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November contest results

December 1, 2012 · in Uncategorized · · 15 · 1.6K

The November contest is closed and we are proud to announce the winner of iModeler's first online competition. The 3-week long submission period brought a whopping 180 models to our pages, many more than we ever dared to hope for.

With so many excellent models on display, choosing a single winning entry seemed like an impossible task. It involved many discussions among the judges. In the end, we decided to award one iModeler Best in Show title to the entry that wins this month's prize - the Tamiya 1/32 P-51D Mustang, but also list five of our extraordinary finalists as Honorable Mentions. We think that all are great modeling accomplishments that deserve recognition.

iModeler Best in Show - November 2012

Josef Blazek's ( @pepa-blazek ) Spitfire F.24 has all the attributes of a great model - clean construction, plenty of good detail, painting, weathering. But is also has "it" - that distinctive but intangible quality that inspires thinking of modeling as an art form. Plus excellent photos that show all its strengths. Also, it has been well liked by our readers... we're stunned.

Honorable Mentions: 5 Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

  1. Beautiful Cyberhobby Bf 110D by Walt Babst (aka @luftwaffe-birdman)

  2. CASA 2.111 by Eric aka @yankymodeler, an epic conversion project

  3. Albatros DV.a by @emeterio de la Iglesia Blanco's with awe-inspiring finish and weathering

  4. An old Monogram F-18 kit brought to entirely new heights by Jack Mugan ( @camaro1 )

  5. An Italeri Ju-87B expertly finished by @charles-whall

Reader reactions:

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15 responses

  1. Thanks guys for the attaboy... I really like this site and am amazed at the high quality of work we are seeing. I hope next month is just as amazing. Big congrats to Josef and his marvelous Spitfire.

  2. Kudos to all, I am particularly happy "the kid" won the big prize, since we need to promote "new growth." Don't know what I would have done with a third kit of that thing anyway.

  3. Congrats to Josef!
    I trust he will enjoy putting effort into the detail and finish of an amazing kit as he builds Tamiya's 1/32 P-51.

  4. Good on ya, Josef...! We look forward to seeing what extraordinary results that new Mustang will bring you. Congratulations.

  5. Congratulations on your win Josef. Your model is simply stunning. Enjoy that is an awesome kit.

  6. Congrats Josef - well deserved.

    Also very well done to the other finalists, well actually all here

  7. Hi guys ! I do not know what to´s a huge surprise and satisfaction for me. I would like to thank everyone for your comments and contributions. I can´t wait to start building this large P-51D 🙂 Thanks again to all !

    Greetings from Prague,


  8. Congratulations Josef ! Your model is really inspiring to all of us, truly one of the best Spits I've ever seen.
    Enjoy your price.

  9. Congratulations Josef! A well deserved prize for an excellent effort. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    It is an honor to be included in such artistic company.

  10. Congrats to all, esp. Josef. Gorgeous work

  11. Congratulations Josef, a fair winner!
    I like your Spit, it stands out, even though there are some great models shown at this place.
    Also big congratulations to you five finalists, nice work.


  12. Very well deserved win, Josef. That is one beautiful model!

  13. Thank you very much !I I hope that I send some photos of current project very soon 🙂



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