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Barry Fadden has passed away

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  • Member since
    January 2011
Barry Fadden has passed away
Posted by cdan delivery on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:16 AM

It is with a heavy heart that I am letting the modeling community at large know  frequent Scale Auto poster and master modeler Barry Fadden (Street Rod) has passed away.

He went peacefully and quickly at home in his model room, at his preference, at 72 years of age. 

He was a prolific and well versed modeler and will be sorely missed by all the club members at Classic Plastic. He had a portfolio in the June 2012 issue of Scale Auto magazine.

Please keep his wife Jan in your thoughts as she passes through this difficult time.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:14 AM

This is very sad news indeed. Barry was a very friendly and helpful forum member. I always loved to check out his excellent builds, and he was always eager to share his knowledge and techniques. I'm so sorry to hear this. R.I.P. Barry. You will be missed.

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

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    February 2008
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by gbk1 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:35 AM

I enjoyed a long-distance friendship with Barry over the years on this and other forums. We shared a mutual interest in hot rod modeling and he had a unique gift for a stylish and impeccably turned out model which I always found inspirational. I will miss him.

Bernard Kron Keep On Buildin'

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:32 AM

I have known Barry for about ten years since I joined the Classic Plastic Model Club.  His passing was a great shock to me and his illness came on very quickly.  I have always enjoyed the Get-Togethers and Play Dates at his house.  He was always ready and willing to tell you of a process or technique that he knew or show you his models and how he built them.  I am going to miss him very, very much!  He was a good friend!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    February 2008
  • From: Auburn KY
Posted by jonesmarc on Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:29 AM
What did Barry die of, was it cancer? R.I.P. Barry, you and your work will be missed.
  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:36 PM

While I never met Barry, he seemed to be a great guy and modeler as well. May he R.I.P.

High octane

  • Member since
    November 2003
Posted by Drgon63 on Friday, November 1, 2019 4:31 PM

Barry will be Missed, He will now be building once again with our other dear departed friend Del Peone may they both be sniffing glue at the lords model table and watching us all from above.

Prayers go out to all his friends and family for thier loss of this great man.


  • Member since
    October 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:49 AM


 I never met Barry, but did read some of the stuff about him and by him. I am sure he's to be remembered always. He died ,based on what I read, doing what he loved. What more can anyone ask? My prayers for Jan. 

  • Member since
    October 2015
Posted by Tim Boyd on Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:56 PM

Like many of you I had corresponded with Barry for many years, but it wasn't until this year's NNL East, when we got together for lunch, that I actually met him in person.  He was a very talented modeler and a great you I am very saddened to hear this news....TIM 


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