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Announcing iModeler May Awards

June 14, 2016 in News

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective – a look back at some of the notable March additions at iModeler. Altogether, 84 new articles were posted to the headlines during the period, prompting a healthy 989 comments.

As per our tradition, we are awarding the Best in Show title to one entry selected by the jury, also listing runner-ups as Honorable Mentions. We think that all are great modeling accomplishments that deserve recognition. The jury of the month were @editor, @aisak, @magnusf, @halvarvonflake and @rickard-malmborg.

Every month, all Headline contributions are included in our traditional honorary prize draw. We’re looking for the entries that represent the month’s highlight in terms of modeling quality and presentation. We also allot an award to a randomly chosen article to emphasize that all contributions to this site deserve recognition.
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iModeler Best in Show – May 2016

The jury’s decision was unanimous: the iModeler’s monthly Best in Show award goes to Pavel Aparin’s amazing Limited series resin 1/72 Grigorovich M-5 flying boat.

While any of our runner-ups represents an award-winning potential, Pavel’s biplane represents modelling of a different kind. The complexity of the undertaking is mind-boggling, and the results are as flawless as they are convincing. Are these the limits of what can be achieved in 1/72 scale? We hope not, but we think that this comes pretty darn close! Please make sure to have a second look:

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 James Kelley and his 1/48 Eduard Bf-108 Taifun. Thanks for sharing!

Honorable Mentions: 6 Fabulous Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Jorge Oppenheimer – Collection of agressors in 1/48 scale
2. Jorge Oppenheimer – Tamiya’s 1/32 P-51D & F4U-1A
3. Roberto Colaianni – Mosquito Mk XVIII and VI – Tamiya, 1/72 Scale
4. George Johnson – MiG-29UB of the Azerbaijan Air Force
5. Gábor Szabó – Reggiane 2000 serie III. 1:48 SMER (ex Artiplast) + scratch
6. Kelly Cottle – 1/48 MIG-29A FULCRUM 9-12

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20 responses to Announcing iModeler May Awards

  1. Congrats to everyone. Well done!!!

  2. Excellent choice, and all of the runners up are worthy of the call-out as well!

    We gained some excellent new modeler’s to iModeler this month – I look forward to future contributions.

  3. P.k said on June 14, 2016


  4. A most fitting choice for the best of show this month. And the runners up are most assuredly deserving of being mentioned – all great builds indeed. There are several “also-rans” that I personally would have difficulty when choosing a top seed. And as Greg stated, a big welcome to all the “newbies”. iModeler rules!

  5. Congrats to all, a very deserving group of models and modelers.

  6. Well , all stunning builds and all worthy of first prize, such a hard choice for the panel.
    And as pointed out, some great stuff from newer members.

  7. Congratulations, everyone! Glad I didn’t have to judge that! Stunners, every one! And two from Jorge! Egad!

  8. Congratulation to Pavel for his stunning work, very well deserved best in show, and thanks to the jury for the mention of my Mosquitoes.

  9. Great choices. I love them all. Fantastic work modelers.
    California Steve

  10. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very nice work too all. It is a very calming and enjoyable opportunity too see these models. I concur with Greg … that
    Grigorovich M-5 flying boat , is a very fine choice.
    Congratulations too all.

  11. Pavel’s flying boat is stunning. A well-deserved best of show.

  12. Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

  13. I think the winner was foregone conclusion and very well deserved. Congratulations to all the runners up as well, all aircraft models this month……….

  14. Nice work, everyone.

  15. Congratulations to all.

  16. Congratulations Pavel – and the all the honoroble mentions – superb work all round!

  17. The bar keeps being raised! Well done to everyone, some outstanding builds!

  18. Congratulations to the winners!

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