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Enlisting: Russell Anderson Memorial Campaign
Mcleod
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 06:22 AM UTC
Hi. With the premature loss of our AeroScale friend, 'Siderius', I'm going to propose a memorial campaign. Russell always seemed eager to help us, and I believe committing to a campaign in his honor is such a worthy tribute to his memory here on AeroScale.

I'm thinking 1/72nd anything at all. That seemed to be what Russell liked to build.

There's a long wait for campaigns, I know. But who dosen't want to remember a loyal comrade properly.
Tomcat31
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 06:57 AM UTC
I'd certainly be up for this campaign and Sam has even said that she'll come out of of her modelling sabbatical for this as well.

As for the start date, you never know Michael may allow this to run this year as it would be special campaign but the choice would be up to him
cinzano
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:03 AM UTC
Sad news. I did not know that Russell was not well. He's been such a staple here in the time I've been a forum member. 1/72 is not a scale I work in much but I would be more than happy to join in and participate.

Fred
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#017
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:27 AM UTC
Hi there

Count me in too. I'm sure we can bend the rules and fast-track a campaign in Russell's honour?

All the best

Rowan
raypalmer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:39 AM UTC
I'm in. Sidelining everything else for it.

I can never figure out the gallery. Is there a way to see his models all together on there? I sort of want to do an homage build.
amegan
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:46 AM UTC
If you need numbers to help the prposal I'll come in, got several in the stash
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 08:33 AM UTC
I'm definitely going to be a part of this. I also third the call for fast-tracking.

Ben, here's Russel's gallery page, and here are links to all of his forum posts.


ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 08:42 AM UTC
Count me in - sad news indeed!
Mcleod
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 09:03 AM UTC
Including Samantha, I'm counting 8 interested after just 3-1/2 hrs. Two more, and the submission is getting sent to Micheal.

I can feel Russell's approval, especially with the interest shown by AeroScale's 'big guns'. Thankyou
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 09:05 AM UTC
I'm in.
I shall make the fourth call for fast tracking this campaign.
Andy
GhostHawk
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 09:31 AM UTC
Hi:
I'm new on Aeroscale, but I've the oportunity to change some posts with Russell.... He was very warm & Friendly...!

I ussually builds 1/48, but for this special task I'll go with 1/72 WWII

Count me in...

Diego
Grauwolf
#084
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 10:12 AM UTC
Ok,

Lets get this Tribute Campaign up and running.

I'm in too.

Joe
Mcleod
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 10:17 AM UTC
OK folks. Russell's Memorial campaign proposal has been submitted. Now in wait for the powers to be.

Just short of 5hrs, start to submission on a SuperBowl Sunday. Russell has to be with us.
tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 10:25 AM UTC
Count me in!
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#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 10:28 AM UTC
Hi Ben,

Thank you, this is a wonderful idea! This will mean a great deal to his family. Count me in.

I told his brother & sister that I would like to finish a couple models he had started, plus some that he was planning to build soon.

I look forward to this.
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 10:55 AM UTC
Count me in too.
Mcleod
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 11:05 AM UTC

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I told his brother & sister that I would like to finish a couple models he had started, plus some that he was planning to build soon.



Fred, one of the rules I've submitted is that entries can be started. I believe Russell would have preferred that. To me, he seemed like the type who just really enjoyed modelling and was very proud of his work. He was no rivit counter, for sure.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 11:26 AM UTC
Ribbon proposal #1. I tried to incorporate his userpic, but at the small size it was just a blob of pixels so I decided to go for simplicity.
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#017
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 12:06 PM UTC
Hi Jessie

I like the simplicity of the design, but I think Russell spelled his name with two "l"s.

All the best

Rowan
thegirl
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 12:09 PM UTC
Count me as well






Terri
Mcleod
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 12:20 PM UTC
Jessica, I mean't to ask if you'd help with a ribbon design.

I wondered what 'Siderius' mean't. As near as I can tell, its a latin world used with reference to starry. As in starry night.
Fred's writing has suggested that Russell's interests also included astronomy. I can only deduce that Russell's choice of forum handle had to do with the heavens.
Perhaps, aside from spelling his name right, we can come up with a starry idea.

I'd actually thought of using his photo in a ribbon. Just don't know if that would work.

Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 12:55 PM UTC
The trouble with stars is at small scale they don't show up. Fixing the spelling is trivial; making stars show up at 50 pixels wide is something else entirely.
Mcleod
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 01:02 PM UTC
I agree, Jessica. Stars don't like small. And I tried working with the photo in Fred's post, with his permission. Unfortunately, Russell doesn't like small either.

Perhaps we can see if others like your idea. Its simple and has great color.
raypalmer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 01:23 PM UTC
I might build an enterprise for this... It's not exactly aero though...
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 02:08 PM UTC

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I'm in. Sidelining everything else for it.

I can never figure out the gallery. Is there a way to see his models all together on there? I sort of want to do an homage build.



here is his user gallery
I didnt know him all that well, but his eclectic interests are interesting. WWII and cold war mostly but Star Trek is well represented.
Ill join up as well.

is there a goal to this campaign? are we going to give a grant to a museum or anything?


re banner/ribbon, to keep to the astronomy theme, perhaps an observatory dome would fit on a ribbon.