JAN MAES 1958 – 2017

AIRFIX MODEL World’s contributor Jan Maes has died aged 58, after a stoic four-year battle with cancer. This bear of a man, whose big hands always ensured a gripof- iron handshake, was a joy to work with and produced the most delicate of details on model aircraft…particularly subjects with rigging. His efforts were often rewarded with medals, and made for informative articles. Although Jan’s health prevented him from contributing recently, long-time readers will know he was joined by his figure-painter wife Sonia on our build team. Jan, who was from Berchem in Belgium (but lived and worked in Colchester, UK) is survived by Sonia, his two sons Steven and Ken, and brother Marc…the latter also having contributed to AMW in the past. Our sympathies go to Jan’s family, friends and fellow modellers at Ipswich and North Essex IPMS clubs. Chris Clifford