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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 03:25 PM UTC
This is a really Rad diorama story concept. Your build and paint skills are outstanding.




jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC

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This is a really Rad diorama story concept. Your build and paint skills are outstanding.







Thank you Sir! I appreciate your nice comments,
J
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Looking good, Jerry

Urban or rural setting?

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 08:26 AM UTC
Jerry,
As always some incredible work you are showing us all; thank you for the inspiration of what can be done with 'homely' plastic figures.
If I may ask, any particular methods you employ for the great looking oak leaf pattern you're putting down?

Cheers,
Rick
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 03:59 AM UTC

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Looking good, Jerry

Urban or rural setting?

Cheers

Sean



It's gonna be rural,in Normandy. I am looking for good pics of period gates for farmers' fields right now.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 04:05 AM UTC

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Jerry,
As always some incredible work you are showing us all; thank you for the inspiration of what can be done with 'homely' plastic figures.
If I may ask, any particular methods you employ for the great looking oak leaf pattern you're putting down?

Cheers,
Rick



Thanks Rick.
The pattern is made by painting the background first and then doing the highlites and low areas on it. I have found this is the best way to retain the cammo pattern. I then make the "islands" out of dark green along with the dark green spots in between the islands. I then add the bright green dots inside the islands and over top most of the dark spots. Lastly the dark green spots are added in the larger light green areas. Then highlights are added over the whole smock using the AK "global highlights" color. The very highest areas are accentuated with the global color with off white mixed in.
Hope that makes sense. I also have excellent refs on all this type of cammo. The helmet cover is different. they used different colors for those and a different pattern.
J
Sean50
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 05:02 AM UTC

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It's gonna be rural,in Normandy. I am looking for good pics of period gates for farmers' fields right now.
J



Here you go,

This is pretty much standard throughout Normandy. Bodged repairs are common, using string, wire, or anything suitable.





Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC

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It's gonna be rural,in Normandy. I am looking for good pics of period gates for farmers' fields right now.
J



Here you go,

This is pretty much standard throughout Normandy. Bodged repairs are common, using string, wire, or anything suitable.





Cheers



Sean





Wow man! Sean that is freekin PERFECT! Thanks a bunch for this early Christmas gift.
Now....if I could just figure out how to order direct from Heimdhal I could get the new edition of Normandy'44 concerning Raurey,etc.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 08:30 AM UTC
I like the box Jerry.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Great shooter Jerry, you’ve got the intent/focus of that moment of taking the shot
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 02:28 AM UTC
Dan and Tim,
Thanks guys! I hope you both have a spectacular holiday season,
J
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 05:44 AM UTC
Jerry... been awhile since I've posted thanks to forgetting my password but I've been lurking in the shadows with your past few forum posts. Every time I see your work I'm still in awe with what you do. There are a lot of talented individuals on this site and within this hobby but I think many people here will agree that your work stands out as it is beyond impressive and unbelievably realistic in terms of detail. This goes for each of your builds. Each time I come to the site I look forward to clicking on the forums and seeing you've started a new thread. Ok enough with the a$$ kissing (really, it's hard to tell I'm a fan haha)
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 11:54 AM UTC
Jerry,
Like Mike..I too have been gone a very long time. When I clicked on latest posts this thread was on top. All I can saw is "WOW!" Looking forward to seeing more!
Happy New year Sir!
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 04:00 AM UTC

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Jerry... been awhile since I've posted thanks to forgetting my password but I've been lurking in the shadows with your past few forum posts. Every time I see your work I'm still in awe with what you do. There are a lot of talented individuals on this site and within this hobby but I think many people here will agree that your work stands out as it is beyond impressive and unbelievably realistic in terms of detail. This goes for each of your builds. Each time I come to the site I look forward to clicking on the forums and seeing you've started a new thread. Ok enough with the a$$ kissing (really, it's hard to tell I'm a fan haha)






Thanks for the words of encouragement buddy It was a nice gift for me today to read this.
Nothing new for a while now because I have been awfully sick and am now battling pneumonia.
But I shall return to the fight another day!
J
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 04:02 AM UTC

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Jerry,
Like Mike..I too have been gone a very long time. When I clicked on latest posts this thread was on top. All I can saw is "WOW!" Looking forward to seeing more!
Happy New year Sir!



Thanks buddy! I really appreciate it. It bolsters my attitude while I fight this freekin bug that I have.
J
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC
Amazing camo! What size brush do you use for the dots?
CombatInScale
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 06:03 AM UTC

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Thanks for the words of encouragement buddy It was a nice gift for me today to read this.
Nothing new for a while now because I have been awfully sick and am now battling pneumonia.
But I shall return to the fight another day!
J



Understandable... Rest easy and fight hard. Wishing you well from here
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC
Drink some Old Crow Jerry!
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 01:55 PM UTC
Hope you’re taking medical advice Jerry, 15 years ago I thought I just had a bad cough for 3+ weeks until I cracked a rib - ended up in hospital on i/v antibio drip for several days having some unpleasant procedures to get rid of the pneumo - shoulda gone to a doctor in the first place. Get well soon
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 02:55 PM UTC
Hope you kick this thing quick and easy Jerry!

I have been unable to spend any time here (nor the bench ) as well, but always look frwd to the latest developements when I can.
And you never let us down Sir, thank you for your inspiration.

Regards
Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 09:26 AM UTC

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Amazing camo! What size brush do you use for the dots?



I use an artist paint brush designed for make small dots. They actually exist!
J
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 09:27 AM UTC

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Drink some Old Crow Jerry!
Dan



Always good advice! LoL
J
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 09:29 AM UTC

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Hope you’re taking medical advice Jerry, 15 years ago I thought I just had a bad cough for 3+ weeks until I cracked a rib - ended up in hospital on i/v antibio drip for several days having some unpleasant procedures to get rid of the pneumo - shoulda gone to a doctor in the first place. Get well soon



Thanks for the well wishes buddy. My bone head endured for 3 days until I conceded and sought medical advice. I am on anti-biot now but mending very slowly.
Onward and upward!
J
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 09:31 AM UTC

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Hope you kick this thing quick and easy Jerry!

I have been unable to spend any time here (nor the bench ) as well, but always look frwd to the latest developements when I can.
And you never let us down Sir, thank you for your inspiration.

Regards
Dave


Thanks as always Dave for checking in and giving me your usual (much appreciated( pep talk.
Hope the new year gives you more time for building!
J
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC
Next guy done. First time I managed to paint the silkscreen registration number 2 on a scale fig and actually have it show up!







So....four down and two to go!
J