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Gerald A Wingrove Has Passed Away

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    September 2011
Gerald A Wingrove Has Passed Away
Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:18 AM

I have recently learnt of the passing of Gerald Wingrove OBE during March of this year. Many of you will know of the exceptional skills of this master car modeller who's work has been featured in Scale Auto on different occassions in the past. He lost his wife Phyllis last year who also played a major role in their long model making and writing partnership. Having met Gerald a number of times since the early days when he went professional in the 70's, I found him to be very generous in sharing his techniques both face to face, by email and via his renowned "Complete Car Modeller Books 1 and 2'. The books will be a lasting inspiration to Car Modellers world wide who wish to go further than building models from kits and learn to scratch build from raw materials. He and Phyllis will be sadly missed.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:05 AM

Very sorry to hear this. I am surprised the modelling community had not announced this earlier. I would loved to have met the man myself. R.I.P. Mr. Wingrove, and thanks for the inspiration.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:56 AM

Oh no!  That is sad news.

He is a big inspiration to me and his works and selfless sharing of knowledge are

greatly appreciated.  

I declare with renewed vigor to use the knowledge that he has shared with me to push

myself to be the best that I can be.

Thanks so much Gerald.


Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 5:14 PM

What a loss. Prayers for the family.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by 195X on Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:22 PM

I've been hearing that name and seeing his models since I was a lad, barely out of grade school. His talent and style have inspired countless modelers. Not to do exactly as he did, but to try. A true pioneer in the hobby has been lost. Rest well sir.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Monday, June 24, 2019 12:48 AM
I learnt recently that Gerald Wingrove's wife Phyllis is alive and well having moved back to the uk.
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    October 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, June 28, 2019 3:30 PM

Although I never met him.I always admired his skill.I pride myself on mine and I tried to ,in ships, to be an equal. May He and the Mrs Rest in peace .

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Posted by Dale Gribble on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:06 AM

this post  was reported, as a poster has legal issues . This isn’t the place for politics or personal attatcks . As long as we can keep this civil I will not delete the post. There are others above me who can delete this If they see fit , but know I’ve seen the report and for now , the post will stay . 

your friendly neighborhood spam eliminator... 

build it, dont let it sit on the shelf.....rareity is for sissies ! 


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