How do IPMS Judges judge models?

IPMS National and Regional events are judged by the criteria outlined below. "Basics" come first so unfilled seams, glue marks, flash & molding marks, marred clear parts, misaligned components, brush marks and fingerprints in the paint or silvered decals are almost guaranteed to spoil you chances. Only AFTER the "basics" are thoroughly inspected, do the details come into consideration. At the National Level, this is often used to break a tie.

Read over the sections that apply to your area of modeling. Just knowing the criteria can help you become a better modeler!

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