The “Big Mouth” competitions

The “Big Mouth” competitions are IPMS Vancouver’s annual events, judged every January (Auto), April (Aircraft), July (Armour), November (Naval), that focuses on basic model building skills.

Scales for the “Big Mouth” are usually dictated by popularity. For example aircraft are usually in 1/72 and 1/48 – 1/32 is cool, but way too big for most of us. The year’s winner chooses the subject that will be modelled for the next year.

Any finished model kit can be entered so long as it meets the IPMS Out of the Box rules which prohibit aftermarket detail parts, scratch-building or conversions. Members compete on a voluntary basis. Depending on the anticipated number of entries, one month before judging the Aircraft and Armour categories, kits entered are put on display at one of the local hobby shops so that the modelling public can vote on the subjects.  The trophy goes to the kit that gets the most votes overall. This is your chance to show your buddies what a great modeller you are.

View the “Big Mouth” Schedule

Subjects for 2020 Big Mouths include: 

  • Aircraft – April – SU-27 or any derivative 
  • Armour – July – M-24 Chaffee or variation on same chassis
  • Automotive – March (Postponed from Jan.)  –  AC Cobra
  • Naval – Tribal class Destroyer

Subjects for previous Big Mouths included: 

  • Automotive – January 2017 – Mini Any Scale
  • Aircraft – April 2017 – Beaufighter any scale
  • Armour – July 2016 –  sdkfz 251
  • Naval – November 2016 – Any 1/700 scale Dragon/Cyberhobby/DML Post WW2 Cruiser
  • Aircraft – April – Macchi 200 Saetta, 202 Folgore and 205 Veltro. Any kit, any scale. 
  • Armour – July – Non self propelled artillery
  • Automotive – January  –  Any Porsche

Previous Big Mouth Winners and Subjects

Armour

2000M20 – Ross Hillman
2001Panzer III – Ross Hillman
2002Sherman – Greg Harker
2003Stuart – Michael Szpakowski
2004T34 – Greg Harker
2005Pz.Kpfw. IV
2006Russian KV Chassis – Greg Harker
2007Panther – Talino Bruno
2008T38 Chassis – Talino Bruno
2009Sd.Kfz 23 series – 8 wheel – Talino Bruno
2010 – Jeep – Robert Sitek
2011Sturmgeschütz III – Robert Sitek
2012Staghound – Robert Siteck
2013Tiger 1 – Justin Deng
2015
2016SDKFZ 250 – George Tufnail
2017 – Any M113 chasis
2018Tiger 2 ( Robbert L)
2019M3 Grant/Lee (Robbert L)
2020M24 Chaffee

Aircraft

2000P-47 – Thunderbolt
2001Ju-87 – Warwick Wright
2002Hawker Harrier – Warwick Wright
2003Hawker Typhoon – Ross Hillman
2004P38 Lightning – Ross Hillman
2005F104 Starfighter – Brian Birk
2006 – F5 Airframe – George Tufnail
2007 – Mosquito – Ross Hillman
2008P39 Airacobra – Brian Birk
2009 – North American/ Canadair F-86 Sabre – Brian Birk
2010P-47 Thunderbolt – Gary Jackson
2011F4 Phantom – Gary Jackson
2012 – FW 190 – Jack Pawlick
2013P-51 Mustang – Jack Pawlik
2015 – Macchi Folgore – Robert Latimer
2016F-16 – Robert Latimer
2017Bristol Beaufighter in any scale
2018ME262 Robbert L
2019Seafury any scale
2020SU27 Or variants

Automotive

2000 – Open Wheeled Race Car – Brian Birk
2001 – Closed Wheel Race Car – George Tufnail
2003 – GM Mid Sized – Brian Birk
2004 – Corvette – 1954 – 1962 – Wayne Holmes
2005 – 1940 Willys – Ross Hillman
2006 – GT 40 – Ross Hillman
2007 – Mustang – any year – Gary Dycke
2008 – Camaro – 1967 – 1969 – Gary Dycke
2009 – 1949 Mercury – George Tufnail
2010 – 1970’s Dodge Challenger – Peter Hickey
2011 – Corvette – Race or Street – Gary Dycke
2012 – VW – Brian Birk
2015 –  67 Ferrari – Lars Laugesen
2016 –  Porsche 911 – Brian Birk
2017– Mini
2018 – Challanger
2019 – F1 car

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