The AMMS 2nd Annual 'Out Of The Box' Competition


Following the success of the 2008 Tamiya pre-1980 competition this was rerun in 2009 with Italeri models before Kit no. 250. Similar rules were imposed as the 2008 Tamiya competition.


The judging was strictly by the entrants peers and each member at the meeting voted for their 3 favourites in order. The kits were judged on overall appearance and basic modelling skills. accuracy and the following pics showcase what application of sound painting and finishing skills can do to what are commonly referred to as kits "well past their use by date". The competion attracted fewer entries but the standard of modeling displayed was to the same or better standard than the 2008 competition



1st - Ross Allen
M32 Recovery Sherman

2nd - Dan Moore
Marder IIIH

3rd - Craig Stratton
SdKfz 265 Panzerbefehlswagen



M32 Recovery Sherman - Ross Allen


Marder IIIH - Dan Moore


SdKfz 265 Panzerbefehlswagen - Craig Stratton


SdKfz 234/2 Puma - Paul Wallace


M6 Dodge + 37mm Anti-tank Gun - Peter Battle


Opel Maultier - Wayne Murray