Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
Anybody who builds models can enter. You do not need to be a member of any modelling club.
WHAT MODELS CAN BE ENTERED?
You can enter any model that you have built from a plastic kit, provided that it meets the competition rules printed on this leaflet. There will be a category for your model whatever it may be. There are also special categories for Figures, Civil Vehicles and Scratchbuilts which may be built from materials other than plastic.
ARE THERE CATEGORIES FOR THE LESS EXPERIENCED AND JUNIOR MODELLER?
Yes, the Out-of-Box (OOB) categories are intended to encourage the greatest possible participation of the less experienced modeller. OOB category models will therefore not have to compete with the superdetailed models entered in the Modified (MOD) or OPEN categories but still you can tweak the model a bit such as adding seat belts.
There is also a junior and intermediate competition. If you are under 13 for Juniors, or under 18 for intermediates on 1 June of the year of the show, you are eligible to enter any of the 4 junior categories or 7 intermediate categories listed.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Simply bring your models to the Sandown Entertainment Centre, Sandown Racecourse, Princes Highway, Springvale at the following times:
Friday 7 June 2013, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 8 June 2013, 9am to 12 noon
Please take the instruction sheet along as a reference for the model at the bare minimum or have a look at the "Model Reference How To" to get ideas on how to present the references and get those valuable points.
ARE THERE ANY TROPHIES?
Category winners and placegetters receive a trophy in the Senior and Intermediate divisions and a model kit in the Junior division. Commended Certificates and Encouragement Awards are given. Special awards are also given, see Competition Categories. Winners will be announced and awards presented late afternoon on Monday, 10 June 2013.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE TO SEE ?
Australian Importers and distributors of plastic kits and other allied accessories will be participating in a trade display. Products will be on sale from the retail stands. They will be showing their latest products and will be happy to discuss the latest developments in modelling. In addition, a number of modelling clubs will be having displays and they will be interested in sharing their enthusiasm for their hobby with you. You are also able to see demonstrations of modelling techniques such as Resin Casting, Airbrushing, weathering and others.
Plus you get to meet other modellers and have a chance to chat and exchange tips and ideas.