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RIP to our dear friend Lewbud

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  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:31 PM

I've been away with life stuff and I come back to find this. Truly sad to hear. I really liked Buddy a great deal. Great attitude all the time. I will truly miss him greatly. 

As mentioned earlier, by Steve I think, we should do an honorary GB for Weekend madness. I normally don't have time for this one but in his honor I would rearrange things to make it work.

BK

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier,

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/25 Revell 29 Roadster

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

1/25 Revell 69 Boss 429 Mustang

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:43 PM

This is sad to hear.  This past thanksgiving weekend was my first Weekend Madness Group Build, and I had a great Time!  As someone who's dad is currently in the process of "being shown the exit" by the cancer in his body, at an age not much more than our friend Lewbud, I feel especially struck by this news.  

I sincerely hope that his family and friends, and Lloyd those whose lives he touched can find solace in the knowledge that he is undoubtedly in a better place.

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    December 2016
Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:10 AM

I haven't checked in to this site for a few days so I am very sad to hear about the passing of Lewbud. 

I was a very active member on this site some time ago and I participated in some of the first Weekend madness group builds and even ran it for a couple of years back around 2008 to 2011.  After a long break from this forum I wandered back into the Group build section a couple of years ago and saw that "Buddy" had carried on the tradition of the weekend group build so I just had to jump back in.  He was was one of the few people I remembered from the original weekend group builds.  He will be sorely missed.

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, May 10, 2021 9:35 PM

I am sorry to hear about this. I did not know the man, but he clearly a good bloke who made a positive contribution. My condolences to his family and friends.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, May 10, 2021 7:54 AM

Greg

Sincere condolences to friends and family.

Based on comments here and on his obituary page, sounds like a man who touched many lives in a very kind and positive way.

 

Ditto so sorry to hear this news. My condolences for his passing.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:21 AM
RIP Buddy, I didnt know you personally but you were always a joy to see your posts or talk in the PMs.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:55 AM

Sorry to hear about that.  Best wishes to his freinds and family.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:50 AM

RIP Lewbud. You will be mised.

  • Member since
    February 2020
Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:54 AM

So sorry to hear about his passing.  His CAS group build was my first.  Made this newbie feel very  welcome.  RIP brother.  

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:50 AM

Vale Lewbud, thanks for welcoming me into the fold.

You always had a kind, encouraging or funny word to help us through the madness.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, May 3, 2021 6:13 PM

My sincerest condolences go to Lewbud's family and friends.  It is very sad when we lose a member of the forum, especially the"good guys" like Lewbud.  RIP buddy.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, May 3, 2021 5:38 PM

That is sad news, RIP Buddy.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 3, 2021 2:35 PM

SR, he sure did love a good P-51 kit! I've never built one myself but I now have one sitting on my workbench that I'll complete and put up on the shelf as a little memory.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    January 2020
Posted by Space Ranger on Monday, May 3, 2021 12:49 PM

Buddy was a great guy and a friend to all who knew him. The next IPMS-North Central Texas group build will be  "P-51 Mustangs of the World" in Buddy's honor.

Buddy's passing at a relatively young age, however, should be a warning to all of us to better take care of our ourselves. Buddy was morbidly obese, a condition which doubtless caused other health issues and contributed to his early death. The last time I saw Buddy was over a year before his death, and it was obvious to me then he was not at all in good health.

Modelling is by its nature a solitary, sedentary activity, which makes it even more important that modelers take care of themselves and better manage their health, especially as we get older. Eat healthy and get regular exercise!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 3, 2021 11:28 AM

Oh gee friggin' whiz- thanks for letting us know Chad.

Rest in Peace Lewbud.

I can't say I knew him all that well but he always came off as a very nice smart guy. The forum will be the less for missing him.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, May 3, 2021 10:23 AM

Sad to hear, he was far too young.

 

Rest In Peace Lewbud

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, May 3, 2021 9:41 AM

Sorry to hear-Lewbud ran good GB's with interesting topics.  I especially looked forward to the Weekend Madness each year-always a good time-just picked up a kit this weekend for this years GB before seeing the posting here.

He will be missed.

Bob

Bob

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:31 PM

So sorry to hear this news. May he rest in peace. My condolences to all his friends and family.

Jim 

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March 2008
Posted by Caveman on Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:12 PM

We should keep madness going in his name.  Gonna miss him.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 2, 2021 5:50 PM

Sad hear this.

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:43 PM

I always enjoyed the "weekend madness" group builds, ( even when I failed)

Lewbud , you will be missed.

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

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:34 PM

53 much to young.  My condolences to family and friends.  

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:11 PM

modelcrazy

The sadist part of growing older is the loosing of more friends and family.

 

So very true.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 2, 2021 2:21 PM

Sincere condolences to friends and family.

Based on comments here and on his obituary page, sounds like a man who touched many lives in a very kind and positive way.

-Greg

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:43 PM

Vaya con Dios Lewbud.

  

Nick.

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:20 PM

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:58 PM

GMorrison

Terrible news. His Weekend Madness GBs were a lot of fun, a brilliant idea.

Yes, actually I was thinking of carring on the tradition for at least one year and calling it "Lewbud's memorial Weekend Madness" but I don't know. They were a lot of fun and I entered every year for the past 7 years.

GMorrison
Buddy in a mini- funny image.

It was amazing how he got his large frame into one of those things. He had a giant British flag painted on the roof and this giant of a man driving. The first time I saw it, it gave me a laugh. He loved those cars.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKNf65XKSQH82FDg2ukSREg

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:49 PM
My condolences

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:06 PM

Terrible news. His Weekend Madness GBs were a lot of fun, a brilliant idea.

Buddy in a mini- funny image.

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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