By popular demand, Otakuthon, in collaboration with Gunpla Montreal, is proud to present the Gunpla Room!
What is it?
Simply put, Gunpla stands for everything Gundam Plastic model or resin kits. Throughout the entire three days of the convention, Gunpla Montreal will be organizing and hosting the Gunpla Room where you can learn, build, and even win prizes for your works of art! Come learn and enjoy the art that is Gunpla and the world of Gundam!
Tables will be available for building your favorite Gunpla with your friends and our staff. There will be experienced Gunpla builders on site to help with your work. Tools will be available for rent. If you have questions or need advice, just ask - we're here to help.
This year, by popular demand, more workshops and panels will be offered so that attendees can learn more about the art of Gunpla and the Gundam universe.
There will also be completed Gunpla on display by Gunpla Montreal and its builders of different skill levels from beginners to experts for your viewing enjoyment. A unique Gunpla diorama will be presented as part of the exhibition. One of the best parts of building models is displaying your finished products.
Feel that you've put together one of your best pieces yet? There will be a friendly Gunpla competition. YES! You could even win a prize for your hard work.
And finally, remember your broken piece(s)? Bring them and we will show you how to fix it.
See you all there!
Otakuthon 2017 Gunpla Competition
All entries will be accepted during Otakuthon 2017 from Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. until Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. No entries will be allowed after this period.
The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Rules & Policies:
The contest is open to all Gundam enthusiasts, except staff of Otakuthon 2017 and the Gunpla Room.
All participants may submit their entries in either DIORAMA or SOLID MODEL KIT form. Maximum size of entry should be L50cm X W50cm X D50cm.
All participants may PAINT, REMODEL, MODIFY, or create a DIORAMA using any scale of official BANDAI Gundam Model Kit from any Gundam series.
The contest has 2 categories and all entries will be classified accordingly.
- Open Category A: Ages 17 and below (Born on or after January 1st, 2000)
- Open Category B: 18 years and older (Born on or before December 31st, 1999)
Each participant is allowed 2 entries.
The participants must submit his/her actual entry personally. We will not allow a proxy or representative. Posing and set up of the model entry must be done by the owner of the model only.
We prohibit the entry of a work which encroaches or may encroach upon any third party's portrait rights, intellectual property right such as copyright and any other rights. The participant will be fully responsible for its settlement as well as any cost which may occur in case of any disputes resulting from the submitted models. The participant is also responsible to compensate for any damages caused to Gunpla Montreal, Otakuthon, BANDAI, and/or third parties.
An assigned staff will be in charge to check each entry to ensure that each and every entry is complete and ready for display. Non-compliance of contest regulations may result in disqualification of the entry.
Winners will be determined by a panel of judges. Judging will start on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. All participants are encouraged to attend the judging and awards ceremony. All entries can be claimed right after the awards ceremony.
CRITERIA FOR JUDGING IN ALL CATEGORIES (GUNPLA BUILDERS WORLD CUP POINT SYSTEM):
Painting Skill: Line paint and body decoration. (100 points)
Modification: Usage of other parts and remodeling. (100 points)
Creativity: Originality (Pose, Colour and Concept). Total look of the diorama. (100 points)
Total of 300 points.
In claiming the winning or non-winning entries and/or prizes, participants should present a valid ID and a copy of their entry form. In the case where the owner/maker of the entry is not available to claim his/her entries and/or prizes, an authorization letter, copy of the entry form and a valid ID should be presented to the organizer before the entries can be released and/or the prizes can be claimed. If entries and/or prizes are not claimed after the announcement of the winners, participants will be notified by phone, email and registered mail. Unclaimed entries and/or prizes can be claimed by contacting GunplaMTL.
Unclaimed prizes and/or winning or non-winning entries after 60 days of being notified will be withdrawn.