This year’s new additions to the Scale ModelWorld competition trophy list include some interesting items, and one which is for this year only.
First, we have the special trophy that will only be awarded this year:
ROBERT S. HOPKINS III AWARD
Awarded for the best model of any variant of a Boeing KC-135
This is to coincide with author Robert S Watkins III’s launch of his new book on the KC 135. He will be at ScaleModel World this year signing copies as well as sponsoring the new award.
Other new trophies for this year are:
REME MUSEUM TROPHY
Awarded to the best Military Recovery Repair or Engineering Vehicle or diorama
This is an award from the REME museum and hopefully will be an annual award. I believe this trophy will be worth winning this year and in future years. It is also good to see an AFV trophy.
INSIDE THE ARMOUR PUBLICATIONS AWARD
Awarded for the best Armoured model in any scale
Inside the Armour have again made great efforts to support the competition with this award, and they have decided to make their award this year to cover a broader base within the Armour categories.
SHIP MODELLER MAGAZINE AWARD
Awarded to the best Ship Model in any scale
It is great to see an award for ship building competitors back this year, and is to support the newly-realised ship modelling magazine from Inside the Armour Publications.
For all the information on the Scale ModelWorld 2017 competition, see https://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/scale-modelworld-competition/
Tony Horton, Competition Secretary