Are you up to the challenge?
While the default TF2 sniper rifle skin is nice, vanilla ice cream is also nice, but chocolate coated strawberry ice cream with sprinkles is better and we think there are skinners out there with an uber charge of creativity ready to lift the sniper rifle to new heights - are you this skinner?
Entrants for this contest must design a replacement for the Sniper's sniper rifle in TF2. The replacement can be a recolor, reskin, or a skin on a new custom model. Entries for this contest must be submitted in the Skins > TF2 > Sniper Rifle Skin Contest category in order to be considered for the prize. One entry per person please. The judges for this contest may not participate.
The prize for first place in this contest will be $50 cash, an FPSB keyring and sticker pack, and a front page feature of your skin.
The contest will be open for one month from the submission date of this thread. When the contest submission period has expired, the entries will be judged on craftsmanship, detail, technical ability, and creativity by our three judges. The judges favorites will then be passed on to you, the public, for final voting.
Meet the judges:
A multi-talented artist, Kimono's skills include texturing, compiling, and modelling. His membership here dates back more than three years.
A skinner and member of over two years, his talents include modelling, compiling, and texture work.
The junior member of this judging panel, he's been a member for over one year. He is an experienced skinner and texture artist.
To view the submissions, either click the link in the contestants box or go here. Also, for the contestants, please put the link, and only the link, for your submission in the project box when you have submitted your skin. Thanks.
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Help choose the winners in the public vote thread!
The waiting has left me in despair :]
No, I'm waiting on Dark Elfa. He's having some computer problems.
Kimono rarely gets on msn despite us (me, kaskad, others) bugging him to. he checks cdg almost daily so ask him there.
Is it Kimono you're waiting on?
I am still waiting on one judge. After I get his choices, the public will get to vote on the winner. Sorry for the delay.
How hard is it to fucking say that Racer wins? God...
I'm sorry for the wait. Two of my judges still have not given me their choices. I will get the public vote thread up as soon as possible.
yea wasnt this scheduled to end last month!?!?
Agreed. We want winners.
But who I thought would win was already featured..
Doublefeature if they win?
Indeed, it is too much time... we want the WINNERZZ!!
Still waiting on the judges, what's taking so long?
Well you know, I DO have a life. It's not like I work on my shit 24/7 lol. I work on my stuff when I can. A month really wasn't enough for me lol.
The judging is still taking place. Look for the public vote thread very soon.
TBH, I'm somewhat disappointed by the number of people who actually finished their work on time, I expected more out of the names on this list.
On the other hand, it makes my job a lot easier. ;)
Ahh, okay ^^
Btw, you have to learn how to quote D:
The judging process has begun. There will be a new thread for the public vote after the judges have given me their choices.
Uhhm... Who won this contest? :P
I would like to announce that I have submitted the entries that i found the best.
Good job to all, nice effort, and thanks for trying <3
Couldn't you just have posted just one of them and when contest was over, made it a pack, making it even more awesome after you had won?
Sorry, I had to pull myself out. 'Cause I didn't have time for a w_view and I (By accident of completely boringness) made a pack, which I saw was against the rules T_T
I'd just like to take this chance to remind all you guys who have actually finished your rifle to put the link in for your Entry field for the contest. Otherwise, it will be harder to keep track of.
Yea, unfortunately. Compiling for this game is damn near impossible. I fix one error I get another. So I am out.
I FINALLY FOUND A SOLUTION, but it's way too late to even bother. So my not-so-good submission will stay as it is. I did atleast include new sounds, and making those was really fun!
Work on it as much as you can, then upload whatever you have done. Leave the rest either default or blank.
Sorry for double posting, but I just wanted to say that I'm done :D
I just need to update my uploaded skin with w_view when I have made it
Its better than nothing :p
I cannot finish my submission in time... should I just enter a WiP or what?
I'm almost done with my very fast skin
BTW: how put the direct link in Contestant Box xD ?
Sorry for double post, but I just wanted to tell that I might be able to finish my skin right in time :D
Ohh and yeah, bump!
Ahh okay, fine. Thank you ^^
I'll see if he is interested in earning some money then (The keyring is mine!) >:3
Sorry, I guess I didn't get your PM. Yes, that's fine. If your submission wins the prize, it would be sent to you and you would have to decide how to split it up amongst your helpers.
Okay, I ask's again here since Terminatrix didn't answer on my PM..
Is it okay to team up with a friend? Even if he aren't from the banana? Cause then I might be able to get a custom modelled and skinned sniper done right in time (He's a speed modeller) :D
Wow, the time flew by!
Just a little reminder guys. There is only a few days left in the contest. Let's get those entries in!
D: Shamefully some servers aren't allowing custom models! Because it would be awesome to have a cartoon PSG-1 for the Sniper Rifle.
Definitely agree. The anonymous thingy is being heavily abused.
I'm in It will be my first skin, but I will do my best on this one! Believe me, I wont win! Just playing for the fun of this and of course to practice my skinning skills xD
Yeah, I know you meant others as well, I've always looked up on you when it comes to skins. Just gotta plow through some more sounds I might release with a different skinned rifle
Well, no, not at you directly Carl. I won't put anyone down here for any submission, you all work hard at your own levels and I for one will judge finish and work over substance anyday. You all just do your best and I'll be as fair as I can. ;)
I will, and I have hunch you're talking indirectly about me, and I would make it better, but my arm is barely functional at the moment so I can barely write and found out yesterday how to fix my photoshop.
EDIT: I might edit my entry, but as of now, I have found that I will try myself at making sounds.
Okay, I'm going to be dead honest with the skinners who have released so far and those who have yet to release. First, don't rush, second, white rifles look like iSnipers, third, presentation is everything, that means you need sharp, high res pics done in good lighting if you stand a chance of winning or else someone with a skin half as good as yours but well presented will beat you hands down simply because they've made theirs look better on camera. Remember that you may not get a playable framerate at higher settings, but you can still take pics at those settings. If you need it, ask a friend to take the pics for you.
Continued good luck friends. ;)
Crap I better start!