Aloha and welcome heretics to the Second yes SECOND contest hosted by Dasomen. this time around we're dealing with the imperial guard regiment the Pandoran Crabs.
Everything (most everything) you need to find out about the pandoran crabs is right here
a decent way to think of the crabs attire is a combination but not copy of several things. i ask that artists take inspiration from these sources when depicting their armor
also keep in mind that everything they wear is designed to form a hermetical seal, thus is rated for space, vacuums, and being submerged in water.
but on the line right now from now friday january 20th untill may 10th is 100$ of my own cash that will go to the best entry in this contest as voted on by the judges. now then, for the First set of possibilities
Primer 1:For the Ploss of it: Drawing, painting, mini
this is a homage to our very own commissar ploss. for this you are to create a pandoran crab commissar ala ploss. yes our very own commissar ploss is going to be imortalized in our contest here. it can be a drawing, digital artwork, painting, or mini. the drawings/painting/digital art needs to be a action shot of the good commissar leading a group of pandoran crabs against the enemies of the emperor or in a good old game of Grapnel ball.
Primer 2: Into the abyss do we go: drawing, painting, landscape
this is a image where a platoon or squad of pandoran crabs decend into a abyssal sink hole or pit via their grapnels, vehicles and all. it's a fairly simple shot, no real action here. landscapers can build the actual sinkhole and decorate it as if it had just been raided by the crabs, even put a few crabs still hanging there.
Primer 3: NOT THAT GUN! PLEASE COMMISSAR NO!: drawing, painting, mini
this should be a image of a commissar sentencing a guardsmen to carry the punt gun as a punishment. remember, for the crabs exicution is a absolute last resort. instead they find other ways to punish people, like lugging around the punt gun. it should be a shot of a commissar not only sentencing the guardsmen but the guardsmen on his hands and knees begging the commissar to just shoot him instead.
Primer 4: FOUR!: Drawing, painting
this should be a shot where something got too close to a few guardsmen armed with punt guns and found out the hard way why they are called PUNT guns. it's a fairly simple peace, that doesn't exactly involve golf.
Primer 5: by the emperor i hope it doesnt fall : Drawing, painting, digital art, mini scene
in this a example of a large tank (heavy tank, light tank, superheavy, your choice on tank) is clinging to the ceiling using the magtreds while a group of guardsmen (your choice on regiment) stand under it flaberghasted that it's actualy "hanging" from the ceiling like that.
Primer 6: there is always up: digital art, painting, drawing, mini scene
this image should be essentially a line march where the pandorans are transitioning from walking on the ground, to up a metal wall with their mag boots. it's not just the troops who are in line and beginning to walk up walls, it's also their transports and walkers. so how you decide to do this is up to you.
Primer 7: across the shattered plains i look: digital art, painting, drawing, landscape
this should be a image of a group of white cap pandoran crabs getting ready to board the main transport shuttle up to the fleet on their homeworld of pandora. the shattered landscape visible in the distance as "islands" and "former continents" float by.
Primer 8: the empire needs YOU!: landscape painting, drawing, mini
this should show a group of pandoran civilians looking up at a recruitment poster or video in awe. the recruitment poster itself should try to inspire people to join the crabs
Primer 9: Damn you merphy, damn you to the foul depths of the warp: painting, drawing, landscape
the pandorans are fighting for their life on the side of a space hulk out in the middle of space attempting to reach an airlock to get inside so they dont have to cut their way in. unfortunately right as they reach it a wave of warp energy rushes over the ship's hull and summons foul creations of the warp to combat the crabs and thwart their efforts.
Primer 10: mine's bigger: painting, drawing, mini
a cocky and possibly soon to be executed crab is showing his punt gun to a marine to compare weapons. the guardsmen's weapon is for once... bigger
Primer 11: And it's GOOD!: painting, drawing, mini, landscape, digital art.
a depiction of two teams of pandoran crabs in a mandatory game of Grapnel ball. think of a mixture between football(rugby), spiderman, and quiddich.
Primer 12: Our enemies, Pandora cracks asunder: Short story, written tale (CP)
Depict a story of the Pandoran Crab's greatest victory. Characters should be developed and it should fit the outline that Das Omen has provided in the link at the top of the page.
Primer 13: Our Crab is cooked...: Short Story, written tale (CP)
Depict one of the Pandoran Crab's worst losses, or some tale of how they were routed etc. As above, characters should be developed, and the story should fit the structure that Das Omen has linked to above.