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spruecutter96

Verlinden Productions U.S. Now Shut Down

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Only found out about this today (always the last to find out...)

 

Thoughts anyone?

 

Chris.  

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He retired, I believe. Quite literally the end of an era, and seeing photos of him and a friend clearing out and destroying old stock was quite difficult to take... he changed the hobby for everyone, in one way or another.

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54 minutes ago, John Laidlaw said:

he changed the hobby for everyone

Certainly changed it for me.

My first piece of ‘proper modelling’ was as a kid back in the early eighties, after I picked up a copy of The Verlinden Way (cost me a fair wedge of my pocket money!).

I dry-brushed a Tamiya halftrack to within an inch of its life, and was pleased as punch that I was now a ‘real modeller’.:pipe:

 

I think my first bit of aftermarket was also Verlinden, and this cheap hobby has cost a fortune ever since....

 

Mart

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Along with Shep Paine  changed my attitude and approach to the hobby , looked thru one of his books not long ago the advice was still good 

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I heard this some time ago and yes - he certainly changed my modelling - especially his book 'On Plastic Wings'. Still one of my favourites. :D

Guess the competitions caught up - and overtook - him. :hmmm:

 

Cheers :bye:

Hans J

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Cut my modelling teeth on VP stuff , My first intro to resin photoetch and figures !

He inspired me to learn how to sculpt and the way my modelling changed by reading his books was a quantum leap in a very short time  .

Mr Verlinden I salute you  Sir !

 

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