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jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:33 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mike and Ron,for staying with this one here. Ron I don't think the shouting thing will work here as there is no rush,just another truck in the crowd heading West! When you see the officer in relation to the driver the hand makes more sense.
J
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 01:53 AM GMT+7
Jerry, absolutely incredible work on the figures. Always make a point of checking this topic out to see what new magic you've done since the last time I was here.
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 05:11 AM GMT+7
Thanks John,
I feel the same about your middle east thing goin on right now!
J
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
I really don't know how you find the motivation, I've got two figures on the go and they seem to be taking ages. Looking real good though.

Kimmo
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 05:50 PM GMT+7
Hi Jerry - with this many figures, I wonder how you will go about painting so many of them? Recently I've been doing it in a bit of a production line - that is skin for as many as I can do - then clothing another day and so on. But you have so many - maybe small groups three or four at a time, take a day off and get back at it?

Ok - take care
Nick
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 03:24 AM GMT+7
Thanks for looking in guys and making the nice remarks. Nick,I will paint them one at a time. This helps me because I have such a short retaining time for techniques,so once I get into it I can use all of the relearned knowledge before I forget it again. This is also why I am converting all of the figs before I paint them.
Might seem odd but I have to work with what I have!
J
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 08:36 AM GMT+7
Brilliant figure work as always Jerry , can't wait to see some paint on them .
There will be a lot of individual things to see , lots of little stories in the back of a truck .......... cool .
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 01:49 PM GMT+7
OK John,here is more and thanks Cheyenne for the always appreciated comments!

Got the trio on the ground about wrapped up except for some tweeks.







Now maybe the pose of the officer makes more sense to some of you?
J
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 01:41 AM GMT+7
Nice progress and this does help with understanding the step board rider. What's next in the production line?
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 05:39 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Nice progress and this does help with understanding the step board rider. What's next in the production line?



I think it's time to re visit the guys in the cab and get them ready so I can paint them and close the cab up.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 05:59 PM GMT+7
There we go! Perfect arrangement my friend, worth the hassle, no doubt at all. Great little scene amongst all this.

It will.be nice to see the cab all finished off too. Excellent work as usual sir.

-Conor
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:03 PM GMT+7
Loving the recent progress Jerry. In relation to the figures getting into the truck, the Officers hand gesture becomes much clearer to understand now. Great to see so many different figures in the back of the truck too- so many little things going on in there!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:21 PM GMT+7
Hi my friend,
I follow your built and excellent figure conversions with great pleasure both here and FB. Absolutely fantastic work.
keep safe
Engin
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 03:54 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry, your project is humming right along, it sure looks like a lot of work. I look forward to your latest updates, and by look of things I am not alone. Have you decided on the overall dio yet, and the surroundings??? Maybe a bottleneck at a bridge with US troops and MPs I have a Famo with trailer and a bunch of etch sets for it. I wonder how many figures could fit on one of these. At my rate it would take me 10 years to finish it, oh well, a fella can dream about it. Hope all is well with you Jerry, and Im looking forward to your next update. Best regards.....Dale
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 05:00 AM GMT+7
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 05:24 AM GMT+7
Need more thumbs-up ... at least two per figure! ... now I've lost count!
The outer fiures lend a very nice balance. Nice update!

—mike
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:14 AM GMT+7
so cool what a great job well done
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:16 AM GMT+7
Sorry,all,for the long delay in getting back to answering all of your great comments. It is very special to me to be able to read those.
We had a loss in our pet family and it is hard to get as motivated today but here is a smallish update.
I actually did go ahead and get back to the trucks' hood and cab.
To review here are the three amigos and the hood ornament. Rough poses.
Have a look,



Here are the three amigos with my dremel taking away the plastic flesh that was not needed. A bit of putty was added but not all.



View looking into the cab. I changed the middle amigos' head to look to the left (his right) and will still cut the fingers apart a bit to get them to make that final touch on the door frame.



The hood ornament with the final re-posing and some putty added to "melt" him onto the fender. I attached the headlght to him for ease of construction and to get his trousers to blend in. Now for some more putty work on him,add hands,etc



This guy got a Hornet head,albiet an older release because he can be seen way better than the three amigos can be. He also got some much better boots and leggings from a Dragon GenII kit.
Hope it's not too boring of an update.

J
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:42 AM GMT+7
That guy sitting on the fender may be sorry if they hit a bump...


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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 08:07 AM GMT+7
Sorry to hear about your pet. Hope you're having a better day.

Turning the middle amigo's head made a huge difference, IMO.
Nice update and not boring at all.

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 09:12 AM GMT+7
This just gets better and better!

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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 09:22 AM GMT+7
So sorry to hear about your loss Jerry. It leaves a small hole in our hearts when we loose a friend.

I really look forward to your updates. You have such skill with your figures, together with clear text and great photography. Such good work all the way around.

I've found since I returned to the hobby that working on figures is almost like meditation. With the hustle and bustle of my life and work, it's nice to sit back and enjoy the quiet...
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 07:13 PM GMT+7
Sorry to hear about your pet Jerry. I lost my dog a year and a half ago and we'd been together 12 years. Devastated would be an understatement. It still upsets me now as I really miss him so know how it feels. I bought a really nice box for his ashes and my parents have agreed to put them in with me when I go so we're always together.
This is shaping up to be another fantastic dio. Lots of interaction between the figures and really interesting poses. Another work of art in the making.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:14 PM GMT+7
HI Jerry! I find your projects to be most fascinating. As I get closer to retirement and I return slowly to the hobby, you and the other bloggers here keep me inspired. I lurk a lot and don't say much because I am not yet worthy of comment.
Your work is far from boring. Boring is waking up to check for new posts from you or the others here and...not finding any
Thanks for sharing your work