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Old July 28th, 2009, 09:08 PM   #31
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I was at a loss for words when I heard the news.

What can I say that hasn’t been said already – perhaps a story:

I was doing a presentation on some new software and screwed up a bit. I frequently use Steve’s ships as desktop backgrounds. I was supposed to have app set for full page display but instead it came up minimized, and thee for all to see was one of Steve’s guardians orbiting above a planet. I quickly brought up the app – but then this older gentleman in the back insisted I collapse it so he could see the image. A number of people asked about the artist and commented on how real it looked. This was not a SciFi crowed by any means but I think Steve gained a few new followers that day.

Steve you will be missed, God bless.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 01:18 PM   #32
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Dear Steve,

I too will miss you beyond words. You are in even better Hands now dear friend. God bless...

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Old July 31st, 2009, 06:07 AM   #33
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I'm truly shocked at hear this after i took so long in coming back finally after a long 13 months or so without an internet connection from home.

Steve was a talented artist i've barbed with over the past few years since the attempts to get a BSG continuation going from the fanbase, near the beginning of the 21st Century (circa 2001/02). I genuinely liked the guy and its a pity we'll never get to meet up or something one day, over BSG or his passion for art.

You will be missed Steve Wilson and i truly wish i'd gotten to know you better. And i'm glad you had such an impact on people's with your work, cos many old hard to reach BSG folks and artists have come back to pay their respects to you on here as well.

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Old August 5th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #34
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I too am shocked and saddened to hear this news.

My condolences to his family and friends and the many, many friends he's made here.

He'll be sadly missed.

This salute is for your Steve.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #35
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That was a sad e-mail, really sad... Steve was always a great guy, since the old 3DG days. I never meet him in real world, but I´m more than impressed by not only his skill and talent, but by his generosity to share his knowledge and AWESOME meshes with anyone who asked. A history? Let´s go...

One day I came to this site and, after to see a rendering of ONE of his meshes, I sent him an e-mail asking about a copy and permission for 3dsmax conversions. Next day he repplyed:

A friend from Brazil? How you doing? Yes, you can have a copy of that mesh and of others too. The address is XXXXXXX, good luck in converting them to 3ds max. Let me know when finished.

And the meshes are amazing. Errors? Almost zero... It´s a shame I never finished at least one conversion to show him.
I can't say that I knew him that well, but I would certainly call him a friend and I´m greatly saddened by his passing.
We have lost a gentleman, an entusiastic member, one of our shining stars and our greatest talents.
Take care Steve, whatever you are.

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Old August 13th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #36
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I wish I had known him better. I wish his family the best.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 01:38 PM   #37
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I just got the email about two hours ago and I too am blown away!!
Steve Wilson and I talked frequently on the phone and he was truely a great person!! I haven't been in contact with many aside from Smallworld and Gerard a time or two over the past year, sorry! I will truely miss him!

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I have received an email through the Fleets server I feel compelled to share immediately. I have received very sad news that impacts us all.

According to the email I received this morning from his niece, on Monday, July 20, Steve Wilson (known as Stevew to us here) suffered a massive heart attack, and has passed away.

You all know the impact Steve and his Galactica art has had on this site and our corner of the internet universe. We have lost one of our shining stars, one of our greatest talents.

For those who can attend, there will be a memorial held Saturday, August 1st at 11:00 A.M. at Gates Kingsley & Gates Praisewater Mortuary, 6909 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, CA, 91303.

Please PM me for contact information if you need to.

My prayers are with his family, and with us all.

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Old August 21st, 2009, 02:15 PM   #38
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Yeah, I met him on 3D Gladiators way back too. Wow...
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 02:28 PM   #39
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My God. This is horrible. I've been away from here for a long time and was shocked to read this as I just happened to come in and lurk about today. He was a major contributor to my Ship Schematics Database many years ago - an extremely kind and talented individual. I would like to put an "In Memoriam" section on the SSDB if possible. Does anyone have a picture of him that I can use?

