Hello there, and a very good day to you.
So before we begin, allow me to offer you just a smidgen of backstory.
Because everything here seems to involve some kind of backstory.
A couple months ago I got a wild hair to build a model car. The reasoning behind it was simply that I felt due to the abundance of time I spend online, and on a computer in general, my attention span had taken a fairly serious hit. I was no longer able spend six or eight hours in my studio on a painting because my mind was too occupied on this email, or that cat video, or whatever.
In response to this realization I bought myself a Batmobile model, and on my desk it sat.
It wasn’t until this past Christmas when Demonika presented me with a lovely 1966 Nova that I was then inspired to head to the hobby shop and buy the paints I would need to complete my masterpiece. This opened the door to several more builds that followed, including this murdered out 1971 Challenger, which I think is pretty tough;
-plus a conversation with Soulcraft Sean and Loudass during which time the gauntlet was thrown and Loudass issued a challenge.
In turn, I extended it to this here readership and anybody else who wanted to partake;
Ultimately the exercise did the trick for me. It narrowed my aperture a bit and in the time since I’ve finished a couple of paintings that I might not have been able to otherwise.
There were a huge number of other people who I caught wind were submitting pieces as well, but they mostly have all vanished into the ether.
Apparently timeless glory was just too much for them.
Please note that some of the images have detail links below them, (plus I have an album of additional shots). Also please note that in an attempt at keeping entrants relatively anonymous, I’ve just used initials with the correlating images. This also means that I will probably lose track of how to contact the winner, so if by chance your submission emerges victorious, and you don’t hear from me, this is why.
There is only one vote allowed per entry so don’t squander yours.
So without further ado, in no particular order I present to you at least partial fruits of the last five weeks worth of labor;
(Point of note- Contestant number eighteen is four years old).
As for the rest of them, there you have it.
The Great AHTBM Model Building Nerd Off number one is in the books.
Because this post and the contents therein took a real damned long time to complete, I’m gonna let it run through Friday the 19th, and we’ll circle back around to celebrate the winner on Monday.
Like huffing glue, voting is a responsibility that our forefathers died to ensure would be an unwavering right. Exercise your role in the democratic process.