This was held at the club's May meeting. Although there were only 34 competition entries this year, it was quite exciting. Two of the final results were so close they were judged on a tiebreaker.
The Earley Risers Plate (Best model straight from the box) and Challenge Cup (Best converted/detailed model), are each chosen from the best Land, Sea and Air entry.
As there was no entry, the Sea section of the Earley Risers Plate was not contested.
The Winners in 2011
The results were:
Earley Risers Plate:
1st Hugh Beyts – Gloster Gauntlet
2nd+ Sean Clarke – Panzer IIC
3rd not awarded – no Sea entry
Earley Risers Challenge Cup
1st++ Steve Abbey – Mosquito Tse-tse
2nd Andrew Johnson – Stridsvagn 122 (it’s an AFV!)
3rd Les Beaumont – German Ship’s Catapult
Other award winners were:
1:35 scale Military Plaque – Steve Abbey – Tiger II
Naval Cup – Ed Pinniger – RAF Rescue Launch
Tim's Progress Plate – Andrew Johnson
America's Best – Mark Hill - F-104C
Diorama Award – Andrew Johnson – Hurricane dispersal
+After a tiebreak with Liz’s Morgan 3-wheeler
++After a tiebreak with Ed’s Roland CII
Thank you to all members who entered and all those who took part in the judging. Unfortunately Andrew had to leave early, so his awards were not presented on the day.