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Tim Bowman
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Very Sad News

Post by Tim Bowman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:20 pm

Hello all,

I received some very sad news. A long time fellow Armortek modeler/owner and good friend of mine, Bodo passed away last Friday after a tough fight with Cancer. Although I have not been too active in the 1:6th world the past few years, I did talk frequently with Bodo and thoroughly enjoyed our friendship and his insight on both modeling and life in general. A really good guy.

Many on here know Bodo's incredible talent when it came to detailing and building of each of his models. One of the best in "our common hobby" as he would always say. I know his models have inspired many(me included) to push detailing and accuracy just a bit farther.

Thank you, Bodo, for your friendship and sharing your amazing work with all of us over the years.

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Re: Very Sad News

Post by simon_manning » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:50 pm

yes that is sad news, i had many p.m. discussions with him concerning his building, and tips on mine, he was a fabulous builder and an interesting person, well done bodo, regards simon manning

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Re: Very Sad News

Post by Kent Wiik » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:17 pm

Tim this is terrible news.
I knew my friend Bodo had some health issues but not in my wildest worts case senario it would end like this.
Bodo was not only a huge inspiration for me and other in our hobby with his skills and eye for details he was above all a true gentleman, a friendly foe and a very very good friend.
I will miss him so much.

R.I.P Bodo.
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Re: Very Sad News

Post by David Brady » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:05 pm

Terribly sad news, bodo was a true gentleman, an outstanding modeller you will be missed by your friend's on this forum and by your doggy friends that you rescued from the streets of Romania R.I.P Bodo


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Re: Very Sad News

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:43 am

Awful news for sure. A master craftsman of the highest order. I will miss his fantastic builds and correspondence as well. I'm at a loss to say anything else. Goodbye friend.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:06 am

Bless you Bodo.
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Re: Very Sad News

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:54 am

hard to find the right words...........

Bodo has been a very good friend a lot of years now. I will miss so much our countless funny phone calls, helping each other with the models , just chatting and suddenly even the worst day has ended with a smile on the face ......

Bodo, will miss you so much !

Uwe :cry:
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