iModeler December Awards
Time to announce the official results of our final monthly roundup in 2013. 82 new articles and 1035 comments were added to iModeler during December. As per our usual procedure, we are awarding the 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 this month was @editor and @magnusf.
And the winners are...
iModeler Best in Show - December 2013
Frankly, we have seen but a small share of standalone figures at iModeler to date, but we are convinced that this month's winner could easily stand a comparison with the best in this noble genre. Bob Mack's rendition of Verlinden 120mm Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant shows ambience, personality and presence that makes an entirely lifelike portrait of this great American.
We are pleased to award it the iModeler Best in Show title for December - noting the Editor's remark that Bob's masterpiece could probably be made even better by an addition of some text in the article:).
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 Johan Hugogård with his RAF Rescue Launch 1/72. A big thank you for contributing!
Honorable Mentions: 6 Extraordinary Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Tamiya 1/35 Centurion Mk III tank, 4th RTR by Robert Bausch
2. The 1/48 Republic F-84G Thunderjet in French service from Tamiya by Rapid27
3. Gavia 1/48 Polikarpov Po-2 by Maxim Bylkin
4. VT-83 Grumman TBM-3 Avenger by Mark Beckwith
5. Bernard Wylie - Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b
6. Nikola Pentic - Tamiya 1:48 KV-1
6 additional images. Click to enlarge.