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Kampfgruppe Krause at the Falaise Gate
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 02:55 PM GMT+7
Bad day for the 12SS Begleit Kompanie at the Falaise gate.











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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:12 PM GMT+7

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Looks perfect! You’ve done a fantastic job of capturing his fatigue and the "weight" of the MG …. if you know what I mean. And I like the activity in the doorway.

Cheers!🍺
—mike



Thanks as always Mike ! I am doing y best.
J
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:27 AM GMT+7
Looks perfect! You’ve done a fantastic job of capturing his fatigue and the "weight" of the MG …. if you know what I mean. And I like the activity in the doorway.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 05:12 AM GMT+7
Thanks Kurt,for the kind words of encouragement buddy !
Here is the worn out and wounded MG gunner from the story.

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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:03 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry ,

good show buddy , saw the new one too . Excellent .

Kurt
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 09:52 AM GMT+7
Your figures have the best poses .



I realy like your work/style.
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 08:39 AM GMT+7

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Hey Jerry, loving and digging the details and history of this show. Thanks for sharing it. Hate to pop in with a critique and maybe it’s just the camera angle, but the poor down dude seems to have had his neck stretched a bit? He certainly looks as lifeless as your other little peoples look alive. Great show! The camo paintwork is quite righteous



Yes,it's the camera angle. His chin is tucked way down.
J
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
Hey Jerry, loving and digging the details and history of this show. Thanks for sharing it. Hate to pop in with a critique and maybe it’s just the camera angle, but the poor down dude seems to have had his neck stretched a bit? He certainly looks as lifeless as your other little peoples look alive. Great show! The camo paintwork is quite righteous
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 03:20 PM GMT+7
Hey thanks Rick ! Nice of you to say.
I repainted this older fig I built a few years ago and did a test shot to see if he fits. Not bad. What say ye olde peanut gallery ?

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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:39 AM GMT+7
Awesome work--it is inspiring to view.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:50 PM GMT+7
Mike and Tim,
Thanks gents for the nice comments,
J
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:49 PM GMT+7
Maarten,thanks man !
Sean-You are right but there isn't much room in that corner for scale thickness. I had to leave room for one of my planned figs to be added later.
J
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:48 PM GMT+7

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Nice Work Jerry,

I like the rubble effect and the way you have done the shutters.The dio is coming together well.

You don't mind if I copy that for my gates on the Tiger 2 dio.

Michael



They say it is the sincerest form of flattery so...copy away man !
J
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 02:50 PM GMT+7
Wow nice perspectives J. Perhaps there's mo' wubble a'comin - I don't see any diff between Layer 1 & Layer 2 apart from painting it

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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:21 AM GMT+7
Very nice rubble work, Jerry. Keep the pics coming, please.

—mike
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
Looking good Jerry

One minor thing.... it might be the camera angle but the ruined wall looks a little thin.
These old stone houses were/are substantial.

Nice to see the wider picture with both sides of the street. Should be stunning

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 02:18 AM GMT+7
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:18 PM GMT+7
Nice Work Jerry,

I like the rubble effect and the way you have done the shutters.The dio is coming together well.

You don't mind if I copy that for my gates on the Tiger 2 dio.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 02:01 PM GMT+7
Added the suggestion of a ruined house next to the Carpenters' show. The City was bombed heavily by the Allies before the ground troops showed up to assault it and a lot of buildings were destroyed or damaged.
Here is the first layer of rubble.



And the second layer.




I figured the collapsing building would expose the stone underneath on the wall of the house next door,as I have seen on many pics of ruins before.



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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 02:04 AM GMT+7
Did some more tints on the end wall and moss,etc,along with the grassy area.



Couldn't resist some happy snaps to try to get my juices flowing for the refugee dio.



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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 09:08 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys for the very kind words of support about Hunter. I really appreciate it all very much.
He was very very sick and disabled and almost blind from the sickness. He was not able to "be a dog" anymore and because his defenses were way down,he got mange,the non-communicative sort thank goodness. He was literally eating himself alive because of the itchiness of the disease. It was awful to watch my buddy go through all this so i had to make the dreaded decision to put him down. Keeping him around would not benefit him at all and I know he was ready. I left no stone unturned and it was the right thing to do.
It means a bunch that you guys chimed in,believe me. And Sean,yes,great quote. I will look for all my old buddies at the "Rainbow Bridge".
J
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:51 AM GMT+7

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They're not pets, he was my little furry son as I imagine Hunter was yours. Hang in there buddy



Karl, Jerry et al

Without wishing to turn this into a thread about our sadly departed four-legged buddies, there's a nice quote from British art critic Brian Sewell...

"And when that time comes I fancy that, waking one morning to find all my old dogs sleeping on my bed or nuzzling my face and demanding to be let into the garden — then I shall know that I am dead and in Heaven.”

Cheers all

Sean


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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:41 AM GMT+7
So sorry to hear about Hunter Jerry. Lost my best pal ever, Buster, three years ago and still haven't got over it. If I'm honest I don't think I ever will as we were together for over 12 years. He was 14 when he left and there's not a day goes by when I don't miss him as we were inseperable. If ever I had to go out he'd wait patiently for me to come back and go mad whenever I got back home. They're not pets, he was my little furry son as I imagine Hunter was yours. Hang in there buddy
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:33 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry ,

i know since a while that you've lost your dog , i am so sorry for that my friend . To cheer you up , i must say that i know no one that can put so much expression of emotions in those figures but you and i mean this sincerely. So come on buddy , head up and entertain us with your excellent work of art .

Kurt
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 05:47 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry,
I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your dog - while they can't speak, they are great and loyal friends.

The photo you posted looks real - the quality of the build, but moreso the "dynamic" look you have achieved with a static figure - really great work. Even the placement of the figure in the context - spot on!

Glad to see you're posting again - work I always look forward to seeing - both in terms of general interest and inspiration -

Cheers
Nick