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Offline joncarrfarrelly

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Fantastic site on modelling Dutch military aviation ...
« on: June 26, 2018, 11:27:03 pm »
https://kw.jonkerweb.net/index.php?lang=en

The site creator died on April 30:

Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
April 30, 2018
On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife
and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he
shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the
persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major
support for him.
This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can
continue to benefit from extensive content.
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And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Re: Fantastic site on modelling Dutch military aviation ...
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 02:59:23 am »
Oh dear, such a pity.

I met him at the Lelystad Museum once while 'flying' with the Virtual Dutch Air Force. He had some superb models on display there and we ended up chatting far longer than we should have done.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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