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vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2015 7:38 p.m. PST

With deep and profound sadness members of The Hangar Group announce the passing of our dear friend Carl, who many of you know as the owner/operator of "Miniatures of Chesapeake". After a hard fought battle over the last few months Carl unfortunately lost his final throw of the dice early this morning with many of his friends and family members at his bedside.

Carl was an avid gamer, painter of all kinds of miniatures, mentor, and one of the founding directors of our two annual shows, "Williamsburg Muster" and "Guns of August"! We will miss him very much, and the shows will go on in his memory and to the enjoyment of all those who attend!

While he now finds rest and comfort in the hands of the good Lord we know he will find an open spot at the gaming table upstairs, and will be in good company! Farewell dear friend!

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2015 8:07 p.m. PST

My condolences to his family and friends. Carl will be remembered in my prayers. Always fun to chat with Carl, he will be missed.

McKinstry Fezian30 Apr 2015 8:19 p.m. PST

Always a nice guy and a great gamer! Too many good souls passing lately.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2015 8:21 p.m. PST

My condolences to his family. Any such loss is a blow to our hobby.

Personal logo Morning Scout Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2015 8:40 p.m. PST

Carl was one of my first HMGS convention friends having met while he was playing in one of my colonial games many years ago now. We would only spend a few minutes talking here and there, but it was always a few minutes well spent. My condolences to his family. Always the nicest guy.

nazrat30 Apr 2015 9:01 p.m. PST

I liked Carl a lot and bought lots of stuff from him. He will be missed!

BrianW30 Apr 2015 9:44 p.m. PST

I bought stuff from him as well, before his website got hacked. This is terribly sad; please send our condolences to his family.

Millercop16 Inactive Member01 May 2015 2:35 a.m. PST

This is very sad. Carl was such a nice person which is very rare in this world. He will be missed. Condolences to the family.

jsmcc9101 May 2015 3:48 a.m. PST

Carl was a good guy. Spent a lot of time with him at the shows. Another good person from the hobby that we have lost. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Evil Bobs Miniature Painting01 May 2015 4:08 a.m. PST

Rest in peace Carl.

BVTraders Sponsoring Member of TMP01 May 2015 4:15 a.m. PST

Sad, sad news. RIP Carl.

Dynaman878901 May 2015 4:46 a.m. PST

I only met him a couple times while buying stuff from him, but he made a very big impression – I liked him right away. Rest in Peace.

SFC Retired01 May 2015 5:12 a.m. PST

RIP old friend. Carl we will miss your smile and kind chat at the convention halls…

SFC Retired

Bismarck01 May 2015 6:56 a.m. PST

my thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
the few times i met him at Southern Front, he was a nice guy.
Rest in peace, Sir.

flashman2 Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2015 7:15 a.m. PST

Carl was one of a kind! I always looked forward to seeing him at the conventions to talk and catch up on things. I will miss him.

Minis is my Waterloo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2015 8:28 a.m. PST

Rest in peace, free of pain, old friend. Your passing marks the end of an era for ODMS and many gamers' lives.

ARMY Strong01 May 2015 8:51 a.m. PST

Words can't express the grief of such a loss. one of the nicest people I ever met. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. Carl was a true Patriot when I was deployed in Afghanistan he contacted me through email to check on me and see how I was doing and keep me updated on the hobby, he would put orders aside for me when I got back. He once kidded with me when he wasn't feeling well, don't shed a tear for me when I'm gone raise a glass and have a toast on me. This weekend at our club event we will do just that! You will be missed my friend.

Hussar123 Inactive Member01 May 2015 9:18 a.m. PST

I spent more time with Carl in the past 12 years than anyone else but, my wife. I will miss him. RIP.

zoneofcontrol01 May 2015 12:06 p.m. PST

Only knew him from my shopping excursions at the HMGS, Inc. cons. Always had to wait and fight my way into his booth. He'd always chat you up while you waited. Good guy. Thoughts and prayers for him and to his family and friends.

Terrement Inactive Member01 May 2015 1:52 p.m. PST


Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2015 6:45 p.m. PST

Met Carl through the Bates brothers. I remember my son Adrian getting a big box of Canadians for FOW. We bought it at the con and Carl shipped it to Canada and we didn't pay any import duties. Inside was the note, "Happy Birthday Adrian, from your Uncle Carl".

My wife looks at us and say, "Ahh…..we don't have an Uncle Carl"! My son and I laugh, "Sure we do!".

After that, he was always know as Uncle Carl. RIP, buddy, and our thoughts are with your family.

Don Hogge01 May 2015 8:27 p.m. PST

RIP Carl. You will be missed.

Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2015 10:34 p.m. PST

Grateful to say Carl was a convention friend. Spoke to him regularly in fact, his health being on of those things. Got a good chat with him at Fall In to catch up on his ups and downs at the time. I can say from his words, my take was, he was understanding and knew it would come. He was not going to run and hit it head on.
Loved the story about the Vette days from way back in the day. He had some interesting history. :-)
He will be missed.


114th Pennsylvania03 May 2015 1:20 p.m. PST

Carl came North to support our first NJCON. It was important for us to have vendors and he drove up with all his wire frames and FoW figures.

It was 96 degrees that weekend and we were at a VFW with no air conditioners. He stayed the entire weekend and when it was time to leave, it rained! I never seen so many people volunteer to go out and get wet helping Carl load up. We all have a great laugh because it cooled us off.

Since then I had made it to 6 Williamsburg Musters to visit with my friend who would talk to you about anything.

He surely is at the Ultimate Historicon in the Sky gaming with many that have passed before us. My condolences to his Family and Friends.

He will be Greatly missed

Master Caster Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member06 May 2015 12:49 p.m. PST

I got a phone call – the kind you don't like to get – about Carl's passing. He was always quick and easy to catch up on the news with when we saw each other at conventions. But the last few precious years took more time due to Carl's very stubborn health issues. He will be missed in these parts of Tidewater Virginia,,,,,and the Muster guys he left behind for now have some big shoes to fill.

cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2015 8:08 p.m. PST

We out up a Memorial page for Carl on the Guns of August website. There will be several events in his name.

flashman2 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2015 8:48 a.m. PST

Chuck, do you know if Carl's Dad was a college professor? I took 2 classes from a Carl Sciscio in Montgomery County in the late 60's. One class was Ancient History and the other one was Geology. It's funny, I never asked Carl about this!

Blue Devil 8826 May 2015 6:56 p.m. PST


Carl's dad was a truck driver and owned a hoagie shop that Carl managed in Pottstown.


flashman2 Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2015 8:36 a.m. PST

thanks,must of been another Carl Sciscio.

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