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IPMS Regional contest judging mandates
Posted by pyrman64 on Friday, October 2, 2009 3:16 PM

Greetings,

This is to advise you that the IPMS e-board has mandated that all IPMS Regional
contests are to be judged on the 123-style. This mandate came after a rather
questionable poll conducted earlier in the year. On the IPMS forums, those
members that have voiced dissenting opinions are being called trolls and
malcontents (by eboard members) as well as having posting privileges suspended
by their puppet forum administrator.

One chapter has already decided not to host anymore Regionals. If you're an
IPMS/USA member, and you feel that the eboard should not make these decisions
that effect only the hosting chapters, please let them know.


Just wanted to get the word out.
Greg Harting

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by oddmanrush on Friday, October 2, 2009 4:14 PM

 

Pardon my ignorance to the matter, but what exactly is the '123-style' of judging?

Thanks

Jon

My Blog: The Combat Workshop 

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Posted by pyrman64 on Friday, October 2, 2009 4:45 PM

Oddman,

The 123-style of judging is where only the three best built models get 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in a mdel contest category.  In the GSB (Gold/silver/Bronze), sometimes referred to as open-style judging, the models are judged by a written standard and more than three models can be awarded.

 

hth,

Greg

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"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by oddmanrush on Friday, October 2, 2009 5:02 PM

 

 Greg, thanks for enlightening me. Though I'm not an IPMS member, the reason I ask is that I was planning on entering my first IPMS Regional contest this month so I was wondering how that would effect my entry. The GSB style seems a little more forgiving, especially to those who are basic or intermediate modelers, or who've never entered a contest before. (I probably fit into all three of those categories by the way) 

Well, and again pardon my ignorance, if the GSB is based on a written standard, on what is the 123 style based? Opinion?

 Thanks - Jon

Jon

My Blog: The Combat Workshop 

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Posted by pyrman64 on Friday, October 2, 2009 9:01 PM

Jon,

The 123-style of judging is based on first doing the "basics" of contest modeling:

  • no glue marks
  • sink marks/ejector pin marks- filled & sanded
  • flash (excess plastic from molds)
  • alighment -  parts, wheels, tracks (& road wheels) and landing gear
  • seams - filles/sanded
  • paint- no "orange peel", overspray, consistant sheen, lint/dust, brush marks, etc.
  • decals - no silvering

here's a link to the IPMS "Competition handbook" (http://www.ipmsusa.org/competition_handbook/CH_index.html)

that should give you an idea of what judges look for.

 Good luck,

Greg

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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