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Kampfgruppe Krause at the Falaise Gate
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 09:18 PM UTC
Hi Jerry - excellent work as always! I've got to say tho, the picture posted on the 21st - the two soldiers, one with the MG, and in the distance, the fellow in the door really captures it! As Mike pointed out the posture of the guy is great - the sentiment captured tho - just as strong - these two thinking, while rattled "what do we do next?" - they seem to realize they need to do something! But have to be smart - or else!

The additional figures are strong too - their situations...not great either!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC
The two dudes on the pavement look great. I assume the alive one has a wounded or broke leg?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC

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Hi Jerry - excellent work as always! I've got to say tho, the picture posted on the 21st - the two soldiers, one with the MG, and in the distance, the fellow in the door really captures it! As Mike pointed out the posture of the guy is great - the sentiment captured tho - just as strong - these two thinking, while rattled "what do we do next?" - they seem to realize they need to do something! But have to be smart - or else!

The additional figures are strong too - their situations...not great either!

Cheers
Nick


Thanks Nick,for the kind and as usual,inciteful comments. I am by no means bragging when I say that the wounded guy in the doorway is the best figure overall that I have ever done. He just "clicks" for me for some reason. I have done better painting in the past but this one just works.
Looking forward to your next update,which will probably be epic as usual,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:59 PM UTC

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The two dudes on the pavement look great. I assume the alive one has a wounded or broke leg?



Thanks Greg,that guy has a head wound to fit the over all narrative of the story.
J
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 05:05 PM UTC
Jerry , I'm gonna have to try your hair method .

As if your morphology and painting skills aren't enough the hair just puts one more cool to a list of omygods on each figure .
Brilliant work !!!
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:55 PM UTC
Excellent work as always, Jerry.

The figures look great. I like how you have captured the various emotions and fatigue in the figures standing but still taking cover.

I find your works very inspiring.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC
Cheyenne and James,
You guys rock ! Thanks for checking out the update and making such nice comments guys.


Got a lil sumthin sumthin done on the PAK and assembled the next batch of small parts to sort and detail,after clean up.





Here's the upcoming stuff.



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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC
Really nice stuff Jerry. Figures are so realistic.
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 04:33 PM UTC
Going beautifully Jerry, seems to me you’ve taken your special alchemy even higher - the doorway guy (Jan 12) and this gunner are so…focused? Tensioned? I’m not sure what the right word is, your figs are always convincingly animated but these two have something extra. Whatever it is, if you could bottle it I’d like several cases.
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 08:37 PM UTC

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Going beautifully Jerry, seems to me you’ve taken your special alchemy even higher - the doorway guy (Jan 12) and this gunner are so…focused? Tensioned? I’m not sure what the right word is, your figs are always convincingly animated but these two have something extra. Whatever it is, if you could bottle it I’d like several cases.



Tom,
Thanks so much man,I appreciate it buddy.
Tim,
Thanks for the generous comments my good buddy. If I could only capture some of your ability to transport plastic figs into cine film screen captures then I would be happy as well !
J
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:22 AM UTC
Here are the kit supplied ammo cases.

The 3 round metal cases on the left were never issued,so I can place them in the bin. The wooden box on the right is too wide for the issue PAK40 box. The individual metal cases are quite nice from dragon,but could always use upgrades.


Here is the cut down wooden crate and detailed metal cases. I found 2 types of clasps after an hour of searching various pics.



The metal case at bottom has the shell partially pulled out and "at the ready".

From what I gather,these individual cases were issued along with each new gun,just like the canvas breach covers and cleaning equipment,as standard. The resupply was done with the wooden crates with the aim that the metal cases would be the ready combat stock.
Thanks for looking gents,
J
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 08:12 AM UTC
No worries mate, kinda like this?...



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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:58 AM UTC
careful here, Jerry!
it start innocent and then....
Tim’s gonna make it blow!
ciao
edo
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:22 AM UTC
Hahahaha you guys crack me up ! Looks great Tim.

I took some test shots just to keep me motivated.



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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 05:55 PM UTC
Great work as always. I'm not sure if it's just me or the photos but the street colour looks a little monotone. Great job on the dead figure, you've captured the weight of him, if you know what I mean. Keep up the good work.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 07:04 PM UTC

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Great work as always. I'm not sure if it's just me or the photos but the street colour looks a little monotone. Great job on the dead figure, you've captured the weight of him, if you know what I mean. Keep up the good work.



The danger of posting "in progress" pics,sorry.
Thanks for the kind words though.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 07:22 PM UTC
Getting better and realistic with every new posting.
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 12:08 AM UTC

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Getting better and realistic with every new posting.


Thanks a lot buddy !
J
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,

What a fantastic diorama! I've been to Falaise and to imagine this action taking place there as you've so vividly recreated it in this diorama is chilling.

You are a true master sir!

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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 06:42 PM UTC

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Hi Jerry,

What a fantastic diorama! I've been to Falaise and to imagine this action taking place there as you've so vividly recreated it in this diorama is chilling.

You are a true master sir!





Thanks for the very generous remarks buddy !
I have had an easy time with this on because I have never had so much background info one an historical incident before. I have eye witness accounts from several German sources plus one from the Allied side as well and wonderful pics from Sean and Frenchie concerning the exact spot. I had to use some slight artistic changes because of space constraints but not too much. It has been a big learning experience for me,
J
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC
Used this weekend to build a tree.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 02:05 AM UTC
That's a very realistic tree! What did you use for the leaves if I may ask?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 02:32 AM UTC
been following this with great interest; fantastic work; the figures truly capture the chaos, action, and horror of combat; getting lots of ideas and inspiration; keep up the good work!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 03:48 AM UTC
Keep it comin' Jerry!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 03:09 PM UTC
Nice treework Jerry , coming together nicely !!!