iModeler April awards
With 121 new articles and 721 comments, April was another prolific month at iModeler. Continuing our tradition, here is the announcement of our monthly winners - the models and articles that we think have especially contributed to making iModeler an outstanding modeling hangout.
We award one iModeler Best in Show title to the entry that wins this month's prize, but also list runner-ups as Honorable Mentions. We think that all are great modeling accomplishments that deserve recognition. The judging committee was @editor, @aisak and @magnusf.
iModeler Best in Show - April 2013
Artful small-scale ship modeling by Jorge Andres Rivas Krause took us by surprise this month. Jorge's small-scale modeling techniques are excellent, but it is the water, the landscaping and the tiny figures that add an extraordinary sense of presence to his models, drawing the viewer into the scenes in a way that is rarely experienced.
We couldn't make up our mind between two of Jorge's creations, the 1/700 Imperial Chinese Navy Chen Yuen ironclad and the 1/350 Deutsche Kriesgmarine Zerstörer Z30. We're taking the liberty of not making the final choice but listing both models as our April winners.
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 Seamus Boughe with his Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk I. A big thank you for contributing!
Honorable Mentions: 6 Extraordinary Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Danny Attree - Tiger Tornado ECR
2. Seamus Boughe - Wild Deuce (and a half)
3. Tolga Ulgur - Monogram 1/48 B-25J
4. Erich Goldbach - Hasegawa 1/32 Scale Bf 109 G-4 Trop
5. Erik Wade Whipple - Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V
6. Maxim Bylkin - Karaya 1/48 Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard
6 additional images. Click to enlarge.