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jrutman
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 09:32 AM UTC
Not letting any grass grow under my bench I have begun something new.

The first element is underway. The horse is a gift from a buddy and is from a Riich kit.Here it is with the neck lowered and th harness added.



And after I slathered some paint on it.




It is just setting in an old dio to take a pic.

J
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 10:10 AM UTC
Yeah, how hard can that be - some lead foil, brass, then just “slather” on some paint...!! Lol - if it was just that easy....great work as always, Jerry

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 10:14 AM UTC
He looks good Jerry.
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 12:43 PM UTC
Really nice work! The mane & tail look natural,, almost like you used bits from an old wig, or similar frizzy item.
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC
The leather of the harness looks great! And so does the horse's mane . . . excellent.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 01:00 AM UTC
nice job on the horse !!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:40 PM UTC
Beautiful work Jerry , very cool horse and traces .

Ok , I'm going to be the first one , someone always has to be the bigger person and let Jerry have it , I'm surprised no one else has had the foresight to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity .
He posted this and he has no one else to blame but himself , I mean good lord it's like picking low hanging fruit . My only hope is that no one else is taking advantage of this and typing while I am .

Well here goes , .................
Jerry it's good to see you starting something so soon after your last wonderful build , even tho you're just horsing around .

Crickets .....................................................
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 11:00 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Beautiful work Jerry , very cool horse and traces .

Ok , I'm going to be the first one , someone always has to be the bigger person and let Jerry have it , I'm surprised no one else has had the foresight to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity .
He posted this and he has no one else to blame but himself , I mean good lord it's like picking low hanging fruit . My only hope is that no one else is taking advantage of this and typing while I am .

Well here goes , .................
Jerry it's good to see you starting something so soon after your last wonderful build , even tho you're just horsing around .

Crickets .....................................................



We can all enjoy without looking a gift horse in the mouth.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 11:28 PM UTC
Great job on the horse Jerry, I cant wait to see your next project.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 01:22 PM UTC
No neigh-sayers here, an especially masterful job on the harness
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 05:41 PM UTC
Great work as always Jerry. How about sending in some 'How it's Done' features for us mortals?
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 12:03 AM UTC
Jerry

You've got the look of that heavy, thick leather perfect, in shape and finish.
The horse itself is excellent too

Looking forward to seeing where this is heading.

Cheers

Sean
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 02:51 AM UTC
Nick,Jan,Jack,Tom and Lou,
Thanks so much for the very generous comments guys. This horse turned out to be popular!
J
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 02:52 AM UTC
Cheyenne,Tim and Ryan,
I see what you guys did there! I suppose maybe you"pun" ted it out of the park. LoL
J
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 02:54 AM UTC
Dale and Sean,
Thanks fellas for taking the time to type such nice comments. I appreciate it.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 02:55 AM UTC

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Great work as always Jerry. How about sending in some 'How it's Done' features for us mortals?



You mean for making the horse?
J
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC
Got some groundwork finished up finally. Had a hard time getting back to the bench after the awesome vacation we had.





Moving along briskly now because of all the rain here. Down in the basement again at work.
J
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 04:36 AM UTC
Looking great. I'm very curious where this is leading to.
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 05:13 AM UTC
Good job J. love the mane and tail. Just one observation. Being a horse person (my family breeds horses), there is one thing about chestnut colored horses; their coat tends to be darker at the top, and lighter toward the sides and bottom of the belly. I know you are also playing with light, but it struck me as odd. Here are a couple of examples:


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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 05:19 AM UTC
I was hoping you would write a how to on improving model horses plus the painting and finishing techniques you use.
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 07:14 AM UTC
I think a how-to on the horses would be pretty great myself, as I have been contemplating the Florian Geyer German cavalry figure set by Dragon but painting animals is something I've not done yet.
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 07:33 AM UTC
Hey Jerry, good to see you're not looking a gift horse in the mouth.


Great job by the way. This looks very interesting.
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 06:39 AM UTC
Jerry:
Looking nice. The horse looks great, but hard not to admire the groundwork too.

What is your plan for the overall scene?
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC

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Looking great. I'm very curious where this is leading to.


Thanks Hans,won't be long now and you will find out!
J
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC

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Good job J. love the mane and tail. Just one observation. Being a horse person (my family breeds horses), there is one thing about chestnut colored horses; their coat tends to be darker at the top, and lighter toward the sides and bottom of the belly. I know you are also playing with light, but it struck me as odd. Here are a couple of examples:





Good point! Thanks. The pics I took of some much less purebred horses didn't show that as much. This horse is a lowly farmhorse and a worker. Your pics there show a superb horse/s. Arabian stock? I see the smallish nose.
J