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Archon Gunpla Builders Cup

 

General Rules:

  1. Open to modelers to build a BANDAI Gunpla model kit. Use of bootlegs (in part or in whole) and/or commercial-released resin conversion kits will result to automatic disqualification.
  2. Kits should not have been entered, exhibited, or shown 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. Commissioned works will be disqualified.
  4. Organizing committee of ARCHcon, judges for the contest, and The Toy Box are not allowed to join the contest.
  5. Contestants should submit and display their entries on the display area designated during the event. Entries must be submitted before 1PM. Deductions will be applied for late entries submitted
  6. Work-In-Progress photos should be submitted weekly to the judges.
  7. Send your WIP photos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Please enter these information at the Subject Line when sending the email:
    ARCHcon [your Contest ID] [Week #]
  8. Contestants can only join one category. Only one winner per category.

Registration:

  1. Registration must be made at The Toy Box Cebu store. There is no online registration for the contest. Registration fee MUST be paid at The Toy Box Cebu to confirm and finalize your registration.
  2. Registration fee will vary as to category and store of purchase. Further details will be discussed in their specific categories.
  3. Upon confirmation, contestants will be provided with their Contest ID to be used as identification for the event. Contestants cannot choose a Contest ID. If contestant is unable to be present during the event, a representative, with the Contest ID, is allowed to submit the entry/entries.
  4. The Toy Box Cebu and ARCHcon will not be disclosing any information on the contestant’s identity until the event.
  5. Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE whether the contestant has finished or not finished his/her entry/entries.
  6. ARCHcon and The Toy Box Cebu have the right to ask from the contestant some proof that the entry is an original Bandai product.
  7. Registration date is until September 20, 2015.

Contest Categories:

1. Beginner Entry 1/144 (Contest ID: 2015BE144 – XX)

  • Contest is open to everyone.
  • Kits allowed for this category is HG 1/144 Gunpla kits only (P-Bandai, exclusives, and older release of HG 1/144 Gunpla kits are also allowed).
  • Winners from any previous Gunpla competition (local, national, or international; top 3) are disqualified from joining this category.

Contestants are NOT ALLOWED to do the following:

  • customization, modification, or scratch building of the kit
  • no use of upgrade parts like HG Build Custom parts, unless it’s intended for that kit (e.g. HGBF Lightning Gundam and HGBC Lightning Back Weapon System)
  • M.S.G. (Modeling Support Goods)
  • magazine exclusives, and the like
  • change or alter the kit’s original colors
  • kits should not be painted
  • no diorama allowed
  • use of action base is optional
  • use of top coat for the kit is allowed
  • Base kit that will be bought from The Toy Box will pay a registration fee of Php 200. If a person wants to join the contest but bought the kit outside of The Toy Box store, the registrant will pay a registration of Php 300.
  • At least 10 entries are needed to join this category. Maximum of 2 entries per person. If the final list of entries does not reach 10, the category will not be held at ARCHcon. The Toy Box Cebu will be moving this category to their store at a later date after ARCHcon.

The judges for the beginner entry category will look for the cleanest build. This means that:

  • Nub marks are not or barely noticeable. You may use Gundam markers or equivalent to make them so.
  • Seam lines are expected (in fact, you’re not allowed to remove them); however, mold lines are not. Remove the mold lines and ensure that they’re not or barely noticeable too. The use of sandpaper to smooth them out is encouraged.
  • Supplied stickers or decals are perfectly applied to their respective areas.
  • No aftermarket/3rd party decals/stickers allowed. The only allowed decals/stickers to be used are the ones included inside the kit.
  • Minor paint jobs (including panel lining) are cleanly applied. This is fine if no sticker, decals are provided for a part that’s supposed to be of a certain color, e.g., it’s molded in the same color or is part of a bigger part.
  • Top coat – whether glossy or flat/dull/matte coat – is perfectly applied. That means, there should be no frosting, orange peel, runs, or any imperfection to the top coat. (Wait for a hot, cloudless, sunny day when you topcoat).

Scoring:

  • 20%: Cleanliness and non-visibility of nub marks
  • 20%: Smooth removal of mold lines
  • 20%: Perfect application of stickers/decals
  • 20%: Clean minor paint jobs
  • 20%: Perfect application of top coat

2. Open Entry 1/144 (Contest ID: 2015OE144 – XX)

  • Contest is open to everyone.
  • Kits allowed for this category is 1/144 scaled Gunpla kits (HG and RG).
  • No other scales of Gunpla can be used for the entry
  • P-Bandai, exclusives, and older release of HG 1/144 Gunpla kits are also allowed.
  • Contestants are allowed to do the following:
  • customization, modification, or scratch building of the kit (use of upgrade parts like HG Build Custom, M.S.G., magazine exclusives, and the like, are allowed)
  • change or alter the kit’s original colors
  • use of diorama is allowed (20x20x30 cm). Deductions will be applied for not following the diorama limit
  • use of electronics for the entry is allowed
  • Any use of liquid substances on the diorama is not allowed. This is for safety purposes on the event.
  • Base kit that will be bought from The Toybox will have a registration fee of Php 300. If a person wants to join the contest but bought the kit outside of The Toy Box store, the registrant will pay a registration of Php 400.
  • At least 10 entries are needed to join this category. Maximum of 2 entries per person. If the final list of entries will not reach 10, the category will not be held at ARCHcon. The Toy Box Cebu will be moving the category to their store at a later date after ARCHcon.

Scoring:

  • 40%: Compatibility of mods to overall look
  • 30%: Paint job [may include Stickers/decal application]
  • 20%: Cleanliness and perfect use of basic Gunpla building skills
  • 10%: Overall Impact

3. Open Entry 1/100 (Contest ID: 2015OE100 – XX)

  • Contest is open to everyone.
  • Kits allowed for this category is 1/100 scaled Gunpla kits (HG, MG, and RE).
  • No other scales of Gunpla can be used for the entry
  • P-Bandai, exclusives, and older release of HG 1/100 Gunpla kits are also allowed.
  • Contestants are allowed to do the following:
  • customization, modification, or scratch building of the kit (use of upgrade parts like HG Build Custom, M.S.G., magazine exclusives, and the like, are allowed)
  • change or alter the kit’s original colors
  • use of diorama is allowed (30x30x40 cm). Deductions will be applied for not following the diorama limit
  • use of electronics for the entry is allowed
  • Any use of liquid substances on the diorama is not allowed. This is for safety purposes on the event.
  • Base kit that will be bought from The Toy Box will have a registration fee of Php 500. If a person wants to join the contest but bought the kit outside of The Toy Box store, the registrant will pay a registration of Php 600.
  • At least 10 entries are needed to join this category. Maximum of 2 entries per person. If the final list of entries will not reach 10, the category will not be held at ARCHcon. The Toy Box Cebu will be moving the category to their store at a later date after ARCHcon.

Scoring:

  • 40%: Compatibility of mods to overall look
  • 30%: Paint job [may include Stickers/decal application]
  • 20%: Cleanliness and perfect use of basic Gunpla building skills
  • 10%: Overall Impact

All Competitors joining any of the two competitions would have free entrance to the event good for 2 days

Please check here for the location of the venue: https://goo.gl/4CjYxb


Prizes:

  • Beginner Category 1/144 - Real Grade 1/144 Gundam Astray Red Frame
  • Open Category 1/144 - Master Grade 1/100 Gundam Amazing Red Warrior
  • Open Category 1/100 - Perfect Grade 1/60 Zaku II Char Custom

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