e2046 GK Competition 2017

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Each year a company called E2046.com runs a garage kit competition which showcases custom model kits from around the world. It’s an amazing competition to follow even if you don’t intend to enter as the creative approach to some of the models is just unbelievable.

The competition is divided into three categories:

Figure – Any human character based model kit

  • Entry will count on the KIT only. The base or any add-on will not be considered as part of the judging criteria.
  • Figure must be in resin.
  • Add-ons can be made of any material. They would not be considered as part of the main body and should be removable while the kit will still be able to stand on its own for display.
  • Scratch building or conversion of existing resin kit is highly encouraged.

Robot – Any single none human kit

  • Entry will count on the KIT only. The base or any background element will not be considered as part of the judging criteria.
  • Robot must be in resin UNLESS the entry is a Resin Conversion Set with plastic frame.
  • Add-ons can be made of any material. They would not be considered as part of the main body and should be removable while the kit will still be able to stand on its own for display.
  • Scratch building or conversion of existing resin kit is highly encouraged.

Diorama – These should ideally tell some sort of story or feature a scene from the series

  • For Diorama, display base, add-on or other accessories must be present. These elements will be part of the judging criteria.
  • At least ONE model in the scene must be in resin.
  • Add-on can be made with other materials.

Judging Criteria

  • Building Skill
  • Paint Job
  • Creativity
  • Interactivity (valid for Diorama)
  • Overall Appeal

Each year e2046.com receive entries from all over the world and the talent these competitions attracts is really inspiring. These are kits which skilled model makers have put maybe a hundred plus hours into and the love and skill really show through.

The schedule for the competition runs over months as follows

03 January 2017: Registration & Submission Begin
31 May 2017: Registration & Submission End
07 June 2017: Entries Posting Up
14 June 2017: Public Polling Begins
30 June 2017: End of Public Polling
05 July 2017: Announcement of Results

Garage kits are something I’d recommend every model builder or toy lover to take a look at. They are a great art form which let you be as creative as you like. You can build them, paint them or even modify them to make an even cooler model.

View Last years Robot entries

This years competition page


Posted by Adi Mursec on December 26, 2016

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