize is from the folks behind a new gamin…

Journey to the Tree of Sorrows – Contest

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Check out this prize that someone out there can win!!! Simply Awesome!!!This is the grand-prize for joining the Journey to the Tree of Sorrows’ newsletter. Picture from Infinite Black’s Twitter Page.This grand-prize is from the folks behind a new gamin…

Monster Man Contest Entry: The Slathax

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Cheers to whoever did the layout for Star Frontiers for choosing Univers for the interior text. Makes matching it up very easy.
James Holloway of the Monster Man Podcast has recently launched a contest to reach back into our gaming past and use cheap toys as inspiration for monsters for our games.

Many of the original D&D monsters came from such toys, such as the owlbear, rust monster, and bulette, and James has given me a great opportunity to add my own spin on things. 

Artifacts of our shared fantastical history.
While at Gen Con 2017 I got to both see some of these plastic monsters in the 50th Anniversary of Gen Con Museum but also picked up a pack of the “lost monsters”, a group of “could’ve been” creatures that never made the cut into D&D proper.

“Exit, STAGE LEFT!”
Radio Controlled Armadillos and Hug-A-Saurs might still make the big time someday.

These included the above creatures plus the subject of my contest entry. At first glance this toy seems to be a simple T-Rex style dinosaur doing an MC Hammer dance. But on closer inspection it’s clear that the torso and tail are more like an earthworm body than a true dinosaur. Since I’ve recently been running a Star Frontiers campaign my first thought for baddies goes to the worm-like Sathar race. Sather like to breed terrible monsters and unleash them on unsuspecting frontier planets to sow death and destruction.

Thus the Slathax is born!


“Slathax feel pretty. Slathax go on date. Slathax choose lip-color suit Slathax complexion.”


All I really did was repaint the toy. This was actually a lot of fun since it was more like painting a toy soldier than a detailed gaming miniature. The mold lines were a pain but came off somewhat by using a sharp hobby knife and slicing them away.

Then I just painted it without using any sort of primer. Like Reaper Bones, this rubbery plastic will not react well to spray enamels and really doesn’t need any priming, just go straight to heavily applied acrylics.

“He’s got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. When he comes after ya, he doesn’t seem to be livin’ until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white, and then – aww, then you hear that terrible high-pitch screamin’,”

I also did a drawing of the Slathax so that I could create a set of Star Frontiers style monster stats. This is really where the fun of this process happens as you look at this little piece of plastic and try to imagine what a “real world” version of it would be like. The wormy body, rockily squamous limbs and shark-like mouth lead to the determination that this creature would be a large, burrowing predator. Thinking about Sathar military tactics gave me the idea that this beast would be an infiltration unit, designed to sow fear and terror behind enemy lines.

“You guys hear something? Dudes! Seriously! I HEARD SOMETHING!”
A bit of color to the original art.

I really had a lot of fun with this contest entry and encourage you to do the same thing and to ENTER JAMES’S CONTEST!

Monster Man Contest Entry: The Slathax

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Cheers to whoever did the layout for Star Frontiers for choosing Univers for the interior text. Makes matching it up very easy.
James Holloway of the Monster Man Podcast has recently launched a contest to reach back into our gaming past and use cheap toys as inspiration for monsters for our games.

Many of the original D&D monsters came from such toys, such as the owlbear, rust monster, and bulette, and James has given me a great opportunity to add my own spin on things. 

Artifacts of our shared fantastical history.
While at Gen Con 2017 I got to both see some of these plastic monsters in the 50th Anniversary of Gen Con Museum but also picked up a pack of the “lost monsters”, a group of “could’ve been” creatures that never made the cut into D&D proper.

“Exit, STAGE LEFT!”
Radio Controlled Armadillos and Hug-A-Saurs might still make the big time someday.

These included the above creatures plus the subject of my contest entry. At first glance this toy seems to be a simple T-Rex style dinosaur doing an MC Hammer dance. But on closer inspection it’s clear that the torso and tail are more like an earthworm body than a true dinosaur. Since I’ve recently been running a Star Frontiers campaign my first thought for baddies goes to the worm-like Sathar race. Sather like to breed terrible monsters and unleash them on unsuspecting frontier planets to sow death and destruction.

