Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Steve Walker RIP

Today I learned the sad news that Steve Walker, a long standing member of the Grimsby Wargames Society, had died of Cancer last night after fighting bravely against it ever since he had learned it had returned in August 2010 last year. In the following months Steve lived life to the full doing many things he always wanted to do including driving a tank over a car! Wargaming was one of his passions as well as painting wargames figures and blogging about it and anything else that interested him including the BBC Series Ashes to Ashes set in the 80's starring Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt, a series we both liked. Steve was also one of the many Grimsby players who helped playtest the original Rapid Fire! rules. He liked WW2, AK47 and many other periods. Recently Steve had allowed me to take photos of some of his figures. You can see them here: grantsgrimsbygames.blogspot.com/2010/11/steve-walkers-15mm-flames-of-war.html. The best place to see his photos,
his well painted figures and to read his thoughts and ideas is to read his Panzerfauste Painting blog at http://panzerfaustepainting.blogspot.com. I always found Steve to be a friendly, helpful person and it was always good to see him down the club and privileged to know him not just by having him on my Facebook friend list. He will be missed by myself and by the Grimsby Wargames Society. My thoughts and condolences go to his family at this difficult time.

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