Re: 1995 Scale Masters

Larry Marshall (
Wed, 20 Sep 1995 09:17:09 -0400

> The first - and most important criteria - is one that's termed "basic
> modeling skills". This includes: are all seams filled (which CAN be
> a problem with some WW1 - try to explain to a judge who doesn't know
> any better that the horizontal tail is supposed to have a "seam"
> where it meets the fuselage); are all parts aligned (e.g. wing

Are the models not judged to some sort of documentation? In flying scale events
the documentation is, theoretically, the 'rule' and even if the plane is correct and
the documentation incorrect, points are deducted. This is an attempt to remove
the need for in depth knowledge of each aircraft from the judge's credentials.

> However, when you get into "gold, silver, bronze" contests, all
> things change. The "goal" for "gsb" contests is to award as many
> awards as you have. The judges tend to break things down into

I've been in contests like this in model railroading. They are a simple
way to run an event but that's about all you can say for them :-)

> ;-)) It failed to win anything at a "gsb" contest because the
> "judge" thought the lozenge decal I put on - which represents a
> "fabric problem" - was wrinkled, so they didn't award me anything.
> Yes, it was wrinkled, because that's what it's supposed to represent.

Many times I've looked at a Datafile photo and said to myself,
wonder how many points you'd lose if you really made that fabric sag like
that. Guess you've done the experiment :-)

Cheers --- Larry