An event hosted by Japan-Cool and sponsored by Mig Jimenez, G-Con was the UK’s first Gundam Convention, held in York over two days in September 2016.
Influenced by the Gunpla Builder’s World Cup, G-Con 2016 held a Gunpla Build Competition which went amazingly at the UK’s first Gundam Convention, with 21 model kits showing off a range of techniques within unique and innovate customisation.
First place was taken by Jack Ransom with his incredibly-detailed and intricately-painted Zaku and Char, and earned first prize: a trip to Japan.
Now for the best part… the photos of all the contest builds, along with critique by the judges. Enjoy and we can’t wait for G-Con 2017!
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First Place – Jack Ransom – Zaku with Char
Second Place – Gavin Kovacs – Bathhouse Diorama
Third Place – Stuart Lathe – Nu Gundam
Blue & Orange Sazabi – Emilio M
Shot-Up Guntank – Henry Januszewski
Zaku II BigGun – Karl Woods
Dom R35 – Julien Packard
Wing Zero – James Austen
Red Sazabi – Simon Pattison
Hi-Nu – Stuart Lathe
Smashed-up Cherudim – Ibriz Daya
Sazabi (with miniature Char) – Stuart Lathe
Barbatos – Solomon Meshoulam
Guntank/Gouf Combo – Christopher McGowan
Gusion – Emilio M
00 Raiser – Tianyi Wang
Heavily-Armed Red Zaku – Neil Cameron
Wing Ver Ka – Benjamin Guilfoyle
Astaroth – Miquel Tankard
Neo-Zeong – Leon Tilbrook
The event was hosted by Japan-Cool (online Gunpla retailer), sponsored by Mig Jimenez and the competition was judged by Simon Curry (G-Con logo designer and creator of Gundamuk.com), Darren Ling and Gary Within.
A massive thank you to all the staff who helped the event come to life and to all the guests for creating an atmosphere we will never forget.