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Tchernobyl, exclusion zone

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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...


Jesper, Ian and Alguhan, much thanks for your heartwarming comments:) Ian, i could say the same for your own dioramas!
JAN 08, 2007 - 11:04 PM
Hi jba, That's some interesting and creative work you have there in your gallery. Very cool indeed. The back drops add a lot to the mood and the craftmanship is just excellent. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Al
JAN 09, 2007 - 12:54 AM
Im blown away I love the desolation of surealism and your dios have it all congratulations.
JAN 09, 2007 - 01:42 AM
The whole scene reminds me of a Salvador Dali painting especially against the sky backdrop. Although I'm not familiar with the story this is a visually stunning dio. Empty spaces in dios are always a problem for dio modelers but in this case the sheer starkness really creates the mood which is even harder to do in dios. This image is one that will stuck on my mind for a long time . Excellent work Jean-Bernard.
JAN 09, 2007 - 08:51 AM
Hi JB, Great work. Was this the dio that you said the floor or the ruins or something was inspired by an old Masonic Lodge that you used to live near? If not, forgive my incoherant babbling :-) Am I correct in my observation that the floor is covered by a thin layer of water? Or do my eyes deceive me? Once again, brilliant work! Rudi
JAN 09, 2007 - 05:10 PM
thanks for all the comments guys! The Dali/surrealism comparisons are really cool too the sky backdrop certainly adds a lot to the whole effect as the diorama was first done using only 2 colours-including the fig. A few years later I replaced the original fig with the one that is currently on the scene and painted her coat in blue which is the main focus on the scene; here 's what it looked like this morning with its normal background! As for empty spaces, I sure like them, that's the "thousand yard stare" all the people in my dios always have, therefore my dios have to be a bit empty. thanks again!!!
JAN 09, 2007 - 05:39 PM
Another piece of art from you, I just finished gawking at your Archangel model and here's another fine one. Good job !!!! You sure have talent ! Herr
FEB 26, 2007 - 11:42 AM
Danke Schönn mein Herr! Art ich weiss nicht aber ein sehr alte werk doch ist sicher! thanks a lot
FEB 26, 2007 - 02:30 PM
I have just ordered the movie "Stalker" by Tarkovsky. The knowledge of the movie content and the book the movie is based on (the Strugatsky brothers' "Roadside Picknick") really sets this great diorama into a whole new context. I'm planning to do a little modelling job on a similar topic myself. Anyone played the game "S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl"?
APR 09, 2007 - 04:13 AM
hallo Richard, sorry to discover your answer 1 month later! Tarkovski's Stalker is the most important single artistic influence on all my dioramas since I saw the movie back in 91. i love so much the rust, the "passed war" feeling, the fact that in this world you can only go forward by throwing a nut.. My preferred move ever So of course I bought Shadow of Chernobyl which is a very great game.. Actually i just can't play to it because i keep on starting it all over again because of the fear to be disappointed
JUN 05, 2007 - 06:18 AM