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iModeler March Awards

It’s time for our look back at some of the excellent work posted on iModeler during March. With 220 new articles, 2,291 comments and 53,500 individual article reads, this month really picked up the pace.
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 and @raikisan.

Every month, all headline contributions are included in our traditional honorary prize draw. We’re looking for the entries that represent this 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 – March 2019


If you have ever been around a small seaport, you might remember not only the look, but also the smell – this special mix of seaweed, salt and diesel fuel. And you can almost smell the same when looking at Nikos Kosmadakis’ “Smit Frankrijk” diorama. Taking an old kit, some PE, and a lot of scratchbuilding skills, Nikos managed to create a unique scene with lots of flair.

imodeler.com/2019/03/smit-frankrijk-diorama-revell-1-200/

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 of the month’s entries. This time, our lucky winner is George R Blair Jr with his Monogram 1/500 USS Chicago.
imodeler.com/2019/03/straight-out-of-the-box-monogram-uss-chicago/

Honorable Mentions: Our 16 Fabulous Finalists


(in no particular order)

1. Tomáš Pelej – Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate “Frank” Hasegawa 1/32
2. Marc Barris – RB 51 ‘Red Baron’ Fisher Model and Pattern, 1/32 scale
3. Patrick Kastinger – Battle of the Bulge Diorama 1/35
4. Martin Dytrych – F-4J Phantom “Jolly Roger”
5. Valter vaudagna – RAF Hawker Thypoon lB hasegawa 1/48 scale
6. Allon kira – Bandai, AT-ST in 1/48
7. Louis Gardner – Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 Hien “Tony” 244th Sentai 1945, covered using Bare Metal Foil
8. Manuel Magrinho – Portuguese SIKORSKY UH-19A (Italeri +Scratchbuild) 1/72
9. Jeff Groves – Fw 190A-8/R11 Neptune of Ofw. Günther Migge
10. gary sausmikat – “Let me at ’em”
11. Valter vaudagna – Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 bis Silurante
12. Allon kira – Takom, IDF, Merkava 2b in 1/35
13. Alessandro Parmigiani – Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star
14. George Chatzidakis – Eduard’s 1/48 Hellcat Mk.II
15. Pietro Malaguti – Canadian Car Foundry – Hawker Hurricane
16. Daniel Johansson – “La curiosité est un vilain défaut”

16 additional images. Click to enlarge.


18 responses to iModeler March Awards

  1. Well… thank you! that’s a great honour being in the Honourable Mentions list. Especially among other greater modelers.
    Thank you

  2. Thanks all from me and my motorglider!

  3. There were/are so many worthy examples posted this month, it’d be a real nail-biter if I had to choose a “winner” or ‘winners’. Congrats to all the contributors.

  4. Congrats to All! thank you for the HM.

  5. Congrats to all !

  6. Congratulations to all. This place sets a high bar.

  7. Picked the perfect winner – and you’re right, I can almost smell it! All the rest were worthy contenders as well. Great work all!

  8. Just found out I won!!! Thank you very much and congratulations to all the participants. Keep up the good work!!

  9. Congratulations to all, outstanding and inspirational work all over.

  10. Impressive work!
    Congrats to the winners

  11. For my money, one of the best crops seen on iModeler. That bar just keeps rising.

  12. I am very excited to have been considered in the “Honorable Mentions” section with my 1/48 scale Tamiya Ki-61 build. We are all very fortunate to have such a wonderful website and a great bunch of friends on here !!!!

    Thank you very much, and at the same time, I would like to extend congratulations to all who were mentioned. The “Best in Show” model was an excellent pick………… They just don’t come any better than that. It’s so very realistic and life like…………. simply amazing !!!

  13. Congratulations to all, one of the best pool of nominees for the best of month award. The winner dio is truly unique

  14. As always, great judging and amazing builds! Congratulations!

  15. Congrats Nikos and George. Well done everyone

  16. Congrats to all. Well deserved.
    Regards, Dirk.

  17. Lots of inspiration …each model belongs in the “Gold” category. There all winners in my book. Congratulations Nikos on creating a great model and dio of being by the sea.

  18. Lovely stuff! Congratulations to everyone!

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