IPMS Vancouver is the lower mainland’s largest community dedicated to the hobby of plastic model building.
The “Big Mouth” competitions are 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.