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      Post #79497, posted on 11-17-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Lets do it again....

      Three photos of up to five models entered. Holidays are coming up so how about December 31st for an entry deadline to allow people to take/submit photos and for people working for Telford some time afterwards?

      To keep things "fresh" nothing entered/winning prior to 2020 so 2021 IPMS/Airliners International/Telford ARE OK and encouraged.

      Mail photos to me at bac707gray(at)gmail.com

      I'll sort/organize them on Flickr again and share a link once there are models/photos to post.


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      Online Model Contest
      Entries are limited to models of commercial aviation.

      The deadline to submit entries into the model contest is 2400 hrs midnight Pacific Time Sunday December 31st Judging will take place soon afterwards.

      Scale Model Airliner Contest Categories
      Awards 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
      • Large Prop & Jet (1/100 scale and larger)
      • Small Prop (1/100 scale and smaller)
      • Medium Jet (1/125 to 1/149 scale)
      • Small Jet (1/150 scale or smaller)
      • Diorama/Collection
      • Major conversion
      • Vacuform / Scratch-built
      • Flights of Fancy
      • Youth
      Clint Groves Memorial Judges Best of Show
      Most Popular
      Special Award special paint schemes


      Scale Model Airliner Contest Rules
      Big 3 rules
      Each entrant may enter up to 5 models. Each model entry may consist of up to 3 photos. Share/enter something new.



      The craft of scale model building is a hobby of individual achievement and significant artistic content. Modelers take great pleasure in displaying their work to fellow enthusiasts. The Airlinercafe online model contest is designed to provide a place for modelers to display their models and to include a measure of competition for feedback and acknowledgement of their skills.
      1. All works must be the sole work of the person whose name appears on the entry form as the “Modeler”.
      2. The Lead Judge shall exclude or remove from competition or display any entry considered by the Contest officials to be inappropriate or offensive to generally acknowledged standards of decency and acceptability.
      3. An aircraft that has won an award in a previous AI model contest is ineligible unless it has become part of a diorama or collection that has never won an award in a previous AI model contest. Likewise, an aircraft that won an award as part of a diorama or collection in a previous AI model contest may enter individually.
      4. Any material may be utilized for construction. This includes but is not limited to polystyrene, epoxy, rubber, wood, paper and metal.
      5. Entries are restricted to models of aircraft employed in airline operations. The term aircraft refers to any flying machine. An airline operation refers to a company whose primary source of revenue is derived from the air transportation of goods or passengers. Aircraft include those operated by the airline for transportation, research, route survey, aerial spraying, fire fighting or training. Aircraft in military operations are not allowed. Examples of eligible aircraft: A) A civil cargo DC-8 without markings based on its airliner transport type in obvious airline operations, B) A Beechcraft 18 in SMB Stage Coach markings based on its notable airline markings. C) The Hindenburg airship based upon its obvious airline operation. D) An American Airlines Stinson Reliant based upon its notable markings and airline route survey operations. E) A Delta Air Lines C-130/L-100.
      6. The Lead Judge will decide any question concerning model eligibility or category placement.
      7. Every modeler’s work is a creative work of art. Because the contest seeks to rate these works of art, the results are strictly subjective. However, judges will strive to evaluate each model in five key areas: A) Craftsmanship, B) Authenticity, C) Finish, D) Detail, and E) Realism.
      8. Bases or stands are allowed only to the extent necessary to display the model in its proper stance and shall not be considered in the judging process. The term Base or Stand does not apply to the diorama category. Judges may handle models to the degree necessary for evaluation and thus, the model must not be secured to a base. The base or stand must not be the predominant feature of the entry and must be of a size proportionate to the model. The Lead Judge may exclude any oversize base. A base may include one figure and/or one piece of ground equipment. Additional figures, equipment or any structure such as a dock, fence, or building constitutes a diorama.
      9. Scratch-built category entries may incorporate parts from other kits, but these parts should be unrelated to their original identity, except for minor items such as wheels, propellers, spinners, etc.
      10. Conversion category entries must contain significant structural changes to a kit to produce a different version of the basic aircraft. Significant changes include any change in fuselage length, wingspan or nacelle area that requires splicing in or cutting out a section(s). A minor change in dimensions achieved by changes to nose, tail cone, wing tips or tail height is a not a conversion. Any change in dimensions that is meant to correct a kit’s error and not to produce a different version of the aircraft is not a conversion. Examples: Reducing the fuselage of the Heller DC-6B kit to produce a DC-6 is a conversion. Splicing in a section of fuselage on the Revell DC-7C kit to correct the kit’s fuselage length error is not a conversion. Splicing in a section of each nacelle area of the Revell L.1049G kit to correct the kit’s error is not a conversion. However, splicing in the nacelle areas of the Revell L.1049G kit and modifying the window pattern and nose cone to produce an L.1049 (sometimes referred to as an L.1049A) is a conversion. Re-engining the Revell DC-8-10 with fan engines to produce a DC-8-50 is not a conversion.
      11. A diorama is a combination of model(s) and a believable setting. Diorama category entries shall be judged for technical merit in all areas of construction. The model components of a diorama will be judged to the same criteria of craftsmanship, authenticity, finish, detail and realism that individual categories are subject to. In addition, the diorama shall be judged for how well the presentation combines individual elements to form a realistic and/or plausible setting for the primary model(s). A diorama should also attempt to tell a story, set a mood or create an atmosphere that sets it apart from a model that merely rests on a base. Models in a diorama may be secured to the base.
      12. A collection shall be judged with a diorama but does not have to meet the requirements of a believable setting. A collection is normally a group of related aircraft and should have a particular theme. Examples: A collection of all the variants of Lockheed Constellations operated by TWA, or a collection of all the Douglas airliners, DC-1 through DC-10.
      13. Flights of Fancy category entries may be either factual aircraft with liveries of airlines that never operated that type or hypothetical aircraft in either fact-based or purely imaginative liveries. These entries shall be judged for craftsmanship, finish and detail as well as imaginative qualities. The criteria of authenticity and realism do not apply.
      14. No “sweeps” of awards will be allowed (i.e. no person shall win 1st, 2nd, 3rd awards in a category). It is possible for a person to win two awards in a category or other awards in other categories.
      15. All competition entries shall be accompanied with an entry form.
      16. There shall be no badgering of any judge. Any concerns must be addressed to the Lead Judge. Contestants who desire a critique of their work may approach the Lead Judge.
      17. The Contest Chairperson or Lead Judge may waive any rule if circumstances warrant.

