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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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RIP Brian J Tears
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New Brunswick, Canada
Joined: August 08, 2018
KitMaker: 127 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:38 AM UTC
RIP Brian J Tears, Master pattern maker, modeler.
I was lucky enough to have had the chance to Know Brian. He was a generous person and a skilled and talented modeler. If you build panzer III's and IV's, You have probably built something by him and not even known it. Sadly he passed away yesterday.
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Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 06:01 PM UTC
Sad to hear. I received a kit from him, older Dragon Panzer III comprised of many bits and pieces of several kits along with instructions on what to do with them to make a DAK version I wanted. I looked up our old email exchange and he did mention he had the extra parts because he did the masters for TMD.
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: July 04, 2013
KitMaker: 990 posts
Armorama: 710 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:12 PM UTC
Very sad news, I never met him but had the chance to chat and exchange e-mails for long time. A good person, generous and always willing to help, not to mention his mastering skills and deep knowledge of Panzer III.

He will be missed, rest in peace.