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jrutman
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2011 - 08:07 AM UTC
Thanks all for the kind words. Feedback means a lot!.
J
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2011 - 08:09 AM UTC

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Jerry this is fantastic work you are doing here, I hope when you finish this build you will consider sending Armorama a build feature.


Darren,
I would love to but you will have to walk me through how to submit it as I have just barely figured out how to up-load pix onto a website! I am game though.
J
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2011 - 08:28 PM UTC
Yo Jerry,

Nice story so far...I really like it....nice scratchwork and build up on the limber.

Looking forward to see the diorama.

Greetz Nico
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2011 - 10:55 PM UTC

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Jerry this is fantastic work you are doing here, I hope when you finish this build you will consider sending Armorama a build feature.


Darren,
I would love to but you will have to walk me through how to submit it as I have just barely figured out how to up-load pix onto a website! I am game though.
J



Will do Jerry. It is simply a case of sending a word document with the text, and the pictures zipped up in name order to help the editor get them in the correct order on the feature. Bill Plunk's features are a good place to look for a guide on how to write a build feature
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 03:13 AM UTC
I will sincerely try to put together a build article. If I fail it will not be from lack of interest,but rather from computor ineptness!
Here is the latest up-date. Added some detail to my limber and shot some primer




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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 08:36 AM UTC
Got the second horse about done. I think that I am improving on this unfamiliar subject. Hope so anyway. He is bothered by flies. The off side horses were rigged to ride in case they had to replace tired or wounded/dead horses.Their sturrips were hooked onto the saddle so they wouldn't bang against the horses side.





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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 02:34 PM UTC
Now that's a horse! Great work and the hair looks believable
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 11:34 AM UTC
Thanks Greg,wasn't sure at first that I could pull it off! See if I can improve on the next one.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 06:40 AM UTC
Nice job Jerry, the horse looks exquisite and the scratched wagon is well done! Did you use hemp for the horses tail and mane?

Regards,
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 11:17 AM UTC

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Nice job Jerry, the horse looks exquisite and the scratched wagon is well done! Did you use hemp for the horses tail and mane?

Regards,


The main and tail are made from embroidery thread that I un-raveled. Hemp was too course.
J
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 07:16 AM UTC
Small update. Got 4 horses almost done and the first little dude about 90% done.



What say ye?
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 09:19 AM UTC
Had to show the sculpting on this wonderful head by Alpine. My new favorite figure company. Figures rarely capture that late war starved look that afflicted the Wehrmacht but t his face does. There was also a lot of long hair goin on at that late date.


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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 02:05 PM UTC
incredible work jerry! the hair on the horses look really cool, as do the horses themselves.
great work
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 04:02 PM UTC
Got me some paintin done. Still a lot of weathering/painting to get done though.Here is where I stand:



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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 07:56 PM UTC
Hi Jerry,

Missed this until now.
This looks really great! I like how you take your time to do it right.
I made one horse hair with fur, very difficult to control because it was so fine. Your method looks very very good also

Well done

Claude
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 05:02 AM UTC
Thanks Claude! I didn't think many people were paying attention so it's great to hear from some one of your ability.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 04:18 AM UTC
Jerry,
Do you have any inprogress photo's of doing the horse's maines and tails Those look so reallistic. What type of embrodier thread did you use. Can't wait to see more progress photos.
Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 05:01 AM UTC

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Jerry,
Do you have any inprogress photo's of doing the horse's maines and tails Those look so reallistic. What type of embrodier thread did you use. Can't wait to see more progress photos.
Tom


Tom,
Sorry,no in progress pics of the thread. I just got regular embroidery thread from the hobby/sewing shop and picked the best color(they have dozens) Unravel the thred by strand and then cut to length. It takes time,I won't lie. I glued the thread to a piece of solder because the base of a horses tail is a thick stub(that is how they flick that thing)
J
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 07:37 AM UTC
Small update on the last 2 horses(front) with a different type of harness.

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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 - 07:25 AM UTC
Wow, those horses really look amazing. Great job on their poses. I'll stay tuned.
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 - 07:44 AM UTC
Thankee Des!
Wish I had more time to work on it.
J
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 - 09:00 AM UTC
Jerry: very impressive work!! I will look to this for inspiration as I move into my What If campaign build, although I know I'll never come close to your detail and skill. Truely awesome to see.

Happy Modelling, -zon
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2011 - 07:22 AM UTC
Awesome horses!!
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 03:48 AM UTC
Zon and Vlad,
Thanks for looking in and keeping an eye on things. I really wanted to have the main part of this done by now but life keeps getting in the way. Sometimes the breaks between working on this get so long that I feel like I''m starting from scratch when I get back on it.
But I am thankful to be able to keep working on my hobby and for all of your kind words here.
J
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 04:28 AM UTC
Great work on the horses, the tails and mains look so realistic, inspiring workmanship.

Tom