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iModeler December Awards

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Time to announce the official results of our final monthly roundup in 2013. 82 new articles and 1035 comments were added to iModeler during December. As per our usual procedure, we are awarding the iModeler Best in Show title to the entry that wins this month’s prize, but also list runner-ups as Honorable Mentions. We think that all are great modeling accomplishments that deserve recognition. The judging committee this month was @editor and @magnusf.

And the winners are…

iModeler Best in Show – December 2013

Frankly, we have seen but a small share of standalone figures at iModeler to date, but we are convinced that this month’s winner could easily stand a comparison with the best in this noble genre. Bob Mack’s rendition of Verlinden 120mm Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant shows ambience, personality and presence that makes an entirely lifelike portrait of this great American.

We are pleased to award it the iModeler Best in Show title for December – noting the Editor’s remark that Bob’s masterpiece could probably be made even better by an addition of some text in the article:).

Verlinden 120mm U.S. Grant

But wait, there is more! – the Random Award

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 Johan Hugogård with his RAF Rescue Launch 1/72. A big thank you for contributing!

RAF Rescue launch 1/72

Honorable Mentions: 6 Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Tamiya 1/35 Centurion Mk III tank, 4th RTR by Robert Bausch
2. The 1/48 Republic F-84G Thunderjet in French service from Tamiya by Rapid27
3. Gavia 1/48 Polikarpov Po-2 by Maxim Bylkin
4. VT-83 Grumman TBM-3 Avenger by Mark Beckwith
5. Bernard Wylie – Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b
6. Nikola Pentic – Tamiya 1:48 KV-1

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21 responses to iModeler December Awards

  1. Winners one and all….congratulations on the “top rung”, Bob – nice work.

  2. Congrats to all the winners….

  3. Well done, everyone, excellent models, all deserved winners.

  4. Yep, that’s a well-deserved award. It sure impressed me.

  5. Congratulations everyone – you guys set the standard! Cheers!

  6. A well deserved win Bob. Your’e use of lighting definitely set the mood.
    Congratulations Bob & all the other winners.

  7. Bob,
    We’ll deserved award. I loved it when I first saw it and I love it more as I see it again.
    A very well done and congratulation to all the winners.
    P.S. Bob thanks for the heads up on the magazine. It arrived today and was better than I expected.

  8. Congratulations to everyone. From a selfish point of view, thanks for posting the photos of your builds for me to look at. Great inspiration to try to do my best in the builds I have on the go.

  9. Great selection. Congratulations everyone.

  10. Well done by all. Congratulations.

  11. Congratulations Bob and Johan, and the others, and thanks for the Honourable Mention, I wasn’t expecting that 🙂

  12. Congratulations to Bob and Johan. Great examples of different genre that do not get a lot of coverage.
    Also a hearty well done to all the honourable mentions.

  13. Bravo Zulu to Bob and all the receipients, wonderful builds.

  14. thank you first martin for this wonderful site…i’m not worthy but i thank all you gentlemen for your outstanding support and encouragement…this is the first thing i’ve ever won in my life and what a great blessing it is for my spirit…i’m a man of few words so you know i mean it when i say this is the finest bunch of men it’s ever been my privilege to be associated with…the encouragement and courtesy that each and every one of you from all over the world show each other is an inspirational experience… it’s really a joy to be part of this band of brothers

  15. Nice going, Bob ! Congrats ! Well deserved !

  16. Bob, what a masterpiece! It is so life like, I expect him to finish looking at the map, shrug his shoulders, and get up, and look afar with his binoculars! Thanks for creating this treasure. I am going to come back and look at it many times.

    Congratulations to everyone, these are all fantastic, and I sure didn’t expect to find my name in there. I haven’t been in iModeler that long, and I guess I tend to downplay my efforts. This was a surprise, and an honor. Thanks!

  17. Congratulations to one and all, I missed both postings originally glad to see Grant so nicely done. Wow I just wish I could paint figures half that good.

  18. Bob …What a stellar job on your U.S Grant figure! Congratulations to all the winners this month.

  19. Bob, that is definitely one of the best figures i have ever seen, and I have been to the SCAMMS show here (a humbling experience if there ever was one). Your Grant figure could appear in that show without the slightest hesitation.

    Johan, that was a great project too. Very realistic in its finish and presentation.

    Everyone on the “Honorable Mention” list posted something I wanted to examine in detail. Excellent work, gentlemen.

    And I will echo Bob’s comment about this being the best model club on the planet.

  20. Well done Bob, great work! And what you said there could not be more true! Fantastic work by all.

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