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Readers’ Gallery: David Wise’s 1/48 Monogram F9F Panther

Normally I make a nice comment about a modelers kit, and then post whatever text they have provided about a kit in  the forums. Not today though. I want to talk about my dear brother in Christ, David Wise, otherwise known as tractorman. (And wait for the inevitable message asking me if I have lost my mind. Maybe I have. You never know. ;))

David just finished this great looking build, though he started on it three years ago. It was about this time three years ago, in fact, that I met David. He drove up from way down along the coast of Florida to the IPMS shown in Atlanta. Agape Models had a table there, and David hung out with us. We even shared some BBQ and Brunswick Stew from Williams Bros. BBQ, God bless them.

I’ve learned a lot from David over these years. He’s a true, dear friend and supporter of Agape Models. He’s faced a tough few years, and yet through all of it, he’s inspired me and many others with a simple, unwavering faith that God is Who He says He is, and God is in charge, and we need to rely on that and nothing else. David quietly posts a daily devotional in the forums, faithfully, every day. I thank him for that.

David, dear brother in Christ, you are an inspiration to me, and I’m so glad I know you. And I’m proud to see you finish this Panther. Way to go, brother!

Now, I guess that means I have to finish mine! 😀