      Judging Criteria and Procedures
      CRAFTSMANSHIP: Basic building qualities. Seams filled (wing root, leading edges, fuselage halves, pylons, engine cowlings/intakes, etc.)? Are wing trailing edges thin? No fingerprints, glue marks or sanding marks. Dihedral and stance correct?
      • AUTHENTICITY: (Not applicable to Flights-of-Fancy): Correct version of aircraft? Are the markings correct? Are the props and engines correct? Have kit errors been corrected (shape of nose, cowlings, etc., size of tires, windows, props, etc.)? In other words, is everything as it should be?
      • FINISH: Quality of paint job (no runs, orange peel, fingerprints, etc.). Quality of metal areas (foiling job, metalizing, etc.). Decal placement. Hand lettering. Overall sheen. Note on weathering: Judges shall not penalize a model for its weathering effects or lack of. Aircraft may be finished as a clean brand new look or a weathered, in-use example.
      • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Antennas, lights, doors, wheel wells, vents & scoops, wheels & tires, control surfaces, pitot tubes, drains, probes, fan blades, exhaust stacks, engine accessories, cowl flaps, interior of cockpit and cabin, windows (clear), etc. Size of the model dictates how much detail should be reasonably added. Generally, the bigger the model, the more detail. Small models will not be penalized. In other words, has the builder paid a proper amount of attention as can be reasonably expected?
      • REALISM (Not applicable to Flights-of-Fancy): This is sort of a combination of all of the above. Simply put, does the model or diorama look like a miniature version of the real thing?
      • IMAGINATION: (Applies only to the Flights-of-Fancy category): Imaginative qualities of the subject.
      • THEME: (Applies only to Diorama/Collection category): A diorama should have a believable setting that attempts to tell a story, set a mood or create an atmosphere that sets it apart from a model that merely rests on a base. A collection should have a theme that is unified and complete.

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      Post #79501, posted on 11-17-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Whoot!!!

      Steve Jacobson emailed me some beautiful photos that I've started to post. I'm certain I'll do some "fine tuning" but its a great start. Chance to check the links to the photos as well. Thanks Steve. He is duly noted as the first person to send photos/enter.

