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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:37 AM GMT+7
Suspended road dust effect?! ... You had me at “Diodrama!”

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 02:56 AM GMT+7
Nice!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 01:36 AM GMT+7

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That one’s called “The Great Day of His Wrath” – kinda how I feel about the local weather right now. Anyhow while I’m here, waiting (waiting waiting) for calm conditions I tried out an idea today that woke me up one night recently - I think it might have some...wait for it...traction, although still need to work out if/how it will work in the main convoy dio given the number of vehicles...



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That is freekin awesome dude ! Totally fools the eye. Except maybe the tree that's fallen over.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 01:27 AM GMT+7
That one’s called “The Great Day of His Wrath” – kinda how I feel about the local weather right now. Anyhow while I’m here, waiting (waiting waiting) for calm conditions I tried out an idea today that woke me up one night recently - I think it might have some...wait for it...traction, although still need to work out if/how it will work in the main convoy dio given the number of vehicles...



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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 02:43 AM GMT+7

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... maybe some circumstantial evidence then that John “Mad” Martin (1789-1854) might be an ancestor...


Hmmmmm 🤔 ... I see it now. Lol!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 02:12 AM GMT+7

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Thanks guys - go Dave, the more differenter the better. Jerry – probably! – and delusional too, maybe some circumstantial evidence then that John “Mad” Martin (1789-1854) might be an ancestor...




Reminds me of the film "The Tree of Life".
Titanic primal forces in action.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 01:31 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys - go Dave, the more differenter the better. Jerry – probably! – and delusional too, maybe some circumstantial evidence then that John “Mad” Martin (1789-1854) might be an ancestor...

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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 03:10 AM GMT+7
Tim
Dunno about any public self-challenges, I mean I already bought the D stuff!
Seriously, you've more than provided enough inspiration for one to jump in and at least try something a tad different, shall we say?

Oh, and nice OingoBoing ref BTW

Great work Tim weather permitting

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 01:11 AM GMT+7
OK,this proves it man. You are certifiable ! LoL
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Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 07:37 PM GMT+7
Thanks Michaels x2, that’s Staffelführer Laurie Keat. Hey Jerry glad you checked out Caravaggio – expression, composition, technique, atmosphere – all off the scale & those gestures & dynamic interactions particularly reminded me of your work. One crazy dude though, lived fast/died young...happily the similarities with you ended with the previous sentence

Spring weather here wrote off any chance of shooting Sequence 2 all week, so instead I tinkered with my re-(re)-engineered in-scale twin 37mm canon rig...





Today, risking more felony charges under what Dubya used to call “counter-tourism” legislation...



For reasons yet to be understood “Melania” failed to fire, but “Ivana” hit just high of the bullseye (the spark is some propellant-residue knocked out of the back of the shell on impact), ricocheting off to lower left...



That was at 15” range, its velocity suggesting it should be accurate to 24” which brings the rig into range for slinging under the big bird for its attack run. All I have to do is set all that up and then hope the hair-drier doesn’t turn the projectiles back on their maker – Mike K, pls don’t stop developing those contingencies.

Some days it’s hard to keep up the motivation with all this adverse meteorology – so in English, one must agitate one’s hind-quarters...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ntB_rVa0ws

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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 05:31 AM GMT+7
Always some form of entertainment on this thread ! LoL
I looked up that artist you referenced on my thread buddy. You are waaaay too kind. He is absolutely brilliant !
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:52 PM GMT+7
Ironically funny! ... The very next comment regarding the hilarious “Regenbogen Geschwader” Keet is from ‘airborne1’ Lol!

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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 02:58 PM GMT+7
Sooo funny Tim

Excellent effort on the diorama and photo angles,looks good.


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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 02:17 PM GMT+7
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 03:49 AM GMT+7
G’day Tim!

Your “Diodrama” is coming together very nicely. I hope the weather and the local flock decide to cooperate, allowing you to continue unhindered. Maybe you could airbrush German insignias on a few of your feathered Jabo friends and use them to your advantage. However, before you proceed, Mr. Hitchcock would have a word with you ...

Cheers!🍿
—mike
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 09:16 PM GMT+7
OK thanks again Jerry,

GMF don’t make accessibility to their products particularly easy but I dug up an email address (in the Return-Products section of their semi-functional website!) so will await response to my enquiry. I couldn’t find a B3 from them anywhere on the net, either as a product or a finished model so not looking too hopeful.

Each to their own re resin - my own experience has tended to be more negative than positive. Maybe I was conned but wasn’t resin marketed as making superior detail possible over plastic? The (admittedly few) resin items I’ve bought over the years generally didn’t live up to that promise, or not enough to justify the extra dollars and I didn’t particularly enjoy building with them either. OK OK lurkers no need to respond, I’m sure there are hundreds of brilliant resin kits out there, many items are only available in resin, & you love ‘em. What I just expressed was a personal opinion based on experience to date, that’s all. And I’m willing to set it aside if I can get hold of this kit at a hoho resin-able price– Jerry mastered it so that’s half my concerns erased already.

