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  "Stealing Time"
Eagle
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 07:25 AM UTC
Most of us will remember the topics where Kevin Gardner (Jackhammer81) showed us in progress pictures of his diorama “Stealing Time”. In this feature Kevin takes us by the hand and he leads us through the building process.

"Stealing Time"

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 07:39 AM UTC
A fantastic dio with a fantastic feature! Your work always amazes me. Many thanks.
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 07:57 AM UTC
Kevin:

Another informative article explaining how you created another great diorama. Keep them coming!

Keith
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 08:04 AM UTC
Ciao Danny,
Thanks for the post. Kevin really does a wonderful job on all his stuff. Some people have all the talent.
Ciao for now
Rob
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 08:26 AM UTC
Excallent all around - nice diorama and nice feature - thanks Kevin and Danny. Both commendable.
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 08:52 AM UTC
Kevin -

What a fantastic way to top off such an outstanding diorama and project. Quality begets quality, and the article is a gem. I've printed this one out and added it to my "the best way to do things" examples. Thanks for sharing and very anxious to see your next project.

Blade48mrd
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Visayas, Philippines
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 01:54 PM UTC
That's a very beautiful diorama, Kevin. Good composition and the dio tells a story.

I love it and I copy-pasted the pics and placed it in "My Favorite Models" folder.

Congratulations for a dio very well done.

Angela
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Tekirdag, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 06:43 PM UTC
Great diorama and great feature. Thanks Kevin and Danny.
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 06:48 PM UTC
Superb article with a detailed description of a superb dio.
Thanks
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 08:59 PM UTC
Kevin,

Just when I thought you couldn't top the dio itself... you topped it by giving us an SBS on it! Thanks buddy!

Not bad at all! Are you sure this one was only dio number 3 or 4???? :-) :-) :-) :-)

Rudi
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 10:56 PM UTC
Great Job kevin, It's a fantastic dio and your step by step is quite informative. It certainly inspires me to do another Ardennes dio and use some of your techniques you have so kindly shared.
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2005 - 02:11 AM UTC
Great work Kevin! Nice article you do a great job everytime. Hope to see you this weekend.
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2005 - 11:46 AM UTC
Thanks everyone for the comments I really appreciate them. I hope the article is easy to follow and that everyone enjoys it as it was a lot of fun to write. Rudi, yes this is just number 4 for me. I still have lots to learn. Paul, will see you on Monday :-) Cheers Kevin
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 07:57 PM UTC
Since in every one of your next dios u use more and more advanced techniques and u really ask a lot and search a lot around, the improvement is just a natural procedure if we think of your amazing dioraming skills. Big or small u have the ability to create the perfect environment to host your vehicles and figures .
So what more to say , another winner is born here Brother.
Keep doing that as good as u used to do !!!!!!

Congratulations
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Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 08:22 PM UTC
Fantastic dio and great article...congrats bro. The final is perfect as always.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 11:28 AM UTC
Super work.
The trees look great, along with the rest of the groundwork.
The Wolf figures add to the cold look of things!

Cheers
Andy
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 09:12 PM UTC
Thats a very fine piece of work. Its always nice to see b/w photos of dios. They seem more realistic and fantastic than they already are.

Thanks for sharing

Simon
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2005 - 11:52 AM UTC
Jackhammer,

Outstanding work!

The pines and ground cover are excellent! Good to see someone else who is espousing model railroad supplies. Last week I was at the NMRA 2005 Nat Con and watched Mr. Bragdon demonstrate some of his products. Bought a bag of the pine boughs. I was considering doing a review of them, would you consider it, as you already have the pix and "how-to"?

I'll be viewing more of this diorama. Appears that your figures are more in natural posture than usual. Great job!
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 05:50 AM UTC
It's an awesome dio! Lots of realism and action going on in small groups that draw the attention of the viewer! Very well built! Very well painted and weathered! what can one say more! A marvel! Congratulations!
Cheers and happy modelling!
Prato
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 08:47 AM UTC
Hi Everyone, I am really glad you like the article. I am glad it came out easy to read and follow. Fred, as far as the bragdon branches go...I'm out of them I would have loved to do a review on them but I am busy working on a couple more grass reviews and some other items I have seen in railroad sections of the hobby shops and having been brain storming with my lhs owner, so there are going to be some more coming from me in this area. I would love to see you do the bragdon review. If there are any questions I can help with please let me know. Cheers Kevin
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 09:10 PM UTC
I'm amazed! I've printed this off and am using it as guidance for my first dio ever, which will be of the Battle of the Bulge.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 11:09 PM UTC
Sam, it's nice to see you going through the feature section, and finding useful, and helpful articles.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 11:25 PM UTC
Very encouraging. Thanks.

Could you give any advice here?

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=99800&page=1
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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 04:49 AM UTC



Sam, just checked, seems you already got some great and simple suggestions. Good luck, and hopefully you'll post some photos of those trees after you make them.