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iModeler July Awards

August 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

It’s high time to announce our iModeler awards for July. These were selected by the editorial jury among the exactly one hundred new articles added during the month, which prompted a total of 835 readers’ comments.

As usual, we’re awarding the iModeler Best in Show title to the entry that wins the jury’s prize, but also list runner-ups as Honorable Mentions. We think that all are great modeling accomplishments that deserve recognition.

iModeler Best in Show – July 2013

Topping the jury’s list this month is George Williams’ ( @chinesegeorge ) immaculate 1/12 scale D’Antin Pramac Ducati GP4 motorcycle. Perfectly executed and beautifully photographed, it shows this unique and intangible quality where the images of the model could easily be mistaken for showing the real thing. It can be argued that creating an illusion of reality is the ultimate attribute of all great modeling. We think so, and it wins this bike our Best in Show award in July.

D’Antin Pramac Ducati GP4

But wait, there is more!

We are also awarding a prize as a token of appreciation to all our contributors. This is selected through an entirely random draw among all the entries of the month. This time, our lucky winner is Tom Cleaver ( @tcinla ) with his presentation of Four ICM Spitfires, one of the entire series of interesting articles provided by Tom every month. Tom’s entire blog is available at

Thank you for making iModeler such a readable resource.

Honorable Mentions: Our Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Big little gun by Steven Davis
2. Morane L Black cats 1/72 Scratch by Korolev Vlad
3. Tamiya 1/48th F4U-1D NZ5255 by Erik Wade Whipple
4. Jack Mugan’s 48th scale North American F-86D Sabre Dog
5. Roger Fabrocini’s Eduard 1:48 Spitfire Mk. IXc

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9 responses to iModeler July Awards

  1. Congratulations George. A well earned & deserved win. Congratulations also to Mr. Cleaver, who given his output can always use another kit. The Honorable Mentions should also be congratulated for their efforts.

  2. Great work George I really did think this was an acual photo of the bike

  3. Damn good pic. A very well made bike. Deserved winner.

  4. An excellent choice for the “Top Gun”, Martin….a beautiful model indeed.

  5. George,
    The first time I saw this model it was one of my personal picks for top honors. Obviously I was not alone in my thoughts. This is outstanding, stunning, and any other adjective that comes to mind. A very well deserved honor, Congratulations. Also a very sincere congratulations to all of you.

  6. See? This is why you buy more than one ticket for the lottery! đŸ™‚

    Nice to be mentioned on the same page with that outstanding real winner.

  7. Congrates to all the selecties! The bike looks sweet, nice photos. (perhaps a big old Harley build in the future)? Great job on the Spitfires, a timeless aircraft. Nice choices this month.

  8. I’m absolutely stunned! I’m currently on holiday touring eastern China, will get back to you when I return home at the weekend. Thank you to everybody, I still can’t believe it…………..

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