Last year, I learned that gak8346, the painter of most of my modern warship miniatures, died.
His name was Garry Allan Kinsey. We only chatted via eBay messages or blog comments, but he was always personable and dedicated to his craft and his fans/customers. Reading his obituary, he sounds like a modeler I and many others wished we could meet in person.
You can find more about him in his obituary. I sent my condolences the old fashioned way. He was a good man and his death will be difficult for his family. I hope the fond memories they have of him will carry them forward for years to come. If you wish, please post on his memorial wall.
He later found out about my archive of 1/2400 scale post-World War 2 ship photographs and I appreciate that he approved of my inclusion of his photographs. Here are a selection of posts that include his photographs. Just look for the ones photographed on a blue surface with white caps:
- LATEST 1/2400 VIKING FORGE SHIPS
- LATEST 1/2400 GHQ SHIPS
- UPLOADED LATEST CROP OF 1/2400 SCALE WARSHIP PHOTOS
- POSTED 1/2400 POST-WW2 NAVAL MINIATURE PICTURES
You can find more perusing the blog or my archive of 1/2400 scale post-World War 2 ship photographs. Just look for the ones with gak8346 in the file name.
Sorry it has taken me this long to post a remembrance, Garry. You shared your art with the world and will be sorely missed.