I went to the Blue Angel Model Fest last weekend. It was fun. I got to see a lot of great looking models, and I entered several figures myself.
My figures fared very well, though to be honest most of the figure categories were not very competitive. Airplanes are definitely the most popular categories, and there are quite a few tanks as well. Normally there is a decent amount of cars, and then a few figures. But then again it’s a model show and not a figure show, so it’s not that odd, I guess.
I entered two models. The large peterbilt truck that I had in the Mobile model show as well, and a small dune buggy that I built the night before the show.
I wasn’t sure what category to put the buggy in, but I entered it in the street rod category. That was the most competitive of the car categories, and my model didn’t place. That wasn’t really all that surprising, since it was just a quick build. My peterbilt truck got a second in the truck category. I got several comments on the truck, but the judges does not seem that impressed with it. It got a second in the Mobile show as well. I guess it’s because it’s a cool paintjob but pretty mediocre build.
I brought 14 different figures, vignettes, dioramas and busts to the show. Just going through them all, for my own record if nothing else.
1st Place – Reaper Bones Golem
2nd Place – Reaper Bones Innkeeper
This was the most competitive of the figure categories – a bit over 20 entires, I think.
1st Place – Elf with Banner. This also won the ‘Best Figure’ award.
Unplaced – Chibi Dog
1st Place – Infamy Uncle John
2nd Place – Gulf Breeze Tourist
3rd Place – Abyssal Dweller
Unplaced: Brain-eating zombie and Sacagawea
1st Place – Beyond the Wall
2nd Place – Anubis Revenge
Unplaced – Shades of Grey
Unplaced – It’s the end of the world as we know it.