Ok, I’ve been back from my trip to Hong Kong for a little over a week now. I’ve uploaded most of the pictures as well as pictures from Orangecon which was held on October 8. Granted I didn’t really have the time to upload the pictures after the show since I still had last minute packing for my flight to Hong Kong that left the evening of October 8. But here are the pictures from Orangecon 2011. I may write up a little blog post about my trip to Hong Kong/Taiwan, but for now, the pictures will just have to do. Hong Kong trip pictures. Ok, now on to the real meat of this post, SCGMC!
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
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
The Special Awards
Since this year is our first; we’ll start off small; and will have three special awards:
- Best Out of Box*
- Best Villain*
- Best of Show
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.
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.
This is the award for the best entry as decided upon by the judges as a collective.
Some of the Raffles Prizes (This is a small sampling, there will be more prizes at the event)
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 Otakufuel.com)
- 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
* Final qualification for these awards will be at the judges collective decision.
**This bulletin may be edited in the coming days as more things are finalized.