IRON MODELER 2017 SIGN UP HERE!

Everyone's favorite modeling geekfest, 2017 edition. June 3-4, 2017 in Louisville, KY. http://www.wonderfest.com/

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IRON MODELER 2017 SIGN UP HERE!

Post by Blappy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:47 pm

Greetings Programs!

Once again we will be having the Iron Modeler competition at Wonderfest on Saturday night.

If you followed a link here from elsewhen, Iron Modeler is something like Iron Chef, but of course - way cooler. Teams of 2-3 people each are all given the same kit (or model part, or random street garbage if the organizers are feeling particularly of a mood) and access to a big pile of model kit parts and other assorted .... stuff. Each team has 4 hours to build .... well, anything they want, really, as long as it uses the base kit/part/garbage. Build it, paint it, tell a story about your thought process at the end.

Bonus points always go to imagination - and funny stories.

The "parts dump" at the front of the room includes parts each team brings as their token offering to the modelling gods.... er, "entry fee" - plus whatever else anyone, anywhere on this planet wants to bring (as long as it's clean and glue-able). (Dave.)

The room is ringed with chairs and there will be spectators. Ignore the tourists and build.

The event starts shortly after the main Wonderfest events end for the day. If you plan to participate in Iron Modeler (or "eye-em", as all the kewl kidz call it) you should probably eat/pee/love beforehand. You can have someone bring in food, that's cool - but seriously - four hours here goes by *fast* and you don't want to waste it on potty breaks and pizza.

And while beer is, technically, food .... lets just say you don't want to superglue the bottle to your left nostril. Don't ask me how I know.

Anyone attending Wonderfest USA can join in - this is just the place where you sign up (so we know how many tables and donor kits/parts/trash we need). If you are having trouble signing in to the conversation, please eMail me at onezero@aol.com and I will take care of it.


Sponsors are:
- StarshipModeler
- Tag Team Hobbies (Providing airbrushes and paint for the competitors.)
- Blap! Models
- Trekyards

Chairman Will be Captain Stuart Foley of TrekYards fame

The rules will be the same as always.

- Teams with a maximum of three members - and a minimum of two. Trust us, one person can't keep up.

- Each team must supply a box of model parts as an entry fee. The box may be as large as a dumpster, but no smaller than a standard shoebox. Parts may be resin, plastic, metal, a mix - anything that can be glued. Parts must be clean - don't be a dick and bring a box of dirty piston rods.

- Only one member from each team is allowed at the at the parts dump at a time. This is strictly enforced. By mimes.

- There will be approximately four hours in which to finish your entries, figure out your story, and clean up your mess.

- You must bring your own tools. There are limited electrical outlets in the room, so battery-powered is your best bet. The hotel frowns rather strongly on circular saws or belt sanders.

-A simple base and brass rod are allowed to mount your finished creation.

- All teams must stay after the event is over to help clean up the room. But hell, you were going to do that anyway because you are all decent individuals, right?

If I think of any more rules I will add them later.

There will be three awards presented.
Iron Modeler Champion - Provided by StarshipModeler
Best Use of Greeblies - Provided by Blap! Models
Bermuda Triangle award for the most bizarre entry - Provided by Blap! Models.

We will be collecting a number of celebrity judges again this year.

If you would like to compete please state your team name and members in a post below.
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Post by veedubb67 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:41 pm

Unfortunately, Team Hammered Arse will not be able to defend their title this year. :(

At least it'll give someone else a chance to win! :D


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Post by Rocketeer » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:31 pm

The Seattlelites will be back to defend last year's last-place finish, albeit with a few replacement modelers. :)

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Post by gatekeeper3 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:25 pm

Dave, Travis and Paul will return on team First Contact simply because it's the only time we get to spend time together.
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Post by Lonewolf » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:30 pm

Lonewolf, Cydonia and Trek 1701 are in again this year.

We'll come up with a team name at some point . . . maybe. :P
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Post by b5ranger99 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:50 am

Rookie Rangers will be there!

B5Ranger,
RossJr
Mad Paul

Looking forward to 4 hours of fun and competition!
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Post by Lonewolf » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:39 pm

And don't forget the buzz from inhaling burning resin particles courtesy of your friendly-neighborhood Dremel! :wasted: :wasted:
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Post by M3 » Tue May 09, 2017 7:04 am

Team TBD:

Matt "M3" Jacobson
Robert Feuillerat
And a third team member to be determined at a later date.
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Post by jay barnes » Thu May 11, 2017 6:53 pm

Team Probable Cause


Jay Barnes
Selwyn Joseph
Dennis St. Pierre

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Post by Blappy » Fri May 12, 2017 10:28 pm

jay barnes wrote:Team Probable Cause


Jay Barnes
Selwyn Joseph
Dennis St. Pierre
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Post by nicholassagan » Mon May 22, 2017 11:55 am

M3 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 7:04 am
Team TBD:

Matt "M3" Jacobson
Robert Feuillerat
And a third team member to be determined at a later date.
I am now the third team member! :)

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Post by M3 » Thu May 25, 2017 7:35 pm

nicholassagan wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 11:55 am
M3 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 7:04 am
Team TBD:

Matt "M3" Jacobson
Robert Feuillerat
And a third team member to be determined at a later date.
I am now the third team member! :)
Team "JFS" it is! Now, what does "JFS" stand for? :smirk:
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Post by Rocketeer » Thu May 25, 2017 7:48 pm

"Jiant Fighting Suit" ;)

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Post by Lonewolf » Thu May 25, 2017 8:03 pm

Jiggly Froggy Smiles?
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Post by Pat Amaral » Fri May 26, 2017 12:53 am

Just For Sh*ts?
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Post by M3 » Mon May 29, 2017 12:58 am

Pat Amaral wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 12:53 am
Just For Sh*ts?
Don't forget the giggles!
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Post by Pat Amaral » Mon May 29, 2017 1:02 am

Then your Team name would be Team JFS and Giggles.
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Post by M3 » Mon May 29, 2017 7:34 am

Yes, but we're only allowed three members on our team. Giggles will have to watch from the sidelines. :D
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Post by Lonewolf » Mon May 29, 2017 7:57 am

Okay then, Chuckles. :P :wink:
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