FYI: The mods and I decided to wait a bit for you to finish since you were 99% done at the deadline. Now the contest is officially over and judging can begin!
Thanks a lot! Maybe all that effort will actually pay off (see below
Just amazing! I've been anticipating the finished set and it does not disappoint. These are going in my favorites folder, all 80 of them
Good luck in the AoZ compy. BTW how was the IPMS show?
Thanks for the compliment! The IPMS show... well, those guys just don't like the same stuff we do. It was a good show and I really enjoyed seeing all the models. For an aviation buff and occasional airplane builder like me, there was some real winged eye candy to see. The disappointing thing was that my TTTTT got nothing.
But my Freedom Gundam got 3rd place. Not that my Freedom Gundam sucks, but it exists on a whole other simpler plane that the TTTTT. I feel like I beat myself, and with a lesser modle!
Second place went to a well-made, glossy, but 95% stock HGUC Nu. First went to a little 1/76 scale MaK Nutrocker. On another forum I summed up the winners as 3. Stars and Stripes! 2. Bright Shiny Object! 1. A Tank! Anticipating the judges bias towards the familiar and ignorance of Gundam, I put out an 18-page booklet summarizing the WIP for the Hazels, but...