Competition Yakcomp 37: "You just can't get the staff these days"

Yakcomp 37: "You just can't get the staff these days" (Pick upto 3)

  • @Troubled Child ‘Rosie and Jenkins' Sump Sea Salvage’

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • @MedMos ‘Who's cooking?’

    Votes: 10 47.6%
  • @Casus ‘Ashmore Dunn, Grox Rancher’

    Votes: 9 42.9%
  • @Hawkins44 ’Lt. Sinestra Hortt, skilled investigator and detective’

    Votes: 7 33.3%
  • @Pagumb ’X’agg “Air Rated” Knews, Propagandist to the Starrs (and others)’

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • @Jaws ’Ash Waste guide’

    Votes: 4 19.0%
  • @SirFrog ’Scamorovich, the best Bullet Merchant of the North Hive’

    Votes: 9 42.9%
  • @Edster ‘House of Iron’

    Votes: 6 28.6%
  • @almic85 ’prize fighter and bullet merchant’

    Votes: 6 28.6%
  • @Sump Duck ’Float the chem-dealer ‘

    Votes: 8 38.1%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .

CaptainDangerous

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Yakcomp 37: "You just can't get the staff these days"

Where would your gang be without the expertise of your local rogue doc? In far worse shape presumably - or perhaps better off, but you get what you pay for around here! In this comp, create some hired help for your gang. A scout, a cook, a smith or somebody to tie your shoelaces as far as I'm concerned (in fairness, I've heard some Goliaths really struggle with that). Maybe they're represented by rules in the game, maybe they're just nice NPCs to have on the table. I'm mainly thinking about non-combatants here, although you'd be a fool to enter these places completely unarmed of course...

Yaks have 6 weeks to create, make and paint their entry, which must use at least 3 colours and be suitably based.

Bonus yak points* will be awarded for a description of your deviant
Even more Bonus yak points** for including their place of ‘work’

The deadline for this comp will be midnight BST on Saturday the 27th February 2021.
Any yak wishing to enter merely has to state their interest in joining in and provide a link to their work in progress thread!

PRIZE:
The Yak with the most votes will become the new YakComp Champion, Win $15 store credit from the ever generous @Mad Robot! They will also win a rather striking 1st place red banner, AND will have the ultimate power of selecting the theme for the next YakComp!

Good Luck Tribesmen!

*bonus yak points are worth 0
votes.
** extra bonus yak points are worth double bonus yak points!

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Official rules:

Ideas thread/previous comps:

Leaderboard:
 
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CaptainDangerous

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Work Force:

I, @MedMos , wil join Yakcomp #37 "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry 'Who's cooking?'
Progress here.
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I, @Hawkins , will join Yakcomp #37 "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry "Central, we have 10-80, requesting backup" , progress here.
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I @Pagumb , will join Yakcomp #37 "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry "They'll believe what I tell them to believe..." Progress will be shared in my plog.
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@Sump Duck - I'll have a go at this, I was planning on doing some hangers-on at some point anyway. I'll post WIP's HERE on my plog.
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I @CaptainDangerous, will be entering with The Gong Father here: https://yaktribe.games/community/threads/the-dangerzone.5324/

@ClockworkOrange
Meh I’m in my progress will be recorded here, I’ve linked you to page 172! for ease.....

@Aulenback
"I hereby duly enter my name into the rolls, efforts to be recorded in both the project log aforesaid, as well as in this discussion and smack-talk thread, yea, as well as upon Yr Book Of Faces, and also knowing that should I fail to complete an entry in the afforded three fortnights, shall I be entitled to ridicule and mockery, also as aforesaid. So mote it be."

@Edster
My quest has started -
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I, @SirFrog, wil join Yakcomp #37 "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry 'Scamorovich, chief surplus ammo supplier'. WIP log can be found in my plog thread.
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I, @Casus, will participate in Yakcomp #37: "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry "You stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Groxherder!"
WIP will be added to my modelling thread here.
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@Jaws Can follow in my project thread (This thing is getting large!): Jaws' Necromunda project. | YakTribe.games
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I, @Crazy Ivan , wil join Yakcomp #37 "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry “Get yer bullets from Aldo Kugelmann, purveyor of pellets, connoisseur of calibre, retailer of rounds, salvager of shells, and maestro of munitions.” WIPs can be found in my painting and modelling log.

