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Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
It’s a GAZ (GAZ GAZ)
BUTA46
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 06:03 PM UTC
I don’t mean to to exclude anyone else but the The Studio should hire Tim, Mike, Jerry and Nick, give them unlimited funds and then turn them loose with blades, paintbrush and camera.
The show would be off the rails.
Cue Ozzie, then cue ELP “Karnevil #9”
Thanks to everyone who puts a show on this site for us mortals.
justsendit
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:56 AM UTC
🎭 And the Oscar for ‘Best Aussie Sense of Humor’ goes to ...........

Tim Martin!!! 🤩 👏👏👏 🥂
Dioramartin
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 07:56 AM UTC
Thanks Dave & Phil, I’ll have to work out some kind of VIP preview ticketing for stalwart supporters like your good selves for the next show.

Hmm interesting opportunity for some new Oscars categories, given few human males are likely to show up for the impending ceremonies. Quite a few of JR’s dios & figures would be likely to be in the groups of nominees for: Best Face/Make-up, Best Uniform/Costume, Best Animation, Special Achievement Award, Best Supporting Structure...how about a Shep Paine Award? We could even have a Ulix Award for...I’ve absolutely no idea.

Hi Mike (K) - Fosters yeech tinted soda water. I was actually addressing Mike (F) as Danny was likely overflying Colorado. however he’s possibly swinging your way on a later flight from DC to St Louis so paint a big X on your roof and a case of Coopers might make a repairable hole in it! Quick story (only amusing in retrospect), two days ago they were 30 minutes out of NYC bound for DC on the Greyhound when they were double (rebound) rear-ended right off the road by 2 B-doubles. Nobody hurt but it was like because they were getting out, the city was saying “Welcome to the Big Apple & have a nice day”! The gods of NYC were clearly unaware he’ll be back in Times Sq on NYE & paying his respects for a 3rd time at Ground Zero.

Can you tell I’m prattling on here to avoid packing the 121st box...?

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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:36 PM UTC
A Foster's would be more than fine but I expect to get the "big can"!
BUTA46
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 05:44 PM UTC
Bravo good sir, Bravo! Thank you for the show!! Hollyweird has nothing on you (as far as talent goes). Your plastic people deserve the oscars and what not for sure.
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:10 AM UTC
Well Tim this has been a special event here.

Wild idea brought to "life" and actually completed on time, and under budget, too, right ?
Great viewing, and excellent production as well! (looking at you Mike )

Only the best for you and the lil' lady when the moment finally comes.

Sincerely Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 04:13 PM UTC
Thanks so much guys & so says the Mrs, she’s amazed & tickled her foot’s known around the world - Jan 15th is surgery day, moving home next Weds. Meanwhile son Danny & girlfriend’s possibly somewhere over Colorado right now as I write, bound for NYC & then DC from Hawaii – Mike I told him to parachute you a decent bottle of beer i.e. Coopers Extra Stout, check out your back yard you never know – he was targeting anyone shovelling snow wearing a respirator. Nice soundtrack choice btw, Happy Xmas
justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 08:14 AM UTC
Hi Tim!

Yes, it's all about the "base," and this one must be GINORMOUS! Kudos to you and your collaborator as well. I really like the guys tipping the GAZ-67 back into action, and the last image of the worn and weary cleansing and tending to their wounds.

I hope the Mrs. has a speedy recovery, and much success with your forced relocation. Lol! Have a merry whatever and a bang-up New Year!💥💥💥💥💥

Looking forward to whatever you concoct next!

Cheers!🍺
—mike

PS: 🎶 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶... mic drop ✋🏽🎤...
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 02:06 AM UTC
Tim you give a very unique quality to your figures. There is often something definitely above and beyond in their lifelike aura and expression.

The best to both you and your wife!
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 01:48 AM UTC
Not sure if I'm looking a diorama or watching a movie post production!

Great shots, very convincing!!

