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The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« on: February 02, 2013, 08:16:19 pm »
tap, tap, tap... is this thing on? Looks awfully empty out there.  Course, it is hard to see with that bright light shining in my eyes (uh, can you turn off the lamp, thanks).

Welcome, welcome one and all (or anybody, really) to the 2013, what, 2012, are you sure? But aren't these the builds from 2012? No, they are from 2011. But, I am sure the calendar says 2013.  Yes, it does.  Then what happened last year?  You had some personal issues.  Oh, yeah, well.  But I am doing better now, right?  Seems so, you were stupid enough, uh, ok to do this again so you must be doing better.  Well, ok then, now where was I?

Oh yes, welcome all to the 2012 (really? yes. Ok) version of the one, the only The Whiffies (much fanfare and Russian National Anthem starts off stage).  Now cut that out (sound of record scratching and music stops).  That's better.

I am Phil Peterson, your Mini-Master of Ceremonies (once again, sigh) and I am proud to once again, stand before you and help recognize the best What If builds (at least, here  (Atty: Thanks)) done during 2011.  While the categories were down this year (you nominating slackers, uh, did I say that out loud?  Medication must be wearing off again, sorry) the quality remained very high and the number of voters from you, the Academy, was up so someone must be out there.

Well, think I have rambled on long enough. You didn't tell a joke.  Er, no, I forgot to ask the Writers for some this year.  I had personal issues, remember?  Ok, but you could use one from the previous years.  No one probably reads these and wouldn't remember if they do.  But where would my diginty be, oh, well, I am running the Whiffies, no dignity left here.

Anyway, a quick word from one of our sponsors (all new again I see) and then, on with the awards.

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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 08:21:22 pm »
The first award tonight goes to the Best Artist of 2011.

The nominees are:

1. Kitflubber for his Mechanical Beetle and Grasshopper
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31770.0.html

2. Coops213 for his Sea Harriers
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,25486.1020.html

3. Spinners for multiple aircraft starting here
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,18821.msg475596.html#msg475596

4. AXU also for multiples starting here
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30709.msg475714.html#msg475714

5. Litvyak for multiples starting here
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33348.0.html

And the Whiffie goes to:

Kitflubber
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31770.0.html

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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 08:27:36 pm »
Our second category tonight is the Miscellaneous Category (we had to combine a few to get a full category).

The nominees are:

1. Radish's Kevin the Albino Alien
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31165.0.html

2. puddingwrestler's Road Pirate Battle Bus
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31189.msg481758.html#msg481758

3. wacek85's Warsaw Partisans
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32658.0.html

4. Matrixone's Opels
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?topic=33509.0

5. wacek85's CRAB Combat suit
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33725.msg530101/topicseen.html#new

And the Whiffie goes to:

Matrixone's Opels
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?topic=33509.0
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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 08:32:18 pm »
This is going well isn't it? You have only done 2 categories.  Well, yes but they have gone well, right?  Er, I guess so.

All right all, we will take a short break for a word from one of our sponsors.



JMN's, how the heck did we get them to sponsor an add?  We kind of told them this was the most accurate Awards show on the internet.

What, and they believed us?  Hey, they are JMNs, use the word accurate and they will believe anything.
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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 08:36:56 pm »
Our next category is for Sci-Fi builds and the nominees are:

1. Sotoolslinger's TTA Avery Hornet
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30323.195.html

2. MartG's DIRECT Jupiter-130
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31580.0.html

3. puddingwrestler's Hover Tanker
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33036.0.html

4. thedarkmaster's HMSS Britannia
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33611.0.html

5. TimJ's ETPS Angel Interceptor
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34230.0.html

And the Whiffie goes to:

Sotoolslinger's TTA Avery Hornet
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30323.195.html
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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 08:40:15 pm »
Our next category is for those flying things with spinny things on top, yep the Best Helicopter nominees are:

1. Novis' A-129 Mangusta
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32989.0.html

2. chrisonord's New Hind
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32426.0/highlight,new+hind.html

3. Novis' Super Hind
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33119.0.html

4. TaiidanTomcat's Ultra Hind-SKL
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31182.105.html

5. Ian's Hughes/Westland Defender AH.1A
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33493.15.html

And the Whiffie goes to:

TaiidanTomcat's Ultra Hind-SKL
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31182.105.html
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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 08:44:21 pm »
The next category is for the Best Target, er, Best Armor/Armour.

