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iModeler July Awards

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

It is high time again to announce our monthly winners. With the warm summer weather spreading across the northern hemisphere, July was a bit slower than usual with regard to modeling activity. At iModeler, it still meant 90 new headline articles added during the month – averaging almost exactly three a day. These contributions prompted a very impressive tally of 1222 comments. That’s almost 14 comments per article – that tells a lot about the level of engagement that we’re enjoying here at iM.

As per our usual procedure, we are awarding the Best in Show award, but also list all the models that made it to the jury’s final shortlist. There’s also the Random Award, alloted as a token of appreciation to ALL our contributors.

iModeler Best in Show

Charles Whall may have been posting at iModeler only ocasionally, but when he did he was invariably bringing us something special. His attention to detail, clean finish and carefully executed weathering would work (indeed worked) in any scale, but applied to a large 1/32 scale rag-wing Hurricane made a spectacular combination. We liked this model a lot and are pleased to announce that Charlie’s PCM Hawker Hurricane Mk1 (Fabric Wing), No1 Sqn JX-C, France 1939… wins our Best in Show award for July.

PCM Hawker Hurricane Mk1 (Fabric Wing), No1 Sqn JX-C, France 1939…

But wait, there’s more! – the Random Award

Every month we are also awarding a kit prize as a token of appreciation to all our contributors, selected through an entirely random draw among the entries of the month. This distinction falls on Bernd Müller’s Mc Donnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II from Revell in 1/72 scale.

Mc Donnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II Revell 1/72

Honorable Mentions: 5 Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Bill Koppos – Last of the V8 Interceptors…. Aoshima 1/24 Mad Max 2
2. Mike Maynard – The Mack “Hoover Dam ” Dump Truck and Marion Steam Shovel, 1931
3. Emeterio de la Iglesia Blanco – Meng 1:32 Me-163B Komet
4. Jack Mugan – Another 48th Scale Monogram F-8 Fan
5. Tolga ULGUR – 1/48 Dragon Junkers Ju-188A2
6. Aleksandar Krantev – Roland DVIa – WnW 1:32

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17 responses to iModeler July Awards

  1. Congratulations to all. All well deserved.

  2. Well done to all. great examples of the very many fine models shown on this site.

  3. I won??? Good lord!! What an honour considering the incredible talent on display at imodeler. Never entered a show or competition in my life so this is a real surprise…I’m absolutely chuffed to bits, Thankyou!!

  4. Congrats to all. Hard choices again this month.

  5. Congratulations Charles, well done.
    All these are wonderful, I don’t envy the judges having to decide.

  6. Well done Charlie

  7. all great inspiration to keep building.
    imodeller is doing a great job encouraging the hobby by awarding modellers like this.

  8. Can’t add any more to what’s already been said….great work and a high-five to all.

  9. Great work, Charles, against stiff competition.

  10. Congratulations to all, outstanding models indeed.

  11. Having done that Hurricane myself, I know just what kind of effort it took to get such a great result. Definitely a stand-out.

    The RF-4E is a beauty too.

    The quality of this site is demonstrated by the fact the “random winners” are right up there with the main winners.

  12. All beautiful models, great works of art! Congratulations to all!

  13. Charles’ Hurricane is an undoubted winner, and all the others show a very high standard of modelling as well. I know it’s a difficult decision, but I can’t help thinking that Craig’s Hustler deserves a mention as well!

  14. Hi, the last couple of weeks, i didn t have time for modelling, or surfing
    on the net, so i am completely surprised about the fact, that my little recce-
    spook won a price along with all this great builds 🙂
    W O W !

  15. A belated congratulations to all.

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