YakComp 47 - One Shot, One Kill!

My favourite up-to-three of Comp 47 are...

  • Stealth Incarnate by Stoof

    Votes: 9 50.0%
  • The Junk Punk by Biggle Bear

    Votes: 9 50.0%
  • Robbin Grok and iz Merry Ladz by Tiny

    Votes: 6 33.3%
  • Out of Ammo by Punktaku

    Votes: 3 16.7%
  • There's Always More Grots by The Tailor

    Votes: 6 33.3%
  • Ziff by Lyndon

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • Enforcer Sniper by MedMos

    Votes: 5 27.8%
  • Ratling Sniper by CaptainDangerous

    Votes: 2 11.1%

  • Total voters
    18
  • Poll closed .

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The theme for YakComp 47 is:

One Shot, One Kill
Suggested by @rustedchrome

Build a sniper, or sniper equivalent, for your chosen setting.

You have just over six weeks, competition closes midnight 23rd July 2023 (actually 6am ish UK time monday the 24th, as per my usual close-it-when-I-get-up method).

GO!

I'm going to skip making a theme choice for this competition to give others a go, so I invite @Badaab, @Ben_S and @Tiny as the three quickest entries, plus @rustedchrome as my nominated theme-chooser in my stead*, to each think up a category for comp 47.

I will put up the poll for the theme choice on Sunday, or sooner if all four themes are submitted before then.

Why not check out the Brainstorming thread for something to tickle those inspiration nodes. (non-nominators with a good idea, perhaps post it there?).

Some of the older comp topics from a few years back might also be worth a re-visit for the newer members.

(*since the 2nd place podiumsters were also in the quickest three.)
 
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Oh man! I have to come up with ANOTHER theme that I don't want to win? :rolleyes:

Oh ok then...

Those who are about to die, salute you!
Build and paint a unit or cohesive group of 3 or more miniatures who make up the backbone of a force. Basic chumps. Could be half a dozen gangers, 3 escort ships or a unit of 20 spearmen.
 
DAK and Panzerfaust doesn't compute. o_O
Where there is a Troll there is a way….

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You can... but they never actually existed IRL. 'Fausts were introduced in December 1943, 6 months after the DAK was disbanded.

The same way my Indians shouldn't technically have a PIAT or a flamethrower, but alas, one of the models has a PIAT and another will in future have a flamethrower. :sneaky:
 
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My poor DAK faced off against the Italians, various versions of optimised British Army Bren bastard carriers and my Panzer 3 had three MMGs….I’m good with a bit of alternate history / experimental weapon testing 😜
 
Ok, I'm going to go with this one:

Homage (or: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)
Recreate the work of another tribe member. It can be either a faithful copy or merely 'heavily inspired' by the source, but the inspiration should be obvious to anyone familiar with the original.

Not least because - looking through the thread - I realised that my suggestion was itself a homage of sorts to an earlier suggestion:

How about "It's not plagiarism, it's an homage!" Create an entry based on another yakkers work.
 
That's a shame. In the interests of still having at least three choices, I will make a theme suggestion.

Embiggen this!
Take something cool from your universe of choice, and make a life sized version of it. Turn that nerf gun into a stub gun like you always wanted to. Build that power fist. Turn your Vauxhall Corsa into a Land Raider with wild abandon!
 
So I have a couple ideas, but was wondering if there was a great list o' YakComps that I can peruse? I don't want to make a suggestion that has been done already if possible. Or should I just throw it out there?

As newbish yakker I don't want offend the more experienced yakkers by sitting at the wrong campfire ;)
 
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I really like the other ideas already presented BTW...

So I brainstormed up some ideas then rolled a dice to see what came up. Then I wasn't sure so I picked something off my list a little broader of scope. I put the rest in the Brainstorm thread for future yakks to ponder. Some are kinda out there but could be fun.

My theme:

One Shot One Kill
Build a sniper of any sorts...
 
THE TRIBE HATH SPOKEN!

The choices:

@Tiny
Those who are about to die, salute you!
Build and paint a unit or cohesive group of 3 or more miniatures who make up the backbone of a force. Basic chumps. Could be half a dozen gangers, 3 escort ships or a unit of 20 spearmen.

@Ben_S
Homage (or: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)
Recreate the work of another tribe member. It can be either a faithful copy or merely 'heavily inspired' by the source, but the inspiration should be obvious to anyone familiar with the original.

@Stoof
Embiggen this!
Take something cool from your universe of choice, and make a life sized version of it. Turn that nerf gun into a stub gun like you always wanted to. Build that power fist. Turn your Vauxhall Corsa into a Land Raider with wild abandon!

@rustedchrome
One Shot One Kill
Build a sniper of any sorts...

I will put up the poll now and close it next Wednesday and we can get right into the comp after that.
 
Good themes. Do I use this as my push to try making LARP props as I obsessed about for the last couple of months, or to make a 30 day challenge to make 10mm gangers for my current 10mm scale terrain, i.e. my current project? Or make a sniper out of that Scab mini I have been looking for a project for? Which one to choose!
 
Tomorrow we find out which project we are doing. I couldn't resist to plan for each of the, and even set aside materials
 
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