We have Lost one of our Own...

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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:27 am

Good Evening,
After a weeks worth of quiet, no replies no messages, Mike out on the Island went by today to check on the General for me and discovered that he had gone on out of this crazy World sometime last week. If you passed some time online with him or gained help from perusing one of his Epic Builds back in the day, say a kind word for Alpha and remember him simply as a Good Guy who loved his Tanks.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:04 am

Well said Mr. Painless, R.I.P.

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Postby Jimster » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:09 am

Sad news. Condolences to his family.

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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:11 am

Thank you, Carl.
With guys like you building, Alpha told me he always considered the Hobby to be in good hands.
regards and thanks,
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:12 am

Jimster,
Thank you, Sir.
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Postby Estnische » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:35 am

Sad news. He was always entertaining and knowledgeable. Sorely missed.
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:31 am

Estnische,
Thank you, Sir.
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Postby forgebear » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:30 am

very Sad news. i hope he is still doing his thing where ever he is now
gone but not forgotten
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Postby tomhugill » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:53 am

RIP Alpha

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Postby Max-U52 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:26 am

A 21 Gun Salute for the General. May he rest in Peace on the great RC battlefield in the sky. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby jarndice » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:33 am

It is difficult to know what to say.
Alpha was a true original,
He possessed an extraordinarily broad knowledge of so many different subjects,As well as being a brilliant modeller,
A gentleman (Always assuming a Marine could be or would want to be called one)
He brought so much to my interest in the hobby as well as introducing me to Girls and Panzer and Heiku.
He once called me his friend and that was enough.
He owes nothing to any of us but we owe him so much,
I missed him when he left the Forum but always there was the hope he would return,The hope has gone but there are a lot of happy if slightly insane memories left behind,
Thank You General,
R I P.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:44 am

Damn that’s just not fair. After all he’d been through, and all he had given up for others.
Safe to say, where he is now, no one can ban him !!!

Kia Kaha Mr Alpha, be with the one you love
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:08 pm

Good Morning Gentlemen,
With thoughtful words and kind remembrances from Friends to mark his Passing, a Man can be said to have had his Path in Life well defined and Traveled with Freedom to simply 'Be'. Sleep Better, my Friend. The Light is always on.
with every Regard,
that 'Foolish Wolf from the High Mountains'
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Postby MichaelC » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:44 pm

RIP ALPHA.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:50 pm

I have only been here a few months so didn’t really see much of if any of alphas material but condolences to his friends and family all the same

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:10 pm

With his reputation, l was looking forward to 'meeting' The General but it is now not to be. I suspect he'll be long remembered though. RIP.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:23 pm

Depressing news, indeed. I was in touch with him for a while by email, but gradually lost touch. I regret not trying harder now, to keep that portal open. :|
He was certainly unique. Luckily, the Archive here is peppered with his animated Gifs, quips, eccentricity, knowledge, pearls, and (sometimes) frenetic enthusiam.
He was missed before he went missing... :(
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:38 pm

Sad news indeed, I did not know Alpha as well as many of you guys but when I first joined the forum he took the time to reply to some of my posts as he did with many others on here as he was a wealth of knowledge. My condolences go out to his family and friends,

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Postby cannedheat » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:42 am

unique chap ? cant ban him now ,can we ???
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Postby PainlessWolf » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:37 pm

Good Morning,
Thank you, Gentlemen, for coming to remember our common Friend. I am glad that I kept up a running commo with him over the years. I will always regret not not having the time nor wherewithal to go and visit but will go and say goodbye one day out there on the Island that he maintained that strange love\scorn affair with. I will hoist a glass to the General and say goodbye in person for all of us. I sincerely hope that his remaining family makes sure that his Tanks find good homes and are admired and ran as the works of art that they are.
thank you again,
Painless
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