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Mod of the Month July 2011

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p0Pe 11th August 2011, 08:45 Quote
Tuff choice this month:D Angel_OD and Kier got my votes:)
Stonerd 11th August 2011, 09:11 Quote
My vote goes out to nhenhophach, been following that project and it definately deserves it.
GuilleAcoustic 11th August 2011, 09:30 Quote
I'm a big Lian-Li fan so the vote what easy for me . I fell in love with your 24 and 8 pin pass-through ... cannot wait to see more , but take your time Lian case deserves attention and care

EDIT : It reminds me that I have a PC-V1000 lying around doing nothing ... ok, 1 project at a time :)
tonyd223 11th August 2011, 10:28 Quote
no one ever mods an iCute... maybe I've spotted a gap in the market
Mankz 11th August 2011, 10:35 Quote
AngelOD ;)
Fedmas 11th August 2011, 11:45 Quote
Voted for Kier :P
23RO_UK 11th August 2011, 11:57 Quote
Still totally gob smacked and humbled at my own nomination :o

Cheers guys and thank you bit-tech for the MOTM nomination



A huge fan of the work of Kier and Angel OD :D


However the ROG RAMPAGE by nhenhophach is unique ;)


Tough call...
kier 11th August 2011, 12:01 Quote
Thanks Bit-tech for the nominee and members for voting
This month there are a lot of beautiful builds.
Angel OD gets my vote, real craftsmanship ;)
Tokari 11th August 2011, 12:43 Quote
nhenhophach got my vote, mainly for the uniqueness of the build.
Autti 11th August 2011, 13:59 Quote
Ugh so many awesome mods! i simply can't choose!
Carrie 11th August 2011, 14:42 Quote
Well done all of you, some lovely builds there.

Please excuse my naiveté but I would like to ask a possibly contentious question. Is it really fair running a single competition that inevitably compares builds that are sponsored with others that are not?

Forgive me for saying this but personally I have far greater respect and admiration for the work done by those of you that have achieved nomination through your own efforts, input, creativity and ingenuity, without the advantage of subsidy.

(I'll get my coat now ...)
The boy 4rm oz 11th August 2011, 14:44 Quote
Congratulations to all the nominees, best of luck.
Bumbeldi 11th August 2011, 15:06 Quote
A big thanks to Bit-tech of naming my project for the "Mod of the Month"
My nominee goes to nhenhophach, impressive work and great idea...;)
Combatus 11th August 2011, 15:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Carrie
Well done all of you, some lovely builds there.

Please excuse my naiveté but I would like to ask a possibly contentious question. Is it really fair running a single competition that inevitably compares builds that are sponsored with others that are not?

Forgive me for saying this but personally I have far greater respect and admiration for the work done by those of you that have achieved nomination through your own efforts, input, creativity and ingenuity, without the advantage of subsidy.

(I'll get my coat now ...)

I'd like to think that a sponsored project won't be looked upon any more favourably than one that hasn't - after all it's just hardware. We certainly don't pick projects with any kind of bias in this regard - if there's some great modding on show, it's worthy, whether it's been sponsored or not.
Teelzebub 11th August 2011, 15:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carrie
Well done all of you, some lovely builds there.

Please excuse my naiveté but I would like to ask a possibly contentious question. Is it really fair running a single competition that inevitably compares builds that are sponsored with others that are not?

Forgive me for saying this but personally I have far greater respect and admiration for the work done by those of you that have achieved nomination through your own efforts, input, creativity and ingenuity, without the advantage of subsidy.

(I'll get my coat now ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Combatus
I'd like to think that a sponsored project won't be looked upon any more favourably than one that hasn't - after all it's just hardware. We certainly don't pick projects with any kind of bias in this regard - if there's some great modding on show, it's worthy, whether it's been sponsored or not.


Personally I agree with Carrie on this knowing just how expensive it is to build one off rigs the sponsored builder is always going to have the advantage so more likely to win.

I would much rather see a build done by someone that had to pay for all of the build them self, Don't get me wrong here there's a place for the sponsored builder but I don't believe they should be put in the same competitions as the unsponsored one's
Gentleman_Dingo 11th August 2011, 16:21 Quote
Gah. Tough choices... I'm subscribed to all but one of these mods.

I think I invalidated my vote by voting for all my subscribed mods.
Angel OD 11th August 2011, 16:37 Quote
First up, thanks a lot for nominating me! :)

As always, the nominees are amazing builds! Quite anoying seen from my perspective!

Second:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carrie
Well done all of you, some lovely builds there.

Please excuse my naiveté but I would like to ask a possibly contentious question. Is it really fair running a single competition that inevitably compares builds that are sponsored with others that are not?

Forgive me for saying this but personally I have far greater respect and admiration for the work done by those of you that have achieved nomination through your own efforts, input, creativity and ingenuity, without the advantage of subsidy.

(I'll get my coat now ...)

I will have to agree with Combatus on this. No doubt that fancy hardware looks good in a case, but the build itself is what we are voting for.

