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"The Retirement"

May 17 2017 at 9:41 AM
jerry rutman  (Login jrutman53)
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I finally finished my civilian dio. It started as an experiment with me tying to use some new materials like balsa board and several different types of foliage products,including PE and paper stuff. I don't care for the balsa board and will go back to my familiar plaster in the future.
But here we have "The Retirement".

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and here is the obligatory shot to show real scale using the ubiquitous paint bottle,etc. This isn't as cool as a scratchbuilt gamma goat engine but maybe you can glean some dio ideas,etc. from the old mans' retirement?
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Sven Young
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Jerry, I beg to...

May 17 2017, 9:46 AM 

...differ, this is way WAY cooler than a Gama Goat engine in white styrene.

So much character and story in this diorama, and beautifully executed.

I love the building and the sagging effect on the roof, did you make this house yourself?

Wonderful work, something one can stare at for hours.

What scale is it?
Edit: now that the pic with the bottle came through properly, I am assuming this is 1/35 or 1/32?

(Sorry for all the questions, you may have posted updates on this build in the past, but I have not been on these forums for a while)


    
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jerry rutman
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Thanks Sven,yes,I made the

May 17 2017, 10:30 AM 

house meself. The walls were from the balsa board and carved,the window frames styrene with bezel rings from an airplane PE set covered with white glue. The roof was matte board,bent down and covered with resin roof tiles I cast meself. The chimney and foundation are in my old stand by plaster. Thanks so much for the support buddy !
Yes,this is 1/35 scale,all the figs started out as Miniart or MB figs.
J

 
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Sven Young
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The fact that..

May 17 2017, 12:00 PM 

.. you have built all the elements yourself makes this all the more impressive.

..and then your figure conversions as the icing on the cake.. Wow!!

 
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Loris Visintini
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Fantastic little diorama Jerry

May 17 2017, 10:05 AM 

Fantastic family scenery, great Jerry .... one point: when you make the photos you make it all in focus, play with the depth of field (personal opinion)
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jerry rutman
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Thanks Loris,but you assume I know how to work

May 17 2017, 10:44 AM 

a camera ! LoL I just try brother,I haven't a clue.

 
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In Wright
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Excellent Work !

May 17 2017, 10:09 AM 

I just live the vibrant colours in your diorama. Such a simple yet strong and poignant scene. So much better than the "dark monotone" effect you see in many armour dioramas.

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jerry rutman
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That actually was

May 17 2017, 10:45 AM 

deliberate because I was in a funk and wanted to try to cheer myself up !
No war,death and destruction plus colorful stuff. I was hoping that would help,and it did !
J

 
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Dan Reed
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nice!

May 17 2017, 10:14 AM 

a crabby vet drinking! might be me one day.
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jerry rutman
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I am crabby and a retired Vet but

May 17 2017, 10:47 AM 

I do limit myself to one glass of red wine every night,for medicinal purposes of course !
J


    
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Luigi Graffi
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Great scene Jerry!!! Ground work is fantastic!!!

May 17 2017, 10:31 AM 


 
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jerry rutman
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Thanks Luigi!

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Gert du Preez
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Beautiful

May 17 2017, 10:46 AM 

Great scene Jerry - the building, the figures, the animals, the groundwork and the foliage, all of it! Great work.

 
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jerry rutman
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Thanks for the kind remarks Gert ! You always have

May 17 2017, 10:48 AM 

nice things to say.
J

 
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Steve Pilbeam
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Captivating !

May 17 2017, 11:10 AM 

My word Jerry, You have nailed this right to the board. I am applauding you now. Great details and skills really show my friend. Well done !

 
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Jack Geratic
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quaint little scene

May 17 2017, 12:28 PM 

I think the balsa was used on the walls, and reminds one of the stucco look finish dwellings use to have, (well some still do today). I like the vegetation, it is colourful, but not overly, so looks natural to the whole scene.

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dave swann
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the best thing is -

May 17 2017, 2:02 PM 

the bitter, bored and pissed off look on the old man's face. I've seen that face many times when dealing with old men whose prime was long ago and they have no idea what to do with themselves. of course, the building and everything else is superb too, one of your best. great idea too - I would have never come up with that.

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jerry rutman
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Thanks Dave,that was pretty much the thing I was

May 17 2017, 2:08 PM 

going for. Instead of walking through the morning fog at Austerlitz,the guy gets to sit on his bench and whittle,a death of a thousand stabs to a true soldier.
These days,I would prefer the whittling though ! LoL
J

 
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jerry rutman
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Thanks Jack,yes,the balsa looks good for the plasterwork on

May 17 2017, 2:05 PM 

the fachwerk and has a nice texture but the wood areas is where it doesn't work. I also found out I used the soft version of the balsa and the hard stuff may work better ?

 
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Brad Belsheim
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Very nice!

May 17 2017, 3:38 PM 

Jerry,

So well done and so different. I have appreciated all your kind words on my work and now realize they come from a master..really really cool. Congratulations on something so unique.


Cheers,


Brad

 
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