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John Bowrey 11 Jan 2020 09:42 #1

 

John William Bowrey


A few weeks ago, On December 9th, I posted messages on the Modeler’s Lounge that John Bowrey, a long time modelers alliance member and fantastic figure painter as well as one of the nicest men I have had the privilege to know was gravely ill and then, on December 12th, that John had passed away.

John had been very active in modeling, attended many shows and conventions around the country, and was a regular at Mastercon for many years. I never knew anybody that didn’t like John or, that John didn’t like. I also never heard John say a single derogatory word about anybody in the many years I knew him.

Shortly after that, Andy Fettes contacted me with the following request. “Bob, John Bowrey is the man that set me on the path to become the figure painter that I am today. So I think to repay him for his tuition, etc., I would be honoured to stand aside and rename the section in his honor”. Andy was speaking, of course, of the Fettes Figure Forum on our website! http://modelersalliance.org/forum/fettes-figure-forum

I thought that was a very noble and humble thing to offer and I submitted his request to Bob Britt, who will be changing the Forum name to the “John Bowrey Memorial Figure Forum”. It has been my honor to have known such people as John, I learned a lot from him, he was a very selfless and modest friend and I will never forget him. May he rest in peace. I will notify his wife Maureen and son Gary of this. I am certain they will greatly appreciate Andy’s gesture. And then there is Andy Fettes. Thank you Andy, I know what John meant to you, it was similar for me. Having friends such as John and yourself, remind me daily that the world is full of wonderful and selfless people.

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John Bowrey 11 Jan 2020 09:46 #2

Thank you Dad and Andy. All taken care of.
I told you photobucket sucks...



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John Bowrey 11 Jan 2020 10:05 #3

To our friends! :drinks
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John Bowrey 11 Jan 2020 10:25 #4

Truly am excellent idea and great gesture Andy. I'll make it my goal to start a larger figure and complete it to the best of my ability this year in honor of John.
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John Bowrey 11 Jan 2020 11:07 #5

John Bowrey campaign? Build any Figure from any era in any scale? :salute
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John Bowrey 11 Jan 2020 20:41 #6

Sounds like a good plan !!!! :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
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John Bowrey 12 Jan 2020 22:32 #7

My computer time over the past couple months has been quite limited, so when I saw this I was saddened to hear that John passed away. My wife and I met him and Maureen at the Tulsa Figure Show and they were so nice. He gave me a few pointers about painting patterns on cloth that I used on the neckerchief of the Apache bust I had done.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

I think it is a great idea to rename the figure Forum in his honor. Great idea and fitting tribute, Andy.
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John Bowrey 13 Jan 2020 22:42 #8

Rhino wrote:
John Bowrey campaign? Build any Figure from any era in any scale? :salute

That's great idea!

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