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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:36 pm

The Second Annual TXI Star Wars Pumpkin Carving Contest


It's that time of year again and to celebrate TXI will be having another Star Wars pumpkin carving contest  cheers


The winner will not be chosen until after the 31st so that everyone has plenty of time to participate if they want to .

Since pumpkins are not plentiful everywhere in the world , we will also accept entries made with watermelons , cantaloupes , honeydews or any other damn melon you can get your hands on - now even those of you who live in pumpkin deprived countries can participate  Razz

I would also like to recommend "Funkins" (or any other brand of fake pumpkin) to those who enter . The fake foam pumpkins are easy to carve and will last you a lifetime . I like them because I can use them year after year and it helps make the effort that goes into carving a pumpkin more worthwhile   Cool



The Rules :

#1) Your "Pumpkin" must be Star Wars related and have at least a small "TXI" carved , painted or drawn on it somewhere . Please be sure that the "TXI" is visible in at least one of the photos that you post   Wink

#2) Your entry can be carved , painted or decorated in whatever way you see fit . Be creative in whatever form you like - as long as it is a Pumpkin (or Melon) and its Star Wars related we don't care how you present it   What a Face

#3) You may enter as many different Pumpkins/Melons as you like   Very Happy

#4) Entries will be accepted from today through the 31st of October .



There will be 3 categories this year :

1) Traditional Style Carving

2) Sculpted Style Carving

3)Funniest Carving


Here are the entries from last years contest :

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A vintage Star Wars prize will be awarded to the winner of each category  yay


Here is a link to last years contest :

http://www.tantivexi.com/t1898-txi-star-wars-pumpkin-carving-contest

Check it to see who entered and what their prizes were  Very Happy


3 TXI team members will be the doing the judging - and those that do the judging will not be entering pumpkins in the contest  emperor  


All Right ... what are you waiting for ?  Get your knives out and start sharpening , make your blueprints and get to work  indy


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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:03 pm

One of my favourite contests. Don't be afraid to enter, as this is a lot of fun. yay
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Post by Nico on Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:04 pm

Awesome James that was good fun last year rockon
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Post by the89thchris on Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:57 pm

Damn there was some fine work last year. That wampa really takes it IMO, perhaps not a difficult carving but unmistakable as the Kenner snow monster who happens to share some facial geometry with the average carved pumpkin lol
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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Hope we see the birth of a lot of cool pumpkins this year cheers

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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:17 pm

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Post by cantina_patron on Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:33 pm

cheers Woohoo! yay Thanks for organising this again James. I can't wait to see the entries rolling in. Very Happy
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Post by arohk on Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:33 am

Well I didn't try this last year as far as I remember. So I will give it a shot and if I can find a Funkin even better I hate the smell of pumpkins.

One question I am guessing that the pumpkin has to stay in the shape of a pumpkin. What I mean is you can't have your pumpkin look like a stormtrooper blaster.

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Post by Commander Clint on Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:38 am

Larry, Use the force.

It can be what ever shape you can carve.  There are several catagories for carving.  Just be creative. cheers

I've already got a couple of ideas.  Now, to make them work. What a Face

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Mine from a couple years ago

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Post by arohk on Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:55 am

Thanks Clint, now we will see if what's in my mind looks like in reality lol
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Post by Commander Clint on Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:18 pm

@arohk wrote:Thanks Clint, now we will see if what's in my mind looks like in reality lol

Buy a small trial one. There are lots of them around, this time of year. That way you can change the way you carve it, if something doesn't work.
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Post by Nico on Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:16 pm

It's amazing what can be carved  rockon
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The Pumpkins should be in the shops soon, let's get carving guys  What a Face
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:57 am

What a Face

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Post by the89thchris on Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:23 am

That's pretty inspirational. Its Given me the slightest inkling of an idea lol we'll see if I get ambitious.
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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:52 am

@Nico wrote:It's amazing what can be carved  rockon
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The Pumpkins should be in the shops soon, let's get carving guys  What a Face

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Post by ourchickenshack on Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:12 am

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Post by Commander Clint on Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:12 pm

I hope everyone is coming up with good ideas!
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Post by poncho on Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:20 pm

Oooh count me in
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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:57 am

Great to see quite a few people going for it this year cheers

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Post by Nico on Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:59 pm

As I've been on lates this week I had to ask a family member to pick me up a Pumkin with the weekly shop, this is what they came back with What a Face
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It's not that big but we will have a go afro
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Post by the89thchris on Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:26 am

I took a crack at mine early, had the place to myself tonight so it seemed like a good time to do it.

I'm sure this has been done in superior fashion before as it doesn't require advanced carving skills and it also works out really well design wise. I just checked that no one did it last year.

When the challenge was announced, I just thought, what figures already have a head that's a bit pumpkin like? Went with the "hollow tubes" varient rofl

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If I get around to taking some better pics, I'll add them to this post. I thought I'd take some with the phone while the pumpkin was fresh. I'll probably leave it somewhere off-site as no kids will see it in an apartment lol

Later

I also roasted the seeds with some smoked sea salt and olive oil. Basketball  rofl
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Post by cantina_patron on Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:28 am

Excellent entry Chris, and great that you can make use of the seeds!
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Post by cantina_patron on Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:37 am

Beth & I are currently working on our entry.
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