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R.I.P. Scott VanSlooten

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#1 bigphoto


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

A very good friend and fellow modeller and founder of the Meet & Greet Model club of Grand Rapids MI.

passed away Sat. the 9th.


He always offered up his home for us for meetings a build and bull sessions along with several 24hr builds. He was always willing to help another guy out.


Good Bye my friend may you now be able to walk among the heavens and hopefully put in a good word for the rest of us.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Tim, while I did not know Scott, I am saddened by his passing.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

Scott was a great guy and my friend. We had lots of good times together and I'll miss him. He was in a lot of discomfort the last year or so but still could joke and laugh. He was one of the good guys. Be at peace Scott.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

Didn't know the gentleman, but my freinds did, and it's ALWAYS a sad occasion to loose a fellow modeler. Rest In Peace Scott. God Bless you and your family.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Peace to you, Scott.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

So sorry to hear!  I knew Scott on the Spotlight board and the reports of the Meet & Greet group on the board.  Peace to Scott and his family.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

Condolences to the family and friends.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Sorry to hear that. 


Sincerest condolences to his family and friends.




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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

Rest easy old mate.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:36 AM

RIP Scott. 



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

I have heard of Scott through several other local modelers. This is sad news indeed. R.I.P. Scott.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

sad to hear of his passing.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

My most sincere condolences to the friends and family of Scott .


"see you when I get there ...

... if they let me in."

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

Scott was the founding starter for the "Meet & Greet" club. Our first meeting was with "Spooter" aka Paul Spolhof,and my self. We set up the ground rules. "No judging allowed of others builds",and "you must bring one,or more to display to each meeting if possible,even if it was under construction". Then the guys on their own started swapping parts,or donating parts they didn't need. We started only using a small table at the resturant...now it has gotten so big...the display table ended up being on the pool table in the resturant ! Scott was the one who would get the dates the guys chose,and he was the one who called the resturant,and set up the date with them. Scott,and his ife Sandy let us use their basement a lot. He would also help guys in their builds. He was into building "Pro-Street" builds. He challenged me to get out of my 50s "custom" builds,and do a "Pro-Street" build. I ended up doing a 60 Ford. It was hard for me not to put on fender skirts,and wide whites ! LOL! This shows what a big part of our club                hewas.He will be missed.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

i hate to hear when anyone of our fellow modelers and collectors passes and i know how it feels to lose a great friend as my best friend passed i 2006 in a ski doo accident when it self accelerated went out of control and failed to shut off.

R.I.P. Scott

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

My condolences for the loss of your friend.