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iModeler December Awards

January 16, 2019 · in News · · 21 · 2K

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

This was a month with some incredible entires - and our community added another 250 new articles to iModeler, prompting a whopping 3,157 comments and 56,600 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 @aisak, @gregax, @halvarvonflake 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 - December 2018

Not often, if ever, did a new member enter our community with a bang like this. Olli-Pekka Immonen's USS James E. Williams is an absolutely gorgeous rendition of this modern destroyer - built to a very high standard, and finished in a way that just makes it "real". To quote a member of the jury: "Extremely well balanced in both detail and finish. Makes me want to build nothing but ships from now on..."

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 Jay Mitchell with his introducing posting to iModeler.

Honorable Mentions: Our 11 Fabulous Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Colin Latta - Classic Airframes 1/48 Do17Z-2
2. Hyeon-Jung Yun - JASDF F-2A "8SQ Black Panthers"
3. George Johnson - 1/32 Tamiya RNZAF F4U-1A Corsair
4. K. J. Bricknell - My French Lady – Mirage IIIO A3-10, No 3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
5. Maxim Bylkin - Vignettes on the subject- Car + aircraft.
6. Sebastijan Videc - HMS Aurora (12); Flyhawk 1:700
7. Dmitry Stropalov - PZL P.7 (Arma Hobby 1/72)
8. Michal Walusz - 1/48 Tamiya Mig-15bis Polish AF Markings
9. Dmitry Ryzhenkov - An-12BK, Roden, 1/72
10. Martin Dytrych - L-13 Blaník /// Planet models /// 1:32
11. Marc Barris - Pilatus PC 21 1/32 scale, Scratch built, FINISHED

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21 responses

  1. Huge well done, all.

  2. Great stuff. Congrats all.

  3. congratulations to all!

  4. Congratulations! Olli-Pekka's work is really outstanding.

  5. Great selection. Congrats to all mentioned!

  6. Congratulations to all 🙂

  7. Congrats to all the winners!

  8. Congratulations to Olli-Pekka. His ship is absolutely beautiful. A well-deserved win.

  9. Great selections as always! Talent on parade.

  10. Great work all.

  11. Congratulations Olli-Pekka and Sebastijan Videc!
    All of the above mentioned modelers deserve to be congratulated of course, but I'm a bit biased when it comes to ship models...

  12. My humblest thanks to everyone!

    And congrats to everyone else aswell !

  13. Congratulations to All/BR Michael

  14. The Corsair, totally deserved it:))

  15. Outstanding ship. Plus all the HM’s were very nice as well. Congrats to all.

  16. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Congratulations to all … Ollie - Pekka … that is one fine model there, nice good work.
    After more than a year away from this forum after the impact here due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, it is a big joy for me ( if power outages allow me too ) to return and now see this … WOW!
    This is great and shows that modeling is alive … love it all.

  17. To say that the work of the winner is beautiful is to say nothing. It is a masterpiece! Congratulations! Congratulations to all the participants of the December "race", you ALL did well!

  18. Bravo! Well done, all!

  19. Congrats Olli-Pekka and Jay. Hats off to the judges, tough choices.

  20. Congrats to all. Well deserved. And yes, the USS James E. Williams was a topper.
    Regards, Dirk.

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