Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thank you for the outpouring of support. It is giving me some comfort at this time, my dad is my best friend and i am heartbroken. -Capt's daughter

My Dad and my Grandfather with their cars at a cruise night

Captain Richard and his wife Jean xo

we have always done pumpkin carvings...this is dicks creation this year..he later carved it out too

this summer i was broken into while i walked my dogs, so my dad started following me everywhere.

We went and explored the abandoned rochester subway this summer, we had to climb down barricades and walk through garbage but it was worth it. So many talented artists here.


  1. This is quite heartbreaking, I suppose not many of us know what to say, or where to begin?

    I'm truly sorry for your loss, I've been there myself & know how terrible it feels.

    R.I.P. to a great artist and obviously a great father.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these images at what must be an incredibly difficult time, in fact I'm struggling to think of the right words. What I will say is that your father is just as I imagined him; he has a mischievous quality and a roguish smile, but with a generosity of soul that is unmeasurable. Although we never met, or in fact did little more than exchange comments on each other's blogs, I certainly considered him a friend and was honoured to do so.

    Do take care,


    1. Thank you Michael. You are right on with the roguish smile. Thanks for taking the time to comment. He definitely considered you a friend as well xo

  3. Truly sorry for your loss. A fantastic artist and a great man. Condolences to the whole family and close friends.

    All the best

  4. OMG words fail me, I'm truly sorry to hear this awful news, my condolences to you and all your family.
    Capt, I salute you.

    All the best

  5. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. The posts on this blog always inspired and amazed me.
    Rest in peace, Captain Richard.

  6. Glad we, the hobby community, could be of some support for your time of grief. You dad was certainly talented and also a very nice guy (from his blog responses). That last photo of him made me think of Jack Nicholson - in a cool way. He will be missed! Warm regards, Dean

  7. Thank you Dean. I truly appreciate your comment. Logging onto his blog makes me feel close to him, close to you his fellow artists. That does give me support xoxo thank you

  8. When I read this news last night, I was deeply shocked . I am so very sorry for your loss. Where can I start? I loved Richard's blog - it has inspired me and been a source of great pleasure for many years. Captain Richard posted his comments on my blog, and I did the same on his. I loved his Civil War memoribilia collection, his modelling, his Confederate dollars - oh, so much. We clearly shared a love of cars, modelling and wargaming. I am so very sad for your loss at this time. Your Dad was immensely talented, and he will live in our hearts and memories for ever. He had so many friends in our hobby, and we will all miss him terribly.


    1. Adam thank you. I'm missing him so much . He was amazing and i loved him more than anything. I feel very connected to him here where he shared his passions. ~hugs~

  9. I've been away from the Blogs in general for the past week and could not believe the sad news when I took a moment to catch up this morning. I am deeply sorry for your loss, having lost my own dad at 62, I can contest that they were way too young. Very recently I was blown away by you dad's work with "paper bricks", producing models that appeared so real and detailed. He took the time to produce a tutorial for everyone, to share what he had learned. I am looking at my own models now, produced with his method and it saddens me deeply. I hope you and your family can remain strong through this tough period.


    1. Hello Frank. I'm sure he would have loved to have seen what you're working on. He was very excited about the paper bricks! I'm glad other people will try it out. Way too young agreed. I'm very sad, he was my best friend. Thank you for your kind words

  10. I know that I'm coming here a little bit late but I just want to say that I'm moved, very moved ! I was an aficionado of the work of your father, and I've always appreciated the kind words of this replies to the comments on his blog.
    I'm sure he was a good man, a good son, a good husband, a good father...
    all my thoughts to you and your family.
    We will miss him ...

  11. I just came to the blog again to check it out and found the sad news. I'm so sorry for your loss. My Dad was my best friend as well, and he passed away 6 years ago right before Thanksgiving. My thoughts are with you - it may not seem possible, but eventually you'll be through the grieving and will remember the happy times with your father.

  12. First off, my sympathies to your family. I recently found your dad's site and was intrigued by his abilities. I appreciate an artist, especially one that has a interest in the Civil War. Your father's hand painted some of the best ACW miniatures I have seen. I wish I had the time back to let him know. God Bless.

  13. Thank you Mindi for your response and for letting us continue to enjoy your fathers work.


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  15. My condolances to you and your family for the loss of your father!


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