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FNSS PLASTIC BATTLE ARMOUR MODELING SHOW

Specifications have been announced for the contest that will be held at FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. Gölbaşı facilities between September 3 and 4.

The ninth Plastic Battle Armour Modelling Show, organised with the sponsorship of FNSS, will open its doors to all model enthusiasts on September 3. This contest, in which scaled plastic land vehicle models and various figure models compete, attracts not only model makers but also fans of the hobby to the FNSS facility in Gölbaşı, Ankara. While modellers from cities around Turkey take part in the event, enthusiasts of this hobby living in Ankara can also see this important event. This event, in which the number of young modellers participating is ever increasing, also contributes significantly to FNSS’ social responsibility activities.

Hundreds of vehicle and figure models compete in various categories at the event, and what distinguishes this organisation from other examples from around the world is that it is organised in a facility that produces land vehicles. This gives participants and visitors alike the opportunity to observe FNSS-produced vehicles, to inspect these products closely, and to be given information by officials. This experience, which is unique for modellers interested in land vehicles, is offered to Turkish modellers by FNSS.

Following the competition’s award ceremony, which is becoming a tradition in its own right, modellers and those interested in taking up the hobby will have the opportunity to join workshops organised by experienced modellers, where they can practice and learn various techniques.

Additionally, together with its general assessment meetings that bring the participants and jury members together, this contest also allows for the exchange of opinions regarding the quality of the models taking part in the study; the mistakes made in these models; technical practices and expectations for the next contest, thus providing a significant platform where Turkish modellers can develop their skills.

COMPETITION SPECIFICATIONS

1.1. CATEGORY I
Military Land Vehicles of the World Wars, 1914–1945 (Code: 1K)

Covers all military land vehicles that have served in any region of the world between 1914 and 1945.  Ready made models of any scale, produced from basic materials such as plastic, resin or metal, and with any type of detail set, can participate in this category. Showing the model assembly instructions as a reference is not mandatory. Any types of figures can be used on the models. However, figures will not be taken into consideration during assessment, as all evaluations are based on the vehicle. The participants are not required to use a base. Bases will not be taking to consideration during assessment.  
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 explicitly stated by the contestants, all participants will be considered to be taking part in the Hobby sub-category.

1.2. CATEGORY II
Military Land Vehicles from 1945 and Onwards (Code: 2K)

Covers all military land vehicles that have served in any region of the world since 1945. Ready made models of any scale, produced from basic materials such as plastic, resin or metal, and with any type of detail set, can participate in this category. Showing the model assembly instructions as a reference is not mandatory.
Any types of figures can be used on the models. However, figures will not be taken into consideration during assessment, as all evaluations are based on the vehicle.
The participants are not required to use a base. Bases will not be taking to consideration during assessment.  
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 explicitly stated by the contestants, all participants will be considered to be taking part in the Hobby sub-category.

1.3. CATEGORY III
Military Figures (Code: 3K)

All military figures of a scale of 1:35 or larger, belonging to any historical period and nation, and made from basic materials such as plastic, resin and metal can be entered for the contest.
Although busts, as well as science-fiction and fantasy figures may be exhibited, they will not be evaluated.
Presentations must not include more than a one figure; however, complementary figures, such as children and animals may be added, and will be considered during evaluation.
Using a base in the presentation of figures is not mandatory. Nonetheless, bases that enrich the presentation of the figures will be taken into consideration during evaluation, on the condition that they do not exceed 6x6 cm in size. 
Showing the preparation and painting instructions as a reference is not mandatory.  Evaluations will be conducted based on criteria, such as basic assembly, details, painting and finishing.

1.4. CATEGORY IV
Diorama (Code: 4K)

All dioramas produced from any type of material and sold with hand made or ready made bases can participate to this category. 
In addition to military vehicles, all kinds of figures, equipment, weapons, buildings, plants, animals, surface formations and geological structures will also be taken into consideration during evaluation.
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.
In addition to the general evaluation criteria, the evaluation criteria for this category also include the following items:
Theme and composition
Authenticity and realism according to the time frame
Creative use of materials
Fixing

1.5. CATEGORY V
Seventy Two Scale (Code: 5K)

Covers all military land vehicles that have served in any region of the world since 1914. Ready made models of 72 scale, produced from basic materials such as plastic, resin or metal, and with any type of detail set, can participate in this category.
Showing the model assembly instructions as a reference is not mandatory.
Any types of figures can be used on the models. However, figures will not be taken into consideration during assessment, as all evaluations are based on the vehicle. 
The participants are not required to use a base. Bases will not be taking to consideration during assessment. 
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 explicitly stated by the contestants, all participants will be considered to be taking part in the Hobby sub-category.

2. RULES

 

2.1 Models that have previously won awards in ‘Plastic Battle Armour Modelling Shows’ may not be entered into this contest. However, models that have won awards in previous contests can be displayed in the event’s showroom area.
2.2 In cases of uncertainty, jury members can ask contestants for references.
2.3 In cases where the contest committee determines that a model has been placed in the wrong category group, they reserve the right to transfer this model to the correct category; depending on the level of participation, they may also divide or combine the contest categories.
2.4 In this contest, modellers can simultaneously compete in all categories. However, modellers who participate in more than one category will only receive an award for their model that ranks highest in its relevant category. Accordingly, their other model/models will be excluded from the evaluation. This will enable modellers with potential to achieve higher places/ranks throughout the competition.
2.5 Contestants hereby agree to these contest rules, specifications and the decisions of the jury members.
2.6 A contestant who competes in the Master sub-category of any main category is obliged to compete in the Master sub-categories of all the other main categories.

3. CONTEST LOCATION

FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş.

Oğulbey Mahallesi Kumludere Caddesi No: 11 06830 Gölbaşı / ANKARA

4. TIME AND LOCATION FOR MODEL SUBMISSION
Contest Area:
Between 09:00 AM and 01:30 PM on Saturday September 3, 2016. (Modellers who do not wish to participate to the contest may exhibit their models in the showroom area instead).

5. CONTEST DATE
Evaluation of participating models:
From 01:30 PM on Saturday, September 03, 2016.

Award ceremony and display:
At 13:00 PM on Saturday, September 03, 2016.

6. RETRIEVAL OF MODELS

All the award-winning models can be collected from the contest area from 03:00 PM on September 4, 2016.

7. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONTEST RESULTS

The contest results, announced at the award ceremony to be held on September 4, 2016, will also be published on September 5, 2016, on this internet site:

http://www.plasticbattle.com and www.fnss.com.tr
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