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10th FNSS PLASTIC BATTLE ARMOR MODELING SHOW

The 10th FNSS Plastic Battle Armor Modelling Show will take place on September 16-17, 2017. Launched in 2007 with a small group of participants, the FNSS Plastic Battle Armor Modelling Show has evolved into a well-known event among the modelling community.

Held at the FNSS facilities in Ankara, where land vehicles are designed and produced, the venue it self, comes forward when compared with similar events. The Show draws both modellers and fans from across the country, offering participants and visitors a unique opportunity to observe at close range and view live demonstrations of the vehicles produced by FNSS. As well, officials are on hand to provide information. This singular experience for military land vehicle enthusiast modellers is offered to all modellers by FNSS.

With a rising number of younger participants, the Show is also one of FNSS’s important social responsibility activities.

The Show has added new categories, with the competition jury preparing exciting surprises for participants to mark the event’s tenth year anniversary. Organized annually, the FNSS Plastic Battle Armor Modelling Show provides an unique platform for modelling - enriched with a seminar and a colloquium, and moderated by the evaluation committee that has worked together for a decade.

FNSS invites all modellers to the competition, to be held at its facilities in Ankara. Detailed information and requirments can be found at fnss.com.tr. For updates and further information, please follow the Plastic Battle Armor Modelling Show Facebook page.

COMPETITION SPECIFICATIONS

CATEGORY I

Military Tracked Land Vehicles 1914-1945 World Wars (Code: 1K)

This category covers all military tracked land vehicles served in any region of the world between 1914-1945. Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category. It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation.

This category is divided into the MASTER and “HOBBY sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" or "Hobby" sub-categories is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category.

CATEGORY II

Military Wheeled and Semi-Tracked Land Vehicles 1914-1945 World Wars (Code: 2K)

This category covers all military wheeled and semi-tracked land vehicles served in any region of the world between 1914-1945. Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category. It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation.

This category is divided into the MASTER and “HOBBY sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" or "Hobby" sub-categories is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category.

CATEGORY III

Modern Military Land Vehicles from 1945 and Onwards (Code: 3K)

This category covers all military land vehicles that have served in any region of the world since 1945. Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category. It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation.

This category is divided into the MASTER and “HOBBY sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" or "Hobby" sub-categories is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category.

CATEGORY IV

Military Figures (Code: 4K)

4.1 - Historical and/or Military Figures (Code: 4K-1): All figures of a scale of 1:35 or above, belonging to any historical period and nation, and made from basic materials such as plastic, resin and metal can be entered for the contest.

4.2 - Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Post-Apocalyptic Figures (Code: 4K-2): All figures in compliance with the description in the title, including figures of desktop games, can be entered for the contest, regardless of their scale.

4.3 -  Busts (Code: 4K-3): All historical, military and/or fantasy busts of a scale of 1:9 and lower can be entered for the contest.

Figure presentation should not include more than one figure, but complementary figures (such as children or animals) may be added. These will be considered during the evaluation as well. A base is not required for the presentation of the figures. However, bases enriching the figure presentation will be subject to evaluation providing that they are smaller than 6x6 cm.It is not compulsory to present the historical document, the construction or painting manual as a reference. Evaluation criteria will be based on the basis of construction, detailing, painting, finishing and presentation.

CATEGORY V

Diorama (Code: 5K)

All dioramas produced from any type of material and sold with handmade or ready- made bases can participate in this category. All figures, equipment, weapons, buildings, plants, animals, surface details and geological structures used together with the military vehicle on the diorama will be considered in the evaluation. Dioramas with vehicles in which only a flat surface (less than 15x15 cm) has been used, which lacks either buildings, natural elements or surface shapes and that include two figures or fewer, will not be included in this category. Instead, they will be transferred to another suitable category by the context committee, based on the type of vehicle on the base.

The criteria below have been added to the evaluation criteria:    
- Theme and composition     
- Authenticity and realism according to the time frame     
- Creative use of materials     
- Fixing

CATEGORY VI

1:48 Scale (Code: 6K)

This category covers all military land vehicles that have served in any region of the world since 1914. Model kits, out of the box, of a scale of 1:48, made from materials such as plastic, resin or metal, and with any type of detail set, can participate in this category.It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation.

