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iModeler May Awards

June 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

All the extra activity surrounding the 70th Anniversary of D-Day made us quite late with the announcement of May iModeler winners. Finally, here they are, selected among the 78 new contributions during the month that prompted no fewer than 1298 comments.

As per our usual procedure we are awarding the iModeler Best in Show title to the entry that wins the month’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 – May 2013

Even though we got accustomed to see modelers achieve very good results from Wingnut Wings kits, K. J. Bricknell’s 1/32 Roland D.VIb looks outstanding. The very high quality of construction and finish prompted much admiration from our members. Together with the interesting, tongue-in-cheek writeup, the presentation of Ken’s model is as good as it gets. It wins our Best in Show title in May.

Wingnut Wings Roland D.VIb (1/32)

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 Ramon R. Lomeli with his Monogram 1/24th scale ’53 Corvette. A big thank you for making iModeler such a great modeling hangout!

Monogram 1/24th scale ’53 Corvette

Honorable Mentions: 6 Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Danny Attree – A-12 to SR-71 Titanium Quintuplets Complete
2. Eric Larson – Jasmine Model 1/72 Horten Ho 229
3. Milan D. – Hasegawa A6M2 Zero 1/48
4. olivier.rive – Caterpillar D9R Doobi
5. Rob Pollock – Grumman F8F-1B Bearcat
6. Robert Aspinall – 32nd Me109 G6

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16 responses to iModeler May Awards

  1. Congratulations to all the winners, it must get more difficult each month to award the prizes, but I love that Corvette!

  2. As George stated, it must be difficult to pick “winners” each month, but this one seemed a “no-brainer”. Glad to see all the entrants that made the list…..nice work, one and all.

  3. kudos all around…that’s what make this site great

  4. Wing Commander Bricknell definitely proves that modeling is indeed like riding a bicycle. Once you know how… 🙂

    That is definitely one of the best WNW models I have seen anywhere.

  5. Can’t say this month’s winner was a surprise. Congratulations to Mr. Bricknell & to all the others mentioned.

  6. That Roland looked like a winner first time I saw it. And all the winners are deserving, that Corvette sure brought back memories. Well done everyone.

  7. Congrats to all. The choices get harder every month. Simply amazing !

  8. great choice for this Roland !

  9. To Mr Bricknell and all the other winners congratulations and thank you for providing us with such inspirational work

  10. Congratulations to all.
    Fantastic builds the lot of them.
    Well done all.

  11. Excellent examples of the modeler’s art! Congrates to all the winners.

  12. Yes those models are setting the bar high, very nice work. Congrats to winners. Good motivation for me to finish my 1/72 Wessex to as high a standard I can! Because cutting masks for the canopy railing, is driving me maaaad. Yes I do build models for fun!

  13. Well done lads, very well done indeed!

  14. Just picked up on this, as have been off radar in Majorca for a while. Very pleased Bearcat made the cut. Cheers, guys.

  15. A very belated congratulation to all of you. Outstanding prodjects.

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