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iModeler January Awards

February 15, 2016 · in Uncategorized · · 17 · 1.8K

Once again it's time for our monthly retrospective - the .

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 that all are great modeling accomplishments that deserve recognition. The judging committee was @editor, and @magnusf, @halvarvonflake, @rickard-malmborg and @aisak. 123 new articles were added to the iModeler's headline page during January, altogether prompting 1,256 users' comments.

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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iModeler Best in Show - January 2016

Among the many excellent contributions this month, the Best in Show title goes to the item that that is a bit out of the ordinary and well, it isn't even plastic. That said, we thought that Jack Thompson's - Stage Coach (With Apologies to John Ford and “Duke”) is an excellent scale replica of a classic horse-drawn vehicle from the frontier trails. Jack's aim was to make a “museum-quality” piece, and we think this goal has been achieved - by a margin!

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, this distinction goes to Paul Wilsford (@paul6187) for his advice about "Modeling on the cheap". Thank you for bringing these useful instructional articles to iModeler!

Honorable Mentions: 5 Glorious Finalists

(in no particular order)

  1. WnW Fe.2b, 6341 “Zanzibar #1” by Aleksandar Krantev
  2. George Johnson - 1/35 Czech Air Force Mi-24 Attack Helicopter
  3. Maxim Bylkin - Tamiya 1/48 Matilda Mk.III (Libya.1941)
  4. David D. - Tokyo Defender: Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-61 Hien
  5. Grega X - Westland Wessex HU.5 (Italeri 1/48 + + + )
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17 responses

  1. Excellent choices one and all...congratulations to everyone.

  2. Superb builds , all of them.
    A hearty well done to all who contribute.

  3. Thank you all for this honor. Frankly, I'm somewhat astounded at this result, given the level of "competition" in these pages. This was my first (or maybe second) submission to this website - I feel like I just ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown - wow!

    This may be my first submission but not my first model (by far.) There will be more coming - stay tuned. Thank you all again.

    Jack Thompson
    Reston, Virginia

  4. As usual, a difficult choice for the judges, and well deserved congratulations to all of the winners, let's hope that we see more from these super-talented modellers on iModeler.

  5. Congratulations to everyone, winners all, as usual.

  6. I must thank all that are involved, with this honor. I also wish to congratulate all the other entrants with their awards for this month.

  7. Jack I missed this the first time posted & to say I am awestruck is an understatement.
    Congratulations on a true piece of art & additional congratulations to the others.

  8. As long as I have been a member here I have gleaned a lot of info from all of the participants here. The relaxed atmosphere here makes it the most enjoyable place to share with other modelers of different styles and experience levels. This is an enjoyable place to be.

  9. Just great modeling everyone! It sure is fun to review these monthly recognition's .
    California Steve

  10. AWESOME models that deserve all the accolades they receive! Well done to all.

  11. Great selection, all winners.
    I have to also agree with Paul Wilsford's comment above, This is a wonderful place to share our beloved hobby with others. Keep it going !

  12. Great choice as winner of January contest. Congrats to all finalists as well.

  13. Wonderful selection, and beautiful builds all!

    And thanks Paul for being willing to post useful tips - I'm always looking for something useful to help add to my tool box and skill set.

  14. Any one of those could have been a winner! Congratulations to all.

  15. congratulations

  16. I hope you can help …

    I’m part of the Great War Aero Historians team that produce the ‘Cross and Cockade international’ journal ( We have been established some 47 years and produce a quarterly journal and an annual calendar which raises funds to maintain the Air Services memorial at St-Omer.

    The reason for this message to to try and contact Maxim Bylkin to seek his consent to show his splendid ‘19KAO Nieuport’ painting in the 2017 calendar that I’m currently compiling.

    In the meantime would be happy to send a sample of our journal and calendar so you can see the standard we maintain.

    Many Thanks in advance,
    Roger Tisdale
    Cross and Cockade International : The Society of Great War Aero Historians

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