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Just been looking at the S&M Models website. At the top is the very sad news that Mel Bromley has passed away. Understandably they are not taking any further orders.

 

Mel was always a "must see" character at many model shows and always great to have a chat with. A fair number of my models were bought from Mel - he always had stock that was very interesting. He'll be sorely missed on the model show circuit, a true gentleman.

 

Andy

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Echo your message Andy, 

 

Mel was an absolute gentleman very funny and a real credit to our hobby. 

 

Says a lot about the man that my missus is upset at the news too as over the past number of years he had become a friend to both of us. 

 

My stash has quite a lot of his kits decals in it &  it's very sad news to hear he's passed on.  We had both looked forward to seeing him shortly with lockdown lifted. 

 

May he rest in peace 

 

Eamonn

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I am really shocked to be reading this. And really upset. I have known Mel for years. We go back to the 1970s. Between us we ran a small club in Horsham and at Christmas we at the club, would meet at his house and have nice goodies and drinks. Lovely man and, as has been mentioned his attendance at shows always produced some interesting kits on sale as well as his smart appearance.  I am missing him already. RIP Mel, and thanks for everything.

 

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One of the real characters of the modelling show circuit. A true gentle man in all respects.  

 

A great loss.

 

Dick

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Quite upset by this. I always had nice chats with him at various shows and he always had an interesting selection of kits and decals for sale. I was looking forward to getting back to show-going partly with a view to being able to chat with Mel again.

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That is really sad news. Mel always had a lot of time for everyone at shows he attended, I bought a number of kits from him over the years. He will be missed by all.

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Such sad news indeed. He was a really top bloke, always approachable and happy to have a chat.  His most recent Canberras were one of his most successful projects to get off the ground and was a success. He will be sorely missed at models shows adn as people have said he was a go to man at the shows to see what he has produced this time. 

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I don't know if its right to say this and sincere apologies if its out of order but apparently it was due to a sudden heart attack that took him from us.  SIncere condolences to his nearest and dearest.

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Saddened to hear this news, Mel was a top bloke and I enjoyed our chats at shows, especially the time he forgot his suit!

 

He will be missed and should be congratulated for bringing us some much wanted models not least the Canberra, RIP Mel

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Shocking news.... Mel was the first trader I bought a model kit from at the show. At a small jumble in Dulwich College. I never missed a chance to chat with him at the shows since. A big loss to all of us and the hobby.

Sincere condolences to the family

RIP, Mel...

 

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What terrible and very sad news. Like Paul J I have known Mel for longer that I care to remember but what I will always remember is that smile when I saw him and had a chat at shows. He will be missed. RIP Sir.

 

John

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I can only echo the sentiments that have already been expressed here.... this is a very sad occasion. I had known Mel for a number of years from the model-show circuit and he was always a genuinely friendly, happy man, with a great sense of humour, too. I'm sure there's many people around the UK who will miss him.

 

My thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult time.   

 

R.I.P. Mel. You were one of the best.

 

Chris.  

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