As the hosts of the inaugural Build it Competition Chrissy and I would like to congratulate all competitors on actually FINISHING something. After starting with a potential 21 entries we ended after 7 months (a 1 month extension was granted due to circumstances for some of our U.S. based entrants) with 6 completed resin kits.
That's 6 more kits no longer confined to the dank depths of their stash and have fulfilled their destiny of beloved dust collectors on the display shelf.
The judging was a tough affair and we assessed across the following criteria:
1) Basic Skills (fit, surfacing and dealing with seam lines etc.
2)Execution of the idea. (how well executed was the overall look)
3) Finish. (paint, weathering etc)
4) Cool factor (how much the kit evoked the 'Ooooh: sound)
The results were extremely close with only one point separating 1st and 2nd place. There was quite a bit of debate about which kit was the sinner but in the end a decision was made.
1st Place - 1/72 Legult (Cockpit Version)
2nd Place - 1/72 Interceptor
Congratulations to Roberto Pagnotta on the competition win and Ted Ekering as runner up.
Thanks to everyone who entered. Having a completed resin kit on the bench is the true victory!
Brett and Chrissy
R2KF Models Australia