Friday Night Fights [Round 18]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another rear-naked-choke edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout features two classic album covers in a generational battle of the bands, fighting for record company payola and Grammy awards.   Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from the Karma Police Headquarters, it’s Anthony “The Wookie” Wilson and his “OK Computer“.

And fighting out of the blue corner, from the point of no return, it’s “Nitro” W.Navarre and his “Kansas Album Cover“.

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 fanciful joust of the centaurs, where System and Bionicle squared off with a giant feed bag of oats on the line.  In the end  “Never Surrender” nobu_tary impaled his opponent with a commanding 11-2 victory over  “Lion-hearted” Lego 7.  Nobu_tary records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while Lego 7 falls to (0-1).

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Friday Night Fights [Round 17]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another slap and tickle edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout features two armored man-horses jousting for the right to appear in the official Lego Monster Manual and a bucket of oats.   Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from his throne on the dizzying heights of Mt. Olympus, it’s “Never Surrender” nobu_tary and his “Centaur Knight“.

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And fighting out of the blue corner, from a place where the streets have no name, it’s “Lion-hearted” Lego 7 and his “Centaur Knight Mech“.

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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 the cronies as KeithLUG and WACKlug brawled in the thin air of the angry red planet.  In the end, Shannon “The Savage” Sproule and his “Unity Outpost“ scored a decisive 7-4 victory over Brendan “The Brawler” Mauro and his “Modular Mars Base“…proving once again that KeithLUG is the superior LUG.  Sproule records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while Mauro falls to (0-1).

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Friday Night Fights [Round 16]

*This very special edition of Friday Night Fights has a brief and arguably interesting backstory.  Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed that I posted and quickly deleted an entirely different Round 16 match-up earlier today.  Because I’m lazy I didn’t notice a very important detail that gave one entry a huge advantage over it’s adversary.  Constant reader and friend of the blog Zach pointed this advantage out to me in the comments and challenged me to do better, with some obligatory rough language about my mother.  After some entirely urbane and reasonable discourse we decided to go head-to-head this week, his crony against mine, mano-a-mano.  In that spirit….

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another Punch and Judy edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout will be fought on the unforgiving soil of the angry red planet, with mineral rights and access to the gravity well on the line.  Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, under the KeithLUG banner, from Australia where a man is still free to be a man, it’s Shannon “The Savage” Sproule and his “Unity Outpost“.

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And fighting out of the blue corner, under the WACKlug banner, from the bathroom of WACKlug’s coastal tree-fort “Gwendolyn”,  it’s Brendan “The Brawler” Mauro and his “Modular Mars Base“.

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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 the runway, an erotic cat-fight between Sniper and Stiletto.  In the end, Kosbrick and his “Stiletto Heel“ stomped his way to a 6-2 victory over the hapless Redverse and his “Uslaw Haern the Sharpshooter“.   Kosbrick records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while Redverse falls to (0-1).

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Friday Night Fights [Round 15]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another ankle-snapping edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout is all about style, it’s a take-no-prisoners cat-fight for runway supremacy…  Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from scenic Jakarta, Indonesia, it’s Kosbrick and his “Stiletto Heel“.

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And fighting out of the blue corner, from the mean streets of Moscow,  it’s Redverse and his “Uslaw Haern the Sharpshooter“.

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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 the Backyard, as minifig Stormtroopers tried desperately to shoot each other from a distance of 10 paces.   In the end, true to form, neither combatant could hit the target and the judges scored the bout a draw (7-7).  There has never been a draw in the long and illustrious history of Friday Night Fights so an official ruling was required from the KeithLUG Home Office.   And the winner is…you the constant reader, because both entries have been given a loss and neither photo will be featured in this post.  Enjoy this week’s match!

Friday Night Fights [Round 14]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another meat-grinding edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout features one of our hobby’s most popular yet…somehow…unappreciated sub-genres, with the international heavyweight clone-on-a-plate championship belt on the line.  Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from somewhere in the garden, it’s Longer “The Lion”  Ludovic and his “détente“.

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And fighting out of the blue corner, from a place where hope still floats, it’s “Killer” Ki Young Lee and his “For your wish“.

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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 200 Years War, as near future starfighters dueled for the all important control of the Earth-Mars corridor.    In the end, Nick “Nasty” and his “SAB S-44 Kestrel“ scored a walloping 10-5 victory over  “The Human X-acto Knife” xiei22 and his “BLUE Phobos“.  Nick records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while xiei22 falls to (0-1).

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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“.

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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“.

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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).

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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“.

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

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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).

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