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Can you still turn heads at your age?
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 01:43 AM UTC

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Jerry,
Where is the helmet and liner from?
Thanks, Dan



Helmet is from a Dragon kit,which I dremeled out with a rotary bit. The insert is from LiveResin.They make outstanding helmets as well but it is hard to find the regular size ones. The Dragon GenII helmets are very nice,just need thinning around the edge.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 01:45 AM UTC

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Jerry, your tutorials are always great, but I have to admit I was intrigued by the title of this post more than anything else— due to it’s double meaning. While I appreciate very much your method of “turning heads”, my first thought was that at my age it’s getting more difficult to turn my head anymore, and secondly, at my age, the girls don’t quite turn their heads to look at me the same way they used to. All is not lost though—- I can still use your excellent technique to turn a few heads.
VR, Russ




Heheheh sorry John,
No lack of that subject matter all over the interwebs though. That's what I am told anyway,
J

Yea, I tuned in because of the 'head (line)', (pun intended)...thinking I was going to view some tank porn!

Clever!

:)

panamadan
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 04:19 AM UTC
Thanks Jerry,
Is there a certain size Live Resin liner that you use?
D
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 04:34 AM UTC

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Thanks Jerry,
Is there a certain size Live Resin liner that you use?
D



I don't remember. Either regular or large.
J
chazman
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 05:55 AM UTC
As I mentioned to Jerry on FB, this is why I still love plastic figures from Tamiya/Dragon/Masterbox, etc. They are a stock pile of available figure parts waiting until something strikes your fancy. Even if one of these kits can only make one nice figure, (with addition of detailing, resin, putty, etc.), you'll have a figure that is your own and different from the 1,000 other guys who got a stock resin figure and painted it.
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC

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As I mentioned to Jerry on FB, this is why I still love plastic figures from Tamiya/Dragon/Masterbox, etc. They are a stock pile of available figure parts waiting until something strikes your fancy. Even if one of these kits can only make one nice figure, (with addition of detailing, resin, putty, etc.), you'll have a figure that is your own and different from the 1,000 other guys who got a stock resin figure and painted it.



What HE said !
J
long_tom
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 09:36 AM UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vQpW9XRiyM

Couldn't help but be reminded of this song.
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 08:48 AM UTC
Valuable info and info is knowledge . Great walkthrough Jerry !!
chazman
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 08:55 AM UTC

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You can see the head really jazz's up a fig nicely with hardly any effort ! I decided to go another route and show a guy approaching the edge of endurance after hand to hand combat on the Ostfront. So I changed heads again to reflect that and began adding other details.

This was the kit pose. Pointing and holding a map.





And,to add interest,he became this.




Let your imagination run free !
J



Jerry, what is that on the left arm where the elbow joint is? Just sheet plastic?
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 10:03 AM UTC
Thanks Cheyenne and Chazman for the excellent comments.
The elbow was shimmed with plastic bits when I re-posed the arm. I use this method a lot. After I am satisfied I add putty to fill it in and then shape to my liking.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 01:29 AM UTC
I finally got around to slathering paint on this guy. I used Andrea flesh set which is awesome and dead flat. For the cammo I used the AK set for WSS cammo winter/fall and the rest was Valejo.
First 2 pics are intermediate work and last one is a quick set-up for a photo op. It will go in a vignette with 5 more guys eventually.







Be glad to entertain any query's as always,
J
Golikell
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 02:50 AM UTC
Once more a fantastic figure!!!
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 03:33 AM UTC

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Once more a fantastic figure!!!



Thanks buddy! I appreciate the kind words,
J
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 04:32 AM UTC
Brilliant as always Jerry !! , Just not enough words man .....
justsendit
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 05:05 AM UTC
He looks a bit haggard. I like this one!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 05:15 AM UTC
Thanks Cheyenne and Mike !
Always great to read your input,
J
Chepster
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:34 AM UTC
I really like the way that the positioning of the head has changed the whole look of the figure to being hunched over rather than just looking down at a map as per the original.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:59 AM UTC

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I really like the way that the positioning of the head has changed the whole look of the figure to being hunched over rather than just looking down at a map as per the original.




Thanks Mate.
Yes,you can add a lot of drama and atmosphere just with the changing of little things like that.
J
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 09:59 PM UTC
Another JR gem & the hair did bring the head up to proportion, keep turning small plastic tailor’s dummies into seemingly living human beings - great background too btw
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 01:34 AM UTC

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Another JR gem & the hair did bring the head up to proportion, keep turning small plastic tailor’s dummies into seemingly living human beings - great background too btw


Thanks Timbo!
I am just trying to keep up with the blistering pace you have set with your innovative process.
This background was just a temp. placement to take a quick happy snap of this dude though. More to follow,
J