• Thank you for posting this! 🙂

    • Oh, looks like I didn’t make it on time, since mine is not there. I’ve received a confirmation, though :$

      • I’ve just checked on your entry so I could get an answer to you — we’re very sorry, but it looks like your completed entry was received after the deadline. We did receive an earlier submission from you, but because it was incomplete, it was not accepted.
        If I’m not mistaken, Todd and Syd replied to every submission we received just to let the entrants know that their form made it. Entries that were received late or otherwise didn’t meet the competition guidelines were disqualified only afterwards.

        • Oh, I see. I knew something went wrong with the first one, because my browser had some errors, that’s why the form was incomplete. I kept trying with different browsers until I finally did it, but it looks like it was too late…

          Thanks for confirming that for me, and count me in for the next competition!

    • Can someone tell me why my entry is not featured. Did I break a rule, is the work just bad? I just need to know for my sanity. I did the Poe Dameron version of the 1/100 FA Tunderbolt Gundam. Please, please give me some feedback.

  • Congrats to the winners!

    Java, I think your build is Amazing!
    There were so many good ones here. It was so much fun seeing things come together.

    • Hehe between Java and Beork I would tend to Beork, if it is about the main figure. But Java made a really sweet dio out of it.
      And yes! It is always extremly sattisfying to see WIP and chat about thechnics and solutions.
      Just browsing pictures and get some inspiration. The best, if you need a break on your own build.

      • I prefer Java in general because theres much more skill and vision involved. His finishing is a bit rougher, but that makes it more artistic in a a way.
        I on the other hand am techically less gifted and in principle just rebuild stuff others have done with some changes because I just dont have the same pieces.
        Not saying I mind getting 2nd of course, just that I think Java deserves it more

        • You both used different technics.. and the handcraftet armor of Java is epic. I But I love your alien-style design.. it is just porn. It is so elegant and unique .. thats pure art. Javas design is more classic.. humanoid.. You win in creativity. And the .. may it be simple.. finish just fits and feels right… its my personal opininion, cause I really love the design.

          • Well, its not my design, is what I’m saying. It’s based on a Kobayshi design and another modelers build thereof.
            Ah well, in the end the discussion doesn’t matter, taste and such I guess. I appreciate you liking it ^_^
            Did you see Javas build after this his entry?

    • No, not his entry, the other mech he built recently, I think its on facebook at least, not sure if its here too.
      Just mentioned it, as its awesome

    • Thank you very much ArchFluffy, sorry I did not reply sooner I just could not sign in for a few days to answer you. You did some sweet work yourself on your plane, you should be proud of it.

      • No prob, Java.

        The cat soldier in you entry cracks me up! It’s just great! 🙂

        Yeah, I love my 321Zero. Getting some attention from my fellow builders makes me pretty proud too. 😀

  • Who did you root for in advanced? My list:

    Java – creativity. you owe me a beer.
    Moldrunner – for trying new things, not another gunpla.
    Ronin – for mod skills.
    Enrico Asa no Hoshi – if the build was finished in time.
    eil doelz – weathered and rusted truck diorama.
    Beork – Kitbashing.
    Lambo & Minarto – amazing car building & modding skills
    One or two Sinanju and Sazabi MG builds or maybe ver ka either posted here or in intermediate.

    • I rooted for Java, because I really liked the work.
      Other than that… all the same to me ^_^

    • I was sincerely expecting to see your Flanker among the top winners.

    • Some of em are really a supprise to me.. Where for exapmple is fluffys 3 2 1 Zero … ? Or your Jet?
      sure I am kinda disapointed and it is not up to me and I won´t hurt someone, but what on earth makes the Mosquito topping them? Ok its brushwork, but .. don’t get it.
      And sadly the announcement was not even worth a show? I think without Sid this thing is going down the drain.. :C

      • Thank you, Moldrunner. You made my day. An I’m going to call it my “3 2 1 Zero” from now on 😀

        • Hehe see.. I like Anna, and the other girl.. sorry, I cant remember the name.. from Toy Tengoku. I saw almost every episode of them, but If the where taken in charge for judging the entries, I feel sorry for them. Scott, Luke and Brian,should be able to judge the quality of a build. Yeah Tod und Sid for sure. Even if they might be not the pro modellers. There are things that you notice in an instant, when you build models, that make you think.. nice, BUT.. and on the other hand you see stuff you really can go dow on,the details and it still looks amazing. I am appearing to be a bad looser, but I wanted to compete with Java and Beork, you Otaku and the other guye, who not put this thing together in a week, or less. And then its an kedium intermediate build of a plane, that shows up…[Read more]

          • Rest assured, I didn’t judge — and didn’t want to 😛 Syd, Ryan, and Todd judged the contest. Luke and Brian haven’t been with us for a while now.

        • Hehe sorry,for rantingn I appreciate your comment. Java and Beork really deserve it to win. But than I see bare plastik weathered with Tamiya weathering makeup as a winner.. really…. come on..

