Friday Night Fights [Round 13]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another flying-guillotine edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout will be fought in the cold reaches of space using advanced technology that might be within reach in say…the next 200 years.  Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from the well-appointed boardroom of the Sentec Aerospace Bureau, it’s Nick “Nasty” and his “SAB S-44 Kestrel“.

33973207450_0df9af0d19_o.jpg

And fighting out of the blue corner, from the red sands of Mars Colony, it’s “The Human X-acto Knife” xiei22 and his “BLUE Phobos“.

34659334315_8e25b75204_o.jpg

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor and determine who will receive a week’s worth of bragging rights.  Simply leave a comment below and vote for the MOC that best suits your individual taste. I will tally up the votes next Friday and declare a winner before announcing the next bout.

On the last Friday Night Fights….

It was the skirmish of the sky-boats, in all their foppish glory with international fishing rights on the line.    In the end, Felipe “O Touro” Avelar and his “Mestiço“ scored a harrowing 6-5 victory over “Jackhammer” JPascal and his “Ramona“.  Felipe records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while JPascal falls to (0-1).

26131113053_c8ffc44fa7_o

Color Commentary:

For those of you not in the know, this week’s combatants are also competitors in the popular Real World +200 building contest which just concluded on Flickr.  The event brought out some truly impressive starfighters, and what it may have lacked in sheer numbers (33 entries), rarely have I seen a contest with a higher overall level of quality.  There are only a couple of sloppy models, the vast majority are good and several are great.  These happen to be my two favorites, but the match-making was easy this week because I could have selected half a dozen models from the contest.

A few weeks ago when the contest turnout wasn’t looking so good, one of the hosts (and frequent contributor to the Manifesto comments section) went on the Flickr group AFOL 16+ and wondered aloud why that might be.  Of course I had to chime in with my two cents and I came of more harshly than I intended.  The three guys and one gal who ran the contest did a fine job, and I think I let my dislike of the main design inspiration from  TV’s “The Expanse”, and my general attitude towards the 16+ group to cloud my appreciation of the topic. Since the TV show was the primary point of reference mentioned in a pretty vague contest description, the whole thing turned me off and I assumed the same must be true of other builders.  Although I enjoy The Expanse as a show, I think the ship designs are horribly uninspired. However, I also stand by the criticism I mentioned on 16+, concerning one of the first entrants who was allowed to break the rules. As I wrote before, I know the point of the endeavor is inclusion but that kind of shit bothers me. For so many contests, rules are rules…but only until somebody complains.  It should not come as a shock to any constant reader that I’m a grumpy old dick sometimes.

I’ve known the hosts from years of interactions online and in person, and they are all good people who put up some great prizes and clearly inspired some fantastic work.  If you have a chance, check out the other entries, it’s definitely worth your time if you’re at all into sci-fi.  Kudos to Simon, Carter, Kate and Christopher for running a good show.

Friday Night Fights [Round 12]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another Jeet Kune Do edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout is an Ian Mcque inspired battle of the sky-boats, with control of international salvage rights on the line.   Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from beautiful Lagoa Santa, Brasil, it’s Felipe “O Touro” Avelar and his “Mestiço“.

26131113053_c8ffc44fa7_o.jpg

And fighting out of the blue corner, from fascinating Taipei, Taiwan, it’s “Jackhammer” JPascal and his “Ramona“.

24841522286_6b88aa79df_o.jpg

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor and determine who will receive a week’s worth of bragging rights.  Simply leave a comment below and vote for the MOC that best suits your individual taste. I will tally up the votes next Friday and declare a winner before announcing the next bout.

Last Week, on Friday Night Fights….

It was the battle of SHIPtember, with the control of the outer rim planets on the line.  In the end,  Anders “The Sledgehammer” Sinding  and his “World_Eater “ scored a  10-4 victory over  Cecilie “The Samurai” Fritzvold and her “Zea’x Dauphyz“.  Anders Sinding records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while Cecile Fritzvold falls to (0-1).

29713701151_1d863c83a2_o

 

Friday Night Fights [Round 11]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another “rear naked choke” edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout is a battle of the SHIPwrights, with control of the outer-rim planets on the line.   Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from the land of Lego , it’s Anders “The Sledgehammer” Sinding  and his “World_Eater “.

29713701151_1d863c83a2_o.png

And fighting out of the blue corner, from somewhere beyond Antares , it’s Cecilie “The Samurai” Fritzvold and her “Zea’x Dauphyz“.

29814937235_cd8e00fd3a_o.jpg

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor and determine who will receive a week’s worth of bragging rights.  Simply leave a comment below and vote for the MOC that best suits your individual taste. I will tally up the votes next Friday and declare a winner before announcing the next bout.

Last Week, on Friday Night Fights….

