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About the Author

About Jean-Bernard André (jba)

Here are my 10 rules for better dioramas! 1 -The diorama is everything modelling is about, it's the meeting point of the manufactured object that is the model and the human input, you can –and have to- tell stories with dioramas. 2 -When doing your diorama you should not be influenced by any tr...


Brian, yeah my mood was definitely when i built that one from what i can remember! really happy you like Peter, thanks a lot too! never thought about this, but i always liked those twenties Sf posters -Weird Tales kind! Dave, i always liked -from your signing and your various articles- the fact you tie a lot of things with "age" as i think it gives what you write its identity! -all that to say that I think one of the greatest thing not getting younger brought to me, is that i am now abble to fully appreciate things that i don't understand at all, and I try to work my dioramas amongst those lines
OCT 02, 2006 - 12:04 AM
There were a thread some days ago discussing if figure painting were art, and generally I would say no. My painting/building is at least not art, I would say it is a craft instead... This diorama I would say is art, cause you have to think when you see it, it makes me start thinking at least. Very well done Jean-Bernard! I like it a lot!
OCT 02, 2006 - 02:48 AM
wow, thanks a lot Andreas
OCT 02, 2006 - 11:48 PM
Jean How do you do it!? I was just looking at your gallery entries, OMG! You have got to tell how you did some of these. Like this. LINK Brian
OCT 06, 2006 - 08:29 PM
Just goes to show that with sci-fi, anything goes!
OCT 06, 2006 - 10:18 PM
Tsushima? that's my prefered one too! how i did that one? 90 mn every evening of the week (except on week ends) while my wife looks at a DVD i rent for her The other trick is once you got an idea in your head you have not to let it go -if you don't know how to achieve precisely the effect you want to, you try, you try until you succeed. Finally, you don't have to hesitate to take on some works that will take you 6 months to complete. i have been doing some dios since i am 6 or 7 years old, and yet as for the day of today, i can only show 10 -including 4 already posted on this site yeah Peter, Sci fi is VERY cool, also in the sense that you can be really very free if you know how to use it, Star Wars and Star Trek modellers have got the same liberty with their works as armour fans! thanks again guys
OCT 06, 2006 - 10:49 PM
Beautiful...the water...too cool! I love it!
FEB 03, 2007 - 07:35 AM
Thanks Steven! Extract from a HF thread here's how I made the water in case you want to use the trick for one of your 1/350 beauties the water in that one was done this way: 1/brown coloured polyester resin 2/ patches of white tinted acrylic gels to make the "under waves" 3/another semi transparent small coat of brown polyester resin 4/ waves of slightly white tinted acrylic gel the only tricky part is how to dose the amount of tint in the gel. Inspired by northern seas! I forgot to tell one thing above: think about a layer of Clear Cote after those gels, because the rendering of those gels is very *plastic* and that is not what you want. JB
FEB 03, 2007 - 05:58 PM
JBA I really liked this the first time I saw it- this type of work is great for a tutorial - I would love to see a step by step (SBS) on your next project - I realize you are in France however there's a show in the states -Wonderfest where your work would be highly appreciated ! http://www.wonderfest.com/
FEB 03, 2007 - 07:38 PM
Thanks John !! -Yep about Wonderfest, maybe I will abble to attend one day when i grow very rich and very old though one of the 2 is unlikely to happen :-) Even though i really liked Batman II, yet i am very unlikely to do one day a diorama with Superheroes A SBS on my next project writes itself as fast as the next project goes, which means pretty fast actually!
FEB 03, 2007 - 10:18 PM