R.I.P. Shep Paine
R.I.P. Shepard “Shep” Paine, the father of modern modeling and a major influence on all of us who try to “get it right” with the products of our hobby. He was an historian who could bring history to life through the work of his art. He was an incredibly generous artist who didn’t believe in such a thing as “secrets” and spent his career showing everyone that anyone could do what he did if they took their time and thought it through. It was great to connect with him personally on Facebook. When you sent him a message telling him what his work had meant to you, he’d reply like this: “I am glad to hear you have enjoyed my work over the years. It is always gratifying to hear from people saying that it has had a positive influence on their own modeling projects.”
Shep died this morning as a result of the stroke he suffered earlier this week. The world’s a dimmer place.