iModeler November Awards
It’s time for the year’s final Awards announcement. As our regular readers would know, our way of celebrating the authors at iModeler is awarding monthly kit prizes among the contributions of the month.
November was a very prolific period with a whopping 144 articles posted to the headlines, which also included many memorable photo reports from the IPMS Scale Modelworld and Monte San Savino 2016. With additional 1642 comments, there was plenty to look at and do every day!
All Headline contributions are included in our traditional monthly 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. We also 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 – November 2015
The jury’s highlight of the month is Grega X’s Spitfire Mk.IXc in 1/48 scale. A model which in the words of its author represents “a severe case of AM (aftermarket) syndrome”…
Like most of you, we have seen many great Spitfire models before, but this one raises above the field not only by all the added detailing but also, and even mostly, by its spotlessly clean execution.
Frankly, we believe that a mere addition of aftermarket stuff does not necessarily make a better model. It is the modeler’s ability to bind together the different components, conceal the surgical scars, find a uniform expression in all detailing own and added, add the paint job that brings all that work to life… The magic of superdetailing is in getting it all together to something that a viewer perceives like an obvious whole. This is where Grega X’s Spitfire sets the bar for all of us to follow.
But wait, there is more…
As said before, 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 Tzigkounakis Tasos with his recently completed 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E Crusader. Thanks for making iModeler an inspiring place to visit!
(Another contribution by Tasos is also among the Honorable Mentions of the month)
Honorable Mentions: Our 10(!) Extraordinary Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Pavel Aparin – Grigorovich M-9 1:72
2. René Hieronymus – No place for mistakes
3. Steve E – “Good Shot Jansen” MPC AT-AT Diorama
4. Ruben A. Torres Borrego – Eduard 1/48 Albatros DV with some improvements
5. Maxim Bylkin – Tamiya 1/48 Pz.Kpfw 38(t)
6. Tzigkounakis Tasos – 1/48 ?zur Loire 130
7. John Martincevic – Heyl Ha’avir Shahak, Giora Epstein’s 1st Victory
8. Dmitry Stropalov – BA-20 (HobbyBoss 1/35)
9. Stellan Schroeder Englund – Grandpa´s jeep
10. Bernard Wylie – Resicast 1/35 Ordnance QF 18 pounder with limber and wagon.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.