Special trophies for SMW 2017

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.



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 http://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/scale-modelworld-competition/

Tony Horton, Competition Secretary