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Jim Bertges

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LIttle Model Builder
« on: February 27, 2009, 12:16:30 PM »
Here's a look at a new, off the wall kind of diorama I recently completed. I hope to have all the details of its construction explained in an article in an upcoming issue of Kitbuilders Magazine.

The setting before total completion.


The young fella in his room happily painting his new kit.
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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 12:25:34 PM »
Pretty cool, but how big is this thing? Are those full size kits?
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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 02:39:45 PM »
looks like one hell of a lot of work went into that!  How tiny are those  miniature kits?  Give us a pic with something in comparison, so we can see the scale, please....?

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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 04:45:33 PM »
Jim, I absolutely LOVE that!!! It's MY basement monster room, hahaha! How did you know? ;D

Excellent piece, more pics of it pleaaaaassseeee!


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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 06:02:13 PM »
Cool!

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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 06:17:59 PM »
WOW!! That's something else.
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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2009, 06:41:58 PM »
Yow that is way cool! Very excellent diorama! As for the scale...just use the Dollar Tree figures on the shelves  (  :

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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2009, 08:40:06 PM »
"...He's a maniac, maniac...."!!!

Wild piece Jim! Yes, please show us scale. The only thing i think I recognize is the sprue in the wastebasket, which would make this a pretty small dio, indeed!
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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009, 11:05:10 PM »
Interesting idea. It looks like the little guy has as many model kits to do behind him as I do. What is the scale?
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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2009, 01:15:21 PM »
Thanks very much for all your kind comments and interest. This was a fun piece to put together and sent me searching all my bits and pieces for stuff to fill the shelves. If I were to assign a scale to the piece I'd say approximately 1/6. The figure of the Kitbuilder is converted from a recently reissued Hawk Frantics kit, he's the guy with the bongos.

Packy's right that those monsters on the shelf are the Dollar Tree figures. They've been altered and given bases.

The base of the piece is 12x12 and the walls are 17 inches high. If you look closely, you might recognize some of the figures on the shelves.
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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2009, 11:50:40 AM »
Jim, that is so cool!  You always do these wild, imagnative projects that come out looking fantastic.  I've said it before and I will keep saying it, "I love your work!"

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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2009, 03:04:47 PM »
Thanks, Andy. I've got plenty more ideas where this one came from, I just need time to execute them.

In the meantime, here's a peek at some of this little guy's shelves.



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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2009, 11:14:34 PM »
Really cool, Jim.  And a great idea!
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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2009, 02:49:17 AM »
That looks like a terrifying amount of work.  It just throbs with sheer monster obsession.  It is almost frightening to see, like reading Jack Torrence's manuscript in The Shining.
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Re: LIttle Model Builder
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2009, 10:06:48 AM »




Say, did you paint three of the old Galaxy Raiders figures for this pic? I see the little square robot, the lady at the computer console, and the Buck Rogers-wannabe figure. Very cool!
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