|All readers are welcome to contribute their own input to this site, regardless of skill level. But please note: this site displays 1/76th scale models only, or other kits that can be proven to actually scale out to 1/76th (or very close to it). While we very much enjoy seeing well-built 1/72nd scale kits, this site is only for posting 1/76th scale models. We understand that some models are actually much closer to 1/76th scale than 1/72nd. Reviews of these kits (with measurements and references) are most welcome.
The time it takes for us to post contributions will depend on how many we receive, and what our work schedule is like for the month. We post contributions in the order in which they were received. It may take up to a month to post your contributions. If you don't see your items posted after 30 days after submittal, drop us a line and let us know, perhaps it got lost. If you send in numerous contributions at one time, we will spread them out over several updates.
Please send any contribution to us here: Contributions
We have set up a separate page to discuss Contributed Photo Guidelines.
The following are guidelines that we wish for contributors to follow.
This is a place to submit photographs of your favorite kits, but without a construction review. Simply send in four or five digital photographs of your kit along with the model name and manufacturer of the kit in the e-mail. We will do the rest. You may include a couple of sentences describing any significant changes made to the kit, or concise details of it's construction or painting. But don't include too much text, or it may have to be posted in the Construction Reviews section.
This is the page for full-length Construction Reviews. Here you can feel free to be as verbose as you'd like, keeping in mind that the longer the text, the more interesting it needs to be to keep the reader's attention. For the narrative, please write it in the body of your e-mail, or send it as a .txt file attached to your e-mail. You can also attach it as an HTML, Wordperfect, or MS Word file (but text files are preferred). If you do your own HTML, follow the same format seen in the other reviews, or write to us to ask for a template to use.
- Do not include price information or advertising in the review, unless the kit was provided to you as a review sample from either a retailer or manufacturer. In such cases, you must credit the source of the kit.
- Don't spend any time on the historical background of the vehicle being modeled. There are plenty of other sites out there for that purpose. It is welcome to use the short history sometimes found on the kit instructions. In this case, make sure to let us know it came from there.
- Focus on the kit itself: what most impressed you about it, major weaknesses or errors, construction hassles, and descriptions of any additional work or changes you did to the basic model.
- For negative criticisms of the kit, please be constructive rather than derogatory. But please don't hesitate to review poor kits; this forum is meant to help fellow modelers.
- If you wish to make any claims about the scale accuracy of the kit, you must include the references you used to make such a judgement. Simply stating that "it looks too small to me" is not adequate.
- Feel free to review models which have already been reviewed.
- Include as many photographs that you feel are necessary to show all important aspects of the model.
- If you are not completely comfortable writing in English, we will be very happy to edit the spelling and grammar for you. We highly encourage international contributions.
The In-Box Previews are meant to give the readers a view of kits right off the shelf. If it is a boxed kit, take a photo of the box top. The Box Art is useful to show the viewer what the kit can build into. We plan to have photos of all Box Art linked in the Kit List section. For the In-Box Preview, point out things such as quality of the molding and casting, any errors which are obvious prior to construction, packaging of the parts, and other notes you think are necessary. For the part scans, it is not necessary to photograph the parts, and then scan the photo. You can simply lay the parts directly on your scanner, and cover them with a blank piece of paper for a backdrop. Scans of the instructions are also welcome.
Manufacturer's Kit Lists:
The goal is to have Mini-Reviews (or Comments) of all the kits on these kit tables, but we don't own them all! So if you own some kits not already reviewed, write up a one or two sentence Mini-Review for the kits and send them in. We'll add them to the lists. Keep the reviews short and concise, hitting on the major points. Please do not type in ALL CAPS, as we simply cut and paste from your email.
Anything and everything related to 1/76th scale armor. Construction techniques are always appreciated, and comparison articles for models of the same vehicle from competing manufacturers are very popular. Do not plagiarize other's work, and be sure to quote sources where appropriate. Disagreements and counter-articles are great as long as they are polite. The I.M.S. article is always looking for good tips to be added to it, as is the article on what constitutes a good model.
We will not edit the content of any contributions unless asked (although we will edit for spelling and formatting). If we find something objectionable, we will confer with the writer before changing it. As mentioned above, we will be very happy to help international writers with their English.
Due to the spread of e-mail viruses, our policy is to post eMail addresses in the following format:
John Doe - john_doe(at)covenantermodellingsite.com
To send e-mail to such an address, you must type it by hand into your e-mail program, replacing the (at) with the @ character.
We will post contributors's e-mail addresses to encourage discussion of your models. If you prefer to not have your e-mail posted at all, let us know when you submit it and we will leave it out.
If you do not keep your virus scanner up-to-date, please do not put our e-mail addresses into your address book!