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iModeler April Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective – a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during April.

It was an excellent month, with 156 new entries adorning the headlines of iModeler during the period, prompting an impressive 2,500 comments and 53,100 individual article reads.

According to our long-standing tradition we are giving away a pair of awards as a token of appreciation to our contributors. The jury panel this month were @halvarvonflake, @magnusf, @gregax (welcome to the team, Grega!) 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.

Click here to register and take part in our next monthly roundup!

iModeler Best in Show – April 2018

The jury’s Best in Show award goes to Charles King’s burnt out MAN Cab. Charles has been spoiling us with his exceptional builds for some time now, but this piece takes the cake – although it had better taken a fire extinguisher. Derelict, abandoned and destroyed vehicles have become a legitimate sub-genre in modeling over the past years, and Charles’ work serves as a showcase for the level of realism that can be achieved.

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 Casey Gray and his Bandai 1/144 Millennium Falcon.

Honorable Mentions: Our 11 Fabulous Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Rafael Michael Drozdzowski – MiG-25 PDS “Foxbat”
2. George Johnson – Zoukei-Mura Ho 229 WIP
3. Dmitry Stropalov – J2M3 Raiden (Hasegawa 1/72)
4. Sebastijan Videc – DDG-67 USS Cole
5. Alessandro Parmigiani – Cessna O-1E Bird Dog – Hasegawa 1:48
6. Fabrizio Faggion – Land-Wasser-Schlepper (late production)
7. Carlo Sette – Phonix D.I Kriegsmarine Puly 1918
8. Erich Goldbach – AMtech 1:48 Focke-Wulf Ta183B-1
9. Won-hui Lee – U-boat VII/C
10. Paul Teixeira – Project Complete: 1/35 MENG Norwegian Leopard-1 A5-NO
11. Gary Sausmikat – Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V

11 additional images. Click to enlarge.

27 responses

  1. Congratulations Charles, this little diorama is unique and so very realistic. Truly a masterpiece

  2. Well deserved Charles, I learned a lot from your post as well!

  3. Way to go Charles, and congratulations to all the other selections, fine work by all.

  4. Congratulations everybody!

  5. Congratulations, Charles on your beautiful and realistic work of art!

  6. Great models all! Congratulations – and special kudos to Charles!

  7. Let me add my congrats as well, Charles….all your dios are great. As are all the other contributors this month.

  8. Thank you iModeler to be a finalist for the second consecutive time! Congrats to the winner of course!

  9. Congratulations to all. Charles´ burnt out truck is a great inspiration, very pleasing to see something else than a military vehicle or aircraft.

  10. Congrats to all!!

  11. Congrats Charles…..great work!

  12. Yet another brilliant month here on iModeler, well done to all the finalists and to Charles. To be honest, I think anyone who is brave enough to show their models here deserves a pat on the back.

  13. It’s *hard* to take a model and turn it into a wreck. Great work.

  14. Big Thanks to everyone. OK. I have not been on here in a while. I just knew of this by a fellow modeller who had contacted me through my message. This is a big surprise and I am humbled and grateful, you guys picked my model. Personally, I don’t think it is so great, as it was just a test subject. But, I am told, we builders are out worst critic. 🙂
    I personally think that ‘implosive submarine’ should have blown my model outta the water. It is just perfect modeling. 🙂
    Once again, I think you all from the bottom of my heart, that you all saw fit to humble me with this kind gesture.. I also thank everyone who were nominated as well. God bless!

  15. Congratulations Charles!
    Well deserved.

  16. Beautifully done, Charles! And a hearty “Well done” to all the other contributors.

  17. Some amazing builds once again, congratulations to all!

  18. Hello Winning Team,
    Congrats to all of you. Great models.
    Regards, Dirk

  19. Congratulations to Charles and Casey

  20. Congratulations to all

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