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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 26 Aug 2018, 10:14

My dear friends,
some of you may thing that it is too early for this post, but the reason is that early this year I faced some major health problems. As soon as I could model again I started this dio, something I wanted a long time ago, with the thought: Now that you can! ..... But I've finished it now and do not want to wait till Christmas to post . :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 26 Aug 2018, 11:31

Kostis Ornerakis wrote: some of you may thing that it is too early for this post


There is Facebook group called Nativity scene builders. They're active whole year. So, no, you're not too early. Where did you get such beautiful figures in 1/72?

Work is beautuful, btw. Like looking ad 3d printed artistic paint. :shock:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 26 Aug 2018, 11:50

Hohoho, this is a cool vignette.
Don't mind its summer now, hope your health is better now.
Merry Summer my friend, keep up the good work!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 26 Aug 2018, 18:13

Thank you Dali & Remco.
@ Kekso:
The figures are Hecker Goros KSHG 240, the animals are Preiser exept the donkey which is a modification by me, of the Atlantic one. Also the standing camel is the Airfix one with some extra cargo.
Extra figures than Hecker Goros set are:
1. the villager with the red robe and the amphora, which is a modification of a Fredericous Med007 fig.
2.flying angel is a redused 28mm Reaper miniatures with an Alex's face
3. standing & talking angel is a Nikolai medieval monk (med07) with an Alex's head (VA103KnightlyLife) and wings from a 54mm Historex dead duck. :-D
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Posted by Wiking on 26 Aug 2018, 18:37

Again.
What should I write. Fantastic, great as always.
High level modelling.

Oh I find something I am not so impressed.
These winged things. It is too tacky for me.

It is a typical model from Kostis.
The painting of all figures, and the groundwork.
Several segments of figures reduced or trimmed to refine it so well.

You do a high variation of model theme. That is rare in this forum.
Your own history, policeman, ancient ships, steam ship. and now this one.

Superb !
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Posted by Marvin on 26 Aug 2018, 21:02

It's never to early to see a scene made like this! You're shading of the figures is a joy to see. The shepherd with the fleece coat in particular is beautifully painted :-D
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 26 Aug 2018, 23:24

Another masterpiece from our beloved Kostis!!

I hope you will send some pics to Mr. Cryns in case he does not see them here.

I am very glad to hear your health has improved and you are able to model again.

Now do another, and show us the next one. :D
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Posted by Graeme on 27 Aug 2018, 04:47

Well, it's not long after the "Christmas in July" thing they do here in the Southern Hemisphere so no problem with the timing.

This is quite beatiful Kostis, I'm happy to see it now and I think you should post it again at christmas time.
As Marvin said your shading is exquisite, I see real animals and real people wearing real clothing and I can't take my eyes off the baggage on the kneeling camel . Scenery and composition are perfect too. Like Wiking I'm not so keen on the flying Angel but I love the standing Angel and think it fits the scene perfectly.

I do hope your health problems are behind you now, it's good to see that your painting hand and eye are as good as ever.
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Posted by Susofrick on 27 Aug 2018, 07:53

This is so great I don't know if I have words! Christmas comes just once each year, but you gave us at least twice! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 27 Aug 2018, 10:24

Beautifuly crafted work as always.

Christmas starts in the UK around September if the retailers can get away with it!

Best wishes,

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Posted by Bill Slavin on 27 Aug 2018, 14:05

Oh, that is really beautiful! I did have to go back and check out the dead duck wings on the standing angel.
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 27 Aug 2018, 14:56

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!-!-! The shading of your figures is astonishing! Never too late, never too early for such inspiring works! I am glad you found the time to finish it
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 27 Aug 2018, 18:20

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:...early this year I faced some major health problems...


First of all, Kostis, I'm happy that you have regained your health. This is the most important thing.

Having said that, what can I say of your diorama? Just that it's another masterpiece, as always, with lot of detail everywhere. :love:

I'm sure: when I grow up I want to be like yoy. ;-)

My very best congratulations.

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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 27 Aug 2018, 19:34

Dear friends, Erik, Marvin, Bluefalchion, Graeme, Gunnar, Chris, Bill, Andrea and Santi, thank you very much for your nice comments. I'm really excited about your friendly approach. :notworthy: :-D

@ Santi
Although you are an excellent modeller, I wish you all my best but have in mind that when I was younger I was a rather good looking guy but now I am an oversized old man. :-D
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 28 Aug 2018, 23:19

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:@ Santi Although you are an excellent modeller, I wish you all my best but have in mind that when I was younger I was a rather good looking guy but now I am an oversized old man.


Thank you for your kind words, friend Kostis. :-D

And don't worry, I think all of us were better good looking when we were younger than today , haha. :lol:

Best regards. :thumbup:

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Posted by stenfalk on 30 Aug 2018, 20:55

Dear Kostis, what an impressive scene! And what proof of your outstanding modeling skills. It shocked me a bit, that you were ill. Unfortunately, since I was only rarely active in the forum for several months, I only found out today. I regret that I did not have the opportunity to wish you strength earlier. But I am very happy that you are feeling better.
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Posted by MaSt on 31 Aug 2018, 09:39

I love nativity scenes and your dio it's a real piece of art. Thanks for sharing. Now you have a lot of time before Christmas so I hope to see something new from you :)
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Posted by Carlos on 31 Aug 2018, 12:19

dear Kostis, again a magnificent work, every figure and every detail is a jewel for the eyes.
These figures (in reality they are not figures but characters and you have managed to get everyone to play their role in the dirorama) they are mounted and painted with your usual quality.
These angels are impressives!!
And about Christmas, all year should be Christmas. If we lived every day with the same spirit that we live on Christmas day we would have a better world.
I hope that your health is well and that we can see your work for many, many Christmases.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 02 Sep 2018, 20:06

Thank you Torsten, Marco and Carlos.
I have to admit that sometimes I focus on something and I lose many others. My main goal with the flying angel was to reduce an existing good model, but the wings of the reduced figure were not that good and I did not even notice it.

Of course I am working a new one
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Again an Alex's head (VA103KnightlyLife) :-D
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Posted by Peter on 02 Sep 2018, 20:56

I'm getting in the mood! :merrychristmas: :merrychristmas: :merrychristmas:

Masterclass work Kostis! Art can be shown whole year! :thumbup:
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