Southern California Gundam Model Competition: Nov 12, 2011

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Southern California Gundam Model Competition: Nov 12, 2011

Post by ulnhyrr » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:29 am

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There are only 9 more days until the first annual Southern California’s first Gunpla Competition, a little over a week away! Saturday, November 12, 2011. Time for a little update to the event. Other than the contest, there will be vendors. There will be raffles with some very nice prizes donated from various sources. There will be live demonstrations on various gunpla building techniques that cover almost everything from start to finish. And other than the really fantastically cool coin trophies, there will be some special awards.

The first annual Southern California Gundam Model Contest (SCGMC)
Saturday November 12, 2011
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Holiday Inn Fullerton
Crown Room
Holiday Inn Fullerton
2932 East Nutwood Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831

General Admission: $5.00
Admission includes 1 model entry. Additional model entries will be $1.00 per model

Entry Forms
Contestant Entry Forms
Model Entry Forms

The Special Awards
Since this year is our first; we’ll start off small; and will have three special awards:

Best Out of Box*
The kit must be build to the specifications of the instructions. Paints and glue are encouraged, but no other aftermarket parts that did not already come with the kit are allowed. No resin addons, no scratch building, not metal addons, etc. Kit’s instructions must accompany the entry to qualify.

Best Villain*
This is theme award for this year’s SCGMC, best villain. Kit must be a villain, or piloted by a villain character to qualify for this theme.

Best of Show
This is the award for the best entry as decided upon by the judges as a collective.

The Raffles Prizes

Raffle tickets will be $1 per ticket. There will be special bundles for purchasing raffle tickets in bulk. There will be two raffle session one at 12:00PM, and one at 3:00 PM. The pictures should speak louder than the words, but here’s a short list of just part of the prizes that will be available.

1/144 HGUC Dendrobium (courtesy of
1/100 MG Epyon – signed by Bandai’s MG R&D Lead, Sayuri Matsuoka
1/72 Hasegawa Strike Valkyrie w/ weapons set
Bandai LED Packs
1/100 HG Astray
1/100 MG Sandrock Gundam
1/100 MG Crossbone Gundam

Gunpla Building Technique Demonstrations
The live technique demonstration will be 45 minute long session that attendees can actively participate, however, kit and supplies will not be supplied. Kits and supplies can be purchased from one of the vendors at the event. Below is the live demonstration schedule:

10:00 AM – Getting Started
Cutting parts
Sanding parts
Gluing seams

11:00 AM – Painting
Spray Cans
Basic Airbrushing
Pre Shading Technique

1:00 PM – Finishing Touches
Clear Coats (gloss, semi gloss, flat)
Panel Lines

2:00 PM – Weathering
Damage techniques
Weathering Decals
Filters and Fades
Dry brushing
Pastels and pigments

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