The Kittyhawk Cup

Airfix & Airframe 1/72 BAe Hawk.

The subject for the ScaleACT-22 Kittyhawk Cup is the Airfix 1/72 Hawk.

Kittyhawk Cup 2022 eligible models

  • Far too many to list here – there are dozens of boxings!


What is the Kittyhawk Cup?

The Kittyhawk Cup is a special Scale ACT judging category where all entrants must build a particular aircraft model, strictly to "Out of the Box" rules.

Kittyhawk Cup rules are very simple;

  • the model must be constructed strictly to ACTSMS 'Out of the Box' rules. No materials not found in the box may be used. No aftermarket parts etc. No cross-kitting (transferring parts between boxings) permitted. The exception is decals (see below)

  • The one exception to normal “Out of the Box” rules is that 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!