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jrutman
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 02:05 AM 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
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 04:55 AM 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.

exer
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:40 AM UTC


Jerry that figure is stunning. Incredible work
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 02:45 AM UTC
Thanks one and all,much appreciated to say the least. I love the taco ref. very clever wordsmithing.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:15 PM UTC
Great conversion on this figure my friend. Congrats
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 09:41 PM UTC
Beautiful work as always Jerry , the house , groundwork and figures , outstanding !!!
The codger conversion is brilliant work .
Dioramartin
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 04:45 PM 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.
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:35 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.
TAFFY3
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 09:03 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 - 08:52 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.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 08:36 PM UTC
Refreshingly beautiful!!

and everything else thats already been said

I'll keep following this

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 03:11 AM UTC
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
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 07:15 AM UTC

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This is amazing.



So are you Matt !
Thanks buddy,
J
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 03:33 AM UTC
This is amazing.
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 01:12 AM UTC
Thanks buddy,
That is a great idea,I will have to try it out.
J
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:46 PM UTC
More please, Mr. Rutman? That Milliput is some cool stuff. The lapels look great. I remember you saying that you rolled it flat to simulate cloth. After reading that a few months back, I used a press I made previously for straightening a WC frame I warped when washing with "warm" water which was built using a piece of plexiglas, a flat metal plate with a threaded hole, an old CD, some washers including a spring washer, and a thumb screw. I can make flat, smooth, very thin sheets of putty. The threaded hole/thumbscrew set up allows thickness control and gives a very uniform thickness to the putty. Let the putty set up for a bit, carefully scrape it from the bottom CD, and position it while set but still pliable. Wanna see it?
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:20 PM UTC
Thanks guys for staying with this project and for the comments,
Here is a smallish up date.
I am calling the lady of the house fini,



I finished her off by adding the frills under the ribbon on the hat.

I also began on the old cuss. He is an old retired soldier on half pay. Reminds me of somebody I know.
Still a work in progress. He began as a old man from the eastern front civilian set by MB.


I lost his pipe so he will have to be doing something else. Hmmmm.
I carved away the parts not needed and added putty.



More putty,


I have also been working on some 1/35 scale birds. That is some small stuff there.
Not very exciting subjects but the way the world news is right now this is just what I need. A bit of calm in the storm.
Anyway,that's where I'm at.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 01:28 PM UTC
No groan emoji but you could always use some fowl language
- great figure, love those logs too.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:54 AM UTC
Jerry et al.,
You guys here just quack me up... but you know what they say... birds of a feather...

I'm over on Aeroscale for now just building an airplane... when I get to the diorama part, as our ex-governor used to say "I'll be back"...

Great work BTW!
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:51 AM UTC

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Jerry, Your build in its entirety and with every small detail is something to behold!

No "quack" practitioner here! ... Sorry, couldn't resist! Lol!

—mike



Is there such thing as a groan emoji ?
Thanks buddy !
J
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:48 AM UTC
Jerry, Your build in its entirety and with every small detail is something to behold!

No "quack" practitioner here! ... Sorry, couldn't resist! Lol!

—mike
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 02:07 AM UTC

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Great job of re-sculpting. A little hair on the feet and he could be Frodo. Al



LoL,I had some of the same thoughts ! Nice to see that confirmed,
J
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 10:56 AM UTC
Great job of re-sculpting. A little hair on the feet and he could be Frodo. Al
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 10:08 AM UTC
Remember the urchin from the eastern front ? From the MB set.





Here he is after mods and putty.




The hardest thing was changing his down cast look into a grinning face.

After a bit of paint.





Smallish update but at least it shows forward movement.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 10:05 AM UTC

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This is what came up when I googled "French Chickens" so that's all I can say. Luckily it showed rooster,hen and chicks from the same type. Mr Duck is of course,just Mr Duck and the Pup plays himself,at least on this show.
Reviewing this pic makes me cringe because of the blurriness.

J



The duck, sorry, Mr Duck, is in focus!!!


Thanks buddy for the always nice comments !
J