SCGMC Less than 10 days away!

There are only 9 more days until the first annual Southern California’s first Gunpla Competition, a little over a week away! Saturday, November 12, 2011. Time for a little update to the event. Other than the contest, there will be vendors:

There will be raffles with some very nice prizes donated from various sources. There will be live demonstrations on various gunpla building techniques that cover almost everything from start to finish. And other than the really fantastically cool coin trophies, there will be some special awards.

The first annual Southern California Gundam Model Contest (SCGMC)
Saturday November 12, 2011
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Holiday Inn Fullerton
Crown Room
Holiday Inn Fullerton
2932 East Nutwood Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831

General Admission: $5.00
Admission includes 1 model entry. Additional model entries will be $1.00 per model

Entry Forms
Contestant Entry Forms
Model Entry Forms

The Categories

  • Universal Century (CCA, 0079, 0080, 0083, F91, etc)
    • 1/100 and larger (1/60, 1/48, etc)
    • 1/144 and smaller (1/220, 1/400, etc)
  • Alternate Universe (seed, 00, Turn A, X, Wing, etc)
    • 1/100 and larger (1/60, 1/48, etc)
    • 1/144 and smaller (1/220, 1/400, etc)
  • Mecha General (Macross, Star Wars, Star Trek, Starblazers, FSS, etc)
  • Anime Figures
  • Diorama (any scale, any anime/Gundam related subject)
  • *The entry must tell a story. Entry must have a minimum of 2 kits.

The Special Awards

Since this year is our first; we’ll start off small; and will have three special awards:

  • Best Out of Box*
  • The kit must be build to the specifications of the instructions. Paints and glue are encouraged, but no other aftermarket parts that did not already come with the kit are allowed. No resin addons, no scratch building, not metal addons, etc. Kit’s instructions must accompany the entry to qualify.

  • Best Villain*
  • This is theme award for this year’s SCGMC, best villain. Kit must be a villain, or piloted by a villain character to qualify for this theme.

  • Best of Show
  • This is the award for the best entry as decided upon by the judges as a collective.

Some of the Raffles Prizes (This is a small sampling, there will be more prizes at the event)

Raffle tickets will be $1 per ticket. There will be special bundles for purchasing raffle tickets in bulk. There will be two raffle session one at 12:00PM, and one at 3:00 PM. The pictures should speak louder than the words, but here’s a short list of just part of the prizes that will be available.

  • 1/144 HGUC Dendrobium (courtesy of
  • 1/100 MG Epyon – signed by Bandai’s MG R&D Lead, Sayuri Matsuoka
  • 1/72 Hasegawa Strike Valkyrie w/ weapons set
  • Bandai LED Packs
  • 1/100 HG Astray
  • 1/100 MG Sandrock Gundam
  • 1/100 MG Crossbone Gundam

Gunpla Building Technique Demonstrations
The live technique demonstration will be 45 minute long session that attendees can actively participate, however, kit and supplies will not be supplied. Kits and supplies can be purchased from one of the vendors at the event. Below is the live demonstration schedule:

    10:00 AM – Getting Started

  • Cutting parts
  • Sanding parts
  • Gluing seams
  • Putties
    11:00 AM – Painting

  • Spray Cans
  • Basic Airbrushing
  • Primer
  • Pre Shading Technique
    1:00 PM – Finishing Touches

  • Clear Coats (gloss, semi gloss, flat)
  • Decals
  • Panel Lines
    2:00 PM – Weathering

  • Damage techniques
  • Weathering Decals
  • Filters and Fades
  • Dry brushing
  • Pastels and pigments

* Final qualification for these awards will be at the judges collective decision.
**This bulletin may be edited in the coming days as more things are finalized.

800 Comments on “SCGMC Less than 10 days away!”

  1. OK, but you have to admit, they don’t stand out as links. Not your fault, just a problem with WP. To everyone like me who missed them, you can find the links to the entry forms (if you look hard, lol) and fill them out in advance. That makes the whole process go smoother since there’s not a big registration table log jam. You can fill them out as PDFs and print them, but I don’t think you can save your work, but that may depend on what version of Acrobat/Reader you’ve got. I’m only so neurotic about them cuz I made them. Next year I’ll make them pretty but for this year they just had to be done.

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  3. I had read that anime figures (kit and scratch built) could be entered too, but I do not see it on this page anymore, did that change?. Is this competition only for Gundam models only?

    1. There is a category for anime figures. Depending on the subject matter for the scratch build, it will be placed in the figures, general mecha, or one of the gundam categories. Additionally, depending on the number of entries for a specific category, if there is a large number of entries, we’ll split the category to become more specific. Hope this answers your questions.

  4. How do we know what is our contestant number? Do we just bring it to you guys when we get to the place to get our number or what?

  5. I have 2 anime figures that go together but I would not consider them to be a diorama. Can I enter them together as a single entry or do I have to enter them each separately?

    1. Unless there is some kind of base or scene that ties them together they should probably be separate entries, but you can display them next to each other however you would like.

        1. Then I recommend entering them however you want. If you want to enter them as a single entry, that’s perfectly fine.

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