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In memoriam Leonardo Torricini

Posted by sberry on 09 Jun 2019, 17:18

Dear fellow modelers and 1/72nd enthusiasts,

There is some very sad news: Some of you will already know that our colleague and friend Leonardo Torricini passed away a few days ago.

I did not know him very well, and there are others in our hobby who are far better qualified to write a real obituary. However, I want to make two remarks here:

First, he was a very nice and polite person, judging from his forum contributions, but also from the correspondence I had with him. I am sure other people had the same experience with him.

Second, his range of Phersu Miniatures included a number of very creative and original ideas that are not produced by any other company. He has greatly enriched our hobby, and I think his death is a real loss to all of us.

R.I.P. Phersu!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 09 Jun 2019, 17:21

My thoughts are going out to his family and also all his friends in and out of this forum. The resting Roman soldiers set he made will be just one part of his lasting legacy.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 09 Jun 2019, 17:33

Very sad to hear that another inspiring enthusiast passed away.
He will definitely be missed at this forum and other hobby-relevant places.

My sincere sympathy to his family and closest friends.

Requiescat in pace.
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Posted by Kekso on 09 Jun 2019, 17:35

This is really sad news. Rest in peace Phersu.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 09 Jun 2019, 17:39

Can't believe this! What happened? Leonardo did some conversions for me a few years back...Was always a nice person..
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Posted by Paul on 09 Jun 2019, 17:43

Very sad News :( :( :(
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Posted by Konrad on 09 Jun 2019, 17:52

Paul wrote:Very sad News :( :( :(

I agree.
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Posted by Peter on 09 Jun 2019, 19:37

So sorry to hear this! And it hurts. You were such a fine person to deal with! Rest in peace Leo! :(

I will give this work a special place in my showcase: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8584&hilit=monty+python as rememberance!
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Posted by Mai Strac on 09 Jun 2019, 20:20

Sad news that leaves me speechless! Rest in peace Leo!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 09 Jun 2019, 20:45

Very sad news indeed!!
Rest in peace Phersu!
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Posted by Alex on 09 Jun 2019, 21:17

This is very, very, very sad news. Peace to you, Leo, my friend!
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Posted by Emperor on 09 Jun 2019, 22:49

Very sad news. He was a good person.
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Posted by Susofrick on 10 Jun 2019, 07:52

Very very sad news! He was a very nice member here and a great sculptor!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 10 Jun 2019, 09:02

RIP.

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Posted by marc zijp on 10 Jun 2019, 11:11

My condolences to his relatives and friends.
I checked his work often at the internet: marvellous and very original.
A great loss.
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Posted by Bramble15 on 10 Jun 2019, 11:52

RIP friend!
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Posted by Michael Robert on 10 Jun 2019, 12:23

Very sad news
I will always remember him with his Ertruscans, cavemen and many other original ideas - full of life

My condoleances
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Posted by Emperor on 10 Jun 2019, 12:33

I really liked his cat figures...I even remember when he putted a picture of cat near Roman soldier with text... I even wanted to buy some raven figures he made since there were ravens in epic poem about battle I made...
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Posted by Graeme on 10 Jun 2019, 13:55

Very sad news.

His posts were always a joy, not just for his superb modeling but also for his, always, good natured comments. I'm glad we have a record of his creativity here, but he will be missed.
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