Morgan19 wrote:The few "clear winner" comments are intriguing because none of my first-round votes made it to the finals (d'oh!), and each one was absolutely chibi to me as well as being a great build. I guess it all boils down to each person's definition and view of chibi, as that seemed fairly open to various amounts of interpretation throughout the contest.
I definitely agree with you there, for me it was finalists #3 & 4 with my finalist vote going to #3. If the AT-TE didn't actually walk then I would have had a tough time choosing to be honest.
For me one of the defining characteristics is that neither on of them is really all that distorted, but mostly scaled down. If you look at the TIE Advanced from the MF DS you will notice that it doesn't come off as really distorted either and that's one of the things I like most about it. Since it's the inspiration for the contest I fell the entrants who follow that design ideal are closer to the spirit of the contest (as I understand it).
You could argue that both of the mentioned entries have distorted cockpits and you'd be right but neither of them appears to be distorted or squished.
But that's just one Bothan's opinion on the topic.