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JerseyFest Model Kit & Statue Fair - ILM Star Wars Chief Model Maker & More

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Hey guys:

In case you're not already aware, there is a great hobby and collectibles show happening at the Crowne Plaza Fairfield Hotel in New Jersey in September called the "Jerseyfest Model Kit & Statue Fair". If you're a hobbyist or statue/toy collector or just enjoy looking at professionally done figures and vehicles celebrating movies, comic books, etc. , it will be worth attending. Many people from all over the nation and even abroad are attending the weekend long event.

Besides the show having many top vendors and artists with great statues and kits for sale and display, it also has legendary movie model making and effects artists participating and doing presentations. This includes the chief model maker from Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Studios for the Star Wars movies, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, etc. and the original Stan Winston Studios effects artist who created the Predator.

Besides the vendors, there will be lots of model related demos, classes, special presentations, exhibits, hobby parties, etc., plus an incredible model and art contest with great trophies, plaques and prizes. Learn more about the show here: www.jerseyfestfair.com.

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Can you get any cooler than winning an award for best Predator from the man who created the original monster for the movie? The winner of the "Steve Wang Best Predator" autographed trophy at the Jerseyfest Model & Art Contest will be picked out by none other than Steve Wang himself, who will be our special guest all weekend long. The category is for best paint job/composition of a Predator kit - figure, bust or diorama. The contest will be held during the vendor show on Saturday, September 14th and will feature many other awards and prizes. More info about the contest will be posted in the coming weeks - see all the latest here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=68

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We are honored to have Jeff Yagher, the “godfather” of monster model sculptors, as one of our special guests at Jerseyfest. He will be at a vendor table all weekend long, so stop by to say hello.

On Saturday, he will be doing a presentation in a separate conference room where he will discuss the sculpting methods he used on numerous figures and busts that he sculpted over the years. On Sunday, he will be doing the same for his “Yagher Classics” series.

As a reminder, all demos during the vendor show are included with the price of admission into the show. See the latest listing of show demos here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=64

Below are some of Jeff’s sculpts painted by some of the most gifted painters in the hobby…







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Hey gang:

Below are highlights of the Jerseyfest Model & Art Contest occurring on September 14th, including pictures of some of the trophies and plaques. More will be added in the coming weeks.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be given for selected entries as decided by the judges (i.e., “open judging system”). There are no categories for these awards and no competing between modelers. Model figures, busts, vehicles, mecha, gundam, steampunk, dioramas, scratch builds, sculpts, repainted statues, etc. all qualify.

In addition, the “Special Awards” described below will be categorized and competed for.

Awards and prizes for the contest will be announced in a separate room at approximately 5:30PM on Saturday night. The ceremony will be hosted by Terry Webb from Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine.

Strict security will be in place to watch over and ensure that only you can retrieve your pieces.

It is acceptable for attendees to submit their buildup kit(Drunk or replica props for the exhibit and request that they NOT be included in the contest.

TROPHIES & PLAQUES:

Steve Wang Best Predator Trophy
For best paint job/composition of a Predator kit (figure or bust) or diorama. Steve Wang will pick out the winner, sign the trophy and give it to the winner at the awards ceremony. A picture will be taken of Steve handing the trophy to the winner, which will be provided to the person to capture this once in a life time, memorable moment. Professional entries qualify.

Lorne Peterson Best Star Wars Kit Plaque
For best completed Star Wars vehicle model kit, which can be resin, plastic, scratch built, diorama, etc. The award is a beautiful, big, vertical standing plaque with a shimmering blue tint, which will be autographed by Lorne. He will announce the winner and hand the person the plaque during the Jerseyfest Awards Ceremony. We will take a photo of Lorne handing the award to the winner so that the special moment can be captured for a lifetime for that person. Lorne is a living legend who was the Chief Model Maker for the Star Wars movies as well as many other blockbuster movies such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, etc. Professional entries qualify.

Stan Winston School Trophies – Best Buildup of a Monster Kit Figure or Bust (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place). Professional entries qualify.

Best of Show Trophy – Figure, Bust or Diorama. Professional entries qualify.

Best of Show – Vehicle or Mecha Plaque. Professional entries qualify.

