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MSW Artist Profile~Kenny Loup
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
ModelGeek: 918 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 10:24 PM UTC
Ahoy, mates!

MSW Senior News Writer Kenny Loup (Gator), is the focus of this months "MSW Artist Profile", come join us for some interesting conversation and great modeling!

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Joined: July 03, 2007
KitMaker: 3,529 posts
ModelGeek: 318 posts
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 01:36 AM UTC
I really like this series of features. It lets us see the man behind the bench and also a chance to take a peak at their work.

I knew Kenny really loved his home state, but didn’t know he was such a nut for Higgins boats, now I do. So, thank you for taking the time to tell about your self. Thanks for sharing your builds with us, I really like the Baton Rouge and Strumboote.

And thanks Mark for your time as well!

England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
KitMaker: 14,499 posts
ModelGeek: 374 posts
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 05:37 AM UTC
Hi Kenny,

Good to know a little more about the man behind the mask

An excellent and interesting range of models you have there, and you passion for both history and the hobby comes across in all you do.

Keep em coming and have fun.

Rhone, France
Joined: November 04, 2005
KitMaker: 1,845 posts
ModelGeek: 114 posts
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 06:00 AM UTC
Another good one! a fine display of models from Kenny - Most of those I saw already here but on the new ones I must say I quite liked the Hooded up Dog
Thanks for sharing your views on the hobby!
Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,182 posts
ModelGeek: 219 posts
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 07:45 AM UTC
Hey Kenny!

It was fun to see some of your models (new to me, of course), as well as reading your Artist Profile!
The boxer dog is a very unusual "Navy Model"
Thanks a bunch for sharing part of your life
Thanks Mark for another (great) interview

Joined: August 02, 2007
KitMaker: 2,458 posts
ModelGeek: 97 posts
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 08:57 AM UTC
hello Kenny,
loved your builds and your views on building models.you are so right,this is a hobby,so do not sweat any of the small stuff.
glan to hear your wife and son are doing well,i am keeping all of you in my prayers.
New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 18, 2007
KitMaker: 1,698 posts
ModelGeek: 9 posts
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 12:59 PM UTC
What a great interview! Thanks for sharing your thoughts... great models! The quality in here is just amazing.... and I must agree, if you do not have FUN, defeats the purpose of the hobby... thanks!
Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 15, 2005
KitMaker: 1,901 posts
ModelGeek: 242 posts
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 01:45 PM UTC
Hi Kenny,

Great deal of diversity in your topics, your talents cross all borders, great figure painter, great ship builder! Thanks for sharing, and thank you Mark for posting.

South Australia, Australia
Joined: March 28, 2005
KitMaker: 353 posts
ModelGeek: 6 posts
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 10:00 PM UTC
Hi Kenny,

Pleasure to finally "meet" you! As Frank says, you've got it all - figures, ships, display/dio talents, each obe very impressive and enjoyable to view. The gunfire splash, the photo-real u-boat captain with the textured binocs, everything. You say you don't sweat the small stuff, but that's only because you handle it all so well!

Enjoyed feeling your passion and casual happiness - good lessons for all of us. Thanks Kenny and Mark.
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 25, 2007
KitMaker: 157 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 01:21 AM UTC
Excellent work! You have very diverse interests, and treat all your subject matters very well! It's always great to see the excellent work of fellow modelers!
Louisiana, United States
Joined: April 13, 2005
KitMaker: 5,422 posts
ModelGeek: 144 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 02:57 PM UTC
Thank you all for the kind words.

Maggie, the playful boxer, is my favorite. Patterned after a boxer mix I owned at the time, I wanted to show their mischievous side, which is very abundant. Whenever I look at that model, I always see the "What, what did I do?" look.

Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 2,169 posts
ModelGeek: 253 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 03:23 PM UTC
Thanks Kenny and Mark.

Another fine feature and what an artist.

Inciteful, relevant and a superb read.

Excellent stuff.


England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2006
KitMaker: 172 posts
ModelGeek: 1 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 07:08 PM UTC

Great interview and I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas/opinions. I have been a fan of your work for a long time and it was nice to meet you , well in a kind of way.

Keep up the excellent work.