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      https://www.flickr.com/photos/17926316@N05/collections/72157720163145677/


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      Post #79503, posted on 11-18-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for kicking this off again. Your prodigious efforts are always greatly appreciated. I will FINALLY get up the guts to submit one of my recent Flying Boats. I am at a loss as to where to download the entry forms. Anyone able to guide me ?

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      Post #79504, posted on 11-18-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Insureart,
      Thanks for your interest. Looking forward to seeing your models. No forms to complete. Just email photos to bac707gray(at)gmail.com. In the message just include:

      Who you are:
      Scale of model:
      Kit and decal used:
      What category you think the model should go in:
      Any other information of interest:

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      Post #79508, posted on 11-19-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Insureart,
      Thanks for your interest. Looking forward to seeing your models. No forms to complete. Just email photos to bac707gray(at)gmail.com. In the message just include:

      Who you are:
      Scale of model:
      Kit and decal used:
      What category you think the model should go in:
      Any other information of interest:

      Ken


      Thanks Ken !

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      Post #79532, posted on 11-25-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      You guys may make me actually finish something for once...

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      Post #79534, posted on 11-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Woot!!!

      Some more beautiful models entered and posted. Everyone still has a month to finish and email some photos.
      If anyone is hesitant about building for a deadline I've decided to do yet another Entex Pocket Pak 727. Parts are cut off the sprues and I'm in the process of ordering decals. Will I finish it in time??? Only time will tell.


      Link to photos/models already entered.


      Entry details are at the beginning of the thread.


      https://www.flickr.com/photos/17926316@N05/collections/72157720163145677/



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      Post #79546, posted on 11-28-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Email sent! Thanks again for running this!!

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      Post #79572, posted on 12-02-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Yea its a busy time of year.....But I know that people have built/finished/shared models in the past year. Hopefully there are more people finishing models/taking photos. Your last chance to enter something for 2021 :-)

      Ahmed....How about your 737? How about the folks I know who entered some beautiful models at Airliners this year?

      I'll set up a poll about mid month and people can also vote for their favorite entered model as well.


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      Post #79601, posted on 12-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the nudge, Ken. Just finishing up my entry.
      Detailing now !

      All kinds of deadlines at this time of year but this is FUN !!

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      Post #79611, posted on 12-13-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I've added a few more models to Flickr link.....

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/17926316@N05/collections/72157720163145677/

      I know this is a very busy time for most if not all of us but I'm a little underwhelmed by the participation. All one needs to do is email me some model airliner photos. I see many photos of recent builds shared that would be more than worthy entrants.

      I'll set up a poll for favorite model next week.

      Crazy busy month as is most always the case. This "contest" and building/finishing a model is a good way for me to find some balance in life.

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      Post #79613, posted on 12-13-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Ken

      I’m no where near the level of a vast majority of builders on this site and that is painfully obvious from the pictures of my builds that I have posted. I do keep working on improving and learning from all of you professionals here. I’m going to pass but wish all those that participate the very best. All of those pictures are a real treat to look at.

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      Post #79614, posted on 12-14-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Couple of more photos posted. For Mark HeavyUAL767 and anyone else. Take some photos and go for it is my advice. I'm definitely not a pro modeler and I suspect the majority of people here aren't either. Yea I'm calling this a contest but there aren't even any prizes. My motivation is just to have fun and share the hobby of building model airliners amongst our group. The more models on display/entered the better.

      My Vintage Flyer decals arrived today. Will I manage to paint and finish decaling over the next two weeks?? Only time will tell :-)



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      Post #79618, posted on 12-15-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      WOW ! That Braniff jelly bean collection is SHARP. Nice work !

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      Post #79619, posted on 12-15-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm in. Three pics sent.

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      Post #79620, posted on 12-15-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Those are not jellybean, just saying’.

      I don’t always say “Proceed as requested”
      But when I do, it is because I have no clue what you just said.

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      Post #79626, posted on 12-16-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Those are not jellybean, just saying’.



      I have always thought the various color Braniff jets were referred to as Jellybeans.
      If you're intent on correcting, at least give me the correct term.
      Thanks in advance.

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      Post #79628, posted on 12-16-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Only the first generation with the white tails were jelly bean. The picture you were talking about are Flying Colors. The last scheme was Ultra.

      I don’t always say “Proceed as requested”
      But when I do, it is because I have no clue what you just said.

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      Post #79633, posted on 12-17-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Only the first generation with the white tails were jelly bean. The picture you were talking about are Flying Colors. The last scheme was Ultra.



