What if

GROUP BUILDS => "The Whiffies" => Topic started by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 11:49:16 am

Title: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 11:49:16 am
The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/84th_Academy_Awards_stage_zpsf7c3dbeb.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/84th_Academy_Awards_stage_zpsf7c3dbeb.jpg.html)
 
 
The lights dim……., another 50p is placed into the meter and then the lights come back on again…..!!
 
A lone figure stands at the front of the stage, mic in hand looking into the darkness ahead. His black polo shirt with a Tiger motif on the left breast side identifies this individual as tc2324, your Whiffie Award host…………
 
`Ladies and gentleman,  welcome to the 2017 Whiffie Awards show. We have a another great awards to share with you and hopefully some surprises when announcing the winners. ]
According to the Cambridge dictionary, the meaning of `What If` is described as ` used to ask about something that could happen in the future, especially something bad`.
While an element of this is true, we at the Academy would rather suggest that what if is best described as an `Adventure within an individual`s mind, tinged with a hint of genius, melted in a pot of madness`. (Of course in the Academy`s case we tend to brew it all in a lot of Jack Daniels before and after).
Fundamentally the what if fraternity is a strange collection of open mined modelers and artists who wish to share their creations with other like-minded modelers and it is an honor to be able to showcase the best of the  years efforts here.

I`d also like to mention two points of note to the viewers at home, please wait until all the results are posted before comment on this thread and I`d like to say a big `Feck you very much Photobucket` for their recent outstanding assistance in spoiling the show in some instances.... :banghead:)

Anyway enough of chin wagging and on with the show.

First up is……….,
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 11:51:26 am
BEST FIGURE



The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Figure Award were….,


MichaleC's Grosser Hund
AusTanker's Killer Penguin


……. And the winner is………..







(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/Emily-Ratajkowski-Yamamay-Lingerie-Christmas-2014-01_zpsyhmr43zd.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/Emily-Ratajkowski-Yamamay-Lingerie-Christmas-2014-01_zpsyhmr43zd.jpg.html)


Whoa ..….. ooops….., wrong slide!





Let`s try that again.

…. And the winner is………,




AusTanker's Killer Penguin


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UvtBDm1e5XU/Vq1TbiOWCqI/AAAAAAAAB2o/idMIrPBxE-k/s1600/kp2s.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 11:53:49 am
BEST MULTI JET



The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Multi Jet Award were….,

Dizzy's Yak-49M
NARSES2's AW Vengeance
TC2324`S F-15C(UK)
Nönöbär `s "Fatherland": Lufthansa Dornier Do-880, February 1963
Devilfish's Hawker Siddeley Buzzard GR.1
TC2324`s 74 Sqn Tornado F.3
Leptiprince's 2 Me 262's
rickshaw's P.1125
Dizzy`s Messerschmitt Me 262 G-1 "2Z+BM" (Werksnr. 112306); 4. Staffel II./NJG 6
Rickshaw`s Sea Vixen FAW.3
Devilfish's "Cheetah FRS.1
Novis2's RAAF B52 H Kangeroo
Dizzyfugu's Panavia Czech Air Force Tornado IDS
CammNut's  BA Seafang FA.1
Narses2`s Armstrong Whitworth Auckland
Sykotic's ANZ Boeing 747
DogfighterZen`s F-15CSE
Zenrat's Fiery Red Phantom
Old Wombat's NARDU F4D-1P Spyray
63cpe's "HAL Noun" fighter:
Zac's alternative RAAF F-1170
Zac's alternative RAAF B-1B
darthspud2`s RAF Thunderbolt II.0
Martin H's Sea Lightning FAW 1
Wacek85's Cutlass
Leptiprince's Searaptor
CammNut's Boeing/BAE Systems Super Hawk
JayBee's Trident K2 tanker
Dizzyfugu`s Alpha Jet Lancier M
Pearing's TSR2


……. And for the third time in this year’s awards we have a tie.

The winners are………..

Rickshaw`s Sea Vixen FAW.3


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/VM98NB.jpg)


And…..

Wacek85's Cutlass


(http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a615/helmutvp/Cutlass/DSCN1468_zpsgcv5fb3e.jpg)



Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 11:55:10 am
BEST ALTERNATE PROP SCHEME




The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Alternate Prop Scheme Award were….,

Ratty's Proctor
Dork the Kit Slayer's FAA Torpedo Bomber
King of Men's RAF B-36
Zenrat's IL-28 SeaBeagle.
Zenrat Industries SM81
Devilfishes' RN Osprey
comrade harps' Red Swordfis
Zenrat's Westland Wowhawk dive-bomber
Brigadyr's Czech P-82G Twin Mustang
Zenrat's Bristol Beaujumper
Dizzyfugu's Saab fighter
TomZ's Fw 200
CSMO's Nieuport 28
novis2`s Horten Ho-98G-2 Moskito
TomZ's USN H Kaiser JRK-1 Hercules
NARSES2's Polish Wyzywający I
PantherG's Belgian Spitfire
Old Wombat`s RAM F6F-3 Hellcat
zenrat's Curtis SOC-2a Loon
Novis2's RAF Mitchell
tc2324's  USN Defiant
KiwiZac's Korean War USAF Spitfire PR 19



……. And the winner is………..



Novis2's RAF Mitchell

(http://img20.rajce.idnes.cz/d2001/13/13147/13147116_d667028f8af8af48c205099023c1326c/images/DSCN7582.jpg?ver=0)



Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 11:56:20 am
BEST PROP KITBASH



The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Prop Kitbash Award were….,

Leptiprince Me-262T
Nönöbär`s Avia S-96 'Jestráb', August 1948
Kitbashers Vought (Blackburn) Corsair
Zenrat's MiG Ye-37 'Zvezda Vopit',
Flyboy69's P51 Mustang IIIa
Dizzy`s Boeing P-32 "Gale",
Zenrat's IL-28 SeaBeagle.
Zenrat's Bristol Beaujumper
CSMO's Nieuport 28
TomZ's Convair CV-373
DizziFugu's YT2T Buckskin
TomZ's Fokker D-22
Scotaidh`s XP-76 Double Lightning
Librarian's Kugisho B5Y-1 Ahodori
TC2324's AC400 Gunship
Zenrat's Bristol Blairgowrie
Dizzy`s Mustng VII

……. And the winner is………..



Zenrat's Bristol Blairgowrie


(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/PDRV/Beaufighters/Bristol%20Blairgowrie%208_zpslaxowqlu.jpg)






Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 11:57:19 am
BEST JET KITBASH



The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Jet Kitbash Award were….,

Dizzy's Yak-49M
DogfighterZen's F-16W
Dizzy's MiG-33SE 'Foghorn'
Dizzy`s English Electric P.6/1 "Levin"
Zenrat's MiG Ye-37 'Zvezda Vopit',
Devilfish's Hawker Siddeley Buzzard GR.1
rickshaw's P.1125
Nonbar's Megasnark
Zenrat Mig-21 11/3
Rickshaw`s Sea Vixen FAW.3
Devilfish's "Cheetah FRS.1
Leptiprince's Japanese F-2 SWF
Leptiprince Super Viper F-16 XL II " Popeye"
Modelling_mushi's F-16
Modelling_mushi's F-104
63cpe's "HAL Noun" fighter:
Martin H's Sea Lightning FAW 1
Leptiprince's Searaptor
dwomby's Hawker Huntress F.1
CammNut's Boeing/BAE Systems Super Hawk
Wacek85's Shinden II
Zenrat's SU-22UG
Dizzy`s Ta 50 Golden Eagle
Glenn's Assegai


……. And the winner is………..



Rickshaw`s Sea Vixen FAW.3


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/VM98NB.jpg)

Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 11:58:32 am
BEST MULTI PROP




The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Multi Prop Award were….,



broadside's Antonov An-24 Coke AEW version
Brigadyr's Czech P-82G Twin Mustang
King of Men's RAF B-36
Zenrat's IL-28 SeaBeagle.
Zenrat Industries SM81
TomZ's Convair CV-373
Zenrat's Bristol Beaujumper
TomZ's Fw 200
novis2`s Horten Ho-98G-2 Moskito
TomZ's USN Hughes Kaiser JRK-1 Hercules
DizziFugu's YT2T Buckskin
Scotaidh`s XP-76 DOuble Lightning
Novis2's RAF Mitchell
tc2324's AC400 Gunship
Zenrat's Bristol Blairgowrie



……. And the winner is………..



TomZ's Convair CV-373



(http://airwar1946.nl/whif/images/373-4.JPG)

Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 11:59:40 am
BEST SINGLE JET



The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Single Jet Award were….,

Ujik's Arado E.381 Julia
Ujik's Zeppelin Rammer
DogfighterZen's F-16W
Dizzy's MiG-33SE 'Foghorn'
Dizzy`s English Electric P.6/1 "Levin"
Zenrat's MiG Ye-37 'Zvezda Vopit',
DogfighterZen's  PoAF SAAB J29F Tunnan
Nonbar's Megasnark
Zenrat Mig-21 11/3
FAR148's RF-20E
MichelC's Kayaba Katsuodori
Leptiprince's Japanese F-2 SWF
Leptiprince Super Viper F-16 XL II " Popeye"
Flappydaffiy's Yugoslav Vampire
Modelling_mushi's F-16
Modelling_mushi's F-104
Cammnut's Saunders Roe Firebolt.
Dizzy's A-4 Aeronavale
Dizzy's Albatros:
Nonbar's Swiss J29
AndrewJ's Swift PR 6
Leptiprince`s F-35c spécial 125e anniversary
dwomby's Hawker Huntress F.1
Zenrat's R.A.N. Super Etandard
Wacek85's Shinden II
Scooterman's QA-4A Skyhawk
Zenrat's SU-22UG
Dizzy`s Ta 50 Golden Eagle
Glenn's Assegai

……………. and yet again we have a tie!

The joint winners are………..


DogfighterZen's F-16W

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_17241.jpg)


And……

FAR148's RF-20E


(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/Far148%20RF20E.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/Far148%20RF20E.jpg.html)




Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:01:14 pm
BEST SINGLE PROP




The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Single Prop Award were….,

Ratty's Proctor
Leptiprince Me-262T
Nönöbär`s Avia S-96 'Jestráb', August 1948
Kitbashers Vought (Blackburn) Corsair
Dork the Kit Slayer's FAA Torpedo Bomber
Flyboy69's P51 Mustang IIIa
Dizzy`s Mustng VII
Dizzy`s Boeing P-32 "Gale",
Nonbar's Fi-167 torpedo plane
comrade harps' Red Swordfish
Zenrat's Westland Wowhawk dive-bomber
Dizzyfugu's Saab fighter
CSMO's Nieuport 28
NARSES2's Polish Wyzywający I
PantherG's Belgian Spitfire
Old Wombat`s RAM F6F-3 Hellcat
zenrat's Curtis SOC-2a Loon
TomZ's Fokker D-22
tc2324's  USN Defiant
Librarian's Kugisho B5Y-1 Ahodori
KiwiZac's Korean War USAF Spitfire PR 19
Ericr's 'Wind Rises'
strobez's Caudron Renault C.714 "Cyclone" of the Kingdom of Asran mercenary air force.



……. And the winner is………..


Old Wombat`s RAM F6F-3 Hellcat


(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/RAM%20F6F-3/DSCN3843_zpszhrosprq.jpg)

Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:02:22 pm
BEST MISCELLANEOUS



The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Miscellaneous Award were….,

Ericr's Me 262 shark
wacek85`s Flying Stable Door

……. And the winner is………..


wacek85`s Flying Stable Door

(http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a615/helmutvp/DSCN0344_zpsc4xzdchv.jpg)

Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:03:33 pm
BEST DIORAMA



The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Diorama Award were….,


Sandiego89's Ice station Delta
Glenn's Do 24
wacek85`s Flying Stable Door
Sandiego89`s SeaMaster support: USS ASHLAND
Alvis's 1932 Deuce Coop
TomZ's Flying Saucer Quadruplet


……. And the winner is………..


TomZ's Flying Saucer Quadruplet


(http://airwar1946.nl/whif/images/RSC201.JPG)


Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:04:51 pm
BEST NEW COMER (NEWBIE)




The nominee`s for the 2017 Best New Comer (Newbie) Award were….,


darthspud2`s RAF Thunderbolt II.
Scotaidh`s XP-76 Double Lightning



……. And the winner is………..


Scotaidh`s XP-76 Double Lightning



(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f72/Scotaidh/Models/P-76%20Pacific%20Lightning/XP-76%20Construction%20048_zpswbqq73o7.jpg)

Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:05:56 pm
BEST PROFILER/ARTIST




The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Profiler/Artist Award were….,

Spinners
sideshowbob9
Flyer
Glanini




……. And the winner is………..


Spinners


(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/WHAT%20IF%202010/WHAT%20IF%20ALBUM%20A/RN%20SHARK%20FGA1.11_zpscg9bv8bl.jpg)

Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:07:00 pm
BEST SCI-FI



The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Sci-Fi Award were….,

MichaleC's Grosser Hund
AusTanker's Killer Penguin
Su27rules' Millennium Falcon
Mr Ten's Hiryu Space Tug
AXU's P-1-X fighter
Ti's Junkster Pod Racer
Su27rules YT-1300CLFF
Mr Ten and friend's Minotaur Aerial Gunship.
TomZ's Flying Saucer Quadruplet
Zenrat's Skyliner Hovercar
The Chaos Space Cruiser
Ti`s Jakku Desert speeder





……. And the winner is………..


Mr Ten and friend's Minotaur Aerial Gunship

(http://116.imagebam.com/download/brGRNRy3qRqkIfxvhJhO7Q/50125/501241001/2942.jpg)



Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:11:15 pm
BEST SHIP




The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Ship Award were….,



Joe P's Dutch BBL
Sandiego89's Ice station Delta
Sandiego89`s SeaMaster support: USS ASHLAND
Proditor`s Convoy escort cruiser - Joffre
Proditor's HMS Duke of Wellington
Seadude's USS Solace


……. And the winner is………..


Seadude's USS Solace


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5836/30378341682_642c44ff26_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:12:16 pm
BEST VTOL



The nominee`s for the 2017 Best VTOL Award were….,



chrisonord's US NAVY M/H-68
Devilfishes' RN Osprey
Dizzy  Fw-338 VTOL machine
b29r`s Sikorsky/Westland Falcon
Zenrat's Wessex
Tom-Z`s Pitcairn O-64 Locust
KiwiZac`s Convair FY-2 Delta Dash
Zenrat's Fw Ta 338D-2
63cpe's Breguet Dorand G.V French gyroplane


……. And the winner is………..



b29r`s Sikorsky/Westland Falcon


(http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p652/ckchisholm/0726162254_zpsozocchdg.jpg)

Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:13:16 pm
BEST ALTERNATE JET SCHEME





The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Alternate Jet Scheme Award were….,



Ujik's Arado E.381 Julia
Ujik's Zeppelin Rammer
NARSES2's AW Vengeance
TC2324`S F-15C(UK)
TC2324`s 74 Sqn Tornado F.3
Leptiprince's 2 Me 262's
DogfighterZen's  PoAF SAAB J29F Tunnan
Novis2's RAAF B52 H Kangeroo
FAR148's RF-20E
Dizzyfugu's Panavia Czech Air Force Tornado IDS
CammNut's  BA Seafang FA.1
Flappydaffiy's Yugoslav Vampire
Narses2`s Armstrong Whitworth Auckland
Sykotic's ANZ Boeing 747
DogfighterZen`s F-15CSE
Cammnut's Saunders Roe Firebolt.
Zenrat's Fiery Red Phantom
Dizzy's A-4 Aeronavale
Dizzy's Albatros:
Old Wombat's NARDU F4D-1P Spyray
Zac's alternative RAAF F-117
Zac's alternative RAAF B-1B
darthspud2`s RAF Thunderbolt II
Nonbar's Swiss J29
Wacek85's Cutlass
AndrewJ's Swift PR 6
Leptiprince`s F-35c spécial 125e anniversary
Zenrat's R.A.N. Super Etandard
JayBee's Trident K2 tanker
Dizzyfugu`s Alpha Jet Lancier M
Pearing's TSR2
Scooterman's QA-4A Skyhawk

We had a tie this year for this category and so it gives me great pleasure to say that the joint winners are………..



Narses2`s Armstrong Whitworth Auckland


(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/NARSES2/Model%20Pics%20001_23.jpg)



And…..

Old Wombat's NARDU F4D-1P Spyray


(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/F4D-1%20Chaser/DSCN3839_zps5817zdqd.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:14:20 pm
BEST VEHICLE




The nominee`s for the 2017 Best Vehicle Award were….,



sykotik`s  Scud Launcher.
Zenrat's 3 John's Racing 1940 Ford Gasser.
Old Wombat`s ASLAV 1A2
Chaos's Pripjet heavy tank
MaxHeadroom's Citroen 11CV
The Chaos' Mark IV Tadpole in German Freikorps Service
The Chaos's T10-M
Buzzbomb's Sdkfz 222 mortar carrier
Zenrat's "Sumfing Stoopid"
Zenrat`s 2 Stoopid
ericr's road racer
Old Wombat's RAAF Scimitar
buzzbomb's "AS2K8 Medium Surface to Air Missile System":
Old Wombat's White Scout Car
Nonbar's Cologne Duck


……. And the winner is………..



Chaos's Pripjet heavy tank

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q722/TheChaos1987/Pripjet%20Heavy%20Tank/comp_RIMG0004_zpsjf2smh3s.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/TheChaos1987/media/Pripjet%20Heavy%20Tank/comp_RIMG0004_zpsjf2smh3s.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:18:54 pm
....... and so finally we get to the big one.............,




2017 `TOP GUN` AWARD




The nominee`s for the 2017 Top Gun Award were….,



wacek85`s Flying Stable Door
Seadude's USS Solace
Mr Ten and friend's Minotaur Aerial Gunship.
FAR148's RF-20E
Flappydaffiy's Yugoslav Vampire
63cpe's Breguet Dorand G.V French gyroplane
Pearing's TSR2



……. And the winner is………..






(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/la-la-land_zpstrtrgxpj.png) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/la-la-land_zpstrtrgxpj.png.html)




Damn it PwC…., your given one job…., ONE JOB!!

Enough with the La La Land already………





(The correct envelope is duly opened…..)




And the winner is….., (glances wildly over to the Pwc rep….)



Seadude's USS Solace




(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5836/30378341682_642c44ff26_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 02, 2017, 12:19:19 pm
……….. and on that bombshell, that concludes the 2017 Whiffie Awards show for another year.

(I hope you all have good memories and can remember some of the whiffie winners creations..??!) :banghead:

I hope you enjoyed the show and a hearty congrats to all of this year’s winners, a well done and pat on the back to those nominated and finally a big thank you to you the members who voted. Without the support from you it`s just me and that’s a tad boring, if not sad..!!

The Academy is now off to rehab and some corrective RSI surgery.
In a few weeks or so, the Academy will be contacting the winners for an email address so that your winner’s certificates can be sent on to you.

