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iModeler September Awards

October 17, 2018 · in News · · 15 Comments

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

After the usual summer lull, we all went back to our workbenches - and this brought 131 new entries adorning the headlines, prompting a whopping 2,097 comments and 27,500 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 @editor, @gregax, @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.
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iModeler Best in Show - September 2018

Allon Kira joined iModeler recently, and with a bang. Focusing on modern IDF armor, he first teased us with a selection of competently built and finished M113's before posting his Meng Merkava 3D. The job Allon did on painting and weathering this vehicle is nothing short of spectacular, and combined with the pictures' quality makes this build a top-notch post.

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 Petar Zarkov and his Revell German U-Boat.

Honorable Mentions: Our 15 Fabulous Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. David Polak - 1/72 M-ATV
2. Michael Drover - 1/48 Tamiya P-51D ‘Dirty Dick’
3. Won-hui Lee - 1/700 HMS Barham
4. Predrag Ivanovic - Eduard 1/48 Se 5a
5. Stephen Leslie - HANNOVER CL.II
6. David Leigh-Smith - ‘A Higher Call’ – the very best of humanity in the very worst of times.
7. Artur Domanski - Junkers D.I
8. Richard Mcstay - LaFerrari
9. Allan J Withers - Ducati Desmosedici GP4, Troy Bayliss, Moto GP 2004
10. Michal Walusz - 1/48 Airfix Hurricane Mk.I Polish 306 Fighter Squadron
11. Dmitry Stropalov - Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. F (FlyHawk 1/72)
12. Travis Paschall - 1/12 Bandai custom Death Trooper
13. Rob Pollock - War Above the Trenches: Salmson-Moineau S.M.1
14. Charles King - “OLD. BUT RUNS!” – Scania LB 141
15. Tolga Ulgur - 1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk

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15 responses

  1. As is the norm, winners, one and all. Congratulations to everyone involved.

  2. A lot of excellent with models are showned on the highlight pages, that is a fact. Getting the best of the lot must be hard choice

  3. Every one of those entries is a winner. Congratulations, Allon - this award is well deserved!
    Congratulations to ALL of the folks mentioned here ... and also to the rest NOT mentioned!

  4. Well done, Allon - fully deserved for a beautiful build!

  5. Well done, everyone.

  6. Congratulations to all!

  7. Its like looking at a even playing field...all the players have the same tools and gifts but, one player has added a technological twist in photography . Which allows the viewer to see everything with clear vision for several focal plains. Something the human eye can't do ...regardless, seeing Allon's tank or tanks gives a new perspective on what it takes to model a tank. The bar has been risen yet again.

  8. Astute observation, Stephen. I like a mindset change.


  9. Great class of builds. Congrats to all.

  10. Thanks very much for the honourable mention! Congratulations to everyone else, some remarkable modelling skills on display!

  11. I wouldn't want to pick out a "best of" from that collection. Although I was pretty sure Allon was "going to leave a mark" here when I first saw his M-113s.

  12. Well done to all!

  13. Congrats, people! Great works as usual!

  14. Thank you people! Thank you!
    I am still not ready with my submarine , but will be done this weekend.
    Thank you again!

  15. Allon, congratulations on your victory! Beautiful model!

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