Courtesy of Guillermo I have now been able to include a photo of Japanese aviation modelling pioneer, the late Horatio Hernández (above) to the feature on Friendship Scale Models, in his memory.
In response to the RAPWI Ki-54 Nose Over link correspondent 'VG' submitted a very interesting personal story of a POW, Walter 'Dinger' Bell of the Royal Navy, saved by RAPWI intervention, which I have added there in his memory.
And a polite reminder that anonymous comments will not be published, however meritorious.
Image credits: Photo of Horatio Hernández via Guillermo; RN Surface Fleet insignia © 2016 Ministry of Defence
What a talented man with such a passion. Sad that Friendship Models had such a short run.
I appreciate the way the blog finds the room and time to honor the memory and spirit of people like Horatio, Mike Goodwin, Al DuVal, Don Alberts, Don Thorpe, and so many others over the years.
I also feel like I've come to know many of the contributors who are very much alive and well, through their work and their words - thanks for keeping those doors open.
Thanks Mark. It's a privilege to be able to do so and to share enthusiasm for the subject.
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