News Gunpla Builders World Cup 2015 Australia Contest Winners Announced
posted on 2015-08-24 12:36 EDT by Jon Hayward
The winners of the Australian round of the Gundpla Builders World Cup 2015 were announced on Saturday the 8th of August 2015 at the Sydney Manga and Anime Show and presented by Gunpla modeller Katsumi Kawaguchi. The event was organised by Bandai, Hobbyco and SMASH.
The Gundpla Builders World Cup (GWBC) is held to determine the greatest gunpla builder by showing unique and inventive creations utilising Bandai's range of Gundam model kits.
GBWC 2015 was divided into two categories, Open and Junior with Open Category A being under 20 years old and Open Category B being 21 years and up. Two winners were selected for the grand prize of a trip to Japan to represent Australia in the Gundpla Builders World Championship Final for 2015. The two winners were as follows;
Congratulations to Wai Chai and Josh! The results for each category were as follows;
Open Category A
Ages 15 to 20 years old.
|1st Place - Yukun Weng||2nd Place - Henry Hondros||3rd Place - Samuel Li|
Open Category B
21 years old and above.
|1st Place - Joshua Darrah||2nd Place - Lance Nguyen||3rd Place - Jerry Mac|
10 years old and below.
|1st Place - Ruby Forsyth|
11 to 14 years old.
|1st Place - Wai Chai Tam||2nd Place - Brendan James Bernerdino||3rd Place - Dennis|
You can check out a full gallery of all GWBC2015 Australia entries on The Ghost Of Zeon's facebook page (here), watch a run-down of all the entries and watch the GWBC Workshops from SMASH on The Ghost of Zeon's youtube playlist (here). And you can catch the award ceremonies here.
If you want to know any more about Gunpla building, you can always visit Gunpla Builders Australia on facebook for inspiration and advice.
A massive thank-you to Scott (The Ghost of Zeon) Taylor for the use of his photos in this wrap-up and helping assemble the list of winners from the weekend.
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