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Shipwrights Staffers Build Contest

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Ahoy MSW Shipmates! Running in parallel time with our "MSW Community Build Contest", we now announce the "Shipwrights Staffers Build Contest"!

Keeping in continuance with our new, "MSW Community Build Contest" we will also be running a similar build contest between all of our MSW staff! The contest will have the same basic set of rules and regulations, with one small twist....this contest will be judged by YOU, the members only club of MSW!



The contest will be divided up into two seperate competition sections, OOB (out of the box) and Full Build, respectively.

OOB Category Rules of Engagement
(i) All scales permitted.
(ii) Ship Model must have a plastic injection hull.
(iii) Ship Models that have inherent PE or turned barrels or any other multimedia parts are not allowed.
(iv) No rigging allowed.
(v) Ships may be placed on pedestals if the pedestals are part of the model. Completed waterline models may be photographed on a plain wooden base or on cardboard paper. No water effects allowed.
(vi) Aftermarket/alternate decals may be used.
(vii) The modeler will start a build blog on MSW at the start of the contest to display the progress of the build.
(viii) First photo of the build blog must be of the model parts, still on their sprues and next to your selection of local newsprint, with the date fully visible… this is to ensure that no one starts with an advantage.
Note- Individual ship models only, no diorama's allowed.
Most Importantly, Have Fun!



Full Build Category Rules of Engagement

(i) All scales permitted.
(ii) Ship Models may be injection plastic, resin, or vacu-form. No scratch-builds, wooden ships or paper (cardboard) ships allowed.
(iii) Aftermarket additions allowed.
(iv) Rigging is permitted.
(v) Waterline ships may be presented on water effect bases and full hull ships can be shown on custom pedestals.
(vi) The modeler will start a build blog on MSW at the start of the contest to display the progress of the build.
(vii) First photo of the build blog must be of the model parts, still on their sprues and any aftermarket parts along side, all next to your selection of local newsprint, with the date fully visible… this is to ensure that no one starts with an advantage.
Note- Individual ship models only-no diorama's allowed.
Most importantly, Have Fun Again!



Judging Criteria
Judging will be done by all MSW Voting Members via a "Gallery Style" vote at the end of the contest.



Contest Duration
One years length, from June 1st, 2008, to end date, June 1st, 2009.

Upon the end date of the contest, on June 1st, 2009, a photo gallery will be created with all finished staff model subjects, and opened for vote to the entire MSW voting community.



Contest Prizes
Winner(s) will be awarded a special completion ribbon for each category.
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About the Author

About Mark R. Smith (Gunny)
FROM: PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES

I have been building models of all sorts all of my life, concentrating mainly on the coolest one's when I was younger, but now I focus directly on all military subjects, from armor to warships. After years of counting rivets, I put away the calipers, dial indicators, and micrometers and now just ha...


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Well, I canceled my Dragon on line order. and ordered the Trumpteter USS England, and Tom's photo etched set. This should be an interesting adventure, as for me it's micro modeling. The last time I tried one of these tiny ships, one cough, and my photo etched set looked like it got hit with a 5 inch shell, and the kit got the deep six.
MAY 26, 2008 - 09:30 AM
Well I have been very quiet, but now I know what it will be (yes, it arrived in the mail today!!!) It's the Niko Models 1/700 USS Texas ~1895 And it will be a Full Built (just because the models brings a very nice PE set). Another strange coloured ship in the cabinet Rui
MAY 27, 2008 - 12:57 PM
I've got the kit, air wing, photo etch, teeny tiny resin sandbags and Gator's Akagi flight deck masks ready to go. I think I'm ready. Oh yeah, batteries in the camera. Gator
MAY 27, 2008 - 01:13 PM
OH YEAH, baby....this is one kit that has had my interest since it's release. Rui, and you'll definitely do the job well......
MAY 27, 2008 - 01:39 PM
I have The Sullivans and the L'Arsenal upgrade set of it. So I am getting ready to kick things off!!
MAY 27, 2008 - 02:09 PM
My USS England, and photo etched set arrived today. Waiting for the barrels from Harry to arrive. All I can say is Dam, these parts are small! Unfortunately, from 6/1 to 6/13 I will be working 12 hour shifts, so time will probably be limited.
MAY 30, 2008 - 07:54 PM
Great news, Dave! Remember mate, we have a full year to complete the build, plenty of time!
MAY 30, 2008 - 08:50 PM
And I'm happy to report that my barrels from Harry were in the mailbox last night on the way to work, which is totally outstanding service. Now I have a strange felling that I'll surely need to double up on the lens power, and shaking meds. I hope I remember to pick up tomorrows paper!
MAY 31, 2008 - 06:57 AM
Hi Dave Double is enough??? Take it easy, as Mark said we have a year long!! Rui
MAY 31, 2008 - 11:11 AM
Ahoy yon staff-mates! Time to get busy, the MSW Staff Build Competition is on!!
MAY 31, 2008 - 08:31 PM
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