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Sokol by jba
slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 05:46 AM UTC
He''s done it again. JBA has brought us another diorama that makes me feel like a rank amature. He shares all of his tricks and advice on building a diorama from scratch.

Enjoy this feature I know I did.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 06:16 AM UTC
Excellent article.
CReading
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 06:31 AM UTC
.................................... nothing more to say. This makes me smile.


Cheers,
Charles
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 05:09 AM UTC
Ah, yesssss..........yet ANOTHER true masterpiece from Jean-Bernard!

Excellent article, masterful modeling, all-over a fantastic addition to our community data-base...thank you for sharing this JB, and thanks Mr. Lodder, for putting it all together for us to enjoy............
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 05:19 AM UTC
Hi jba,

Unfortunately there seems to be a problem with the site at the moment, so I can't see the pics.

I'll catch this later when the system is functioning properly again.

Al
Galwitz
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 05:43 AM UTC
Wow... I mean... wow! Thanks for sharing the "know-how"...
1969
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 07:02 AM UTC
Fantastic tallent not only in building but in the ability to share your methods in an easy and understandable way.Nice work on the figure sculpting Jean-Bernard.

Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 08:48 AM UTC
Salut Jean Bernard,

Again, congratulations on this masterpiece.
Another top rate goes to this feature, well worth saving for future reference

Salut

Claude
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 09:29 AM UTC
Superb diorama, filled with amazing little details. I enjoyed the clothing on the line, the excellent weathering effects, the submerged portions of the vessel look great, the water is terrific and the lily pads are the cat's meow. One of the best non-combat dioramas I have seen, clever and well placed and great details.
Ironmike
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 01:35 PM UTC
Fantastic work JB
You must be the most original 'dioramist' (is that a real word?) / Artist around. Your scenes all have a certain haunting quality that just makes you look and think. You have that rare gift for creating images that create other images and ideas when looked at.
I find your work truly inspiring and totally original.

Can't wait for the next one!
Ian.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 09:41 PM UTC
Jean-Bernard:
Once you pass, and as I always surprises
In my humble opinion of your lot with the meaning of "builder Dioramas," for me what you make is art.
Your work recorded and transmitted feelings translate something as abstract this in the hands of very few.
Congratulations, you do not know how I personally would like to see your work

Domi
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:29 PM UTC
Hi Jean Bernard,
I cannot aded more words that the previous guys have write. I suscribe every word.
only want recognice you as very original diorama builder and artist
congratulations
Carlos
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 11:07 PM UTC
I just don't know what to say, maybe simple "Thank you"
jba
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 06:41 AM UTC
Ah well, at least i can find the time to check all your answers and gee! it looks like my birthday comes a few months early
So I really thank you my friends, and really hope to better that one in something like errr, 8 to 10 months or so
Domi, maybe one day I will start emptying my garden shed and presenting my stuff in shows -that day i hope you will not be far

JB
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:57 AM UTC
Hi JBA, here another reply, filled with ooooooooh's and aaaaaaaaah's ! Just fantastic what you've showed us this time ! G.
AlanL
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 05:39 AM UTC
Hi jba,

Outstanding build and a really informative article to go with it. Build with your usual skill and imagination once again you have created a masterpiece.

Great stuff.

Al
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 08:56 AM UTC
I just saw this last night. Great presentation and model. Very helpful insider tips!
I'm impressed again, but not surprised.




jba
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 05:34 AM UTC
Thanks a lot my friends, it's much appreciated as I struggle to really start a new one !
well I will try to do better next time, bigger etc
JB
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 06:08 AM UTC
I know that I compared your work with Dali before, it is just the surreal feeling that you manage to create, from the setting of the main structure right down to the way the light plays. Absolutely stunning.

Looking forward to your next masterpiece Jean-Bernard.

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:08 PM UTC
Jean, beautiful work !!!
I see it every morning when I fire up the computer, l.o.l.
Thanks again for the ref. pics.
Glenn
jba
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 08:10 PM UTC
Henk and Glenn, i am glad you liked it my friends!
now I just wonder who really got to read the 15 pages in ful
Keef1648
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 12:46 AM UTC
A masterpiece in miniature, no doubt about it. I doff my hat to him.
Thanks for sharing.

Keith.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 02:59 AM UTC
Thankyou Jean-Bernard for an extraordinary insight into how you translate your dreams for us to see. I was amazed at the incredible amount of effort you applied to achieve your peace of mind. Always great to find the answers to " how'd he do that?"
And thanks to you,Scott, for bringing it to us to see!
Rick
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 07:17 AM UTC
Jean-Bernard, your work is so far and beyond mere model-making that it should be exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum or somewhere similar. It is PURE ART, period.
Simply amazing, haunting, inspiring, humbling---I'm truly beyond superlatives in praise for the body of your "work"!
jba
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 10:41 PM UTC
Sorry guys, i am late for the thanks but they are sincere anyway
Rick, your support is always appreciated, hope your own project keeps on a fair pace!
i also wish to thanks Scott for the job he had to do with my so-so English language, and also not to have cut anything in the process
Keith and Karl, I hope one day i am as good as you say I am
here's a picture of the dio as displayed last Sunday at a championship in Lyon:
thanks again