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Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
It’s a GAZ (GAZ GAZ)
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 03:14 PM GMT+7
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 ✋🏽🎤...
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 09:06 AM GMT+7
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 - 08:48 AM GMT+7
Not sure if I'm looking a diorama or watching a movie post production!

Great shots, very convincing!!

Hope your wife got recovered soon!
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:55 AM GMT+7
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 - 07:39 PM GMT+7
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: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 03:58 AM GMT+7
Way too much credit given to me on this part of the series but thanks none the less. Great job Tim.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 02:03 AM GMT+7
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: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:55 AM GMT+7
Those shots with the AAA are wonderful !
J
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 12:12 AM GMT+7
So awesome, Tim! Do I feel a “BOOM” coming on??
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:14 PM GMT+7
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: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 04:08 AM GMT+7
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!
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 01:34 AM GMT+7
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 - 01:22 PM GMT+7
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 - 12:56 PM GMT+7
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 - 07:08 AM GMT+7
That is awesome!!! 💥💥💥💥💥

—mike
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 06:16 AM GMT+7
Very very convincing set of pics !! Cool. You are really getting good at this man.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 03:53 PM GMT+7
Ah yes the clip of that thing spinning out of control is priceless...when Churchill said they’d fight them on the beaches he clearly meant the Panjandrum’s crew vs their own equipment. I think the Kugelpanzer would have the edge, although I’m not sure how it was ever going to deploy with no weapon – a phalanx of them squashing the enemy in some kind of mass-pinball attack? Presumably the Panjan’s defence would be to barge the Kugels over onto their sides...that’s an unusual image, a bunch of them slowly rotating horizontally on the battlefield with their occupants dizzied to death

But back to Susie's rehab locomotion - this looks far more practical, Kopczynski’s...er... ground-breaking Walking Wheel design from 1949:



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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 05:47 AM GMT+7
And noooow, in opposite corners ... Kugelpanzeeeer!🥊 ... versuuuus ... Panjandruuuum!🥊 ... 🛎 Ding!



No animals allowed on the beach, please!

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:38 PM GMT+7
It’s OK Mike (F) I’ve already packed away my workshop (sob) & the carving knife just won’t cut it. And Mike (K) yeah I’ve been looking at rehab vehicles and I think I’ve found the perfect solution...



...I think this Kugelpanzer should just fit in the Lift, maybe have to widen some apartment doors, but great all-terrain potential too so we can still go bush-walking and even with a dab of sealant here & there surfing too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCqYALIc4jU
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 06:06 AM GMT+7
Lol!

Tim! ... Step awaaay from the X-Acto knife and the CA. Let the doctors handle it! 😷

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 05:34 AM GMT+7
Tim, I have to admit I love what you have done and are still doing - keep it up!

I guess you wife is going to be wheeling around on one of those one legged bicycles that you kneel on. Hope the healing goes quickly. If only I could "retouch" her achilles with Photoshop - that could fix her up real quick.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
Thanks Dave, positive review very much appreciated! It was quite a shambolic series of never-ending back-lot scenes & trailers until Mike K came on board & solved the production issues. You should see the two images he’s just sent back to me for Seq 2 – good-but-deeply-flawed turned into beauties, coming to a screen near you next week. Susie says thanks too - more kisses blowing around, should I worry?
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:12 PM GMT+7
Outstanding beginnings Tim! I went back thru the photos again and its almost impossible to tell the canopy's been "touched". Mike you're the man!
Aaand you guys get my vote(s) for best adapted screenplay (pun intended ).
Oh WTH: best foreign film, best visual effects, best animated short, and naturally best film editing - hands down.

Big BRAVISIMO for you dude, thanks for your dedication to finish this one, I know this is a labor of love.

Regards Dave

...and good luck w/ the Mrs' operation too!