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Hey guys:

In case you're not already aware, there is a great hobby and collectibles show happening at the Crowne Plaza Fairfield Hotel in New Jersey in September called the "Jerseyfest Model Kit & Statue Fair". If you're a hobbyist, it will be worth attending regardless of what type or scale kits you collect and build. Many people from all over the nation and even abroad are attending the weekend long event.

Besides the show having many top vendors (some with quite unique and rare models) and artists with great kits and hobby supplies for sale and display, it also has legendary movie model making and effects artists participating and doing presentations. This includes the chief model maker from Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Studios for the Star Wars movies, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, etc. and the original Stan Winston Studios effects artist who created the Predator.

Besides the vendors, there will be lots of model related demos, classes, special presentations, exhibits, hobby parties, etc., plus an incredible model and art contest with great trophies, plaques and prizes. Learn more about the show here: www.jerseyfestfair.com.

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Can you get any cooler than winning an award for best Predator from the man who created the original monster for the movie? The winner of the "Steve Wang Best Predator" autographed trophy at the Jerseyfest Model & Art Contest will be picked out by none other than Steve Wang himself, who will be our special guest all weekend long. The category is for best paint job/composition of a Predator kit - figure, bust or diorama. The contest will be held during the vendor show on Saturday, September 14th and will feature many other awards and prizes. More info about the contest will be posted in the coming weeks - see all the latest here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=68

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Hey guys:

A reminder that the deadline for signing up for Jerseyfest Academy classes is coming up in a few weeks. See all the options here, which includes different classes for painting, sculpting, Sci-Fi vehicles, etc. occurring on Friday, Sept. 13th: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=315

See latest show news here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=57

Hope to see you there!

Dave

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Hey guys:

The Jerseyfest Model & Art Contest will feature a very special award called the "Lorne Peterson Best Star Wars Kit" award. Lorne will be at our show all weekend long and will be picking out the winning kit, which can be any completed Star Wars vehicle model kit (resin, plastic, scratch built, diorama, etc.) entered in the contest. The award is a beautiful, big, vertical standing plaque with a shimmering blue tint, which will be autographed by Lorne. He will announce the winner and hand the person the plaque during the Jerseyfest Contest Awards Ceremony. We will take a photo of Lorne handing the award to the winner so that the special moment can be captured for a lifetime for that person. Lorne Peterson is a living legend who was the Chief Model Maker for the Star Wars movies as well as many other blockbuster movies such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, etc. The contest and Awards Ceremony will be held during the vendor show on Saturday, September 14th, and will feature many other awards and prizes, including numerous awards for vehicles and mecha models. More info about the contest will be posted in the coming weeks - see all the latest here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=68

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Hey gang:

Below are highlights of the Jerseyfest Model & Art Contest occurring on September 14th, including pictures of some of the trophies, plaques and prizes. More will be added in the coming weeks.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be given for selected entries as decided by the judges (i.e., “open judging system”). There are no categories for these awards and no competing between modelers. Model figures, busts, vehicles, mecha, gundam, steampunk, dioramas, scratch builds, sculpts, repainted statues, etc. all qualify.

In addition, the “Special Awards” described below will be categorized and competed for.

Awards and prizes for the contest will be announced in a separate room at approximately 5:30PM on Saturday night. The ceremony will be hosted by Terry Webb from Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine.

Strict security will be in place to watch over and ensure that only you can retrieve your pieces.

It is acceptable for attendees to submit their buildup kit(s) or replica props for the exhibit and request that they NOT be included in the contest.

TROPHIES & PLAQUES:

Steve Wang Best Predator Trophy
For best paint job/composition of a Predator kit (figure or bust) or diorama. Steve Wang will pick out the winner, sign the trophy and give it to the winner at the awards ceremony. A picture will be taken of Steve handing the trophy to the winner, which will be provided to the person to capture this once in a life time, memorable moment. Professional entries qualify.

