Jump to content

Jim Whalen

Member Since 19 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 03:26 AM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Question about presenting models at a show.

Yesterday, 03:18 AM



I would definitely say you need to add a build card.  It also needs to be typed with good English so it is easy for people to read and understand.  Adding a build card helps judges as it gives extra information (no one is going to know everything and they certainly weren't there when you built the model) and viewers get the opportunity to learn more about the model if they are interested in it.


Keep it brief, this may mean if you have done a lot to a model you'll just be mentioning the highlights (or, in other words, what makes the build different) as people don't want to read reams of information.  Judges often don't have the time to read a lot anyway.  Add a few photos, but once again, don't overdo it.


Entering competitions pushes you as a builder and I enjoy entering them.  However, the same model will do well in one but not place in another (sometimes up against the same competition) and judges will have opinions so don't waste time getting frustrated when you do not place in the top 3 (or whatever you goal may be at a particular show).  Be pleasantly suprised when you are successful - there are a lot of good builders around and judging shows is not an easy task.

In Topic: 32 ford Sedan

08 April 2015 - 12:05 PM

Great rod!

In Topic: 1966 VW Beetle

08 April 2015 - 12:03 PM

I've seen a couple pictures of this on Facebook as well.  It is an outstanding build!

In Topic: Belkits

08 April 2015 - 12:00 PM

I've heard good reports about the Belkits rally cars.  There are aftermarket companies that do decals for them as well.

In Topic: Hi from the UK

02 April 2015 - 10:37 PM

Hi Jeff,


I think they have a model show at Peterborough - that'd probably be the closet to you.