Meanwhile for anyone interested in where this project’s at now – there’ll be about 5 sequences of around 5 photos each when this becomes a Photo-Feature (with the blessing of the Editors), Sequence 1 is in the can pending the post-production team’s sign-off, Sequence 2 is er shooting while a couple of tech issues are being wrangled. Ominously a squadron of 50+ rainbow lorikeets including fledglings performed some awesome aerobatics right over my house this morning...


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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 01:13 AM GMT+7

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Hey Mike, yeah I’ve no way of calibrating the rpm other than the hairdrier was on max boost @ 10 cms. It occurred to me that flicking it up to max heat might be a cunning way of bending the blades for a crash-landing dio...

Thanks Jerry – you sure do get around, I had no idea. Would you say this was a fair review?

http://bowemodels.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/build-review-grey-matter-figures-132.html

I’m interested even though this one's the B2 - I'll spend more time looking for a B3, from what you say there is one too? It looks excellent whatever, great job. Hope I won't have to set up a ponzi scheme to afford one.

Thanks Fred & of course NOCH they make the Grasmaster too, so no excuse for forgetting - you also helped cure my amnesia about the other brand I couldn’t name: FALLER

Hi Dave thanks you’re too kind, there’s nothing quite like publically setting oneself a challenge and hey you just did too! No going back now, it’s liberating to mix’n’match scales in 2D dios & I really like the sound of yours, far more extreme than mine - go for it, all we have to fear is Fear itself & the sky falling on our heads. I’d imagine you could use a big-ass styro block or two – 120x80x10 cms.




I would say it's a fair review. Resin kits are always going to be harder than plastic shake n bake kits and are,in fact,modeling projects as opposed to a Tamiya "assembly project".
I sold them the masters for the 75mm version as well so I would think it is also available ?
Speaking as someone that used to love (and still do) the challenge of building vac-u-form kits and scratchbuilding the entire cockpit,landing gear,etc etc I don't view resin kits as all that hard to build,but that's just me ! LoL
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 12:26 AM GMT+7
Hey Mike, yeah I’ve no way of calibrating the rpm other than the hairdrier was on max boost @ 10 cms. It occurred to me that flicking it up to max heat might be a cunning way of bending the blades for a crash-landing dio...

Thanks Jerry – you sure do get around, I had no idea. Would you say this was a fair review?

http://bowemodels.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/build-review-grey-matter-figures-132.html

I’m interested even though this one's the B2 - I'll spend more time looking for a B3, from what you say there is one too? It looks excellent whatever, great job. Hope I won't have to set up a ponzi scheme to afford one.

Thanks Fred & of course NOCH they make the Grasmaster too, so no excuse for forgetting - you also helped cure my amnesia about the other brand I couldn’t name: FALLER

Hi Dave thanks you’re too kind, there’s nothing quite like publically setting oneself a challenge and hey you just did too! No going back now, it’s liberating to mix’n’match scales in 2D dios & I really like the sound of yours, far more extreme than mine - go for it, all we have to fear is Fear itself & the sky falling on our heads. I’d imagine you could use a big-ass styro block or two – 120x80x10 cms.

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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 09:49 AM GMT+7
Tim

This is awesome to say the least! I just went back thru the pages and can only admire your dedication with all the details.
I actually have been gathering bits and kits here and there for a multi-scale diorama depicting an Academy 1/72 Ju87-G on the East front, except viewed from behind Ger troops in 1/16, over T-34/85s in 1/100. I can only humbly aspire to this level of creation.
Fascinating to read thru and you bring wild imagination and mad skills dude!

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
Tim,

Spectacular! Your approach to the hobby is mesmerizing!

NOCH makes static grass sheets and matts. Other manufacturers do, too, but I haven't kept up with them.
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 06:37 AM GMT+7
The spinning prop on your G2 really looks the biz ! Awesome work dude.
The masters I made for the HS129 tank buster in 1/32 scale or now purchased and being cast and sold by Greymatterfigures in England. I made the 30mm and the 75mm version and they are both sold including the wonderful Shatton made brass barrels.
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 05:20 AM GMT+7
Tim, love the "real" prop blur!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 11:26 PM GMT+7
Thanks Everton, take a bow Mike. From the few G2 gun-camera clips I’ve seen, yes it looks like one or two pairs of simultaneous shots were enough per target, - coming in from behind at a shallow angle any vehicle was a sitting duck. Rudel claimed 800 plus a bunch of ships (!) & boats (mostly in the G2) probably an exaggeration but who knows by how much? He also claimed or admitted to have been shot down or force-landed 30 times & he only lost half a leg.

Pity nobody makes a Henschel Hs 129 B3 tank-buster kit these days with the 75mm fully automatic canon in its centreline-pod...one mean machine.

Mike - I’ve sent you provisional/final 1st sequence shots for opinion/P-shopping - Rudel lost all patience with the horizontal wind-sock today...



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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 02:42 AM GMT+7
Wow, what a show!
I liked the photo effects you made
congratulations