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First Mechapinoy Invitational Contest for 2014: Shine And Dirt (SAD)

I. Contest Objective: To build Gunpla that is glossy, and on the other hand, weathered.

II. 2 Categories available:

A. Shiny: Gloss-painted Gunpla using the DS Sprays color line
B. Dirty: Properly painted and weathered Gunpla using DS Weathering set/AMMO by Mig Jimenez

Note: Gloss-painted kits that are to be joined under the Shiny Category should use DS Spray Colors to be eligible to join. On the Dirty Category, entries must use DS Weathering or AMMO by Mig Jimenez. Entries shall be inspected by DS Sprays personnel themselves to ensure compliance thereof.

DS Sprays products and AMMO by Mig Jimenez are available for purchase at JMN Hobby

II. Contest Rules and Regulations

A. Common Rule:

1.Open to ALL Modeling groups (IPMS, ASMP, MP, PG, GMAC, GMMC, GFP, SDU, etc.) to build an original Bandai Gunpla model kit in ALL SCALES and grades, including SD, be it in an out-of-the-box build or a modified build.
2.Kits should not be entered previously in ANY contests, live or online.
3.Entries should be personally built and entered in his/her name, no commissioned works or entries intended for sale are allowed, be it from the builder or from the client.
4.No diorama/vignette entries but plain flight stands or undetailed/unpainted (or if painted, must be in a single, solid color, no shading or weathering) Bandai Action Bases are to be used.
5.At least ten (10) entries joined to open any of the category, so specify which category you will join. Maximum of 3 entries per person.
6.PM to me your entries in front, rear, side views and action pose at least one (1) week from the event date.

III. Criteria for Judging:

1. Basic Assembly Skills (absence of mold lines, flash, inappropriate gaps, proper parts alignment, completeness, absence of excess adhesive marks) — 20%
2. Painting (smooth paint texture, unless for obvious reasons, absence of overspray, brush streaks, complete paint coverage, color line separation from masking/brushing/spraying, overall color combination) – 30%
3. Detailing (includes parts modifications, paint detailing like shading and paneling, weathering, proper decal/marking positioning and usage) – 30%
4. Presentation. Is the model impressive in general appearance? Even to the audience? Impact varies from distance. The model may look good from a distance but turns out ugly at close-up) – 20%

IV. Exact Date and Place of Event: APRIL 6-12, 2014, JMN Hobby Square, Harisson Plaza, Manila. Entries are to be displayed at the glass display of the hobby shop in that period. Winners are to be announced in this page.

Submission of entries: April 6, 2014, at JMN Hobby Square 11:00am-3:00pm only.

V. Prizes for each category:

Trophies for 1st to 3rd places
DS Spray or DS Weathering Sets
Gift Cheques courtesy of JMN Hobby
Bandai Gunpla Kits.

VI. Raffle:

Bandai Gunpla kits bought in JMN Hobby Square entitles the buyer one (1) raffle entry (per kit) to get a chance to win one Sparmax Max 3 Double Action Airbrush. Founded in 1978 in Taiwan, Sparmax was one of the first to design and manufacture oil-less mini air compressors specifically for the airbrush market. With numerous patented designs, Sparmax have been at the forefront of designing & manufacturing compressors, airbrushes, and related accessories for 30+ years. Sparmax is also one of the OEM producers of the latest Tamiya HG Airbrushes and compressors.