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jfeller
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 07:10 AM UTC
Jerry, been lurking on this build for a while, figured it was time I click "follow" and start posting! First, love everything about this! What you do with horses and real hair/filaments is just amazing. And I also appreciate the storytelling aspects of your builds, which in my opinion is critical to a successful diorama or vignette. Secondly, the dialogue in this thread around other forums, etc. is quite compelling. When I returned to this hobby in 2011 after a 12 year hiatus, I immediately found ML and was on it like crack. But like others have said, it's gotten very strange over there to say the least. There's amazing work still in the CC discussion group, but it's not really conducive to real dialogue and ideation. A lot of egos and stuff seem to get in the way as well. I did a blog on MilMod, and thought their forum was pretty decent. Good group of guys, active forum monitors, but not as much participation as I was hoping for. I started lurking more and more here because the overall vibe seemed more professional and down to earth. Anyway, I've been enjoying my time here, and it's threads like this that keep me engaged. So, thanks Jerry!

BTW, are you attending AMPS this year?
AlanL
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 01:28 PM UTC
Hi Jerry,

As I said before the horses are class. I like the interaction between man and beast.

Cheers

Al
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 12:31 AM UTC

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Jerry, been lurking on this build for a while, figured it was time I click "follow" and start posting! First, love everything about this! What you do with horses and real hair/filaments is just amazing. And I also appreciate the storytelling aspects of your builds, which in my opinion is critical to a successful diorama or vignette. Secondly, the dialogue in this thread around other forums, etc. is quite compelling. When I returned to this hobby in 2011 after a 12 year hiatus, I immediately found ML and was on it like crack. But like others have said, it's gotten very strange over there to say the least. There's amazing work still in the CC discussion group, but it's not really conducive to real dialogue and ideation. A lot of egos and stuff seem to get in the way as well. I did a blog on MilMod, and thought their forum was pretty decent. Good group of guys, active forum monitors, but not as much participation as I was hoping for. I started lurking more and more here because the overall vibe seemed more professional and down to earth. Anyway, I've been enjoying my time here, and it's threads like this that keep me engaged. So, thanks Jerry!

BTW, are you attending AMPS this year?




Thanks for joining the merry bunch of bandits on this thread first of all. I have been keenly following your build with the armoured car as you know.
I also had a long break from building and finishing and painting kits. I was in the resin airplane biz for about 10 years or so and only got to build master patterns so this is really making me play catch up to all the guys that have been taking advantage of these new cool products that are now available.
Thanks fot the kind words. I don't know abut AMPS this year. Where is it being held?
I never did like to get my work judged much. I have low enough self esteem and if some one doesn't like my stuff(even though this is completely subjective) I can get so down on myself I may stop building for weeks or months. Not whining,just keeping it real. Don't need any trophies. I do like seeing the models though and always love the vendors.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 12:32 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry,

As I said before the horses are class. I like the interaction between man and beast.

Cheers

Al



Thanks again Al!!! Nice of you to say,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:10 PM UTC
Sorry for the bump but I wanted to try to get Romains' attention as he isn't answering his PMs. I get worried when that happens as we know what he is going through.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:52 PM UTC
I second the bump in hopes that our friend Romain is doing well.

—mike
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:39 AM UTC

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I have low enough self esteem and if some one doesn't like my stuff(even though this is completely subjective) I can get so down on myself I may stop building for weeks or months. Not whining,just keeping it real. Don't need any trophies. I do like seeing the models though and always love the vendors.
J



Knowing yourself is the first step to wisdom.
Fingers crossed for Romain.
Hederstierna
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 01:00 AM UTC
Hi Jerry
I'm rerally glad that you've decided to stick with this forum. I too see the difference between Armorama and ML, but due to my lack of using the written English language, I really can't explain how. Sorry, that's just the way it is. All I know is, that both sites contains a Whole lot of knowledge, but the way this and other constructive critisism is passed on, is very different.
Hope to see more of your excellent diorama soon.
Jacob
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 02:08 PM UTC
Agreed. Though I don't always comment, I love looking at the insane level of detail Jerry puts into all his work. I've hit a brick wall with my 1/35 stuff so I'm just enjoying painting 120mm figures until I get my mojo back. Seeing Jerry's work, along with the contributions of everyone else to the forum keeps me inspired and enthused. Keep it coming lads.
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:45 PM UTC
Mike John Jacob and Paul,
Thanks for the comments and as always for the kind remarks. I am still posting hee and working on stuff,right now my female para. I hope to post on the figure forum shortly with that progress.
I am still worried about Romain though. Anyone heard from him of have a clue how he is???
J
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:53 PM UTC
Hi Jerry,

I exchanged emails with Romain on Monday. He's been in and out of the hospital lately. He said he's tired, but not too much more - like him! not a complainer.

