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Man Battlestations 2018 Painting Contest Happening Now

While I wouldn't recommend that you paint your minis with the same mop that you use to swab the deck, that's about how my figures tend to look. Hopefully, yours look a lot better. If they look a whoooole lot better, you might just be able to win Man Battlestations' 2018 Painting Contest.

From the announcement:

The submissions window for the 2018 painting contest has opened! Here is a summary of the Contest Rules:

The MBS Painting Contest includes three awards:
The Admiralty Award
The Member’s Choice Award
The Commander’s Choice Award.

The Admiralty Award: The winner of this award is chosen by 3 designated judges.

The Member’s Choice Award: This award will be voted on in the MBS forums via forum poll. There are several sub-categories in this award, and a winner will be selected in each category.

The Commander’s Choice Award: Just like last year, this award will be selected by Ruckdog to recognize an outstanding entry that did not otherwise place in the voting and selection processes for the other awards.

Further details on how the winners of each award will be chosen can be found in the official rules document.

How to Submit an Entry

Email your entries to Emails should meet the following format:

“2018 Painting Contest” in the Subject Line
Include your MBS username in the email (if applicable).
If not a member of the MBS forums, please list the name you would like the entry listed under.
Attach One picture for each entry.
Pictures should be 3MB or less and 1024 x 768.

Multiple entries per email is acceptable.

Include the following information for each entry:
Entry Name/Title.
Member’s Choice category (Historical, Space, Steampunk, or Fantasy/Other).
A brief description of the entry (game system, model name/class, etc)

Entries will be accepted f until midnight EST on Monday, 30 April 2018. Entries do NOT have to be painted during this time to be eligible; any models not already submitted for a previous contest are fair game!

There will be prizes for each award category! They will be in the form of gift certificates to The War Store, and are set as follows:

Admiralty Award: $40
Member’s Choice: $15 per category
Commander’s Choice: $20 per category

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ruckdog at: