March 2021 Paper TC Model Contest
Our March 2021 meeting featured a contest to build a Moss Motors paper MG TC. Nine members entered paper MG TCs in a virtual car show, which was held online. The paper models supplied by Moss Motors were painstakingly assembled with creative and impressive results. Congratulations to all participants for jobs well done!
Winners were announced in multiple categories, as listed below. Pictured above is Rob Zucca’s diorama awarded best in show.
Most Creative / Best In Show: Rob Zucca
Theme: Diorama of TC crashed into tree
Features: Diorama style, skid marks in real dirt, crushed front end, cut out windscreen and steering wheel, colors match Rob’s TC.
Most Ambitious: Steve & Linda Simmons
Theme: Massive 2-foot Long TC
Features: Large scale, black & white occupants with cartoon bodies, detailed dash panel, cutout windscreen and steering wheel, dash top cut to create cowl humps, colors and license number matches the Simmons TC, painted underneath front and rear wings, matching interior door cards, folded front wing edges, heavy paper gussets to support weight.
Best Finish: Deb & Mark Acosta
Theme: Recreation of Moss Motors catalog cover
Features: Impressively shiny red paint, folded windscreen, colors match Acosta’s TC, Hurricane fighter model (hand built) in shot with TC.
Most Functional: Richard & Sandra Loe
Theme: TC Racer
Features: Real axles with solid wheels, wingless body style, roundels with racing number, modified and shortened front end, Brooklands windscreen.
Realism Award: David & Joyce Edgar
Theme: Poppy Tour matching March TCMG event
Features: Clear plastic windscreen glass, modified for fully round wheels, colors match the Edgar TC, photo themed to match this month’s driving event. Coloring was done in Photoshop prior to printing, as was the full wheel modification and other changes. Also duplicated and colored the back side of the page so the inside door panels and color under the wings were there when printed back to back. Windscreen was cut out and filled in with Saran Wrap type of material.
Early Bird: Cliff Lemieux
Theme: 3-week Build
Features: Stock build with very precise assembly
Most Effort: Pete & Fran Thelander
Theme: His & Hers
Features: Each member built a separate model. Pete’s model matches the Thelander TC colors.
Paparazzi Award: Kregg Hunsberger
Theme: Accurate Clone
Features: Photographed model with matching real TC in scenic location, detailed dash panel.
Hard Luck: Dottie Smith
Theme: Work In Progress
Features: Didn’t finish in time but vows to complete it! Colors match Dottie’s previous TC.