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Enlisting: Russell Anderson Memorial Campaign
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 04:59 AM UTC
Sorry, my original photo did not display because I broke the link when I moved my Photobucket albums around. Anyway, here is the redo!!

Best wishes,

Ian


raypalmer
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 09:11 AM UTC

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Aw dagnabbit that's compelling. I'll finish a spitfire or anything Japanese if they're going. P47 will have to wait. Can't let the man's to do list lie undone.



Hi Richard,

Russell built a P-47M and loved it! He was fascinated by the colors and we would discuss them occasionally. A Spitfire or japanese plane is your's for the asking altthough that P-47M would, i dare say, thrill him.

All mu best,

Fred


Then I shall revert to the original plan. A P47 for Russell.
cjattard
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 09:04 AM UTC
Count me in too. As I am new to Aeroscale I did not know Russell but will participate in the 72 scale build in his memory. 72 also happened to be my scale.

Carmel
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Aw dagnabbit that's compelling. I'll finish a spitfire or anything Japanese if they're going. P47 will have to wait. Can't let the man's to do list lie undone.



Hi Richard,

Russell built a P-47M and loved it! He was fascinated by the colors and we would discuss them occasionally. A Spitfire or japanese plane is your's for the asking altthough that P-47M would, i dare say, thrill him.

All mu best,

Fred
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 08:03 AM UTC

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I'm really shocked about this news! Didn't know that Russell has passed away, just read it here. When did it happen?



Late last month. Here's Fred's announcement.
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 04:33 AM UTC
This will be my entry for Russell's tribute. I will be using Aeromaster Decals to depict one of two RCAF Lancs.....either 625 Sqdn or 419 Sqdn.; have not decided which.

Best wishes,


Ian


BlackWidow
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 07:16 AM UTC

I'm really shocked about this news! Didn't know that Russell has passed away, just read it here. When did it happen? He was still too young for that ....
Though 1/72 is not my scale, it's a matter of course for me to take part in this (his) campaign. Sure find something. Just let me know when the camapign starts. I always appreciated his kind comments about my models and was wondering why he didn't write to my last ones. Also changed some PM's with him.

A sad Torsten
raypalmer
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 02:40 PM UTC
Aw dagnabbit that's compelling. I'll finish a spitfire or anything Japanese if they're going. P47 will have to wait. Can't let the man's to do list lie undone.
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 02:01 PM UTC

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I know its only symbolic but I believe symbols are meaningful and shouldn't be discounted. Let's give Russell a hand finishing his stash. Getting those unfinished projects completed so he can rest easy.



Ahh, I wish you hadn't said that. Now I'm rethinking my whole approach. Should I work down my stash or his? If it's his, I'd like to try the Tamiya P-51 or one of the H-21s...
cinzano
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 12:37 PM UTC
The more I reflect upon all this the more this idea resonates with me. In addition to modeling I've been a miniatures painter since childhood. In miniatures circles we joke that we cannot die so long as we have our "minis" pile to finish. The joke always masks the unspoken truth that in our hobbies as in life there are so many things to do and so little time. We know there will be things left unfinished before we go.
I know its only symbolic but I believe symbols are meaningful and shouldn't be discounted. Let's give Russell a hand finishing his stash. Getting those unfinished projects completed so he can rest easy.

Cheers,
Fred
Tomcat31
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 11:05 AM UTC
Well I've narrowed the choices in the stash down and I have decide that I will attempt the now out of production Special Hobby TR-1a



I chose this as it a cold war jet and also flew pretty close to the edge of space, I thought this was fitting given some of Russell interests.

I also think I have a set of the Airfix spacemen from the lunar lander kit so I'm going to adapt one of them to be the pilot stood next to the Aircraft on a simple base.
Mcleod
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 06:06 PM UTC

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Honestly, despite all of the hard work to fast-track this tribute campaign, I apologize that I haven't seen what the start date is.


Pure teamwork in action. Of course it helps when there's big gun leverage.

March 01, 2014 is when we pull out the glue.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 04:56 PM UTC
Dear Group,

Thank you all for your kind words and support.

Russell's family all live in different parts of the country and have asked me to look after some of his effects. While I do have a PayPal account and I'll do the packing and shipping.

I will not be able to start the process until next week. Honestly, despite all of the hard work to fast-track this tribute campaign, I apologize that I haven't seen what the start date is.

PM me with your kit request.
russamotto
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 04:20 PM UTC
I am signed up and getting ready. It is a great way to celebrate the life of a friend.
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 03:51 PM UTC
I just read on here about Russell's passing and this is truly devastating to hear. Condolences to his friends and family. I would certainly like to join this campaign and have enlisted. My tentative entry will be a RoG 1/72 scale Lancaster from a RCAF unit;starter photo to follow.

Best wishes,


Ian
cinzano
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 03:27 PM UTC
That is a pretty big stack but that JU 290 looks just ambitious enough that if Russell was anything like me he kept pushing off to the "I'll get to it when I'm up to it pile".

Maybe its time for it to be built.

Cheers,
Fred
Nito74
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 03:21 PM UTC

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That is pretty close to a brilliant send off for an avid modeller!

I wonder if his family member were to have a PayPal account we could send them postage and handling to help defray the cost of getting the kits distributed?


Cheers,
Fred



I agree.

That's a very nice idea, a great way to pay our tribute.
PM sent

JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 03:12 PM UTC
He was a good fellow. His model builds are beautiful.
Mcleod
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 02:19 PM UTC
I think its a wonderful idea, especially if some of those can be finished for the campaign. I would like to build one of Russell's models for the campaign, so I put my name in for the Viscount.
cinzano
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 02:06 PM UTC
That is pretty close to a brilliant send off for an avid modeller!

I wonder if his family member were to have a PayPal account we could send them postage and handling to help defray the cost of getting the kits distributed?


Cheers,
Fred
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 01:57 PM UTC
I think it would be a really wonderful thing to see a few of Russell's own stash kits built in his memorial Campaign. I am moving house in the next few weeks, but if I can get things sorted and allocate the time I would be keen to stump up the shipping cost and try to do justice to a build as Russell would. It would truly be an honour.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 01:24 PM UTC
This outpouring of tribute to my friend is wonderful!

I have an offer, which I have discussed with Russell's brother and sister. They are taking his built models; they asked me about the unbuilt ones, which they would like to go to where they will be appreciated and valued. Some of his kits are already going to local friends.

I offer that you look at his photos of his unbuilt models. If you would like one or two to build for this Memorial Campaign or later, PM me. The only stipulation is that I must ask for postage to send them.

I will not be able to send any until next week and will check PMs as able - out of town and lots to do the next few days.


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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 01:08 PM UTC

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...a slide show of the completed builds while Amazing Grace is played, on bagpipes of course.



That would be great. A piper played Amazing Grace with the pipes at his service.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 09:34 AM UTC
Richard, the Revell P-47 builds into a decent looking model. I did one a few years back.

I'll be in with a part started AMT Star Trek Vulcan Shuttle from TMP. I'll have to dig it out and check the box, but I do believe it is 1/72 scale.
IronOwl
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 09:17 AM UTC
I have two Kits in 1/72 scale a Tornado mrca kit and a P-40

Sascha(ironowl)