iModeler June Awards
Due to the holiday season, we’ve had a bit of disruption in our monthly judging procedure. Fortunately, this could be solved so the results are finally here. Selected among the 86 new articles that were added during the month which prompted no fewer than 796 readers’ comments.
As usual, we’re awarding the iModeler Best in Show title to the entry that wins our prize, but also list runner-ups as Honorable Mentions. We think that all are great modeling accomplishments that deserve recognition.
iModeler Best in Show – June 2013
Among the many styles of modeling that we’ve admired on the pages of iModeler, Mike Maynard’s ( @john-galt ) work could perhaps be described as “old school”. Restrained in weathering and artistic license, it shows all the more creativity and passion for scratchbuilding, improving, detailing and adding to whatever a basic kit may offer. The care with which Mike systematically turned Anigrad’s rudimentary resin kit into a masterpiece deserves every praise – and wins him our Best in Show title in June.
Mike’s other creations can be admired here.
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 Frank Cronin with his F-105D Flown by Colonel Robert L.Stirm, USAF Ret. POW. Thank you for making iModeler a great modeling hangout.
Honorable Mentions: Our Extraordinary Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Yakovlev AIR-7 by Aleksandr Sekularac
2. Danny Attree’s Academy 1/32 F-16I SUFA
3. Drew Tarter’s 1:48 Hasegawa A-4C Skyhawk
4. A collection of 1/48 Hunters by Tom Cleaver
5. 1/32 scale F-86F by Rob Colvin
6. Tolga Ulgur’s 1/48 Tamiya P-47D-1 Thunderbolt “In The Mood”
6 additional images. Click to enlarge.