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IF YOUWERE TO BUY A MODEL AND JOIN ONE OF MY CONTESTS, WHAT WOULD YOU FOCUS ON? 

52%
15 deviants said BUILD SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, BASED ON THE IDEA BEHIND THE MODEL
14%
4 deviants said RENDER A SCENE
14%
4 deviants said WRITE SOMETHING, LIKE A LITTLE STORY
10%
3 deviants said REDESIGNING THE MODEL
10%
3 deviants said ANIMATION
I have been working on a webshop for close to a year now and it's getting close to launch. It's taking ages to get right, and part of the reason is that I have constantly been refining the idea behind the webshop. Based on the feedback I have been getting here and on Facebook I have come to the conclusion that just selling models is giong to be very difficult.
Part of the problem is that I am not aiming for the professional market, I want to sell to the vast number of personal users and hobbyists, like yourself. Why is this a problem? Well, pretty much everyone want's to design and build their own stuff rather than play with allready finished models. Turns out  my potential customers are my biggest competitors as well, hehehe..
That's why I have decided to add a contest function to my shop. The idea is that people who buy one of my models will be elligible for an online contest with a decent cash prize for the winner.  What does this mean? Well, it pretty much means what it says. If/When you buy a model from me you have a choice. You can do with the model whatever you want, it's completely royalty free, no strings attatched. 
You can also, should you choose to, do something with it, like redesign, render, write a story, animate or make your own thing based on the concept, and then post the result in an online gallery on my site. Here anyone can come and watch, then vote on the best entry and after a limited time, the one with the most votes will be announced as winner and will recieve a cash prize for their effort.
If this thing goes okay, There will be contests on a regular basis, based on models I make, and the first price will grow according to the number of participants.
The long term plan is to hold new contests every two weeks, with 1st place prizes, hopefully in the range of 200-2000 USD.

In order for this to work I am dependent on feedback from you, so I can make the best possible setup from the start. That's whay I'm holding polls here on my DA site. I really need the information your votes provide.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. 

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Scifiwarships
Joachim F. Sverd
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Norway
I have also got a blog, with more pics and info, pluss it's where I post my latest concepts.
scifiwarships.blogspot.com/
in addition, some of my models are out on 3D warehouse sketchup.google.com/3dwarehous…, enjoy.

Current Residence: Norway
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Favourite style of art: millitary sf
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Personal Quote: To hell with realism I want to make shit up!
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uglydemon Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Love your designs. keep it up :)
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, mate!
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely love your spaceships! some of the best designs I have seen so far!
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I love making them so this is very nice to hear(read)!
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome! I really really really like them! :)
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Altho i already knew your work from the WH you're being watched on DA too
from a timeless world in space, cool shizzle ;)
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe! Thank you very much! 
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JovianJ Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
You sir are a brilliant and imaginative designer. You also combine that with the skills to artistically bring your ideas to visual life. I recall first finding you when I stumbled across your Tac Bat design, and was only recently admiring it when I thought to come back to your site to see if there were more images. Surfing your site here and found so much more. You're very inspiring.

Following your links to blog and warehouse, it let me see other designs I haven't seen on this site such as the Andromedae city ship, the Freezone frigate and the Solar battlecruiser. Even before then I wonder why I hadn't put you on my watch list. Something I will do now and hope you do more.
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That is some compliment... I am very sorry I didn't see this before, bechause you deserve a proper salute! Thank you very much! There will be much more to see in the future..
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JovianJ Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
You're very welcome and thank you for the great news that there will be more. You are an incredibly imaginative artist. The more I surf through your sites the more I am impressed and inspired. The Radial fighters for instance, has also caught my imagination. What a concept and well executed too! Your supercar designs had also inspired me. I could go on and on about your various designs and how they fire my imagination. If I had a scifi franchise, I'd want you to be the concept artist.
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