iModeler April Awards
With 91 new articles prompting an average 500 views and 15 comments apiece, April was another prolific month at iModeler. Continuing our tradition, here is the announcement of our monthly winners – the models and articles that we think have especially contributed to making iModeler an outstanding modeling hangout.
We award one iModeler 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 judging committee was @editor, @halvarvonflake, @aisak and @magnusf.
iModeler Best in Show – April 2013
Artful ship modeling by Ulf Lundberg should be well familiar to our returning readers; the technical skills, patience with detail, clean assembly and well-balanced finishes aparent in all his creationes have been praised here before. This time, Ulf’s 1/350 scale German Battlecruiser SMS Seydlitz wins our April Best in Show award. We love the model, but also appreciate Ulf’s habit of revealing his techniques through informative construction shots.
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. The lucky winner is Allan John Withers with a 1/72 scale Douglas A 20G Boston, from 22 Sqn RAAF, Noemfoor Island, 1944. Allan has show us an entire collection of interesting
RAAF aircraft, so check his profile for more!
Honorable Mentions: Our 8 Extraordinary Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Alessandro Parmigiani – Cessna O-2A “Oscar Deuce” – 1:48 (Testors/Italeri)
2. Gábor Szabó – The can opener: Hawker Hurricane MKIID, Hobbycraft 1:48
3. Colin Latta – 1/48 Hurricane MK I, Willie McKnight, 242 Sqdn
4. Boris Rakic – Hobby Boss 1/48th F-14A Tomcat
5. Hans Peter Tschanz – Hunter Mk 58 J – 4015
6. Brian Scott – 1/48 AMK Mig-31 Foxhound
7. Dmitry Ryzhenkov – MiG-29 1/72 Zvezda
8. Alan Price – AMK Mig-31
8 additional images. Click to enlarge.