Lorne Peterson Best Star Wars Kit Plaque
For best completed Star Wars vehicle model kit, which can be resin, plastic, scratch built, diorama, etc. The award is a beautiful, big, vertical standing plaque with a shimmering blue tint, which will be autographed by Lorne. He will announce the winner and hand the person the plaque during the Jerseyfest Awards Ceremony. We will take a photo of Lorne handing the award to the winner so that the special moment can be captured for a lifetime for that person. Lorne is a living legend who was the Chief Model Maker for the Star Wars movies as well as many other blockbuster movies such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, etc. Professional entries qualify.

Stan Winston School – Best Buildup of a Monster Kit Figure or Bust (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place). Professional entries qualify.

Best of Show Trophy – Figure, Bust or Diorama. Professional entries qualify.

Best of Show – Vehicle or Mecha Plaque. Professional entries qualify.

Best Professional Trophies (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place). Applies to any painted kit (figure, bust or diorama) submitted by someone who has done commissioned model kit buildups/paint jobs for other individuals or companies, makeup/special effects work, or written articles for hobby publications.

Best Figure Trophies (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Best Bust Trophies (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Best Resin Vehicle or Mecha Plaques (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Best Plastic Vehicle or Mecha Plaques (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Best Diorama/Elaborate Composition Trophy

Best Giant Monster Figure or Diorama Trophy

Best Superhero/Super Villain Plaque by Garage Kits US

Best Horror Kit Plaque Sponsored by ”Alternative mages”

Best Paint Job on an Original Design Kit: Trophy by “Dragonstooth Miniatures”

Best Paint Job on a Figure or Bust – Certificate by Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine

***Resin for the Jerseyfest trophies were provided and sponsored by “Smooth On“, the leading model making & casting supply company in the hobby.***

KIT & CASH PRIZES
On top of everything else, fantastic prizes will also be awarded to winners as described below.

Stan Winston School Prizes for Best Buildup of a Monster Kit Figure or Bust

1st Place: A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Stan Winston School online workshop, granting unlimited On-Demand access to the entire SWSCA video library, featuring character creation tutorials by the masters of monster making, with new lessons added every month.

2nd Place: 12 DVD lessons of the winner’s choice selected from our tutorial library, featuring character creation tutorials by the masters of monster making.

3rd Place: A copy of the Stan Winston Studios – Behind the Scenes Documentary, where legendary character creator Stan Winston takes you on a guided tour of his world famous Character Effects studio. And a Stan Winston School t-shirt.

Best Fictional Miniature by Morland Studios: Cash prizes – $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd (size restriction: 15mm to 120mm; figure, bust or vehicle)

Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine Award for Best Paint Job on a Figure or Bust: “The Good, the Bad & The Ugly” Set of three 1/4 Scale Resin Busts sponsored by Webbhead Productions. See the kits on Buc Wheat’s Modeling World Web Site by clicking here.

Best of Show Figures/Busts/Dioramas: “Captured” Planet of the Apes 3 Figure 1/6th Scale Kit with Base – Sculpted by Jeff Yagher; sponsored by Forbidden Zone Model Kits

Best Figure: To be announced.

Best Bust: Wolfman life-sized, resin, wallhanger bust kit by Blackheart Enterprises

Best Diorama/Elaborate Composition: Allosaurus Resin Figure Kit by Cretaceous Creations.

Best Giant Monster Figure or Diorama: A Kaiju Kit to be announced and sponsored by Kaiju Modeler.

Best Superhero/Super Villain: 1st place Garage Kits US kit to be announced, 2nd place Moebius Iron Man Mark VI, 3rd place Moebius Iron Man Mark VI.

Best of Show Vehicle or Mecha (Resin or Plastic): Star Trek TOS U.S.S. Enterprises NCC-1701 1/350 Scale Kit, with Lighting & Accessory kits sponsored by Round 2 Models.

