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iModeler Awards – September

October 20, 2017 · in News · · 24 Comments

Once again it's time for the editorial review of the last month's highlights. 107 new entries were posted to the Headlines in September, prompting no less than 1752 comments and 23444 individual article views.

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 a second award to a randomly chosen article to emphasize that all contributions to this site deserve recognition.

Please don't hesitate to join iModeler and take part in our next monthly roundup.

The jury this month were @editor, @aisak, @magnusf, @halvarvonflake, @rickard-malmborg and @raikisan.

iModeler Best in Show - September 2017

This month's jury award goes to Paul Carpenter's Wingnut Wings' Sopwith Snipe.

Paul's model caught our attention with its thoughtfully executed details - convincing wood effect on the propeller, cockade showing through a piece of fabric, the ribbing, paint flaking off the hot cowling.

Then there's that piece of torn fabric at the side of the fuselage - a detail that could be there just to show off some of the interior detail. But Paul skilfully turned it to a focal point of a little diorama, presenting a viewer with an additional intriguing story. What happened? Who are the guys beside the machine? It inspires curiosity, and makes us want to look back again and again, searching for clues in this story.

In all its simplicity, we think this is clever, sophisticated modeling. Well done.

But wait, there is more!

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 Hongseob Choi and his 1/72 Roden Junkers D.1.

Oh, and one more thing...

We're particularly glad that both our award winners (and many honorable mentions) are new users at iModeler, which reminds us how lively and exciting this hobby is.

Speaking about the spirit of the hobby, I'd also like to go outside the usual format of the award announcemet and refer to one more model posted in September. Lloyd King's Zoukei-Mura 1/48 F-4J, built with one hand during the modeler's recovery from a serious disease. We were all moved by this story - thank you for sharing it.

Honorable Mentions: Our 12 Extraordinary Finalists

The can only be one main award, but all the following contributions are equally wonderful!
(listed in no particular order)

1. Kitti Tatsumaki - 1/72 Indonesian Air Force Su-30MK TS-3001 “Thunder Flanker”
2. David Powell - Empress’ Dragoons Officer (1/35 scale)
3. Roberto Colaianni - Pucarà 1/48 Acongaua with recce drone Mirach 100/2. Cordoba, Argentina 1988
4. Angel Expósito - Spitfire Mk,VIII (Arii 1/48)
5. Carmelo Rodrigo - Challenger 1
6. IT Lahtinen - Eastland WE211 Mavellic (Max Factory, 1/72)
7. Tolga ULGUR - 1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 RAF Mustang 1A
8. Christian Ristits - EA-18G Growler (Hasegawa, Eduard, 1:48)
9. Eric Salazar - 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C VFA-151 Vigilantes
10. Artur Domanski - A6M-3a typ 22 Zero Tamiya 1/32
11. Paul Carpenter - Bandai 1/48 AT-ST
12. Julian Shawyer - F4U-1D Corsair & Moto Tug

12 additional images. Click to enlarge.

24 responses

  1. Well done everyone. A very good selection.

  2. Woo hoo! And my first thought when I saw the article was, 'The iModeler website has had a hiccup and accidently published my Snipe again.'
    Thouroughly thrilled to be chosen amongst such a talented community!. Cheers.

  3. Excellent work by all. Congratulations to the winners, well deserved.

  4. Paul certainly made his Wingnut Wings Sopwith into something extra special and is undoubtedly a worthy winner, but congratulations to all the other prize winners as well, all great models.

  5. Congratulations Paul! Well deserved.

  6. How lucky I am?! and thank you for your generous thought for newbie like me. I feel really comfortable in here

  7. I think this possibly the best crop of models I've seen in the prize feature. Huge thanks to all for sharing your work.

  8. Congratulations , everybody! If I had to judge, I'd have been paralyzed.

  9. Congratulations, very nice and inspiring work!

  10. A worthy winner, and excellent runners-up all! All the fine work continually pushes me to try to improve.

  11. Congratulations every one 🙂


  12. Nice work, everybody.

  13. Splendid Big September Snipe. Thank you all for interesting models & stories + thank you for the honor. My favourites were Pucarà 1/48 & weekly Friday Briefings.

  14. Fantastic builds, such a hard choice.
    Well done to all.

  15. Congratulation Paul,
    great build.

  16. Good work all around, the Snipe is superb.

  17. Well done Paul. Very well deserved, even if your kite has got woodworm ?

  18. Congratulations everyone! All inspiring and fantastic builds!

  19. I go with Ferry,
    Congratulations everyone! All inspiring and fantastic builds!
    Regards, Dirk

  20. Well done and congratulations to all!

  21. Congrats! A great looking piece and wonderful honorable mentions too

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