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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 02:20 PM UTC
The world of modelling suffered a sad loss last Wednesday with the passing of Gordon Stevens.
A hugely talented modeller, Gordon was among the earliest members of the IPMS in the 1960s, and pioneered the development of vacuformed kits. His RAREplanes models set standards of quality and accuracy that are seldom bettered in the genre to this day, and can be argued to have begun the whole limited-run kit industry that is now such an intrinsic part of our hobby.

My sincere condolences go out to Gordon's family and many friends across the world.

You can read the story of RAREplanes in Gordon's wonderful two-part article HERE on Aeroscale.
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That's really sad news . The only Rareplanes kit I ever made was the XP-87 Moonbat. Still one of my favourite aircraft kits, although it was broken beyond repair on one of my house moves. Thanks for the link to Gordon's story Rowan, I have not read that before. Hugely entertaining. tim
NOV 01, 2015 - 01:19 AM
Thank you Mr. Stevens. You brought much enjoyment to the hobby.
NOV 02, 2015 - 05:48 AM

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