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jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 07:59 AM UTC
Tanks is about wrapped up. I ill add more mud dirt and weathering when I attach it to the base.

Tank builders have mercy on me.









Thanks for looking,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 08:57 AM UTC
Looking goed!! 😉
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:50 PM UTC
Great job on the tank Jerry , cool , you gonna give us an overall pic with the tank and the brass hats ?
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 01:10 AM UTC

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Looking goed!! 😉



Thanks buddy!
J
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 01:10 AM UTC

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Great job on the tank Jerry , cool , you gonna give us an overall pic with the tank and the brass hats ?



Yes of course. I wanna wait till the thing is put together though.
J
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC
No need for pleas for mercy, that Cromwell is looking great. In fact in the low level shots it could be real!
When I was about 10, my Dad took me to see one of his customers (he was the local bank manager). The guy was a veteran who had been in the Northants Yeomanry in WW2 (I didn't know this, my Dad didn't prime me in any way). The old boy showed me a picture of him in uniform and asked me to guess what regiment he was in. I blew it completely and you could see the guy was put out, all veterans are very proud of their regiment. I don't even remember the guy's name.
Roll on ten years and I would have been bursting with questions for him, we would have gone on half the night! For all I know the man I was introduced to could have been Joe Ekins.
The folly of youth...
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 05:19 AM UTC

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No need for pleas for mercy, that Cromwell is looking great. In fact in the low level shots it could be real!
When I was about 10, my Dad took me to see one of his customers (he was the local bank manager). The guy was a veteran who had been in the Northants Yeomanry in WW2 (I didn't know this, my Dad didn't prime me in any way). The old boy showed me a picture of him in uniform and asked me to guess what regiment he was in. I blew it completely and you could see the guy was put out, all veterans are very proud of their regiment. I don't even remember the guy's name.
Roll on ten years and I would have been bursting with questions for him, we would have gone on half the night! For all I know the man I was introduced to could have been Joe Ekins.
The folly of youth...



I know exactly what you mean man. I wish I had the "history fire" when I was young and my Dads' generation were still around. Although,truth be told,they were taciturn about the whole thing. Mt Dads' insurance guy was captured in the Hurtgenwald and even back then that impressed me but he wouldn't say anything about it.
My Pop was at Pearl Harbor and all the early fleet actions in the Pacific on the Cruiser New Orleans but it took him well into the 1990s before we got him to open up,luckily on tape.
I wonder if that Northants guy was in Epsem and the initial death ride of the Northants.
Thanks for the kind words on my first tank model in decades!
J
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 01:56 PM UTC
What Steve said about the low-level shots...



jrutman
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 01:24 AM UTC

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What Steve said about the low-level shots...







Wow! Thanks Tim,
It would be nice if I could figure out this technology stuff. I appreciate the expertise.
J
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 01:40 PM UTC
No worries, I’d imagine your camera’s editing suite should have a monochrome (and sepia) option too. All I did was use the Windows/Accessories/Snipping Tool to copy your pic onto my desktop, open it in my camera’s (Olympus) edit program, switch the image to mono, reduce the contrast a little, & resize to upload back here.

It’s sometimes handy to gauge colour tones by testing their appearance in glorious black & white, because there’s a tendency by most of us (incl. me) to make them too intense. The fact that I only took your original down a couple of clicks (which is of course only my opinion of what looks best) backs your instincts for what looks right – when I have to take it down 10+ clicks on one of my own, I know I’ve screwed up!
strongarden
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 02:55 PM UTC
Just beautiful work Jerry, it truly inspires.

Everything is outstanding as you make it look so easy, but in addition to the accuracy and attention to detail I really appreciate the progress shots of the dispatch rider and his mount.

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:29 AM UTC

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No worries, I’d imagine your camera’s editing suite should have a monochrome (and sepia) option too. All I did was use the Windows/Accessories/Snipping Tool to copy your pic onto my desktop, open it in my camera’s (Olympus) edit program, switch the image to mono, reduce the contrast a little, & resize to upload back here.

It’s sometimes handy to gauge colour tones by testing their appearance in glorious black & white, because there’s a tendency by most of us (incl. me) to make them too intense. The fact that I only took your original down a couple of clicks (which is of course only my opinion of what looks best) backs your instincts for what looks right – when I have to take it down 10+ clicks on one of my own, I know I’ve screwed up!



You lost me at "all I did". Hahahahahaaa
The dinosaur in me runs deep. But thanks man.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:36 AM UTC

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Just beautiful work Jerry, it truly inspires.

Everything is outstanding as you make it look so easy, but in addition to the accuracy and attention to detail I really appreciate the progress shots of the dispatch rider and his mount.