Best Resin Vehicle or Mecha: Star Trek S.S. “Botany Bay” 1/350 Scale Resin Kit Sponsored by Fantastic Plastic.

Best Plastic Vehicle or Mecha: To be announced.

Best Steampunk Sponsored by Aperture 360: “Aerodyne” Resin 1/35the Scale kit

SAMPLE PICTURES OF TROPHIES & PLAQUES:

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All the details on the Jerseyfest Model & Art Contest are posted here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=68 We will be posting lots of show news in the coming weeks, so consider subscribing to our news blog here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/ (scroll down – to the right).

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Hey guys:

For the price of admission into the show, Jerseyfest show attendees have the option of attending many demos and presentations all weekend long on painting, building and sculpting models as well as getting an inside look on how models and make up effects were used on classic movies. Presenters includes Lorne Peterson (Original ILM Studios), Steve Wang (original Stan Winston Studios), Jeff Yagher, Jason Eaton, and other great, professional artists.

Note that we have made our Sunday programming especially good with presentations on Inside the Star Wars Model Shop, Inside the Making of the Predator, An Inside Look at Sculpting the "Yagher Classics" Series of Models, and more. Between the Saturday night events/parties and Sunday presentations, our goal is to make it a great experience for folks staying for the whole weekend.

See all the details on the presentations here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=64

Dave

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Jerseyfest's autographed, "Steve Wang Best Predator Trophy"...

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Can you get any cooler than winning an award for best Predator from the man who created the original monster for the movie? The winner of the "Steve Wang Best Predator" autographed trophy at the Jerseyfest Model & Art Contest will be picked out by none other than Steve Wang himself, who will be our special guest all weekend long. The category is for best paint job/composition of a Predator kit - figure, bust or diorama. The contest will be held during the vendor show on Saturday, September 14th and will feature many other awards and prizes. More info about the contest will be posted in the coming weeks - see all the latest here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=68

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Hey guys:

Check out these award prizes for the Jerseyfest Model & Art Contest happening on September 14th. See descriptions of the numerous contest categories and pictures of the many award plaques here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=68

Prize for “Best of Show – Vehicle or Mecha”: Star Trek TOS U.S.S. Enterprises NCC-1701 1/350 Scale Kit, with Lighting & Accessory kits Sponsored by Round 2 Models (Polar Lights):

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Prize for “Best Resin Vehicle or Mecha”: Star Trek S.S. “Botany Bay” 1/350 Scale Resin Kit Sponsored by Fantastic Plastic:

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Prize for “Best Plastic Vehicle or Mecha”: Star Trek Enterprise NCC 1701A 1/350th Scale Kit by Polar Lights/Round 2, Sponsored by Mega Hobby:

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Hey guys:

If you’re a hobbyist, no matter what type of model kits you build and paint, you’ll find loads of hobby tools and supplies of all kinds at the Jerseyfest vendor show. One of our vendors, B&B Hobby Supplies, will be at the show with over 12 tables filled with massive amounts of specialty tools and gadgets. See pictures of some of their tables below (http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=57):

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We hope more of you will consider signing up for the "Advanced Sci-Fi Modeling" all day seminar (http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=2237). It's a lot of bang for the buck, with 8 hours worth of demos and presentations by top guys for only $60. No matter how experienced you are, it will be great to see how other experts do what they do.

Here is some more info on the seminar:

Jason Eaton...
"I plan to go over the ideas and solutions to lighting or adding a little dynamic motion to models. I'll show examples with lights in engines, cockpits, and navigation lighting. The Blade Runner Blimp was a much more intensive lighting and video challenge, so I'll show how that was accomplished, what hurdles were encountered along the way, and how you can use third party vendors to get what you need, if your skill set doesn't get you to where you want to go. I'll also show the new solutions I've come up with for a model I'm building right now, that features motion, lights, and sounds - all controlled by modified custom programmed Radio Control equipment. I'll have a Powerpoint presentation to show, and I'll have a few electronic boards on hand to show what they do."

