James Martin / Waltham Wookiee

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I'm very sorry to let you all know that forum member James Martin AKA Waltham Wookiee has sadly passed away. I have known James for a number of years and met him many times at events and socials. He was well liked within the hobbies social groups, and will be a big loss. I also have a couple of MOCs that came from him, which will now hold a special place in my collection.

RIP James, I'm sure you will all join me in offering sincere condolences to his friends and family.

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Proper gutted. James was a great collecting friend. Saw him on many star wars socials in Fordingbridge, Redditch and various celebrations to name just a few.

We collected helix at around the same time together and I was lucky enough to get first dibs on his collection when he moved it on a couple of years ago. These pieces will have a special place now.

I also got to see his trilogo and Chewbacca collections before he moved those on and moved into action force.

I think my best story involving James was the infamous old Rosie night in Ringwood where I fell asleep in the curry house and can't remember most of the night. He found me locked out of the White Star were we were staying at half one in he morning, unable to speak and about to wet myself as I couldn't work out how to get back in as they had locked the doors. Anyway, James ensured I got back to my room ok. Much appreciated fella!

I also had the pleasure of having him stay with us for several weeks when he was in London doing his barbers apprenticeship. A gentlemen and a top bloke.

RIP James
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What tragic news. I may not have known him personally, but this is still a very sad thing to hear.

My sincere condolences to all his friends and family.

Rest in peace.

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He was a good fella. I didn't know James personally but he was one of those chaps who would come up and say hello at events. I remember him from Farthest From. One of the lads 8)

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I do not remember I have ever writen or talked with James, but I have seen some of his threads and pictures of his great collection.

RIP James

and my sincere condolences to his friends and family

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He put up one hell of a fight - took a lot of strength and courage to do that and it appeared at one stage he looked like he's won, or had certainly got the upper hand.

Still have the SWFUK mug he did for the forum a few years ago. He always did some cool swag for Celebrations! Remember that VME tool he did as a bottle opener?

I helped him put together his Helix run and there was a time we messaged each other almost daily, but over time he slipped away from Star Wars and went after Action Force.

So sad to see anyone go before their time but even moreso when it's someone you knew.

RIP James.
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Incredibly sad news. Met him many times at the meet ups and various events. He sold me one of my very first MOCs. I heard that he was poorly but imagined he’d be okay. Rest in peace James.

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Thanks for the heads up, Edd. Really sad news. I didn't know James, but he always came across as a really nice guy. Way, way too young :( My thoughts are with his family.
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He had one of the best AF/Joe collections I have seen online. So many very hard to get MOC Hasbro AFs.

Very sad.

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Unbelievably sad news.
I had met and spoke with James at a few FF and toy fairs a really nice guy.
He did a payment plan so that I could add a MOC to my collection that will now hold memories of him, and of course the SWFUK Christmas tee shirt he designed a few years ago.
RIP.

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Absolutely gutted. :cry:
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RIP.
Just saw this on instagram.
I never knew him personally, only through being on here, and I think he had a stall at a couple of Echo Lives.

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I met James at a few Farthest From’s and he was always easy to approach and have a chat about any old guff.
I had no idea he was ill so this has come as a real shock.

RIP Waltham Wookiee

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Very sad news, my condolences to his friends and family at this sad time.
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That is very sad news. Didn’t realise he had been ill. I never had the opportunity to meet him but saw the photos of the London meets he attended. RIP

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