When Freemasons perform funeral rites, there is a certain part we call "Grand Honors" that we do for a fallen brother. I have no idea if he was a Mason or not, but I think it's still fitting:

"His Spirit to God, His Memory in Our Hearts, His Body to the Earth".

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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #40
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I knew him from forums and from his art work, but I never had the privilege of meeting the creative talent behind the words and pictures, but what I saw was awesome and what I read was good.

The internet has many dark nasty scary things that do nothing for the ennoblement of the human race, but just when you want to blitz it for all its evil, you remind your self it is a place of yin and yang and for every cesspit there is a star, a great talent that can be showcased to the widest possible audience, around whom wisdom and friendship flows.

SteveW is missed, his work lives on, may his family find comfort in the absolute fact that he is a star.

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Old September 27th, 2009, 08:39 AM   #41
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Goodbye Steve.

Thank you for the kind words, the neverending faith, and the optimism you brought to all things.

May your exploits on the other side bring you as much joy.

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Old October 8th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #42
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wow....I am so glad I got to meet him...such a cool guy.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:52 PM   #43
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I put together a memorial image for Steve that I will be posting on the SSDB soon. I wanted to post it here first to give you all a preview. Many thanks to Pete (BST) for getting me the info and Darrell (Warrior) for the photo. I hope this meets with everyone's approval...

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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #44
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Jim,

Beautiful. It's been 3 months but, that still doesn't make it any easier. This world would be a much better place if it had more people like Steve.



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OMG that's him......damn, hard to believe he is gone.....I am trying to take good care of myself.....except I do need a colonoscopy and I keep puttibg it off. I think I'll go have it now...........



We'll definitely miss this guy......
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OMG that's him......damn, hard to believe he is gone.....I am trying to take good care of myself.....except I do need a colonoscopy and I keep puttibg it off. I think I'll go have it now...........



We'll definitely miss this guy......

Hi Em!!

Glad to see you back in these parts!!!

(and yes, get it done.... we're all getting to be around that "age".)


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That's such a great picture - you can see the sparkle in his eye.

I wish I'd had the chance to meet him.

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me too. he was a blast to chat with and his artwork was excellent
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I am still missing my dear friend today.

I went to his services, met his family in person. Extremely nice people.

I talked to them about Steve's models he has uploaded on my server, and they said he would want them shared. As soon as I can get to them (ie, making sure they have proper credits to him in them), they'll be released publicly.

Please note our Gallery has a tribute section to him with all of his art he provided us.
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thanks Warrior, that's a fitting tribute to him
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That's a beautiful photo of him.
I also wish I could have met him in person.
Thanks Warrior, that is indeed a fitting tribute.
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All:

I put together a memorial image for Steve that I will be posting on the SSDB soon. I wanted to post it here first to give you all a preview. Many thanks to Pete (BST) for getting me the info and Darrell (Warrior) for the photo. I hope this meets with everyone's approval...


Thanks for the image .. I have wanted a face to go with the name since he passed away .. we talked many times through the Fleets PM system and he was
a very encouraging and easy going to a new guy in the ways and whys to render some images and later modelling side of cgi.

as the further encouragement word of Warrior, titan and many more

I started with truespace 3.2 and he would offer his ships and ask for more

" light!!!"

I'd replied back with "but its supposed to be realistic!!!"

and he would counter that with

"To hell with realistic, I want to see my ship"

he always made me laugh at that ..

he always called me Kid.. that use to make me laugh but not now.

he was a gentlemen and a friend

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He is missed .. .
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Ironic isn't it. One of the reason's i stayed away from Fleets for quite a while. Steve if your listening don't worry about poly count, it's all good!



What's really scary is i found a few old private messages the other day at Gladiators. You are truely missed my friend and i can't tell you how badly i miss our conversations.

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yes ,, he was a teacher and inspiration while he was here ..... but he still is in his art
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Whenever I think of BSG, Steve's ships and posts here come to mind.
Not necessarily in that order. He was and is still an inspiration.
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I need to know his works better...
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