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Build-off: Zaku's Vs. GM's - On the front Line => Info + Q&A => Topic started by: GundamUK on April 05, 2017, 03:38:43 PM

Title: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on April 05, 2017, 03:38:43 PM
Zaku's Vs. GMs - On the front line - Mecha Lounge Build-off

Open to all Mecha Lounge members, no restriction on location.
Any scale, standalone Zaku or Zaku variant, GM or GM variant - any scale, model only (diorama's fine but not counted towards judging). Modification, scratch building and kit bashing accepted.

Build time:
The build off opens on Saturday the 8th of April, and entries will be open until August 5th. The closing date to get your final work completed is September 9th. This give you a good 5 months to knock out some work. Winners will be announced 1-2 weeks later and all entries will receive feedback, as well as a super-duper exclusive Mecha-lounge sticker! woot!. WIP's are encouraged, but will not count towards judging.

Entry Requirements:
Post an image of untouched or snap-fitted kit/s you are going to use with the supplied build-off image (will be posted here on the start date) in shot to validate your entry in the entries and WIPs thread (http://mecha-lounge.com/index.php?board=21.0). Please post WIP's on your entry thread.
Admin will confirm your acceptance. Can enter without validation, but will not be considered for prize allocation. One entry per member please. Completed work to be posted in 'Showcase' thread (http://mecha-lounge.com/index.php?board=22.0). Please post 6-12 clear unedited pictures with good presentation, showing detail and multiple angles. Admins will confirm final entry which will be final so please be 100% happy with what you are uploading.

Judging rubric:
Entries scored on the following:
1: Workmanship
2: Paint work
3: Concept
Judges TBA

Prizes:
3x available, 1st place, 2nd, Judges Pick. Winner get's first choice, second, second, Judges Choice receives chosen prize. Prizes TBA.

Terms of acceptance:
Any images uploaded to the Mecha Lounge may be used to promote the event on our Facebook page, admins will contact beforehand to confirm and share links.

Requests:
Please link to the MechaLounge.com wherever you share WIPs, and please share this vid wherever you can to help spread the word!



Post questions below please!
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Hasaki on April 07, 2017, 05:56:23 AM
Great, waiting for my GM to arrive from Japan then we are all set. This will hopefully mark my 1st time going back to MGs lol
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Daven on April 07, 2017, 12:03:58 PM
Resin kits allowed?
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Redval89 on April 07, 2017, 02:01:43 PM
YES!!! I'll participate!
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Redval89 on April 07, 2017, 02:16:06 PM
Questions:
1) Can Silver Bullet with a GM head can participate?
2) Can a GM Sniper K9 from build fighter can participate too?

thats all!
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: backstept on April 07, 2017, 03:46:50 PM
Would a Jesta be allowed?
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: sneeper1980 on April 07, 2017, 11:44:12 PM
Resin kits allowed?
yes they are sir!
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: sneeper1980 on April 07, 2017, 11:46:54 PM
Would a Jesta be allowed?
a most definite yes...........hence the rgm 96x name of the jesta
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: sneeper1980 on April 07, 2017, 11:48:11 PM
Questions:
1) Can Silver Bullet with a GM head can participate?
2) Can a GM Sniper K9 from build fighter can participate too?

thats all!
im sure the gm sniper is just fine............and for the other entry I will defer to simon aka gundam uk for the final answer on that one.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Daven on April 08, 2017, 03:51:26 AM
Resin kits allowed?
yes they are sir!

Thanks for the quick reply! Looking forward to entering.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: CaliforniaFactory on April 08, 2017, 06:05:11 AM
Is the Blue Destiny ok?

Also, if I am feeling ambitious, can I submit two entries? I might try to do a Zaku and a GM if my schedule permits.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Othikent on April 08, 2017, 07:41:36 AM
I'm also interested to know about multiple entries. I have an Idea for a diorama that would have more than one kit involved.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on April 08, 2017, 09:17:11 AM
Is the Blue Destiny ok?

Also, if I am feeling ambitious, can I submit two entries? I might try to do a Zaku and a GM if my schedule permits.

Sorry old chap, the Blue Destiny is in the RX series so no, also only one entry each allowed.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on April 08, 2017, 09:19:04 AM
Questions:
1) Can Silver Bullet with a GM head can participate?
2) Can a GM Sniper K9 from build fighter can participate too?

thats all!
im sure the gm sniper is just fine............and for the other entry I will defer to simon aka gundam uk for the final answer on that one.

