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Revell to hold third annual Model Kit Championships

Published: December 28, 2012
Illinois-based Revell, Inc., a leader in the world of model kit building, announced on Dec. 27 the launch of its third annual GearZ/Revell Model Kit Championships.

Held in conjunction with Stacey David, model enthusiast and host of the popular Speed Network show GearZ, the Model Kit Championships will be open to novice and advanced model builders across the U.S. and Canada.

The contest will run from Feb. 1 through May 15. Entrants will be required to build one Revell or Monogram brand model and submit up to five photos of the completed model for judging in one of seven categories. This year, Revell will expanded the contest to include new entry categories and offer more ways to win.

The Junior Open Class will be for ages 15 and younger and is open to any of the qualified Box Stock kits (muscle, aircraft and trucks). Two winners will be named in this class.

In the other three classes — Modern Muscle Cars, WWII Aircraft and Trucks — there will be one novice and one advance Box Stock–class winner, and one novice and one advanced Unlimited-class winner.

A panel of expert judges will review all entries. Models will be awarded points based on their creativity and originality, use of the kit, adherence to the theme, fit and finish, and use of color. The entry with the most points in each category will win. There will be 14 grand prize winners.

Prizes to be awarded include the Revell/GearZ trophy with a name inscription, a year’s worth of Revell new releases (maximum of 12 kits), products from Badger Airbrush, a $50 gift card, a jacket bearing the Revell/GearZ Mode Car Championship logo, and an assortment of products from Revell/GearZ licensors, including T-shirts, hats and more.

More information, eligible kits, rules and updates will be available on starting Jan. 14.