The Gadget Meister Tribute Prop Only Thread



  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,591MI6 Agent
    RIP. What a loss for the community.
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  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,490Quartermasters
    Awful and sad news. I was just texting with him about his 60th party the other day and to wake up to this just gutted me. Truly no words....
  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,343MI6 Agent
    very sad day for me as well - we were just emailing last Friday and Saturday too about our upcoming get together
    RIP Andy
    It was an honor to know you.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,613MI6 Agent
    Very sad day and very sad news.

    I was in touch with him one week ago and had to tell him that I won‘t come to his birthday party.
    His reply was typical Andy :
    >> ...I think we’re both big enough and ugly enough for this not to affect our friendship in any way...<<

    He loved the banter between Asp and me, he crazily loved my wife Cathy, I‘ll miss him dearly!

    Rest in peace, my friend!

    And only YOU can call me Higgy :#
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
    RIP Andy {[]
    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • Quentin QuigleyQuentin Quigley Terminal One, Hamburg AirportPosts: 1,125MI6 Agent
    I'm lost for words right now. Sadly, I didn't know Andy as well as I could have. However, one thing I did know was that he was a kind and generous man. I showed a prop here once that was improvised and quite rough. I had not yet met Andy at this point, but he messaged me out of the blue, and was kind enough to point me in the right direction of the original source material. Basically, he put his trust in a stranger to help them out, and I will never forget that moment.

    Andy was one of the key prop makers here I looked up to; he lived up to his username time and again. I was always excited to see his next fantastic reveal. I'm proud to say that I have one of his amazing Playboy cards in my collection, and if it weren't for him, I would also not have the AVTAK tracker, which he was kind enough to share on this forum upon his identifying it. Had been anxiously waiting to see a special new project he was working on, and several times I was this close to messaging him as curiosity was getting the better of me! I regret not doing that now - not for the project of course - but just to call in and say hi. It is an honour to have been in contact with a true gentleman and talented Bond collector, may he Rest in Peace.

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  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,833MI6 Agent
    edited February 2020
    I was VERY saddened to hear of the sudden passing of one of our “Brothers” in the AJB community the other day. I was asked not to post anything right away as private messages were being sent to notify his other close friends.

    Strangely enough, I actually thought of Andy that day and was going to email him later in the day before I got the message.
    Guess it was his way of saying “Goodbye”

    I “met” Andy House back in 2009 and although we never actually met, we corresponded through emails frequently and considered him a good friend.

    Andy (Gadget Meister) created some fabulous prop replicas that he shared with us and are “Jewels” in many of our collections.

    Condolences to his family and to his friends. He will be sorely missed by us all.
    Rest in Peace, my friend.
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    RIP Andy. I only met him once on a London get together so can only echo what has been said by those who knew him well. He will be missed. The Bond community was a richer place because he was and indeed is a part of it. RIP -{
  • JTMJTM Posts: 3,027MI6 Agent
    Wow, what terrible news. Andy made a great impression on such a large number of members here and in the wider Bond community—this is a huge loss. While I’ve only been a member of AJB for a few years, I’m very happy that I can look back on a number of interactions I’ve had with him, even in that short time, that showcased his good nature, eagerness to help out others and of course his passion for Bond. A true gentlemen and he will be missed. RIP Andy -{
  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,833MI6 Agent

  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,343MI6 Agent
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  • ThomoThomo ReadingPosts: 949MI6 Agent
    RIP - have to say I'm as shocked as everyone. So sad
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    Hi all,

    Like many I was extremely shocked on hearing that Andy has passed. It’s still hard to believe now. I remember the time he came up to see me to collect his Spectre LaserMic replica I made him. It fit first time to the KPOS stock he’d brought back from the states on one of his many travels to Vegas. We were both pleased, a job well done. Sadly of the 3 made I had to part with mine.

    Andy was always supportive and enthusiastic toward me and my work. The last time we spoke on Facebook messenger I thanked him for his advice and support. His reply was a very typical “ Anytime bud, always feel free to tap me up for any help you need.” And I know he meant it.

    I will miss him, he left us far too early.

    RIP mate,

    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 10,272MI6 Agent
    Shocked to read this.

    RIP Andy x
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  • Alex1995Alex1995 France/GermanyPosts: 337MI6 Agent
    RIP Andy. Our sincere condolences to his family.

