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iModeler February Awards

March 9, 2014 · in Uncategorized · · 22 · 1.9K

Without further delay, here is the roundup of iModeler's February submissions. There were a total of 75 articles added during the month, which prompted no less than 980 readers' comments.

As usual, we're awarding the iModeler Best in Show title to the entry that wins the jury's prize, but also list runner-ups as Honorable Mentions. We think that all are great modeling accomplishments that deserve recognition.

iModeler Best in Show - February 2014

Topping the jury's list this month is Airfix English Electric Lightning F.1 in 1/48 scale by Robert Bausch. We particularly liked the combitation of the striking natural metal finish, well-balanced detail and just the right amount of weathering, which together brought a particularly crisp rendition of this supersonic classic.

Robert wins our Best in Show award for February.

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 Tony Prince with Eduard’s 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest V.

Thank you for sharing all the wonderful modeling stories at iModeler.

Honorable Mentions: Our Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Daniel Iscold - The T-2C Buckeye. SpecialHobby 1/48
2. Emeterio de la Iglesia Blanco - Academy 1:48 F-15E
3. Hans Peter Tschanz - Messerschmitt 109 G-6 J – 705 Swiss Air Force in 1945
4. Michael Drover - Royal Australian Air Force P-40N, 80 Squadron – Geoff Atherton – Hasegawa 1/48
5. Rapid27 - The 1/48 Mirage IIIC from Eduard

Reader reactions:

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22 responses

  1. Congratulations, these are all well deserved.

  2. Absolutely ,definately the correct choice ,that lightning is superb.

  3. They were all stunning builds and a hard choice to pick a winner,as Neil said the Lighting got it.
    Well done Robert, and all the other Honorable Mentions.

  4. Congratulations to all the finalists, all your builds were outstanding. Sure glad I didn't have to decide the winner.

  5. All great finalists, builds, presentations and choices...but IMO that Lightning takes the cake. That Me-109 and Buckeye were/are top-notch entries as well.

  6. Excellent choices. Robert Bausch is a true master.

  7. Congrats to all the winners! The Lightning is absolutely beautiful...

  8. Bravo Zulu to all the winners, great choices.

  9. All gorgeous ! Hard to pick a winner !

  10. Those Lightnings are definitely well deserved winners, congratulations to Robert and the the other prize winners.

  11. Congratulations to all for showing us these excellent models. All of your skills are superb.
    Bob, I see a blue cheese burger in your future.

  12. Congratulations

  13. man that is some fine competition...robert is an outstanding modeller...congratulations to all

  14. Well done Robert and Tony!

  15. All very worthy winners!

  16. It is a true honor to receive such mention from you guys. Thank you all for the positive feedback about the T-2.

  17. Some very high modeling standards are being met. The bar has been set at the word Professional and beyond.
    Congratulations to everyone being mentioned and times its too bad that there can only be one or two winners when there are some many winning kits.

  18. great model ! congratulations !

  19. Congratulations for the magnificent metallic skin on the Lightning. Very good job.


  20. Dear Martin, and all you good iModeler people,

    What a surprise! I couldn't believe it when I received your email yesterday, that I had won the February Best in Show award from iModeler, for my Airfix 1/48 Lightning F.1. I really wasn't expecting that!

    This is quite an honor, and I feel it must have been a difficult decision, with all the great models that were posted in February. I think many others were just as worthy.

    All I can say is thank you so much, and I will try as best I can to live up to everything an award like this deserves.

    Best regards to all,

    Robert Bausch

  21. Beautiful Lightning! Congratulations, Robert!

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