Sunday, May 26, 2013

I did not win! Gaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Well, I did not really expect to win anyway because I just rushed the creation of my entry m(._.)m... I will just redeem myself in GBWC 2013..

Anyway, here is my coverage of the final day of Gundam Model Kit Contest 2013!

First off, I watched the exclusive showing of Gundam UC episode 6. I already watched it before but as expected, watching it in a cinema is really a whole different experience  (✖╭╮✖). The large screens really helped show the amount of details put to everything in Gundam UC.

There is no question, Gundam UC is the best Gundam series (graphics wise). Also, the sounds were amazing (but a bit too loud (^~^;)ゞ and I'm sure it was not just a personal issue because I saw a lot of people covering their ears all throughout the movie).

Oh, of course I have no pictures to show you because cameras are not allowed in the cinema  〈(゜。゜).

 Unlike the previous days I visited the event booth (I visited the booth daily after work (。・ω・。), so the only day I did not get to be there was on saturday), the place was very busy. The place was literally jam packed! Then we saw lots of people carrying large boxes so it was somehow chaotic ・㉨・

This Gundam game was pretty popular to kids. Didn't try it though but as I understand it, you use your AG gundam models and this game scans it so you can use them in game.

These things were on full stock in the picture, but when it was just added to the inventory (since they only added it to their inventory after the movie), you should've seen how these items kept on getting sold! It was like everytime the inventory guy refilled it, it got out of stock in a blink!@.@ Eventually, the demand dried out so I got to take a picture of it in full inventory.

The Gundam Detailing Contest always had this very long line and is always full so I just decided not to join. Honestly, I can't imagine how they judge this. How do you judge a hundred identical entries at the speed that they do without choosing a bit randomly from the best/cleanest looking entries you see
ヽ( °◇°)ノ.

There were lots of GUNPLAs being given away, and they weren't being really cheap with the items they raffle. Some of the notable Gundam models they raffled were MG Nu Gundam, MG Sinanju Stein, MG ReZel Type-C and bluray of the anime... those were not cheap at all! They also raffled some collectibles like HG, Magazines, SD, Posters, FG and some other things which I may have missed or forgotten (◑‿◐)

As usual, there was a demonstration by professionals on how to make GUNPLA. I didn't really watch them but I think they were teaching how to make a diorama base.

Oh, I heard one of those pros is a professional architect ≖‿≖that course really gives you an advantage in this hobby, huh? Sometimes I do think that I should have went for the architect route because of my interest in scale models but I guess my love for computer won out in the end.. But that's enough about me so moving along....
\(@ ̄∇ ̄@)/

Trophy to be given to the winners! Well now this is where things get interesting.. the winners!

New challenger Junior Open category. Didn't really see what the winning entries looked so I have no opinion on the results (^v^).

New Challenger Open category. I pretty much agree with the results here although I would have swapped 2 and 3. The guy who took the first place was far had the best work so no contest there in my opinion ( ´∀`).


Special category. It was not that I expected since I was expecting the Jesta entry to win first place. I did not see the strike winning first place because it was painted in it's original colors and did not look out of the ordinary at all. I could say that it was painted really cleanly that's why it won.. but that is really expected when painting a model in its original color since you don't have to deal with discolorations due to the base color of the part. Also, most of the other entries in special category was really painted cleanly too.. I guess in the end this went to the judges opinion since everyone was so good so...
ヽ(  ̄д ̄;)ノ

Junior Pro Open Category. I didn't really check out the entries for this category so I have no opinion here.

I did notice though that the HG AGE-FX 1/144 has a high winning rate in the contest (´・ω・`) but yeah I guess the design of that Gundam does attract tons of looks.

Pro Open Category. Now this is where it gets interesting because none of the models that I was routing for won  (;´・`)>.

Hmm, well not really, I guess I expected the second placer to win because of all the details put on the suit. Even though I am not fond of his design since I think it was overkill, there was no question that what he did was very difficult to pull off and takes great skills.