Thus the Slathax is born!


“Slathax feel pretty. Slathax go on date. Slathax choose lip-color suit Slathax complexion.”


All I really did was repaint the toy. This was actually a lot of fun since it was more like painting a toy soldier than a detailed gaming miniature. The mold lines were a pain but came off somewhat by using a sharp hobby knife and slicing them away.

Then I just painted it without using any sort of primer. Like Reaper Bones, this rubbery plastic will not react well to spray enamels and really doesn’t need any priming, just go straight to heavily applied acrylics.

“He’s got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. When he comes after ya, he doesn’t seem to be livin’ until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white, and then – aww, then you hear that terrible high-pitch screamin’,”

I also did a drawing of the Slathax so that I could create a set of Star Frontiers style monster stats. This is really where the fun of this process happens as you look at this little piece of plastic and try to imagine what a “real world” version of it would be like. The wormy body, rockily squamous limbs and shark-like mouth lead to the determination that this creature would be a large, burrowing predator. Thinking about Sathar military tactics gave me the idea that this beast would be an infiltration unit, designed to sow fear and terror behind enemy lines.

“You guys hear something? Dudes! Seriously! I HEARD SOMETHING!”
A bit of color to the original art.

I really had a lot of fun with this contest entry and encourage you to do the same thing and to ENTER JAMES’S CONTEST!

Trash Bash 2017 Winners

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by


In case you missed the results over at the Trash Bash Facebook Group, here are the winners of Trash Bash 2017: Medicine Package Battle.

Thanks to all of the contestants, judges and sponsors!
This was a difficult one to judge due to the high level of creativity and craft apparent in all entries. Great work to all!


Third Place: Ben J. Butler



My 1/750 scale assault / siege spaceship(1) has 3 connected (via lids) sections and  is comprised solely of medical packaging or actual medicine except for the screws, glues, paint and stripes.

1.            Prescription Medicine
2.            OTC medicine (Antacid, Hydrogen peroxide)
3.            Contact Lens supplies
4.            Diabetic supplies
5.            Dental supplies
6.            Infantry Vehicles made of expired drugs.

Landing Craft Section 
Position: Nose
Color: Green
Style: Halo/Osprey/Duck

•             Hydrogen Peroxide Bottle (1)
•             Contact Lens Solution Bottles (2)
•             Diabetic Needle Covers (2)
•             Toothpaste Tube Caps (4)
•             Electric Toothbrush covers (2)
Command and orbital disrupter Section 
Position: MidShip 
Color: Blue 
Style: Cowboy Bepop /Halo Covenant ship

•             Medium Rectangular Med Bottle (1)
•             Medium TUMS Bottles (2)
•             Diabetic Needle Covers (3)
•             Retainer Case (1)
•             Various Drugs (16)
•             Foot Powder Cap (1)
•             Ketosis Strips (4)

Octo-Floss Omega 3 Drive Section 
Position: Aft
Color: Nichol
Style: Thunderbirds

•             Large Med Bottle (1)
•             Medium Med Bottles (3)
•             Med Bottle Caps (3)
•             Floss Dispensers (8)
•             Floss Spools (8)
•             Ketosis Strips

Second Place: Brad Isdrab


When the siege came on the Knight’s forge, the Nobles of the house were unprepared and practically undefended. With a crash, the breaching scav vessel crashed the main gate and the greenskins spilled in. The tried to maintain a perimeter from the on-coming Horde, which had until now been limited to a few small tribes. Their wall of servitors failing under the Ork’s assault. Two mighty Warlords, with great warmachines laid claim to the structure. There was no reasoning with these beasts.  The only choice was to make a break for space. The heirs to their houses and upper eschelon in the house fleet, Canopus, Antares, and Alphard fell back to the shipyard and the FTL Frigate, FNORD  While a non-com craft, specked for transport and cargo hauling, the FNORD is a fine craft built to combine speed and maneuverability with durable hauling. The primary pilot’s chamber provides a full 180 sphere of direct holo enhanced view and it’s starboard and port bays are equipped with dual escape pods.

