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Maschinen Krieger Starfighter Contest

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.Tromas is a group administrator .Tromas says:

MASCHINEN KRIEGER STARFIGHTER CONTEST by .Tromas
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August 1, 2011 - October 1, 2011

The Maschinen Krieger universe has to have some the coolest and most unique sci-fi designs out there. The original designs by Kow Yokoyama have inspired countless fan-made creations. The beauty of the whole aesthetic is the integration of so many different genres, and it is this unique mix of sources that gives the MaK tech such a brilliant look. However, there is one thing that is not overly prominent, and that is starfighters. Therefore my challenge to all of you, is to design a starfighter in the unique MaK aesthetic.

It’s hard to really describe the defining characteristics of Maschinen Krieger, so I will simply link to some of the best sites out there. If you are not familiar with this genre, I HIGHLY recommend that you browse through these sites. I can guarantee that you will be inspired to participate.
www.maschinenkrueger.com
www.maschinenkrueger.com/forum/index.php/
www.q-net.net.au/~nipngnwm/
www.flickr.com/groups/ma-k/
sf3d0.tripod.com/
www.futchfactor.com/index.html

The RULES are pretty simple:
1. Make it look like it belongs in the MaK universe
2. Must be a starfighter (same rules as the group: no frigates, corvettes etc.)
3. Must be mini-fig scale. It doesn’t have to have a pilot (a lot the Strahl units are autonomous), but it does have to be to that scale
4. Custom stickers/parts, clones brands etc are all permitted (MaK is after all, all about kit-bashing)
5. Must be a new design
6. 2 entries per person (in case anyone wants to do both a Merc & Strahl unit :)
7. Submit a single photo of the model to the contest thread in the Starfighters Group
8. Contest Timeline is August 1, 2011 to October 1, 2011 (I want to give you all lots of time to get creative)

PRIZES:
Brick-A-Thon has generously helped me out with the prize money, so I am happy to say that the amounts are higher than what I was initially planning:
1st Place - $75.00 Bricklink Coupon
2nd Place - $50.00 Bricklink Coupon
3rd Place - $25.00 Bricklink Coupon


All entries will be judged by myself, Peter (peterlmorris) and Tim (gambort). Once the winners have been decided, I will notify Brick-A-Thon and they will apply the coupons to your Bricklink account.

Big thanks to Peter for his insight into the planning with me, to Tim for generously agreeing to help with the judging, to Stijn for designing the brilliant announcement image, and of course HUGE thanks to Tracy and Chris over at Brick-A-Thon for their help with the prizes!!!

**Please post any and all questions in the contest discussion thread.**
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gambort says:

OK. I'm declaring this now:

There will be a "Heart Tile" award given for best use of a LEGO printed part (not stickers). No prize (I'd love to give out a heart tile but I own the grand total of one) just bragging rights.

Please highlight eligibility for this award on your entry. And remember, heart tiles are awesome.

SAFS Heart by gambort

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.Tromas is a group administrator .Tromas says:

^ Haha, sounds good to me man!! :)
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.Tromas is a group administrator .Tromas says:

NOT AN ENTRY

Just wanted to post the fighter that inspired me to organize this contest.

SI-82 Bayonet

SI-82 Bayonet by .Tromas


I am also fully intending on going on a little MaK bender for the duration of the contest. I want to keep posting stuff in the theme to keep you all interested :) Won't all be fighters, but stay tuned nonetheless.
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Sydag says:

Oh, I really wasn't familiar with this universe and must say this is awesome, very inspiring ! I'm not sure I will build something but I wanted to say that is a great idea, I look forward to it.
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.Tromas is a group administrator .Tromas says:

^ Thanks guy!
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Shannon Ocean says:

Stahl short range starfighter "Snow Owl" by Shannon Ocean

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.Tromas is a group administrator .Tromas says:

NOT AN ENTRY

Further inspiration.

The Strahl needed something to combat the Bayonet...

