Another great Trash Bash has now come to a close and as always I'd like to thank the sponsors, entrants, and supporters for helping to make this such a fun and exciting endeavor. And without further ado, the winners of Trash Bash 2012!
First Place: Diego Diz~ Landing Module
Judges praised the high level of finish on Diego's piece as well as his excellent job of hiding what his model is actually made of. In the words of one judge it "really is built of trash and the great thing is you can't tell!". The backdrop and staging of the final photo helped to solidify Diego's lead in the standings. A common opinion of our judges was that this model "just looked right.".
Second Place: Andy M~ Spy-DAR
Andy's piece is an impressive project that is truly ambitious and fun. "very pulpy, very 70's BBC - excellent!" and "One question: Where can I get one?" were some of the comments from our judges. Again the high level of finish and overall cohesiveness of vision came together to make this one inspiring model.
Third Place: Ruben DeJong~ Rupelmundus's Observatory
Besides the obvious amount of work put into Ruben's entry this fantasy observatory charmed judges with it's well realized interior, detailed concept, and fun back story. Judges thought it would look great on a tabletop or as part of a larger town set-up.
It was exceedingly difficult to choose only three winners for this contest so I'd like to also recognize the other contestants and their entries. Everyone single one is inspirational in its use of trash bashing techniques and overall creativity. (The following are listed in no particular order.)
Tony Harwood~ The French Imperial Aeronef Le Louis Daguerre
Great concept and setting combined with outstanding conversion and finish.
Leland Erikson~ M29A4E8 "Yorkshire Terrier"
Fun, well realized gaming piece. Judges marveled at clever usage of components like plastic jewels for armor plates.
James Holloway~ Syldurian Launch Observation Platform
Well realized diorama with a cool back story and cohesive finish.
William Burke~ The Rodent One
Adorable characters and fun paint-job that truly suited the subject.
Larry Hammer~ Sd.Kfz G0-41 “Gopher”
Great use of twisty candy container for drill bit and overall cohesive design.
Duke Dreal~ Observation Starships
Multiple ships that each have their own charm and inspiring use of parts.
Thanks to everyone involved with Trash Bash 2012 and keep checking Roebeast's Magical House of Sunshine for even more miniature modeling mayhem!