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Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 01:36 PM UTC
Refreshingly beautiful!!

and everything else thats already been said

I'll keep following this

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 01:52 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry,

Thanks very much for posting your work in progress. It is really incredible to see - how you are able to coax such nuance out of little nuggets of putty! Of course that is a fine point compared to how you get the little people look so natural in their pose....man! The painting on the young lady looks great. Your willingness to try such a broad range of figures, age groups, gender, setting, era (and animals and birds!)...you sir are fearless and an inspiration!

Looking forward to the next episode of the JR show!

Cheers
Nick




Thanks Nick,
That was an extremely well thought out and very generous comment buddy and I deeply appreciate it.
I hope the following "episodes" live up to your expectations and are not duds like most Hollywood sequels. LoL
Paul,thanks for joining in the fun here, I hope I can keep your attention brother !
Here is my pensionier,almost finished with putty and sanding so you can get the idea before he has gotten paint slathered on. I couldn't decide on any specific country or unit so I made him kind of generic empire period with a mix of new style and older style clothing,as befitting a man on half pay.
This one is rounding the corner and headed home.

TAFFY3
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 02:03 AM UTC
Great job of conversion, the 'old soldier' is coming along nicely. His own mother wouldn't recognize him now. Al
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 04:35 AM UTC

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Great job of conversion, the 'old soldier' is coming along nicely. His own mother wouldn't recognize him now. Al



Thanks Al,
Now on to the paint.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 09:45 AM UTC
Jerry – I think Monsieur Taco-chapeau is one of the best figures you’ve done, he’s alive even before you’ve painted him. Beaut.
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 02:41 PM UTC
Beautiful work as always Jerry , the house , groundwork and figures , outstanding !!!
The codger conversion is brilliant work .
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 03:15 PM UTC
Great conversion on this figure my friend. Congrats
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 07:45 PM UTC
Thanks one and all,much appreciated to say the least. I love the taco ref. very clever wordsmithing.
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 05:40 PM UTC


Jerry that figure is stunning. Incredible work
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:55 PM UTC
Wow! I don't even recognize the "old man" head from Hornet now that you've sculpted his eyebrows and moustache.... incredible work Jerry! At any scale, but most assuredly at 35th scale the work is worthy of praise.

Can't wait till you layer on the paint! This is going to be epic.

Thanks for posting.

jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 07:05 PM UTC
Hey Pat and Dave !
Sorry for the delay in answering as I was out of town for once attending the annual AMPS convention in Conn. It was close enough to drive this year so I felt compelled to go.
Thanks for the great comments. Yes,Dave,I think I used this head for the third time now right here. Great face on this guy.
Thanks again,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:55 PM UTC
Thought someone would like to see how I make the oak branches. Small roots for the branch and paper cut leaves glued on one by one.
Tedious yes,but it satisfies the same way owning a bonsai tree does I suppose !


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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 09:28 AM UTC
Hi Jerry -

Nice foliage! This reminds me of a tree you built a few years back - I can't remember which build tho...perfect! Really nice work. I suspect this starts off fairly slowly, and then moves reasonably fast once you develop the best process that can be duplicated? That is, to figure out how to not need a third hand (one for the stem, one for the tweezers and leaf, and another for the glue! Haha) and once you have that done you can move right along....looks good.

Take care - and keep posting!

Nick
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 02:40 AM UTC
Thanks Nick old boy for the well thought out comments. I appreciate it. Since you asked here is the finish.


jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 02:43 AM UTC




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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 03:11 AM UTC
Not just a diorama but a wonderful work of art. Well done.
Afroman
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 03:54 AM UTC
Excellent job, Foilage looks great - Tedious but well worth it for the effect it captures.
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 05:48 PM UTC
Thanks Wayne and Ollie,
Great to see nice comments from the UK contingent.
J
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 06:10 PM UTC
This turned out to be my least popular dio so far. Is it the subject ?
J
Stickframe
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 07:09 PM UTC
Hi Jerry - wow! This turned out really well - the whole composition is really nice - ok - that's a bit vague. I think the way you have mixed rustic textures, surfaces, foliage and subtle colors is great - and that subtlety is not all that easy to do! What can be said about the figures - as always, you make the little plastic folks come to life! And, as I said before, I like to see some variety in subjects and approch to techniques and colors.

I think the work and ideas presented could easily be translated into other subjects and eras - if you're not into the whole pastoral thing, you could pretty easily picture a patrol resting, sneaking around, or defending this spot - and you could equally easily see a jeep, HMMWV, morortcycle or halftrack parked or positioned nearby - or, enjoy it as is!

As to popular or not - I don't know...I've been really tied up with my job in the last few months and haven't had all that much time to comment, post etc - maybe the same for others too? I've got some time this AM before I walk to the bus, so I can write. The forum has been a bit sleepy this spring - no problem! Folks are just resting up for a big summer!

Keep building innovative projects and posting your process!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 07:11 PM UTC

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This turned out to be my least popular dio so far. Is it the subject ?
J



I think it looks great, but civilian things tend to have less appeal.

My Mother raised chickens for the eggs, and the only thing I see is the lack of mess. Chickens are very messy, and they will strip an area down to bare dirt rather quickly.

I like the old soldier, sitting back dreaming of the good old days.
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 06:20 PM UTC
Thanks Nick and Randall for typing in some very nice comments. I appreciate it.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 07:59 PM UTC
Outstanding! It all came together perfectly, a simple scene, yet very effective. You have a great eye for detail. Congratulations. Al
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC
"An officer´s last command post". It turned out great. I love it. Cheers!
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 09:14 PM UTC
Al and Markos,thanks for the generous comments. I just realized I never uploaded the rest of the pics so here ya go guys. Sorry. Anther senior moment !