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iModeler November Awards

December 11, 2014 · in Uncategorized · · 14 · 1.6K

Time has come again to announce our monthly iModeler winners.

I'm glad to let you know that this time our judging team has been joined by a new member, Ulf Lundberg. All my fellow judges Ulf, Magnus and Anders are avid model builders, but also represent many years' judging experience on various modeling contests, incuding international ones. Our commitment is securing that the iModeler prizes are awarded in a knowledgeable and unbiased manner, through a process where every contribution is noted. And because there can only be one winning entry, this task is never easy.

On the subject of the month's statistics, November brought us 106 new articles and 1764 comments.

As per our usual procedure, we are awarding the Best in Show award, but also list all the models that made it to the jury's final shortlist. There's also the Random Award, alloted as a token of appreciation to ALL our contributors.

iModeler Best in Show

It is always that extra bit exciting what an iModeler debut makes it to the winners' stand. Despite the world-beating competition (which is evident in our list of Honorable Mentions below), David Powell's humbly named display of recently completed 1/35 Scale Historical Figures makes it all the way to the Best in Show Award. As one of the commenters put it, David's creations seem to "leap off the screen", and we couldn't agree more. Our Best in Show award for November goes to California!

But wait, there's more! - the Random Award

Every month we are also awarding a kit prize as a token of appreciation to all our contributors, selected through an entirely random draw among the entries of the month. This distinction goes to Michael Booth for his own photo report from IPMS Telford 2014. Than you for making iModeler such an interesting photo resource.

Honorable Mentions: 8 Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Richard Carrick - ‘An Inglorious End’ – Scratch built 1/32 B-17 Fortress Diorama
2. Maxim Bylkin - WNW 1/32 Sopwith Snipe
3. Milan Vukovic - FW-200 Condor, Revell 1/72
4. Miha Kosi - B-26 Marauder Rosie O’Brady of 344th Bomb Group
5. Murad Özer - Merkava I 1/35 Tamiya 35127
6. Tolga ULGUR - 1/48 Tamiya F-84G Thunderjet
7. Chris St Clair - F-102A 55-3427 from the 190th FIS, Idaho ANG during October 1962
8. Marek Halas - Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 108B Taifun

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14 responses

  1. Unquestionably a well earned & deserved win. Congratulations to not only Mr. Powell but to all the honorable mentions & our random winner Michael.

  2. Couldn't agree more with the judges' decision(s). As Al said, all well-deserved. And a big thumbs-up to Martin and his staff for continuing to make iModeler the number one modeling site.

  3. Thank you! I really didn't expect that. It's a great warm welcome to the community.

  4. Bravo to all! Another great month of builds to inspire.

  5. Difficult to choose a winner as always, but David's model is exceptional. Congratulations to everyone, and thanks to Ulf for joining the judges' panel.

  6. David's figures are truly exceptional, congratulations to him and all the other winners this month.

  7. We're those figures only in November? Seems ages ago. Nice job everyone.

  8. Must be hard to choose, great inspirational work as always, Congratulations to the winners 🙂

  9. Hard work choosing a winner and I doff my cap to the panel.
    All winners in my humble eyes.

  10. great group...congratulations all...this is fun

  11. Nice selections as always, BZ to all the winners!

  12. Great modeling guys! I agree the selection was a good one. I am still trying to figure out the fine art of figure painting.
    California Steve

  13. Congratulations to everyone! Modeling at the highest level!

  14. Couldn't agree more with the choices all round. Congratulations to all for some very, very fine work!

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