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jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 02:12 PM GMT+7
I was throwing out some stuff again to make room and was presented with one of the reminders of my very poor memory.
You may remember me posting about this electric/telephone wire bracket I needed info on and then scratchbuilding.



What I found at the bottom of a box today.



Hmmmm. Oh well.
J




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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 07:56 AM GMT+7

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Absolutely fantastic Jerry! I've not been on here for ages with one thing and another so had missed the final stages but it truly is a work of art. With the narrative it all comes together beautifully and shows the level of research that you put in before you even picked up a kit. It certainly paid off as each figure becomes a historical person rather than just a brilliantly painted figure. I think this has to be one of my favourites that you've built in that you can identify with each personality in the historical action. I take my hat off to you yet again! Top work!




Thanks man !
You always have just the right thing to say to make me feel like I did my job ! Thank you !
J
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 07:39 AM GMT+7
Absolutely fantastic Jerry! I've not been on here for ages with one thing and another so had missed the final stages but it truly is a work of art. With the narrative it all comes together beautifully and shows the level of research that you put in before you even picked up a kit. It certainly paid off as each figure becomes a historical person rather than just a brilliantly painted figure. I think this has to be one of my favourites that you've built in that you can identify with each personality in the historical action. I take my hat off to you yet again! Top work!
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:24 PM GMT+7
Excellent, Jerry! Thanks for posting this.
I reckon any larger the Pak40 would be a bit lost, smaller it would be too cramped, this is just about perfect.

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 03:38 AM GMT+7

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I imagined it to be three times that size! Such a lot of seriously in depth detail packed into a pretty modest sized base...really impressive!

Hope those rubber tires on the PaK40 are still holding out?



Thanks buddy,
The tires are mighty fine still. Reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated.
J
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 07:59 AM GMT+7
I imagined it to be three times that size! Such a lot of seriously in depth detail packed into a pretty modest sized base...really impressive!

Hope those rubber tires on the PaK40 are still holding out?
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 06:44 AM GMT+7
As promised here is an over-all birds eye view of the whole shebang. Not the size you envisioned ?


jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 04:02 AM GMT+7

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Outstanding. I have been traveling, Jerry, and just picked up this thread again. Really master modeling, and more, the story is excellent and well-told.



Thanks Bill !
Welcome home and I thank you for taking the time to make such a nice comment !
J
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 02:58 AM GMT+7
Outstanding. I have been traveling, Jerry, and just picked up this thread again. Really master modeling, and more, the story is excellent and well-told.
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 07:24 AM GMT+7

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Jerry, another one belted out of the ballpark! Well done good sir! Well done! Can’t wait to see what is next...

Looking forward to more from Master Rutman...




Thanks for the kind remarks buddy,but even more WELCOME BACK !!
J
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 05:30 AM GMT+7
Jerry, another one belted out of the ballpark! Well done good sir! Well done! Can’t wait to see what is next...

Looking forward to more from Master Rutman...
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:18 PM GMT+7

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Hi Jerry,

Any progress on the diorama? I'm following it with great interest and a sense of awe at your excellent workmanship.

If I may ask, for the PaK40 did you use the rubber/vinyl (?) tires that come with the Dragon kit?

If so, have you ever had any problems with the rubber perishing or disintegratibg in time? Do you paint with enamels or acrylics?

I have the Dragon PaK40 kit and want to do it justice like you've done here!



Thanks buddy!
The dio has been finished for a while now and is a page or 2 back in this thread. I used the Dragon vinyl tiers yes. They are very new so I haven't had them painted long enough to see how they react !
I used acrylics for everything,top to bottom.
Thanks for checking in,
J
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 09:37 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry,

Any progress on the diorama? I'm following it with great interest and a sense of awe at your excellent workmanship.

If I may ask, for the PaK40 did you use the rubber/vinyl (?) tires that come with the Dragon kit?

If so, have you ever had any problems with the rubber perishing or disintegratibg in time? Do you paint with enamels or acrylics?

I have the Dragon PaK40 kit and want to do it justice like you've done here!
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:43 AM GMT+7

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Your work is very inspiring Jerry , good show .

Kurt



Thanks ol buddy ! Nice to see you back here again,
J
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 07:57 PM GMT+7
Your work is very inspiring Jerry , good show .

Kurt
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 06:52 AM GMT+7

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Great work !!! Figs are fantastic



Thank you Sir !
J
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:21 PM GMT+7
Great work !!! Figs are fantastic
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike,I will see what I can do. I am pretty useless getting that kind of thin done though.

Sen,thanks agin amy friend for all the encouragement and words of advice during this project,specially the research items that you provided ! Wonderful stuff and it wouldn't have been as accurate on my part without it all,
J
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 02:59 AM GMT+7
Hello Jerry

I'm a bit late commenting on this as I've been distracted by the things for a week or so.
Anyway, now I'm looking at the finished article it was worth the wait. Fantastic stuff!
The buildings, the street, the vegetation all proved the perfect backdrop for some really nicely done, natural looking figures and an equally good Pak40.
The interaction between them, the sense of "what's going on"... all really well done. Bringing history to life in miniature. Something I aspire to but seldom achieve, certainly not as well as this (and your others too..).
Inspirational stuff!

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 03:44 AM GMT+7
Jerry, A birds' eye view would be most appreciated. ... And not to sound like a broken record, please submit your wonderful work as an Armorama Feature article — out front and foremost where it truly belongs.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 03:16 AM GMT+7
Dale
Nick
Mike F
Mike T
Phil
Steve,
Thanks so much guys for the awesome encouragement. You may not realize it but it does a world of good for me every time.
I am specifically stoked over how you liked the written portion of this latest work. That discipline is yet another one I always wished I had pursued. But reality brought me back to earth quickly ! LoL
As for the next project ? It should be small so I can get something completed right away. I have learned it's good for my work ethic,otherwise the big projects make me feel like I never finish anything an that is not good.
I started on something Friday but already lost the motivation ! So we will see what happens,
Thanks again so much,
I forgot to add,would anyone enjoy seeing a birds' eye view of this dio so you can get an over-all view of its' size ?
J
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 01:44 AM GMT+7
Just brilliant Jerry. The narrative is the icing on the cake.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:04 AM GMT+7
So much more wow than words, flipping thesaurus isn’t helping. Thanks J!
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:54 AM GMT+7
Jerry, what incredible work and what a brilliant accompanying narrative you've given!

I'm loving this build and am getting tons of inspiration from it!

Great work sir!
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 07:13 AM GMT+7
Brilliant execution and narrative! ... Sign me up for your history class! 📚📚📚📚📚

Cheers!🍺
—mike