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Early Birds contest results

The mystical Merlin pondered the black box as his gnarled fingers opened it. Inside, Castle Eduard had provided it rendition of the all high Prussian award of the Orden Pour le Merite. He decided then and there that it should go to the most worthy effort in the arena of stringbag replication. As he gazed into his crystal ball and announced his intention to the all high wizard at Castle Eduard.

The next day almost as if by magic, west across the channel in his humble hovel on the isle of Avalon the ancient prestidigitator and royal magician Kitmaker’s own Merlin was hunched over his work desk when he heard the thump of at his door. As he opened his front door he caught the glimpse of an 1888 Crown combination Postal Carriage and Hearse drawn by four dray horses of a deep black colour. The driver was a gaunt and haunting figure, said not a word. As he laid a figure aside his nose he called them by name. On Lizzy, on Vickie, on Annie on Herschel! To the top of the hill to the top of the mall...Now dash away dash away all!!! Then in like a flash they were gone. At his feet laid a small wooden box marked, Danger! Do not swallow!!!

Using his new wand to pry open the lid, What to his wondering eyes should appear? The bounty of Eduard’s generosity. Adding to the prizes for the Aeroscale Early Bird Aviation Contest 2006:
#8060 -Sopwith Camel Dual Combo
#48327 - Spandau guns
#48357 - WW1 Seats
#48505 - WW1 Wheels
#49011 - RFC Seats
#49030 - WW1 German Seatbelts
#49194 - WW1 Instruments.

So the prizes were allotted to the winners in order of their standing:

1st place Lars = The faux Blue Max and the kit, 8060 -Sopwith Camel Dual Combo.
2nd place Nico = #49011 - RFC Seats and #49194 - WW1 Instruments.
3rd place Andy = #49030 - WW1 German Seatbelts and #48357 - WW1 Seats.

In his wisdom Merlin left it to his minion “Renfield” to cover in 2007, "How to" pieces on PE accents.
#48327 - Spandau Machine Guns.
#48505 - WW1 spoked Wheels.
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About the Author

About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash)

I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...


My sincere thanks to Eduard who unexpectedly provided the great prizes.
DEC 15, 2006 - 07:05 PM
DEC 15, 2006 - 09:02 PM
My sincere thanks to all who participated and helped in this contest. To Rowan, Jean-Luc, and the Eduard Christmas elf my special thanks.
DEC 18, 2006 - 08:23 PM
Thank you to the Eduard Christmas elf , Rowan, Jean-Luc and Stephen for my German seat-belt and seat set. I received them this morning. Have a great Xmas and New Year guys. Thanks, Andy
DEC 19, 2006 - 03:59 PM
Thank you to the Eduard Christmas elf , Rowan, Jean-Luc and Stephen for the Sopwith Dual combo and the faux, i´ve got it today. And I wish you all a happy new year, with plenty of good modelling sessions regards Lars Q
DEC 26, 2006 - 08:29 PM
Also a big thanks from me! Came back from a short holiday to Berlin (also Spandau:)) yesterday and found the parcel! Happy new year to all, greetings, Nico
DEC 30, 2006 - 02:15 PM