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iModeler April Awards

May 21, 2019 · in News · · 18 · 2.3K

It's time for our look back at some of the excellent work posted on iModeler during April. 219 new articles prompted 2,371 comments and 66,300 individual article reads, making it an impressive month indeed.
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, @magnusf 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.
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iModeler Best in Show - April 2019

Great things come in small packages - a point proven by Mike Grant and his G-5 XIII torpedo boat. Mike has to be recommended not only for his precise work in building this minuscule model, but also for his approach to painting and finish.

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 Dale Travis with his 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-44-II Hei “Tojo”.

Honorable Mentions: Our 12 Fabulous Finalists

(in no particular order)

1. Ebroin Song - 1/35 USMC AH-1Z Viper (Academy)
2. Andreas Rousounelis - Abandoned tram diorama (1/35 scale)
3. Tommy Killander - Trumpeter 1/72 F-105G “Wild Weasel”
4. Kenny Gregory - Scale 75 Dwarf Fighter
5. Allon kira - Trumpeter BTR-40 in IDF colors
6. Won-hui Lee - 1/350 USS Indianapolis
7. Jonas Dahlberg - Swedish Ship-of-the-line “Svärdet” (The Sword) – Wrecked
8. Richard Mcstay - Repsol Honda RC213V
9. Bogdan Ionete - Fiat G.50bis – SBS Models – 1/72
10. Jocelyn cossart - US carrier diorama with F/A-18C and Prowler
11. Jason Vukovich - 1/35th M973 SUSV (Small Unit Support Vehicle)
12. Gábor Szabó - PZL P.1/I. and P.1/II. fighter prototypes – SBS 1:72 resin kit double build.

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18 responses

  1. Great choices all around. Congrats to all...

  2. Well done Mike! Congrats to all. Another month of tough choices for the judges.

  3. It never ceases to baffle me as to just how a "winner" can be selected from the bevy of contributors - and these aren't even all of 'em. Personally, I don't think I could do it. This may sound a bit condescending, but it'd be a whole lot easier for me to eliminate those entries NOT in the running for the monthly awards and/or mentions. At any rate, congratulations to all of those modelers listed and to all of those judges making those difficult and final decisions. It's still the best modeling site around in my opinion.

  4. Congrats Mike and Dale. Well done all

  5. Congratulations to both winners. Like Craig said, choosing a winner from all these would have been hard as can be. I wouldn't have been surprised if any of the others had been the ones chosen.

  6. Congratulations to all!

  7. Congrats to the winners, well done ! 🙂

  8. Congratulations for all winners

  9. Congratulations to all - some super work here!

  10. Thank you guys for the support! Very happy to be nominated!
    Congrats to all!

  11. Congratulations to all ! It is a hard decision to make for the judges I’m sure.

    I seriously don’t see how they do it. There’s so much talent displayed here.

  12. Yep. Any one of these could have won for my money. Very best wishes and congrats to all.


  13. Congrats All! Mike Grant is one of my all-time favourite modeller for his exceptionally clean builds and super sharp finishes so great to see his work(s) here and great to know that he is among us on iModeler too! 🙂 Grat' Mike! 🙂 And thanks for the mention of my PZLs too. 🙂

  14. Superb work as always! Congratulations to the winners! 🙂

  15. Congratulations everyone and cheers for the honourable mention!

  16. Thank you very much – I really appreciate the award and all of your kind comments.

  17. Congratulations everyone! Well deserved!

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