Huffing glue is an art unto itself, V.2

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Well, here we are on D-day. The day on which people all across this great planet can finally exercise their rights as human beings and stuff the ballot boxes for 2017’s running of the Great Model Building Nerd Off;

If you’d like the back story on the event’s history, you can go here and read up on it.

The short version is sometime last winter Loudass threw the gauntlet on a model building contest, and apparently there are a number of us here who have a little bit of free time to burn. Last year’s winner was KB from Portland’s Cat Six Cycles, and I’m not ashamed to say he put a whoopin’ on the rest of us with his entry;

I have no doubt it was his entry that raised the bar for this year, because there are a number of seriously amazing submissions… As well as at least a couple of examples from folks who apparently got stuck in the starting blocks.

Because this is my site, and I make the rules, (though it’s not in the running), I would also like to post a photo of the truck I did as a warmer-upper;

Except for my actual entry, never before have I wasted so much time on so little.

Anyway, personally I could give a rip about the competition. We had a lot of fun, and having fun is one of the top three most important directives in my life.

If you’re already aware of all of the details from last year however, then please advance into today’s post and do your civic duty in voting for your favorite.

At the bottom of the page there is a big button with which to cast your vote, or just make a note of which number is your favorite and click here.

As you do your duty, remember to vote with your heart, your head, and your conscience.

Having said all that, I now wish the best of luck to each of the contestants, and may the best dork win;


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If you’d like to see more, or bigger images of the collection, the whole thing can be found here.

And thus concludes the 2017 running of the dorks.

Vote here, or forever hold your pee.

I reckon I’m gonna I’m gonna leave this as a stand alone post for at least until Monday the sixth, which is both when I’m gonna boogie to Colorado, as well as when I’m going to submit the order for the brand spanking new AHTBM Tchort shirt.

Also, for folks local to the Bay, if you’d like to swing by Chrome’s San Francisco store on Friday evening, some will be on display there then;

Don’t forget to bring your social anxiety.

Again, I hope folks had fun looking at the fruits of people’s efforts, as well as building, or in some cases not building their entries, which means they just have a head start for next year.

Now that we have this one in the books, it’s time to stand up straight, crack our backs, and reemerge into the world for regularly scheduled play time.

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13 Responses to “Huffing glue is an art unto itself, V.2”

  1. pedalman March 1, 2017 at 7:36 am #

    There’s a handful that blow my fucking mind. Sucks when you’re not even gonna vote for yourself. I don’t think I even made my own podium.

  2. Sue March 1, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    Such creativity! Each is its own best. Sweet to see “Old Ugly” again. Thanks.

  3. Mat O March 1, 2017 at 9:46 am #

    If my only contribution to this was setting the bottom of the curve, at least I made it easier to pick a winner. I need like 5 more votes… Good lord people brought the heat. Well done, folks.

  4. doubt March 1, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    so we really that worn, rusted, dusty look eh?

    This is too difficult to decide which of these is the best,

  5. Caroline March 1, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    Some of these entries make me laugh out loud every time I look at them. Well done, builders!

  6. Bruce March 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

    #10 got my vote. A beater Datsun is a beautiful beast

  7. The Los March 2, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    Damn… That’s some serious competition.

  8. Diane March 3, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    Has voting closed??? Don’t see how to vote??? Love #10 !!!

    • Stevil March 3, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

      I screwed up the date the polls close. You should be good to go now.

  9. alvin herman barcheski junior March 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    my voting machine isn’t loading right on the internets surfing program, so… # 7 the recycling pickup truck. the details… garbage on the dash, the rear tires rubbing the wheel wells, — kinda wanted to see a bloody hand print on the rear window on #16 (everybody’s a critic). Peace to the peacekeepers everywhere. thanks so much for organizing this event. this=rad.

    • Stevil March 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

      I’ll get a vote in for you. Sorry the poll’s acting up.

  10. Suzy March 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    #7 is hilarious! Love the trash on the dashboard detail

    • Heather March 11, 2017 at 12:05 am #

      Omg my entire childhood

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