I entered two cars in what I thought was just a show. Later I found out that all entries were being judged. When someone called out my entry numbers to explain my builds. I was told that my 1992 Cougar Cabrio looked like it was built by a 2 yr old child. Talk about heart dropping. My other build was my 1990 Ford F350 Extended Crew Cab. I was asked about it and then shot down again this time with harsher criticism.
Here are my two "Childish and Toy Like" builds.
1992 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Cabrio Concept
1990 Ford F350 Extended Crew Centurion Custom
(Just saw this thread while doing a search for another topic)
I will plainly say that there are flaws with your builds posted here, and while they are minor, I could see how they may not place in a show (though that doesn't make what the judge said valid at all!)
(Opinions of course based on pictures)
For the Cougar, the convertible conversion looks great, especially the windshield frame and the partially raised side window. One flaw though is the black paint along the edges of the hood which can be seen from the outside. It also looks like there might be some glue residue where the rear bumper meets the body. Plus, the wheels don't all seem straight (especially the passenger rear). Also, no fault of your own, but the body kit for this kit just never looked that great to me, it always seemed to make the car look tall and blocky.
For the F-350, the major things are the bed not lining up with the cab, the slightly crooked front bumper, and the crooked front wheels (also the wheel rims don't sit flush with the tires.) The hood also isn't sitting flush (though that may be more of a kit flaw I've found), and the tailgate is a bit low.
However, both paintjobs look great, and overall they are good builds along with interesting subject ideas. Dunno how the guy thinks they look toy-like, I've seen builds that make you wonder how much they spent in tubes of glue!