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Armorgator Armorgeddon II: Big Guns - Size Matters
Sat May 11, 2024
Milton, FL

  

Time Left to Finish Your Models:

If you have any questions concerning eligibility for a category or award, please contact , Chief Judge for this show.

Click here for the AMPS Judging System Rules & Guide

 Show & Theme Awards

The following special awards will be presented at the show.
These awards represent the best of the models present, as decided by a team assembled by the Chief Judge.

Best WWI Model

Any WWI-era vehicle is eligible. Open to all skill levels.

Best Axis Subject

Best Allied Subject

WW2

Best Early Modern Subject - Through 1991

Any Post-WW2 Subject through 1991.

Best Modern Subject - Post 1992

Best Ordnance

Best Artillery Piece

Best Diorama or Vignette

Best Over-all Diorama or Vignette Subject

Best Junior

Best Junior Subject

Best Basic

Best Intermediate

Best Advanced

Best Advanced Modeler Subject

2024 Theme Award - Big Guns

SP Artillery - All eras

Judges' Best of Show - Honorable Mention

Awards in cases of ties for best of show contenders. Honorable mention to those who did not achieve final first place (based on judges' call).

Best Of Show

Awarded to the entry with the over-all highest score. In case of ties, judges will convene to determine the best entry of the best, with other entrants receiving an honorable mention.

 Contest Categories

AMPS Judging Philosophy:
"Models are not just technical scale miniatures of their prototypes, but also artistic representations of historical, hypothetical, or imaginary subjects. While mechanical precision and fidelity to detail are highly desired, there are few other absolute rights or wrongs with most of the aspects of our builds. There are many different construction and finishing techniques and methods that can be employed to create the artistic representation of our subjects. These combine to create each model-builder's unique "style." Although judges are expected to assess and score the models, they are also expected to do this within the context of the individual modeler's style and not their own."

Most categories contain three skill-levels. The exceptions are those where major conversions or scratch building is required; these are not basic skills, and it is unfair to both the modeler and to the judges to expect one to be so entered.

0 - Unused Category 1

  • Junior

I - Closed Top Armor - 1899-1934

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

II - Closed Top Tracked and Semi-Tracked Vehicles to 1945 (Axis)

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

III - Closed Top Tracked and Semi-Tracked Vehicles to 1945 (Allied)

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

IV - Closed Top Tracked and Semi-Tracked Vehicles to 1946-1991

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

V - Closed Top Tracked and Semi-Tracked Vehicles to 1992 to Present

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

VI - Open Top/Hatches w/ Interiors and Half-Tracks - All Eras

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

VII - Wheeled Vehicles and Armored Cars - All eras

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

VIII - Ordnance (towed only, emplaced or with prime mover) - All eras

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

IX - Major Conversions

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

X - Scratchbuilt

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

XI - Figures

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

XII - Dioramas

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

XIII - Vignettes

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

XIV - Fictional, Futuristic or Proposed Vehicles

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

XV - Juniors

  • Junior

XVI - Unused Category 2

  • Junior

XVII - Display Only

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master