This will be an aircraft campaign revolving around the historical aspects of the Battle of Britain (May-December 1940). Please read the rules and regs section below for complete details. Have fun!
The Rules and Regs
This is what I propose for this campaign:
- Open to all.
- All models and dioramas to have as the main theme
aircraft that were involved in the Battle for Britain, between May and
- 4 categories:
a.) For the Novice
builder. In this category the builder is either; new to building models, new
to aircraft models or normally builds other types of models.
b.) For the Intermediate
builder. In this category the builder usually builds aircraft and the model is
built out of the box (I believe out of the box in IPMS American contest rules
is to restrictive. "It has to be in the box to be allowed"?) My interpretation
of out of the box includes simple enhancements like PE seat belts and antenna
wires but not other detailing using aftermarket goodies.
c.) For the Experienced builder. In this category,
anything goes from out of the box to hyper detailed (If you have been building
aircraft models for some time and even if you build simply out of the box then
this category is for you) I would put myself here, even though I build
d.) Dioramas. No size limits, the scene must have,
as it's main focus an aircraft that was involved in the BfB as outlined above.
I am considering doing a Supermarine Walrus picking up a downed airman.
- Any scale.
- All none dioramas to be on a display base. This could
be as simple as a piece of hard board with a map of the UK pasted to it or a
vignette with a single figure. (Any more than 1 figure will be classed as a
- Time scale; start Monday May 19th, finish Monday 7th
July, 10 weeks. Novice builders may start on Monday 5th May, a 4 week
extension. (Although it would be nice to run the campaign on the same time
frame as the actual battle I think 8 months is a bit long. Also other
campaigns are going on and it would be nice not to clash, to heavily with
- In progress pics are submitted regularly. To me this is
one of the most important aspects of the campaign. Regular updates keep the
thing "alive". The dilemma though is that not every one has access to the
necessary equipment to be able to do this and insisting on this means the
campaign being restricted to those with the right equipment (no jokes about
size not being the issue). It is necessary however to show that the project
was produced within the time frame to qualify for the campaign ribbon.
- Not a competition so no prizes, campaign ribbon for
those completing the project within the time frame.
- At the end of the campaign the Armorama community will
be asked to vote for their favourite model in each category. This is to inform
Members about the sort of thing going on in the Aircraft forum. Members taking
part can also vote, but of course, not for their own work.
There is no contest element other than a public vote at the end to put the finished works on display for everyone.