The Sentinel Shield

The Sentinel Shield subject for Scale ACT 21 is the Tamiya 1/48 T-55 Medium Tank kit.

As of January 2021 this kit is only available in a single boxing; to be specific:

Sentinel Shield 2021 eligible model:

  • Tamiya 1/48 T-55 Russian Medium Tank (kit 32598)

Sentinel Shield Rules.

  • Only the kit listed above is eligible for entry
  • The competition is open to all modellers, ACTSMS members or not
  • The model must be constructed strictly to ACTSMS ‘Out of the Box‘ rules. No materials not provided in the original box may be used. No aftermarket parts etc. No cross-kitting (transferring parts between boxings) permitted. The one exception to the Out of the Box principal relates to decals (see below)
  • 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.

What is the Sentinel Shield?

The Sentinel Shield is a special Scale ACT judging category where all entrants must build a particular AFV model, to ACTSMS “Out of the Box” rules. The name of this competition originates with the AC1 Sentinel, the Australian-designed and manufactured tank produced during WWII.