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Announcing iModeler October Awards

November 20, 2016 · in News · · 17 Comments

All the work and excitement of Scale Modelworld made us more than a bit late with the announcement of the October . I'll blame it on the fact that more than half of our judging team was kept busy in Telford! Now let's have a look at some of the notable postings of last month. October brought a total of 88 new headline articles and 1517 comments. An average of over 17 comments per article is something of a new record even for this community :)!

As per our tradition, we are awarding the 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 jury of the month were @editor, @aisak, @magnusf, @halvarvonflake and @rickard-malmborg.

Every month, all Headline contributions are included in our traditional honorary prize draw. We're looking for the entries that represent the month's highlight in terms of modeling quality and presentation. We also allot an award to a randomly chosen article to emphasize that all contributions to this site deserve recognition. Join iModeler and post an article to take part in our next monthly roundup.

iModeler Best in Show - October 2016

October was a really good month that brought many excellent models to iModeler. Considering this it may be perhaps surprising that the jury's choice was unanimous: Bernard Wylie @bern and his Revell 1/144 USS Fletcher DD445 wins our vote as this month's Best in Show. We liked just about everything about this model: its overall look, the finesse, the rigging, the weathering which goes all the way down to the buckled hull plates, the presentation. Detail work is excellent and no doubt this has been a fairly big modelling undertaking. We're sure that Bernard has put in a lot of work and love into this but managed to keep a consistently high level of execution in all parts of the project.

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, our lucky winner is Louis Gradner @lgardner and his 1/48 Hobby Boss F4F-3 Grumman early Wildcat. Louis currently has about 600 kits ( of which about 1/4 are built) in his posession and we hope to see more of them soon, thanks for sharing!

Honorable Mentions: Our 10(!) Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Tolga ULGUR - 1/48 Monogram Heinkel He-111H
2. Christian Ristits - F-4C Phantom II, Eduard Ltd. Edition “Good Evening Da Nang!”, 1:48
3. Marc Barris - 1/32 Scale Silver Wings Gloster Gladiator Mk 2, SAAF, 1940
4. Rob Pollock - Bad Alice
5. Alan Price - ICM Ju88
6. Michael Drover - Royal Navy 1/48 Trumpeter Seahawk FGA Mk.6
7. John Martincevic - 1/48 Airfix Buccaneer “Sea Witch Debbie”
8. IT Lahtinen - Star Wars Rebel U-Wing, Incom UT-60D
9. Michal Walusz - 1/48 Academy Spitfire FR Mk.XVIII
10. Kelly Cottle - 1/48 . KFIR C-7 (I.A.F.)

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17 responses

  1. Great result, guys. Congrats to the winners!

  2. Winners one and all in my book...great stuff !

  3. Well deserved all.

  4. A well deserved winning model! Congratulations to all the runners up, inspirational work as well.

  5. Congrats well due Love that Fletcher.

  6. Thank you all very much.

  7. I agree DD-445 is fantastic. Congrats Bernard ! Job well done Sir !

    I'm honored to have been chosen with the random drawing. I have received a very warm welcome here at iModeler. (It's like icing on the cake that I won the drawing).

    Thank you everyone !

    I'll be sure to start a build thread on the kit and post a lot of photos of it when it arrives. I will continue with posting articles and photos of my builds. I appreciate the opportunity to post examples of my work here.

    Thanks again !

  8. Congratulations to the winner, well done Bernard. It is an honor for me to be placed as one of the finalists,especially when all of you build such outstanding models.

  9. All worthy winners, congratulations to each and every one .

  10. All fine builds, Congratulations ! 🙂

  11. Congratulations everyone! Inspirational work all around.

  12. Congrats to all - really beautiful and inspiring work!

  13. Another month of great stuff. Good work model guys !

  14. Congrats to all. well deserved.

  15. I'm always impressed with the monthly selection of work. Really impressive, congratulations to all.

  16. Congratulation to the winner, the Fletcher is really an impressive realization. Congratulation also the the other mentioned modeller.

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