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Model Building (Arts and Crafts: Model Building)

March 31, 2020

You will learn how to build a model while being able to customize it. 

For Judging and Check-in information, consult the current 4-H Catalog.

Adams County paperwork is attached as a file after the Project & Exhibit Requirements below and the Craft Card can be found here

Project and Exhibit Requirements:

  1. There are three divisions:
    1. Beginner (Grades 3-5)
    2. Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
    3. Advanced (Grades 9-12)
  2. Completed record sheet must be turned in by the established and posted date.
  3. Exhibits must be a small scale replica and meet the following criteria:
    • Must be of injected styrene plastics
    • At least 25% of the exhibit must be painted
    • Wood, paper, clay, die-cast, or snap together models are not permitted
    • Screws are not permitted
    • Pre-painted or pre-decaled factory models are not permitted
    • Legos are not considered models and are to be exhibited as Construction Sets.
  4. Snap type models are ONLY acceptable in Beginner levels, but must also include some painting and/or decals.
  5. Models with engines that run are acceptable ONLY in Advanced Division.
  6. Members are encouraged to make different kinds of models and models not made from a kit.
  7. Models will be judged on workmanship, appropriateness for age, creativity, and completed record sheet.
  8. No die casts or items that fall under the Construction Set project.
  9. Attach to project—4-H-618A-W “4-H Craft Information Card” for description of work completed on the project to be turned in at project check-in.
    • If the model is being built from a kit, include a copy of the instructions with the craft information card.
  10. Premiums and Grand Champions will be determined by the method stated in the Adams County 4-H Governing Rules under the General Project Rules section.


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