NC Gundam Model Competition

Holy Mountain Printing and Oak City Comicon presents:

Like building big robots but they’re tiny? Visit the NC Gundam Model Showcase at Oak City Comicon.

If you’ve heard of the Southern California Gundam Model Competition (or SCGMC) but haven’t been able to make it out to the Pacific coast, we have an Atlantic alternative for you…

Welcome to the first year of the North Carolina Gundam Model Competition, NCGMC!

NCGMC was established as the premiere Gundam model contest (or Gunpla contest, if you’re fancy) on the east coast. Rules are written and executed during judging by members of the local model-making community to ensure that victors meet the highest standards of craftsmanship, creativity, and expertise. Gundam modeling athletes enter their best work into a set of pre-determined categories plus one rotating “themed” category which will change each year. 

But you don’t have to compete to attend! The contest also serves as a meet-up for model-makers all over the country to share their work-in-progress builds, discuss techniques, and check out the latest modeling tools.

If you are a Gundam model enthusiast, or a fan of model-building of any kind, you won’t want to miss the 2020 NCGMC event which will serve as the kick-off for the first year of NCGMC building—ultimately culminating in the first contest and judging at NCGMC 2021!

For the 2020 kick-off, NCGMC attendees will learn about the rules and judging for the 2021 contest and are encouraged to bring and display your builds on-site at the show and attend by-builders-for-builders workshop panels and show-and-tell sessions where they can geek out about the hobby with others who share their interests. And even if you don’t bring your own builds, there will be plenty of builds on display by experienced community builders and NCGMC judges who will be happy to talk about their own techniques and hobby experiences!

Stop by on Saturday for a LIVE recording of the Gunpla podcast “The Cutting Mat!”

LET THE BUILDING COMMENCE, AND AS THE CUTTING MAT BOYS SAY, “DO IT BADLY!”

SATURDAY MAY 30th

  • 1100 AM – 12 00 PM Morning Show and Tell and Builder’s Meet Up (Show Floor)
  • 100 PM – 200 PM Gunpla 101 – Intro to Gundam Models and Modeling Techniques (Room TBD)
  • 200 PM – 230 PM Model and Toy Photography
  • 230 PM – 330 PM Afternoon Show and Tell and Builder’s Meet Up (Show Floor)
  • 330 PM – 430 PM Gunpla 201 – Advanced Gundam Models and Modeling Techniques (Room TBD)
  • 500 PM – 700 PM The Cutting Mat – Live Recording

SUNDAY MAY 31st

  • 1130 AM – 12 30 PM Morning Show and Tell and Builder’s Meet Up (Show Floor)
  • 100 PM – 200 PM Gunpla 101 – Intro to Gundam Models and Modeling Techniques (Room TBD)
  • 200 PM – 230 PM Model and Toy Photography
  • 230 PM – 330 PM Afternoon Show and Tell and Builder’s Meet Up (Show Floor)
  • 330 PM – 430 PM Gunpla 201 – Advanced Gundam Models and Modeling Techniques (Room TBD)

For more info contact Joel Stone at truegunpla@gmail.com.