The Sentinel Shield
The ScaleACT-23 Sentinel Shield subject is the;
Tamiya 1/48 Panzer IV
(and related vehicles)
Sentinel Shield 2023 eligible models
Tamiya 1/48 PzIV Ausf. H
PzIV Ausf. J
Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind
Flakpanzer IV Möbelwagen (w/Flak 43)
Self-Propelled Heavy Anti-Tank Gun Nashorn
What is the Sentinel Shield?
The Sentinel Shield is a special Scale ACT judging category where all entrants must build a particular AFV model, to our "Out of the Box" rules.
Sentinel Shield rules are very simple:
the model must be constructed to ACTSMS 'Out of the Box' rules, which are, in brief;
No materials not found in the box may be used.
No aftermarket parts etc.
The one exception to standard 'out of the box' rules pertains to finishing; modellers may finish their models using aftermarket decals and/or paint schemes
Sentinel Shield entries will be judged as a stand-alone category, provided ACTSMS judging rules regarding number of category entries and entrants are met.
Oh, and why call this special military vehicle competition the "Sentinel" Shield? This comes from the AC1 Sentinel, the Australian-designed and manufactured tank produced during WWII.