      Thanks for enlightening me. Although I prefer Jelly Bean to Flying colors, I defer.
      Thanks again.

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      Post #79637, posted on 12-18-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      The Braniff 727 collection is beautiful. Thank you for helping explain the different Braniff paint schemes which I wasn't clear on either. Braniff definitely had some great paint. Candidate for the airline with the most/best different paint schemes through the years? I can't think of a Braniff paint scheme that didn't have some "pop" to it.

      More models have been submitted and posted. Favorite model poll will be set up soon. Still almost 2 weeks to finish/send something in.

      Will my Pocket Pak 727 be finished in time??? Currently dealing with filling and sanding where for each round things are getting worse :-) One would think that for a SMALL model things would be easy and foolproof. Not necessarily so.

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      Post #79664, posted on 12-23-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Airlinercafe online model contest


      More models entered and posted. Many real WOW works of art.

      I've set up a poll to pick your favorite model. Best to wait till the end of the year in case there are late entries but can pick now if you wish.

      Album of all models

      https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzw6Fv


      Survey
      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YVNTR6S


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      Post #79697, posted on 12-29-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      More beautiful models entered/posted. Still a few more days enter and or vote for your favorite to the end of the year.

      Some votes posted for favorite model but I'd hope/expect that everyone who looks at the models can pick and vote for their favorite.


      Link to sorted categories

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/17926316@N05/collections/72157720163145677/

      Album of all models

      https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzw6Fv


      Survey to pick your favorite

      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YVNTR6S

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      Post #79700, posted on 12-29-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Where do I get my “I voted” sticker?

      I don’t always say “Proceed as requested”
      But when I do, it is because I have no clue what you just said.

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      Post #79709, posted on 12-31-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      More beautiful models entered/posted. Still a few more days enter and or vote for your favorite to the end of the year.

      Some votes posted for favorite model but I'd hope/expect that everyone who looks at the models can pick and vote for their favorite.


      Link to sorted categories

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/17926316@N05/collections/72157720163145677/

      Album of all models

      https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzw6Fv


      Survey to pick your favorite

      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YVNTR6S


      I would like to vote but all I get is an application to join "Survey Monkey" and no way past that post. All I want to do is vote.

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      Post #79710, posted on 12-31-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Steve J. and others....

      Sorry about the "glitch" with the survey to pick your favorite model. One can always send me an email titled favorite model with your model pick.

      bac707gray(at)gmail.com


      End of today is deadline to enter. I'll leave the poll up for a few days longer while we work on judging. Not going to be easy as there are many beautiful models displayed.

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      Post #79714, posted on 01-02-2022 GMT-5 hours    
      Welcome to 2022. Couple more models squeaked in yesterday. The favorite model poll is still open for a few more days until judging is completed. Due to the number of entries (especially in Medium Jets) we've done some splits.


      Stand by a few days (hopefully) for the results. We're working on judging (which isn't easy).


      Great work shared/displayed. My quick count shows 25 people entered a total of 60 models.

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/17926316@N05/collections/72157720163145677/


      Survey to pick your favorite

      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YVNTR6S

      As I mentioned in an earlier message if anyone wishes to vote for their favorite model and can't get the surveymonkey poll to work drop me an email at bac707gray(at)gmail.com with your vote.

      Thanks to everyone for their participation.

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      Post #79715, posted on 01-02-2022 GMT-5 hours    
      Happy new year to all, and thanks again to Ken for putting this on. Some great models in there, good work everyone!

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      Post #79728, posted on 01-03-2022 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Ken. SUPER JOB !!

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      Post #79731, posted on 01-04-2022 GMT-5 hours    
      Agreed! Ken, thank you very much for your efforts.

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      Post #79740, posted on 01-05-2022 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks to all for the words of thanks for doing a contest. Quick update is that the judging is about half way done. It isn't easy and on our first go-around we definitely don't see things the same way.

      Stay tuned....News coming soon :-)

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      Post #79744, posted on 01-05-2022 GMT-5 hours    
      As Ken (Dravis) puts it, you can ALWAYS go around....

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccq30minme8

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      Post #79750, posted on 01-05-2022 GMT-5 hours    
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      As Ken (Dravis) puts it, you can ALWAYS go around....




      Or, as I like to say. If you don’t have a go around at least once a week, you aren’t trying.

      I don’t always say “Proceed as requested”
      But when I do, it is because I have no clue what you just said.