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iModeler June Awards

July 15, 2015 · in Uncategorized · · 13 · 2.5K

With a little bit of delay due to the Summer holiday season, it is my pleasure to announce the June iModeler Award Winners.

New and would-be members of iModeler please note: Every month, all articles posted among the Headlines are included in our traditional honorary prize draw. We're awarding the Best in Show title to the entry that in the eyes of the jury represents the month's highlight in terms of modeling quality and presentation. In additional to this, we allot a second award to a randomly chosen article. We think that all contributions to this site deserve recognition, so this second prize is a token of appreciation to all authors and all levels of modeling experience that can be encountered here at iModeler.

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June brought us a total of 70 new articles and 1038 comments.

iModeler Best in Show - June 2015

The jury's vote goes to Brent Thomas Simpson's (@simmo-b) 1/32 Wingnut Wings Felixtowe F2a (Late). This article marks Brent's first appearance at iModeler, but what a debut it is - a complex model (93cm in span) finished to deceptively realistic standards and presented on a convincing display base.

Like one of the commenters said: "You've got to have a real commitment to this type of modelling to see it through to a good standard, and you've certainly achieved that here. I know many modellers [may] prefer later subject types, but the skills displayed here are first rate and deserve praise."

But wait, there is more...

As said before, 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 DE4EVER with WHITE RAIN – Dale Jarrett . We certainly love these NASCAR races! Fortunately, there are more at @de4ever's blog which can be viewed at

Honorable Mentions: Our Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Anthony Polychroniadis - 1/350 Tamiya Yamato (new tool) & Monochrome Suzutsuki
2. Thomas Probert - 1/72nd scale C-17A Globemaster III – Combat Models Vacuform
3. Christian WERY - Lavochkin LA-5FN 1/48 Eduard
4. Eric Galliers - 1/32 Revell Mirage, 3 SQN RAAF
5. Gábor Szabó - Curtiss Condor II – Byrd’s expedition plane
6. Richard Mcstay - BMPT “Terminator”
7. Tolga ULGUR - 1/48 Tamiya P-47D 20 Thunderbolt “Miss Mary Lou”

Reader reactions:
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13 responses

  1. Well done to all mentioned.
    These builds just become better and better.
    The panel must find it harder and harder each month.

  2. Lots of strong museum quality work be done. Its neat that this site has people who are participating geographically from some very long distances and there efforts are being placed center stage for "World to See." There are some "Flat Earthers" out there...but, really with the age of computers and the internet the world is becoming more flat and by that I mean your computer screen and its ability to communicate with people and other modelers. Lots of good things are happening here. Inspiring is a good word.

  3. I don't know how you do it, Martin...I'd have a tough time finding only a handful of "finalists" from which to choose. Congratulations to everyone.

  4. Well done, everyone, definitely all deserved of prizes, and very pleased to see something with four wheels being recognised!

  5. Great modeling you guys! Well deserved all around.
    California Steve

  6. Great Master Class Models, well done to all of you.

  7. Good work done by all. I must say the winner is truly a winner, however all here display a very high level of craftsmanship and artistic quality.

  8. Well done, everyone, and the Felixstowe is certainly a fine and deserving winner.

  9. That Felixstowe... Wow. Congratulations Brent, a worthy winner. Some amazing work amongst the runners up too.

  10. A well deserved winner but also a tough one to call! It's an honour to be amongst the runner ups, thank you very much!

  11. Amazing work, well deserved prize!

  12. Great stuff !

  13. Every one of those models would have had no trouble being the Best of Show, which makes the Felixstowe win even better. Really, really, really nice work by all.

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