I just learned that il Gran Maestro of Military Miniature Modeling Sheperd Paine passed away yesterday, August 1, 2015.
Mr. Paine was a great artist and innovator in the field of model miniature art, especially in the Box Dioramas
I have several books by Mr. Paine - also there is this fine biography about the artist - a review here - and loved to read his advice and exchanges on planetfigure.
I personally met Mr. Paine during the World Expo Boston 2005, and I was so and still am proud of having had the chance of meeting this giant of art of miniatures.
Jim DeRogatis eulogy here
Pacem Aeternam, maestro Paine
Mr. De Rogatis writes: