Battle of the Bulge. Commemorating the 80th anniversary of this epic battle fought between the American and German forces between December 16, 1944 and January 28, 1945. We feel we picked a good one as this battle presents many options for the armor and figure modeler. Think cold, snow, late war German armor and a wide variety of American and British tanks and vehicles. We are excited to see what you are able to come up with for this one!!!
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100 - Youth (younger than 18) (all scales all eras)
200 - Classic Kits – (kits before 1979) basic build
300 - Artillery (all scales and all eras)
350 - All Things Towed (all scales all eras) - must have BOTH "tractor and trailer".
400 - 1/48 scale (allied)
450 - 1/48 scale (axis)
500 - 1/72 and smaller (all eras)
600 - Fully Tracked Origins to 1934 – (all scales)
700 - Fully Tracked Self-Propelled Vehicles 1/32 and 1/35 (Open Top) (all eras)
800 - Fully Tracked WWII Axis 1/32 and 1/35 (Closed top)
900 - Fully Tracked WWII Allied 1/32 and 1/35 (Closed top)
1000 - Fully Tracked Post WWII Thru 1990 (Korea, Vietnam, Cold War) 1/32 and 1/35 (Closed Top) -
1100 - Fully Tracked Desert Shield to Present. (1991 - 2022) 1/32 and 1/35 (Closed Top)
1200 - Paper Panzer/Fictional (all scales)
1300 - Halftracks (all scales and all eras)
1400 - Armored Cars (wheeled) (all scales and all eras)
1500 - Soft-skins (all scales and all eras)
1600 - Motorcycles with or w/o Sidecars (all scales and all eras)
1700 - Misc. Military Vehicles and Support Vehicles (all scales and all eras) – No airplanes and no ships. - Brandon Jacob
2000 - Fully Tracked Full Interior (all scales and all eras)
3000 - Larger than 1/32 (all eras)
4000 - Friend and Foe (all scales and all eras)
5000 - Military figures (all scale scales and all eras)
6000 - Dioramas (all scales)
SPLITS - We are fully prepared to split ALL categories., however for Winterblitz 2023 we expanded certain categories that should reduce the amount of splits on game day. Splits will occur depending on the number of entrants per each category.
SWEEPS - Yes, if someone is good enough to sweep a category, we will gladly recognize them.
Category 200 - Classic Kits. The spirit of this category is to see what builders can do with a classic kit (produced before 1979). The intention is to limit the builds to basic build - ie: the entry is allowed to be manipulated as long as NO aftermarket parts are added. As example would be a classic Tamiya kit whereas the builder cut out the molded screen on the engine deck and replaced with "mesh" of some material. After-market parts are a NO NO. After market decals are okay. Instructions are not necessary, but are encouraged.
Category 350 - New for 2024!!!! This category is All Things Towed and was born with the spirit of artillery/tow vehicle, BUT has been expanded to include ANYTHING towed just as long as you have BOTH the TRACTOR and the TRAILER. A good example might be the Tank Recovery Vehicle (Dragon Wagon). This does NOT tow artillery, but would be the place to enter. A German 8-ton towing a 88mm flak is a good example of the artillery piece to this category.
Category 1200 - Paper Panzer/Fictional. If it was ever produced (including prototype), it is not eligible. Must be a subject that was designed and never produced OR something that could have been designed or produce (fictional).
Category 4000 - Friend and Foe. The spirit of this category is to enter and judge TWO entries of opposing size. As examples, a Russin T34 and a German Tiger 1. Or an American Willy's Jeep and a Germa Kublewagen. Use your imagination, if it was possible the two vehicles or figures met on the battlefield, your entry counts. Entries DO NOT have to be on ONE base.
We have secured 12 super-hot kits for you to hopefully win. Raffle tickets will be $5 each or $20 for 5 chances. The success of Winterblitz hinges on raising a few extra dollars and your participation in the raffle will help big time! Plus - you may win a new, modern, possibly yet to be released and never opened kit. Some of the raffle items we have secured are pictured throughout this web-site. PLEASE SUPPORT WINTERBLITZ!!!
Bring a kit that you do not want and exchange it for one that you do at the Swap Meet table. The spirit of the Winterblitz swap meet is to provide a opportunity for participants to exchange out an unwanted kit. The swap meet table will be open all day. You simply leave ONE kit and take ONE kit. No junk, missing parts or otherwise unbuildable closet stashes please. There is no limit to how many times you can exchange kits, as long as you leave ONE and take ONE.
7:00 am - Setup and vendors access
9:00 am – Museum opens to participants of the contest - the Museum is enabling us to get started early and only those individuals participating (entering at least one model) in the contest may enter at 9 am.
10:00 am – Museum opens to non-participants and general public - yes, the Museum is 100% open to the general public on January 22nd and we are excited about that. The entry fee for non-participants and general public is the standard daily entry fee.
11:30 am – Contest registration closes - earlier than many shows, but we want to get on with the judging. We understand participants may be coming from afar and we are prepared to be flexible on cut-off for our out-of-town friends.
12:00 pm – Judging begins - Once judging for a categorey begins, there will be no more entries. The model room will be open during judging. Please respect judges.
3:00 pm – Judging ends (we mean it!).
3:10 pm – Door prize and raffle - as judges wrap up the tally.
3:30 pm - Awards - we have not finalized the plans for the awards presentation, but we intend to keep it under one hour.
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