    - François
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  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 2,285MI6 Agent
    My dealings with Andy were minimal but he was very kind and helpful to a new member asking rookie questions and I always appreciated that about him. For those who knew him and considered him a friend, my condolences.
  • BondFanSince77BondFanSince77 FinlandPosts: 61MI6 Agent
    Rest In Peace Andy aka the Gadget Meister..
    It was always a pleasure to see you in Pinewood events during the years.
  • ttdriverttdriver Posts: 197MI6 Agent
    I too am shocked to hear of Andy's passing. While I also never met him, I am one of many with whom he shared his knowledge and passion-not to mention his humor and fantastic replicas.
    R.I.P. Gadget Meister-you will be always remembered.
  • Gparamus - NEWGparamus - NEW Posts: 1MI6 Agent
    I just learned of the passing of Andy, and never had the pleasure of meeting him in person. However, I did receive greetings, helpful information, and masterful drawings from him years ago. It say's much about a man that is willing to share his work without asking for anything in return. He set a high standard for us to follow. And with all of the excellent work on the forum, I respectfully considered him among the best of the best. What a considerate and passionate man. I could't find information on Andy on the internet, and am thankful the AJB brotherhood raised a glass to him. After reading your praises, I feel like I know him just a bit more. RIP Andy.
    Sincerely, George
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,358MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    RIP Andy. I only met him once on a London get together so can only echo what has been said by those who knew him well. He will be missed. The Bond community was a richer place because he was and indeed is a part of it. RIP -{

    I had the pleasure of meeting Andy at the same event and echo that he was a charming man. He will be sorely missed by the community and we all express our condolences to his family.
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,868MI6 Agent
    Very sincere condolences, a kind and knowledgeable helper to all in the community.
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  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,833MI6 Agent
    Just received this email and thought to post it here for anyone interested:

    Dear Friends of Andy House,

    There are a number of people that have already booked flights etc to Vegas which is actually quite fortuitous!!
    It was Andy’s wish, that some of his Ashes were to be scattered in Las Vegas, and having spoken with Jen, she thinks it would be appropriate to do this while some of his friends are in Las Vegas.

    Therefore Jen, Gav, Mark, myself and a number of others are planning to have a celebration on the weekend of 6th/7th June. The venue is to be finalised, and sadly it will not be the venue Andy had chosen for his 60th celebration, but will almost definitely involve a few of his favourite sites in Vegas, culminating at the Craps table in Circus Circus. Let’s hope Andy helps us with the dice this time!!

    If anyone would like to join us please can you RSVP to me so we have an idea of numbers.
    Kind Regards
    James Wilkinson,
  • bondpropfanbondpropfan Southern UKPosts: 288MI6 Agent
    Just seen all the notices, shocked,
    I had the pleasure of meeting Andy on a number of occasions in London and Beaulieu Motor museum over the years and corresponding about various props we have both been building. He was always friendly & generous with his resource information and will be missed for all his knowledge and enthusiasm within our online community. He created a great collection for himself which all would be proud to achieve. Sincere condolences go out to his family, before your time mate...
    i'll raise a glass this weekend and please post some pics of the June weekend.

    Cheers GM -{

  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,833MI6 Agent
    Just ran across this YouTube video of Andy filmed by Kan. It was nice seeing Andy and I hope you'll enjoy his tour of Slumber set from Diamonds are Forever. --Ed
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    Hi everyone,

    I’ve been in touch with James and plan on going to Andy’s funeral on Friday.

    His partner Jen has requested no flowers, so I’ll be taking a card instead. I thought it might be nice for those who can’t make it to have their name added to the card.

    Andy obviously had a lot of friends from many different communities, so I thought it important that us bond fans are represented as well.

    If you’d like your name, or a message writing in the card, please let me know by emailing me. It might be an idea to include where in the world you are so Jen can see just how far Andy’s friendship reached.

    Cheers everyone,

    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,613MI6 Agent
    Great idea,

    Please add me with Higgy on Andy‘s card

    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • 007q-branch007q-branch ukPosts: 58MI6 Agent
    Hi all
    it is with deep sadness and all my heart ! i just wanted to say a few words to the friends and family of my great friend Andy House,
    i have been away from the collecting and memorabilia seen for quite some time now and over the years i have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people along the way,
    over the years my relationship with Andy grew into more of a friendship, and although we did not see much of one another we kept in touch, i have had the pleasure of working on so many of Andy's personal collections and spent many nights talking on the phone and meeting for coffees just to have a catch up on all things James bond, it was during these times it becomes clear just how much research and perfection goes into the projects that Andy produced,
    living fairly close to pinewood he would always stop in for a coffee after one of the many events he had attended, we always reminisced about the premieres we had attended and the good times we all had together in our little group,
    Tina Mark James Gavin Andy and myself all had a little tradition of having a drink at the playboy club and one time borrowing the playboy limo to drop us onto the red carpet,
    i am deeply shocked and sad that a great friend and true gentleman has been taken so early in life and all my love from tina and my family goes to Jen and all that knew Andy,

    God’s Garden
    God looked around His garden
    And He found an empty place.
    And then He looked down upon the earth,
    And saw your tired face.

    He put His arms around you,
    And lifted you to rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful
    He always takes the best.

    He knew that you were suffering,
    He knew you were in pain,
    He knew that you would never
    Get well on earth again.

    He saw the road was getting rough,
    And the hills were hard to climb,
    So He closed your weary eyelids,
    And whispered, “Peace be thine.”

    It broke our hearts to lose you.
    But you didn’t go alone,
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you home.
  • Quentin QuigleyQuentin Quigley Terminal One, Hamburg AirportPosts: 1,125MI6 Agent
    @minigeff - Email sent.
    Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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