      • I actually really like the Mosquito, was expecting It to score as the best of intermediate instead of a Bradley. It’s a nice looking, elegant plane and the kit is nice to look at. I am quite surprised it got bumped to advanced tho, mostly due to the category guides.

        • The Breadly is amazing. All detailed and a nice finish. It is a worthy winner. Compare it to the finish of the tank dio at the advanced category…..

          • Yeah gotta agree with that, the Bradley is a superb build. And the dioramas, well I really enjoyed seeing a French tank in there, it’s so rarely to see them being appreciated, even more a diorama of those years, found it interesting, but I see where you are going.

    • Haha this thing is driving me crazy. The more I look at that build, the more angry I become…. Is this really a big gun? You know it, when you see it? Take the framework of the canapee.. nothing is masked.. nothing is clean.. That covers not the best of their entries. It is like….,lits so many, lets come to an end. Very very sad. People put time, effort and also money into it and didn’t even got a propper judgement..

    • I was rooting for Java, the amount of imagine and vision you had to have to take a pile of junk and make it into the Mecha that he did was amazing. Everyone did great and the posting activity was great from all. Can’t wait for the next one.

    • Your Flanker was very good. 🙂 There was so much going on with it!

    • Thank you for all the replies and support.

      It’s refreshing to see that some people are still objective, un-business-oriented and un-political. I know very well what is going on with Russia & USA. But what does that have to do with me? I’m not even Russian. lol. I don’t even know what the Russian words on the Flanker D mean.

      It’s art. Judge it from the perspective of an artist. If you can’t do that, let someone who can do it.

      I agree with Neptune’s rant 100%. The judging criteria are inconsistent. Java deserved a win. But come on, what about other amazing builds? I think Syn left and things aren’t the same around there so the new judges are showing who are in charge. Power trip.

      I’m defending the other great builders. Not myself. If I were Bandai, I’d hire Ronin on the spot…[Read more]

      • Beork deserved a win as well. The other incredible gunpla builds didn’t get a mention. They were clean, but modded and painted a different color scheme.

        The kitbashed hybrid bike in intermediate someone did might have won if he submitted his work. Don’t think he did.

        The biggest surprise is the #1 Advanced PG build. Yes, it’s very detailed, but not #1 worthy IMO. Maybe 4th place.

        • I tried to stay put, but i have to agree with this rant.

          I was not expecting to be on the top 3 by any means, but seeing the winners it kind of annoyed me. When i submitted my entry i thought about putting it on intermediate, but according to the rules, they can change the category if needed…for a second i thought “well, my entry doesnt even fit in intermediate”… But well, they already picked the winners.

      • Anna replied 3 months ago

        Though Syd isn’t physically present, he was a preliminary judge on this. We’re sorry you feel this way, though. 🙁

      • Hmm otaku, what makes you think it is a matter of the origin of its original?
        Hehe then the Zero would be the winner ^^

    • My main complain is that both the category rules and the of judging criteria seems to be all over the place, and the lack of video really does not help on that behave. Are they looking for a clean build, an interesting one, a complex one? Does scale matters? Does realism matters or just artistic sense?

      • I understand how hard it must be to judge, after all we have both gundams, land vehicles, planes and ships all competing with each other, and most of the winners rightfully deserve their place, man there are some amazing kits in there, did you see that metal gear? an what to say about Beork’s uh (is it a gundam? looks amazing tho), but yeah some picks do feel out of place, specially without some context.

      • Anna replied 3 months ago

        We’ll have a video a bit later. Because of the volume of entries, judging alone took longer than expected. We focused on judging first to have the results to everyone by Wednesday. Unfortunately, if we had added the video at the same time, results would have been further delayed.

        • That’s great, looking forward for it. Thanks.

        • I think everybody would gladly understand a further delay. Looking st the circumstances. And patience is one of a modellers strength. I really thought Syd would leave after the contest. Never expected him to leaving everything behind and this task to his unprepared colleagues…

          • We had many modellers eager to post their photos online, and didn’t want to keep them waiting any longer, but we will have a video — hopefully within a few days. Though Syd isn’t physically present, he was a preliminary judge for this competition, with Ryan and Todd’s help.

    • Thanks for including my name in your list! I really wanted to compete with you, Beork, Java…
      I’m also not satisfied with the results, there are some winners that I don’t get why they are there and some great entries that surprisingly didn’t place. I was not expecting much from my entry, after all, I made just about 70% of what I was planning (I couldn’t even add decals! ) due to the circumstances you already know.
      Of course, I must say thank you to HLJ because organizing a contest this big is awesome. Count me in for the next one!

    • Syd might have put a lot of trust in his second man or third man being the judge, since he’s not present at the office. He might have skimped over the winner list and photos, but he may not have seen all the WIPs. If he has, he would not be happy with the results. Because we LIVED the competition. Literally. We know every nook and cranny.

      I could see the potential in Enrico Asa no Hoshi’s build. It’d have turned out a winner.

