• otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In reply to: El Zaku posted an update in the group Beginner Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    I didnt win anything? Darth Vader Nooooooooooooo!! Grats to the winners.
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    lol. Epic. Fail.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In reply to: otaku posted an update in the group Advanced Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 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. View

    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]

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In reply to: fuggers posted an update in the group Completed Gunpla/Models
    well here\'s the outside pics from the other post
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    Try Sinanju MG.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In reply to: fuggers posted an update in the group Completed Gunpla/Models
    well here\'s the outside pics from the other post
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    Another winner in the contest in my book.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In reply to: otaku posted an update in the group Advanced Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 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. View

    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.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In reply to: otaku posted an update in the group Advanced Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 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. View

    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 ^^

  • 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]

          • Anna replied 3 months ago

            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…

          • Anna replied 3 months ago

            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.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In reply to: fuggers posted an update in the group Completed Gunpla/Models
    well got the hang of the airbrush now and my 3rd painted kit is finished. thinking i should have done this kit for the plamo comp but it\'s not very original-
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    Auto paints can be on styrene. It must be primed first.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In reply to: Neptune posted an update in the group Advanced Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    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.
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    Super clean build.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Orchidia posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017 For my part, the expectation of the results begins to be long ^ ^ and the fear of defeat grows :( and for you? In your opinion, how many of us have submitted our kits? 221 participants for beginners 352 intermediate participants   142 participants in advanced It\'s a lot of people but have we all crossed the finish line? ;) Sinon , des français dans le coin ? ^^ View

    The fun parts were the hard work, as ironic as it sounds.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: DeAd posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017
    here\'s some edited pictures of my snow camo Vidar Gundam
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    Repeat that pattern all over the body. For ideas, google “winter camo aircraft”

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: DeAd posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017
    here\'s some edited pictures of my snow camo Vidar Gundam
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    Maybe next time try this: thin black, more medium gray, and mostly white camo. From head to toe, black, gray, white patterns like water waves or straight lines or digits (blocks). Hard edges are ok.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: fuggers posted an update in the group Completed Gunpla/Models
    well got the hang of the airbrush now and my 3rd painted kit is finished. thinking i should have done this kit for the plamo comp but it\'s not very original-
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    Just 50? Not 51? lol.

    It’s ver ka? You’ve done it justice. I’d change the metallic red to blue.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Moldrunner posted an update in the group Completed Gunpla/Models
    Thr balljoints have to be tightend and the weapon needs to be finished, but thats my Hyperion style Valken.
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    Plum ain’t exactly Bandai. BTW, a freaking creative color scheme. You could swap the color scheme out for another and have a totally different look.

    • If you are refering to the joints, you can have this with Bandaikits too. Especially, if they have to hold heavy shields and weapons. Also that it is no Bandaikit it is of a great quality. The mold is top and there is nothing falling appart, when assembled. Even after several coats of paint I just had to sand 2 parts to make em fit again. Sure, the manual isn’t that detailed but it is a kit I will recommend without any problems.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: DeAd posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017
    here\'s some edited pictures of my snow camo Vidar Gundam
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    More like zebra camo. It’s very creative.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Orchidia posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017 For my part, the expectation of the results begins to be long ^ ^ and the fear of defeat grows :( and for you? In your opinion, how many of us have submitted our kits? 221 participants for beginners 352 intermediate participants   142 participants in advanced It\'s a lot of people but have we all crossed the finish line? ;) Sinon , des français dans le coin ? ^^ View

    I meaned learning is incentive enough. Prizes are a bonus.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Orchidia posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017 For my part, the expectation of the results begins to be long ^ ^ and the fear of defeat grows :( and for you? In your opinion, how many of us have submitted our kits? 221 participants for beginners 352 intermediate participants   142 participants in advanced It\'s a lot of people but have we all crossed the finish line? ;) Sinon , des français dans le coin ? ^^ View

    Good to hear I’m not the only one feeling that way. In this competition, I learned a few things.

    • It’s reassuring ! ^^ Yes this competition was very instructive and loaded with inspiration!

      Thank youu Otaku for your answer ! 🙂

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: fuggers posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017
    well might as well post me pics that i submitted. anyone else that hasnt already posted their final stuff wanna give it a show?.... i like seeing how people make the most of their kits coz i rekon my missus will castrate me if i buy anymore.
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    Great work.

    We’re just anxious about who wins. I’m not holding my breath. I have a number of winners in mind. Given gunpla is the bread and butter, I’m guessing the gunpla entries will snag half of the awards. That’d be no surprise.

  • otaku posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Minarto posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017
    Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, I pant with Multi Color Change Effect Paint, Blue Violet Green , usually we call Bunglon Colour , i put some LED light in front light and back light, welldone
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    No, not all of your works, but the one you submitted to HLJ for 2017 competition. We’d like to know.

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    Thank you for covering my favorite part of the show. Wish I could afford all of them.

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