iModeler Awards – June
Once again it’s time for a review of the last month’s highlights at iModeler. In many respects June was a record month averaging five(!) new articles every day and 15 comments per article. A large part of this activity was related to the great Battle of Midway Group Build reveal, which turned out to be an outstanding success. We’d like to extend special thanks to Louis Gardner and all Midway group build participants for putting up such an great show!
The official statistics for the month are 153 new articles, 2323 comments and 27888 individual article views.
The jury of the month comprised of @editor, @aisak, @magnusf, @halvarvonflake, @rickard-malmborg and @raikisan.
All Headline contributions are included in our traditional monthly prize draw. We’re awarding the Best in Show title to the entry that in the eyes of the jury represents the month’s highlight in terms of modeling quality and presentation. We also allot another award to a randomly chosen article to emphasize that all contributions to this site deserve recognition.
Please don’t hesitate to join iModeler and take part in our next monthly roundup.
iModeler Best in Show – June 2017
With June content filled to the brim with World-class modeling, picking up but one distinguished entry was a particularly difficult task. With many potential winners on the merits of the model alone, we also weighted in the quality of the photo work, presentation, user feedback and the overall reading experience. In the end, the jury was reassuringly unanimous in their choice, but the margins were very small!
Our award goes to Grega X’s Su-27 Flanker B (1/48 Academy or what’s left of it). A build that “started with throwing away almost half of the kit plastic away and trying to figure out how all the resin aftermarket is going to be installed.”
Grega’s Sukhoi is a fantastic model with great details that were backed up by huge amount of work. We also liked the quality of the photos and the fact that detail images provide an educational view of the techniques used – very thoughtful. Not only is the quality of modeling represented by this Flanker outstanding, but the article as such epitomizes the iModeler ideal – inspirational, generous sharing.
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 David Mills with his Midway Group Build entry, an Academy 1/72 F4 Wildcat finished in the markings of Lt Wilmer. E. Rawie. It is one the many stories that helped us learn so many new things about the Battle of Midway during its anniversary month.
Honorable Mentions: Our 14(!) Extraordinary Finalists
The can only be one main award, but all the following contributions are equally wonderful!
(listed in no particular order)
1. David Hansen – A Corsair for Bob
2. Richard Mcstay – Harrier GR-7
3. Kitti Tatsumaki – 1/72 Russian Navy Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker D “Red 80”
4. Kitti Tatsumaki – 1/72 F-14D Super Tomcat VF-2
5. Kitti Tatsumaki – 1/72 JASDF 303rd TSF F-15J Eagle “60th Anniversary”
6. Rob Pollock – HMS Victory, 1805
7. Maxim Bylkin – Special Hobby 1/32 Bristol M.1C
8. Michal Walusz – 1/48 Fine Molds Mitsubishi A7M1 Reppu “Sam”
9. Won-hui Lee – 1/700 USS Missouri 1945. 9.2
10. Won-hui Lee – 1/350 Missouri 1944
11. Kitti Tatsumaki – 1/35 Russian 2K12 Kub SA-6 “Gainful”
12. Ruben A. Torres Borrego – Revell Germany 1/48 A-20G Havoc, from late 2012
13. Alan Price – Airfix B-17 100 Group
14. Michael Drover – Tamiya P-47D ‘The Reamer’
14 additional images. Click to enlarge.