iModeler August Awards
It is high time to announce the results of our friendly August competition. There's an explanation to the delay; the level of workmanship on display at this site during August was really as good as it gets, resulting in what came to be one of the hardest judging tasks in the history of iModeler.
In all, 103 new articles and 1222 comments were posted among the Headlines during the month. As usual, 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 (especially this month) that all are great modeling accomplishments that deserve recognition. The judging committee was @editor, @aisak and @magnusf.
iModeler Best in Show
Our winner is Mike Grant's Skeletal Fokker Dr. I. Pictures go a long way explaining why we picked this model as a winner, but Mike's own words perhaps reflect his achievement even better:
"I’ve always had a phobia about photo-etched parts. Paint won’t stick to them, they fly off into oblivion when picked up with tweezers, they bend where they shouldn’t and you can’t sand them to shape; it’s a pretty unforgiving medium. I hoped this build of Eduard’s ‘strip-down’ 1/72 Fokker triplane would help me get over my fears."
Yes, it takes a dose of madness to tackle an entire model in photo-etched metal. We have seen but a few of these tiny kits built before, but never finished to the degree of realism represented by Mike's Fokker. This model wins the iModeler Best in Show award for August.
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 Rob Pollock with “Big Fish” Revisited. A big thank you for enriching iModeler with these awesome diorama builds!
Honorable Mentions: 6 Extraordinary Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Danny Attree - A Flock of Blackbirds, Run Tippi Run
2. Thomas Probert - Handley-Page Halifax GRII – 1/32nd scale vacform
3. California Steve - RAF Fuel Truck 1/35 scale Almost scratch built
4. Milan D - F-86 Sabre in 1:48
5. Halvar von Flake - Desert Rose
6. Tolga Ulgur - TuAF F-100C
6 additional images. Click to enlarge.