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My Grandpa.

Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 20 Apr 2017, 09:32

My dio portrays my grandfather when he returned to his village, after the battle of Scra, during WW1.
I have wrote more on this here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19266
In the secondary scene, a rat seems to have double trouble, though the frightened donkey break through the gate. The two youngsters try to save what they can, but playing "war" at the same time, obviously inspired from my grandpa.
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Thank you for seeing it. :-D
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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Apr 2017, 09:43

This looks exactly like a dio that I would love to look at in real life! Pictures are good and very nice, but if you could somehow send your dio on a tour to members I think we all would be very happy. :-D The other way to do it is we all come on a visit! :-D Great work and much love in this!
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Posted by Kekso on 20 Apr 2017, 09:52

Susofrick wrote:This looks exactly like a dio that I would love to look at in real life!


Excellent comment. This dio is a gold medal winner for sure.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 20 Apr 2017, 09:59

Dear Gunnar you are welcome. Ι will be glad to see you here. :-D
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 20 Apr 2017, 10:03

My dear Kostis,

Only a man with a beautiful soul and a great hart can make such a diorama.

:love:

All the many questions I had for almost a year about 'what and how' are answered by the pictures of this final work.

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I can not see the rat yet but we all expect many close ups of course. :-D

Well done well done. The overall composition works surprisingly well. That is because you direct the attention of the spectators to the left side by different ways: there is Grandpa lifting up his youngest child, but also the scenery buildings behind him are the highest here. So it is very a-symetrical - used in a perfect way. Even Rembrandt would be satisfied with it.
Another successful decision of yours is the diagonally situated road. This saves the overall composition from becoming too square.
To my taste your use of colors for scenery and figures is remarkably good. It looks very realistic, a little bit worn out and dirty here or there, and at the same time its very colorful, romantic and attractive.

Apart from the remarkable clothing patterns that have been praised so much in your WIP report already, I have to say your use of small vegetation, grass and vegetables is as good as one can get it. Well done well done my friend.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 20 Apr 2017, 10:28

Mr Crynns, are you losing your keen eye?

The rat is on the cart with a watchful cat about to pounce!

Lovely composition although they seem very well stocked with animals for a wartime science.

Very nice indeed and a totally different concept.

Well done.

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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 20 Apr 2017, 10:34

Thanks mr. Dodson! :oops:

C M Dodson wrote:The rat is on the cart with a watchful cat about to pounce!


Oh yes now I see. This adds to the good composition: some action in the near right corner :-D
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Posted by sberry on 20 Apr 2017, 10:49

It is a very beautiful scene, very colorful, but none of the colors are unnaturally bright. The overall quaility and the detail is so good, one might think this is a larger scale such as 1/35, not 1/72.
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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 20 Apr 2017, 11:00

Hi Kostis,

a wonderful personal diorama!!! :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

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Posted by Hellboy on 20 Apr 2017, 11:54

Speechless! :shock: Everything is great! The diorama is a masterpiece! :yeah: Great figures, fantastic painting, a beautiful building, a very nice wooden base including name badge. And what makes me very enthusiastic are the many many beautiful animals !!! I love the diorama! :-D
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Posted by despertaferro on 20 Apr 2017, 12:10

Dear Kostis, this is in my opinion one of the best dioramas ever seen in these pages.
It has a very unusual quality, real but difficult to reproduce in miniature and seldom seen: romanticism, balance and delicacy.

I'm sure it tells us also something about yourself...

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Posted by Graeme on 20 Apr 2017, 12:46

Absolutely wonderful!

I know I've seen all of the elements in close up while you were making them but seeing them all come together in the final scene is something quite magical.

The old tree trunk with the swing attached is just perfect for the scene.

A beautiful idea beautifully realised.
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Posted by Rathgeb on 20 Apr 2017, 12:50

despertaferro wrote:Dear Kostis, this is in my opinion one of the best dioramas ever seen in these pages.


I agree 100% with this! And still better: it's a dio which makes you feel well. You can't look at it without smiling.

My very highest compliments!
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Posted by Wiking on 20 Apr 2017, 14:42

Congratulations to your work of art.
Beginning from the roof of the house to the frame of these masterpiece.
All is done with love to detail, realism of a skillful hand.

It is unusual that nearly 2/3 of a Dio is for animals, sheep, dog, chicken ... and don`t forget the pigeons.
The dog, halve in his tube attached to a chain is nice.

Graeme wrote:
The old tree trunk with the swing attached is just perfect for the scene.
My thought too. A very good solution for the tree.

The only miss is more close up pic from different angel.

I bow to a true master of Diorama 1/72 modelling.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 20 Apr 2017, 14:54

Peter wrote:

I agree 100% with this! And still better: it's a dio which makes you feel well. You can't look at it without smiling.


My reaction to this astonishingly well executed work of art has been a bit different. Perhaps because I have a son similar in age to the one being tenderly lifted; perhaps because of all the death and misery being perpetrated on our world during the current times; perhaps knowing about about the creator's own thinking that he generously shared with us as he walked us through the steps of his work: I see a profound anti-war message in this dio. It caused me to shed more than a few tears.

Thanks so much for sharing this with us Kostis.
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Posted by Jaques on 20 Apr 2017, 15:11

Hi my friend. :yeah:

Wonderful job. Fantastic!
One of the most beautiful 1/72 dioramas I've ever seen . :love: :love: :love: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Posted by Ben90 on 20 Apr 2017, 15:29

Fantastic! Looks like a larger scale. Everything is perfectly done!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 20 Apr 2017, 16:03

My friends,I really Thank you from my heart! :notworthy:

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:a rat seems to have double trouble, though the frightened donkey break through the gate

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The donkey was eating here, when... :-D
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Posted by Konrad on 20 Apr 2017, 16:15

A story from your family from a hart time.
I am deeply impressed and touched.
My respect.
A beautiful and perfect dio.
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Posted by stenfalk on 20 Apr 2017, 19:09

It's a pleasure to be able to see your finished work. On the one hand, because you have really created a fantastic diorama. You don't show only precision of modeling, fantastic craftsmanship and love for detail. It seems you open a door and allow us a look into your soul. And what i see is the soul of a very sensitive and loving, but nevertheless tradition-conscious and proud man.

I consider it a great happiness to have met this man here.

And obviously i'm not the only one who feels that way. When reading the comments to your work i was deeply touched one more time.

I consider it also a great happiness to meet so many men who are able to see more in your diorama than a diorama.

A truly outstanding work...
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