This category is divided into the MASTER and “HOBBY sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" or "Hobby" sub-categories is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category.

CATEGORY VII

1:72 Scale (Code: 7K)

This category covers all military land vehicles that have served in any region of the world since 1914. Model kits, out of the box, of a scale of 1:72, made from materials such as plastic, resin or metal, and with any type of detail set, can participate in this category.It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference. Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model. Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation.

This category is divided into the “MASTER” and “HOBBY" sub-categories. Participation in the "Master" sub-category is down to the participants’ own initiative. Unless the sub-category is explicitly stated by the contestant, all models will be evaluated in the "Hobby" sub-category.

CATEGORY VIII

"What-if" Land Vehicles (Code: 8K)

This category covers vehicles that are completely fictional and used in any time frame, and vehicles modified according to a reference or imagination, or any model imagined to be used on land. Model kits, out of the box, of any scale, made from basic materials such as plastic, resin or metal, detailed with any type of detail set or modified by using these types of materials can participate in this category.

For example, this category covers all fictional land vehicles such as all civil vehicles based on scientific data and/or imagination, wheeled and/or military vehicles, robots, fantasy fiction, sci-fi and post-apocalyptic vehicle types.

A base is not required for this category. However, bases enriching the presentation will have a positive effect on the evaluation.

More than one figure should not be included, but complementary figures (such as children or animals) may be added. These will be considered during the evaluation as well.

Compositions having more than one figure and vehicle will not be evaluated; and a new sub-category called "Scaled Diorama Category" will be opened as applicable to participation.

It is not compulsory to present any documents or the construction or painting manual as a reference.

The evaluation criteria will be based on the basis of construction, difficulty of construction, painting, appearance relevant to the era and presentation.

CATEGORY IX

Military Land Vehicles used by the Turkish Armed Forces (Code: 9K)

- This category covers all military land vehicles used by the Turkish Armed Forces in any region of the world, from 1909 to the present.

- Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category.

- It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference.

- Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model.

- Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation.

CATEGORY X

Young Modelers (Code: 10K)

- This category is open to all participants under the age of 18. It is not a mandatory category for participants under the age of 18, and participation is voluntary.

- Model kits of any scale, out of the box, made from materials such as plastic, resin and metal, and with any type of detail set, can compete in this category.

- It is not mandatory to present the model manual as a reference.

- Figures may be presented with the vehicle, but they have no influence on the evaluation of the model.

- Participants are not required to use a model base; bases will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation.

RULES

  • Models that have previously won awards in Plastic Battle Armour Modelling Shows may not be entered into this contest. However, those models can be displayed in the event’s showroom area.
  • If necessary, modelers may be asked for references on their models by the jury.
  • If necessary, models may be moved into different or correct categories, and additional categories may be created or existing ones closed or merged by the jury.

    • Modelers may compete in multiple categories with multiple models. However, only the highest scoring model will be awarded for a modeler with more than one competing models in the same category. The modeler’s other models in that category will not be evaluated. In this way, other modelers may have the opportunity to be awarded if applicable.
    • Contestants hereby accept all of these rules, regulations and calls of the organizers.
    • In main categories with “Master” and “Hobby” sub-categories, a contestant with a model in the "Master" sub-category must compete in the "Master" sub-category in other categories as well.

    LOCATION

    FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş.
    Oğulbey Mahallesi Kumludere Caddesi No: 11
    06830 Gölbaşı – ANKARA

    MODEL SUBMISSION

    Submissions will be accepted on Saturday, 16 September 2017 between 09:00 and 13:30 local time. Modelers who do not wish to compete may display their models in the exhibition section.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION

    To speed up your registration process on the day of the competition, you may register your models at www.plasticbattle.com/kayit as of 30 June 2017.

    COMPETITION DATE

    The judging will begin on Saturday, 16 September 2017, after 13:30 local time.

    The award ceremony and display will take place on Sunday, 17 September 2015, at 13:00 local time.

    RETRIEVAL OF MODELS

    Modelers may retrieve their models on Sunday, 17 September 2015, after 15:00 local time.

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMPETITION RESULTS

    Results will be announced during the ceremony on 17 September 2017, and published online at www.plasticbattle.com and www.fnss.com.tr on the same day.

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