The Michael L. Fritz award

These pics were sent by Ed Boll. He adds:
The Michael L Fritz award is given every year the modeller of the Best WWI aircraft. Each year's winner receives a plaque and his name is added to the perpetual Trophy The award is chosen solely by the previous winners of the award The second pic is a close-up of the Trophy to show the names of the previous winners---The Top names in building, as such there will never be a repeat winner ( judges/previous winners are ineligible) so it is a nice incentive to others to win this award, quite possibly one of the toughest to win due to the high standards set by those winners.


2001: Keith Ward

Keith Ward received it for his 1:28 Fokker Dr.I at the IPMS US National Convention in 2001 in Chicago.

The photo was sent by Bill Powers. Past and current award winners in the photo are from the left, Ben Guenther, Steve Hustad, Ed Boll, Keith Ward, Bill Powers, John Alcorn, and Ron Lowry.


2003: Lance Krieg

Lance Krieg received it for his 1:48 Felixstowe at the IPMS US National Convention in 2003 in Oklohoma City and he will join the judging team at next year's contest.


2004: Sanjeev Hirve

Sanjeev Hirve received it at the IPMS US National Convention in 2004 in Phoenix for his 1:48 RAF RE.8


2005 : Andrei Koribanics

Andrei Koribanics is the 2005 recipient of the award for his 1:72 Lohner L at the IPMS US National Convention in Atlanta.


2006 : David Straub

David Straub is the 2006 recipient of the award for his 1:200 Scratch-built Zeppelin L 32 at the IPMS US National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.


2007 : Mark T Marez

Mark T. Marez of Fontana, CA is the 2007 recipient of the award for his 1/72 Alb D-II. at the IPMS US National Convention in Anaheim, California.


2008 : Buz Pezold

Joseph (Buz) Pezold of Pwder Springs, Georgia is the 2008 recipient of the award for his 1/72 scale Airframe Vaccuform kit of the Short 184 at the IPMS US National Convention in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The Michael L Fritz Award plaque given to the winning modeller.
The Proud father !. Photo by Bill Powers (1999 Fritz award).
2006 MICHAEL L.FRITZ Award Winner (now judge), David Straub, inspects the winning model.

2009 : Harvey Low

First photo is by Karen Rychlewski and the second of Harvey Low, the Winner, from Steve Hustad.


2010 : Kevin Wenker

Ed Boll Writes:
This year's winner : 1/48 Scratch-built Caproni CA.3 and our new Frat Brother along with those who were there ( for the benefit of of our newer members, l to r are: Bill Powers (1999), Ed Boll (1990), Dave Straub (2006), Kevin Wenker (2010), Mark Merez (2007), Bill Devins (2000)


2011 : Ben Fulcher III

Ed Boll Writes:
For those who did not attend, attached are pics of this years new Frat Brother and his model.
He is Ben Fulcher III, (knelling in the middle of the 1st piche has been a member since joing as a "Junior" in the late 70's. He served as a Marine Pilot.)
In addition to the MLF, the 1/32 Dh-9a (WNW Kit) was 1st in Category, Judges Best Aircraft, and The Special 100th Anniversary of Naval Avaiation 1911 to 1939 winner.


2012 : Jose Ricardo Parion

Ed Boll Writes:

Attached are Pictures of the 2012 Michael L Fritz Memorial Award winner for Excellence in WW I Modeling. The Winning /c was a 1/48 Roden Bristol F2B by Jose Ricardo Parion of Barcelona , Spain.

The Group Photo Left to Right are: Dave Straub (2006) Bill Powers (2002), Jose Ricard Parion (2012) , Bill Devins (2003), Ben Guenther (1993) and Ed Boll (1990)


2013 : Joe LoMusio

Ed Boll Writes:

Attached are pictures for you to post, the 2013 Michael L Fritz Award winner from the IPMS Nats in Loveland CO.

  1/48  scale collection of 21 Nieuports, built by Joe LoMusio, Fullerton, CA

  Joe also won the Collection Category and the Overall Best Miscellaneous Subject and a 2nd place with a 1/32 WNW Roland in it's category (Individual MLF Award & Perpetual Trophy also displayed).


2014 : Bill Hollis

Ed Boll Writes:

1/32 Rumpler in Hangar by Bill Hollis, Etters, PA


2015 : Mark D. Smith

Ed Boll Writes:

The winning Model: 1/48 Taube by Mark D. Smith of Akron , OH

Left to right the previous Winners (judges) and Current: Jerry Creager (1997), Bill Powers(1999), Dave Straub (2006), Mark D. Smith (2015), Ed Boll (1990), Bill Devins (2000), Harvey Low (2009)


2016 : John Buongiorno

Ed Boll Writes:

The winning Model: 1/32 Rumpler C IV by John Buongiorno, Easley, SC


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