The Kittyhawk Cup
The ScaleACT-24 Kittyhawk Cup subject is the;
Eduard 1/48 A6M Zero and Rufe
series of kits
Kittyhawk Cup 2024
The subject is the Eduard 1/48 A6M Zero & Rufe kits. Both Profipak and Weekend Edition are eligible!
If we’ve worked it out correctly from Scalemates and the Eduard website, there are:
10 x A6M Zero releases currently available (with the A6M2-K Zero trainer and A6M5 kits soon to be released)
2 x A6M2-N Rufe releases available
So - give it a go, there must be a model in that little lot that catches your fancy! :-)
What is the Kittyhawk Cup?
The Kittyhawk Cup is a special Scale ACT judging category where all entrants must build a particular aircraft kit, to our "Out of the Box" rules.
The rules are very simple;
the model must be constructed to the ACTSMS 'Out of the Box' rules, which are in brief;
No materials not found in the box may be used.
No aftermarket parts etc.
No cross-kitting (transferring parts between boxings) permitted.
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
Kittyhawk Cup 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 aircraft competition the "Kittyhawk Cup? This comes from a project undertaken by ACTSMS members to build eight Academy 1/72 P-40E Kittyhawk models in RAAF markings for the Australian War Memorial in about 2005!