National Airfix Aeronautical Model Engineering Competition 2020
Rules & Regulations
All entries must be accompanied with a 50 word or less description of the model, its story and / or interesting bits on the build.
All entries need to be submitted before 2359hrs on Wednesday 18th November 2020 onto the Facebook event page.
The organizers reserve the right to reject and refuse to register any model submitted.
- Model must be built, painted and finished by the person whose name and signature is on the accompanying entry form.
- Entries which have been entered in any past competitions including but not limited to the NATIONAL AIRFIX AERONAUTICAL MODEL ENGINEERING COMPETITION will not be accepted for submission for this competition. The organizers reserve the right to reject any model submitted
There are two sections for entries: the Aircraft Section, covering any model of a flying vehicle; and the Open Section, covering any other non-aircraft model kit in the Airfix/FROG/HiPM range of model kits.
- There are 2 classes of completed models in the Aircraft Section being contested, and they are:
- Senior category – for modelers aged 19 and above, as at 19th Nov 2020.
- Inter-school category – for modelers aged 18 and below as at 19th Nov 2020 [excluding those in Master Class category].
There are 2 classes of completed models being contested in the Open Section, and they are:
Senior category – for modelers aged 19 and above, as at the Competition Submission Date.
Inter-school category – for modelers aged 18 and below as at the Competition Submission Date.
- Entries will be judged based the following basis:
Airfix Competition Judging Definitions
- Basic Construction: this is defined as the building of the entry e.g. are the gaps filled up, seams removed,
- Basic Painting: this is defined as the quality of the finished paint job , and if it is in the correct colours for that role and theatre of operation.
- Basic Finishing: this is defined as the overall completeness of the entry in terms of appearance: does it have rigging, are the decals on straight?
- Conversion : this is defined as work carried out to change the original kit so that it is substantially different to the original e.g. single-seater converted to two-seater. This can be kit-bashing, scratch-building, etc.
- Modification: this is defined as work carried out to improve a kit or kit part e.g. dropped flaps, canted rudder, opened canopy, opened gun bays, folded wings.
- Creativity: is there an innovative trick or technique to achieve the finished entry e.g. kitchen foil for bare metal finish
- Gutsiness : this is defined as building a difficult kit, or doing a difficult paint scheme, or doing a difficult modification or conversion e.g. all panels opened, or opened cockpit.
- Realism: this is defined as how accurate this compares to the real aircraft or setting (historically), showing off oil leaks, streaks, exhaust stains, whether the finished model is correct for that version and role and markings.
- Others: these will be additional to the model e.g. using a diorama to create an appealing setting where the aircraft is operating. The same criteria above will be applied and the additional together with the model will be treated as a whole, so more things means possibly more points (or more penalties).
- Entries of Airfix/FROG/HiPM model kits will be given an additional 2 points.
- ALL JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL and no appeals, discussions, arguments, correspondence, or demands for a recount will be entertained.
- Participants agree that by entering this competition, they acknowledge and confirm their consent and agreement for their names, their model entries, and photographs of themselves and/or their model entries to be used in advertising, marketing and other promotional activities conducted by the organizers.