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Offline MichelC

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Re: New Category for the Whiffies
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2013, 06:34:32 am »
Thanks guys for your opinions, it`s been interesting reading through them to gauge members thoughts.  :cheers:

One point that seems to be repeated is the problem with identifying a well built model and a well thought out whif idea model.

Just to set the matter straight, this new Top Gun category is not replacing the `Whiffie of the Year` category. Probably my thought for not clarifying that in the OP.  :banghead:

The `Top Gun` category is just like all the other categories, Best Ship, Best Backstory, etc, and is probably defined best by the terms technical/attention to detail.

The Whiffie of the Year award would, as always, cater for the `idea` builds and hopefully will be a bit fairer for some of the modelers, (me included), that are not as technical but may have a great idea even if the executions not perfect.

I think I speak for all those in the Academy when I say we are all pretty open minded about what constitutes a great `whiffie of the year` model and as you look back at the nominees from past years, it`s been a good mix of technical and well thought out whif models.

As with all things, there`s some pro`s and cons to this idea, but it`s a trail to see if it works and not set in stone so to speak. 

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Re: New Category for the Whiffies
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2013, 04:22:04 am »
Thanks guys for your opinions, it`s been interesting reading through them to gauge members thoughts.  :cheers:

One point that seems to be repeated is the problem with identifying a well built model and a well thought out whif idea model.

Just to set the matter straight, this new Top Gun category is not replacing the `Whiffie of the Year` category. Probably my thought for not clarifying that in the OP.  :banghead:

The `Top Gun` category is just like all the other categories, Best Ship, Best Backstory, etc, and is probably defined best by the terms technical/attention to detail.

The Whiffie of the Year award would, as always, cater for the `idea` builds and hopefully will be a bit fairer for some of the modelers, (me included), that are not as technical but may have a great idea even if the executions not perfect.

I think I speak for all those in the Academy when I say we are all pretty open minded about what constitutes a great `whiffie of the year` model and as you look back at the nominees from past years, it`s been a good mix of technical and well thought out whif models.

As with all things, there`s some pro`s and cons to this idea, but it`s a trail to see if it works and not set in stone so to speak. 

 :thumbsup:

Michel

Ditto!

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Re: New Category for the Whiffies
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2013, 02:09:05 am »
As a side note: in a German SF forum where I am active there's a deep discussion about a new category section for a competition next year: special effect SF models, with light, sound effects, potentially even moving parts. And it also turned out to be very controversial: where to draw the line? Is a good finish more relevant than the effect? Or the idea in the case of an individual conversion? IMHO it must finally lay in the hands of the jury, and some basic and comprehensive guidelines have to be defined before any submission starts. Otherwise you end up with lots of pointless discussions, hurt egos and a bad rep.

I am positive about "our" solution here - I'd give it a try. There are some wonderfully finished kits around, which IMHO deserve that special attention, and it might be clever to separate them from those that do-not-look-so-perfect but which convince with odd ideas or bold visions.

Looking forward to the next Whiffies  :thumbsup:

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Re: New Category for the Whiffies
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2013, 03:11:22 am »
I have no technical skill in the IT world, little in the modelling department (I am rapidly being overtaken by my 6-year-old grandson).

That said - could we change the voting on each entry?  To give each model a score for each of:
a. Technical skill - the build
b. Creativity - the imagination
c. Artistic Merit - the paint job

The entries might then be scored for and overall mark and also the highest in each category?

Or something similar? 

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Re: New Category for the Whiffies
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2013, 04:39:46 am »
To give each model a score for each of:
a. Technical skill - the build
b. Creativity - the imagination
c. Artistic Merit - the paint job
Too many - or too few.
As this is on the internet and we base judgement on images (photos etc), for many entries d) Presentation or Photography is a major ingredient.

On the other hand, just somehow separating between
1) Creativity - the imagination
2) Execution (build, detail, color, photography)
could be an interesting idea.

Adding complexity to the judgement might be a bit of a strain on the organisers, though.

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Re: New Category for the Whiffies
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 09:04:45 am »
How about "The ones that even the most pedantic JMN's could not fault!"
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Re: New Category for the Whiffies
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2015, 06:04:09 am »
In light of this:

Ladies and gentleman...., the Whiffie Awards 2015 polls are now closed.
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to cast their vote. The Academy could not do their job without you. :bow:
The results have now been whisked away to a secure location and the winners will be revealed next Saturday evening during the official 2015 Awards Show.
I can reveal that there were a few close results. Others not so much. But everyone nominated got a vote for their efforts which is a very good thing, bar one member, which I`m more than happy to name and shame.
Yes, that`s right tc2324, the Academy is talking to you. Your 74 Sqn Sepecat Jaguar was obviously far too real world for our liking. Shame on you....., I mean me......., er........, now I`m confused and feeling slightly schizophrenic....  :wacko:   
Tune in next week folks.

How about a new category for the 2016 Whifies of "Closest Whiff to reality - the Whiff most likely to send a JMN's mind to jelly"

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Re: New Category for the Whiffies
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2015, 01:01:09 am »
The "Underneath the radar" category...  :wacko: