2016 Diorama competition results & images
8 JULY 2016 was the 8th Annual Collectors dinner with Andy Neilson of King and Country coming down from Hong Kong.
This was the first year we held a diorama competition. The idea was the diorama must fit into a A4 sized box which I provided and we had three judging categories.
Based on the first competition we will refine a few a few things to hopefully improve it for next year. Some that did not enter this year already planning to enter next time.
The judging was very difficult.
Basically we had well known diorama makers Bob and Wayne judging their 1st, 2nd and 3rd Choices. It was mentioned by them that the winning dio (Bulge German snow patrol) grass might have been a bit too green but the inside and outside elements in the one small dio made this one their first pick. (Please not the dios were set up just before the dinner so many would not have their bases covered as figures were placed on base at set up).
People's Choice was based on votes by all who attended. 1st was the clear winner.
Andy's Choice was entirely his own decision and I know Andy had a problem with picking. He picked the AWI Ambush by Tony. His 2nd and 3rd Choices (Western Front and Gallipoli) included John Jenkins figures.
Not that my vote counted any more than others but on Peoples Choice I also happened to vote for the winner.
Special thanks to Glenn for the photos.
Totally there were 22 entries in the competition by 13 people. The breakdown was as follows :
2nd - Nelsons Navy (mix KC, JJ guns and Forward March) by David
3rd - Medieval (KC) - by Mark - Judges 3rd Choice
Western Front trench (mix JJ/KC) by Matt (also got Andy's 2nd Choice)
Berlin Parade (KC with conversions of the flags) by Ray
Indians in canoe (JJ) - by Greg
Andy's Choice (boss of King and Country)
American War of Independence Ambush (KC) - by Tony
Western Front trench (mix JJ/KC) by Matt (also won Peoples Choice (image above)
Gallipoli trench (mix JJ/KC) by David G.
Other entries were as follows :
Saracen Oasis (KC) by Greg
Jacobite Rebellion (JJ) by Tony
Indian prisoners with canoe (JJ) by Glenn
Trench tunneling WWI (no figures) by David G. (this dio had a light inside which cant be seen in this picture).
French WWI (JJ) by Mark
Blitz (KC) by lady collector Carole
GI Foxholes Bulge (KC) by Mark
D Day Sherman on beach (KC plastic tank) by Martin
Afrika Korps (KC) by Mark
SS Kubelwagen (TG painted) by Richard L.
Stalingrad (KC) by Gary A.
Japanese attack (TG) by Mark
Japanese v Aussies in box (TG) by Tim
Japanese Jungle patrol (TG) by Matt
Normally I would have expected some Britains Zulu dioramas to have been entered. However since some had combined to create a large Zulu diorama or knew about it this may have affected their interest in doing smaller Zulu ones. Was also noticeable that there were no Napoleonic displays.