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Whatever happened to Victorious Secrets?

Posted by Marc the plasticsfan on 25 May 2018, 15:33

Hi, I know Ben and Jen used to post here, but when I tried to find details of their 1/72 work, I found just a partial old blog. Are they still around in some "web" form these days, or have they moved on to hobbies new?

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Posted by Zed1 on 25 May 2018, 16:26

I really don't know. Years agyo, Ben was already to be met on the chat every now and then. I learned a lot from him - but then he just disappeared. Without a trace, so to say. As far as I remember, he left no explanation.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 25 May 2018, 19:43

I wish no one would ever quit the forum. Some of my faves who we don't see any more are Mr. C, Modern Kiwi, and Sho. Maybe they will return.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 25 May 2018, 21:40

Zed1 wrote:I really don't know. Years agyo, Ben was already to be met on the chat every now and then. I learned a lot from him - but then he just disappeared. Without a trace, so to say. As far as I remember, he left no explanation.

Yeah, had some good time with them, a shame they lost out there on the world wide web.
But I am sure they still are creative as back then, man what cool things they did produce...
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Posted by FredG on 29 May 2018, 07:53

I remember VS as the one who painted fingernails (dirty) on 1.72 figures. :shock:
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Posted by Bramble15 on 29 May 2018, 13:25

Like many I very frequently communicated with Ben via PM and in the chatroom. Always very giving with his advice and experience to help fellow modelers and painters. I reached out to him a couple years back just to say hi and see what what going on and from our communication I took it that he had progressed to the larger scale stuff. The 28mm Perry Hussars were the last figures I believe he posted here shortly after his wonderful Italeri French Dragoons. One thing I know is that Ben is not just a figure painter he had quite an extensive catalog of all type of models, (all extremely well done to say the least!!!) Anyway I personally wish him the best and if by chance he happens to pop back on the forum I hope he says hi!
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Posted by Peter on 30 May 2018, 20:51

Ben and Jen. yes, that has been a long time we heard something from them.

Fot those who don't know this couple here is there blog:

http://vswargame.blogspot.com/

For your information, I tried to contact them by e-mail. See if I get a reaction.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 30 May 2018, 21:56

Peter wrote:For your information, I tried to contact them by e-mail. See if I get a reaction.

Already did try that, but mail isn't active anymore, and the blog hasn't been updated as well.
A shame, I had such a good time with them in the chatroom, looking back to the good memories ;-)
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Posted by Peter on 31 May 2018, 08:49

Dad's Army wrote:Already did try that, but mail isn't active anymore, and the blog hasn't been updated as well.
A shame, I had such a good time with them in the chatroom, looking back to the good memories ;-)

Don't underestimate me, Remco. In fact I had a small reaction of Ben. I sended him an answer with the link of this topic and some personal messages. Fact is, we miss him and want to see him back here. But that is on him, you can't force it. ;-)
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Posted by Marc the plasticsfan on 31 May 2018, 09:32

Excellent peter - thank you. That is a nice thing to do, to share good will and positive messages to the couple. They did such nice work that I do sincerely hope they are still having fun, in whatever shape or form their life now finds them.

Thanks you for your efforts

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Posted by FredG on 31 May 2018, 19:16

Well done Peter, you deserve a reward for that.

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Posted by Wiking on 31 May 2018, 21:09

Nice of Dad`s Army and Peter to do all to get the lost sheep.

I remember a time the offered cakes are much bigger.
Cost-cutting measures where you look around.
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Posted by Susofrick on 01 Jun 2018, 07:36

The monthly birthdays are taking its' toll?
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Posted by FredG on 01 Jun 2018, 18:29

Wiking wrote:I remember a time the offered cakes are much bigger.


It's a reward not a celebration :sst:
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