Competition classes

Here are the competition classes for Nordic Challenge 2013. Please, use this form to register your models in advance.

Aerial vehicles Propeller airplanes, scale 1:72 and smaller
Jet airplanes, scale 1:72 and smaller
Propeller airplanes, scales 1:71-1:33
Jet airplanes, scales 1:71-1:33
Propeller and jet airplanes, scales 1:32 and larger
HelicoptersAll scales
Other aerial vehicles Space crafts and rockets except Sci-fi and Fantasy subjects, all scales
Military vehicles Other military subjects, scale 1:72 and smaller
Fully tracked vehicles, scale 1:72 and smaller
Wheeled vehicles, scale 1:72 and smaller
Other military subjects, scale 1:48
Fully tracked vehicles, scale 1:48
Wheeled vehicles, scale 1:48
Other military subjects, scale 1:35 and larger
Fully tracked vehicles, scale 1:35 and larger
Wheeled vehicles, scale 1:35 and larger
Cars Stock Cars straight from the factory, all scales
Street car 1949 and younger, modified cars which are not customs, all scales
Street rod 1948 and older, modified cars which are not customs, all scales
Custom All scales
Tuning All scales
Racing All scales
Truck All scales
Light commercial All scales
Motorcycles and bi-cycles All scales
Vignettes and dioramas Vignettes 1-3 figures and up to 1 vehicle etc.
Dioramas More than 3 figures or more than 1 vehicle etc.
Ships Sail ships
Engine driven ships
Figures Busts
Historic figures 54mm (1/32) and smaller
Historic figures 55mm and larger
Fantasy figures 54mm (1/32) and smaller
Fantasy figures 55mm and larger
Fantasy and sci-fi Fantasy- and Sci-Fi subjects, vehicles and equipment
Other Other scale models
Junior Modelers under 16 years All subjects and scales

Advance registration form


Judging principles

Chief Judge is Mr. Jari Lievonen. Chief Judge is responsible of ensuring that the judging criteria are met in each of the competition classes. Once judging is done the results are final.

Basic judging guidelines

Judges will look for the overall quality of the model. This includes craftsmanship, detailing and finishing of the model.

Judging

During the judging the judges are allowed to touch and move the models. This is why all models should be secured to a base. If model is not secured to its base it must be marked to the entry form.

Skill Categories

This year we have separated all competition classes to two (2) different categories based on the modelers' skill level. These 2 categories are "Basic" and "Master". In order to compete in the "Master" category participant must have won a gold medal in Nordic Challenge or medal in some other respected international scale modeling competition.

Bases

Our recommendation is that all models are represented with a base. Base is not a mandatory requirement. Base will no be judged in any other classes but vignettes and dioramas.

Awards

Awards are Gold, Silver, and Bronze, Highly commended and Commended. Best in Show is selected among Gold medal works.

Special awards

Out of the box models (OOB)

There are no separate OOB classes in the competition. OOB models are marked to the competition entry form.

OOB models should be built straight from the box and using materials that were delivered together the model kit. Instructions are mandatory and they have to be attached together with the model.

OOB models are judged based on the static display. The models won't be touched or moved by the judges.

It is allowed to use after market decals in the OOB models. It is allowed to use alternative rigging materials in every class.

In aircraft models it is allowed to use after market seat belts.

Detailing will not be taken into account when judging is made.

Junior models

Junior is anyone under 16 years of age. It is mandatory for all participants under age of 16 to compete in the junior class.

There is a separate junior class in the competition. All models and scales will participate in this one class- Junior models are marked to the competition entry form.

The judging of the junior models is based on the static display. They won't be touched or moved by the judges.

Conversions and Scratch built models

There are no separate classes for conversion and scratch built models. Conversion or scratch build have to be marked to the competition entry form.

Craftsmanship and the difficulty of the conversion / scratch built is judged separately. It is a mandatory requirement to have a description of the building process together with photographs attached to the model. If no such description is provided the model is judged as a regular entry.