iModeler January Awards
Once again it’s time for our monthly retrospective – the iModeler Awards.
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.
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 + + + )
5 additional images. Click to enlarge.