iModeler December Awards
Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective – a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during December. These days we are quite preoccupied with the forthcoming major upgrade to iModeler, so please pardon the somewhat late announcement!
December was a generously busy month. 159 new entries adorned the headlines of iModeler during the period, prompting a whopping 2612 comments and 41,000 individual article reads. A worthy conclusion of a fantastic modeling year!
According to our long-standing tradition we are giving away a pair of awards as a token of appreciation to our contributiors. The jury panel this month were @editor, @halvarvonflake, @magnusf and @raikisan.
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.
iModeler Best in Show – December 2017
The jury’s Best in Show award goes to Aleksandar Sekularac’s 4X4…X2 – a 1/72 scale MAZ-573 heavy military tractor. The attention to detail and finish in this model are to very high standards… but one really needs to consider the diminutive size of this model to really appreciate its virtues. The jury was awed by the fact that despite this being one of the smallest entries of the month (only 12cm in size), Aleksandar’s MAZ could (and did) easily withstand a head-to-head comparison with much larger models. A rare quality indeed and in the eyes of this jury, an extraordinary achievement!
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
Ferry Dierckxsens and his Heller 1/72 Dassault Mirage III-R. Good to see these older kits built – and still going strong!
Honorable Mentions: Our 9 Fabulous Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Michal Walusz – 1/48 Revell (ProModeller) SB2C-4 Hellldiver
2. Richard Mcstay – Kawasaki Ninja H2R
3. Stellan Schroeder Englund – Mr Ugly, a mail delivery van with a sting
4. George Johnson – 1/48 AMK MiG-31
5. Marek Halas – 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.22
6. Tolga ULGUR – 1/32 Revell (Hasegawa) Spitfire Mk.1A K9962
7. Roberto Colaianni – Fifty shades of gray
8. Martin Dytrych – Vietnam Scooter A-4E Skyhawk by Eduard, 1:48
9. Marek Halas – Leopard 2 A6
9 additional images. Click to enlarge.