Harry P.

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  • Website URL http://harrypristovnik.com

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  • Scale I Build 1/8

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  • Location NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name A mere layman...

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  1. Harry P. added a post in a topic Is that "Lucille ?"   

    More likely Brandi. Or Candi.
  2. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    My year just keeps getting better.
    Just got a recall notice from Ford... defective airbag.
    Sigh...
    Yeah, that may be the only way out of this "cloud" trap.
  3. Harry P. added a post in a topic Real or Model #234 Finished   

    The front emblem and "OLDSMOBILE" letters are bad, and the roof is too flat; it should have a noticeable "bulge' to it.
    But the important thing is... you fooled them! 
  4. Harry P. added a post in a topic Real or Model #234 Finished   

    Well, since I'm on the playing end this time, I'll say there's something here that very obviously says "model."
  5. Harry P. added a post in a topic A Car Everyone Can Hate Equally   

    The good news is, with that flat tire at least it won't be driven around town and be seen by the local populace...
  6. Harry P. added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    We're posting song lyrics that were already posted. I did "The Beat Goes On" already. Maybe time to retire this thread?
  7. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    But I bought and paid for my Adobe software long before I joined the "cloud." If I buy a software program and install it on my computer, I should be able to access and use that software forever. I paid for it.
    But the way Adobe does it, when you join the "cloud" they take back ownership of the software, and if I don't pay up every year, they take the software I paid for away from me. And that is just plain wrong.
  8. Harry P. added a post in a topic Amazon Prime sign Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for exclusive new show   

    I'm still waiting for the Amazon drone to deliver my order...
  9. Harry P. added a post in a topic A Car Everyone Can Hate Equally   

    I remember that too. A very slick and well-thought out model. That's the difference between having an eye for design (like Bob)... and not having a clue, like the genius who came up with this monstrosity!
  10. Harry P. added a post in a topic A Car Everyone Can Hate Equally   

    I especially like the very skillful way they smoothly integrated the front fenders with the side mirrors. Well done!
  11. Harry P. added a post in a topic No Photos, No fun,   

    No, I mean Greg. This isn't about model cars or 1:1 cars or automotive related stuff, it's about the ability to post pictures. It doesn't belong in "General," with clearly says is for model car and automotive topics only.
    SA has a special area for testing and site-related Q&A. Maybe we should have a section like that, too... but until then, this kind of topic belongs in the Off-Topic area.
  12. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    I'm posting in real time, nothing was pre-built and "saved" for posting later. And I don't work on this every day... my time spent on it varies depending on how much (or how little) "real" work I have to do. Some days I work on the woody for an hour, some days all day. Some days not at all. No set schedule.
    And I am also an incredibly fast worker when I want to be. The thing that slows me down more than anything is waiting for paint and glue to dry. If they ever invent instant-dry paint, I could build this thing in a week, start to finish.
    I wouldn't base your self-evaluation on building speed. It's the end result that coiunts. Some people (like you) are just more deliberate, some people (like me) build at a very fast pace.
    But "at the end of the day," to use an incredibly over-used cliché, what counts are results, not how long it took to get them.
     
  13. Harry P. added a post in a topic No Photos, No fun,   

    It's also no fun when you keep posting things where they don't belong and I have to be constantly chasing after to you and putting your posts where they belong.
  14. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    Got some of the front end details done... crank, driving lights, and bumper. The bumper and bumper mounting brackets are steel, looks very realistic when installed. The driving light assembly was tricky... the horizontal plated brass rod has no markings or anything to tell you where the lights need to go. It's up to the builder to space the lights correctly. The rod is also too long to fit bewteen the fenders, I had to cut it down. I also had to ream out the light mounting brackets that slip over the metal rod. Once I had the light placement measured out, I marked the rod, slipped off the mounting brackets, and used a grinding bit in my Dremel to scuff up the smooth plated surface of the rod where the mounting brackets would be, to give the CA I used to attach them something to grab onto besides smooth, shiny plated brass. You also have to be very careful to make sure both light mounting brackets are oriented correctly, otherwise when you mount the lights, they won't be lined up with each other. Again, there are no markings or any obvious way to align the brackets... you have to carefully eyeball it, and since I was using CA, hope that I got them right the first time! Turns out I did, and the lights are perfectly aligned with each other, and parallel to the ground. The light buckets are beautifully machined and plated brass, they look great!

  15. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    I was going to make a folding seat at first, then got lazy.
    I was working on the front end today. Running lights, front bumper. New pix coming tomorrow...