Thanks yet again for the kind words. The model is pinned with two small lengths of brass wire inserted into holes drilled in mainwheels and base- pins/mainwheels and tailwheel all glued with white glue.
Thank you as well - I do plan on bringing this to Mosquitocon.
As a newbie to the world of IPMS contests I hope to enter it in an OOB catagory if there is such- don't know how the base may affect that and I also understand that I need the kit instructions as well. I also plan on bringing the Hucks truck but I don't know if it can be judged as it placed in the 2016 Nats. I'm sure you are more knowlegeable than I on these matters so perhaps you or another reader can advise on these questions.
Cheers - Richard
the Mosquitocom is hosted by the the Northern NJ IPMS club, and from what I've seen and read over the many years that they've held this event, they run it exactly as they would a IPMS regional contest.
As for whether or not you can enter a model that has placed at a previous Nationals, the answer is no. this is from the 2016 rules.
"Models that have won at an IPMS Regional 2 Regional contest prior to this show, or have won at any IPMS USA National will not be eligible. Models that have won at other Regions Regional shows as well at any other local show are eligible."
Bases have always been allowed as a vignette. So no secondary models nor figures as allowed. Here's their standard IPMS rule:
" Models may be displayed on a base of reasonable size. Bases will not be judged in any category except Diorama. Any entry which, by virtue of its base or setting, depicts a story or a theme must be entered in the Diorama category."
They don't have separate Out of the Box categories, but rather you enter in the models correct category, check off it's an out of the box entry as well, and the judges will also judge it for that award. Most categories have 1,2,3, & out of the box awards if it's a standard kit category. And yes you need the kit instructions.
Here's their rule on OOB entrants.
“Out of the Box” Award will be governed by standard IPMS rules: The entry must have been built from a commercially available kit, using parts from that kit only. Any paint finish, decals, or marking scheme may be used. No other added items are permitted. Kit instruction sheets must be displayed with model to qualify for the “Out of theBox” award."