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    • February 24, 2020 8:36 PM EST
    • this year's challenge was good for all. the participants and the lurkers.

    • February 24, 2020 8:18 PM EST
    • Congrats to the participants and the winners. 

      I personally want to thank everybody that voted for my model. I love a dead line that forces me

      to hustle to get either done or to a spot that is close enough.

      I want to thank all the other modelers that participated and making this a very challenging contest.

      Most of all I want to thank the guys that organized this contest and made it roll so smoothly. 


    • February 24, 2020 8:01 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all !

    • February 24, 2020 7:21 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all the winners and a great big thank you to all the participants, organizers, and commentators. Can't wait for next year!



    • February 24, 2020 7:13 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all the winners it was well deserved.  

      And congratulations to all that participated, what fun to be involved.


      Any hints as to what we need to start stocking up on for next year?

    • February 24, 2020 6:59 PM EST
    • OK, the winners of the pens are Dennis Rayon and Gregory Hile.  Dennis for winning 1st place and Gregory was chosen at random from the list of voters.  Congrats to both.  Dennis, Gregory, if you will PM me your mailing address I will get the pens pointed in your direction.  If you prefer to email me, send it to danhilyer at gmail dot com

    • February 24, 2020 6:48 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the participants whether you entered a model, cast a vote or provided feedback.  It takes everyone to make this a great event. 

    • February 24, 2020 6:31 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all !

    • February 24, 2020 5:30 PM EST
    • Yea, what they all said.

    • February 24, 2020 4:37 PM EST
    • A Real Big 'Thank You' to Benevolent Bob for Hosting us and a Hearty Thank you to Dave for herding this bunch of cool cats!

      Wow! Way to go!

    • February 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST
    • Congrats to all who participated this year. Great work goes to the winners

    • February 24, 2020 2:31 PM EST
    • Great job .. to all !!!

    • February 24, 2020 2:02 PM EST
    • Congrats to all the winners and to everyone who participated. As a participant I thank all those who vote an pay attention to our craziness. I can not think of a better order than how this shook out. I thin this is the first year that I can say yep we got it 100% right. For radically different reasons I think each of the top spots deserve to be in the top spot.

    • February 24, 2020 1:57 PM EST
    • Great job everyone! Really fun to watch this year’s builds...

    • February 24, 2020 1:44 PM EST
    • Congrats to everyone  

    • February 24, 2020 1:39 PM EST
    • Congrats to the winners and thanks to all others.  

    • February 24, 2020 1:24 PM EST


      This years Challenge was at the top of entrants ever.   And the saying that everyone is a winner sure comes into play this year.   GREAT BUILDS all around, and if any one of them would like to contribute their build to me, I would be proud to place it on my pike.  All of them!! Well maybe not Vic's


      The most prestigious annual award is presented in the honor of the build challenges founder, 

       Mik just Mik.

      Is proudly presented to:

      1st time for Lou,   Keep the spirit alive!!


      The voting for this years builds had 47 people casting votes, a record.   

      The top spot was a lopsided run away win.

      The rest of the field had only a few points separating the next 4 places.   


      Each vote was assigned a value of:

      4 points for 1st place vote

      2 points for 2nd place vote

      1 point for 3rd place vote


      And the winners are:




      And to no ones surprise,

      And runaway winner of Mik 2020

      The close runner-ups were: Devon's Ice House,  And Rick's Bayside Station  and My own Blacksmith shop... in that order.

      Every entry garnered at least one vote, including Vic's "Where the hell's that Chimney at".


      Congrats to all those that keep the Spirit of Mik alive.


    • February 24, 2020 7:08 PM EST
    • Thanks Dave for continuing this and 2021 is just around the corner !


    • February 24, 2020 12:49 PM EST
    • Since I'm running this whole mess called MIK,  I refrain from voting to assure the integrity of the process...  Being I "Organize" and "Run", Make admin decisions   Try to keep the peace.  And "Count the Votes",   It could leave me in a "Sticky Position"  with my cohonas on the anvil....  Which is why I also have private e-mail voting for those that want to keep their vote confidential.     I do retain the sole rights to award the "Spirit Of Mik" honor, based on my judgment.



    • February 24, 2020 12:05 PM EST
    • Dave, did you fail to vote for a particular reason or was it an oversight or did I just miss it?