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Photoetch pioneer Fred Hultberg is dead

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Frederic Hultberg, proprietor of Fotocut, and known by his email signature, "oletcherfred," died last September at age 70. In association with the late Harry Woodman, Fred developed sheets of photoetch details for World War I aircraft models in the 1970s, and expanded the line to include photoetch details in other scales for specific models as well as sets of generic photoetch products.

 

http://www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/2707681/Hultberg-Fredric/obituary.php

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Sorry to hear about this....Fred was my "producer" for my Hodgepodge detail sets back in the 80s and early 90s. He was always very helpful when I ran onto problems or had technical questions. I only got to meet him face to face 5-6 times over the years, the last time being several years ago at the Nats.

 

I've always preferred his method of making pe on a rubber backing (no "fret") because you could peel or soak off the part instead of having cut it off and then clean up the little nub. :smiley20:

 

I guess it's just our age, but our hobby pioneers are starting to go..... :(

 

GIL :smiley16:

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