If there were 2 categories; one for "self-paid" and one for sponsored builds, I would have definately kept my old memory and paid for my Centrafuse software myself! :) Some modders are skilled enough to get a lot of sponsored parts. But then again, remember that they worked hard to get to that point! :)
LooseNeutral 11th August 2011, 17:19 Quote
W0W! Really tough call on this one. All have done a great job .I'm going to have a tough time with this one.
Carrie 11th August 2011, 17:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angel OD

I will have to agree with Combatus on this. No doubt that fancy hardware looks good in a case, but the build itself is what we are voting for.

If there were 2 categories; one for "self-paid" and one for sponsored builds, I would have definately kept my old memory and paid for my Centrafuse software myself! :) Some modders are skilled enough to get a lot of sponsored parts. But then again, remember that they worked hard to get to that point! :)

So if you were doing a scratch build car and someone gave you all the parts under the body work for a Ferrari, do you think people would like the end result more than if you could only afford to buy the parts for a Volvo hatchback?

And now I'll shut up
Gentleman_Dingo 11th August 2011, 17:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Carrie
So if you were doing a scratch build car and someone gave you all the parts under the body work for a Ferrari, do you think people would like the end result more than if you could only afford to buy the parts for a Volvo hatchback?

And now I'll shut up

It depends, how do the parts for the Volvo Hatchback look? Are they cleverly installed in a way I didn't think possible? Is the car frame in an appealing shape? People vote for kit cars all the time and they have Volvo insides.

When I vote, I'm looking at the case and the implementation. If I want to vote for cool parts, I'll buy them from the retailer.
Cheapskate 11th August 2011, 17:29 Quote
It's going to be down to the people who forget to multi-vote this time.
Angel OD 11th August 2011, 17:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carrie
So if you were doing a scratch build car and someone gave you all the parts under the body work for a Ferrari, do you think people would like the end result more than if you could only afford to buy the parts for a Volvo hatchback?

And now I'll shut up

Don't mess with my volvo!
Cheapskate 11th August 2011, 17:37 Quote
I've seen sponsored builds that looked cr*p, and rigs made of cardboard that looked awesome.

-Love nhenhophach's build, but his forum name is murder to spell. I suspect he might be one of The Elder Gods...
Teelzebub 11th August 2011, 17:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angel OD
First up, thanks a lot for nominating me! :)

As always, the nominees are amazing builds! Quite annoying seen from my perspective!

Second:



I will have to agree with Combatus on this. No doubt that fancy hardware looks good in a case, but the build itself is what we are voting for.

If there were 2 categories; one for "self-paid" and one for sponsored builds, I would have definitely kept my old memory and paid for my Centrafuse software myself! :) Some mothers are skilled enough to get a lot of sponsored parts. But then again, remember that they worked hard to get to that point! :)


The point is if you only have to pay for half the the build you can then put more money into the other half its definitely a unfair advantage over the people that have to pay for the whole lot'

I'm doing a build myself right now well restarting again soon because getting the right materials in this country is a f'ing joke so I've had to wait months for it get to the only shop in the uk that stocks it, Its going to cost a arm and a leg and will be nothing like anything ever done here or anywhere else as far as I know being sponsored would certainly have been a big help I doubt any one would have sponsored it though because this one not about the hard ware its about combining art and technology
Gentleman_Dingo 11th August 2011, 18:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teelzebub
The point is if you only have to pay for half the the build you can then put more money into the other half its definitely a unfair advantage over the people that have to pay for the whole lot'

I'm doing a build myself right now well restarting again soon because getting the right materials in this country is a f'ing joke so I've had to wait months for it get to the only shop in the uk that stocks it, Its going to cost a arm and a leg and will be nothing like anything ever done here or anywhere else as far as I know being sponsored would certainly have been a big help I doubt any one would have sponsored it though because this one not about the hard ware its about combining art and technology

I know this topic's been covered many times before but here's my input.

- If it's too expensive, find a cheaper way. The cost of a project is directly proportional to the amount of time you spend researching and planning. And I don't just mean creating a Google Sketchup image. If you're using aluminum, find who retails it locally. Inquire about scrap. Research alternative materials.

- Sponsorship comes in many forms. But if you are new, like myself, generating the excitement is half of the battle. Make those waves, get different parties interested, talk to your local artist communities, find out where you can get additional help and resources. For my project, I found a metal working shop that's basically donated about $1700 in tool use, shop time and labor.

-Old technology get a second life and appeal by redressing it. Look at GlaDOS's mod! He's competing with Art against state of the art and ahead of two mods that have higher tech.

- Fight the good fight. Work on making the best mod you can do. You can't please everyone all the time. Some people do like the best of technology. Others like the best looking art. But you should really be doing this hobby for fun and not for rewards. This hobby is like any professional sport. Only a small percentage will get the cool hardware sponsorships but that should stop you from modding and competing. It only takes one awesome mod to make a sponsor look your way.
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