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PostPosted: September 27th, 2021, 9:24 am 
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Russ apparently lost his battle with Covid.

I am deeply saddened by this loss. I've known Russ for almost 15 years now.
Spent a lot of time hanging with him and his family at WF.
Most will know him as Three Kings Resin.
Those who have been around a while will also know him as Ledbelly Productions from when he was making those amazing Wonderfest DVDs.

I looked, and this seems to be the last pic I took of him

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Russ on the left, sitting with Rob from Monster Model Review on the right.

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PostPosted: September 27th, 2021, 12:42 pm 
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Terrible news. My heart goes out to his family.

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PostPosted: September 27th, 2021, 1:39 pm 
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Rest in peace, Russ. Wish I'd known you better.

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PostPosted: September 27th, 2021, 1:56 pm 
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Sorry to hear this, condolences to family and friends.

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PostPosted: September 27th, 2021, 3:11 pm 
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So sorry to hear this.

Russ hasn't posted in years but was dropping by from time to time :arrow: memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=14084

I didn't know Russ well, and only had a few exchanges with him, but a quick search reminded me what a pleasant individual he was. Always conducted himself with grace and humility (and he had a sense-of-humor!)

It appears the company he ran with Scott (memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=15031) stopped producing some time back (don't click on old links - the URL has since been used for "adult material" - there was a thread here about that not too long ago).

If people need a reminder of some of the kits produced - see the pics below (flyers from Wonderfest 2013).

My condolences go out to all his friends and family, and I hope those close to him are safe and well.


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PostPosted: September 27th, 2021, 6:13 pm 
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A few years ago, some of us from Seattle used his Martian Monk kit as the basis for a group build. He gave us a pretty good price on the kits, and we had a lot of fun:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=86228&p=1059077&hilit=Monk#p1059077


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PostPosted: September 28th, 2021, 1:44 am 
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I remember seeing many of those kits in AFM. I don't think I ever bought one, but they looked like amazing kits.

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PostPosted: September 28th, 2021, 1:49 am 
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He was at last wonderfest.. I could never get a hold of after wonderfest..
He did some great kits .. R.I.P.

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PostPosted: September 28th, 2021, 1:57 am 
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Rocketeer wrote:
A few years ago, some of us from Seattle used his Martian Monk kit as the basis for a group build. He gave us a pretty good price on the kits, and we had a lot of fun:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=86228&p=1059077&hilit=Monk#p1059077


Thanks for the link bud - I somehow missed that thread first time round. Some great modelling work on that cool kit - very inventive.


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PostPosted: September 29th, 2021, 7:27 am 
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I recall having to apologize to him oe year at Wonderfest prior to the incurable cotton mouth he was about to experience.

He told me the next morning I wasn't lyin'.

I am definitely going to miss him.

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PostPosted: September 29th, 2021, 4:20 pm 
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Will miss him!

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PostPosted: September 29th, 2021, 4:44 pm 
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Damn.

Just saw Russell at WonderFest. His table was right across the aisle from TAG Team's. I've bought several kits from 3 Kings over the years and this time he had a Tuscan Raider Jedi on display. He only brought 2 copies so I quickly snapped one up without looking at the cast. When I got home I inspected the piece and it wasn't up to his usual standards. I messaged Russell and explained the situation. Without hesitation he shipped me a new kit, no questions asked.

I will build it in his honor.

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PostPosted: October 1st, 2021, 6:00 am 
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Russ was a great guy, enjoyed working with him over the last few years, and always had a blast hanging with him at WF....
He will be missed...RIP.

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PostPosted: October 3rd, 2021, 1:36 pm 
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So very sorry to hear of his passing. I have all the Wonderfest DVDs as they are just a fun way to experience the show when you can't attend. They just have such a love of the hobby and good humor about them. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

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PostPosted: October 3rd, 2021, 2:37 pm 
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This sucks so badly - Russ was one of the good guys!!! He leaves a big hole in our hobby…:-(

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PostPosted: October 5th, 2021, 10:53 pm 
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Russell was my neighbor, lived a few streets down, but I didn't even know he was ill or had passed. Here is his obituary:

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Russell A. Canterbury, 50, of Culloden passed away on September 26, 2021 in Ruby Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He was a graduate of Hurricane High School and had 25 years of service at Lowes and was the owner of Three Kings Resin.

Russell was a loving and caring man and every one that knew his loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father Larry Canterbury, Grandson Ezra Gene Hicks

He is survived by his fiancée Jaime Gillespie, Daughters, Jean (Grady) Hicks, Shelby (Dakota) Canterbury, Marcy Canterbury, Son, Brayden Coleman, Grandson Elijah Alan Hicks, Mother Phyllis Canterbury, Brother Rick (Tammy) Canterbury, niece Lori and nephew Nick, Special friends Keith Stathers and Sean Collins

Funeral Service will be 11:00 Saturday , Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 til 8 on Friday at Allen Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the Nurses and Doctors. Ruby Memorial CVICU and CAMC.


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PostPosted: October 5th, 2021, 11:45 pm 
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zibbazabba wrote:
Russell was my neighbor, lived a few streets down, but I didn't even know he was ill or had passed. Here is his obituary . . .


Thanks for sharing this Charles.


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