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Armorsmith
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 07:22 AM UTC
You have a real knack for composition. Excellent use of the implied danger somewhere in the distance across the meadow. The running figures, their bent posture, their quick glances across the opening, all add to the sense of urgency and danger. Well done.
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 03:29 AM UTC
Dave
Sean
Alex
Mike
Armorsmith

Thanks so much guys for the extremely generous praise. I always appreciate the effort it takes when you guys weigh in. Not much of that going on these days in life in general. Seriously.
I had fun building this one and learned a few things thankfully,like what cows are common in Normandy and the type of gates commonly used.
Thanks again guys,
J
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:43 PM UTC
Hi Jerry,

Your work is simply remarkable - almost unbelievable! I think we’re all lucky that you post the WIP drawings along the way - each of your logs is a great lesson for us, and an always open door for you to walk through to one great concept after another - wow!

Looking forward to whatever you take on next!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:35 PM UTC
Perfect Jerry , dam brilliantly beautiful . The build in itself is a jaw dropper but the addition of your backdrops just takes the beauty of your extremely detailed work and multiplies it by 100 !!!!!
Very , very , very cool !!!
Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:39 PM UTC
I love your dioramas, especially the stories you add to the pictures. I watch it with pleasure.


Kuba
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 02:47 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry,

Your work is simply remarkable - almost unbelievable! I think we’re all lucky that you post the WIP drawings along the way - each of your logs is a great lesson for us, and an always open door for you to walk through to one great concept after another - wow!

Looking forward to whatever you take on next!

Cheers
Nick



Thanks Nick!
This is still the only forum that allows me to post a build log like the one you refer to. No other place has a forum anything like this.
I refer folks looking at my stuff on FB to look here for the build log. I don't know if anyone does so but it is available!
J
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 02:49 AM UTC

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Perfect Jerry , dam brilliantly beautiful . The build in itself is a jaw dropper but the addition of your backdrops just takes the beauty of your extremely detailed work and multiplies it by 100 !!!!!
Very , very , very cool !!!




Thanks buddy. High praise coming from a gifted builder like yourself!
I am happy all the time I spent painting the backdrops is noticed plus I got to use them now for newer projects! Hahahaha because they sure took some time to make and tested my abilities more than you know!
J
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 02:50 AM UTC

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I love your dioramas, especially the stories you add to the pictures. I watch it with pleasure.


Kuba




Thanks Kuba!
Telling the story is the most important thing for me. I am a frustrated film maker! These dios are a substitute for story boards for me.
Thanks again man,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 04:58 AM UTC
Jerry, love your dios, man!!! I specially like the camo you have done, amazing.

Congrats, my friend!
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 05:28 AM UTC

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Jerry, love your dios, man!!! I specially like the camo you have done, amazing.

Congrats, my friend!




Thanks Nacho! Kind words,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 08:15 AM UTC
Top story telling as always. I dont post as much as I should but Ive got to say how much i enjoy seeing your dios develop from modifying figures, to painting, building the basework and beyond. Cheers.
treadstone
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC
Simply stunning, your work is inspirational.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:13 AM UTC
Awesome work as usual Jerry. Is there any chance you are going to enter any of your work in the Three Rivers IPMS TriCon in March? I actually took vacation so I could go. Great stuff here Jerry. I am amazed.
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 03:38 AM UTC
Paul,Juan and Jeff!

Thanks so much for the very kind words Gents!
Jeff,prolly not gonna drive out for that event,sorry. Road trips are not as appealing in my older days! LoL
J
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Nice work as always, Jerry.
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 02:27 PM UTC
Brilliant, nothing much more to say than that.

Cheers, D
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 02:15 AM UTC
Bill and Aussiereg !
Thanks for the kind remarks Gents!
J
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:58 AM UTC
Jerry, you surpass yourself yet again.

Quite apart from the beautiful work on the figures and landscape, there is so much else besides: a sense of movement, action somewhere off the scene and a simple story.

The dud mortar rounds are probably my favourite touch.

Keep up the good work, keep fit and well - and I look forward to the next one.

Tim
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:39 AM UTC
What they said Jerry, and some of your very best diorama photography too
Richard_E
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:59 AM UTC

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What they said Jerry, and some of your very best diorama photography too




Switch some of the pictures to black and white and work some magic in Photoshop and they'd probably pass as genuine photographs from the Normandy front-line.

Jerry: some more of your usual immaculate and inspirational work sir.
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC

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... The dud mortar rounds are probably my favourite touch.


That settles it, my eyes are shot... Never saw that dud stuck in the ground. I would've tripped on it and set it off!💥 Thank's for the warning, Tim!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 02:17 AM UTC
Two Tims,Richard and Mike,
Thanks so much guys for the uplifting comments. Nice to read on another gloomy day here.
Richard,my buddy Andrew Argent turned one of these pics into a nice muted color pic ala 1940s agfa film style on FB. It is soooo cool looking but way beyond my meager computer skills to transfer over to here.
Thanks for writing guys,
J
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 07:16 AM UTC

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Paul,Juan and Jeff!

Thanks so much for the very kind words Gents!
Jeff,prolly not gonna drive out for that event,sorry. Road trips are not as appealing in my older days! LoL
J




Believe me...I know. Great work.