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I shall be passing these wonderful replies over to Jen in due course chaps 

but I need your collective help. On the day of Kev’s passing he received in the post a package from the Isle of Wight, I think it’s some stuff that has been loaned and Jen would like to return it.

  I know that Kev spent most of the time on BM so I’m hoping it’s a member on here, So Fraser from PO39 if you are here could you drop me a PM please. 
 

If any of you maritime chaps are on any other maritime forums like model shipwrights could you possibly pop a shout out as Jen would very much like to get the package back. 
 

 

Cheers all. 
 

Dan 

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40 minutes ago, Dads203 said:

I shall be passing these wonderful replies over to Jen in due course chaps 

but I need your collective help. On the day of Kev’s passing he received in the post a package from the Isle of Wight, I think it’s some stuff that has been loaned and Jen would like to return it.

  I know that Kev spent most of the time on BM so I’m hoping it’s a member on here, So Fraser from PO39 if you are here could you drop me a PM please. 
 

If any of you maritime chaps are on any other maritime forums like model shipwrights could you possibly pop a shout out as Jen would very much like to get the package back. 
 

 

Cheers all. 
 

Dan 

 

Dan that will be @seadog Frazer posted something about Kev loaning him some books and plans for a build

 

Keith

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Have been having tech issues with getting on to BM for the past week or so so only just seen this.  Like others, only ever knew Kev through his posts on here but his modelling skills were an inspiration to us all.  He will be sadly missed.  My condolences to his family.

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Hi everyone! 

 

As you can guess from my screen Name I am Kev's (longshanks) son. 

 

It has given my family and I great comfort reading all your kind words, thoughts and messages. 

 

It was a complete shock to find that he / probably more so his work was so popular and if only he was 50 years younger I would of put him in some tight leggings, making modelling videos on you tube making us a fortune! 

 

Where it goes from here... 

 

Unfinished models may stay unfinished as a mark of respect 

 

Along time ago he started building a 'Bristol pilot cutter' which stands about 6ft from keel to mast. He finished 90 - 95% of it but got stuck on the sails. If you have any experience with sails please please get in touch or if you can point me in the right direction that would be amazing. 

 

I will keep a lot of equipment and tools as when I was a kid I loved building helicopters, planes and anything that was RC and went fast! I have a 2 and 4 year old which I hope I can give them the same amazing memories I had with my dad. 

 

I'll stop rambling now (5 rums in!) 

 

But once again thank you for your kind words

 

Longshanks Jnr

 

AKA Talan

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 I'm sure the  maritime section will surely miss his excellent modelling skills and some wonderful wit,  and lighthearted comments,kev will be well remembered,  such a sad loss

Glynn

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Very sad to hear he has passed away. He always had a kind word or something helpful to contribute, seemed like a really good guy.

 

Ross.

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