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  • Member since
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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, August 06, 2017 7:56 PM

Ok so I try real hard to be a positive contributer to our forums and not shed personal issues on y'all, I can't help but let members here know that I am hurting. My mom passed Friday evening, on her 71st birthday, from Emphysema/COPD. While I knew it was comming it is still an adjustment. She really was an amazing woman, ( dispite her faults real or persieved by me or others), 5ft 3", 90lbs maybe soaking wet with rocks in her pockets, she was and will be the only woman who could chase this 40+ 300+ man across a parking lot and turn him over her knee. She was a waitress, a mill janitor( saw mill), a CNC operator, a volunteer fire man( only for a bit but she did it), a real b%÷\*. Yet still my mom. She found models for me ar garage sales late in life never knowing my prefered scale or genere. Didn't matter she tried and thats what counts. Now she is gone and those kits seem to almost beg to be built. I dispise the fact that I am posting this cause I am stronger than this, I know some will think "what a dueewb" It's all good. I hurt and just want to share with the world that I exsist and lost someone ( allbeit trying) special. Thanks for your time, replys are not required, sorry to bother y'all. See ya on the forums.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, August 06, 2017 8:14 PM

I am saddened for your loss and it helps to share, aa I did last year when I lost my dad. Please know that we pray for her and give you sympathy for your loss.

Now do what you can to keep her in your memory and honor her every day.


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Posted by PeterParker1999 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 8:17 PM

i'm sorry for your loss man. i can't imagine what you're going through. 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 8:28 PM

Hang in there bud. It's really tough. I know how you're feeling. Heartfelt thoughts to you and your family. 



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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 8:34 PM
No bother,forums are for friends and conversation.Sorry for your loss,way too young these days.My father passed 16 years ago at only 67,so I know its hard.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 9:15 PM
I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my mom 7 years ago to lupus, she was 53. I know how you feel. No one here will judge you for posting this. Hang in there, and if you need anything, we're here for you.

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 9:16 PM

My prayers go out to her and your family. Better days ahead for you soon I hope.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 06, 2017 10:04 PM

I know how you feel. I lost both my parents a while back but it seems like yesterday. I miss them both so much.

My wife is slowly loosing her mom to Alzheimer's, another sad thing to go thru.

You have my sincere condolences and very sorry for your loss. 




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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 06, 2017 10:14 PM

Oh gosh, Im sorry to hear that.  It's never a bad idea to share sorrow.  I've been in your shoes.  The hurt will pass, the memories will remain. 


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Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, August 06, 2017 10:54 PM

Sorry to hear about your mom.  There's nothing wrong with posting about your loss.  Sharing our sorrow is how we heal.  We honor our loved ones by keeping them alive in our hearts, and telling others about their lives.


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Posted by Real G on Monday, August 07, 2017 2:08 AM

My sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your mother. Do not feel bad about posting your feelings on the forum; we are here for you.  You should definitely build one of those models your mom got you, both to honor her and to start the healing process.  Take care man!

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  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Monday, August 07, 2017 5:25 AM

I think most have said the exact same sentiments as I would have provided.

My depest condoIences go to you and your family, I wish you the very best in this difficult time.

Never think that expressing your feelings here makes you a dweeb, it doesn't. It shows us all, that we all have feelings and sometimes its easier to express them in this type of fourm.

All the very best.


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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, August 07, 2017 7:56 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss.  Knowing it is coming usually does not soften the blow.  It sounds like your mom was one tough little lady.

My deepest condolences to you and your family,



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Posted by armornut on Monday, August 07, 2017 8:23 AM

Thank you everyone, it does ease the hit when ya can talk about the person who past. Seems that more good memories suface and the shock of the death fades. I am greatful for ALL the people I have made contact with here and I am here for y'all as well.

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, August 07, 2017 9:39 AM

Sorry to hear of it.  Lost both parents back in the 80's a couple of years apart.  Still miss Mom.  And the wife going on three years now.  Hang in there and stay busy.

All of us here are good listeners and leaning posts if need be.

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Monday, August 07, 2017 10:00 AM

My sincere condolences for your loss.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Monday, August 07, 2017 10:02 AM

Condolences to you, sir. We're here if you need us. 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 07, 2017 11:07 AM

I dispise the fact that I am posting this cause I am stronger than this, I know some will think "what a dueewb" It's all good.

