I won!!!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    A-OK Val! Way to go! :D I knew you could do it! :D :D
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A well deserved win Val. You are a master builder.
    Congratulations. I am sure you impressed all these NMRA visitors with your skills
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    YES!!!! Way to go Val!
  4. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Congrats, Val.
    Like someone already said --- no surprise at all.

    Bill S
  5. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    You Rock!
    remember what I said the other night?.
    You win ...contest over.

  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Congrats, Val. I wondered if that was your bldg. There weren't any names on them and I didn't see the certificate.
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I'll bet she got her buildin' out first and the other contestants saw it and dint even try. Probably she sent them home like whipped puppies wth their tail between their legs :D :D :D Way to go Val!!! Like t. said, you rock! :D :D :D
  8. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member


    Now you have some real VALidation :D

    In knowing you, I feel like I have won too.

    That little diarama has erned a prime spot on your layout, or a glass case of it's own. Now you can start dreaming about what you will enter next time.

    You have a rare talent there.

    {And the clown makes you a ballon crown to celebrate!}

    Congratulations once again!

  9. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    The winning is in...

    ...the doing. You did it!

    I don't mind telling you that the scene congers up some interesting questions. I always wonder what others think (or not) about placement, setting, etc. for their models. I see a wonderful evening out. Perhaps a date with the new boyfriend and the escort home to the apartment (they didn't park in the lot). For sure there will be a kiss coming soon, maybe at the door, the top of the stairs...

    I wouldn't be suprised if "they" get married and have kids and need to move to a single home soon.

    That's a winner;).

  10. Val, congratulations!

    Entering a contest is never an easy thing to do, no matter how many other entrants there might (or might not) be. The fact remains, you entered, and you won. Way to go! :)

    So what's next??? ;)
  11. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    Re: The winning is in...

    Ah, a home with his and hers Train Rooms! :)


    Hey, you gotta have your priorities!
  12. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Mike,I don't know about that..My girlfriend is a model railroader and we have never talked about a merger,er,ah getting married.You we feel we need more in common then just the hobby for a marriage to work..Besides I love being a bachelor.:D
  13. Ben H

    Ben H Member

    Great Job Val - nice to see your efforts have been acknowledged. I would be pleased to have that fine a build on our Victoria Modular layout.

    Again congrats and hope to enter may more contestsbecause you do have the skill just need to show it off a little bit

    AKA Blaine :) :) :) :)
  14. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    You da man...uh...err...you know what I mean...shutting up:p
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks again everyone! I had a blast at the convention, and a blast entering the contest. I wasn't planning to enter, but when I saw how few buildings there were I raced home to grab one of mine. That's when I realized that although a lot of my structures have cool parts to them, none of them were finished. I picked the one that I thought was closest and spent the rest of that day and part of the next getting it into shape. Whew! I raced to the convention site with a 1/2 hour to spare.

    As far as the backstory of that little scene is concerned, you are free to invent your own - I like it that there's room for interpretation. In my mind, that couple is married already, but that hasn't stopped them from being extremely swanky! They are coming home around 5pm to get freshened up for a party later that evening. It's their apartment that I have detailed on the top floor under the skylight. And of course it's a very swanky apt too!


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  16. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That is way cool, Val!
    Definitely a "blue ribbon" model!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  17. stary

    stary Member

    CONGRATS!! Val! Even though I don't know you, let me just say that that is a GREAT kitbash!!

    BTW, did that start out as a MODEL POWER building? It looks like it.
  18. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Thumbs UP!!

    [​IMG] ALL RIGHT, VAL!! [​IMG]

    Let's face it....The only one here who didn't think you had it in you....was you. We all knew you did!. [​IMG]

    Beautiful work, and a hearty CONGRATULATIONS!! :)
  19. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Val, for the benefit of those who haven't been in a contest, would you be willing to post the entry form or the judge's comments form? (It can't be too embarassing, as you won.)
    Did you look at the documentation on some of the other entries? People planning to enter the scratchbuilding sections produce books to show that they did it and didn't make a mould from an Athearn geep or a DPM wall. A cooling fan scratched from wire and brass gets more points than one cut off a plastic diesel (the rest of the points are given to Fred Kato's diemaker).
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Stary - that's an IHC kit, but I think Model Power may swap molds with them. IHC have several with the same tooling but different fronts.

    David, I'll be happy to scan in the score sheet perhaps tomorrow. I didn't score all that well, but I think my documentation was to blame. Some of the entries had booklets describing how they were constructed that were works of art in themselves.

    :) Val

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