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Southern California Gundam Model Competition.

Gunpla, resin anime figures, mecha from any anime/manga, live hands on demos, two raffles, vendors, etc etc.  This is our third year of doing this event and we're hoping that this year, we grow beyond what our current venue holds.

Video promo:
  • Listening to: the voices in my head
  • Reading: Just finished re-reading the entire WOT series...
  • Playing: Gundam Battle Operation
  • Drinking: Water
Time for my annual dA journal post.  This year, a group of modelers I build monthly with have gotten together and are hosting the first ever Southern California Gundam Model Competition coming on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Full details about the contest is here:…

Saturday November 12, 2011
9:00AM – 4:00PM
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

Competition Schedule

Model registration times: 9:00AM – 11:30AM.
Judging: 11:30AM – 2:30PM
Awards Presentation: 3:30PM – 4:00PM

Live Demos

    10:00AM – Basic building (cutting nubs, sanding, and seam filling techniques)
    11:00AM – Airbrushing (paint types, mixing paints, thinning paints, preshading, airbrush care)
    12:00PM – Panel lines and Decals
    1:00PM – Weathering (filters, pastels, paint chipping)


    Universal Century (CCA, 0079, 0080, 0083, F91, etc)
        1/100 and larger (1/60, 1/48, etc)
        1/144 and smaller (1/220, 1/400, etc)
    Alternate Universe (seed, 00, Turn A, X, Wing, etc)
        1/100 and larger (1/60, 1/48, etc)
        1/144 and smaller (1/220, 1/400, etc)
    Mecha General (Macross, Star Wars, Star Trek, Starblazers, FSS, etc)
    Anime Figures
    Diorama (any scale, any anime/Gundam related subject)
    The entry must tell a story. Entry must have a minimum of 2 kits.

Special awards:

Below are special awards that applies to all the above categories. The entry form will have boxes for the entrants to check if their kits qualify for the special awards. Additional notes under each category will give more details on qualifications.

    Best out of box (OOB)
    - Kit must accompany the instructions. Only items supplied with the kit are allowed. The kit must be painted according to the instructions, paint colors do not have to be exact, but close enough. If alternate paint schemes are offered on the instructions, then the alternate paint schemes qualify. It will be at the judges' final decision if a kit qualifies for this category.
    Best Villain Kit
    - Entrant must justify their entry is a bad guy (the antagonist in a specified series) unit.
    Best Scratch Built/Resin
    - A best of category for all scratch builds, resin conversions, and full resin kits
    Peer's Choice Award
    - Each entrant will be given a ticket for which they are allowed to write down what they believe to be the best entry
    Best of Show
    - The best entry as agreed upon by the judges.

Trophies we have for the main contest are here:…
We also have a few vendors:…

We will also have a good number of raffle prizes that will be given out throughout the course of the event.  So if you build gunpla, mecha models, or anime resin figures; you are all invited to come join our event!
  • Listening to: O and A
  • Reading: finished Confessor
  • Playing: RockBand - PS3
  • Drinking: Water
Two weeks out until Anime Expo us upon us for this year.  A few things I'm doing at the event will include the Anime Expo Model Contest, Bandai's Gunpla World Cup Competition, and workshops/panels for Gunpla building and Resin figure building.  

Information about the model contest and Gunpla World Cup (aka BAKUC):…

Workshops and panels that I'm presenting:

Gundam Model Building Seminar
Date: Friday 2010-07-02
Time: 7:30 PM
Room: WS 1
Duration: 01:50:00

Gundam Model Building Panel - Advanced
Date: Saturday 2010-07-03
Time: 3:00 PM
Room: LP 4
Duration: 01:50:00

Resin Figure Model Building Seminar
Date: Sunday 2010-07-04
Time: 3:00 PM
Room: WS 2
Duration: 01:50:00

For any dArt folks attending AX, stop by the workshops/panels and say hi!
  • Listening to: O and A
  • Reading: finished Confessor
  • Playing: RockBand - PS3
  • Drinking: Water
Anyone coming out to Anime Expo: ?
There's a model contest:…

And there are panels and workshops for gunpla and resin figure building:
Thursday, July 02, 2009 – Day 1:
7:00pm to 8:00pm – WS 2 – Gundam Model Building
8:00pm to 10:00pm – WS 2 – Gundam Model Building Workshop

Friday, July 03, 2009 – Day 2:
5:00pm to 5:50pm – LP 3 – Resin Model Building
7:30pm to 9:30pm – WS 2 – Gundam Model Building Workshop

Saturday, July 04, 2009 – Day 3:
4:00pm to 4:50pm – LP 3 – Gundam Model Building
8:00pm to 10:00pm – WS 2 – Gundam Model Building Workshop

Full schedule is here:…
  • Listening to: O and A (Party ROCK!)
  • Reading: finished Confessor
  • Playing: RockBand - PS3
  • Drinking: Water
Been a long while since I made a journal posting.  Been busy with work and sorta building.  I have some commissions lined up and I'm currently working on one that I will post up as soon as I finish.  I've done a couple of changes to my webpage making it more blog like and update friendly: &nb… also recently just added a forum on my website:… for discussions about model building, commissions, model building gatherings that I've started hosting on a monthly basis at my house; and other random inane mutterings.  And the holidays coming up soon.. yay!
  • Listening to: O and A (Party ROCK!)
  • Reading: Just got Confessor for my Bday... soon...
  • Playing: Guitar Hero III for the Wii
  • Drinking: Water
Feels good to finally finish something new.  Been working on some commissions and then had a ski trip, this past weekend.  I was hoping to finish the Quebeley this week so that I can enter it into a couple of contest, one live and one online.  Now I'm going to return to working on the commission project and finish them up so that I can start work on other projects I have on my plate.  

This is going to be interesting figuring out the best method for transporting the Quebeley; since I'm planning on bringing her out to Tekkoshocon in April.  I'll figure something out this weekend when I pack her up for Ventura's Model Fest this weekend.
  • Listening to: O and A (Party ROCK!)
  • Reading: Should be reading SoT series ChainFire, lazy
  • Drinking: Water
Newbie.  Throwing up photos pulled off my webpage *gratuitous plug* *gratuitous plug*  I've been meaning to join, but just haven't had the time.  Busily working on a few commission pieces whilst trying to avoid being sucked into a black hole that is the PS2 game Final Fantasy 12.  I actually started it last night, but didn't save after the first save, so 3 or so hours of gameplay completely gone.  Back to square one.  Guess that's a sign I should finish the commission pieces before returning to the game.
  • Listening to: O and A (Party ROCK!)
  • Reading: Should be reading SoT series ChainFire, lazy
  • Watching: Black Lagoon - friggin awesome
  • Playing: Trying not to: FF12
  • Drinking: Water