Hobby Builders Supply has been my go-to place for basic dollhouse parts since I started making minis, and their annual "Creatin' Contest" has always inspired me. Essentially, this contest is an exercise in kit bashing. Ever year, the folks at Hobby Builders Supply pick a reasonably simple, inexpensive kit, and entrants turn it into something fabulous. The most fabulous entry wins. You can read all about it here.
I like contests, but rarely ever enter due to either time or money constraints. This year, however, I was determined to enter. I've placed my order for the "Fascination Station", this year's contest kit, and it should be arriving today!
Seeing as how this is a contest and all, I'll be keeping my pictures to myself...for now. Once I've entered my design, though, expect to see a HUGE "how to" series, covering every aspect of its creation from beginning to end. I'm really excited!
Have you ever entered any miniatures-related contests? Did you enjoy the experience? Are there any you wished you'd entered?