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    • February 19, 2020 6:16 PM EST
    • 1 - Dennis Rayon

      2 - Chris Kieffer

      3 - Devon Sinsley

    • February 19, 2020 12:54 PM EST
    • 1.....Chris Kiefer

      2....John Caughey

      3.... Dennis Rayon

    • February 19, 2020 11:31 AM EST
    • #1 Dennis Rayon

      #2 John Caughey

      #3 Devon Sinsley

      Whooo  that was real hard  ..

    • February 19, 2020 11:30 AM EST
    • 1. Hawaii Modeling Group

      2. Peterson Post

      3. Denray Welding Shop

    • February 18, 2020 8:54 PM EST
    • I have been quietly following along...too many other projects to join in the fun this year (again, dang it all)

      I want to give my first place vote to Eric Mueller and family for Mama's bakery,  for the family fun!

      Second, to Dennis Ryan's very cool welding supply! So much nice detail

      Third, to Neal S and the Peterson Post! nicely executed!

    • February 18, 2020 7:54 PM EST
    • If it's any help I made post-its with all the variations and basically eenie meenie 'd it!, only took 16 tries before I could live with it, or ... or ... or ...

    • February 18, 2020 7:22 PM EST
    • Well like everyone else has said, really hard to choose. 

      First I like one, then I look at the next and like it more, then a third one catches my eye, then the first one is my choice again.  Been going around in circles like this for 3 days, but it's time to pony up.

      Going with what I like best funky old buildings.

      1-- Dennis's welding supply

      2-- John's Assay Office

      3-- Devon's ice house

      Spirit award-- Bill's shotgun shack

    • February 18, 2020 2:59 PM EST
    • Enjoyed watching them all but the two that really caught my eye were Chris and Dennis. John was 3rd as I loved the stone work and the interior. Of course I always enjoy watching the Mueller kids work (and it keeps getting better)! Congratulations to all those that entered.....great work all around!

      1....Dennis Rayon

      2....Chris Kieffer

      3....John Caughey

      4...Spirit of Mik .....Mueller Crew!!

    • February 18, 2020 10:36 AM EST
    • Like I mentioned on someones build thread, we may have to have more than just a winner, we may need catagories for different winners next year. the quality and skill and materials used this year are very impressive. Everyone should be proud of what they accomplished and my hats off to all that entered. So , drum roll................

      #1 John C. the stone work is awesome and the use of bottles jars and medical supplies are very MIK.

      #2 Eric and Family, well should be family and Eric as supervisor. Great job on the bakery all!

      #3 John P. stone carving walls and such close in work is great.

      Honorable mention Dan Hilyer. The use of a new technology for almost everything, including a tool to make roofing is just way cool.

      Every build I would be proud to place on my RR, so if anyone changes their mind please send to Pete Lassen... awesome job everyone !!!!!

    • February 18, 2020 2:39 AM EST
    • After the first round of voting, the jury deadlocked.  Unless Judge Dave orders us to come to a unanimous decision, I am going to break out the votes by participant (Kid-zilla has to wait to vote until next year when he gets a later bed time).

      1. CINCHOUSE  
        1. Rick Marty's Bayside Station
        2. Dan Hilyer's Leroy's Transfer Station
        3. Todd Haskins' Switch Shack
        4. Spirit:  Chris Kiefer's Gas Station
      2. Yours Truly
        1. Dennis Rayon's Denray Welding Supply
        2. Devon Sinsley's Pepper's Ice Co.
        3. John Caughey's Stone Assay Office
        4. Spirit:  Tim's Orthodox Shrine
      3. Oldest Daughter
        1. Devon Sinsley's Pepper's Ice Co.
        2. Dave Tayolor's Paul Cozza Blacksmith
        3. John Caughey's Stone Assay Office
        4. Spirit: Tim's Orthodox Shrine
      4. Youngest Daughter
        1. Dave Tayolor's Paul Cozza Blacksmith
        2. Rick Marty's Bayside Station
        3. Bill Barnwell's Cracker House
        4. Spirit:  Tim's Orthodox Shrine
      5. Oldest Son
        1. Dan Hilyer's Leroy's Transfer Station
        2. Tim's Orthodox Shrine
        3. John Caughey's Stone Assay Office
        4. Spirit:  No vote cast

      CINCHOUSE summed it up best when she said, "These are all really good!" and everyone marveled at the techniques, materials, and, in Tim's case, shear tenacity.  Our near unanimity on the spirit award reflected our appreciation for Tim's shared efforts to be part of this hobby when every "deal" always comes with the caveat "offer not valid in Hawaii and Alaska."  The divisions elsewhere were a reflection of individual weighting of factors like complexity, theme, and personal taste.

       

      Good luck to all who participated!

       

      Clan Mueller

    • February 18, 2020 1:32 AM EST
    • Lots of fantastic entries.  My pics, though, are the ones that intrigued me the most...

       

      1 - Eric Mueller - Mamas Bakery Na Ko Oi. I liked the team effort put into this one.  'Eldest Daughter' in particular shows great potential.

       

      2 - John Passaro - Signal Tower.  True, he didn't finish, but I was extremely impressed with what he did accomplish, despite having to start over.

       

      3 - Victor Smith - because that much work deserves recognition.   

    • February 18, 2020 12:03 AM EST
    • As difficult as it may be, it must be done so here goes:

       

      1) Dennis Rayon

      2) Rick Marty

      3) Devon Sinsley

       

    • February 17, 2020 11:58 PM EST
    • Really hard to choose this year, but here goes:

       

      1. Dennis

      2. John C.

      3. Devon

       

    • February 17, 2020 11:13 PM EST
    • I rolled the dice sorta ...

      1. Clan Mueller

      2. Chris Got Gas

      3. Rick's rural Station

       

      or ....

      or ...

      or ... .

      Thanks Everybody!

    • February 17, 2020 10:39 PM EST
    • #1 Dennis Rayon - Denray Welding Supply

      #2 Chris Kieffer - Gilmore's Gas Station

      #3 Rick Marty - Bayside Station

    • February 17, 2020 9:49 PM EST
    • 1. Eric Mueller - Mama's Bakery. A family affair and it looks like they had a lot of fun building it!

      2. Tim - Russian Orthodox Church. Trial and error, built from scraps and leftovers and placed in a seedy part of town. And yes, I spotted Waldo! 

      3. Lou Luczo - Hole In One Golf Pencil Company. Procured parts from other guys' leftovers and stuff that was laying around. Glamour shots = +1.

    • February 17, 2020 9:34 PM EST
    • As always how does one chose. But here are my Top three

       

      Dennis Rayon

      Chris Keiffer

      Dave Taylor

    • February 19, 2020 2:58 PM EST
    • I had to edit my comment as its a family site. Lets just say I think Rooster had to pay a certain someone a certain sum of money to keep quiet about the whereabouts of the chimney

    • February 19, 2020 10:54 AM EST
    • After two days of voting,    

       

      Leading the count is:...... ROOSTER?   with 27 email 1st place votes,    All coming out of the Ukraine .........

       

      I'll have to go back and look at the Big Chicken's  use of the Chimney .

       

      But I suspect something fowl is going on......