And First Place goes to Jean-Baptiste Garidel!

“I wanted to build a piece of terrain in 28mm scale that could be used as an objective and be sieged as well. 
The building is one of many of the sort, built on fringe worlds to provide a reliable source of energy where stable communication means and defense systems are required.
Their simple but robust design means they can be adapted to many types of worlds with the many resources of fuel available. Although not weaponised, they are usually quite heavily armoured and resilient to withstand attacks or the local natural perils like earthquakes and hurricanes.

The environment where they are built often means they are the first real technological facilities built in new settlements and it is quite common to find one at the center of many outposts.”
General Nelson had spent his whole career on the front, leading his men with a firm but just hand. His assignment in the remote Novaross system almost felt like an insult to him.
With time flying, the sting started to fade and he could almost lay the tips of his finger on a well earnt retirement.
Until that message arrived. If his last assignement was to keep the energy supplies secured in this outpost, then he would not be found at fault.
The list of materials used is :
– One cardboard box (package of a modem IIRC)
– The plastic cap of a spice bottle (used to make the exhaust on top of the big tank)
– 2 greek yogurt pots (to make the tank)
– the canon of a plastic toy gun that used to shoot balls (to make the chimney)
– one door from the Trash Bash Bits part 2 KS (which although not a good way to earn points felt mandatory ^^)
– the plastic cap of an apple purée bag to do the heat radiator
– Green stuff Pcard and plastic girders to build the platform, signs, ladder and pole (late addition not visible on the first picture)
– The plastic pen cap from a colour pen (at the top of the pole)
– Green stuff and metallic wire to do the wires and pipes.
– Foamcore to do the base covered with gap filler and sand.
– The medicine bit is a tube of tablets for sore throats (Lisopaine)



Honorable Mention goes to returning Trash Bash Winner William Burke



Medtronic Industries A1C 
“Stinger” Fast Assault Hover Tank”



1 Thunderclap Mortar, 2 medium side lasers 2 small turret mounted lasers

Time: During the siege of the Latorius Principality outer colony insurgency of 2243

The insurgents had taken over the Military compound at Colony outpost 140.

The compound was a tough nut to crack, being a former Military base. That was until the arrival of squadrons of Stingers, with their heavy mortars. The heavy Thunderclap Mortar was able to punch through or lob over most defenses and this was no exception. The so call siege was over in a few hours as a rain of hell poured down on the traitors and the walls breached.

List

1 diabetic insulin pump insertion kit package (main tank body)

1 Insulin pen cap (main gun)

2 insulin ports (turrets)

1 set toy head lights and antenna from kit bash box

Two part putty, paint and decals

Trash Bash 2017 Winners

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by


In case you missed the results over at the Trash Bash Facebook Group, here are the winners of Trash Bash 2017: Medicine Package Battle.

Thanks to all of the contestants, judges and sponsors!
This was a difficult one to judge due to the high level of creativity and craft apparent in all entries. Great work to all!


Third Place: Ben J. Butler



My 1/750 scale assault / siege spaceship(1) has 3 connected (via lids) sections and  is comprised solely of medical packaging or actual medicine except for the screws, glues, paint and stripes.

1.            Prescription Medicine
2.            OTC medicine (Antacid, Hydrogen peroxide)
3.            Contact Lens supplies
4.            Diabetic supplies
5.            Dental supplies
6.            Infantry Vehicles made of expired drugs.

Landing Craft Section 
Position: Nose
Color: Green
Style: Halo/Osprey/Duck

•             Hydrogen Peroxide Bottle (1)
•             Contact Lens Solution Bottles (2)
•             Diabetic Needle Covers (2)
•             Toothpaste Tube Caps (4)
•             Electric Toothbrush covers (2)
Command and orbital disrupter Section 
Position: MidShip 
Color: Blue 
Style: Cowboy Bepop /Halo Covenant ship

•             Medium Rectangular Med Bottle (1)
•             Medium TUMS Bottles (2)
•             Diabetic Needle Covers (3)
•             Retainer Case (1)
•             Various Drugs (16)
•             Foot Powder Cap (1)
•             Ketosis Strips (4)

