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iModeler Awards – November

December 9, 2017 · in News · · 20 · 2.4K

Once again it's time for the editorial review of the last month's highlights. 202 new entries were posted to the Headlines in November, prompting no less than 2,684 comments and a record-breaking 122,674 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 - November 2017

This month's jury award goes to Marc Barris' scratchbuilt Pilatus PC 6 in 1/32nd scale.

Everyone who has followed Marc's log in the Work in Progress Group has seen the sheer amount of effort and skill that went into this particular build. Working off of plans and photographs, Marc started his endeavour back in July, and his regular updates left us speechless time and again. His work included lots of styrene cutting, vacu-forming, and even handpainting the shark mouth. We feel Marc's Pilatus pushes the boundaries of our hobby and is an inspiration for trying out new things.

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 Charles King and his Scania Boom Haul.

Honorable Mentions: Our 23 Extraordinary Finalists

The can only be one main award, but with the huge number of excellent articles it is no wonder this month's runners-up list is a long one.
(listed in no particular order)

Krzysztof Bytniewski - Su-24MR Trumpeter 1/72
Marek Halas - Dragon 1/35 M4A1 DV Sherman Tank
Christian Ristits - MiG-29 “Fulcrum” 9-12 Early Type “Orange 07”
Dmitry Stropalov - Spitfire Mk.I early (Airfix 1/72)
Dirk Derks - CH-46 Sea Knight USN
Jack Mugan - Ferrari 250 GTO
George Williams - Yamaha YZR 500 GP racer
Paul Carpenter - Knights large and small!
Aleksandar Sekularac - Kremenchuk’s Heavy Metal
Hongseob CHOI - Ferrari 250GT California, 1/24 Academy (Italeri reboxed)
Charles King - The M972F w/ excavator (actually all his work is gorgeous, make sure to take a look at his other articles!)
Alan Price - Tamiya F4U-1D 1:32 Scale
IT Lahtinen - OKB Chelomey 16X Priboy, The first Soviet Cruise missile (1/48, Brengun)
Bartek Karpiński - Gibson Les Paul /1:10 scratchbuild/
Won-hui Lee - 1/350 U-boat VII/C “The beginning of the End.” .This article went viral in South Korea, resulting in 32,000 views - which makes it the most popular article EVER at iModeler!
Paul Carpenter - 1/350 HMVS Cerberus – Kombrig
Hongseob CHOI - PBY-5A Catalina, 1/72, Academy
Roger Fabrocini - WNW Albatros DVa Jasta 76b, Karl Hopf, 1918
Bartek Karpiński - Bicycles of Wehrmacht /1:35 Tamiya + Voyager/
Tolga ULGUR - 1/48 Hasegawa Henschel Hs-129 B2
David Lengyel - Chippy 513 – A-4E Skyhawk (1/48)
Artur Domanski - Ju-52 1/144 Eduard
Michal Walusz - 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang

Reader reactions:
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20 responses

  1. Well done Marc well deserved winner.

  2. Once again...a clear indication of "dunno how ya do it" when it comes to pickin' a "winner" of all these great builds. Congrats to all those mentioned.

  3. Marc, Well done!
    Congratulations to everyone!

  4. Very well deserved, Marc, real modelling with two “l”s!

  5. Thanks and congrats!

  6. Congratulations to all mentioned. It would be an extremely difficult choice for the judges to make since there are so many gifted modelers mentioned here.

  7. Congrats Marc and well done everyone

  8. A very well deserved winner. Congratulations.

  9. Congratulations to all.

  10. Congratulations Marc! Very well done everyone!

  11. Thank you as always for your kind comments, I am truly honored to be chosen among all these amazing modelers on this site, well done to everyone.

  12. All awards are VERY well deserved! The Marc Barris Pilatus is exceptional. It (almost) makes me want to trash my sophomoric efforts, but it also gives me impetuous to improve.
    Charles King's vehicles (& dios) look like photos of the real vehicles.

    Bravo to ALL.

  13. Ok! This is a surprise to me. I did not know awards were given on this site. Wow! Flabbergasted to say the least. I am honoured. Congrats to all. Thanks and appreciation to all you fine modelers out there and on this board. All I can say is we are are inspired by other modelers to better ourselves. As for me, I am still struggling to be better. I probably never reach that level like most amazing modelers out there but it is always fun trying.

  14. Bravo Marc - well-deserved - and kudos to all runners up! It was a stellar month for great modeling.

  15. Great applause Mark, I congratulate the award

  16. Well done Marc, congratulations 🙂


  17. Hello Marc and Charles,
    Congratulations with the PC-6 and the Scania Boom Haul.Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands

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