The Grail. “Something Spooky!”

Since ScaleACT-21 will be held over the 2021 Halloween weekend, this forms the perfect basis for a themed competition – “Something Spooky”!

If your entry can be associated by name or concept to Halloween or Halloween symbology then it can be entered. The category is pretty open – just be creative as long as you can link it back to the theme…

So here are some ideas to start you off:

The Colours of Orange and Black are synonymous with Halloween, so are pumpkins (jack-o-lanterns). Witch symbols are still some of the most traditional Halloween images around. Bats, black cats, skeletons, skulls, spiders, blood, broomsticks and ghosts are common Halloween symbols. A classic reference to blood in Halloween culture is the vampire with blood dripping down the side of his mouth. Owls have also long been associated with Halloween and magic, just ask Hedwig on Harry Potter.

Some more ideas to get the creative juices flowing!

  • Black Cats – RAAF Catalinas.
  • Ghosts – the Ghost and Goblin engine powered many early UK jets.
  • Ghosts – F-4 Phantoms.
  • Vampires – the jet fighter but also HMAS Vampire.
  • Bats – 9 SQN RAF, BAT 21 – the callsign of RB-66 shot down in Vietnam and subject to the movie.
  • Witches – Polikarpov Po-2 of the Soviet female “night witches”.
  • And there are many instances of nose art and callsigns that can be linked back to a Halloween theme or symbol – what about the Lancaster “Phantom of the Ruhr”, or the Boomerang “Milingimbi Ghost”?

Competition Conditions

Entries to this competition must meet the following criteria;

  • Any model built from a kit, out of the box, modified or scratchbuilt.
  • Diecast models or pre-assembled models are not eligible

Should there be any doubt on whether an entry meets these conditions, the decision of the Scale ACT Chief Judges team is final.

Judging Format

Due to the wide variety of subjects that may be entered, it will be very difficult to apply the usual competition judging format.  Instead, the competition will be run as a form of people’s choice. One voting ticket for the will be given to each visitor/competitor at Scale ACT, simply fill in the form with the number of the model you think is the best!

Rules for voting

The time for voting has allow for a reasonable number of the entries to arrive before it starts, and also end with enough time for the votes to be tallied up before the announcement of the competition results.

Voting starts on Saturday at 12:00 noon. Voting finishes on Sunday at 13:00