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Operation Epsom-clearing St Manvieu
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 11:16 AM UTC

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Your creations are always a pleasure to look at, Jerry!
Lots of inspirational stuff going on.



Thanks man,where have ya been ?? Haven't seen you around lately.
J
chazman
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:19 PM UTC

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Dave and Tim,
Thanks for trying in such nice stuff guys. Very nice way to start my day,I must tell you !
Ahhh yes,good ol' super glue. The savior ( and bane ) of my existence. Always bonds INSTANTLY when I don't want it to but when I am holding that tiny part in just the right position and waiting for it to set welll....hours pass it seems.

Here is a small teaser pic of another up-coming side story in the Manvieu theme.

"Saving the mortar"




This is a Rado figure,modified to carry the base plate from a Dragon kit. I also did some work on the gear.

And yes,I see the freekin seam on his helmet. Grrrrr
J



Keep those pics coming, Jerry!
chazman
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 03:51 AM UTC

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For you...the war is over !



Working on some more figs for the upcoming episode. From Miniart but I did a lot of carving and adding of putty to get them to look more relaxed and believable.
J



These two really look like they've had just about enough.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 09:33 AM UTC
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For you...the war is over !



Working on some more figs for the upcoming episode. From Miniart but I did a lot of carving and adding of putty to get them to look more relaxed and believable.
J



These two really look like they've had just about enough.


Thanks buddy ! I do my best.

Added two more to the mortar crew.




gettin' there.
dhines
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:37 AM UTC
Great job Jerry, it must have been tough for a crew to hump along the 2 pieces and the ammo.
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 03:29 AM UTC

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Great job Jerry, it must have been tough for a crew to hump along the 2 pieces and the ammo.



Yes,heavy stuff. In this case though,it is based on an actual personal anecdote and they didn't have to shlep the stuff very far. Just had to avoid the "lead overcast" at the time.
J
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 05:23 AM UTC
This just keeps getting more intriguing by the moment.

I like how modelers share the SBS uses of assembly and puttying; curiosity to which parts and pcs were used and how the figgie conversions came about.

All your hand/arm/leg and head/neck proportions are perfect. I'm not trying to be overly technical or anything, but you seem to always pull this difficult act off w/ ease. (I recall a Dio where your horses were spot on!).
Uniforms, poses, gear, equipment, etc even painting all follow the anatomy in order, and become exposed if the original base form has faults.

Inspiring to say the least Jerry

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 05:47 AM UTC

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This just keeps getting more intriguing by the moment.

I like how modelers share the SBS uses of assembly and puttying; curiosity to which parts and pcs were used and how the figgie conversions came about.

All your hand/arm/leg and head/neck proportions are perfect. I'm not trying to be overly technical or anything, but you seem to always pull this difficult act off w/ ease. (I recall a Dio where your horses were spot on!).
Uniforms, poses, gear, equipment, etc even painting all follow the anatomy in order, and become exposed if the original base form has faults.

Inspiring to say the least Jerry

Cheers
Dave




Thanks so much ol buddy !
Yes,hat has long been a major concern for me.the anatomy. My painting isn't always up to the task though. I also like to show the weight of things. Too many figs have items floating with lightness,seems to me. I humped most of this stuff so I know....I know.
J
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 06:18 AM UTC
The way Heinz is holding/grips the base plate
Excellent animation as always
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 06:48 AM UTC

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Your creations are always a pleasure to look at, Jerry!
Lots of inspirational stuff going on.



Thanks man,where have ya been ?? Haven't seen you around lately.
J



My building has taken a serious hit. Lost practically any and all enthusiasm for it. I have built the occasional sci-fi thing, but the last military build I finished was an all-white Panzer 4H in a snowsetting.
I am trying to come back via a few small builds, like M151's and my Shepard Paine-campaign, but so far it isn't really working.
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 06:49 AM UTC

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The way Heinz is holding/grips the base plate
Excellent animation as always



Thanks pal ! Glad you liked it.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 06:51 AM UTC

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Your creations are always a pleasure to look at, Jerry!
Lots of inspirational stuff going on.



Thanks man,where have ya been ?? Haven't seen you around lately.
J



My building has taken a serious hit. Lost practically any and all enthusiasm for it. I have built the occasional sci-fi thing, but the last military build I finished was an all-white Panzer 4H in a snowsetting.
I am trying to come back via a few small builds, like M151's and my Shepard Paine-campaign, but so far it isn't really working.



Hey man,it happens ! Happen to all of us. You really have to be in th mood for this work. Otherwise it's just well...counterproductive shall we say ?
The mojo will return ! You never know,like the Shadow. the Shadow knows.
J
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 12:04 PM UTC
Last man in the mortar team almost done.



Comin' along,
J
dhines
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 01:21 PM UTC
Great job on the last figure Jerry, the animation and urgency is spot on,as is the pea dot camo. I cant wait for the next installment. Keep up the great work Jerry, you never disappoint. Best regards.........Dale
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 02:16 AM UTC

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Great job on the last figure Jerry, the animation and urgency is spot on,as is the pea dot camo. I cant wait for the next installment. Keep up the great work Jerry, you never disappoint. Best regards.........Dale



Thanks again Dale. Glad you liked it.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 02:28 AM UTC
Working on an assistant Bren gunner and so got to make a Bren spare barrel case for the first time. I had to do some undercutting of the Dragon parts as it had soft detail but...not too bad. I believe ( maybe wishfully ) that I am also getting better at making the missing gas mask cases and shoulder webbing associated with the carrying of the rucksack.



Thanks for looking,
J
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 04:48 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,

Yet another beautifully animated figure, .

Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 06:48 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry,

Yet another beautifully animated figure, .

Cheers, ,

G




Thanks mate !
J
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 02:44 PM UTC
Living breathing & moving fine, looking forward to seeing how/where they fit in the overall scene
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:50 AM UTC
Another great addition Jerry, is he from the Dragon Normandy set? Keep up the great work. Best regards.....Dale
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 03:12 AM UTC
Thanks Tim and Dale !
Nice to read your comments this fine morning.
Yes,the fig is from the Dragon Normandy set but the spare barrel carrier is from the Canadian set. Sadly,the Canadian set has way softer detail which is disappointing because there are cool things in there that you don't see anywhere else. Like the barrel case and the larger,purpose made pouches for carrying bren and sten ammo.
I have a Canadian scene coming up and it's too bad the set is so soft.
J
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 03:39 PM UTC
You do amazing work Jerry!!!
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 05:36 PM UTC

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You do amazing work Jerry!!!



Hey thanks ark !
J
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 08:45 AM UTC
Very cool as always Jerry amazing fig work !!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC
Wow!! Awesome work as always Jerry! Really like the pea-dot camo; that's one pattern I've been reluctant to try as it seems so busy and even more complex compared to the other patterns used by the Waffen SS. Anyway, good work!