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Old 08-31-2012, 07:30 PM
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Chip Fyn

Fellow paper modelers,

I received the email below frorm Lou Dausse, formerly of PMI. Chip Fyn of Fiddlers' Green died a few days ago. While not unexpected, this is still a tremendous loss to the paper model community. Chip's enthusiasm, artistic talent and quirky humor have been mainstays of our hobby for a long time. If his business model never did quite work out, it was because he cared more about making the world a better place than about turning a profit. I sincerely hope that we can come up with some way to preserve and perpetuate the legacy that he has left us through his models.

I've asked Lou to let me know if and when he learns more details, and I'll certainly pass them along.

Score and Fold,

Peter Ansoff

From: Louis Dausse []
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 2:01 PM
Subject: Sad news

This is Lou Dausse, x-PMI. Have some really sad news. Just heard yesterday that a giant in the paper model field, Chip of Fiddlers Green died a few days ago at his winter refuge in Arizona. Don't have many details. Barbara and I, as friends of long standing, kept in touch with him. We knew he was not well. He had every summer traveled up here to Oregon to escape the heat. This year he wasn't sure he could make the trip. We were waiting to hear from him but instead got a call from his girlfriend, Annie, who is herself not healthy, living with her grown children in New Jersey, giving us the news that Chip had passed away.
I am turning to you because you have a good list of the people who matter in the industry. is it possible that you could attach this note, or parts of it, to that list and put out the word that Chip, a real pioneer in the paper model business, is gone. Any help in that direction would be appreciated.
With my regards,
Lou Dausse
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:45 PM
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R.I.P., Chip.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:08 PM
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A true pioneer in putting this hobby on-line ... going to leave a big space empty.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:26 PM
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:27 PM
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A true pioneer and a real friend whom I will dearly miss.
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Chip truly got me into this hobby.
Thanks for all you did for me and papermodeling.

I will miss you Pal.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:35 PM
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R.I.P. mr.Fyn..... Thanks for every model that you created, .... we will greatly missed you.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:53 PM
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Indeed, this is truly a very sad day for us paper modelers. Chip's "significant other" Annie has been sick as well. Those of us who knew him certainly thought he would outlive her and not the other way around. Even though Chip was not a religious man, please keep Annie, as well as Chip's family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:57 PM
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Another great loss!!! 2012 is a bad year for papermodelling comunity, Ron, Barry, Zé Reis and Chip... RIP My friend! I love FG models, is a tremendous loss...
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Even though we'd grown apart in the past few years, I still count Chip as one of my good friends. The six months I spent with him, travelling all over Arizona and learning the secrets of model designing are still some of the best memories I have.

Chip started me into designing, taking a young kid with big ideas and encouraging them.

You will be missed.

I think I'll work some kind of tribute to Chip out with Chris over at ecardmodels. Chip's favorite plane was the Cessna 337, so I want to dedicate the OBP model to him.
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