Dan the Man's 2nd Car Contest: Deco Rides
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For Dan the Man's second car contest, the challenge is to build any car built between 1920 and 1945 (inclusive).
ANY CAR BUILT OUTSIDE OF THESE DATES WILL BE INSTANTLY DISQUALIFIED and your entry will not count, so please don't spam the contest with 2010 camaros and the like... there will be a time and contest for all cars.
The deadline is the 1st of may 2011 (when the third contest will start).
To cut a long story short you may want to read this: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=5970&topicid=62647
I've decided, to be fair on time constraints (as of course not everybody may see the invite on the first day) to make six car contests this year, on a bimonthly basis; each contest based on a time period, going from past to present throughout the year.
For this second contest, we will be recreating the vintage elegance of pre-war cars; anything from the age is acceptable... but the idea isn't a hot rod contest; but more of the 'art deco' roadsters and coupés; think Bugatti Bentley, Delage, Delahaye, Bucciali, etc...
many hot rods may be made from cars of the 1920s and 1930s; but were only turned into hot rods in the 50s and later... which is why they're not quite what we want here.
The rules are simple:
1) You must stick to the time period - any car from between 1920 and 1945 only will be accepted.
2) Your entry must be a real car, not a made-up one.
3) you are allowed to enter up to 2 models, and the one given the highest score of the two will count as your entry (meaning you cannot claim both 1st and 2nd prize for example)
4) Of course it's more fun to make a model especially for the contest, but if you have already have a model on MOCpages that fits the contest topic well, you are allowed to enter an older creation.
I will not enter any models myself; and be the main judge. I will judge all models fairly, the builder's reputation or the amount of 'likes' a model has will not come into the equation.
Things that affect the score:
1)Scale... partially. It's not fair to simply give more points to a bigger model, as some people don't have, and can't afford, a lot of Lego. On the other hand, to put it simply, there's no way a 4-wide is going to win, there's just no detail in it.
2) Accuracy. The more it looks like the car it represents, the more points it gets.
3) Build quality. Detail, good use of parts etc... not to be confused with 'unusual use of parts' or 'SNOT'. You can use SNOT if you like, but it won't give your model any more points than if you made it studded.
Other judges are welcome, just let me know in the conversation. Other judges are allowed entries, but not to vote on their own creations; and must vote objectively in the way described above.
Judging scores will be posted in the conversation to keep things all together.
Feel free to send a link of the competition to anybody you think may be interested, in case I've missed anybody - everybody is welcome :)
If you're really not into the cars of this contests's theme, keep your eyes out for future contests - the next one may appeal to you a little more...
Happy building, and good luck !
- Dan the Man