Mike Stannard

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by colin fairweather » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:46 pm

I would hate to think that all his hard work well over 30 years would end up in some lock up and then auctioned off to someone not knowing or care what they have. :evil:

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Kevin Hunter » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:35 pm

I'm inclined to agree with Pete and Colin, if we can save Mikes remaining stock from an arbitrary clear out and do some good in the process then ok.

However, if we get access to the inventory, it needs someone with knowledge of Mikes work to itemise it, communicate with us, and arrange shipping etc. Who? Is the recent "assistant" still around and are they up to the job?


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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Pete Mallett » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:12 pm

The best person to assist in this would probably be Steve Panzerwerks, afaik he and Mike were very good friends and I'm pretty sure that he would be very familiar with Mike's stuff. Not sure how close Steve lived to Mike though!
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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by colin fairweather » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:01 pm

yes it would

what do our various shop owners think

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Maarten Schutjes » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:10 pm

I found this message on the sixth army group forum

Re: Gurtsack Production Update
Sadly as many of you have heard Mike passed away from the cancer he was fighting during this past year. I've known Mike since the late 1980s and he'll be missed my a lot of people. I've worked with Mike on a number of projects including the German 88mm shells we both released and his German flags. Our current project was/is the German Gurtsack. We're the company (BattleGear Toys) that Mike was working with to have the Gurtsacks produced and after some delays in production of the metal components the project is now in full production with shipping expected in early October.

From my conversations with Mike he accepted deposits from a number of his customers ... against my advise, and now with his passing I'm not sure if his daughter is going to continue on with the business or what arrangements will be made in filling his outstanding orders.

My arrangement with Mike was that we would not charge him for the gurtsack until they were packed and ready to ship from our factory overseas, so we have not received any payment from Mike and we'll be canceling that debt. However, for those who have paid Mike a deposit for the Gurtsacks, I don't know what to say ... I haven't been able to reach anyone handling his affairs.

Mike was an honest businessman with a love of the 1/6th hobby and he'll be missed by all who knew him.

If you have made a deposit to Mike for the Gurtsacks and have a invoice from Mike please contact me via e-mail only, so we can try and resolve this dilemma for Mike.

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by John Grima » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:57 am

Hi guys, Pete and Stephen. The person I was contacted by was a relative of one of Mike's employees. She is the one who informed me about the situation. As for more info just about everything I know about this situation I listed above. I do have her contact number... If anyone is interested in communicating with her PM me.

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Armortek » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:53 pm

Mark and I were both shocked and saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He indeed contributed greatly to this hobby and it is clear from all of your comments that he will be sadly missed.
We hope that someone will be able to take over, so that all of his hard work, skill and craftsmanship will not be lost forever, as that would be extremely sad and I am sure not what Mike would have wanted.

We send our sincerest condolences to his friends and family. RIP.

Gill and Mark

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Nigel Martin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:18 am

When my order ended up in Mexico, which came as a bit of a surprise to Mike and myself, he was straight on the case, tracked it down and the globe trotting tank parts arrived safe and sound - a gentleman to deal with.
Very sad news.

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by davidwilkins » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:39 am

Very sad news about Mike's passing, reading all the tributes shows how well he was thought of.


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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by William Bath » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:27 am

I am deeply saddened by this news, I had the pleasure of Meeting Mike last year, when he took me to his workshop to collect my order, a very enthusiastic man, who told me almost his whole life history. A fabulous workshop, with a great deal of tooling and components, I was much impressed. It is good to know that his legacy will live on because of the many parts he made being attached to our various projects.

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Steve Hoeger » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:28 pm

Hi Everyone , you may know me as Panzerwerk , Mike and I have been friends for many years now and I miss him very much , we were talking about doing a Demag for R/C , mostly his work with my parts in Metal , sadly it will never be .

I am going to remove my comments as I did talk to several family members and just think they should make any announcement as to the future.

Mike was a real stand up guy , and I know he would have sold his shirt to make sure his customers were happy , so please be patient

Thanks for letting me on the board guys .
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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Adrian Harris » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:20 pm

Hi Steve.

Good to have you on board and many thanks for the update.

Contact me at sales@armortekaddict.uk for details of my smoker fan control module and other electronic gadgetry

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Christian Steinhauer » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:49 pm

Hello Steve,

I have no open orders at Mike but take a look at your homepage.
Only one question, on your page is stated, that you can't send to Germany.
Americans send drones around the world, have atomic submarines, stealth-
technologie, but can't send a parcel to Germany. You are kidding or?
Have fun building, Kind regards

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Steve Hoeger » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:56 pm

Thank You Adrian !

Hi Christian , I do not want to derail Mikes post ,PM sent.

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Re: Mike Stannard

Post by Simon Peck » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:54 am

I was very sorry to read about Mike. I've had quite a few of his parts over the years and was waiting on his Centurion bits and pieces too. Everything he supplied me with was first class. A sad loss to our community, but fondly remembered for the quality of his service. RIP Mike Stannard.


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