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Friday, November 18, 2005

Void where prohibited

FBTB has a really nifty contest going on, which has inspired both FBTBers and non-FBTBers to build.

Check out Adrian Drake's take on the craft. Nifty angles and engines there. I eagerly await being able to see the front section in person, to get a better idea on how it is put together.

Mark Stafford (previously seen on Golden Shpleem as "Nabii") made the same design twice, one cloaked, the other not. Very interesting to see two color variations, not something one sees often in a creation.

While you are at it, take a look at Chris Giddens's, Horvastne's, and Krush's versions.


Blogger EJ said...

Glad someone is giving FBTB some credit. One question though; why is this contest so "nifty" where other contests in the past were not? Is it because of the main prize? Surely this contest isn't any "niftier" than the Slave III contest which was completely open-ended, with almost no rules and unlimited room for originality. I personally hope a loyal FBTB'er wins the contest rather than a prize sniper who never posts there.

This isn't meant to offend you guys who run this site because it is one I frequent often and it is a good source of new and creative MOCs. I just feel thata there is a certain bias here against FBTB and it seems odd that folks who don't post there and/or feel they are better builders than most who do post there would intrude in their contest. That's all.


11/18/2005 12:10 PM

Blogger jonesy said...

Whoa there, pardner. Don't say anything you don't really mean.

And wanna know why non-FBTBers are entering? They were invited.

11/18/2005 7:00 PM

Blogger Kevoh said...

I don't think the people entering from other forums are interested in the prize. I don't even know what the prize is.

I like the contest because it is very original, I've never seen a contest like it before. And I feel that creativity within constraints is really neato-keen.

I hope that the best entry wins. Unless the contest is "who is the FBTB-est", which I don't think the contest creator intended in any way.

The AT-AT Head contest was also interesting to me, but I didn't really care for many of the entries. I don't feel they stretched the boundaries enough. I do recall a few that do, like Ryan Woods and that white one that kinda looked like a Clone Trooper head.

I have not heard of any Slave 3 contest.

If you feel that MOCs from FBTB aren't being represented enough here on GS, please feel free to email either Jonesy or I with any suggestions for posts. The emails are, and always have been, on the side bar. I'd love to get emails with suggestions, would make my life easier :)

11/19/2005 1:55 AM

Blogger Chris said...

You're kidding me right? It's hard not to percieve that as offensive when you call folks prise snipers. If you'd like to think theres some kind of superiority thing going on, then put your bricks where your mouth is... I don't think anyone is trying to prove anything, just trying to build well.

I'm about to pull my entry after replies to another entry.

11/19/2005 2:32 PM

Anonymous Cello Collin said...

EJ, chill. No one's sniping anything.

Let's all just chill and have some fun, okay? We're seeing some kickass entries in this contest, and it really is helping out the FBTB community to have so many folks coming in to participate.

11/19/2005 4:01 PM

Blogger Bruce said...

Hey EJ,

Calm down and look on the bright side, dude. Most people see contests as ways of spreading the word about the different forums and increasing communication across the community. For instance -shameless plug time- Classic Castle is currently holding our annual Colossal Castle Contest. We'd be happy to invite all interested members of the community to join in the fun.


11/20/2005 6:43 PM


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