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justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 09:57 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,
Wow!!! Now there's something we don't see every day — washing the "tumbleweeds" out of his hair.💦 Lol! That's a really nice touch!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 10:16 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry,
Wow!!! Now there's something we don't see every day — washing the "tumbleweeds" out of his hair.💦 Lol! That's a really nice touch!

Cheers!🍺
—mike



Thanks Mike,I appreciate it buddy.
J
Sean50
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 04:42 PM UTC
Wonderful stuff Jerry. Again
He's the despatch rider, correct?

Cheers

Sean
Jberardi
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 11:35 PM UTC
Amazing attention to details. Certainly something to aspire to in my own work.

Regards,
Jim
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Sean and Jim,
Thanks for the comments guys. Yes,he is the dispatch guy.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 05:14 AM UTC
The repair company of the 1st Bn of the 12SS PzRegt in Normandy gets the call that one of its' Panthers has a broken final drive and also needs some roadwheels replaced. In addition one of the radios need switching out.
The crew loads the needed parts onto the companies' workhorse,their type 10 track while the companyCO yells for his courier to take a message to Wunsche showing the statrep. The adjutant shows the NCOIC on his map where the broken down Panther is located while a mech. gets woken from his rare down time to remove the boards from the track put there to break its' outline from the sky. The crew ,low on sleep,mutter with one another as the courier has his own thoughts about getting interrupted from his scant few seconds of personal time,spent trying to gt the grime from his head.







jrutman
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 05:15 AM UTC










jrutman
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 05:18 AM UTC








The obligatory final pic showing the overall size of this dio with a standard paint bottle for ref.


Thanks for looking in. Seems like not much to show for months and months of work.
J
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 09:59 PM UTC
Beautiful Jerry , what I like most about this build is that each figure interacts with someone or some thing that integrates the entire build , sweet , and very cool !!!
Dioramartin
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:16 PM UTC
Smokin’ Jerry – I really think this is one of THE best dios I’ve ever seen & the reason is that it looks deceptively simple until I started reading the figures & noticing details, then I just kept on whispering “wow”. Any of us can pile tons of hardware & landscape on a board and it can look spectacular but in fact be stone dead. Or there’s the polar opposite, like this.
dhines
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:59 PM UTC
Another incredible dio from the Rutman bench. Every dio seems to outdo the previous one. I cant wait to see what your next project will be Jerry. Bravo Jerry, keep them coming, and again, an outstanding dio. Best regards...Dale
treadstone
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 05:13 AM UTC
Wow, I just came across your blog, your work is amazing, the building, painting and figure conversion. I am most impressed with the guy in shirt sleeves and suspenders, I would like to do something similar for a small diorama I am attempting and was wondering about what your reference sources for that particular figure were/are. Thank you in advance.
HansBouwmeester
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 05:46 AM UTC
Amazing and with great detail. It would be interesting to know how you build up a diorama from "scratch" because it must start with an "idea" and perhaps a drawing. Your work is so good ( setting, painting, alteration on figures, weathering, vegetation, houses etc.) that a step-by-step topic would be a great reference to all of us here. A dio like this can fill a book !! So, in my opinion you stating that it "Seems like not much to show for months and months of work" is the understatement of the century !!
maartenboersma
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
TOP!!
Another excellent diorama that tells a story .
TOP!!

Whats next?
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 08:02 AM UTC
Awesome! Very inspiring. Keep em coming Jerry!
BUTA46
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC
“Seems like not much to show for months and months of work. J”

Looks like years worth of details, though. It’s what we used to call
“Freakin’ Awesome!!”
Great show and another excellent J Rutman class on making it work with what you got. Thanks for taking the time to share!
justsendit
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:10 PM UTC
Can't get enough of this one!👏🏼 Great FINALE!🍷

—mike
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 01:48 AM UTC
Cheyenne and Tim,
Thanks you two as this is high praise coming from modelers of your caliber. You both seem to like the figs and that means a lot to me as this is sort of my "thing" now.
Once again,thanks for the nice comments and for taking the time to type them,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 01:49 AM UTC

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Another incredible dio from the Rutman bench. Every dio seems to outdo the previous one. I cant wait to see what your next project will be Jerry. Bravo Jerry, keep them coming, and again, an outstanding dio. Best regards...Dale



Thanks Dale,very nice of you to say buddy! I am taking a small break now for built up "honey do's" but stay tuned !
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 01:53 AM UTC

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Wow, I just came across your blog, your work is amazing, the building, painting and figure conversion. I am most impressed with the guy in shirt sleeves and suspenders, I would like to do something similar for a small diorama I am attempting and was wondering about what your reference sources for that particular figure were/are. Thank you in advance.




Thanks for the very generous comments buddy! The shirtsleeve guy was a very common type of look in the later war period when the parade ground fell away and survival took over. The frontline officers and ncos were not that focused on uniform standards. Plenty of pics show guys like this. Paul Correls' book "Scorched Earth" shows more of the daily life of the Wehrmacht or just google german soldiers in WWII and start looking,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 01:57 AM UTC

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Amazing and with great detail. It would be interesting to know how you build up a diorama from "scratch" because it must start with an "idea" and perhaps a drawing. Your work is so good ( setting, painting, alteration on figures, weathering, vegetation, houses etc.) that a step-by-step topic would be a great reference to all of us here. A dio like this can fill a book !! So, in my opinion you stating that it "Seems like not much to show for months and months of work" is the understatement of the century !!



Well first off-thanks for the nice comments.
I began this one like many others,with the idea of a repair unit and this track. I think about future projects while I work on current ones and always have the future in mind while I look at books or the internet. This is how I found the pic showing this farmyard. So I added it to my mental picture and fit some figs into that scene IE the fountain and pump,etc. Some of it is because of a need to fill a corner and that is how the "map guys" happened. It is a changing work as it goesand keeps evolving if I find something I like more. HTH,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
Maarten,Matt,Phil and Mikey,
Thanks so much gents for taking the time to type such nice stuff about this dio. I always appreciate it guys.
Well,I always think a bit of self deprecation keeps you suitably humble. You do need a bit of ego to keep going though,because otherwise you would sink into a "O woe is me" type of thing. Still,I do think it is not much to show after all that time.
I leave it to the judge and jury,
J
Sean50
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
Jerry

Once again you've produced a masterpiece.
The poses and interaction of the figures, the layout, everything is really well done. The planks are a nice and seldom seen touch... Nice one, it reeks of "authenticity" and an empathy with the subject. Something I strive for but seldom if ever achieve.
To your last comment, many of the best things in life are not the biggest.

Cheers

Sean
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 08:20 AM UTC

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Jerry

Once again you've produced a masterpiece.
The poses and interaction of the figures, the layout, everything is really well done. The planks are a nice and seldom seen touch... Nice one, it reeks of "authenticity" and an empathy with the subject. Something I strive for but seldom if ever achieve.
To your last comment, many of the best things in life are not the biggest.

Cheers

Sean




Thanks for the great comments Sean and for noticing the little stuff. I really like when guys see those small things because it makes it seem like I didn't waste my time !
J
treadstone
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 02:11 PM UTC
Thank you Mr. Rutman, keep up the great work, I look forward to your next project. Juan.