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Tiny

Jagdtiger

10 total reviews 
Comment from Daphne Oberon


I am glad it is "tiny"! Good close up -- those clouds in the background -- however you did that -- do make it look much larger scale on the ice crystals. Fun anecdote about the gun barrel falling down the sink -- I hope they did not lodge in the drain! Is a tank also simply referred to as a gun sometimes? When I see these replicas I think of my wacky Nazi sympathizer father's musing about some religious experience he had while resting his hand on some huge "gun" on display in Germany during the war when he arrived there with the Allies, and wonder what kind of gun he was talking about. The way he described the monster, it sounded like one of these -- or perhaps even anti-aircraft. I just watched The Great Dictator with Chaplin again last night, and that shows the hugest anti aircraft gun imaginable in the beginning. To match that gun you would need a steel tent stake nail to replicate the size of the barrel to your miniature here. I wondered if that gun in the movie was even real at first, and not just some caricature to add drama to the comedy, but I looked it up and I guess it was real! Happy model building -- but maybe better keep the sink plugged?! Have a great day! Daphne Oberon

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    thank you so much daphne. i did keep all of my old models and drawings from a young age and have manged to look after them well, apart from the odd accident. is amazing the the details you remember about your past and how you relate them to the present.
reply by Daphne Oberon on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you for your thoughtful reply Mr. Jones. Yes as far as relating my disjointed and confusing past to my present, I spent my early life kind of mentally shoving parts and pieces of unanswered questions on mental shelves in my mind to pull down later whenever a missing piece showed up -- or when I wondered if a bit of information might seem to provide a missing piece! Like about my father's comment about the German gun, I have wondered what that tells about his mental state before he met my mother and so on... And what kind of person has a religious experience resting their hand on a German gun anyway! He had gone on to explain to me something along the lines of how for a few moments this religious experience joined him with the collective consciousness of his "German ancestors" -- the British Anglo Saxons I think who originated from Germans? Or was it the Normans -- I forgot. (Funny thing was it was my mother who was second generation German on her father's side -- from the Duchy of Hess -- he never gave her credit for that thought.) He seemed to act so crazy to me at a young age, but everyone around me, especially my mother, saw him as some spiritual powerhouse, which I found confounding! I was accused of being opinionated very young, and spent most of my young life condemned to an ordinance of silence as result! Enjoy! Daphne
Comment from cleo85


That nail looks like a gun. The is no indication that it was no part of your original model. Your model has well defined details. Both of you, your kid and yourself are indeed very creative. The scenery in the snow looks pretty authentic, especially with the model of another tank in nice perspective in the background and a snow-cluster looking like a mountain in the left corner. Good idea also to imprint tracks behind your model in front.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    many thanks. when men get older they kinda relive their childhood again. did you notice, lol.
reply by cleo85 on 12-Feb-2019
    Well, when woman get older they kinda relieve their childhod again too, lol. :o)
Comment from avmurray


I now understand that your interest for tanks and planes started at an early age, and I think it is great that you still have this little tank you made when 14 years old. I also like that you placed it outdoors when you took the photo, and the other one seen in the background adds depth to the photo.

Your focus on the tank is spot on and sharp and it is possible to see all the fine details. The white balance and exposure is perfect.

The format and framing is very good, and the tank has got a perfect placement off to the left. Indeed a great looking and well taken photo Vincent.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    oh yes and many thanks annie. yes i kept many items from this age and drawings to..
reply by avmurray on 12-Feb-2019
    You are more than welcome Vincent, and it is nice that you have kept so many things from this age.
reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    is funny, i think i made better suff back then (as a teenager) and drawing was of a higher standard.
reply by avmurray on 12-Feb-2019
    Perhaps you are just out of practice.
reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    yes i did make couple of drawings right now. watch this space, lol.
reply by avmurray on 12-Feb-2019
    OK, I will do.
Comment from Sean T Phelan


Cool,Vincent!
A fine looking photo of 'Ein kleiner Jagdtiger'! ( And is that a Jagdpanther off in the distance? )
1/76 is a scale that I could never get a good handle on due to my lousy eye sight but you've done a fine job with this one,my friend!
( Your substitution of a nail for the barrel of it's missing main gun is a wonderfully original move! It's looks remind me of the late production variants that were equipped with an 88mm gun as the 12.8cm piece was getting pretty rare during the closing weeks of the war!
'Good Show',mein kamerad!
~Sean


 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    many thanks sean and yes it is. your info is always concise and a great pleasure to learn.
Comment from Sange


I really Dig your out of the box creativity. Taking your tiny tank outdoors and placing in the snow gives this a touch of realism.
Great set up, focus, Exposure and fine placement within the frame.
As usual your notes are informative and a pleasure to read.
Well done Master ~J!

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    haha is strange when men get older, they all start reliving their childhoods, lol.
Comment from blujdrawings


Nice work here, lovely composition and good richness of colours that come through. I really like the background here and contrast and saturation is good. Thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    thank you very much for this wonderful response.
Comment from Linda Engel


Cool beans on your model. Very creative young man. Perfect to put them in the snow for presentation.. I did check out Sean's photo's. My hubby and I love all things military and he will love this photo. Terrific focus and lighting. Great cropping and wonderful notes. It is so nice that your son loves to put together the models , too.

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    many thanks linda. my 9 year old son lets me do all the building but gives me stern directive. he even makes me paint the eyebrows on the tiniest of figures and spots any details missing lol.
Comment from csimmons032


Well done ! Your focus, framing, and lighting are all very good. This is a very creative photo. You also seem to be very talented with building models as well. Thanks for sharing this photo with us. :)

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    many thanks, i do make loads of different types of art and also kept all of my drawings to from this age to,
Comment from Jade P


This is amazing the contrast colors makes me feel that I am in the real scene how you lined them perfectly the small details are perfect congratulations on this amazing work

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    thank you so much jade. what a lovely response.
reply by Jade P on 12-Feb-2019
    Your welcome
Comment from alaskapat


Wow! I think it is so awesome that you built this model when you were 14, and even more awesome that you still have it, I like the way you have arranged this tank on the snow and it even has a soldier in position. This is well focused, the image is clear, exposure is well managed the colors and tones are natural, perfect whites! Nice detail on the tank. Well composed and presented! Artists notes are informative and appreciated!

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    thank you most kindly. yes i kept all of my artworks and also tank builds.