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iModeler September Awards

October 19, 2016 · in News · · 24 Comments

Time for another iModeler retrospective, looking back at our collective activity in September. The month brought a total of 90 new headline articles and 1166 comments. It is worth noting that we also passed the 5,000 articles threshold, a major milestone for iModeler. Being able to expect multiple updates every day makes me check back at the front page really often and I hope that you're doing it, too!

It is our ambition to ensure that the iModeler prizes are awarded in an unbiased and knowledgeable manner, through a process where every contribution is noted. And because there can only be one winning entry, this task is never easy. Here are the results of our September vote.

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 - September 2016

Around a year ago, George Johnson made a smashing debut at this site, winning our grand award for his very first article. This time, George repeats his success with this outstanding 1/48 Kinetic Sukhoi Su-33.

It is easy to be a fan of George’s modeling; we actually found ourselves coming back to his Su again and again to have another look! It brings together the build quality, the paint job, the details plus has this intangible "sharpness" to it which all contribute to a lasting impression. Well done.

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 IT Lahtinen and his UAV Drone Monocopter 004 Fin. IT's concept of upgrading the capabilities the Finnish Air Force is wonderfully cheeky, please make sure to check his entire blog at

Honorable Mentions: Our Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Bill Koppos - Tank in the Box….Hobby Boss 1/35 Schneider
2. Jan Baranec - F-4D phantom, Tamiya 1/32
3. Tolga ULGUR - 1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk.IIa “The Borough of Lambeth / Bette”
4. Christian Ristits - MiG-23 MF Flogger (Polish Service)
5. Pavel Aparin - Grigorovich M-20
6. David D. - Hawker Typhoon (Late) 439 RCAF Squadron
7. Jack Mugan - A Couple Of Cool Cats
8. Christian WERY - Douglas Skyraider A-1H

8 additional images. Click to enlarge.

24 responses

  1. Nice work, everyone.

  2. Well done to everyone! And congratulations to George, a phenomenal piece of modelling!

  3. Well done to everyone, all well-deserved prize winners, and, I really love Jack's cats!

  4. Again...a fine selection of contributors and (as always) a tough decision to make. Congratulations to all those modelers in the "running" this time.

  5. Wow! Thank you so much. I am so glad you like my Su. You made my day!

  6. Congrat's to all, another fine selection for the month.

  7. Congrats to George, the award is well deserved for that wonderful model!

  8. All well-selected! Congrats to all!

  9. Congratulations. All well deserved.

  10. Great work guy's, well done to all of you.

  11. Impressive modelling and Congrats to the winners !

  12. Well done George, and all others.

  13. Very impressive modelling: Congratulations to all! George, your Su 33 is just superb - well done!

  14. Friends, please accept my congratulations about your success and victories! Sincerely happy for you! Good models from you in the future!

  15. Gongrats to Mr. George & all Finalists - mastermodels!
    Thank you random generator and all related for this very surprise 004 acknowledgment.
    All iModelers - thank you for cool models & interesting stories 🙂

  16. Fine choice and congrats to all. Always impressed with the excellent modeling I see on this site.

  17. Congratulations, everyone! First rate work all around!

  18. Congratulation, all very nice work.

  19. First congrats to the winners.
    I am very happy to see this new way of presenting the awards in a small title block- it saves me having to look through all the articles until I find the announcement!

    • Hi Dan, Indeed this is a new feature we've got at our disposal last week. It allows us to "stick" an article as small block at the masthead, without distrutbing the presentation of other new articles. I must say that I like it, too. When we eventually "unstick" this article it will return to its ordinary place in the flow.

  20. Thank you all for the kind words.

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