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Announcing January iModeler Awards

February 16, 2017 · in Uncategorized · · 26 Comments

Let's have a look back at some of the notable iModeler contributions in January. The month brought 118 new headline articles and 1836 comments - a very good month with many fantastic models on display.

As per our tradition, we are awarding the Best in Show title to the entry that wins the jury's award, 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 - January 2017

After a long deliberation and recognizing the many top-notch contributions this month, the jury's vote goes to Martin Dytrych’s F-4B Phantom “Sundowners” 1:48 (Eduard / Academy). This model is a spectacular blend of great finish and attention to detail; a real eye-candy of a model that invites to be studied over and over again.

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 Dmitry Stropalov and his RQ-7B Shadow UAV (AttackSquardon 1/72).

Honorable Mentions: Our 10(!) Extraordinary Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Roberto Colaianni - Lost in Vietnam diorama in scale 1/35
2. Dennis Meyers - WW1 Whippet 1:35 Meng
3. Anthony Christian Alvear Acuña - IJN Light Cruiser Yahagi 1945 Ten Ichi Go Operation (1/350 Hasegawa)
4. Christian Ristits - MiG-21 MF CZ-Service (Slovakian Airforce)
5. Artur Domanski - Hawker Tempest Mk. V Special Hobby 1/32
6. Ruben A. Torres Borrego - Eduard 1/48 Albatros DV Déjà Vu
7. Eduardo Augusto Rodrigues Conci - Doyusha 1/12 Mercedes 450SL
8. Ulf Lundberg - Italian Cruiser Pola
9. Pavel Aparin - Polikarpov I-3 , SmallStuff 1:72
10. Maxim Bylkin - ICM 1/35 Ford T Ambulance

10 additional images. Click to enlarge.

26 responses

  1. Congratulations to the winners and many thanks for the Random Award!

  2. Congrats everyone. Love that F-4B

  3. Excellent work all, and perfect choice for the winner!

  4. How you can choose one build from so many fantastic builds amazes me.
    What a hard job.
    Well done to all those mentioned, and to all those who contribute to this excellent forum.

  5. I have to say, from all those considered that month, the Phantom is clearly the winner - an exquisite example in all respects. There are a couple of others there to be carefully considered as well, but in my opinion (for what it's worth), I think you made the right choice. At any rate, my congratulations to ALL those modelers.

  6. Good picks as usual...Congrats to the winners.

  7. Congratulation Martin, excellent job!

  8. Wow! I´m so glad that you guys chose my 450SL! Thanks!

  9. Thank you all! I am just happy and really surprised... I am looking forward to see you in Moson (HU) soon!
    thanks again a many congrats to all winners, because your models are simply beautiful.

  10. Really nice choices, congrats to all.

  11. Congratulations to everyone involved, particularly the judges!
    Love that Phantom!

  12. All well deserved awards, nice to see at least one civilian amongst the winners!

  13. Everyone here deserves to be congratulated. It would have been a very hard choice to pick out a "best" one out of this group. Excellent pictures too.

  14. SUPERB contributions as is the norm on this site. Well done to all the winners!

  15. Congrats, well deserved, the Phantom is really great! Also glad to be in the Top-10 with my MiG, thank you for that!

  16. Congratulation to the winners, excellent jobs!

  17. Great Job Everybody! Congratulations to all!

  18. That could just be a collection of photographs there if you didn't know any better! Inspiring builds, every last one!

  19. Those are all some great looking models! Congratulations to all!

  20. That's one of the most realistically-finished F-4 models I have ever seen.

    Everyone else is great too. I'm glad I am not on that committee to have to decide this.

  21. Looking at the winning F-4 ...all of those decals and not one of them silvered. That alone makes it a award winning model.

  22. Phantastic Phantom! Congratulations! I hope mine will be that great!

  23. That F-4 is a real beauty. Congratulations!

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