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John Alcorn, scratchbuilder, author, and 1998 IPMS national winner has passed away at 85.

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Death was due to a combination of many things including Alzheimers, heart troubles, pneumonia, and aspiration of food, as well as other unspecified causes.

 

John was the author of two books, Scratchbuilt! and The Master Scratchbuilders, both published by Schiffer in 1993 and 1999 respectively.

 

Many of you will remember his scratchbuilt 1/24 DH-9A that won the US nationals in 1998 but also won the 2000 UK Modelworld. He spent about 6 years and an estimated 8,000 hours on it.

 

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Here's John with George Lee's O3U-3 Corsair, begun by George and finished by John after George's death:

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The O3U-3 model is now in the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida.

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Yet another stellar builder and long time IPMS member is gone. Thanking God for the inspiration he gave to so many of us and praying for the comfort of his friends and family!

 

GIL

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My deepest condolences to his family. I am saddened by the loss of this master builder. To those who saw his wonderful work, he was an inspiration to all of us. Rest in Peace, John.

 

Mark

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