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Kampfgruppe Krause at the Falaise Gate
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 06:30 PM UTC
Beautifully brilliant work Jerry , cool as cool can be !!!
This gives one a fluid sense of motion captured in snapshots in time .
I don't know if you did the crew member balancing on his boot heel and head as he's in the midst of being shot and thrown backwards on purpose . At first it looked a little awkward to see him levitating on his heel and head but after looking at it awhile it really gives a sense of " in the moment " .

jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 08:04 PM UTC
Thanks so much guys,for looking in and typing some great thoughts !
Let me see if I can keep this all straight now.
@Maarten-thanks buddy for staying with this project and for the continuing encouragement I know you feel the same pressures concerning long term projects !
@Greg-Thanks for the kind words buddy !
@Tim-High praise coming from the "dioman" himself ! You certainly have the filmakers' knack,that is for sure. I am liking this "graphic novel" thing. I hadn't thought of my stuff in that way,but then again,this concept is also new for me. I never combined the 2D paintings,dio and narrative all together before,I don't think?
@Dudley-thanks so much bubba,I appreciate the nice words
@Wayne-always nice to hear from a good Scot !!
@Cheyenne-thanks man,for checking in and commenting. I was going for a guy writhing in pain,just after getting the head shot from LTC Clift. A bad,but not fatal,wound. I know this pose is possible,as I learned the move while wrestling in High School !

This thing took quite a while to get done but there was a lot of down time involved. I tried new stuff and some worked,some....not so much. I am already thinking/planning new stuff. Time for a small thing so I can get something done and feel the sense of accomplishment !
J
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:34 PM UTC
I love this! I love the wounded gun commander in the doorway (Jerry's best ever figure?). I love the story telling with each image conveying a particular episode and I love the clever use of backdrop to give a grander sense of scale. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery so consider yourself flattered cos Im going to try and imitate the hell out of this.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 01:30 AM UTC

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I love this! I love the wounded gun commander in the doorway (Jerry's best ever figure?). I love the story telling with each image conveying a particular episode and I love the clever use of backdrop to give a grander sense of scale. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery so consider yourself flattered cos Im going to try and imitate the hell out of this.



Hey thanks Paul,
I do think that guy turned out very well. He may be my best so far ! Many are way better than me though,so the challenge continues !
Imitate away brother imitate away !
J
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 04:36 AM UTC
What an incredible piece of work Jerry. The story is fantastic even without a narrative. I have enjoyed this build so much that I almost hate to see it finished. What incredible project will grace the Rutman bench next. Thanks for sharing Jerry, its been a pleasure to follow.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC
Hi Jerry - another great episode of The Jerry Files - wow. The narration is a great add - nice way to summarize the event. The fine detailing of the buildings and scenery is in balance with all the subtlety of the figures....how do you do it?? Every time!!??!

Already eager to see what you cook up next!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:13 AM UTC
Brilliant execution and narrative! ... Sign me up for your history class! 📚📚📚📚📚

Cheers!🍺
ómike
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 03:54 AM UTC
Jerry, what incredible work and what a brilliant accompanying narrative you've given!

I'm loving this build and am getting tons of inspiration from it!

Great work sir!
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 04:04 AM UTC
So much more wow than words, flipping thesaurus isnít helping. Thanks J!
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 06:44 PM UTC
Just brilliant Jerry. The narrative is the icing on the cake.
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:16 PM UTC
Dale
Nick
Mike F
Mike T
Phil
Steve,
Thanks so much guys for the awesome encouragement. You may not realize it but it does a world of good for me every time.
I am specifically stoked over how you liked the written portion of this latest work. That discipline is yet another one I always wished I had pursued. But reality brought me back to earth quickly ! LoL
As for the next project ? It should be small so I can get something completed right away. I have learned it's good for my work ethic,otherwise the big projects make me feel like I never finish anything an that is not good.
I started on something Friday but already lost the motivation ! So we will see what happens,
Thanks again so much,
I forgot to add,would anyone enjoy seeing a birds' eye view of this dio so you can get an over-all view of its' size ?
J
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC
Jerry, A birds' eye view would be most appreciated. ... And not to sound like a broken record, please submit your wonderful work as an Armorama Feature article ó out front and foremost where it truly belongs.

Cheers!🍺
ómike
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 07:59 PM UTC
Hello Jerry

I'm a bit late commenting on this as I've been distracted by the things for a week or so.
Anyway, now I'm looking at the finished article it was worth the wait. Fantastic stuff!
The buildings, the street, the vegetation all proved the perfect backdrop for some really nicely done, natural looking figures and an equally good Pak40.
The interaction between them, the sense of "what's going on"... all really well done. Bringing history to life in miniature. Something I aspire to but seldom achieve, certainly not as well as this (and your others too..).
Inspirational stuff!

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC
Thanks Mike,I will see what I can do. I am pretty useless getting that kind of thin done though.

Sen,thanks agin amy friend for all the encouragement and words of advice during this project,specially the research items that you provided ! Wonderful stuff and it wouldn't have been as accurate on my part without it all,
J
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 02:21 PM UTC
Great work !!! Figs are fantastic
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:52 PM UTC

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Great work !!! Figs are fantastic



Thank you Sir !
J
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC
Your work is very inspiring Jerry , good show .

Kurt
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 08:43 PM UTC

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Your work is very inspiring Jerry , good show .

Kurt



Thanks ol buddy ! Nice to see you back here again,
J
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 02:37 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,

Any progress on the diorama? I'm following it with great interest and a sense of awe at your excellent workmanship.

If I may ask, for the PaK40 did you use the rubber/vinyl (?) tires that come with the Dragon kit?

If so, have you ever had any problems with the rubber perishing or disintegratibg in time? Do you paint with enamels or acrylics?

I have the Dragon PaK40 kit and want to do it justice like you've done here!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 05:18 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry,

Any progress on the diorama? I'm following it with great interest and a sense of awe at your excellent workmanship.

If I may ask, for the PaK40 did you use the rubber/vinyl (?) tires that come with the Dragon kit?

If so, have you ever had any problems with the rubber perishing or disintegratibg in time? Do you paint with enamels or acrylics?

I have the Dragon PaK40 kit and want to do it justice like you've done here!



Thanks buddy!
The dio has been finished for a while now and is a page or 2 back in this thread. I used the Dragon vinyl tiers yes. They are very new so I haven't had them painted long enough to see how they react !
I used acrylics for everything,top to bottom.
Thanks for checking in,
J
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 10:30 PM UTC
Jerry, another one belted out of the ballpark! Well done good sir! Well done! Canít wait to see what is next...

Looking forward to more from Master Rutman...
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 12:24 AM UTC

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Jerry, another one belted out of the ballpark! Well done good sir! Well done! Canít wait to see what is next...

Looking forward to more from Master Rutman...




Thanks for the kind remarks buddy,but even more WELCOME BACK !!
J
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 07:58 PM UTC
Outstanding. I have been traveling, Jerry, and just picked up this thread again. Really master modeling, and more, the story is excellent and well-told.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 09:02 PM UTC

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Outstanding. I have been traveling, Jerry, and just picked up this thread again. Really master modeling, and more, the story is excellent and well-told.



Thanks Bill !
Welcome home and I thank you for taking the time to make such a nice comment !
J
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 11:44 PM UTC
As promised here is an over-all birds eye view of the whole shebang. Not the size you envisioned ?