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AMPS track judgeing question
mogdude
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Anyone know ,Does or do AMPS judges deduct for uncompleted track runs if they are not seen ,like the top run under the side skirts or road wheels not painted on the rear side that cant be seen without a mirror same for upper track runs
05Sultan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 10:10 AM UTC
mmm, if it can't be seen, how can it be judged? Same with some interiors.
mogdude
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 02:51 PM UTC
Quess I asked the question incorrectly I ment are they supposed to ding you for it
duckdawgs
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 04:11 PM UTC
I've seen judges using mirrors and flashlights... Judges would pick at these details if they need to break a tie... If the models are so close in every aspect, the model with the completed tracks would probably win, they judge on the construction also...
RLlockie
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Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC
Have you ever judged under an open system? Why would the need to Ďbreak a tieí arise when in theory, every model in the comp could win any medal (although AMPS limits golds to intermediate and higher).

Iíve never had the time or inclination to check invisible areas for possible issues like missing track and Iíve never seen anyone else do it either at an AMPS show and Iíve judged at several of them. Similarly Iíve never seen anyone inspect the belly plate on a standing vehicle or deduct points if it is bolted or glued to the base.

The idea is to give credit for work done, not to penalise for work not done, which is why you can win advanced gold for a KV with solid plastic grilles even if I would always replace them.