2012 BSC - Categories, Dates, Rules and Prizes

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2012 SMA BIG Spring Contest

DATES & STUFF
• Runs APRIL 1st ~ June 30th, 2012
• OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED SMA FORUM MEMBERS - Forum registration is free.
• Out Of Box is allowed
• After Market products are allowed
• Kitbashes are allowed
• Scratch builds are allowed
• No scale restrictions
• Enter as many times as you'd like
• $5 entry donation PER ENTRY payable via paypal.

CATEGORIES
ARMOR (new build*)
AIR (new build*)
SCI-FI (new build*)
VEHICLES (new build*)
DIORAMAS (new build)*
JUNIORS (new build)* 17 years of age and under. Open to all genres.

*What is a new build? A new build is a kit that you have not started...at all. No cleanup, no gluing, no painting. Parts that have fallen off sprues is OK.

You can: open the box, open the bags, look at the sprues & read instructions.

* What is a diorama? Here's the formula:
Vehicle = Not diorama
Vehicle + Simple Base = Not diorama
Vehicle + Simple Base + Figure = Diorama
Vehicle + Figure = Diorama
Figure + Base = Diorama
Winny the Pooh + A hunk of plywood + The General Lee = Diorama

I simply have to draw the line somewhere.


PRIZES

Badger Airbrush
All 1st place (in 6 cats) and Best of Show
Custom engraved airbrushes (Custom engraved stuff is based on what's available when the engraving gets done. They are quality made gravity feed dual action detail airbrush. The prestige is that they are custom engraved, and the only way to have one is to win the contest.) with 1702 (scenery & structure), 1704 (generic military), 1706 (weathering & aging) paint sets

All 2nd Place Winners
Kromes airbrush and choice of 1702, 1704, 1706 paint sets

All 3rd Place Winners
1702, 1704, 1706 paint sets

All other participants submitting final builds (not entries)
Choice of 1702, 1704, or 1706 paint sets

NOTE! Badger Airbrush has explicitly requested that only one airbrush be given to an individual member. Therefore, if you win in two categories you will only receive the airbrush allotted to the highest spot. The airbrush in your redundant win will be bumped down the line (2nd, 3rd, 4th etc...)

You will receive all other prizes for the redundant win, and will be recognized as the actual winner of that position.




AK Interactive USA (1st place in each below):
Armor - "Washes, Fading, & Oils" DVD & 3 piece Set
Air - Engines & Metal 5 Piece Set
Vehicle - Engines & Metal 5 Piece Set
Sci-Fi - "Washes, Fading, & Oils" DVD & Weathering For Dark Vehicles 3 Piece Set
Diorama - Diorama Addicted Book & Mud Effects 3 piece Set
Juniors - Mig autographed FAQII



Gift Certificates from Elm City Hobbies
$100 to Best of Show
$30 to first place in each category
10% discount coupon to all entrants with a minimum $20 purchase (one per member)



ARMOR FARM
Prize Packs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Diorama Category.
Actual prizes to be determined and announced at a later date.


Modeler's Brand (ModelManTom)
Modeler's Brand Light kit - 1st Place Sci-fi
Exact prize specs are TBD


Vallejo Paint
Assorted Acrylic Primer
Exact prize specs and placement are TBD


Xuron
One modeler tool set (3 tools, $75 retail) - 1st place Junior

Member Donated Kits (award placement to be determined)

Kits from "Grendels"

From SPUD
Sky raider kit to first in aircraft.
Sword Fish kit to Best of Show.



Kits from "Biskup"


A 1/72 Revell Heinkel bomber from "Ilarmu"
Includes assorted sanding sticks and sponges from Florymodels.com and canopy masks from Eduard. This kit is a reboxed Hasegawa kit so the die cut masks are labelled "Hasegawa"


Kits from "FumbleThumbs"
Goes to 5th place in Juniosr Category
Tamiya 1/350 Japanese Navy Submarine I-400
Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki GSX1100S Katana
12 tube set of artist oil paints
Lighting Kit: LED’s (6 colours/20 of each), resistors, wire, shrink tubing and solder


Kits from "Fruit"
A variety of papercraft model kits


Slate engraved plaque
Awarded to Winner of Best of Show

Kits from "Bizarre"
Best Armor: Journal of Armored & Heliborne Warfare Vol 10
Best moden-based diorama or best junior entry related to modern warfare:
Decals Modern US ARMY Uniform Insignia Set
ACUPAT&MARPAT US MARINES MARPAT DESERT Camouflage Decals



SMA STUFF
There will be forum awards and some silly trophies that I'm working on....a few Tshirts etc...


DETAILS ABOUT ENTRIES

• Military Vehicle > Armor Category
• Robots & Ma.k.> Sci-fi Category
• Vehicle (Tank, Car, Boat, Spaceship etc...) with a terrain covered base (with or without figure) > Diorama Category
• Single entry with highest vote count wins Best of Show.
• Each kit/build can only be entered in ONE CATEGORY (ie: A tank cannot be in ARMOR and then placed in a diorama and entered in the DIORAMA category)
• All contestants agree that SMA can use entry photos on scalemodeladdict.com, marketing materials and products.
• Models entered in previous SMA contests cannot be entered in the 2012 Big Spring Contest.
• Competitors are required to pay a $5 entry donation for each kit they enter upon entering the competition. This is to help cover costs only and hopefully will keep contestants motivated beyond the fantastic prizes offered.
• You DO NOT have to blog (post) your build but YOU CAN blog (post) your build.

HOW TO ENTER
All categories must be a new build as of April 1st 2012. A photo of unbuilt kit with a current newspaper showing date, date on cell phone, SMA page in view etc... is required to keep everyone honest.

THERE WILL BE AN ONLINE FORM THAT YOU WILL USE TO ENTER. THE FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE APRIL 1st.

PLEASE....DO NOT EMAIL PHOTOS.


Thanks and get ready to have fun!

*SMA reserves the right to make changes to these rules should something happen that forces us to make changes or if Scott realizes he made a mistake when writing this because he is pretty much spent from starring at a computer screen an average of 87% of his waking hours.
 

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BISKUP's PRIZES

Hi just wanted to share with you the kits that I decided to donate for this year’s contest:
Prize 1: Name: Sd. Kfz. 9 Famo Bilstein 6 ton
Manufacturer: Planet Models
Scale: 1/72


Prize 2: Name: Assassin
Manufacturer: JMD Miniatures
Scale: 54mm


Prize 3: Name: Roman Warrior
Manufacturer: Uknowned Ukrainian company
Scale: 54mm


Prize 4: Name: The Golden West
Manufacturer: Andrea Press


Prize 5: Name: Pirate Bust
Manufacturer: Bishop Miniatures
Scale: 1/4


Prize 6: Name: HMMWV M998 Gun truck & Cargo
Manufacturer: Dragon
Scale: 1/72
Note: kit contains 2 HMMWV


Prize 7: Name: HMMWV M998 Gun truck & Troop Carrier
Manufacturer: Dragon
Scale: 1/72
Note: kit contains 2 HMMWV


Prize 8: Name: HMMWV M1025 ASK w/LRAS3 &PsyOp Team
Manufacturer: Dragon
Scale: 1/72
Note: kit contains 2 HMMWV


The decision on which kit will be given in which category I leave to Scott as he has the view of the big picture and will make the best use of it :)
 

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NOTICE

The ALL-OPEN category has been added to the contest. Final entries will begin to be accepted on Monday, June 25th. At that time you may enter a previously completed build into the ALL-OPEN category.

The single entry with top votes will win a BADGER KROME airbrush, courtesy of AK Interactive USA.
 
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