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jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 04:39 AM GMT+7

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Jerry,

This is truly a work of art. The small details are what make the whole diorama a fantastic piece of work. The paint work is superb. The build log was very fun to read. This is great to see something different being done in a diorama. Outstanding Job!!

VR

Tim



Thanks Tim,
Nice of you to take a look and make such nice comments afterwards !
timcc2008
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 04:14 AM GMT+7
Jerry,

This is truly a work of art. The small details are what make the whole diorama a fantastic piece of work. The paint work is superb. The build log was very fun to read. This is great to see something different being done in a diorama. Outstanding Job!!

VR

Tim
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 02:45 AM GMT+7

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For me this is a very evocative scene. One can only wonder about the thoughts of the old veteran, the battles, the glory, the cruelty of war, lost comrades, etc. as he lives out his final years in peace and serenity. Not sure if this is what you intended but it was what came to my mind.



That was the idea yes,so I am glad you got that impression. It means I succeeded !
Thanks man for the nice comments,I appreciate them ,
J
Armorsmith
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 02:40 AM GMT+7
For me this is a very evocative scene. One can only wonder about the thoughts of the old veteran, the battles, the glory, the cruelty of war, lost comrades, etc. as he lives out his final years in peace and serenity. Not sure if this is what you intended but it was what came to my mind.
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 01:19 AM GMT+7

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I haven't posted photos of late, but I use Photobucket too and for whatever reason it doesn't seem to work as well from my Mac or IPad as it does from my PC laptop?

My IPad actually tells me that it doesn't support the app, and that it may slow down my system...

Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I hope you get it up and running again, but either way I know how to use FB too, so I will be able to get my JRutman fix...

Take care Jerry.




Don't get me wrong,I like posting here and the forum is set up in a nice way for putting together build logs because of the continuity. I am just not a rocket scientist when it comes to figuring out computers,nor do I want to be.It may take a while to fix this ,is all I am saying.
J
Dioramartin
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 04:22 PM GMT+7
Why not just create an account at Village.Photos, it's worked for me for the last year with zero problems.

ahandykindaguy
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 02:08 PM GMT+7
I haven't posted photos of late, but I use Photobucket too and for whatever reason it doesn't seem to work as well from my Mac or IPad as it does from my PC laptop?

My IPad actually tells me that it doesn't support the app, and that it may slow down my system...

Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I hope you get it up and running again, but either way I know how to use FB too, so I will be able to get my JRutman fix...

Take care Jerry.

jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:40 PM GMT+7

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Dave and Tom,
Thanks a bunch gents for typing in some very nice things here. I cannot believe you invoked the name of the immortal Shep Paine though,that is a man I can't compete with and he is missed. I still use his how-to books for advice,after all these decades.
J



Jerry, many of us evoke the name of Shep when speaking of your works...because it's true! You follow in his footsteps as well or better than most everyone on this forum. Well, better than most of us...definitely better than most of us...

Your work is always a joy to behold, and a standard to reach for. You set a high bar mister, with every new build! I for one am good with that. Keep on inspiring us Shep Jr...




Thanks pal,that has to be one of the nicest things ever written to me.
J



You're welcome Jerry, and it is well deserved, indeed.




Well thanks again buddy !

I fear I won't be posting any pics on this site for a while. I can't get Photobucket to work again. I am doing nothing different but it just stops letting me load pics on here.
So I am dead in the water again. I may be stuck just going on Facebook.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:03 PM GMT+7

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Dave and Tom,
Thanks a bunch gents for typing in some very nice things here. I cannot believe you invoked the name of the immortal Shep Paine though,that is a man I can't compete with and he is missed. I still use his how-to books for advice,after all these decades.
J



Jerry, many of us evoke the name of Shep when speaking of your works...because it's true! You follow in his footsteps as well or better than most everyone on this forum. Well, better than most of us...definitely better than most of us...

Your work is always a joy to behold, and a standard to reach for. You set a high bar mister, with every new build! I for one am good with that. Keep on inspiring us Shep Jr...




Thanks pal,that has to be one of the nicest things ever written to me.
J



You're welcome Jerry, and it is well deserved, indeed.

jrutman
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:15 AM GMT+7

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Dave and Tom,
Thanks a bunch gents for typing in some very nice things here. I cannot believe you invoked the name of the immortal Shep Paine though,that is a man I can't compete with and he is missed. I still use his how-to books for advice,after all these decades.
J



Jerry, many of us evoke the name of Shep when speaking of your works...because it's true! You follow in his footsteps as well or better than most everyone on this forum. Well, better than most of us...definitely better than most of us...

Your work is always a joy to behold, and a standard to reach for. You set a high bar mister, with every new build! I for one am good with that. Keep on inspiring us Shep Jr...