PKR-A Floh

PKR-A Floh by .Tromas

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Andrea "Nuke" Massa says:

Nice contest, i have really short time but i like the MaK background and i try to submit an idea that i have :)
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Genghis Don says:

Nordschwert by Genghis Don

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legoalbert says:

MaK Strahl o.K. Hummel by legoalbert

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ted @ndes says:

Komet
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Mandalore the not so great says:

Building an entry atm <.<
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pasukaru76 is a group moderator pasukaru76 says:

Strahl Skarabäus
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Mandalore the not so great says:

MaK Vampir by Mandalore the not so great

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ƒernald says:

MaK  Strahl  "Feuerkugel" by ƒernald

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steelbreeze9 says:

Merc starfighter: G. Melas 11 by steelbreeze9

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m_o_n_k_e_y says:

Ma.K 3000_IMA_Ibis
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Shamisenfred says:

A.Sf Meteor by Shamisenfred

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CaptainInfinity says:

Ma.K FNS478A U-1 Vampyre by CaptainInfinity

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Legohaulic says:


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Shamisenfred says:

SternenJäger F0312 ARMBRUST by Shamisenfred

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Lego Junkie. says:

Ma.K Stachelschwein

Ma. K Stachelschwein. by Lego Junkie.


Shoope'd Shot.
Ma.K Shoope'd by Lego Junkie.


Rear view.
Ma. K Stachelschwein, Rear view. by Lego Junkie.

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ufozoo says:

Mak-SK_Schildwanze by ufozoo

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Adrian Florea says:

Wildmaus Ma.k
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pasukaru76 is a group moderator pasukaru76 says:

Mercenary Army S-Boat
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lego_nabii says:

01-F217 by lego_nabii

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Fredoichi is a group administrator Fredoichi says:

Ma.K - MH 30 Kraft Falter by Fredoichi

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Buster® says:

Wasistdas
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legoalbert says:

I.M.A. Fuchs by legoalbert

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imagination DUCK says:

Ma.k イカ, コウイカ by imagination DUCK

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m_o_n_k_e_y says:

Second
Ma.K 3000_IMA_Cockatoo
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ted @ndes says:

My SAFS/mercenary entry
Hammerhead
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nate_decastro says:

Strahl VB-7 "Mondsegel" by nate_decastro

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madLEGOman says:

MaKYellowJacketStarfighter07
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鉄男 says:

 by 鉄男

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nate_decastro says:

Strahl J-60 "Bluthund" by nate_decastro

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Shannon Ocean says:

Mak Strahl Schneeleopard by Shannon Ocean

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Si-MOCs says:


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Adult_Boy says:

Mercenary EWP "SCRAMBLER" / SDR Funkstörer by Adult_Boy


Merc. Electronic Warfare Platform "Scrambler".

Brickshelf when it moderates:
www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=483695
Most of the pics are here on flickr though. Check em.

I might do a Strahl cover-version in dark bluish grey, but don't bother counting it as a second entry as it will be pretty much the same thing.
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lego_nabii says:

01-Instar-Hackfish by lego_nabii

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Robiwan_Kenobi says:

Ma.K Mercenary "Neuntöter"

Ma.K Mercenary "Neuntöter" by Robiwan_Kenobi

One more pic klick here
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The_Force_Unbleached says:

Strahl Firefly by The_Force_Unbleached

More pictures on brickshelf. (when public)
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Si-MOCs says:


View the 360 tour
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captainsmog says:

Ma.K - 08 Fallhammer by captainsmog

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Cole Blaq says:

MaK Geisterjaeger
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The Lanterne Rouge says:

Space Falke
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Legohaulic says:

Ma.K "Schlachten Deutche Namen" aka: "Trident"
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~Chrispy~ says:

Ma.K Schwertfisch by ~Chrispy~

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Uspez says:

MaK - Strahl Weltraumwache by Uspez

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Uspez says:

MaK - Merc Jackrabbit by Uspez

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Cole Blaq says:

MaK Sturmtaucher by Cole Blaq

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Andrea "Nuke" Massa says:

My entry, sorry for the bad quality photo and background.

Starfighter-MaK by Andrea "Nuke" Massa

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the oneman says:

My entry

Erlkönig - Ma.K  a by the oneman

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ehan_89 says:

MaK Schlitzohr
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ufozoo says:

MaK_Merc_Blackmoth by ufozoo

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Mountain_King says:

MaK Mercs Dragonfly by Mountain_King

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eldeeem says:

It's a little late I think, but Tromas said I could enter it:

Ma.K Falke by eldeeem

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neim343 says:

5 by neim343

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Geoffrey Baxter says:

Name: SBE Wespe Mk I
Faction: SDR

MAK-0 by Geoffrey Baxter

Name: Cropduster Mod V2
Faction: Independents
MAK-15 by Geoffrey Baxter

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pasukaru76 is a group moderator pasukaru76 says:

Entries wrap-up:

Maschinen Krieger Starfighter Contest
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