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#1 Offline Tufi Piyufi

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Posted Jun 24 2013 - 07:35 PM

Preliminary Poll Jose CariocaBBC Contest #65: [color=#000080;]For the Birds![/color]Here we are... it's the first round of voting for BBC Contest #65: For the Birds!Two entries from each poll will advance, as well as two overall wildcards.Preliminary Voting begins June 24th and ends June 27nd at 11:59 P.M. EST.Final Voting begins August 3rd and ends August 4th at 11:59 P.M. EST.The contest winner and final voting results will be posted in a separate thread on August 6th.---------------------------------------------------------BZP Rules and Guidelines---------------------------------------------------------1. Posted Image >>> Penguin2. Posted Image >>> Cyanistes caeruleus3. Posted Image >>> Hydroenix4. Posted Image >>> Buzzy The Hummingbird5. Posted Image >>> Terror Bird6. Posted Image >>> Hummaera7. Posted Image >>> Yellow-bellied Silverwing8. Posted Image >>> Kahu9. Posted Image >>> Modra Bird
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Posted Jun 24 2013 - 08:02 PM

Terror Bird is the clear choice. Does an excellent job of capturing its source material, and the stubby flightless wings are totes adorbs. 8 is interesting in a 2001-ish sort of way...would not be out of place in the MNOLG.
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Posted Jun 24 2013 - 08:12 PM

Why do they have to pit Buzzy against Terror Bird against Cyanistes?

 

I voted #4. The simplicity is incredible and Buzzy is adorable.


Edited by Phantom Terror, Jun 24 2013 - 08:31 PM.

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Posted Jun 24 2013 - 08:58 PM

[font="Palatino;"]Man oh man oh man. This is a tough one. The penguin is unique in the contest as far as I'm aware of, the hummingbird is really cute (although color wise it's not particularly accurate), the Terror Bird is just splendid, and the Hummaera is strikingly detailed. In the end, though ... Terror Bird, with Hummaera a very close second. Would love to see both in the finals, though.[/font]


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Posted Jun 24 2013 - 09:05 PM

I always vote for myself in the prelims, usually the only vote I get... but I like the Terror Bird and I hope it does well!

 

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Posted Jun 24 2013 - 10:48 PM

Voted for myself 'cause that's just what I do, but the Terror Bird is the clear winner here. Probably my favorite in the contest, actually.


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Posted Jun 24 2013 - 10:53 PM

All were so good, but I had to go with Kahu. But after looking at Terror Bird, I should have gone for it, since it truly shows the prehistoric bird's identity.


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Posted Jun 24 2013 - 11:40 PM

Urgh, why did I have to be put against the terrorbird. >.<

 

Really though, that thing is super cool.


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Posted Jun 24 2013 - 11:46 PM

I voted for myself (#5), because... I'm not a good person, I guess. I love the Kahu, though. I wish it had some color but it's a great revamp in the old style.

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Posted Jun 25 2013 - 12:49 AM

I voted for my entry, the Hummaera, but the Terror Bird is a close second, being awesome and very well-designed.~B~
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Posted Jun 25 2013 - 12:50 AM

Such brilliant entries. I was torn between Terror Bird, Kahu, and the Midrange Bird. I went with the latter in the end...there's just something about those colours.=)
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Posted Jun 25 2013 - 01:20 AM

[color=#4b0082;][font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"]I had a hard time between the Hummaera and the Terror Bird (and let's face it, you loved the penguin too), but the Hummaera won me over with its wonderful aesthetic and realistic look.[/color][/font]

 

[color=#4b0082;][font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"]Wonderful entries from everyone this round, best of luck to all![/color][/font]


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Posted Jun 25 2013 - 07:20 AM

Am I the only person who didn't vote for their own entry?  Terror bird is really brilliant, but I'm just feeling the MNOG nostalgia of that Kahu.  Nostalgia beats even my own desire to win.


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Posted Jun 25 2013 - 08:37 AM

This is tough.  Terror Bird is great, but in the end I think that Kahu looks more polished.  I usually find exposed, square technic to be a fault in MOCs, but Kahu, even setting nostalgia aside, makes it work.  It just looks the best out of this poll's offerings.


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Posted Jun 25 2013 - 12:23 PM

Hummaera is my fave of this group. Great colours and form.


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Posted Jun 25 2013 - 09:47 PM

Almost voted for the Terror Bird, but I figured it was well represented, so I gave my vote to the Modra Bird because of it's great use of parts and flow, especially on the feet and tail. Should have self-voted though. I don't have any votes!


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Posted Jun 26 2013 - 11:05 AM

C. Caeruleus is a remarkably retro design that really speaks to me in a historical sense. However, I feel it lacks some degree of character. It might have helped if its eyes were more visible. Its wings are somewhat blocky and it is hard to judge whether they would look any good when outstretched.Buzzy is the most successful micro-MOC in this contest, even with so many colors in his color scheme. I also don't like its reliance on rubber bands, which are somewhat distracting when this exposed on a MOC this small.The terror bird is incredibly amusing, with a design that is equal parts fearsome and comical. Streamlined, too, which is impressive on a model this pudgy. But it is not as recognizably bird-like as the MOCs that imitate more typical modern birds.Hummaera has a very bright and ornate color scheme, cute proportions, good articulation, and a good balance of smooth and detailed textures.The Kahu has a very unified mechanical aesthetic, but it loses some of its birdlike quality in the process. It is also not very exciting with regard to colors. The gears would be more impressive if they had a more significant function, rather than being merely for looks. As it is, the model is more functional than the original Kahu, but visually not nearly as impressive.In the end I voted Hummaera. :)
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Posted Jun 26 2013 - 01:25 PM

It was between the Hummingbird and the Terror Bird, but I couldn't vote for Bunda because of the legs. Non-integrated pistons are just something I "can't stand for!"

 

ba-dum *tish*

 

In any case, I hope they are the two that make it!


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Posted Jun 26 2013 - 05:34 PM

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"][color=rgb(128,0,128);]Ouch! This was a really good batch of entries.[/color][/font]

 

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"][color=rgb(128,0,128);]Hmm, the entries that stood out for me were Terror, Cyanistes, Hummaera, Kahu, Modra, and Buzzy.[/color][/font]

 

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"][color=rgb(128,0,128);]Down to the wire with details, my absoulute favorites were Terror, Cyanistes and Hummaera.[/color][/font]

 

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"][color=rgb(128,0,128);]With the flow of nice details and a very nice color scheme, Hummaera gets my vote.[/color][/font]


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Posted Jun 26 2013 - 07:53 PM

Terror Bird was good enough to make me log back in to vote for it.


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Posted Jun 26 2013 - 09:37 PM

The Terror Bird is really cool... even if it took me a while just to find the wings. :P~|ET|~
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Posted Jun 27 2013 - 02:20 AM

I vote for 4 because that bird is so cute and the color fit great.


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