Silver bullet with a GM head is not really a GM is it lol, sorry no.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on April 08, 2017, 09:22:16 AM
I'm also interested to know about multiple entries. I have an Idea for a diorama that would have more than one kit involved.

Muliple kits in a single diorama I think will be ok as long as it's clear which kit in the dio is up for the contest part of the build-off.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Othikent on April 08, 2017, 10:00:14 AM
Thanks for the quick response. Now I need to decide which Idea to submit. 
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Rogue GM on April 08, 2017, 09:06:31 PM
Just wanted to confirm that snap-fitted kits are allowed to register?  Or does the kit need to still be completely unbuilt to start?
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on April 09, 2017, 04:18:44 PM
Just wanted to confirm that snap-fitted kits are allowed to register?  Or does the kit need to still be completely unbuilt to start?

Please read 'entry requirements'
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: PenguinSteve on April 10, 2017, 02:11:59 PM
Time to get back at it!
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Redval89 on April 11, 2017, 07:55:54 AM
Questions:
1) Can Silver Bullet with a GM head can participate?
2) Can a GM Sniper K9 from build fighter can participate too?

thats all!
im sure the gm sniper is just fine............and for the other entry I will defer to simon aka gundam uk for the final answer on that one.

Silver bullet with a GM head is not really a GM is it lol, sorry no.
Questions:
1) Can Silver Bullet with a GM head can participate?
2) Can a GM Sniper K9 from build fighter can participate too?

thats all!
im sure the gm sniper is just fine............and for the other entry I will defer to simon aka gundam uk for the final answer on that one.
ok thank you for the clarifications, A GM Sniper K9 will do! Lets go!!!
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Spacerat054 on April 12, 2017, 06:56:08 AM
I got a MG Zaku 2.0 and a few different GM MGs I can work with for this just need to pick one and start coming up with a plan for it.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Logan67 on April 23, 2017, 04:15:49 PM
What are the prizes if you win this contest?
I never heard what the prizes could be.
Considering entering a MG Char Zaku or MG Zaku minelayer
Modified with LED and SMD lights.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on April 25, 2017, 06:15:44 PM
What are the prizes if you win this contest?
I never heard what the prizes could be.
Considering entering a MG Char Zaku or MG Zaku minelayer
Modified with LED and SMD lights.

Prizes will be announced in due course. The more entries, the more prizes we can add.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: gundamyatham on May 18, 2017, 09:03:52 PM
Is it acceptable to use kits from other anime to kit bash if the base kit is either a GM or a Zaku?
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on May 24, 2017, 01:51:01 PM
Is it acceptable to use kits from other anime to kit bash if the base kit is either a GM or a Zaku?

Hmmmm, a good question, I guess it's ok as long as what is completed is still a recognisable GM or Zaku.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Nostromo on June 17, 2017, 11:47:44 AM
Is the Geara doga a variant? i just started a 1/72 and would like to enter it :D
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on June 19, 2017, 06:17:50 PM
Is the Geara doga a variant? i just started a 1/72 and would like to enter it :D

Was developed from a Zaku III but is not a zaku, sorry! Although do share when you're done!
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Nostromo on June 22, 2017, 01:35:20 PM
Is the Geara doga a variant? i just started a 1/72 and would like to enter it :D

Was developed from a Zaku III but is not a zaku, sorry! Although do share when you're done!

Poo :( might buy a mg zaku then ;)
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Hasaki on June 23, 2017, 07:59:52 AM
Mr. Simon, we need the deadline brought a bit forward imo :)
September is way off and we need a closer deadline, otherwise I'm gonna lazy up on my build haha
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on June 25, 2017, 09:24:19 AM
Mr. Simon, we need the deadline brought a bit forward imo :)
September is way off and we need a closer deadline, otherwise I'm gonna lazy up on my build haha

Lol just pretend it's closer, then pretend you're relieved because you found out you still have a while left!
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Fushido on June 26, 2017, 04:55:22 AM

Lol just pretend it's closer, then pretend you're relieved because you found out you still have a while left!
Solid advice.;D I need all the time I can get so I can get the money saved up for an airbrush and everything else I haven't bought yet.
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on September 08, 2017, 08:22:31 AM
I have had a few requests to extend the entry deadline, so it has been extended to

September 11th

Get your entries in! :)
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: Hasaki on September 08, 2017, 09:13:11 PM
(https://picload.org/image/rgaglopd/image.png)
Title: Re: How to enter
Post by: GundamUK on September 12, 2017, 09:55:36 AM
...and we're done!

Thank you to everyone for taking part and publishing your final entries, judging will commence over the next week :)