2018 ODO

2018 Old Dominion Open

February 24, 2018

Richmond Raceway Complex
The Henrico Building
600 East Laburnum     Richmond, VA 23222

Doors open 8:30     Registration closes 12:30



The winner of this award will be chosen by his fellow contestants. Each contest entrant will be given a ballot on which to record his choice for favorite entry.

New Categories
  • Gundam, all scales
  • Photos in Time: Any entry that depicts a photograph of the actual subject or event. The photo or photo copy you're depicting MUST be exhibited with the entry--photos on electronic devices will NOT be accepted. In addition to the usual judging criteria, entries will be judged on how well they accurately replicate the subject of the photo.
  • Weekend Warrior:
    Aircraft, all scales, all types
    Military Vehicles, all scales, all types
    Automotive, all scales, all types
    All Other, all scales, all types
    This category is for novice and/or casual modelers and is limited to entrants who have NEVER won any award in any category at any IPMS-, AMPS-, or NNL-sanctioned events.



Rules Clarifications

  • Category 22: AFVs, closed and open top: visible interiors, opej hatches/doors; interiors will be judged, larger than 1/48. If the model has open hatches or doors and the interior is plainly visible, the entry will go into Category 22. If the modeler uses figures to fill the hatches or doors, the model may be placed in either Categories 19, 20 or 21. If there are figures present but hatches are opened for reason of showing the interior, the entry should go in Category 22. All entries in Category 22 will have their interiors judged.
  • Dioramas & Vignettes: A diorama is a story-based display. The strength of the story or message along with how well it is communicated are critical considerations for the diorama. A vignette is a model-subject-based display built specifically to show-off its components in their historical, technical, or environmental context. While both will be judged on construction (vehicles, figures, groundwork), finishing, weathering, and degree of difficulty/overall feel, a diorama MUST convey a story. Vignettes do NOT have to tell a story.
  • Out of Box (OOB) Categories: Kit’s instruction sheet or photocopy of such MUST accompany the entry (placed under entry form). Instructions on any electronic device are NOT acceptable.