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He Walked on Water
YellowHammer
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 08:21 AM UTC
Outstanding work. Love the sculpting and painting. It really gives a sense of the emotions of the subjects.
27-1025
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 05:46 AM UTC
New to this section of the KitMaker Network, I just wanted to chime in on how much I like this piece.
ahandykindaguy
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 04:18 AM UTC
Spirited work Doug, love the overall sense of motion.

DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:42 PM UTC
thanks everyone.
Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 06:20 PM UTC
I am trying not to curse on this one but, holy crap what a nice work!

Must be so satisfying to sculpt (and paint) like this.....

best regards,
Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 07:11 AM UTC
Very original piece! I always enjoy seeing what comes off of your workbench. Along with the beautiful final result, thanks for sharing the process!☀️

—mike
Grip84
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 06:22 AM UTC
Outstanding work, Doug, nicely rendered and painted figures. You're obviously blessed with superb talent.

Scott
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 06:12 AM UTC
this diorama is now complete


DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 07:45 AM UTC
Hey Russ
Thanks
I have had the honor of knowing a lot of great modelers including men like Shep Paine and Rick Rutter and have been able to ask a lot of questions.


Doug
Kevlar06
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 05:52 AM UTC
Just simply outstanding--no, excellent. I've been painting figures for 50 years now-- but yours are simply outstanding--you and Jerry Rutman certainly have a knack. Something about the way you blend colors and shadows from dark to light-- it definitely reminds me of the old Monogram-Merite 54mm figure painting guides from years ago. Is that where you picked it up?
VR, Russ
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 04:12 AM UTC
figures are done and now I am working on the water. The water was first sculpted to get the deep waves and then painted dark blues getting lighter at the tips of the waves. I then applied a layer of a stuff called water effects from Vallejo. it is very much like thick white glue but dries very clear and glossy, and is thick enough to use to shape the waves and texture of the water.


DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 03:51 AM UTC
other than his left hand which will be sculpted onto the wrist of Peter, Jesus is now done and ready to be placed onto the water
DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 04:27 AM UTC
progress on the sculpt

DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 06:29 AM UTC
starting to paint Jesus
Bravo1102
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:02 AM UTC
That is beautiful. I feel like I am looking at a 3 dimensional recreation of a painting by a Renaissance master. Sublime.
captfue
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 08:50 AM UTC
Great work and nice that you would do this.
Steven000
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 08:06 AM UTC
Sweet Jesus! Very nice!
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:32 AM UTC
more paint on Peter
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:31 AM UTC
I use a 5 power optivisor for every scale so i feel your pain.
Robert110
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 09:54 PM UTC
uff 54mm ! I'm working on my 1/9 bust with optivisor , for this scale I will have to buy electronic microscope , nice nice work... happy to see this part of forum getting alive
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 08:06 PM UTC
As far as doing a scene from the bible or the life of Christ, don't feel bad that you have never thought of doing anything like this and know that I approach this with a lot of fear of failing, but just wanted to do something nice for my wife. I sculpted the hair on Jesus three times before I thought it looked ok.

sometimes I just need to stretch a little, hope it works.

Doug
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 08:01 PM UTC
thanks guys, and it is 54mm scale
Kevlar06
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 11:29 AM UTC
Doug,
Again this is truly a work of art. I suspect you are an artist masquerading as a modeler. You could do this kind of work for a great deal of money. I hope this one is going into a museum or even better, a church museum-- you truly have captured the scriptures in 3D. What scale is this?
VR, Russ
YellowHammer
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 09:23 AM UTC
Absolutely excellent work. I really like the sculpting and positioning of the figures and the painting so far. I too had not thought of modeling biblical scenes but you are doing this masterfully. I eagerly await further updates of your progress.
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 08:23 AM UTC
Doug,

Bravo! Superb work! I am embarrassed to admit that I have never thought of doing a diorama of a scene from the Bible.

Thank you for this.

:-H