As for the third placer I didn't really see his entry well because it was placed in the back so I have no opinion on it. But looking from afar it does look pretty well painted.

I was surprised that the green sinanju won. To me there is no question that the Green Sinanju was the best Sinanju submitted. It was perfectly clean and perfectly glossy.. it looked like the suit was just waxed and cleaned ... it was.. it was... so shiny (゜▼゜*). Yet in spite of all this, I didn't think it could win first place, I was expecting it to get a sure price though.

I would like to note that all of the above are just my opinion so please don't think that I am bashing your work ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ. And of course I wouldn't forget to say... congratulations to all the winners!

The entry of the first placer. Yes it did catch my eye (◎ー◎;) so shiny and glossy right. Like a brand new car (ノ ̄д ̄)ノ.

Now I will end this with some random pics I took from the event but this time I will comment on all the pictures I took so enjoy \(^∀^)メ(^∀^)ノ

The mysteriously priced RG Zeta Gundam. I checked out all the RG Zeta sold there but not even one has a price ╮(─▽─)╭.

 I want one! I think it's the best looking Zaku based grunt yet!

 I almost filed a complaint to bankee about these two suits because I thought they were modified MG Duel and MG Buster (。 >艸<). Good thing someone corrected me and told me that these were Regen Duel and Hail Buster.. MSV which I don't know about (TεT).

 I thought for sure this was gonna win third  (。♥‿♥。)

 Ah my entry.. why you lose ヽ(ー_ー )ノ... why you no decal ヽ(ー_ー )ノ... why it suddenly rain when I'm working on you ヽ(ー_ー )ノ

 These two entries I thought were a lock for the first place (n˘v˘•)¬ guess I was wrong hahaha they didn't even snag second or third place (ノ_ _)ノ

 This Freedom makes me want to buy a freedom (oT-T)尸

 I thought this could win third place (;-_-)ノ

 I honestly think this would look way better if it were given a matte finish. It does look good as it is. The painting was so well done and all, but to me it lost some of its edginess because the gloss makes the edges around the suit look like rounded edges. But that's just me \(-___________-;)/.

 My opinion for this destiny is pretty much the same as my comment with the astray.

 See that Dark Hound on the left? I thought that would win second or third (/ _ ; ) I'm so bad at guessing the results of this contest lol (●´∀`●) but still, I think that dark hound was so well made.

 The dark hound again d=(´▽`)=b

They always display this but never fix the left thumb (^▽^). Oh but this time they hid it with the shield.. so sneaky |・ω・`)

Cute Zaku and Acguy strap I got from the Gachapon they provided (ノ>▽<。)ノ that zaku is somehow so cute!

So that wraps up this post!
Again, I would like to congratulate all the winners!
Good job to everyone who joined!

I hope to compete against you guys again in GBWC 2013.. however, goodbye for now! Feel free to post your comments! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

P.S: You can check my previous post regarding Gundam Model Kit Contest 2013 here!


  1. Amazing coverage! Too bad you didn't win :(. Looking forward to seeing a post about your entry!!! More power to you

  2. Waaahh.. I wish I was there.. :(

    Thanks for the awesome coverage! (Lots of pictures! :D)

    If you don't mind, I took a screenshot of your homepage so I can post it on my blog. (I just started blogging 2 months ago and I don't want to use the pics you've taken since I haven't really asked your permission to.. So, I'll just redirect readers to your awesome coverage post!)

    Looking forward to your future posts! :)

    1. Hello Jyuzou!

      Thank you very much for reading my post!

      You can use the photos here. It's my pleasure for others to use my photos, just make sure proper credits and links are added on your blog :)

      Will be posting awesome topics regarding GunPla :) Hope you'd visit more often :)

  3. whoah that's mah banshee there :) tnx for the high hopes :)that banshee snatch the 5th place :)

    1. Hello Tensa!

      Thanks for visiting my blog :)
      Your entry was an eye-catcher, honestly.. I could've won the first place!!!

      Anyway, hope to see your entries on GBWC?