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Just visited Competition area to find London Gunbus was awarded a Gold medal. Nothing at all for HMS Victory though.
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Julian Shawyer said on November 11, 2017
Congratulations Rob. And we saw if first here on imodeler.
Rob Pollock said on November 11, 2017
Thanks, Julian. The club generally did quite well, with two Golds, a Silver, and two Highly Commended, overall.
Craig Abrahamson said on November 11, 2017
The show just started and they’re awarding medals already…???
Competition area closes at midday Saturday for three hours for judging. Open for viewing all morning and then after three, and of course all day Sunday.
Morne Meyer said on November 11, 2017
Congrats on winning gold for the Gunbus. I would definitely have awarded gold for HMS Victory which is a museum quality build to say the least!!!
Have to say we were all a little bemused, but you can’t second-guess these things.
Richard Mcstay said on November 11, 2017
Well done mate!
Terry Schuler said on November 11, 2017
Rob, very deserving, congratulations !
Gábor Szabó said on November 11, 2017
Congratulation for Your gold!
Second thoughts: Mere three hours for judging??? Wow! I thing such a little time woudn’t be enough for me just look over carefully a category…
As the others I can’t beleive that You couldn’t win with the Victory. Interesting but these things are happens – we never know I guess :O
Thanks, Gabor. Many judges involved and all have their preferences, which everyone accepts if they’re competing.
Ferry Dierckxsens said on November 11, 2017
Congratulations on your gold! Very well done!
George Williams said on November 11, 2017
Well done, Rob, perhaps the gold was awarded for using your skills to realise your imagination, not many people can do that.
Stephen W Towle said on November 11, 2017
The gun bus is apropos. It’s steam punk, a little outside of the box.Science fiction grounded in reality or recent reality given the buses age. The model is whimsical and fun to look at. One photo doesn’t say it all but, Rob it looks to me that it’s deserving of the Gold. A wins a win. Something to write home about.
Robert Royes said on November 11, 2017
Well deserved, sir!
Rick Wilkes said on November 11, 2017
Congratulations on the Gold Rob. As to the Victory being passed over, as they used to say about figure skating, “it must have been that damn…insert the nationality of your choice.. judge again.”
Paul Barber said on November 12, 2017
If you’d have forced a choice between the two, to have delivered gold, it may have been the other way around in a lot of heads. I love the Gun Bus – I’m so pleased for you that it won. It is pure innovation. HMS Victory is just mind-blowing and it seems odd not to recognise the workmanship, hours, detail and shear beauty, but to the judge who rewarded the genius of the Bus – well done! And well done to you!
Rob Pollock said on November 12, 2017
The winning ship entry, indeed all ships that placed, was the length of your index finger or smaller, and fively detailed. All very nice in little seascapes and all in tiny cases. Well done to all.
Johannes Gerl said on November 12, 2017
Winning a medal in a modeling competition seams 50% modeling and 50% tactics. I think both the bus and the Victory have earned gold but you never know what else drives the judges.
Rob Pollock said on November 13, 2017
I think the judging process at Telford is widely recognised for its eccentricity. My mate Adam had a 1/200 Japanese battleship IN PAPER that took three years to make. Absolutely stunning. It won a Silver medal, and the guy who won Gold did so with a small paper armour model that he made in a day. I think he felt a little sheepish winning. Go figure.
Jeff Bailey said on November 13, 2017
Congratulations, Rob! VERY imaginative & beautifully done!
Glad we saw it here before you became famous! Ha Ha!
Seriously, great job!
Thanks Jeffrey. There are a couple of better images, and one of the Victory too, in the Telford Link I posted here with 350+ photos.
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Marc Barris said on November 13, 2017
Hey Rob, very well done and deserved. Congratulations.
Dirk Derks said on November 13, 2017
Well deserved for this special subject.
Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.
Greg Kittinger said on November 13, 2017
Well deserved Rob!
Anthony Conway said on November 13, 2017
Well done Rob.
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