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Discussion in 'Dioramas & Displays' started by JohnReid, Jul 7, 2007.
I think that I will stop here for now as too much handling is causing the figures to become too shiny.I will glue this all together as one assembly and then hold on to the wooden boxes to complete the painting.Anyway this gives you an idea of how it will look when finished.
Upon completion of this "Keepers of the Flame" project I plan to organize this thread into a more comprehensive book -like form ,concentrating upon the order of build ,using both text and pictures in their proper sequence.I will permanently post an album of pics of this diorama under construction.
Because I am limited to a 1,000 pics on my photobucket album, I have had to on occasion delete some of the older pics.Some of you have expressed to me that you find it frustrating searching for something only to find it has been deleted.
The new more book-like thread will concentrate more on the build itself rather than the JohnReid philosophy of art and other ramblings.Tips and techniques will be put in its proper section for easier reference.
When I started this thread I had no idea that it would grow to the size that it has ,so for those interested please be patient with the present format for awhile.Cheers! John.
I am organizing all my pictures into different albums.
Hangar dio1-the Albatros
Hangar dio2-the Nieuport
Hangar dio3-the Jenny Canuck
The Jenny will be organized into the proper sequence of the build.
In addition I am creating sub albums for other mayor components such as airplanes,cars,cars, trucks,engines etc.....
Over the course of this build I have enjoyed taking pictures of some of the figures and using them to tell little stories that will eventually exist in these pictures only.This figure is destined to go outside with the pilot group.
It is also a lot of fun coming up with your own titles for these pictures such as
"Threshold of a New World" or "Dawn of a New Era" etc......
It looks to me that he is looking out the door trying to imagine what may be over the horizon.
Pictures like these will be found in my new sub-album called "Figures" in my photobucket .
Movin' on to the OX5 engine being crated ,I think this looks OK.
It has been said that the difference between a "pilot" and an "aviator" is that a pilot is a technician,and an aviator is an artist in love with flight.
Mr. Reid: You are a highly dangerous man. I would like to buy you a beer sometime, (after I finish burning every piece of model building I have ever done...ha ha). Planning to write an illustrated book sometime??
Seriously, your work brings a tear to my eye: I can imagine the stories, indeed!!
Hi Jim!Maybe a book for the internet if I ever get the time.Thank you for your kind words ,they are truly appreciated.Cheers! John.(maybe a beer at the museum one day)
John: Very well! I definitely intend to look you up sometime. You are the kind of model builder that I have often dreamt of being, and I mean that seriously!!