It was the battle of recreational vehicles made famous by popular American television shows.  In the end, “Murderin” Misterzumbi and his “1973 Winnebago Chieftain“ scored a dominating 11-1 victory over Alex “The Assassin” Jones and “Breaking Bad”.  This is the largest margin of victory in the brief history of Friday Night Fights.  Misterzumbi records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while Alex Jones falls to (0-1).

11116903456_27fb721563_o

 

Friday Night Fights [Round 10]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another “sweep the leg” edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout is a demolition derby featuring famous T.V. show recreational vehicles; it’s the meth-wagon vs. the zombie slayer.  Purist trigger warning: both models contain painted Lego elements.  Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from scenic Randbøldal Denmark, it’s “Murderin” Misterzumbi and his “1973 Winnebago Chieftain“.

11116903456_27fb721563_o

And fighting out of the blue corner, from zee fatherland, it’s Alex “The Assassin” Jones and “Breaking Bad”.

0.JPG

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor and determine who will receive a week’s worth of bragging rights.  Simply leave a comment below and vote for the MOC that best suits your individual taste. I will tally up the votes next Friday and declare a winner before announcing the next bout.

Last Week, on Friday Night Fights….

It was the battle of Metro Nui, where only one hulking bio-mechanical menace was left standing when the dust cleared.  In the end,  Vampirebohrok II, and “The Hermit” scored a 8-2 victory over  Gamma-Raay, and his “Makuta“.  Vampirebohrok records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while Gamma-Raay falls to (0-1).

29189599150_99760370f9_o

 

Friday Night Fights [Round 9]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another ground and pound edition of Friday Night Fights!   This week’s bout between Bionicle titans could determine the fate of Metro Nui and beyond. Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from the great Southern Islands, it’s Gamma-Raay, and his “Makuta“.

28702553104_5dd23a3d9a_o.jpg

And fighting out of the blue corner, from beautiful Sweden, it’s Vampirebohrok II, and “The Hermit

29189599150_99760370f9_o.jpg

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor and determine who will receive a week’s worth of bragging rights.  Simply leave a comment below and vote for the MOC that best suits your individual taste. I will tally up the votes next Friday and declare a winner before announcing the next bout.

Last Week, on Friday Night Fights….

It was the battle of Gotham city, with a heavy dose of clown-on-clown violence.  In the end,  Kevin “The Rhino” Ryhal and his “The Joker’s Wild” scored a 9-3 victory over Taylor “The Tornado” Walker and his “The Joker”.   Kevin records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while Taylor falls to (0-1).

27580953584_f500fe0bb0_o

 

Friday Night Fights [Round 8]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another Punch and Judy edition of Friday Night Fights!  Gotham City isn’t big enough for both of this week’s adversaries, when the dust has settled there will be only one Clown Prince of Crime left standing.  Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from beautiful Bainbridge Island, it’s Taylor “The Tornado” Walker and “The Joker”.

29234362202_bb63a01f03_o

And fighting out of the blue corner, from “Lando System”, it’s Kevin “The Rhino” Ryhal and  “The Joker’s Wild”.

27580953584_f500fe0bb0_o

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor and determine who will receive a week’s worth of bragging rights.  Simply leave a comment below and vote for the model that best suits your individual taste. I will tally up the votes next Friday and declare a winner before announcing the next bout.

Last Week, on Friday Night Fights….

It was the battle of La Grange, and after a tightly scored bout, only one Texas trio won the pink slip and the keys to the Eliminator.  In the end, -derjoe- and his “Eliminator” scored a 6-4 victory over j-p-30 and his “Eliminator”.  -derjoe- records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while j-p-30 falls to (0-1).

9537017819_e5c68e0451_o

Friday Night Fights [Round 7]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another sucker-punch  edition of Friday Night Fights!   “Well, I hear it’s fine…If you got the time“…for this week’s battle of the bands.  It’s going down in Texas, with exclusive access “to that shack outside La Grange” on the line.  Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from parts unknown, it’s  j-p-30 and his “Eliminator”.

21667836008_019af1becc_o

And fighting out of the blue corner, from Joe’s Garage, it’s -derjoe- and his “Eliminator”.  PURISTS: please note the stickers on the side panels ARE official Lego stickers, cut for use.

9537017819_e5c68e0451_o

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor and determine who will receive a week’s worth of bragging rights.  Simply leave a comment below and vote for the model that best suits your individual taste. I will tally up the votes next Friday and declare a winner before announcing the next bout.

Last Week, on Friday Night Fights….

It was a rumble in the rail-yard, between two engines hell bent on being king o’ the tracks.  The bout had the closest margin of victory in the brief history of Friday Night Fights on the Manifesto.  In the end,  Monstrophonic and his “DB steamer“ scored a 6-4 victory over Omega3108 and his “Steam locomotive type BR23“.  Monstrophonic records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while Omega3108 falls to (0-1).

28132348093_cbfde71e85_o