Thanks pal,that has to be one of the nicest things ever written to me.
J
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 07:44 AM GMT+7

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Dave and Tom,
Thanks a bunch gents for typing in some very nice things here. I cannot believe you invoked the name of the immortal Shep Paine though,that is a man I can't compete with and he is missed. I still use his how-to books for advice,after all these decades.
J



Jerry, many of us evoke the name of Shep when speaking of your works...because it's true! You follow in his footsteps as well or better than most everyone on this forum. Well, better than most of us...definitely better than most of us...

Your work is always a joy to behold, and a standard to reach for. You set a high bar mister, with every new build! I for one am good with that. Keep on inspiring us Shep Jr...

jrutman
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 05:53 AM GMT+7
Dave and Tom,
Thanks a bunch gents for typing in some very nice things here. I cannot believe you invoked the name of the immortal Shep Paine though,that is a man I can't compete with and he is missed. I still use his how-to books for advice,after all these decades.
J
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 04:59 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry,
I think you passed the audition some time ago!!!
Just amazing work.Even to the photo background.Any chance you are related to Shep Paine?
Be a long time,if ever,I'm up to your talent.

With a ton of respect,

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 06:39 AM GMT+7
Absolute beauty! You really do keep plugging along Jerry!

Great story, really enjoy this aspect of dioramas.
And yours are the creme de la creme. Not to mention your groundwork, fig painting, fig conversions, techniques, coloring, structures, historical knowledge and accuracy, vehicles, and on and on...
I have that seated old Eastern peasant gent being used as a partisan in a dio, but what you've accomplished with it is nothing short of brilliant! (again)
Thanks for sharing this one. True gem.
Sincerely
Dave
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
Pascal,Jim and Jack!
Thanks so much guys,for checking in and typing your comments. It means a lot to me knowing how busy modern life can be,that you took some time to do that. Thanks again guys!
J
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:32 PM GMT+7
What a trip,, getting to watch this all come together, and then to be amazed by the end result! I try to avoid butting in during the process cause I feel its' like cheering on Picasso while he's still painting his next masterpiece. And this is exactly what you've done, a masterpiece! Thanks for taking the rest of us along, Jerry!
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:29 PM GMT+7
Wow! This diorama really turned out great. Outstanding job, Jerry!

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 03:05 AM GMT+7
Great concept and great build.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 02:39 AM GMT+7

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Just when I start to think my modelling is improving, you go and pull this one out of the hat!!!
Simply awesome.
I'm now going to throw a cloth over my un-made kits and use them for a coffee table

A pleasure to watch this, though.



You are being too hard on yourself bubba ! You know,at every level we are in with our model building skills there is always somebody better. I share your opinion and every time I feel a bit comfortable about where I am I see something on line that takes away all my hope ! LoL There are some guys on Fb that paint these knights and other stuff and I just can't believe it!! All I can do is just keep plugging along. My eye sees where I should go but my skill never seems to equal the challenge.
Thanks for the very kind words man,
J
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 01:35 AM GMT+7
Just when I start to think my modelling is improving, you go and pull this one out of the hat!!!
Simply awesome.
I'm now going to throw a cloth over my un-made kits and use them for a coffee table

A pleasure to watch this, though.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 01:17 AM GMT+7
Mark and Stef!
Thanks gents,for the very kind and generous comments,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 01:16 AM GMT+7

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A really beautiful dio Jerry, I don’t think popularity should always be judged by how many views/comments although a lower count was probably on the cards because the only armor in it is on those “beetles” lurking in the undergrowth…that audition quote was a cute clue

And maybe some were put off by the unrealistic & unpainted giant milk churn on the right and not-to scale grain silo on the left in the final photo

Anyway it’s a gem




Hahahahaha thanks Tim,
See, you really DO pay attention to detail and that is why your work is so nice. Sadly,it is getting to the point where fewer of us would get my reference though.
The grain silo will have to wait for my next dio though sorry,
J
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM GMT+7
Absolutely fantastic! This is amongst the best dioramas on my personal list.
Mark
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 06:05 PM GMT+7
It came out absolutely awesome Jerry!!

Indeed: it was a really great ride; what a pleasure to see this gem evolve.

hats off
Dioramartin
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 03:45 PM GMT+7
A really beautiful dio Jerry, I don’t think popularity should always be judged by how many views/comments although a lower count was probably on the cards because the only armor in it is on those “beetles” lurking in the undergrowth…that audition quote was a cute clue

And maybe some were put off by the unrealistic & unpainted giant milk churn on the right and not-to scale grain silo on the left in the final photo

Anyway it’s a gem