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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:50 PM GMT+7
Mike and Tim,
Thanks gents for the nice comments,
J
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:49 PM GMT+7
Maarten,thanks man !
Sean-You are right but there isn't much room in that corner for scale thickness. I had to leave room for one of my planned figs to be added later.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:48 PM GMT+7

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Nice Work Jerry,

I like the rubble effect and the way you have done the shutters.The dio is coming together well.

You don't mind if I copy that for my gates on the Tiger 2 dio.

Michael



They say it is the sincerest form of flattery so...copy away man !
J
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 02:50 PM GMT+7
Wow nice perspectives J. Perhaps there's mo' wubble a'comin - I don't see any diff between Layer 1 & Layer 2 apart from painting it

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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:21 AM GMT+7
Very nice rubble work, Jerry. Keep the pics coming, please.

—mike
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
Looking good Jerry

One minor thing.... it might be the camera angle but the ruined wall looks a little thin.
These old stone houses were/are substantial.

Nice to see the wider picture with both sides of the street. Should be stunning

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 02:18 AM GMT+7
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:18 PM GMT+7
Nice Work Jerry,

I like the rubble effect and the way you have done the shutters.The dio is coming together well.

You don't mind if I copy that for my gates on the Tiger 2 dio.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 02:01 PM GMT+7
Added the suggestion of a ruined house next to the Carpenters' show. The City was bombed heavily by the Allies before the ground troops showed up to assault it and a lot of buildings were destroyed or damaged.
Here is the first layer of rubble.



And the second layer.




I figured the collapsing building would expose the stone underneath on the wall of the house next door,as I have seen on many pics of ruins before.



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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 02:04 AM GMT+7
Did some more tints on the end wall and moss,etc,along with the grassy area.



Couldn't resist some happy snaps to try to get my juices flowing for the refugee dio.



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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 09:08 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys for the very kind words of support about Hunter. I really appreciate it all very much.
He was very very sick and disabled and almost blind from the sickness. He was not able to "be a dog" anymore and because his defenses were way down,he got mange,the non-communicative sort thank goodness. He was literally eating himself alive because of the itchiness of the disease. It was awful to watch my buddy go through all this so i had to make the dreaded decision to put him down. Keeping him around would not benefit him at all and I know he was ready. I left no stone unturned and it was the right thing to do.
It means a bunch that you guys chimed in,believe me. And Sean,yes,great quote. I will look for all my old buddies at the "Rainbow Bridge".
J
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:51 AM GMT+7

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They're not pets, he was my little furry son as I imagine Hunter was yours. Hang in there buddy



Karl, Jerry et al

Without wishing to turn this into a thread about our sadly departed four-legged buddies, there's a nice quote from British art critic Brian Sewell...

"And when that time comes I fancy that, waking one morning to find all my old dogs sleeping on my bed or nuzzling my face and demanding to be let into the garden — then I shall know that I am dead and in Heaven.”

Cheers all

Sean


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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:41 AM GMT+7
So sorry to hear about Hunter Jerry. Lost my best pal ever, Buster, three years ago and still haven't got over it. If I'm honest I don't think I ever will as we were together for over 12 years. He was 14 when he left and there's not a day goes by when I don't miss him as we were inseperable. If ever I had to go out he'd wait patiently for me to come back and go mad whenever I got back home. They're not pets, he was my little furry son as I imagine Hunter was yours. Hang in there buddy
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:33 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry ,

i know since a while that you've lost your dog , i am so sorry for that my friend . To cheer you up , i must say that i know no one that can put so much expression of emotions in those figures but you and i mean this sincerely. So come on buddy , head up and entertain us with your excellent work of art .

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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 05:47 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry,
I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your dog - while they can't speak, they are great and loyal friends.

The photo you posted looks real - the quality of the build, but moreso the "dynamic" look you have achieved with a static figure - really great work. Even the placement of the figure in the context - spot on!

Glad to see you're posting again - work I always look forward to seeing - both in terms of general interest and inspiration -

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 04:49 AM GMT+7
Sorry about your dog, Jerry.
I know what you mean. It's crap but indeed, life goes on.

Which brings me to this...
It's looking great and once again you've got "him" to look lifelike and natural, in terms of pose, painting and positioning.

Keep your chin up

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 04:47 AM GMT+7
Sorry to hear about Hunter
Nice to see you back at it.
looking good as ever
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 02:46 AM GMT+7
I am easing back into modeling slowly after the loss of my dear dear buddy "Hunter". My best buddy of 9 years. I miss his spaniel eyes looking up from under my workbench every time I am sitting there now and of course,the big greeting every time I came home(even after being gone 20 minutes).
Life goes on.
Here is my modified Alpine fig now about 98% finished. I see here the MP40 magazine has gone missing and so will be replaced.
Also am almost done with the carpenters' shop. Please have a look,
J




Hope all are doing well !

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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 01:16 PM GMT+7
Thanks Sean,
Once again a very very helpful post !!

J
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 04:05 AM GMT+7
A Wiki page for you.... in French but with some nice illustrations.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isolateur_en_verre

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 03:47 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,for the personal intel about this. So I may go with the green glass for the thing I just built and maybe the white ceramic for the pole I am about to build.
J
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 10:13 AM GMT+7
I had the opportunity to stumble upon a horde of green and blue glass AND white ceramic insulators (probably more than 400) when I was stationed in Germany 1995-98. They had been tossed into the foundation of an abandoned building at Geissen AD that had since flooded, so they were under about two feet of water when I found them (I was the area CO, so I had access to all the facilities) many were broken, but a few were intact. They were probably ditched sometime in the 1980s, when the WWII era wiring was being replaced, but they all had dates from 1935-1946 at various locations on the insulator. The green and blue ones were all made in the US, but the German ones were ceramic and had a thin, very pale blue band near the bottom, and a faint Siemens trademark with a faint eagle/swastika impressed in the ceramic. When I asked one of my civilian workers about them he told me the US insulators were used to replace the white insulators beginning about 1950 during reconstruction. He'd been at Geissen since 1975, but his father had worked there since before WWII as a heating plant operator, and the white insulators were very common, and found all over Germany, so I don't think you'd be wrong using them even in France. The shape though was more like an elongated cylinder, with a groove around the middle. My understanding is the ceramic insulators were cheaper and easier to manufature than the glass insulators.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7

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Hi Jerry,
For your comfort: I asked a friend who’s a project manager at a large international grid company.
In Europe both glass and ceramic was used during most of the 20th century for those isolators! So, whatever you decide, it is allright.
Hope it helps.

Regards.



Thanks,that is a big help and puts my mind at rest a bit. I may search for some green plastic sprue and see if I can make some translucent ones though. I think I have beer bottles that are green.
J
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 05:12 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry,
For your comfort: I asked a friend who’s a project manager at a large international grid company.
In Europe both glass and ceramic was used during most of the 20th century for those isolators! So, whatever you decide, it is allright.
Hope it helps.

Regards.
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys and yes Sean,I think you are correct and those things need to be green. I went back and looked at the ones on the last page and they look green as well. Nothing has been painted on the stanchion thing yet so no problems there. Thanks guys for the feedback and interest as always,
J