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2013 Fur Rondy Winterfest Model Contest

posted Mar 9, 2013, 4:40 PM by Gideon Garcia   [ updated Mar 9, 2013, 5:53 PM ]
On Saturday, 23 February our annual model contest got off to a great start at the Anchorage Senior Center. We had 79 pre-contest entries and by the start of the judging Sunday morning, we had a total of 183 models entered. Nice turn for Anchorage and the surrounding communities.


Many great models were entered and the judging was difficult as always. President Paul rolled out a new judging system using two groups with one designated "subject matter expert" to help inform the others if that particular shade of dunkelgelb was appropriate for 1 April 1943. 

The judging was completed right before 5PM on Sunday. There was a lot of blue ribbons on the tables and deservedly so due to the high level of craftsmanship represented that day. The three top model honors went to Scott Brune and Tim Kirby.  Overall best model was Scott Bruno's amazingly detailed Model Airways 1/16 Curtiss JN-4D Jenny.  Tim's incredibly detailed Tamiya 1/20 Tyrrell P34 Formula One race car was stunning. He put in over 1,000 hours of construction time on the kit. From the large scale to the braille scale; Scott took third overall best model with his 1/72 SdKfz 9 FAMO and Sd.Anh 116 transport trailer.

Check out our galleries to see all the pictures!
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