Spruefest is a modeling competition that takes place at Southern California store Brookhurst Hobbies. The event has been going since 2017 and the number of entries and split categories seems to be growing. While there’s only a small segment that’s dedicated to the Gundam/mech genres, the work that was presented begs to be seen, regardless of the category.
There were over 500 entries with over 100 participants this year and the room nearly couldn’t contain everything! Click the panoramas to see the impressive entries.
Bluefin sponsored the Gundam category and also had a booth setup showing off some of the latest products available including an interesting Haro which features clear or solid pieces and retractable limbs.
If you’ve never been and are shy about entering, you should still go to an event such as this because the art on display is jaw dropping! It’s also fun to talk to others and learn new techniques that will add to your own toolbox of skills.
This was my first modeling kit competition and I honestly was pushing myself to participate to simply achieve the task. So imagine my shock when they announced my name and the piece placed 3rd in the diorama category! I can’t thank the Capufe Community enough for all the encouragement they provided in the two week scramble leading up to Spruefest!