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! Even you could 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 2016 Gunpla Competition
All entries will be accepted during Otakuthon 2016 from Friday, August 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. until Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. No entries will be allowed after this period.
The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Rules & Policies:
The contest is open to all Gundam enthusiasts, except staff of Otakuthon 2016 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.
- Junior Category: Ages 14 and below (Born after December 31, 2001)
- Open Category: 15 years old and above (Born on or before December 31, 2001)
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 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. All participants are encouraged to attend the judging and awards ceremony. All entries can be claimed 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.
Want to take a break? Come relax and build your very own Gunpla. Our pros and experts will be present to assist you with any kind of help you may need, from basic tips to advance mods, just ask!
Introduction to Gunpla building. This workshop will cover where to start, essential tools, tips and basic knowledge, panel lining, nubs, stickers, decals and basic mods. Bring your Gunpla!
Learn easy mods, basic weathering, battle damage, basic kitbashing, and how to build your own BF (Build Fighter)! Basic painting techniques, such as painting with spray cans, will also be covered.
This workshop will cover advanced customizations and mods, how to use pla-plates, scratchbuilding, scribing and custom panel-line making. In the world of Gunpla, anything is possible!
Color dat Gunpla!
Learn the best painting techniques in order to finish your dream Gunpla. This workshop will cover aspects of model painting such as brush painting, spray can painting, airbrushing, masking, and advanced weathering by one of the best model painters in MTL.
By attending the workshops, you will receive a raffle ticket. The raffle will be held during the awards ceremony on Sunday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m. Don't forget to vote for your favorite Gunpla during the entire convention weekend!
Wanna get into the Gundam franchise, but don't know where to start? Then this panel is for you! We will show you which series you should watch first to start your Gundam addiction!
History of Gunpla
Learn the history of the Gundam series and the evolution and design of the Gunpla, from the first kit, to the newer Real Grade (RG) or Perfect Grade (PG).
WTF is UC?
A basic timeline of the Universal Century, the classic series, for the beginner and the hardcore fan alike! Complete with discussions of the side stories to present the complete evolution and timeline of this universe, along with the Mobile Suits and their pilots.
Char vs Darth Vader
Gundam has been called the Japanese Star Wars. In fact, elements of the first Gundam series was inspired by Star Wars in 1978, such as the beam saber. We will compare every aspect of these two amazing franchises.
It's a panel for all the non-Gundam Mobile Suits of the various series! Famous Zeon machines such as the Zaku, the Dom and the Gouf will be presented, as well as odd suits such as the Kshatriya, the Zeong, the O, and much more!
Iron Blooded Badass
Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans is the newest Gundam series and is quickly becoming one of the most popular. Here we will examine the anime in detail; from the characters to the mobile suits we've all grown to love!
Take a look at all the best games of the Gundam franchise over the years with some great discoveries to be made and an evolution of the style on some of the best classic games from Japan
Name That Gundam
Similar to "Name that Pokemon", silhouettes of various Gundams will be shown and they must be identified correctly! The silhouettes will increase in difficulty!