PatCon Categories

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Below are the model contest categories available for entry at PatCon 2022.

  1. Aircraft, 1:100 & smaller
  2. Aircaft, single-engine prop, 1:72
  3. Aircraft, multi-engine prop, 1:72
  4. Aircraft, jets, 1:72
  5. Aircraft, rotary-winged, all scales
  6. Aircraft, rigged and/or multiple wing, all scales
  7. Aircraft, single-engine prop, 1:48
  8. Aircraft, multi-engine prop, 1:48
  9. Aircraft, jets, 1:48
  10. Aircraft, propeller, 1:32 & larger
  11. Aircraft, jet, 1:32 & larger
  12. Military vehicles, all types, all eras, 1:72 & smaller
  13. Military vehicles, all types, all eras, 1:48
  14. Military vehicles, softskins, all eras, 1:35 & larger
  15. Military vehicles, armored cars & half-tracks, all eras, 1:35 & larger
  16. Military vehicles, tracked, open top, all eras, 1:35 & larger
  17. AFVs, tracked, through World War 2, 1:35 & larger
  18. AFVs, tracked, post-World War 2, 1:35 & larger
  19. Towed and immobile artillery (incl. missiles and RR), all scales, eras
  20. Automotive, showroom stock to street legal, 1:20 & smaller
  21. Automotive, pickups & light commercial, 1:20 & smaller
  22. Automotive, rod and custom, 1949 & earlier, 1:20 & smaller
  23. Automotive, rod and custom, 1950 & later, 1:20 & smaller
  24. Automotive, large trucks & heavy equipment, 1:20 & smaller
  25. Automotive, competition, open wheeled, 1:20 & smaller
  26. Automotive, competition, closed fenders, 1:20 & smaller
  27. Automotive, motorcycles, 1:20 & smaller
  28. Automotive, all types, 1:19 & larger
  29. Ships, 1:401 & smaller
  30.  Ships, 1:400 through 1:145
  31. Ships, 1:144 & larger
  32. Submarines, all scales
  33. Space vehicles & equipment, real & sci-fi
  34. Gundam, 1:144 & smaller
  35. Gundam, 1:100
  36. Gundam, 1:60 & larger
  37. Anime mecha, non-Gundam, all scales
  38. Figures, unmounted 65mm & smaller
  39. Figures, unmounted 66mm & larger
  40. Figures, mounted
  41. Figures, fantasy/sci-fi
  42. Dioramas
  43. Vignettes
  44. Wargaming, historical (6–15 figures and/or vehicles from a single fighting unit)
  45. Wargaming, fantasy/sci-fi (6–15 figures and/or vehicles from a single fighting unit or horde
  46. Collections (3 to 5 interrelated subjects)
  47. Miscellaneous (any subject not covered by previous categories)
  48. Juniors (age 15 & under), all types, all scales
  49. Masters (1st place or gold medal winners from any prior contest)

Special Awards

* Best Junior

* Priscilla Award for Best Cross-Dresser (any subject in markings for a different country from that of design)

* Best Aircraft

* Best Military Vehicle

* Best Automotive

* Best Ship

* Best Gundam

* Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Subject, non-Gundam

* Best Figure

* Best Diorama/Vignette

* People’s Choice

* Dave Schmidt Memorial: Judges’ Best in Show

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