And the winner is...
It is polishing time! by goldengrifon
Here are some of the judges' comments:
Kevin: “I choose this one as the first prize because it has all basics (the idea,modeling, texture etc.) done perfectly, but also the little details of animation, for example the retractable claws and “balls” are moving perfectly.”
Mieke: “Need I say more? Perfect in execution, mesh, textures and animation”
Phil: “It’s rare to see someone come up with a funny concept and go through with it to the end, including great execution in the areas of animation, modeling, texturing!”
A big thank you to all who participated! Your entries were a great way to kick off the 2019 challenges.