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  • RIP Sam Samuel Z28HO

    I am very sad to report that DG member Z28HO Sam Samuel passed away in a hospital yesterday. His daughter called to notify me today. Sam lost his dear wife last year and really missed her during the Christmas holiday.

    Sam was a long retired professional model builder, good friend and partner with building several of my custom model projects. One of his most helpful project was our very successful 05/07/20 custom to build an accurate example of the 1969 Ferrari Team 312P Spyder #25 driven by Chris Amon and Mario Andretti to 2nd overall and 1st in class P3.0 at the 1969 Sebring 12 Hours.



    Sam provided a "barn find" rough 1976 vintage HW Ferrari 312P to use as the base model for our joint custom project. He disassembled the model and stripped the body/engine castings.




    The actual 1969 Ferrari Team 312P Spyders came with a snorkel air intake, large rear spoiler and lower front fender splitters. The HW 312P body shell does not include these items. So Sam expertly fabricated a correct snorkel air intake, rear spoiler and front fender splitters. He then primed and painted the body shell the correct Ferrair racing team red.



    The crude HW 312P model's original wheels were one of the major items needing Sam's assistance. He was a true expert at resin casting very accurate wheels. Sam designed and created a mold of the correct 1969 Ferrari Team racing five spoke wheels. He cast several sets and correctly painted the flat black tires with gold five spoke rims and provided correct new axles.



    Sam shipped his part of everything to me for all of the final fabrications, modifications, assembly and decal application. Here was the final excellent results.



    I really miss my friend and custom build project partner and pray for his
    family. Rest In Piece Sam. Your excellently assisted custom models have prominent places in several of my display cabinets that will often remind me of you.

    CarreraRSR

  • #2
    Sad news to us all. RIP Sam.

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    • #3
      Revelation 21.4

      ​​​​​​And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.


      Crafty,
      So sorry to hear the news. I think I remember him God be with his family.
      Due to the recent budget cuts,
      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
      current state of the economy, the light at the end
      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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      • #4
        So sorry to hear this news about Sam's death. Will keep his family and friends in my prayers.

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        • #5
          R I P Sam.

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          • #6
            He will be missed. Rest in Peace Sam.

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            • #7
              Always sad to hear about the passing of a collector. My condolences to Sam's family and friends.

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              • #8
                Oh man, I am so sorry to hear. I know he was on Swifty's for a long time, pretty sure he became a member here as well but wasn't as active, I had no idea his wife passed. That would explain much. This is very sad news but thank you very much for sharing it with us. My heart goes out to his family.
                The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                Thank you for your understanding.

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                • #9
                  Really sad news. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Daniel View Post
                    Revelation 21.4

                    ​​​​​​And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.


                    Crafty,
                    So sorry to hear the news. I think I remember him God be with his family.
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                    A powerful verse, Daniel. Thanks for it. I hope that many will find it comforting in occasions like this.

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                    • #11
                      Oh geez..... Sad news. I remember him from Swifty's. We even had a few dealings back then. CarreraRSR thanks for sharing this news with us. Please pass along my condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Sam.
                      I collect what I like, and I like what I collect.

                      Michael the "Toyotageek"
                      Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                      • #12
                        Rest In Peace, Samuel/Z28HO. May God be with his grieving family during this difficult time. 🙏 ✝️❤

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                        • #13
                          His family is in my thoughts and prayers and I send my most sincere condolences to them. 🙏❤✝️

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                          • #14

                            My condolences to the family. D.E.P.

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                            • #15
                              RIP Sam.

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