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"Separate the tanks from the Infantry"
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 08:50 PM UTC
Very cool builds bro !!
Attention to detail bar none ....
Golikell
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 04:16 AM UTC
How dare you! I looked only away for a few days, and you come up with 2 briljant figs!!!

I love the amount of detail you put on them...
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 03:21 AM UTC
Thanks guys for the very kind remarks!
Here is another dude.

Hmmmm vieleicht 60 meter??

G-man69
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 12:14 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,

Another excellent figure, and I love the undergrowth, .

How big is the base that we see your figures populating?

Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 02:23 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry,

Another excellent figure, and I love the undergrowth, .

How big is the base that we see your figures populating?

Cheers, ,

G



Thanks G.
I have forsaken the usual method of dios. Because I never have anything leave the premises any longer I don't finish a dio with a nice looking base and everything. All is constructed with just photography in mind. I now make "sets" that can be used like in the movies. This lets me move faster when I put together an episode in th series about Epsom. The largest "set" I have so far is about one foot by eight inches roughly. I am working on a village set much larger though.
In other words, it's all smoke and mirrors old son. LoL
Thank you Sir!
J
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 10:46 PM UTC
Very , very cool JR , exceptional work !!
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 - 02:28 AM UTC

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Very , very cool JR , exceptional work !!



Thanks buddy,
I appreciate the kind words,
J
justsendit
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 - 04:46 AM UTC
Jerry, Your new “sets” method really works for me. This one looks great!🍺

—mike
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 - 05:27 AM UTC

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Jerry, Your new “sets” method really works for me. This one looks great!🍺

—mike



Thanks Mike.
Glad you like it!
J
Dioramartin
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 02:33 AM UTC
Never a dud figure, yours always have purpose and/or animation & I still can’t quite put my finger on how you do it – surely it ain’t all in the eyes? Anyhow keep on foxing me & I’ll let you know when I spot the mirror too
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 04:58 AM UTC

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Never a dud figure, yours always have purpose and/or animation & I still can’t quite put my finger on how you do it – surely it ain’t all in the eyes? Anyhow keep on foxing me & I’ll let you know when I spot the mirror too



A good magician never reveals the secrets! But then there is always.....The Spanish Inquisition!
You just never know when they'll show up,
J
Hohenstaufen
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 07:34 AM UTC

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I have forsaken the usual method of dios. Because I never have anything leave the premises any longer I don't finish a dio with a nice looking base and everything. All is constructed with just photography in mind. I now make "sets" that can be used like in the movies. This lets me move faster when I put together an episode in th series about Epsom. The largest "set" I have so far is about one foot by eight inches roughly. I am working on a village set much larger though.
In other words, it's all smoke and mirrors old son. LoL



Genius! I had been thinking of doing something along the same lines (easy to think of, less easy to do!), but you've gone and done it! Love the latest figure BTW.
G-man69
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 02:15 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,

It might be 'smoke and mirrors', but it's a great idea, and you've done an amazing job of it...doubt Industrial Light and Magic could have done better in their good old days before everything became CGI, .

Makes me think I might create one small generic diorama for each theatre of operation, e.g. NW Europe, Italy, North Africa, & Far East etc.

Could then focus on different vehicles and figures and photograph them against a suitable base...would solve my space issue for lots of separate dioramas, .

Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 05:52 AM UTC
I wish you luck,G , in your future experiences in the wonderful world of set design !
Here are a few bits I did manage to build lately. A British type "L" field phone and wire spool and some ready HE rounds with carrier. I need to find pics of a fuse setting wrench.
J



Nothing breathtaking here. I am unhappy with the field phone but hey....at least it's forward movement.
J
Sean50
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 01:41 AM UTC

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I need to find pics of a fuse setting wrench.




This sort of detail is one of the things that make your work stand out, Jerry! Keep it up.

The rifle-grenade guy looks suitably furtive, too

Cheers

Sean
Johnnych01
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 02:04 AM UTC
Jerry, you mentioned "The Scenic Factory" earlier in the post as to where you get most of your foliage from. Does anyone in the UK know of a place over here we can get the same type of stuff or an outlet here ? Do model railway shops cater to our needs for these items nowadays ? I havent been in one for years.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 02:07 AM UTC

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I need to find pics of a fuse setting wrench.




This sort of detail is one of the things that make your work stand out, Jerry! Keep it up.

The rifle-grenade guy looks suitably furtive, too

Cheers

Sean




Thanks Sean,
I will do my best,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 02:10 AM UTC

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Jerry, you mentioned "The Scenic Factory" earlier in the post as to where you get most of your foliage from. Does anyone in the UK know of a place over here we can get the same type of stuff or an outlet here ? Do model railway shops cater to our needs for these items nowadays ? I havent been in one for years.



Model railroad stockists have been the best places to go for scenery stuff for years, IMHO.
Also the great outdoors is a great supplier of bits to use. But the interwebs can also be your friend of course.
J
Johnnych01
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 03:39 AM UTC
Thanks Jerry, and btw, the scene is looking spot on ...as usual... great work and detailing.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:08 PM UTC
Hey Jerry if you haven’t found that wrench already you might find it here & plenty more…

https://www.thegunner.net/ccp8/Category/25Pr_accs

and that soil’s perfect, is that just garden-sieved or with additives/special recipe?
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 02:38 AM UTC

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Hey Jerry if you haven’t found that wrench already you might find it here & plenty more…

https://www.thegunner.net/ccp8/Category/25Pr_accs

and that soil’s perfect, is that just garden-sieved or with additives/special recipe?



Wow! Thanks Tim,
That is a treasure trove of good stuff. Now I need to scratch more teeny bits! LoL
The soil is from the garden. No sifting,just some crushing with the flat edge of an old butter knife. Low tech,as usual,
J
cheyenne
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 09:29 PM UTC
Beautiful work as always man , detail bar none !!
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 01:39 AM UTC

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Beautiful work as always man , detail bar none !!



Thanks buddy!
You seem to have the dubious honor of posting the last message on this thread. I have moved ops over to the new AO on the "New" forums.
Ta !

J