The Academy will look forward to seeing you again for the 2018 Whiffies, albeit at a slightly earlier time of year and totally Photobucket free. :thumbsup:
 
 
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: sandiego89 on July 02, 2017, 12:57:46 pm
Great job everyone! and thanks so much for all the hard work into putting on the show  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: seadude on July 02, 2017, 01:37:39 pm
*takes a bow*

Thank You, one and all. :)  It is an honor and a privledge to have won Best Ship and the Top Gun categories. It was a tough and long model project. But I couldn't have done it without all the support from the fine WHIFers here at this wonderful forum. Thank You!  :drink:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 02, 2017, 01:50:00 pm
congratulations and kudos to the winners  and thank you to the academy (  and tc2324 ) for there hard work in organising and running the show
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Old Wombat on July 02, 2017, 08:16:40 pm
WOH!! :o

TWO Whiffies! I'm beyond happy, I'm ecstatic!! ;D ;D ;D ;D :party:

Thank you, tc2324, for all of your effort & time in compiling these awards shows. Without you they may have faded into memory. :bow: :bow:

And a massive "THANK YOU!" to everyone who voted for my builds, your recognition is greatly appreciated. :bow: :bow:

To all the other winners a heart-felt "Congratulations, on all of your excellent work & well deserved recognition!"


Right! Where's the after party? :party: :cheers: :drink: :cheers: :party:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: rickshaw on July 02, 2017, 08:43:54 pm
Two Whiffles?  Two Whiffles?  I am honoured and surprised.  I'd first like to thank my family, my wife and my kids, then my agent and of course the judges, my peers.  Then, I'd like to speak about the plight of the Fairy Penguins.  A much maligned predator species which inhabit the south shores of the Australian continent, presently beset by habitat destruction from human beings and predation from the common cat and dog, as well as the domesticated rat.   They deserve our protection!  You should all adopt a Fairy Penguin to save it from the humans, cats, dogs and rats!   May your god/goddess/higher being that you choose to worship, bless you all...    :wub: :wub:

Ps. Thanks to tc2324 for undertaking the show.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 02, 2017, 08:46:02 pm


Right! Where's the after party? :party: :cheers: :drink: :cheers: :party:

Why, at yours, of course... hope you're firing up the Barbie already - we're all on our way...  :lol: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: zenrat on July 02, 2017, 10:29:08 pm
Thank you and well done everyone.  You all did very well.
To Photobucket, your timing is exquisite.  May you burn in the fires of heck for all eternity.
And Rickshaw, the PC police will be calling shortly to make an appointment for your re-education.  "Fairy" Penguins indeed...

 :mellow:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: TomZ on July 02, 2017, 10:33:33 pm
Wow, two Whiffies! I am truly honoured!

I want to thank the academy for all their hard work. Jolly good show!

I also want to thank my wife, my dog (which I don't have but sounds nice), my parents, grandparents, firends, non-firends and, and, and.....

Thanks Guys!


TomZ
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 02, 2017, 11:52:11 pm
 :o... I'm speechless... Thank you all for the tremendous honor, i'm very grateful!! :bow: :bow:
And congratzs to all the winners but also, to every one who's a part of this great community! :cheers:
It's a shame that PB is holding back the show this year but tc2324 is THE MAN!!  :bow: :bow:  Thank you for the dedication to our community, for looking after such a cool place that so many modellers call a "home".

Party on!! :drink:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: NARSES2 on July 03, 2017, 01:17:06 am
Well I can honestly say I'm genuinely stunned. I never, ever expected to win a Whiffie and I'm truly honoured. Thank you to this wonderful community who make modeling so much fun.  :thumbsup:

My greatest thanks however go to tc2324 for organising such a fantastic show  :bow:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: loupgarou on July 03, 2017, 02:52:13 am
Thank you, tc2324, for all of your effort & time in compiling these awards shows. A LOT of work with all the categories, and polls etc. A full time job, I am truly impressed by your dedication.   :thumbsup:
Congratulations to all the winners and also to every nominees, lots of interesting and clever builds. (http://www.aerosoph.net/HTML-version_Forum_Archive/Smilies/clap.gif)
And, using the words of our own philosopher.
"To Photobucket, your timing is exquisite.  May you burn in the fires of heck for all eternity."  :wacko:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: bearmatt on July 03, 2017, 04:04:22 am
Thanks tc for organizing this once again. (we will overlook your envelope fail for the Top Gun award  :wacko:)

Congrats to all Whiffie winners. Great job and full of inventive genius.

