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iModeler January Awards

February 13, 2019 · in News · · 18 · 4.3K

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during January. This was a month, our community added another 203 new articles to iModeler, prompting an impressive 2,655 comments and 54,300 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, @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.
Click here to register and take part in our next monthly roundup!

iModeler Best in Show - January 2019

Some months ago, Aleksandar Sekularac started teasing us with his Work in Progress thread on a massive Russian bomber - and the final reveal is every bit as good as promised. The maintenance ladders alone are small wonders of PE work, and together with the convincing paint job Aleksandar performed, this build is just a beauty.

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 Paul E. Owens with his Tamiya AH-1 Skyraider.

Honorable Mentions: Our 17 Fabulous Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Pascal Klasen - Mil Mi-24D 1/48 Revell/Monogram
2. Jonas Dahlberg - Wreck of Morotai – Halmahera
3. Ulf Lundberg - French Battleship Dunkerque in 1:350
4. Jocelyn cossart - Dassault Rafale C 1/48
5. Tolga ULGUR - 1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang “Butch Baby”
6. Carl Christensen - Final resting place
7. Bogdan Ionete - Supermarine Spitfire – Tiger Model – 1:Egg
8. Allon kira - Dragon, 1/35, IDF M752 Lance missile carrier
9. Young Min, Jang - 1/144 USS Fletcher DD445 (Revell)
10. Franco Damiani - Curtiss Soc Seagull – vacuform project – 1/48 Wings
11. Ross Mahoney - Boer Commando
12. Casey Gray - Rogue Squadron Bandai Speeders
13. Jeff Groves - Akitsushima, Scratchbuilt Japanese Seaplane Tender in 1/72 Scale
14. Thomas Pepe - Monogram’s 1/24 Scale 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Super Bird
15. Geir Andersen - Maiale, The diorama
16. Hyeon-Jung Yun - Macchi C.202 Folgore ‘Franco Lucchini’
17. IAN JACKSON - 1:32 ‘Wespe’

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18 responses

  1. A fitting tribute to this month's winner and to ALL the "finalists"...great work.

  2. Congratulations everyone!

  3. Good going to all!

  4. Excellent choice! And a fine supporting cast of runners-up!

  5. Congratulations to all those great modellers

  6. Congrats Aleksandar and Paul. Well done everyone

  7. Wow! There’s an amazing array of really interesting ideas and beautiful work presented here month after month, day after day and to be named the best among such peers is extremely flattering but also humbling.

    We all try to do our best at our current skill level, but what is common, I think, is the inspiration we draw from this pool of positive energy. I am glad I can contribute and will gladly continue to do so!

    Many thanks to the jury for this honor and to all of you for your support and encouragement along the way.

    Also, my congratulations go to all other fellow imodelers who made it on this list!

    Keep on building!


    P.S. I finally figured out why all my images appear washed out and dark when I upload them online. It was the wrong “Color Space” that Lightroom used to export images as Jpegs and most browser can’t interpret. So, for all those who maybe also shoot “raw” and then post-process images, make sure you use “sRGB” and not something else for online use. I now corrected all the photos in my original article (linked above) and uploaded them again, leaving only the title image in duplicate to show the difference. Hope this makes sense, at least to some of you. End of digression…

  8. Great selections again. Several are worthy of the high honor, but congrats to Aleks! The plane is outstanding, the PE ladders... above and beyond.

  9. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    A very well deserved award Aleksander, very outstanding work, congratulations.
    Seeing all these great work, one can really get to understand the time consuming task it takes to just pick one … congratulations too all.

  10. Museum quality from masterclass modelers. Well done and congrats to all.

  11. @asekular

    Great to see this build top of the sprue tree. Couldn’t have chosen a better man - the WiP was a joy to follow and to see it come out on top of such a high quality list must be a very nice feeling.

    Well done to all. Standard gets better every month.

  12. congrats to all winners superb artwork there !

  13. Congrats are in order to all who are mentioned ! I wouldn't want to be one of the judges... that has to be a very hard choice to make.

  14. Congrats to all. Well deserved. Lots of very professional entrees.
    Regards, Dirk

  15. well had great time at the columbus model contest good to catch on some new ideas and see some old and new people and freinds a like and a big thank you ipms chapter eddie rickenbacker and congrats to all that entered its not show without us in keeping this hobby alive

  16. I think we all knew the Tu was going to be a winner!
    Congratulations to everyone else also!

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