iModeler August Awards
It’s high time again for our monthly iModeler retrospective… this time looking back at our August entries.
For the readers of iModeler, August was a great month. 140 new articles were added to the headlines during the period, prompting 1675 comments. That’s a substantial increase in numbers, and with it follows the quality – our shortlist this month has grown beyond “short”, but this for very good reasons!
Every month, all Headline contributions 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 another award to a randomly chosen article to emphasize that all contributions to this site deserve recognition.
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iModeler Best in Show – August 2016
The jury’s award this month goes to Dmitry Ryzhenkov’s 1/72 scale Tupolev Tu-134A.
As one of our readers put it, “airliners are deceptively simple models. Since they usually don’t have so many external features, making the most of the surface detailing and hitting the right colours and the right sheen becomes all the more important.” Dmirty has really succeeded in doing just that, but not only that – his innovative lighting system adds another dimension to the completed model, making it look equally convincing in dim light as it is in full daylight. We think that this combination of ambitious undertaking, innovative thinking and perfect execution are worth the distinction as our August Best in Show.
But wait, there is more…
There’s also another prize, the Random Award, envisioned as a token of appreciation to all our contributors. This is selected through a random draw among all the entries of the month. This time, our lucky winner is Scott Nelson with his Aussie Eight Spitfire. They say one cannot have too many Spitfires… thanks for sharing them at iModeler!
Honorable Mentions: Our Extraordinary Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Christian Ristits – F-4B Phantom II “Good Morning Da Nang”
2. IT Lahtinen – YF-19 Fin – The Peace Keeper (Hasegawa 1/48 YF-19)
3. Michael Benolkin – Kinetic (Vintage Fighter) 1/24 P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt
4. Tolga ULGUR – 1/32 Trumpeter P-51B Mustang “Ding Hao”
5. Ian Bartlett – Revell 1/48 Lockheed Ventura
6. Gábor Szabó – Fiat G.50 Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat) 1942 – Secter/Hasegawa 1:48
7. René Hieronymus – Oooh S**t!
8. David Porter – 1/32 Tamiya F-15I Ra’am
8 additional images. Click to enlarge.