11 months ago we lost a dear member and gifted modelbuilder- Robert Jan Scholte van Mast, aka SpeedyJ.
Robert had various modelling interests, he always built things I wanted to build myself, his builds were pleasure to follow and he enriched each discussion, he joined.
Robert always walked the extra mile looking for references and trying to understand the designs we all love to build so much.
Robert was one of my best modelling buddies.
The day I learned he’s gone was the hardest day for me- in a year full of hard days.
The best thing I can do to commemorate my buddy and celebrate his life and achievements is to build something he built.
My choice is a plastic kit- a licensed copy of a resin kit, Robert managed to almost finish and was so happy about, that I had to order it.
The kit arrived at my doorstep few days before Robert’s passing.
I’ll open it in a month- on the day Robert left us- and will build it in his honor.
And I invite all of you, that remember our late buddy, to join me in this modelbuilding commemoration.