And the nominees are:

1. Sotooslinger's Republic of Texas tank
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32482.60.html

2. Novis' Czech Leopard 2Cz
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33245.0.html

3. Deon`s VK4502 (P) Hinten
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34144.0.html

4. Flyboy's  Panzer E25
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32118.0.html

5. Buzzbomb's Radar Trager
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34063.0.html

And the Whiffie goes to:

Buzzbomb's Radar Trager
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34063.0.html
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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 08:46:06 pm »
Some more excellent stuff there.

And even more here.  How about another word from a sponsor? (well, your going to get one anyway)



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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 08:49:08 pm »
Next up are 2 of our more popular categories.  Yep, you guessed it, anti-aircraft targets (fair is fair).

The nominees for the Best Propeller Aircraft are:

1. Alvis 3.14159's Lockheed A-38C Turbo Lightning
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31043.0.html

2. Slava-Trudu's Payen Pa 350 CD Racer
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32175.new.html

3. PACOPEPE's Ki 183
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32259.15/html

4. PACOPEPE's Fischer XP-75P push/pull
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32239.0.html

5. Russ C`s G15M (I-8) ShokattaRyu
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33568.0.html

And the Whiffie goes to:

Russ C`s G15M (I-8) ShokattaRyu
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33568.0.html
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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2013, 08:51:21 pm »
The nominees for Best Jet are:

1. General Melchat's Myasishchev M-52a Bounder
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31026.0/topicseen.html

2. Franks Il-40 in Afghanistan
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?topic=32307.0

3. PACOPEPE's MISTEL VII. KG 201
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31027.0.html

4. General Melchet's BAC Eagle GR1
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33958.0.html

5. FAR148's USMC Hawker Hunter
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29145.90.html

By the way,this category had the most voters.

And the Whiffie goes to:

FAR148's USMC Hawker Hunter
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29145.90.html
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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 08:57:15 pm »
It is once again time for a very special award, the HOG Memorial Award for the Most Original Concept (HOG, say hi to Mike for me please).

The nominees for the coveted HOG award are:


1. Randalf's Czech SchwalCobra
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31585.msg485899.html#msg485899

2. Sotooslinger's Republic of Texas tank
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32482.60.html

3. Sotoolslinger's TTA Avery Hornet
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30323.195.html

4. Allan's wooden Bf-109
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32589.0.html

5. Austankers Jagdluther walking tank
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34066.0.html

And the Whiffie goes to:

Austankers Jagdluther walking tank
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34066.0.html
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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2013, 08:59:05 pm »
Oh dear, is it time for another fabulous message from another glorious sponsor?

Unfortunately, it is.

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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2013, 09:01:37 pm »
Ok, we are back.  Let's move things along.

The nominees for the Best Kitbash Build are:

1. Alvis 3.14159's Lockheed A-38C Turbo Lightning
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31043.0.html

2. Randalf's F-16A DeBlock 23
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31694.msg487766.html#msg487766

3. lenny100's Sea Vixen 2
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32100.0.html

4. tc2324's Tupolev Tu-90
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33123.0.html

5. sequoiaranger's Highball Mossie
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33114.60.html

And the Whiffie goes to:

Alvis 3.14159's Lockheed A-38C Turbo Lightning
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31043.0.html
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Re: The belated 2012 version of the Whiffies
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2013, 09:04:59 pm »
Another hard fought category with entries from all over the map is the Best Scratchbuilt model and this year (or last year, or, well, you know) was no exception.

The nominees are:

1. beowulf's Raketenrampen-Seekämpfer
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31319.0

2. Seadude's Habbakuk
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,25573.375/topicseen.html

3. Sotoolslinger's TTA Avery Hornet
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30323.195.html

4. pedrospe's F/B-X2
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31861.0.html

5. Russ C's Parabolics
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,33552.0.html

And the Whiffie goes to:

Sotoolslinger's TTA Avery Hornet
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30323.195.html


This is the 2nd Whiffie for this fantastic build.  Way to go.
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