The Sentinel Shield

The subject for the ScaleACT-22 Sentinel Shield is the Tamiya 1/48 Sherman & related vehicles series of kits

Sentinel Shield 2022 eligible models

  • M4 Sherman Early Production (kit 32505)

  • U.S. Medium Tank M4A1 Sherman (kit 32523)

  • British Sherman IC Firefly (kit 32532)

  • U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" (kit 32595)

  • U.S. Tank Destroyer M10 Mid Production (kit 32519)

  • British Tank Destroyer M10 IIC Achilles (kit 32582)

What is the Sentinel Shield?

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

Sentinel Shield 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. The exception is decals (see below)

  • in a departure from the “Out of the Box” rules, 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.