First off, let me offer my condolences to you for the loss of your mom. That's a bad deal for almost anyone to deal with and having said that, you are human and only just so strong no matter how much the world thinks a person "outta be". Lastly, those that think that about the dueewb part are judgemental and heartless morons. If we had a dime for every time somebody like that lost a loved one and they folded we'd be rich. You have your right to post something like this just like the next guy.

Sendin' one up for you buddy, Joe


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Posted by PFJN on Monday, August 07, 2017 12:14 PM


Sorry for your loss.  Condolences to you and your family.


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Posted by patrick206 on Monday, August 07, 2017 1:07 PM


Never easy to accept the loss of ones we're close to, sadness just comes automatically. The hurt will leave in time, the good memories will replace it and always be with you.

Sincere condolences and best wishes for better times. Sharing your feelings here is always appropriate, it's a supportive community.







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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 07, 2017 1:16 PM

Very sorry to hear about your loss, armornut.  It is a grievous thing to lose a parent.  My mother, too, was always supportive about plastic modeling, when I was a kid, and would praise my efforts.

We always miss them.  May you find comfort and support!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina




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Posted by fox on Monday, August 07, 2017 6:46 PM

So sorry for your loss. Take comfort that she is in a better place where there is no more suffering. We'll keep you and yours in our thoughts and prayers.


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Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 07, 2017 8:26 PM

I am really sorry to hear about your Mom. Hang in there...


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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2:10 AM

We are all FSM Forum members.  We are your second family.  You do not need to appolagize.  my sincere condolences to you sir.



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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 10:01 AM

Thank you again EVERYONE, your posts have lifted my spirits and kept me from spiraling into doom and gloom. I have a rough road ahead trying to help my 80yr old stepdad adjust to being single. They had 23yrs together and for most of them I was the 300lb gorilla in the room, ( figuratively as I only lived with them for a month while waiting to by our first house), and occasionally I think he forgets she was my mom for 48yrs. I have respect and ALOT of patients so I let him do what he needs to do. Thank you all again for allowing me to share and for y'alls respect and condolences. These forums are full of amazing  folks and I am glad to be accepted as a part of it.

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 5:21 PM

Forget that we are all forum members.

Forget that we are all modelers.

What we are is human.

At some point or another we all suffer the loss of a loved one. Greif is grief. We all suffer through it the best we can.It may be a year, it may be for a lifetime, we all mourn our loss differently. I'm a blathering idiot every time I lose a cat! Dont know how  i would react to losing my mother.

The thing is you DO NOT have to apologize to me or anyone else for having a need to talk through it. Please feel free to talk about this to anyone you feel comfortable talking to. It will help.

I dont put a religious spin on death.... its just a door to whatever comes next. Maybe we come back as a bug.... maybe we travel to a different world that we are in charge of who knows? But from the discription you gave of your mother Im sure she is somewhere telling people where they can sit at the table. She was a driving force in your life  and your memorys of her will continue to guide you in your  life choices. WWMD.

I'd go on but you dont know me (and my weird sense of humor ) that well so I will close by saying I'm sorry for your loss and if I can help plese contact me. 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:50 PM

No worries littletimmy PM inbound

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 9:04 AM

Hey !

 Don't browbeat yourself for posting this . I did when My wife passed . Moms are special folks . Shoot they put up with Mother-Hood didn't they .Time after time putting their wants and needs on the back burner for us , the kids .

 My Mom and yours probably would've gotten along possibly very well . Mine was 120# in her stocking feet . If that , and yes , with rocks in her housecoat pockets too . Patch up the wounded kid and go back to what moms did . Run the house .

 You'll miss her very much for a long time .You will never forget her .Your Wife or another lady will do something and you'll think , " Hey , that's the way MOM did it " .

 It's always there . So are we . Thanks for sharing this with me . My heart goes out to you and remember Mom wouldn't want you to mope .! She's with the angels now . You do know that the Angel corps is made up of MOMS don't you ?

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Posted by armornut on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 12:56 PM

Your absolutely right TB LOL, my guess is mom is probably tryung to run the show up there LOL. Hope my mom and your moms spirits cross we may need each others backs when we get there. LOL.

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Posted by waikong on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 10:20 PM
so sorry to hear of your lost, my deepest condolences. Even though we have never met face to face, I am sure all the members here wants to support you in these hard times. So express away!


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