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The fall of my first house

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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...


Have you ever thought about recreating a HL2 scene with Gordan and all ?
NOV 12, 2006 - 05:14 PM
No, though i reckon that if somebody would do commercial figs of Gordon, headcrabs and all, those would sell pretty well. In fact i used to work as the boss of an online games shop around 2000, and everyday I had HL1 in front of me. well, the dio I did at that moment had got the same pinks and yellows as HL1's desert scenes. 6 years later, it's still in a moving box, and i am unlikely to restore it one day :-) :-) All that to say that when you play heavely with videogames, those are most likely to influence your vision of modelling!
NOV 12, 2006 - 05:27 PM
JB, J'adore l'atmosphere de tes dioramas ! You did an excellent job which get closer modelling and art ! félicitations ! Julien
NOV 12, 2006 - 11:25 PM
Merci Julien pour l'intérèt que tu portes à ces vieilles choses Still wating to see your Ardennes dio!
NOV 13, 2006 - 02:20 PM
It's on my to do list..... Best, Julien
NOV 13, 2006 - 02:47 PM
JB, I have to say, I love your artistic talent, and excellent presentations, although once again I don't understand it. I'm afraid I don't do computer games, or Sci-fi books, but you certainly are talented, and creative.
NOV 13, 2006 - 04:57 PM
Thanks Dave
NOV 13, 2006 - 11:17 PM
Jean Thanks for the quick tutorial! I gotta try this technique. I truly enjoy veiwing your works. Brian
NOV 15, 2006 - 01:16 AM
Looks great, even though I have no idea what the story is.
NOV 15, 2006 - 02:03 AM
hey Brian, only use this technique on reasonable sized areas, the pigments run quick -in fact the bigger the rusty area is the better it works! Al, thanks for your comments! The idea.. I see your figs every now and then on Historicus Forma, and your passion for Native Americans as well as your country's history seems to be very bold indeed, and that is what pushes you forward to paint even better with each new subject I suppose. My own ideas come from my dreams, what i live from real life, and from some scenes that appear totally composed on 15x25cm canvas when i am listening to music. Only recently did I try to put a little bit of historic varnish on my dios. Still there is a bit of Historic varnish on that one: I always fancied the guy being english or american (he carries a Lee Enfield baionet) and the scene is supposed to be located in one of those islands that were conquested by the japanese in early 1942 -the rifle lying on his feet is indeed a Japanese one. As for the boat it's one that is supposed to be scratching the sea's ground for sand -at least i found the idea of that boat from a picture of one of these boats. Last night i dreamt of my yet to be born son (in a few months) diving in the sea from the Pamiat Azova's bow wreck alongside some of his friends. I suppose that's my idea of happiness let me 10 years to create that one :-) here is the Pamiat Azova, russian Ironclad sunk by British boats (?) in Kronstadt in 1919..
NOV 15, 2006 - 12:56 PM