A lot has changed since I kicked off this blog a little over a year ago. There’s been a lot of pain, and a lot of bumpy roads, but when I step back…most everything has eventually come out for the best. And so to mark that, and to mark this blog’s first anniversary, and to thank you, my readers, for your comments, for your support through some of the rough patches I shared here…I’ve decided to host a giveaway.
When I was setting this thing up, I decided right out of the gate that I wanted it to be two things first and foremost:
- Fun for all involved
- Absolutely worthwhile for the winners
I hope I’ve succeded!
So here’s how the giveaway’s going to work:
1 – Two winners
When the giveaway wraps up on November 8th, I’ll be giving away two kits to two lucky winners. And not repops of ancient molds bought on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I’m talking some genuinely awesome (at least to me) kits.
The first winner will get their choice – aircraft or armor. And the second winner will get whichever one is left. So if the first winner chooses the plane, the second will get the tank. Or SPG or whatnot.
2 – Prizes determined by you!
This is where the fun comes in. Instead of just saying “here are the two kits”, I’m going to let you, the readers, vote for which kits the winners will receive!
Over the past few weeks I’ve been revealing the kits two at a time. It’s been a lot of fun, actually, kind of like putting together a mix tape, only of styrene.
Voting will run through the week, and I’ll shut the polls down on November 8th, at which point I’ll also be determining the giveaway winners.
You’re going to be limited to one vote per category, so…choose wisely!
3 – Tell your story
To enter yourself into the giveaway, post a comment below that discusses your single, absolute favorite build, and why. What makes it stand above the others?
To provide some inspiration…
My favorite build was Tamiya’s 1/350 CVN-65 USS Enterprise.
I built this monster of a kit when I was 12 or 13. Looking back now, I find I can’t really remember most of my childhood builds. Maybe a flash here or there, no more. But the Enterprise is different. I won’t say I remember it in exacting detail, but I do remember it vividly. I think probably because it terrified me! This was the kit, I think, that marked my transition from slapping plastic together to actually building models. I remember masking, and remasking, and remasking the waterline. Dotting the tie downs on the flight deck with a white paint pen. Building all those friggin’ planes. It was one of the first kits I built where I came away with a real sense of pride and accomplishment…and I guess that shows in how well I remember it.
See…it’s that easy.
NOTE – You MUST tell your favorite build story in the comments in order to be entered into the giveaway. And if you don’t plan on sticking around, I will need some way to contact you, so make sure the e-mail you use to comment with is valid and checked!
Now…on to the voting!
The polls are below…go ahead and vote, and then comment to enter.
If you need a refresher on the different kits, you can read all about them by following the links:
- Aircraft: 1/32 Cyber-Hobby Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 | Armor: 1/35 Dragon Panzer IV Ausf.J Last Production
- Aircraft: 1/32 Hasegawa P-47D-30 Thunderbolt | Armor: 1/35 Tasca M4A3E2 Sherman “Jumbo”
- Aircraft: 1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Mk.Vb | Armor: 1/35 AFV Club T-34/85
- Aircraft: 1/32 Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va | Armor: 1/35 Dragon RSO/03 w/ 5cm PaK 38
- Aircraft: 1/32 Pacific Coast Models Spitfire Mk.XIV | Armor: 1/35 Bronco Bishop 25-pdr SPG
I look very forward to reading the comments and watching the kit “horse race” over the next week. And thank you to all who participate!