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Sheperd Paine Tribute - M3 Grant Diorama

November 4 2011 at 3:07 PM
Patrick Brown  (Login bountyjumper)
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They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. At least thats it how I'm rationalizing ripping off Sheperd Paine's ideas for this diorama. I got it from the "Tips on Building Dioramas" sheet that came with the Monogram M3 Grant kit when I bought it back in 1973.

The data on the full build and more photos are at:http://bountyjumper.blogspot.com/

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Cam Richards
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Re: Sheperd Paine Tribute - M3 Grant Diorama

November 4 2011, 5:15 PM 

Awesome!

 
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Jeff Flint
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Re: Sheperd Paine Tribute - M3 Grant Diorama

November 4 2011, 7:16 PM 

Wow, great job!

 
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Dave Coyne
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Nice idea.

November 4 2011, 7:25 PM 

Thats a nice tribute Patrick and your models look great. Looking at Sheps PZIV, do i see hollow guide horns on the spare tracks? Where in the name of God did he get them in 1973.

 
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Patrick Brown
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Spare Tracks

November 4 2011, 9:16 PM 

If I remember that kit correctly, it came with several lengths of plastic spare track in addition to the awful vinyl tracks. I bet hollowed out the guide horns himself. Knowing him though, it was probably well within his skill level to carve the things out of a blank block of styrene with a dull pocket knife.

PB

 
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Matt Ponas
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Tugs at the heart-strings....

November 5 2011, 2:29 AM 

I'm remembering Pactra paint in the plastic facited bottles, and orange scented tube glue. With the kits bought at "Grants". WOW I'm getting OLD!!! Thanks for sharing this!!!

Matt

 
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Matthew Sinclair
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Very cool

November 5 2011, 3:21 AM 

And very well done. I still have my copy of How to Build Dioramas kickin round somewhere. Love that book.

matt

 
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Patrick Brown
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Me too...

November 5 2011, 7:26 PM 

... and I paid the full cover price of $8.95 back in 1981 which was a major expenditure (a full week and a half of lawn mowing!) for me in those days.


    
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malc ireson
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I remember that..... how old does that make me!

November 5 2011, 5:42 AM 


I was told about it by my dad..... I`m not that old really (-:

That looks great,

malc.

 
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Jim Cichy
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The first Monograp dio tip sheets-

November 5 2011, 11:09 AM 

- were black and white. The color ones blew my mind- but I have to say i was somewhat disappointed when I read them and most of the verbage was identical- except for the little captions. My absolute favorite was the Ostwind/Arnham Red Devils one- I have the full set of Valiant miniatures featured in that article.


    
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Phil Hyslop
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You are not alone.....

November 5 2011, 2:48 PM 

Hi Patrick, really nice piece of work.Shep paine had a huge influence on me when I first started out, and I still flick through his books now and again. We,ve come a long way since then. For what it's worth I also shamelessly copied his work way back when and I blush to admit I even took a Best in show with this attempt back in 86.
Regards Phil

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Luke Pitt
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Red sniper hunt

November 5 2011, 5:04 PM 

Remember that Dio from him what a great modeller he is

Luke

 
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Jim Cichy
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Military Modeller #2

November 6 2011, 8:12 AM 

... from 1975! I have that issue somewhere. But you cheated and didn't convert it to a D like Shep did! Figs look great though. The insignial he painted were incredible! He did the Grossdeutschland cuff titles and the collar bars were like decals.

 
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Patrick Brown
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Jim, Jim, Jim...

November 7 2011, 5:00 PM 

Most of us do have to cheat when we're ripping off Mr. Paine's ideas. happy.gif

 
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pedro sanchez
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You nailed it!

November 9 2011, 2:26 AM 

That brings back some memories, that boxart was part of the reason I got hooked on this hobby

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