Best Professional Trophies (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place). Applies to any painted kit (figure, bust or diorama) submitted by someone who has done commissioned model kit buildups/paint jobs for other individuals or companies, makeup/special effects work, or written articles for hobby publications.

Best Figure Trophies (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Best Bust Trophies (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Best Resin Vehicle or Mecha Plaques (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Best Plastic Vehicle or Mecha Plaques (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Best Diorama/Elaborate Composition Trophy

Best Giant Monster Figure or Diorama Trophy

Best Superhero/Super Villain Plaque by Garage Kits US

Best Horror Kit Plaque Sponsored by ”Alternative mages”

Best Paint Job on an Original Design Kit: Trophy by “Dragonstooth Miniatures”

Best Paint Job on a Figure or Bust – Certificate by Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine

***Resin for the Jerseyfest trophies were provided and sponsored by “Smooth On“, the leading model making & casting supply company in the hobby.***

KIT & CASH PRIZES
On top of everything else, fantastic prizes will also be awarded to winners as described below.

Stan Winston Studios Prizes for Best Buildup of a Monster Kit Figure or Bust

1st Place: A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Stan Winston School online workshop, granting unlimited On-Demand access to the entire SWSCA video library, featuring character creation tutorials by the masters of monster making, with new lessons added every month.

2nd Place: 12 DVD lessons of the winner’s choice selected from our tutorial library, featuring character creation tutorials by the masters of monster making.

3rd Place: A copy of the Stan Winston Studios – Behind the Scenes Documentary, where legendary character creator Stan Winston takes you on a guided tour of his world famous Character Effects studio. And a Stan Winston School t-shirt.

Best Fictional Miniature by Morland Studios: Cash prizes – $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd (size restriction: 15mm to 120mm; figure, bust or vehicle)

Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine Award for Best Paint Job on a Figure or Bust: “The Good, the Bad & The Ugly” Set of three 1/4 Scale Resin Busts sponsored by Webbhead Productions. See the kits on Buc Wheat’s Modeling World Web Site by clicking here.

Best of Show Figures/Busts/Dioramas: “Captured” Planet of the Apes 3 Figure 1/6th Scale Kit with Base – Sculpted by Jeff Yagher; sponsored by Forbidden Zone Model Kits

Best Figure: To be announced.

Best Bust: Wolfman life-sized, resin, wallhanger bust kit by Blackheart Enterprises

Best Diorama/Elaborate Composition: Allosaurus Resin Figure Kit by Cretaceous Creations.

Best Kaiju: A Kaiju Kit to be announced and sponsored by Kaiju Modeler.

Best Superhero/Super Villain: 1st place Garage Kits US kit to be announced, 2nd place Moebius Iron Man Mark VI, 3rd place Moebius Iron Man Mark VI.

Best of Show Vehicle or Mecha (Resin or Plastic): Star Trek TOS U.S.S. Enterprises NCC-1701 1/350 Scale Kit, with Lighting & Accessory kits sponsored by Round 2 Models.

Best Resin Vehicle or Mecha: Star Trek S.S. “Botany Bay” 1/350 Scale Resin Kit Sponsored by Fantastic Plastic.

Best Plastic Vehicle or Mecha: To be announced.

Best Steampunk Sponsored by Aperture 360: “Aerodyne” Resin 1/35the Scale kit

SAMPLE PICTURES OF TROPHIES & PLAQUES:






All the details on the Jerseyfest Model & Art Contest are posted here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=68 We will be posting lots of show news in the coming weeks, so consider subscribing to our news blog here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/ (scroll down – to the right).

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Hey gang:

Not sure how many of you guys are familiar with Ma.K kits and some of the great painters who build them. I learned much more about them more recently and was blown away by how awesome some of the kits are, plus how talented many of the painters are.

Many of the hardware and metal painting techniques of course are applicable not just to Ma.K, but to any vehicle model and of course figures and bases that have parts conveying metal.

The following link provides a nice summary on Ma.K kits with some great pictures: http://jerseyfestfair.com/?page_id=2787. Below is just a sample...incredible!



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Check out this short video to see great laboratory lighting for your classic monster kits from "Starlighting Projects", who will have them on display and for sale at Jerseyfest on Sept. 14th and 15th:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_6AZr4MPR8&feature=player_embedded

http://www.jerseyfestfair.com

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Mistake....sorry

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