How do Judges judge Armor models?
1. Machine guns, main guns and exhaust pipes should be drilled out.
2. Parts that are unrealistic or out of scale, should be modified or replaced.
3. Extra parts, like tarps, bedrolls, chains and fuel cans, should be added if practical, but they should be in accordance with references to justify them. If they are included, there should be a hook, rope or tie-down to hold the article in place on the vehicle.
4. Small details like rivets, nuts and bolts should be added where appropriate.
5. Simulated or molded on equipment should be replaced. Molded intake screen should be replaced with real screen.
6. Tracks should demonstrate the sag between idler wheels that the real vehicle would demonstrate.
7. Windshield wipers should be added where appropriate.
8. Headlights and taillights should be drilled out and replaced with lenses.
9. Cables and electrical lines should be added to lights and smoke dischargers.
10. Valve stems should be added to tires.
11. Instrument and dashboards should be detailed.
12. Gas and brake pedals should be added where appropriate.
13. The interior of the road wheels should be detailed.
14. Molded-on grad handles and hatch levers should be replaced with wire or stretched sprue.
15. If the underside of the model can be viewed, it should have the same level of detail as the top. It should be painted, weathered and finished in a manner consistent with the rest of the model.
Painting and Finishing
1. Weathering should be appropriate for the model and not overdone.
2. Any decals used should not demonstrate silvering or bubbling.