The theme of the show (in general) is: “It’s a small world”
We have recently updates these after careful consideration of what we were getting ourselves into.
As with the past few London Scale Model Shows, our theme awards are all original, custom-designed pieces.
Theme Award Clarifications
In general, our categories are reflecting the small world concept unless our imaginations failed us and we resorted to another idea we came up with.
Aircraft: Best USAF (Celebrating 55 years of the USAF).
Specifically any manned aircraft flown by the USAF in USAF colours in any scale
Automotive: Best Single Seaters
- yes you heard right. Racing vehicles with a single seat. Thus Indy or F1 cars work for this. Dragsters and NASCAR (if it only has a single seat) would also fit.
Armour: Best Light Tank
- Principle roles (by design) - scouting, reconnaissance and fire support
- Internal provision for the vehicle’s crew only
USA: M3/M5 Stuart, M24 Chaffee, M41 Walker Bulldog, M551 Sheridan
UK: Mark VI Light Tank, Tetrarch, Scorpion/Scimitar
Germany: Panzer I, Panzer II, Panzer II Luchs, 35t, 38t
- those big heavy and medium tanks get all the publicity and so we are highlighting the little guys.
Ships: Best small naval ships – Cruisers/Destroyers/Patrol Craft
- Again the capital ships (battleships, battlecruisers and carriers) usually get all the press and we would like to see the little guys get recognized (if you can call a cruiser little).
SciFi: Best Space Fighters
- get ready Luke and Starbuck. We are looking for those swashbuckling fighters of the future!
Figures: Best Middle Eastern Subject
This could be figures from ancient middle east or from modern Afghanistan. Anything with a middle eastern bent from any age.
Eric Green Memorial Award: Best RAF Subject
Eric was a member of the club for many years and had a passion for the Royal Air Force. We are honoring him by looking for the best RAF subject.
CONFLICT ON SHOW DAY:
If there is a case where an entrant is not clear about the eligibility of a kit on show day, he or she should see the Head Judge. He will decide eligibility.
The decision is that of the Head Judge ALONE and CANNOT be superceded. All decisions are final!
MARK YOUR ENTRY FORM:
When you get (or download ahead – see the downloads page) your entry form, you will see that there are a lot of little boxes at the top. Check off which theme awards you feel your kit is eligible for.
Judging is a very busy, hectic and stressful activity. To make it easier on the judges, they will only consider entries that have clearly stated on them which theme awards they want to be considered for. Thus:
IF YOU DON’T CHECK THE BOXES, YOU’LL BE LEFT OUT!
It is entirely YOUR responsibility to ensure you’re in the running for a theme award.
We hope this clears up any confusion, or at least doesn’t cause more. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck, and see you on Show Day!