Bluefin Distribution and Plamocon have announced that the 2013 North American Representative for the GunPla Builders World Cup Gundam model building competition will for Kevin Yi Zhang of Connecticut, USA, selected for his work on the Legendary Mobile Suit PWS-02.
Inspired by the Chinese comic Storm Cloud, the entry uses the MG Blitz Gundam and has been heavily modified with parts from numerous other Bandai kits along with custom made pieces and intricate paint work.
The N. American qualifier was split into live events at several cities hosted by Bluefin and an online competition hosted by Plaocon. Winners of each of these events then competed for the chance to win the spot to be the N. American representative, who will be flown to Japan in December for the Finals against several other countries including China, Indonesia, Italy, Australia, Philippines, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Taiwan.
Runner Up: "Dave's Zaku"
by Chris Zeigler (Missouri USA)
2nd Runner Up: MG FuunSaiki Gundam
by Eric Suderow Alex Manuel (Illinois USA)
Winners for live events included