Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

A Bereavement at Shoei.


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
8 replies to this topic

#1 nautilus

nautilus

    Regular Poster

  • Regular Poster
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 168 posts

Posted 28 April 2007 - 01:20 AM

Not strictly airsoft news, but I will venture to put this here as as I know many on these forums honour the work of Shoei's master craftsmen and will be deeply saddened.

Tomio has informed me that his Father recently passed away after a long illness. He offers his thanks to the airsoft and model gun communities in Europe and America who have offered their support and good wishes to his Father during his illness and to those people with outstanding orders for the MG42 which have been suspended during this time.

The master passed away at home in peace with his family on Tuesday night.

Shoei will begin machining again after funeral observations and they humbly request customer's understanding in this regard.

Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Edited by nautilus, 28 April 2007 - 01:23 AM.

860649_416105575138218_1550228054_o.jpg


#2 DarkLite

DarkLite

    Yes, commander, my hat is large and my cloak is billowing.

  • Commercial User
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 10,453 posts

Posted 28 April 2007 - 03:56 AM

My sincerest condolances, Shoei have been around almost since the begining of airsoft, and this is indeed a great loss for the community.

Posted Image


#3 Boba_Fett

Boba_Fett

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Regular
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,247 posts

Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:40 AM

Sincerest condolances sad.gif
Posted Image

#4 dookieboy

dookieboy

    A bit of a twit.

  • Banned
  • Pip
  • 0 posts

Posted 28 April 2007 - 05:17 AM

A big loss to the airsoft commmunity and let him RIP. A great person who had great contributions to the airsoft community. Let there MG42 be rememberance of his work.

#5 nautilus

nautilus

    Regular Poster

  • Regular Poster
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 168 posts

Posted 28 April 2007 - 12:10 PM

Shoei feel that the best memorial for the great man is their work and, as Tomio says himself, it is ironic that the next scheduled gun to be reproduced is the 1st gen FG42 (the gun which started Shoei all those years ago, and his Father's favourite).

Thank you for your kind words.

Edited by nautilus, 28 April 2007 - 12:12 PM.

860649_416105575138218_1550228054_o.jpg


#6 QQexDERA

QQexDERA

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Regular
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,972 posts

Posted 28 April 2007 - 10:32 PM

A great loss, condolences to the family. It is truly sad to hear of such things. Put simply (and having owned several Shoei products), the man was a true craftsman.


 

 

 


#7 Munitions Man

Munitions Man

    I can see forever.

  • Regular Poster
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 768 posts

Posted 28 April 2007 - 10:39 PM

Truly sad. The airsoft community has lost one of it's greatest craftsman. And because of him the airsoft community will always think of pure quality when they hear Shoei. My hopes and prayers go out to the family.

#8 thedevastator

thedevastator

    Adv Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 90 posts

Posted 06 May 2007 - 04:43 AM

Very horrible. RIP, and may Shoei do well

#9 CrazyJ

CrazyJ

    Regular Poster

  • Regular Poster
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 379 posts

Posted 06 May 2007 - 07:34 AM

RIP, his work was amazing and the quality he brought to our hobby is indeed still influential to me today. Whenever I looked at his work I was extremely amazed and knew I was looking at the work of a master.

I wish the best for his family




Site Meter