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captkf
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 04:06 PM UTC
I use to build dioramas and enter them in shows, than in 2016 I had a major stroke, leaving me with only one good hand. But with the encouragement of my wife and a lot of different vises, I tried my hand at it again! I may be a little slower and not as good..but I'm still doing the thing I love!
Here is my first diorama since my stroke...
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captkf
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 04:30 PM UTC
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 04:34 PM UTC
Viewing this from my phone it seems just a touch from being crisp in focus, but I am intrigued. I would very much like to see it from other angles and without any background distractions whenever it is convenient for you. Glad you figured out the photo imbedding as well. While I have not had anything as serious as a stroke, I did injure my right hand years ago and had to retrain myself to hold my airbrush properly and steadily again, so I have some idea of the frustration such things can cause. Welcome back!
edoardo
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 07:12 PM UTC
well sir, I like it!
it rells a story very well in a convincing way.
what else does one asks to a diorama?
in my opinion it is really good!
well done
ciao
edo
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:18 PM UTC
Wow Kirk living proof you canít keep a good model-maker down Ė seriously impressive. Maybe itís the photography, Iíd only suggest the tankís a bit garish but itís a very convincing wreck/scene & Iím in awe of your achievement, many congratulations. As a matter of interest are you using your preferred hand or the other? I ask because Iím predominantly lefty but have always practiced using my right in case it happens to me too, would you endorse keeping that up?
TAFFY3
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 02:07 AM UTC
Very nicely done! Al
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 03:21 AM UTC
A fitting testament to what can be accomplished in adversity !
Nicely done sir !
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strongarden
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 04:48 AM UTC
Kirk firstly, let me also congratulate you on this work. I always enjoy dios with armor in decay.

But I also like what this dio/vignette portrays: the stark contrast between the youthful innocent present (future?), and the stark finality of modern mechanized warfare long past.

Thanks for sharing your personal exp. Kirk. This site and its' members/contributors are sometimes all that is needed to ignite the spark, or even a reminder no?
Works for me, and I'm just a mere "lurker".

Well Done Sir!

Regards
Dave
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captkf
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 09:32 AM UTC
Thank you All for your kind words!
Brekinapec, you're right, I was so excited to be "back in the saddle" again, I just started clicking pictures off. Here are some pics without "background distributions".

Dioramartin, I hope nothing ever happens to you. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. But as for me it "is what it is". And all you can do is make the best of at.
Unfortunately, for me I was predominantly right handed, which was the side affected by my stroke. So now I paint and such using my left hand. I can use my right to hold stuff but I don't have control of it. But that's not my problem as much as my vision. I find it hard to focus on small items.

This was a learning experience for me, and I'm hoping to keep building.