I've attended SMW before in the past a couple of times, but always seem to have spent money & only briefly seen the competition area.
My question is that if I am only able to be present at SMW on the Saturday how do I go about having a competition entry, as I have seen that the rules say models on display from 1130 Saturday until Sunday - I won't be there on the sunday and am not really willing to entrust my kits & the hours invested to someone in my absence.
So can this situation be accommodated at all i.e. early judging before Sunday?
Armour modeller, currently building anything from the IDF. Slow builder (animals evolve faster than I build) & by no means an expert - keen amateur is a good description.
Judging is generally finished by very late afternoon on the Saturday, so you will have to run your requests by the Comps Sec. Problem is that on the Sunday there is a press hour for photography etc early in the morning and as the competition is part of the two day show. People also will want to have a more leisurely look at the winning models during the Sunday. Much as I appreciate your predicament, I cannot see early model removals being allowed as it will set a precedent that will lead to more requests for models to be removed from the competition tables early, and also unnecessary extra work for the comps team. This would only be to the detriment of the very thing that is the heart the show.
An IPMS member since 1974. Also branch secretary Berkshire branch in 1975. Edited IPMS magazine late 70's 2 years, serving the National Committee. Judged at SMW recently some car classes. Main interests are cars and and sailing ships. Still trying to convice people that IPMS is not just aircraft!
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