      The kicker is I have been in two contests. This one is over for me. I spent too much time, effort and money in this one, but neglected the other one which is fairer and might’ve won something. Now I’m writing a book about how to throw (lose) two contests at the same time. /joke

      The Zero beats out both of the aircraft in Advanced. Period.

      I’m on bleeding…[Read more]

    • I haven’t been able to sign in on here for a few days that’s why I’m a bit late but I do think that Moldrunner should have won a place and also kaminoan.

  • Modelers — your winners are announced!:

    Playing With Plamo 2017 – The Winners

  • Because of the volume of entries we’ve received for the 2017 Modeling Competition, the announcement of the winners has been delayed until Wednesday, May 24th (Japan time). Thank you for all the great entries, and sorry for the wait!

  • Not that anyone wants to see them, but I shot the zeta with a black backdrop instead of white. Lightning Zeta 1/144 custom remodel.
  • Hey everyone!
    Just wanted to post the last WIP photos of my (not completed) entry.
    I won’t do very detailed descriptions, because there are a lot of photos this time.
    Also, remember I said after the contest was over I was going to continue working on this guy and post the photos here… well, maybe at that time people won’t even look at these contest groups, then I decided I will post them on my Facebook page (facebook.com/EnricoAsaNoHoshi).
    If any of you have a Facebook page or a YouTube channel, post the links here! I want to follow your stuff ^o^
  • WIP #4

    One of my favorite steps Priming! Mr. surfacer 1000 was used with Iwata 0.05 needle nozzle combo for glass smooth coats.
    I Also cut the bottom of the torso with hyper saw and added 1.5mm Pla plate to the bottom of the torso to give some length to the waist and stomach area. I felt it looked squashed and busy left alone.
    I proceeded to mark center point and drill a hole for the peg which was replaced with Brass rod given extra length and ability to separate the torso from waist easily without harming surrounding paint.

    A few Pics are showing first coat of primer sanded back since first layer is to help show uneven surface and flaws.
    Head showing how scraping at corners of meeting parts can add a ton of depth to a…

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  • WIP #3
    Next I tackle filling all the hollow parts which are plenty with this HGBF kit.
    I’m using magic sculpt for the first time versus polyester putty since the smell rots my brain and I just stare at the kit!

    needles to say I don’t like Magic sculpt for filling parts at all but great product for armor fabrication. You cant seem to smooth it out as easily and it doesn’t hold good scribe lines ect ect..

    I also Used Bmc Chisel to scrape out the backing of back skirts as it was just plastic and shallow making kit very toy like.

  • WIP #2

    Extension of zeta’s feet to give it better proportions and more of hyper zeta feel.
    I started by gluing end of toe with plastic cement and 1 mm evergreen pla plate, and once in proper position add thin CA to solidify positioning.
    Cut to shape then added another 1mm of pla and followed with opposite leg. Cutting and sanding down to proper shape.
    Here are a few pics showing the pre painting fabrication stages and proportion effects which i feel are huge for such a minor modification.

  • Hello guys Im super slow with PC and figuring out how to convert Pictures into 450k but I finally figured it out so Ill post some WIP’S of my entry.

    1/144 HGBF Lightning Zeta Ver. T.A.C.
    WIP 1
    Started off with re-scribing all of the current lines and scraping all corners and parts were armor would meet or plate. the goal is to add as much depth to the kit taking away from plastic toyish feel.

    -Custom scribe panel lines
    measuring and drawing or patterns were made for symmetry. getting Ur sides evenly symmetric is the hardest part about scribed panel lines.

  • Well it looks like I screwed up big time and missed the submission deadline since the submission page isn’t loading. Oh well, can’t do much about it now.

    Anyways, here’s the finished project.

  • Okay, one last post under decent lighting with a better-than-my-phone camera. This is my submission for this year’s competition, RGM-79/K/U unit 216. RGM-79 is the mobile suit, /K designation for the 1.2 m Kinetic Cannon, /U designation in reference to it’s up-armored state.
  • Kind of relieved that I’m not the only one sitting around paranoid about whether my entry went through this weekend while waiting for a confirmation email.

  • Alright guys, my last W.I.P. before I submit it. Just waiting on the quick base I made for it to dry before grabbing a real camera and taking decent pictures. This is the most scratch building I’ve done so far, and while it’s pretty simple I’m happy with how it turned out. Good luck to everyone in the competition!
  • round 2…. what do you guys think? its my first time ever posting online! I’ve always been super scared and bad at technology…….. be kind is sensitive sally!!! lol but any advice or compliments welcome if ur up for it.
  • i have no idea if the system finally pushed my entry through been up all night trying to get it submitted but it just spins… anyways here are a few shots.
  • Well it’s still Sunday where I live and I just submitted. I hope 4 months work is not down the drain.. although I had the fun building it I was excited to get into the contest.
  • Isn’t it sad, that they hardly comment about the contest in the show? They should show interesting builds during the progress. As I watched the show during the last contest, thats what it want to see.

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