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My first "Contest".

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  • Member since
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  • From: Barrie, Ontario
My first "Contest".
Posted by Cdn Colin on Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:51 AM

A local Fall Fair had a category "Model Car, From a Kit".  I don't usually build cars, but I picked up a Revell Jeep CJ kit for cheap and built it between aircraft kits.  

I decided to enter it, and came in second place!  Of course, there were only 2 entries!

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:38 AM

Nothing wrong with that! I really like the canvas top, is that part of the kit?

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:03 AM

That's a neat Jeep. I like the blue, and like vol, find the 'canvas' top eyecatching.

Hope you had fun with the contest. Sounds like a good first experience, even with limited participation. Who knows, maybe some youngster saw your kit and got inspired.

-Greg

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  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:30 PM

Thanks, guys.  Yes, the top came with the kit.

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, October 13, 2018 4:16 PM

Congrads!!! It's still a second place! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Sunday, October 14, 2018 7:43 AM

Cdn Colin

I decided to enter it, and came in second place!  Of course, there were only 2 entries!

Nice Jeep.

Had a similar experience.  Entered the 'Collections' category at a Heritagecon in Hamilton a number of years ago.  Surprised to win first place in the category only to learn later I was the only entry.  Stick out tongue

Retired and living the dream!

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 14, 2018 9:43 AM

A wins a win. I've won catagories where I was the only entry and I display the metal proudly.

Now if I was the only entry and came in second.....that would be another story LOL.

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  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, October 14, 2018 10:05 AM

Cdn Colin

Thanks, guys.  Yes, the top came with the kit.

Looks like you added the tie down "string"? Nice detail touch.

I think they were going to give you the first place award but the second place ribbon matched the model's over all color so much better. Wink

 

 

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, October 14, 2018 11:13 AM

Well Gee ! 

 That is a nice looking Jeep . So display it and the ribbon with pride . I bet the judge was a woman . Some like to make things match like the ribbon color to your jeep LOL.LOL! Good job anyway .

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  • From: Atlanta Metro, Georgia
Posted by fright on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:08 PM

Congratulations on your work!

Robert O

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:08 PM

Cool win, contests at local fairs can be a great experience.

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  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:55 PM

SprueOne

 

 
Cdn Colin

Thanks, guys.  Yes, the top came with the kit.

 

Looks like you added the tie down "string"? Nice detail touch.

 

I can't take credit for that, either; molded in.  I will take credit for painting it well, though!

It was a lot of fun, and I think I may pick up another car kit to enter next year; an armoured car would be more my style!

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Sunday, December 16, 2018 8:08 PM

I got the unexpected prize money today!  $6!!  WooHoo!

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, December 17, 2018 8:37 AM

Good for you. There is an old saying (I believe it is from horse racing) that competition improves the breed.  I have been entering model contests for over seventy years, because I believe the saying is true for our hobby too.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:46 AM

Cdn Colin

I got the unexpected prize money today!  $6!!  WooHoo!

 

Ohhhhhhhh cool!!! I've gotten a few plaques but never cash! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Sunday, December 23, 2018 11:06 PM

i think Woody Allen said part of winning is showing up. a W is a W. i once swept the civilian vehicle category. there were 3 entries, all mine. what was interesting is their first would have been my third but i knew where the bodies were buried, so to speak.

in one local contest my friend built the Trumpeter M-1126 STRYKER and i built the AFV club one, both OD. he took a second, i took a third. In the next contest i took a second and he took a third. both of us thought the others was better.

congrats. enjoy the win and compete more

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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