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Clean vs Weathered build contest

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

Zakuarelius is hosting another modelling contest and you're invited!

Here’s everything you need to know about the new CLEAN vs WEATHERED CONTEST!

  • The contest will be divided into two categories: clean and weathered. You choose which one you’ll enter!

  • You can only enter one category, and we’re looking for fantastic builds focusing on the finish!

  • No dioramas and only one kit allowed. Small vignette is okay.

  • Kit can me any mecha kit! Gunpla, 30MM, Frame Arms, Moderoid, Ma.K. etc. No figures or mecha musume. No suits like Ultraman or Kamen rider.

  • Custom modification, kitbashing, scratch building allowed and encouraged, but not required.

  • 3D printing allowed but should only account for 10% of the build maximum.

  • Full painting required. No snap builds or partially painted builds.

  • Sharing your work in progress and/or completed build on social media before the deadline is allowed and encouraged!

  • There will be two winners, first and second place, in each category making a total of 4 prize pack winners.

  • Prize packs provided by USA Gundam Store, details below.

DEADLINE: May 1 —- GUEST JUDGES: Clean Category: Chris Pabz & Tim Harkins Weathered Category: Aaron Simons & Michael Rinaldi (Links to their social media below) —- SCORING 50% Finish (painting: clean/weathered) 20% Creativity (Modifications, Color, etc) 20% Build (Seam/mold lines, nubs, etc) 10% Pose & Photography —- HOW TO ENTER: FOLLOW CAREFULLY! -

  1. Open for world-wide submissions.

  2. Send entry email to: With email title: Clean vs Weathered

  3. Email must include a photo of the kit you intend to use showing that it is brand new unbuilt or only snap built with no extra work yet.

  4. In the photo also include a HAND WRITTEN note with your name, country, date, and which category you’re entering.

  5. You’ll receive a confirmation email within one week, but no need to wait for confirmation before commencing work!

  6. Once you’ve finished reply *in the same email chain* with your finished photos.

  7. Submit TEN (10) finished photos of your build. Among those ten you may include a maximum of 2 collage images if you’d like. Not 8, not 9, not 15... ten images exactly!

  8. Once your final entry is received you’ll once again receive a confirmation email.

  9. Winners will be selected and announced shortly after the deadline of May 1, 2021.