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Civilian diorama
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
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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
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:07 PM GMT+7

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I leave you guys a lone for a couple of months and come back to just utter brilliance! This is an amazing groups of artisans and builders! Such creativity and imagination especially Jerry who takes a Napoleonic horse officer and turned into an entire story!

Thanks for taking us along on the ride! Great work!




Thanks man,very kind of you to say,
J
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
I leave you guys a lone for a couple of months and come back to just utter brilliance! This is an amazing groups of artisans and builders! Such creativity and imagination especially Jerry who takes a Napoleonic horse officer and turned into an entire story!

Thanks for taking us along on the ride! Great work!
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 05:41 AM GMT+7
Thanks Fred !
J
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 04:40 AM GMT+7
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jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 04:22 AM GMT+7
Marko,
I really like that comment "An officers' last command post".
Very good,and meaningful. I used to be in charge of a company of mean lean tank killer paratroopers and now I command the laundry and cooking. LoL
J
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 04:18 AM GMT+7

















Aaaand the obligatory pic showing the true size using the ubiquitous paint bottle.


Hope you enjoyed the show and on behalf of the band I hope we passed the audition !
J


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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 04:14 AM GMT+7
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 !













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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 03:15 AM GMT+7
"An officer´s last command post". It turned out great. I love it. Cheers!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 02:59 AM GMT+7
Outstanding! It all came together perfectly, a simple scene, yet very effective. You have a great eye for detail. Congratulations. Al