Hope your wife got recovered soon!
Dioramartin
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 05:55 PM UTC
Thanks Mike - the irony is that so much of your work on this is by definition invisible, that defines its excellence. Edo glad you like it – certainly I think there’s enough seen/unseen material for some scratchy monochromes & if the Post-Prod Mgr isn’t completely sick of the sight of this stuff, maybe post-Xmas we’ll boldly go there, I’ve really enjoyed this collaboration. But right now after 7 months and 191 photos later, I’m beat – maybe those of my approximate vintage won’t be the only ones to appreciate this golden oldie which I used to love & laugh about yesterday when I was young...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nmlx8_hy_o

And so the final chapter...



















Thanks for watching/enduring, as already mentioned we’re in process of temporarily moving home ahead of my wife’s operation so the next few months (while I go 12 rounds getting the internet connection switched) will be spent in quiet contemplation about some new project. Meanwhile Compliments of the Season to all, may you have a peaceful, enjoyable break & a Happy New Year. And now...the end is near...and so I face...the final screw it, here’s something useful about Diorama construction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLnZ1NQm2uk

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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 12:39 PM UTC
i don’t know who deserves the more credit, but to me it is a great work: idea, design, realization, production, post production.... just stunning! a great team work! and an inspiration to all of us.
may I suggest a sequence in b&w with a little more grain?
then on with the next project!
really, really well done!
ciao
edo
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 08:58 PM UTC
Way too much credit given to me on this part of the series but thanks none the less. Great job Tim.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 07:03 PM UTC
Thanks Jerry & Phil, yes indeedy...

























Some notes for the curious. Firstly very little went exactly according to plan with this sequence partly as the weather forced me to rush things too much - some things worked, others not so much but overall it’s the best I could do & next time it’ll be better. Secondly, while Mike only had to rescue a few photos in this sequence I’m co-crediting him with all of them because this is a team effort which wouldn’t have got this far if he hadn’t done great things with the earlier sequences & help motivate me to keep going. Thirdly the picture quality’s deliberately variable – some images got blown up along with the trucks to simulate eye-witness conditions. Lastly there’s one more sequence – Aftermath - to come in a few days before I pack the last boxes, sign off & move home so watch this space for one last time
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 06:55 PM UTC
Those shots with the AAA are wonderful !
J
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 05:12 PM UTC
So awesome, Tim! Do I feel a “BOOM” coming on??
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Dioramartin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 04:14 PM UTC
Good point Mike, and at exactly 50ft long at 1/16th it would only overhang into the neighbo*r’s garden by about 15ft. It’ll need approx 441,000 cubic ft of hydrogen which means around 1,340 “T” cylinders (60” x 9.25” diameter), so not too many trucks parked down the street. The only real problem I can think of is how many lorikeets you’ll have to p/shop out during the ignition sequence...
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 09:08 PM UTC
Perhaps at 1/16th scale if you made it out of Aluminum powder coated tin foil it would be self-supporting - no strings attached!

Self-supporting AND self-destructive!
Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 06:34 PM UTC
Thanks Nick, well my dynamo slipped – I’ve just replaced image 2-6 at Mike’s behest as he’d gone to a lot of trouble to get the distant jeep’s front wheel back on the ground & I’d posted the wrong version. As to what’s next, we’ll just have to call in the agents...lawyers...PR execs, you know what it’s like - sequels seldom work out & we’re not in it for the money. Seeing as there’s a lot of fishing line left, maybe a 1/16th scale Hindenburg at Lakehurst ...
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 06:22 AM UTC
Hey Tim - wow!!! Those look great! - all the practice, tests, and experiments have really paid off for you! Now - as for the jeeps - wheels off the ground = almost as much trouble as getting shot at!! Lol - if they evade the shooting, they'll be rock and rolling right into the ditch!! Haha - really excellent Tim and, Mike! The dynamic duo!

Hmm....what will you two do next??

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:56 AM UTC
Thanks guys – the ol’ shot-up Merc dio base came in handy for this backward-looking set. Trying to get movement, wheels off the ground wasn’t altogether successful so I made up a pile of dust from powder-paint next to the jeep & blew down a tube as I took the photo...like Bill I never inhaled
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:08 AM UTC
That is awesome!!! 💥💥💥💥💥

—mike
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 11:16 PM UTC
Very very convincing set of pics !! Cool. You are really getting good at this man.
J
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:42 PM UTC