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1st annual Southern California Gundam Model Competition presented by http://thosegundamguys.org is set for Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Fullerton Holiday Inn. Full details are here: http://thosegundamguys.org/southern-california-gundam-model-competition/

We have open categories for all things mecha and anime related. So there will definitely be some Macross Representation. I was chatting with an old friend of mine from HS over at Frank & Sons and he told me that I should post this information here. So save the date, and if you guys know fellow modelers that are interested in the event, please help spread the word.

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sounds good. it's been a long time i've built any models, but i'll drop by to check this out.

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If I was in SoCal, I'd give it a go. Though mine just limped through Fanime's Gunpla Contest. Won OOB, but it's probably by default.

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There's always the option of coming down here for a day trip? Ok, 2 day trip I guess. Again, we're hoping that this is successful, tons of models and such especially in our niche subject of model building. Sci-fi is already niche enough. But if a show like wonderfest in KY does what it does for garage kits and figure modeling; there's hope for this show to do the same with gunpla and other anime mecha models.

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This is really close to my home. Maybe I'll drop by that day to check it out.

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The latest announcement, we have some vendors.


Robot4Less AND TatsuHobby will be vending at SCGMC, so you guys can get your plastic gunpla and resin gunpla fixes.

Oh yeah, for the Northern California folks, TatsuHobby is holding a contest for you guys, full rules and details are here:


Tatsu Hobby Anniversary Event #3 Northern CA Gunpla Competition!

Our last event for this anniversary is the Northern California Gunpla Competition!

We made this event mainly to express our gratitude towards our local customers and to show the builds of Gundam fans of the Northern California area.

In addition, we made this event in conjunction to the Southern California Gundam Model Competition that will be held on November 12, 2011 as the winner of the contest WILL be traveling with us to the SCGMC event to show that we at Northern California can build proper Gundam model too!

This event will start on July 18, 2011 and will close on August 31, 2011

To join this event, simply send us the pictures of your best model kit build to our email tatsuhobby@gmail.com

A couple of rules to observe when you're sending your entries:

- Please send us a new work of yours that has not joined any competition before to maintain the "freshness" of this competition. If any entry is found to violate this rule, the entry will be immediately disqualified.

- Open only to Northern California customers with Northern California address as defined by this Wikipedia county chart.

- Please limit the size of the picture to 1 Megabyte (1Mb) each to conserve our email space. There is no limit on number of pictures you can send us though

- Any model kits & garage kits, as long as they're from the Gundam series are welcome. Modded kits are welcome as well!

Your model kit will be judged based on the Gunpla Builders' World Cup judgement criteria as following:

Painting (0-100 points): Quality and execution of the painting, including detail, of the entry.

Technical (0-100 points): Includes build, finish and excellence of any modifications.

Creativity (0-100 points): Aesthetics of the entry, including concept, posing, unique painting scheme and presentation, including diorama.

As you can see, it will not be judged by the quality of pictures you've taken, so photo editing will not count in this contest.

Winners will be announced on our facebook page and will be contacted through email as well.

On the judges table, we will be joined with Mr Gamerabaenre, the owner of http://gamerabaenre.com/, a great Gundam modeler whom we're sure you're already familiar with to ensure the judging quality.

As for the prizes of this competition:

- Grand Prize: MG Char's Zaku 2.0 Clear ver San Diego Comic Con exclusive + paid trip and hotel stay for you and your model kit at Holiday Inn Fullerton, CA on November 12, 2011 to attend the Southern California Gundam Model Competition 2011

- 1st Place: MG Zaku II 2.0 Clear ver San Diego Comic Con exclusive

- 2nd Place: HG00 Exia Repair 2 and O Gundam Clear Twin Pack San Diego Comic Con exclusive

- 3rd Place: HGUC Unicorn Gundam Pearl Coating ver San Diego Comic Con exclusive

*Please note that there will be no cash substitution for these prizes*

So what are you waiting for? Show your Northern California pride and win this contest!

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Little bump, as the event is less than 10 days away:

IMPORTANT LINK: http://thosegundamguys.org/2011/11/02/scgmc-less-than-10-days-away/ <-- pretty pictures of trophies and raffle prizes

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

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

Entry Forms

Contestant Entry Forms

Model Entry Forms

The Special Awards

Since this year is our first; we’ll start off small; and will have three special awards:

Best Out of Box*

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.

Best Villain*

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.

Best of Show

This is the award for the best entry as decided upon by the judges as a collective.

The Raffles Prizes

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

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