iModeler August awards
At the beginning of each month the iModeler editorial team takes a look back to highlight some of the notable contributions to iModeler during the month that ended. Today I’m pleased to announce the results of our August retrospective…
Due to the notable Summer heat across the norther hemisphere, August was likely a bit slow in terms of staying indoors and modeling, but this does not seem to have affected the activity at iModeler very much. Altogehter, 98 new entries were added to the headlines during the period, prompting an impressive 1,678 comments.
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 – August 2018
The jury’s Best in Show award goes to Igor Prosen and his 1:48 Eduard SE.5a. Igor impressed us greatly by producing a quarter-scale model that conveys that elusive feeling of being the real thing just shrunken in size. As one of the readers put it, it’s “a fascinating lesson in how WW1 biplanes looked” and we couldn’t agree more. A model that deserves repeated study, each time revealing something new.
But wait, there is more! – the Random Award
The Random Award is token of appreciation alloted through a random draw among all the contributors of the month. This time, the distinction goes to Travis Paschall and his impressive Star Wars vignette “Yoda’s last pit stop before Dagobah.” Travis has been showing us an entire series of Star Wars figures and vignettes which added greatly to our growing Star Wars channel. Thanks Travis!
Honorable Mentions: Our Fabulous Finalists
(in no particular order)
1. Martin Dytrych – A-10 Warthog 1:32, Trumpeter
2. Emeterio de la Iglesia Blanco – Italeri (Accurate Miniatures) 1:48 Avenger
3. Graham Green – 1/12th scale Country Storekeepers Waggon – Scratchbuilt
4. Paul Teixeira- Guardian of the Western Approach: 1/144 Revell Flower Class Corvette HMCS Snowberry K166
5. Graham Green – Shand Mason Steam Driven Water Pumper 1/12th scale Scratchbuilt
6. K. J. Bricknell – 1/32 Albatros BII – Wingnut Wings
7. Leoš Penčák – F-4C 1/48 Academy
8. Won-hui Lee – 1/700 IJN Battleship Fuso “The Battle of Surigao Strait”
9. Tolga ULGUR – 1/32 Trumpeter P-47N Thunderbolt “Chautauqua”
10. Mattia Pancotti – Douglas F4D-1 Skyray – Tamiya 1/72
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.