I @Troubled Child will join Yakcomp #37 "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry "I found him in the Sump". Once I start WIP will be found here.
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@PitSlave314 - I’m in. My work will show up here: The output of a low-productive PitSlave

@almic85 -
build and paint a bullet merchant for my upcoming campaign that starts on Monday so consider me entered.
Progress will be posted in My hobby plog.
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MedMos

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Yak Comp 1st Place
Nov 10, 2014
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First I thought "very interesting, but not something I'm likely to join". Around 15-20 minutes later I had a pretty clear picture of what I wanted to do, so that's some kind of record for me, I'm sure. Anyway...

I, MedMos, wil join Yakcomp #37 "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry 'Who's cooking?'
Progress here.
 

Coenus Scaldingus

Gang Champion
Yak Comp 1st Place
Apr 29, 2018
288
1,171
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Finland
First I thought "very interesting, but not something I'm likely to join". Around 15-20 minutes later I had a pretty clear picture of what I wanted to do, so that's some kind of record for me, I'm sure. Anyway...

I, MedMos, wil join Yakcomp #37 "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry 'Who's cooking?'
Progress here.
That sure is fast! I've known about the theme for a month and I still haven't a clue what I'll be doing. 😅
 

Hawkins44

Gang Champion
Yak Comp 2nd Place
This was a hard one, as I don't have any civilian-looking things, and I was going through ideas based on how much things I need to get will cost, but then I remembered my other pile of shame. Problem solved.

I, Hawkins, will join Yakcomp #37 "You just can't get the staff these days" with my entry "Central, we have 10-80, requesting backup" , progress here.
 

CaptainDangerous

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Oct 30, 2016
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You’re already doing better than clockwork and he’s won it once or twice!! (Where’s your thread link you slovenly troll!?)

my advice to anyone joining in, is don’t expand your ambitions until after you’ve got something finished!
what I mean is, it’s super easy to get carried away with inspiration, only to very quickly lose track of time with nothing to show!

p.s.
disclaimer: my advice comes from a Position of perpetual failure, I know very little in the ways of winning!😅
 
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ClockworkOrange

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You’re already doing better than clockwork and he’s won it once or twice!! (Where’s your thread link you slovenly troll!?)

my advice to anyone joining in, is don’t expand your ambitions until after you’ve got something finished!
what I mean is, it’s super easy to get carried away with inspiration, only to very quickly lose track of time with nothing to show!

p.s.
disclaimer: my advice comes from a Position of perpetual failure, I know very little in the ways of winning!😅

Ты всегда был победителем в глазах тролля

Mod Edit - WHAT is this!? shoo pesky Russian Casino hackers get everywhere.

Troll Edit - Link? Pah everyone knows where the most popular / visited hobby thread is. Love the modest one.
 

ClockworkOrange

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@Ben_S Interesting question does an undercoated model ready for paint count as started? No real assembly they are full models.

I’d normally say go at it and the voting Yaks will decide to others, although I admit back in the distant comp past there have been several heated debates about this, the same with models you cast/sculpt yourself.

@CaptainDangerous @spafe independent mod decision required.
 
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Ben_S

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The rules are pretty confusing: " All entries must be started from new. Example: This means nothing half built, or something that has been on your shelf for a few months gathering dust. A Primed mini, or one that is about to be stripped would be ok though (so long you actually strip it) "

They suggest you can enter something already primed, but not something that's already half-built. Something primed - or painted then stripped - is likely to be wholly built.
 

ClockworkOrange

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I have a model I want to enter with already primed white and with one additional color. It is, however, disassembled, unmodified, and it rests on my shelf for a whole year like this, untouched, only pushed further back.

That’s sounds fine to me “The voting Yaks will decide” I obviously just can’t make that call for myself.
 

Sump Duck

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Yak Comp 3rd Place
Mar 9, 2020
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The rules are pretty confusing: " All entries must be started from new. Example: This means nothing half built, or something that has been on your shelf for a few months gathering dust. A Primed mini, or one that is about to be stripped would be ok though (so long you actually strip it) "

They suggest you can enter something already primed, but not something that's already half-built. Something primed - or painted then stripped - is likely to be wholly built.

Maybe this is context specific. If you're painting a single figure and building them as is it doesn't feel particularly important whether they're already assembled and primed or not prior to the comp. If the challenge is to scratch-build some specific kind of terrain and you've already got it on your shelf it doesn't feel very in the spirit of things to just use that?

Either way assembled and primed minis seem fine to me, but I don't know how serious you guys take things around here.