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jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 04:56 AM GMT+7
I was starting a dio based on peacetime civilians and wondered if that was allowed on this forum and if so,how many would want to see a guild blog ? War and bad news in general lately has made me want to build peaceful themed topic.
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 04:59 AM GMT+7
I see no problem with it. Always interested in something different and unusual. Go for it.
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 06:41 AM GMT+7
I agree, all kinds of modeling and diorama's welcome
Kind regards & looking forward to see your project
Steven
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
To quote an old, grizzled veteran of film and the squared ring....

Go for it!

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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
No objection on my part! I would enjoy pretty much anything as long as it is not exploitation or inappropriate.
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 07:13 AM GMT+7
Please go ahead Jerry....just don't make me wait too long for some progress-pictures! I am curious what you are going to build
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
As long as you call it Amour-ama
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 09:13 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry,

People in places - are two of the great things you build - and share your work in process. I find it interesting and helpful - as what you're doing can be transferred to other context, and the builds are fun to watch, my vote is for you to go for it...

Keep up the great model building -

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:09 AM GMT+7
So OK. Seven yea and zero nay. I suppose you could that is a mandate.
Do I begin the blog here or start a fresh one ?

Here is the set that jogged my enthusiasm. It is from Master Box? I think? Or maybe Miniart. But I think MB.
Not military so the very very cool posed horse and rider will be in something else,who knows what ?



Here is the huebsche frau with some undercutting and just tacked together right out of the proverbial box.



Here you can see a pretty nice caboose and I also really enhanced the detail on the wooden shoes,opening up the sides where her dainty feet go in.



Here is some more undercutting on all the details in the dress and apron,etc plus the re-posing has begun. I will now add the putty.





Besides the gaps to be filled I will address the hat as it looks wonkey from the side. In real life the poor woman would have to be missing a good 1/3 of her head. So far I have reduced the bow on the hat in half and dropped her right shoulder to fit the new pose. The new detail will be scribed in or enhanced with the good old putty.
I will leave it to you guys to surmise what activity she will be engaged in.
So.....off we go.
J
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 03:17 PM GMT+7
Something different for sure! I'm intrigued, will be following.

-Conor
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 04:42 PM GMT+7
Absolutely! I'll be tagging along too!

—mike
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 06:17 PM GMT+7

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Here is the set that jogged my enthusiasm.
It is from Master Box? I think? Or maybe Miniart. But I think MB.



Yes, Master Box indeed, MB3209


Looking good Jerry
Kind regards
Steven
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 09:29 PM GMT+7
Hi Jerry ,

i give you my blessing on this new project of yours .

Nice work so far sir !

Kurt
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:29 PM GMT+7
Hi Jerry,

That's a great idea. I will follow your built my friend. If you think to add more figures to this scene, some figures of these 2 Masterbox kits can also be used with some modifications.
3567 and 3588

keep safe
Engin
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:23 AM GMT+7
Conor,Mike,Steven and Kurt,
Thanks men for the very generous words of encouragement. I will soldier on then,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:25 AM GMT+7

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Hi Jerry,

That's a great idea. I will follow your built my friend. If you think to add more figures to this scene, some figures of these 2 Masterbox kits can also be used with some modifications.
3567 and 3588

keep safe
Engin



Engin ol buddy! Thanks,I have all of those sets already and have used a few figs in the bigger dio I am working on still. I think this one will only have one fig,maybe two. You gave me some ideas here !
J
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM GMT+7
I got the first app. of putty on last night.



As can be easily seen the hat was added to,a bag also and more under -cutting was done so she is starting to "sharpen up" a bit more. Makes it easier to paint.




I also began to use the balsa board for the first time. So far-meh. It is extremely soft and fragile and I am not impressed. I like my plain old cheap plaster of paris much better.
Both things with primer.



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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 12:14 PM GMT+7
Excellent idea. Looking forward to more of this
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 12:45 PM GMT+7

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Excellent idea. Looking forward to more of this



Wow! Hey Pat,where've ya been brother ?
J
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 06:29 PM GMT+7

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Hi Jerry ,

i give you my blessing on this new project of yours .

Nice work so far sir !

Kurt



Hi Jerry,
I guess this will once more become a fine dio now it's blessed
Great idea, this napoleontic scene, if that's what it's going to be. Is it?
Got some Nappy-stuff on the workbench too. Two figures from Andrea and "retreat" from Pegaso so I will follow your progress with much interest knowing there will be a lot to learn again.
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:56 PM GMT+7
Jerry, big time lurker on your projects. BTW, thanks for all the photos, tips and taking the time to answer all of our questions ! A peace time dio would be much appreciated.
As always, I'll be lurking around following your progress on this one too.
Have fun !
Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
Hans and Ton,
Thanks guys for hanging out on the thread. I appreciate it buddies !

I painted part of the balsa board. It is fast to carve and very light but it is a pain to paint. Maybe it is supposed to be sealed with something ?
Here is my attempt at old decayed fachwerk walls.
What shells can the peanut gallery throw on the floor concerning this one ?

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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 09:13 AM GMT+7
So, feeding chicken now?
Or a horse?

jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:29 AM GMT+7

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So, feeding chicken now?
Or a horse?




Yes,chickens but I only have one chicken. I will have to make a mold of her and cast more in resin. I don't want to buy a whole set of animals just for one chicken ! LoL
J
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM GMT+7

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I also began to use the balsa board for the first time. So far-meh. It is extremely soft and fragile and I am not impressed. I like my plain old cheap plaster of paris much better.



I'm with you there Jerry. I much prefer scratch plaster buildings to any other type though I've had some success with vac form plastic. Balsa foam is too impermanent for me.

As to where I've been? Lurking in the background