I won't speculate beyond that. I write him; I think his treatments take up his time and energy - I also know we're all cheering for him

Nick
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 09:19 PM UTC
thanks nick,that is a comfort. I don't mind if he doesn't return my PMs as long as I know he is still with us. That was my only concern,given his status.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:08 PM UTC
wow,i just read that last post of mine. what a bummer.
J
panzerconor
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 09:16 PM UTC
I still can't believe it myself. I already miss that personality on the blogs here.
justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:10 PM UTC
I continually find myself referring to Romain’s posts and e-mails for his friendly, expert and most helpful advice. Although I only knew him for a brief time, it was truly a great honor.

—mike
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 05:52 AM UTC

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I continually find myself referring to Romain’s posts and e-mails for his friendly, expert and most helpful advice. Although I only knew him for a brief time, it was truly a great honor.

—mike



Well said Mike, a true honor indeed.

jrutman
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 09:55 PM UTC
Hard to believe I started this almost exactly four years ago and have now passed the 100,000 hit mark.
I have not given up here but I must have discipline and finish my commission works.
Thanks are in order for all of the people that took time from their busy lives to check in here and even more thanks for the folks that posted a comment.
I deeply appreciate every single one of them.
I have also decided to dedicate this humble effort to my good buddy,Romain Baulesch(1stjaeger)
RIP M8,
J
ahandykindaguy
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 12:00 AM UTC

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Hard to believe I started this almost exactly four years ago and have now passed the 100,000 hit mark.
I have not given up here but I must have discipline and finish my commission works.
Thanks are in order for all of the people that took time from their busy lives to check in here and even more thanks for the folks that posted a comment.
I deeply appreciate every single one of them.
I have also decided to dedicate this humble effort to my good buddy,Romain Baulesch(1stjaeger)
RIP M8,


J



Also well said, Jerry, it is a fitting tribute to the late great Romain.

jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 08:56 PM UTC
OK,
Back to the real world. I decided to give these guys a try in the big dio as they will work and I do have a place for them.
I changed the wounded guy around though. The first app of putty is on so the conversion still is pretty rough but you get the idea.





So....have a look and see what you think.
I also wanted to add as a post script that Hornet is not going out of biz!!! Yahoo!!! I have it on very good authority that Mr Saunders will be stopping his full figure works but not the head sets. He has,in fact,several new sets underway now. I can't wait!
J
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:33 AM UTC
Hi Jerry, Looking good!
I was just wondering … what are you using for sculpting putty these days?

And that's really great news about 'Hornet!' ... Woo-hoo!

—mike
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:36 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry, Looking good!
I was just wondering … what are you using for sculpting putty these days?

Really great news about 'Hornet!' ... Woo-hoo!

—mike



A and B epoxy putty and sometimes Epoxy Sculpt
J
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:59 AM UTC
Anyone else notice this thread is 33 pages long?? This is one popular piece of internet. I like how these guys are fitting in, and especially that news about Hornet!

-Conor
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 05:01 PM UTC

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I also wanted to add as a post script that Hornet is not going out of biz!!! Yahoo!!! I have it on very good authority that Mr Saunders will be stopping his full figure works but not the head sets. He has,in fact,several new sets underway now. I can't wait!
J



Great news as Hornet offers excellent products that are much appreciated here!
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:29 PM UTC

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Anyone else notice this thread is 33 pages long?? This is one popular piece of internet. I like how these guys are fitting in, and especially that news about Hornet!

-Conor




I did notice that and I don't know whether to be proud or embarrassed because it has taken so long to finish this dio!
So you like the groping blinded guy better than the pose before?
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:30 PM UTC

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I also wanted to add as a post script that Hornet is not going out of biz!!! Yahoo!!! I have it on very good authority that Mr Saunders will be stopping his full figure works but not the head sets. He has,in fact,several new sets underway now. I can't wait!
J



Great news as Hornet offers excellent products that are much appreciated here!



I hear you. I am going to a very big international figure show tomorrow in Valley Forge(great venue) and hope that Roger will be there since he was at AMPs. Hopefully he stayed over?
J