Octo-Floss Omega 3 Drive Section 
Position: Aft
Color: Nichol
Style: Thunderbirds

•             Large Med Bottle (1)
•             Medium Med Bottles (3)
•             Med Bottle Caps (3)
•             Floss Dispensers (8)
•             Floss Spools (8)
•             Ketosis Strips

Second Place: Brad Isdrab


When the siege came on the Knight’s forge, the Nobles of the house were unprepared and practically undefended. With a crash, the breaching scav vessel crashed the main gate and the greenskins spilled in. The tried to maintain a perimeter from the on-coming Horde, which had until now been limited to a few small tribes. Their wall of servitors failing under the Ork’s assault. Two mighty Warlords, with great warmachines laid claim to the structure. There was no reasoning with these beasts.  The only choice was to make a break for space. The heirs to their houses and upper eschelon in the house fleet, Canopus, Antares, and Alphard fell back to the shipyard and the FTL Frigate, FNORD  While a non-com craft, specked for transport and cargo hauling, the FNORD is a fine craft built to combine speed and maneuverability with durable hauling. The primary pilot’s chamber provides a full 180 sphere of direct holo enhanced view and it’s starboard and port bays are equipped with dual escape pods.

And First Place goes to Jean-Baptiste Garidel!

“I wanted to build a piece of terrain in 28mm scale that could be used as an objective and be sieged as well. 
The building is one of many of the sort, built on fringe worlds to provide a reliable source of energy where stable communication means and defense systems are required.
Their simple but robust design means they can be adapted to many types of worlds with the many resources of fuel available. Although not weaponised, they are usually quite heavily armoured and resilient to withstand attacks or the local natural perils like earthquakes and hurricanes.

The environment where they are built often means they are the first real technological facilities built in new settlements and it is quite common to find one at the center of many outposts.”
General Nelson had spent his whole career on the front, leading his men with a firm but just hand. His assignment in the remote Novaross system almost felt like an insult to him.
With time flying, the sting started to fade and he could almost lay the tips of his finger on a well earnt retirement.
Until that message arrived. If his last assignement was to keep the energy supplies secured in this outpost, then he would not be found at fault.
The list of materials used is :
– One cardboard box (package of a modem IIRC)
– The plastic cap of a spice bottle (used to make the exhaust on top of the big tank)
– 2 greek yogurt pots (to make the tank)
– the canon of a plastic toy gun that used to shoot balls (to make the chimney)
– one door from the Trash Bash Bits part 2 KS (which although not a good way to earn points felt mandatory ^^)
– the plastic cap of an apple purée bag to do the heat radiator
– Green stuff Pcard and plastic girders to build the platform, signs, ladder and pole (late addition not visible on the first picture)
– The plastic pen cap from a colour pen (at the top of the pole)
– Green stuff and metallic wire to do the wires and pipes.
– Foamcore to do the base covered with gap filler and sand.
– The medicine bit is a tube of tablets for sore throats (Lisopaine)



Honorable Mention goes to returning Trash Bash Winner William Burke



Medtronic Industries A1C 
“Stinger” Fast Assault Hover Tank”



1 Thunderclap Mortar, 2 medium side lasers 2 small turret mounted lasers

Time: During the siege of the Latorius Principality outer colony insurgency of 2243

The insurgents had taken over the Military compound at Colony outpost 140.

The compound was a tough nut to crack, being a former Military base. That was until the arrival of squadrons of Stingers, with their heavy mortars. The heavy Thunderclap Mortar was able to punch through or lob over most defenses and this was no exception. The so call siege was over in a few hours as a rain of hell poured down on the traitors and the walls breached.

List

1 diabetic insulin pump insertion kit package (main tank body)

1 Insulin pen cap (main gun)

2 insulin ports (turrets)

1 set toy head lights and antenna from kit bash box

Two part putty, paint and decals

RDTN Episode 130: Richard the Lionheart, Sundae Split, Alien Artifacts and Ted Alspach

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

We are back and we have tricked another designer to come on to the show. Ted Alspach joins us and talks about the follow-up to Castles of Mad King Ludwig, […]

Restoration Games Project Code Name Contest

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

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