(photobucket - kick the bucket)

Cheers

b.
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 03, 2017, 04:44:24 am
Congratulations to all winners - tough contest this year, IMHO.  :cheers:  :lol:

And many thanks for setting the event up again, the effort and dedication behind this institution.  :bow:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Librarian on July 03, 2017, 04:59:30 am
Some seriously good builds there...still love that Sci-Fi Liberator job :wub:

Noticed a few people are copping that PB annoyance.
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: su27rules on July 03, 2017, 10:04:20 am
Thank you "tc2324" for all of your effort and time.
Congratulations to all the winners and to all nominees, so much great works.

Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: The Chaos on July 03, 2017, 11:23:35 am
Great work too all and sorry m pics are down from Photobucket.
I must reinstall this next time for my Pripjet tank.
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on July 03, 2017, 11:28:14 am
Congratulations to all winners - tough contest this year, IMHO.  :cheers:  :lol:

And many thanks for setting the event up again, the effort and dedication behind this institution.  :bow:  :thumbsup:

Can't put it any better. Alas, missed voting while away in the Arctic - bit I can't disagree with the winners!
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Nils on July 03, 2017, 12:05:50 pm
as every year, a fantastic show TC, thanks for hosting and congratulations to all the winners  :thumbsup:
IMHO, all entries are winners  :mellow:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 03, 2017, 04:22:52 pm
Fantastic!! Congrats to everyone and many many thanks to the powers that be for putting this on.  Definitely a high point to my day!
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 04, 2017, 06:20:20 am
Always a pleasure chaps.  :thumbsup:

So that i can get a head start on the Cert`s, if any of you have suffered the Photobucket effect, please PM me some photo`s of your winning entries as I can`t get to the originals any more. This should also include anyone who plans to delete their PB account in the near future as well.

Ta very much.
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: NARSES2 on July 04, 2017, 07:07:09 am


Can't put it any better. Alas, missed voting while away in the Arctic -

Sounds intriguing
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Old Wombat on July 04, 2017, 08:18:23 am


Can't put it any better. Alas, missed voting while away in the Arctic -

Sounds intriguing

I find myself questioning Glenn's dedication to the hobby if he thinks that this is a sufficient excuse for not voting for the Whiffies! :angry:




 ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: b29r on July 05, 2017, 07:16:58 am
Many thanks to tc, the Academy, and all of those who supported and voted for the Falcon in the VTOL Category.  I still can't believe it, and I am now a firm believer in the concept of bribe money  :wacko:  Congrats on all of the entries, just amazing builds, and to the winners.  Looking forward to seeing more of everyone's fine work here, this is a truly great place to be!   :thumbsup:
Best regards,
Kem
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: wacek85 on July 05, 2017, 12:38:43 pm
Wow, not one...two whiffies :D Many many many thanks! Congrats for tc for superb show, for participants for great work ...Well , I'm still shocked :D
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 05, 2017, 12:47:07 pm


Can't put it any better. Alas, missed voting while away in the Arctic -

Sounds intriguing

I find myself questioning Glenn's dedication to the hobby if he thinks that this is a sufficient excuse for not voting for the Whiffies! :angry:




 ;)

Indeed, that's unacceptable!! ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Old Wombat on July 06, 2017, 01:51:57 am
Awesome job on the certificates, tc! Brilliant! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: rickshaw on July 06, 2017, 04:17:06 am
Awesome job on the certificates, tc! Brilliant! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

x2   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: TomZ on July 06, 2017, 04:39:44 am
Awesome job on the certificates, tc! Brilliant! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

