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Happy Birthday to our friend Harry Pristovnik, he'd be 63 today according to Facebook!

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A great loss to the hobby and a good friend to all on the board!   

I like that there's a thread or two that he started that are regularly contributed to. It kind of keeps him alive here.

And best wishes to his family!

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Thanks for the reminder Tom.  A loss still felt in our hobby and our little clubhouse here.

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14 minutes ago, cobraman said:

I always think of him when I am not putting mirrors on a model. 😀

To funny,

that was 1st thing I thought when a I read thread title.

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On 11/6/2019 at 6:15 PM, cobraman said:

I always think of him when I am not putting mirrors on a model. 😀

Just finished a build by adding the mirror and saying to myself "This is for you Harry". . . sure do miss having him around here .  Happy Birthday my friend .  

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Harry always loved the rusty mufflers on my armor models. Every time I paint one now I think of him. Happy Angel Birthday Harry. 

G

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If it wasn't for Harry's constant words of encouragement to me when  I was starting out, I wouldn't be where I am today with my skills. He always took the time to message on a build and was always there for advice when needed. Even on build subjects he generally didn't really care about.

I often think of him when I work on stuff, because a solid 70% of what I do in my builds now is stuff that he pushed me to try out.

 

Happy birthday, Harry. 

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On 11/6/2019 at 6:31 PM, gtx6970 said:

To funny,

that was 1st thing I thought when a I read thread title.

Same.... 

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I had been going through my PM messages and ran across the ones we sent back and forth as he was fighting for his life. Gave me a chill and brought a tear to my eye to read those words from him and think about how he fought so hard. I miss his contributions he made here and elsewhere to better the hobby. A fine man gone too soon who is dearly missed.

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Harry was a pure class act. He was the glue that made everything happen. The forum moderation, never been duplicated. The magazine. I miss him. 

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I actually joined this forum so I could PM him to ask a question (after I found his Bandai Showman's Engine thread in a Google search).  He was a super nice guy, and a very talented modeler.  I too miss him a lot!

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Never met Harry in person, but had a number of contacts with him before I drifted away from writing articles for Model Cars Magazine and others at about that time. I found him to be most generous in answering any of.my questions. Shortly before he died he sent me a copy of the book he both wrote and published ' The Evolution of the Automobile In Scale', and I was honoured to be able to review it here in the UK.i

The loss of his vast knowledge of the hobby and his layout and publishing skills leave a great void for MCM  to fill, as it will be extremely difficult it not impossible for the magazine to replace someone with both model making and professional publishing skill sets combined.

Edited by Bugatti Fan

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He would come into the HobbyTown I worked in a number of times and I enjoyed the times I got to talk with him, every now and then I will see a Blue Mustang with white or silver stripes running around the area, I think of him and occasionally wonder if that may have been his at one time.

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Admittedly, there were times I'd cut corners on a build and ask myself if this is something important enough that Harry would notice or call out. I think for many who posted on this forum, Harry was, consciously or otherwise, the barometer by which building choices were made.

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After reading this thread I went looking for his work. My GOD what a builder. Any subject matter, very early race cars, ships, wagons, and so on. What a talent.

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On 11/6/2019 at 4:15 PM, cobraman said:

I always think of him when I am not putting mirrors on a model. 😀

Same here!

I also think of Harry whenever I fabricate an alternator bracket to avoid having the dreaded "floating alternator", another of his pet peeves.

David G.

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Harry........ many members on here are missing you, but your skills and wise words live on...... forever........

David

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Loved his sense of humor, never met but I think we would of got along great in real life. A truly wise and very talented man. Your missed.

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