Alan Bottoms 1965- 2019
Alan was Chairman, founder member and one of the driving forces behind Harrow IPMS, and a keen member and supporter of our sister club Barnet IPMS.
This is a brief tribute to Alan, who died recently after a short battle with cancer.
For those of us who were fortunate enough to know him, Alan was an inspiration for the quality and range of his work. Alan was always generous with his knowledge, encouragement and advice, especially to less experienced modelers, and his friendly nature welcomed many members to the club.
His work was frequently seen in magazines such as Model Aircraft International, Tamiya Magazine, and Airfix Magazine to name a few.
He and Roger Brown led the club for over 25 years since its incorporation in the early 1990’s.
Alan was a modest man, with a love of Alfa Romeo’s, Music, and a rich sense of humour. His underlying courage and strength of character was borne out in his battle with an aggressive cancer. Alan was a good guy.
Alan was a master modeler who excelled at a wide number of subjects and genres.
I have posted a few photos here as a tribute to Alan's talent, and his extensive body of work.
Many, many more examples of this can be found on the Harrow IPMS website.
His loss is keenly felt by us all
God bless and clear skies Alan.
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