+1

TomZ
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 06, 2017, 05:45:25 am
Awesome job on the certificates, tc! Brilliant! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

+1

TomZ

Yup, great stuff! I'm thinking of printing mine and framing it, it is my first modelling prize ever so you can be sure i'm proud. :cheers:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: NARSES2 on July 06, 2017, 06:32:48 am
Mine's been printed and is going on the modelling room wall  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Captain Canada on July 06, 2017, 07:26:56 am
Great stuff guys ! Thanks for the show, very entertaining ! I'm defo voting for that first figure model lol.

Congrats to all, well deserved indeed !

 :bow:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on July 06, 2017, 07:38:02 pm


Can't put it any better. Alas, missed voting while away in the Arctic -

Sounds intriguing

I find myself questioning Glenn's dedication to the hobby if he thinks that this is a sufficient excuse for not voting for the Whiffies! :angry:




 ;)

I confess my backsliding weakness and throw myself on the mercy of my comrades. Instead of modelling in a nice, warm room I was freezing my proverbials off travelling North St Petersburg - Petrozavodsk-Rabocheostrovsk-Solovetsky island-Kem-Murmansk-Kirkenes-Honningsvag-Knivskjellodden-Alta-Tromso. Midsummer Day 20k yomp to the most northerly point of mainland Europe in snow, wind & rain was challenging for us oldies. At least it was just above freezing.
Museum of the Northern Fleet in Murmansk had Soviet-era guide (only Russian-speaking) who was so dire that i had to come on as sub to describe the British connections to our party. In contrast the Tirpitz museum in Alta was excellent; the enthusiastic Erik could not wait to show off his models (is everyone up for a 1/32 scale Tirpitz?), Johnny Walker mine & Tallboy bomb crater.
Have seen about the Photobucket problems so have created my first Flickr album, geared to this forum - hope it works and you find something interesting:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/60438667@N02/albums
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/60438667@N02/albums)
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 07, 2017, 01:27:43 am
Fantastic set of photo`s Glen, thanks for sharing.  :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: tc2324 on July 07, 2017, 01:34:58 am
Thank you all for the thank you`s.  :thumbsup:

At the end of the day this is all down to you guys, (and girls??), and I`m just the custodian of the Whiffie awards, (Phil`s still honorary chairman... ;))  arranging the polls and announcing the winners.

As I say pretty much every year, this is a little bit of fun for all of you and could not be done if it wasn`t for all of you so keep it up.

tc



Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 07, 2017, 02:25:13 am
Thank you very much for the enthusiasm!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2017, 06:25:59 am
Fantastic set of photo`s Glen, thanks for sharing.  :thumbsup:

Absolutely  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Been to St Petersburg, fascinating city. Farthest North I've been is to the Far North of Finland but that was business. Someone built a stainless steel plant up there, bloody freezing so you were glad for the Arcs  ;)

Farthest North on holidays would have been Anchorage ; I think
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2017, 06:27:03 am
Mine's been printed and is going on the modelling room wall  ;D

Now up  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Rheged on July 07, 2017, 09:03:57 am
Fantastic set of photo`s Glen, thanks for sharing.  :thumbsup:

Agreed, I think that these piccies can be used as a "Get out of gaol free"  card if formally charged with non-voting.

And I add my thanks to everyone elses for the work of tc2324 in  keeping the academy in order.  Might I suggest that now might be a good time for you to have a brisk lie-down with appropriate quantities of sustaining/revitalising liquid to hand.
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: Austanker on July 10, 2017, 06:16:36 pm
woops sorry I was in the dunny and missed the whole lot thanks for the nomination and award - awesome  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Welcome to The 2017 Whiffie Awards Show
Post by: philp on July 16, 2017, 08:40:32 pm
Congrats to all the winners and especially to c2324 for continuing this tradition that I started all those years ago.

Looking forward to next years batch.