Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Next Theme: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Modeling Contest

“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Modeling Contest”

Purpose: To get modelers to apply their skills to unfamiliar subjects.

Summary: Look over the kits you’ve built throughout the years and those in your kit stash. Most of us gravitate towards certain subjects, our favorites that we like to build year after year. Armor guys love tanks from WWI to the ones currently in the field. Aviation buffs build airplanes anywhere from the start of the 20th century right up to the latest fighter jets of the 21st. Sci-fi modelers often stick to their favorite genres: anime, Star Trek, Star Wars etc. Think about what subjects you love to buy and build.

Now, for this theme contest, do exactly the opposite.

If you love armor, build a biplane.
Love sci-fi? Make a WWII tank.
Enjoy building Vietnam era Phantoms? How about a dinosaur? Or maybe a spaceship?

The goal is to get us to build outside our comfort zone; to apply the skills we’ve learned over the years while building our favorite subjects to model kits we ordinarily would never consider building.

Guidelines: You may build anything you wish, any scale and subject as long as it’s not among your favorite subjects. When you submit your entry, please write next to it what is your favorite modeling category (or categories).

Sponsor: Ed D. our plaque master

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