el manolo wrote:
same dio that was posted earlier on this day:
Photos are better but from my experience in judging sections like this in European shows this would never reach a high medal, issa the difference in European/USA show medals are given to a standard of achievement, hence the idea that more then the same similar medals are given, one can have X amounts of Golds if there are outstanding models or no Golds given if standard is not reached.
Telford is different models challenge each other and 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze is given and then a number of Commended.
Standard of this model is typical Verlinden style of the 80s/90s with current paintwork fashions chipping etc etc ... story side line basic with lots of faults, like why did they surrender, is the tank KO?, without petrol?, one of the crew is wounded but why and with what? I see no damage just a neat looking AFV with just usual chipping, perfect masking and a white flag ... ??????
Groundwork with the usual pole perfectly in the centre of left corner and tall groundwork on the other, tank perfectly in the middle, flat base, figures one on the floor and the other exclusive on the back engine put there to fill the empty space but not the story,typical Verlinden style which nowadays has been passed the era ... but then depends who the judges were, if they are still entrenched in that vacuum of ideas ...
What is bad and that is why I am annoyed is that modellers achieve a target at Telford, in military section [can't speak about the other sections which probably are not so degenarated] and think they are doing well and when they go elseware will fair badly and then start complaining over the net about bad judging decisions at Euro, Spain, Italy etc etc [not saying that these are perfect far from that] ... now one has to conclude were the worst decisions were taken ...