Cheers
Dave



It may look easy,but my increasing arthur-itis in my hands and worsening "dry eye" syndrome picked up from the swamps of Camp McCall coupled with the average "getting older" and loosing patience earlier are sometimes a challenge!
But we must soldier on,right??
Thanks for the very kind words buddy! This is a nice break from the German stuff. For me anyway.
J
strongarden
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 07:06 AM UTC
Absolutely J, I hear ya loud and clear.
You should see me hobble around like a penguin every morning

I realise it's not easy; it's very difficult to bring together the "idea/historical accuracy/high skill level" trifecta to a final composition etc etc.

With all the free ease of access to quality reference, the absolutely global plethora of product sources, the multitude of superior quality kits, and all the community modeling sites, it's also the special ART created by gents like yerself Jerry that demand the appreciation and respect that you now carry here. It's well deserved too my man because you are also so humble and supportive thru it all.

Lastly, I agree w/ you on looking frwd to refreshing posts here that break away from the same-ol German subjects.

Sincerely
Dave
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 02:36 AM UTC

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Absolutely J, I hear ya loud and clear.
You should see me hobble around like a penguin every morning

I realise it's not easy; it's very difficult to bring together the "idea/historical accuracy/high skill level" trifecta to a final composition etc etc.

With all the free ease of access to quality reference, the absolutely global plethora of product sources, the multitude of superior quality kits, and all the community modeling sites, it's also the special ART created by gents like yerself Jerry that demand the appreciation and respect that you now carry here. It's well deserved too my man because you are also so humble and supportive thru it all.

Lastly, I agree w/ you on looking frwd to refreshing posts here that break away from the same-ol German subjects.

Sincerely
Dave



Wow. Very well written and effusive praise !
I am humbled and embarrassed and appreciative all wrapped into one. Thanks man,I really appreciate that.


Here we have my new quest in action. The subjugation of the "standing at attention" model figure we all have come to expect.
If you look at real people(when they become soldiers they remain so) we see if that if you stand somewhere for a bit you tend to begin to slouch more and more as time passes. Fatigue also has a hand in this.
Here is my start on changing a member of the "palace guard" around the officers. The corporal at right is unmodified in legs and torso while the guy on duty has started the "slouch" process by moving the torso to his rear slightly and bending it forward slightly,remembering when adding the head to keep it level and to shorten the neck as well.
Next you have to remove a bit from the top front of his legs and also a bit from the bottom back of his torso.


You may be able to see past the beginnings here and visualize the guy slouched down a bit and balancing his Enfield on his leg in front?



Hope this all sort of makes sense.
J
strongarden
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 09:30 AM UTC
Yes it does, keep it comin' Jer.

Cheers
Dave
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 01:21 AM UTC
OK Dave,
Here ya go. The areas have been removed,some undercutting done and the ammo pouches added. I have found this saves time to add them before putting the putty on. This way I can blend in the uniform with the pouches,etc.
I will add bulk to his back now to complete the new curved slouchy look.




And so it goes,
J


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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
Looking good, Jerry. PM inbound, had an early onset senior moment brother.
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC
getting closer. Helmet snugged down and began working in the hands. Bit more under cutting as well.



Hopefully still useful,
J
strongarden
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 04:22 PM UTC
Excellent

Cheers
Dave
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 01:19 AM UTC

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Excellent

Cheers
Dave



Thanks as always Dave!

First app of putty slapped on. Blending the fingers onto the weapon is a pet peave of mine but I must admit I don't always spend the time on it I should. You see a lot of plastic figs with "force field" hands that don't really come in contact with what they are holding.
I will move around to the back next.



All you folks from the good'ol USA have a great Independence Day! Enjoy your burgers and beer but give a thought to the Rev War Vets that made it possible.
J
strongarden
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Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 04:09 AM UTC
YesSirr Jerry! And a HAPPY FOURTH to you as well.

I'm thinkin' he gets binoculars in the left hand..? Anyway your figure looks great with the readjusted pose.

"You see a lot of plastic figs with "force field" hands that don't really come in contact with what they are holding."

I agree J, and I love it when guys do make the effort to position and mount vehicles, figures, even aircraft with the subject's weight in mind. You do see dios w/ a vehicle and a slightly elevated wheel or whatnot.

"...but give a thought to the Rev War Vets that made it possible.
J[/quote]
YES! BTW I wonder where one could share their completed project or a W-I-P of a historical nature?

Thanks as Always for Your Inspiration Jerry
Dave
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Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 04:17 AM UTC
This is just amazing! I love the attention to details.
cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 11:06 PM UTC
Beautiful figure work Jerry , love the slouch morph job , very real .
It's more than likely been asked before but what type of putty/filler do you use ?
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 - 01:28 AM UTC
Dave-thanks as always buddy! I don't really know of anywhere to display finished stuff. Mine end up in boxes to be eventually thrown in the bin!
Owen-thanks buddy! I appreciate the kind words.
Cheyenne-thanks for your continuing support man! I can't emphasize enough how much it means to me.
I use 2 part epoxy putty from Apoxy Sculpt.
J