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

50%
12 deviants said BUILD SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, BASED ON THE IDEA BEHIND THE MODEL
17%
4 deviants said WRITE SOMETHING, LIKE A LITTLE STORY
13%
3 deviants said REDESIGNING THE MODEL
13%
3 deviants said RENDER A SCENE
8%
2 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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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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scifilicious 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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:iconjovianj:
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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:iconboogeey:
Fantastic work!!!
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Rvallas88 Dec 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hello Joachim

I was wondering if you could send me a reply to this comment. I sent you a note, I'm not aware if you have received it or not, but I would like to ask you a question regarding one of your pieces of art. I'm not sure how to send you a direct message on here. if you could send me one that would be appreciated. 

Thanks 

Robert Vallas  
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Scifiwarships Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi mate! Sorry for the late reply, christmas and new years celebrations have kept me off keyboard for a whille. Have sent you a note in return.
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psychonator17 Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconaskturbo::iconsaysplz:Have a TURBO-TASTIC birthday!
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Scifiwarships Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I did! 
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:icontalonridder:
i love art dude! i'm a big concept car fan! i collect them for my computers screen saver! anything abit Scifi or hot! great stuff!  
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Scifiwarships Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I do too..
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Xandamus Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your car design are so aesome cool
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