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  • CMON Contest 27 - Rivet Wars Painting Competition winners announced!!!!


    Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for all of your entries for the Rivet Wars Painting Competition. We had 144 entries in total, making this one of the biggest painting competitions on CMON! And the contest with the overall highest quality entries! Great job guys!

    VIOLET managed to snatch both first and second place (and 4th and 5th!), and Skyle got third. BUT... the good thing is, while winning is great, everyone who received a score of 7.0 or over gets a Treasure Hunter!!!



    We think that's everyone, but if we missed anyone, please let us know. If you are on the list above, please send an email to with the following information:

    Subject: Rivet Wars Painting Competition Winner

    with your:
    Your CMON sig
    Phone number

    and we'll get the Treasure Hunter on its way to you.

    As for that one special entry that Ted picked personally, we have this from Ted:

    "The entries for the painting contest were amazing. I was blown away to see so many talented artists choose to take part in this Rivet Wars contest. I'd like to thank everyone for adding to the Rivet Wars world through their creativity and hard work. It was difficult to pick only one entry from so many great works.

    In the end, the entry by Mananarepublic stood out for several reasons. The details are incredible from the chips on the helmets, the faded symbols to the highlights on the brass. The figures are also clean and yet have a sense of being in the trenches, their equipment worn with use. Plus each soldier is a unique character. There is the grayed panzerfaust who has seen too many winters, the bright eyed allied rifleman, the disgruntled soldier resetting his rocket, and the steeley-eyed lieutenant. These miniatures each tell a story and together form a superb display of artistic skill and craftsmanship."

    So Mananarepublic if you have the time to come to expo and spend a few days with us, let us know immediately. If not we can always defer it to another event for you to hang with Ted. Get in touch with immediately.

    Thank you again for all the great entries, until next time!
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. sergentzimm's Avatar
      sergentzimm -
      These results are questionable. I request a copy of the vote records for my models and what caused such a drop. Dropped over a point down from the end of the contest to the 'official results,' as did many others.
    1. borg's Avatar
      borg -
      Votes go up and down all the time, in fact, scores don't normally settle until you hit around 500 votes.
    1. sergentzimm's Avatar
      sergentzimm -
      But how can you explain a model staying above 7 for the whole contest and being above 7 the day after voting ended, on the 8th, but have such a huge difference in the official numbers?
    1. borg's Avatar
      borg -
      Votes change all the time, who knows, I know I gave most entries of this contests 8-10s, but there might be people voting them back down. But to be honest with you, I have looked at all 3 of your entries again, and as a general CMON standard, they are tabletop quality, and nothing more, no offense. Your current score is what I would consider way above average. CMON hosts images of some of the best painters in the World, you are being compared not just to entries of the contest but to the rest of the images in the entire CMON gallery, please bare that in mind.
    1. Tilty83's Avatar
      Tilty83 -
      I also noticed the same thing that sergentzimm mentioned. I know mine aren't the best but it stated very clearly that voting was to end on 5-7. On 5-9 and 5-10 one of mine was at 7.1 so I'm not sure how I feel about it now being 6.2 just as they announced winners.
    1. borg's Avatar
      borg -
      In order to prevent envelope stuffing and score padding, competition scores are treated slightly different from just normal voting on the main CoolMiniOrNot site. Your competition score are compiled ONLY from registered users' votes, and if a registered user vote multiple times on the same entry, that scores will be counted only once with the average score. So if you vote 20 times on your own piece with a 10, it will only count once. I hope that clears up some of the confusion.
    1. Wondercat's Avatar
      Wondercat -
      Hi !

      I'm wondering about my own entry. Has been over 7 for the whole voting period. Actually over 8. Still is. I didn't noticed any lowering or upping, nor did I voted multiple times for myself or ask anyone to do so.
      So I'm a bit sad !
    1. Garcia5156's Avatar
      Garcia5156 -
      Join the club, Wondercat. Very disappointed as well and for the same reason.
    1. Osugambit's Avatar
      Osugambit -
      Same thing here. Ended with a 7, but for some reason wasn't listed as a winning entry. Have contacted CMON support, but haven't received any word on why I wasn't listed. Pretty disappointed.
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