Level Up Entertainment's Free Comic Book Day Model Builders Competition 2019


It’s that time again! Model Builders unite as our third building competition begins! this Free Comic Book Day on May 4th 2019!

Level Up Model Builders Competition

Basic Rules for Level Up Model Competition

  • Models must be plastic model kits from Level Up Entertainment. Receipts will be used in entry form. Receipts can be submitted within form digitally or brought into or reprinted within the store after a form has been submitted.

  • Models must be High Grade, or equivalent kits.

  • Models must be at least 75% original model when making modifications

  • Only one entry is allowed per person.

  • Builders age 12 and under will be entered into the Youth Division.

  • Builders above age 12 will compete in the Adult Division

  • Entry forms must be submitted by April 27th, 2019

  • Entered model kit must be present and left at the store May 3rd, by closing (9pm) for display the next day.



Firs place will receive:

  • a Master Grade (or equivalent) model of choice up to $60

  • a Paint pack

  • Tamiya Side Cutters

  • a Trophy

Second place will receive:

  • a Real Grade (or equivalent) model of choice up to $40

  • a Paint Pack

  • a Trophy

A FCBD popular vote winner will receive:

  • a Trophy

You do not need to be present to win. Model kits will be judged May 4th. Prizes can be claimed from the store.

Judging Criteria

Models will be judged by a pre-picked panel of judges. Votes will be taken during Free Comic Book Day from patrons, but this votes will not count towards the overall winner - they will only count towards bragging rights as the most popular model kit of Free Comic Book Day 2019.

Judges will be using the following criteria for judging individual models:

Construction - 10 points

This category will take into account how well the model was built, from general construction, nub marks, seam lines and everything in between. The more effort you put into putting the model together and getting rid of evidence of its construction, the better your score will be.

Finish - 10 points

This category will take into account how the finished model looks. You’ll lose points based on is there are still visible scratches from sanding, uneven topcoats, chipping paint, decal placement and blending, and more.

Technical/Modifications - 3 points

This category will take into account kitbashing, added LEDs, weathering or battle damage, any and all modifications made to a kit, along with posing of the model. This category isn’t as significant as the others but can give you the extra push to make the win!

Please note your entry may be disqualified/not displayed for the following:

  1. Work which is Offensive/Questionable - model kits must not contain nudity or extreme violence. Any model kit depicting violence or hate against a particular racial, ethnic, or sexual group is prohibited. If you have any questions about if your model kit meets these requirements contact us at Contact@levelupentertainment.com

  2. Work which is mimicked or copied off of someone else’s work. (this rule does not apply to contestants submitting duplicate kits)

Other Information

Event organizers shall endeavor to take care of all submitted entries. However, they shall not be held liable for any loss or damages should they occur.

Judges decision is final; no further correspondence will be entertained.

By entering, contestants agree to Level Up Entertainment to use submitted works and personal information (photograph, title, comments, winning models’ images taken by us, images which were sent to us for the final judging and actual winning pieces) for the purposes listed below:

  1. Publishing in any Level Up Entertainment media (including online, social media,  and print).

  2. Displaying at various events.

  3. Publishing in other forms for the purpose of promoting this competition and Gunpla.

  4. Contestants agree to us altering images by adjusting colors, cropping, correcting typographical errors in comments and title, editing comments etc. for the purposes listed above.

  5. The organizer will be extremely careful while handling your work, but we cannot fully guarantee its safety.

  6. Managing entries to this competition.

  7. Contacting entrants to verify and/or to inform winning announcements as well as inquiry correspondence.

  8. Displaying the submitted work with the contestant’s name, as well as other purposes for using works.

We do not share contestant’s private information with third parties without entrants’ permission, except under conditions that are necessary for fulfilling legal obligations, or to use for publications and other things that are listed in the official rules.’


If you have any question pertaining to this competition in anyway, contact us at contact@levelupentertainment.

Please fill out the form below to enter

Name *
Group *
I have read and understood the rules for the competition as listed above *