Monday, February 11, 2013

New Contest OOBBO. Out of the Box Blast Off!


I'm starting another contest!

It's been a while since I've any sort of contest on my blog, so I figure it's time to have a little fun! 

I'm able to hold this contest thanks in part to the people that purchase items from Amazon through the links provided on my website. Hopefully that traffic will keep up so I can offer more prizes more often for more contests and giveaways!

I'm calling this contest OOBBO and that stands for Out of Box Blast Off! 
Like the name suggests this build off is for out of the box builds only! 

Why out of the box builds?

It should be pretty clear looking at my site that I have a very special place in my heart for clean out of the box kits!

Is there a prize?

Yes! 

Well what is it? 

It's a newer HG kit (or maybe something better). But I'm keeping it a surprise until later into the contest! You'll just have to enter if you want to win!

Who's eligible to enter?

Anyone who is currently following my blog, or follows my blog between now and the sign up deadline! To follow my blog simply click the 'join this site' in the upper right hand corner of my blog. You can sign up with a google, yahoo or twitter account!

Sign up for the contest by leaving a comment below using the same member account you used the join my blog. Participants that signup without following my blog will be disqualified I'm afraid!

When you leave a comment please include the name of the model you will be entering in the contest.  

Registration is due by Thursday February 28th.


What are the rules?

You can build any HG kit for this competition (this includes 1/00 HGs as well as 1/144).
Kits must be from a gundam series, no zoids/kotobukiya/frame arms/armored cores/etc!


  • Do's
    • Paint (custom schemes are totally okay!)
    • Decal (mix and match from other kits if you want)
    • Panel Line 
    • Seam Lines (putty is okay)
    • Weathering (painting or dry brushing)
  • Don'ts
    • Scribe pane lines
    • Pla-plate
    • Kitbash
    • Battle damage (damaging the plastic)
Basically you can do anything you want to the kit, so long as it doesn't change the underlying plastic.

I prefer that whatever kit you're entering into this contest, hasn't already been built and painted. I have no easy way to verify so you're on the honor system.

Submit three photos of your kit at least one needs to feature your kit with a notecard with the name you're entering under for verification.

All submission are due by Midnight April 21st.

You can submit your final photos to me at my email address.

I live outside of the US. Can I still participate?  

Sure you can! But you may need to pay for a portion of the shipping cost if you win.

How will my entry be judged?

I'll be judging your kits based on two criteria; which are the overall quality and cleanliness of your build. I will also take the quality and clarity of your photos into account (so make em fancy!)

 

71 comments:

  1. Why not! count me in good sir! :)

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  2. I'm in! Gonna be entering in my HG Nu Gundam HWS. Is it ok that it's already snapped together?

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    1. I don't have a problem with you entering it. Thank you for your honesty!

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  3. A bit nervous, but I'll give it a go :P Just to clarify, airbrushing doesn't apply to this, right?

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    1. Forgot to mention I'll be using HG Sinanju.

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    2. Airbrushing is totally allowed. You just can't modify the underlying plastic

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  4. Count me in too, never fully painted a kit before but want to give it a go! I'll be using the Jesta Cannon!!

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    1. Great! Glad to have you participating!

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    2. Any rules as to when we can start on the build? After the 28th or is from now OK?

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    3. You're welcome to start whenever you like!

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    4. Cool, ジェスタキャノン行きます!

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  5. i'll give it a go, might get lucky :D. however my kit is half built but i want to give it a custom paint job, would that be ok?

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    1. Half built kits are okay. Thanks for your honesty!

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    2. oh yeah and my kit will be the 00 seven sword/g

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  7. This sounds fun! I'm in. Exia Repair II.

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  8. Question: How strict are you on the OOB rule? I am not thinking any visible changes but functional ones. Like cutting pegs where shoulder armor snaps on so I can just slide them on instead?

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    1. I think this is a slippery slope. Try to keep your kit as unmodified as possible.

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    2. Ok, unmodified it is then. I am in with a Mobile Cgue.

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  9. I'll be joining in with Harute.

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    1. You're on the list! Good to have you participating!

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    2. Any rules about posting WIP on blogs?

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    3. You're welcome to post whatever you would like to!

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  10. Can I enter two kits? I have HG age FX and beginning gundam

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  11. Hi I am Philip and I will be entering a Hg Age-1 Normal suit (painted)

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    1. Good to have you participating Philip! You're on the list.

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  12. I'm in. Maybe it'll give me some motivation to paint my Hazel.

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  13. What about wear-and-tear? (e.g. sanding down corners and grooves for 'worn-out' effect)

    Regardless, I will be entering a HGUC 1/144 Ex-S--a guinea pig for my first ever attempt at airbrushing.

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    1. Leaning towards no. Try to leave the kit's plastic as out of box as possible.

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    2. ok, thanks for clearing that up.

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  14. Im in with a HGUC Unicorn Destroy :)

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  15. I will try to build something. :3 Bawoo? Maybe? IDK.

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  16. Hm, I'll try this out, perhaps a Blue Destiny Unit 1?

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  17. I'm thinking Unicorn Gundam. Not entirely sure what I'll do yet.

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  18. This is TheSpanishDevil from /r/Gunpla. I'm in with HG Sazabi

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  19. sweet! i'm in on this with a HG Wagtail!

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  20. I'm in with an HG Banshee Destroy Mode, I'm really excited to start on it!

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  21. I know I'm not going to win this, but I'm in with the HG RX-79/Zaku II combo kit. (I can do just one or the other if you'd prefer)

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  22. Been quite busy to do Gunpla, but I think I can get back into it with this contest. Count me in. I'll be doing the MG Buster Gundam.

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    1. This is a HG only contest. You should take another look through the rules above.

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  23. Count me in with the HG Palace Athene.

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  24. Hey goodguydan! I'm in! I'll be building an HG GUNDAM AGE-FX!

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  25. I'm down as well. This will also force me to pick up a new HG!

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  26. I'm in. I'll be doing the HG R17 Perfect Strike Gundam. Hopefully it arrives with enough time for me to get something cool done.

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  27. i'll give it a shot. time to finally paint my delta plus.

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  29. why would i make an alias if it's just going to use my real name anyway? whatever, i'm in for a HGUC Gelgoog Marine if it's not too late to sign up glhf.

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