Mike Salzo...
Subjects include:
Best tools for trimming and clean up.
Cleaning your parts
Choosing the best adhesive for the job.
Sanding parts
Types of filler.
Reinforcing parts
Seam clean up.
Installing armatures
Enhancing kits.
Planning the build, making the most of your time.
Painting plan, making the most of downtime.
Adding hardware, screws, nuts and bolts.
Hollowing resin for lights.
Choosing a stand
General tips and tricks
Q and A session.

Kevin Derken...
Advanced lacquer painting techniques on a vehicle using Japanese methods and aesthetics typically associated with Maschinen Krieger.

Paul Bodensiek (owner of ParaGrafix Modeling Systems)
You'll get to learn great ways to use and apply photoetching by a true expert. See him do it right in front of you so you can pick up the nuances and ask all the questions you like.

Here is info on how to register: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=2237

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Hey guys:

A new, special exhibit was just added to Jerseyfest that will showcase a spectacular array of large scale, Sci-Fi vehicle and mecha models. It includes ”studio scale” pieces and other unique, large sized builds. The models were created by some of the most talented artists in the garage kit hobby including Jason Eaton, Mike Salzo, Al Camisa (aka IED Bountyhunter), and more.

Several pieces will be on display in a separate room, many of which accurately depict original models used in films or TV programs like Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and other classics. All Jerseyfest attendees will have access to the exhibit room on Saturday and Sunday during the vendor show, which is included with the price of admission into the show. Below are some examples of the many models that will be on display at this exhibit:

Star Wars: Imperial At At, Imperial Probe Droid, Snowspeeder, X-Wing, Cloud Car, Imperial Dispatch PPD

Battlestar Galactica: Colonial Movers, Antique Viper, 31 Inch TOS VIper, Ragtag Ships, Colonial Shuttle

Various Mechas from: Macross, Ma.K

See more show news here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=57

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Hey guys:

The entire Jerseyfest team was blown away by how big and successful the show was this year! We are grateful for all the attendees, vendors, artists, support team, etc. who participated. We just posted a gallery that contains hundreds of pictures from the show. It shows the incredible amount, quality and diversity of models and art that were for sale and on display, plus how much fun it was for everyone for 3 days. Click here to view the gallery: 2013 Jerseyfest Model & Kit Statue Fair » JerseyFestFair Lots of pictures of Sci-Fi vehicles and mecha models are included in the mix, so keep going through the gallery.

We applaud the hobby community because so many people believed in and showed up for this convention from all over the country and even from outside of the USA.

Also would like to again say thank you to Steve Wang, Lorne Peterson, Jeff Yagher and all of our other guest presenters for making the show extra special.

In summary...

- Over 65 people attended Jerseyfest Academy classes, which occurred the day before the vendor show started. The programming and artists were first rate - thank you guys.
- We had over 112 vendor tables, and sold out.
- Many vendors did great with sales. The various kits, art and products for sale were phenomenal.
- The contest room was jam packed with 32 tables filled with 349 entries - the quality was jaw dropping.
- Every presentation/demo was a home run with great presenters that covered diverse topics, and had great audience turnouts.
- The hallways and bar were packed with partying hobbyists having great conversations and laughs all day and night. Even had great food and drink just like the old basement days :wink: ). We were all one big family, but this time there were hundreds of us.
- I was happy to see many folks from the Sci-F and hardware community embrace the show, which I know will keep expanding every year.

Many folks raved about how the presentations from Mike Salzo, Jason Eaton, Paul Bodensisk from ParaGrafix, Kevin Derken and Charles Villacara were fantastic. Thank you guys !!!

But there's always things that could have been better and room for improvement, and we will work even harder for next year's show.

Hope to see many of you at Jerseyfest in September of 2014 for an even bigger and better show. Much more info to come, so stay tuned.

Cheers to this great hobby of ours !

Thanks,
Dave
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